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Last modified: September 8, 2015
Guide to the Colgate Founders collection
Creator :Colgate University. Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Colgate Founders collection
Extent: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Collection is open for research.
Thirteen men are traditionally credited with founding a school for the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York in 1819. The institution became known as Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution, then Madison University, and, finally, Colgate University. The thirteen men are: John Bostwick, Joel W. Clark, Thomas Cox, Daniel Hascall, Charles W. Hull, Nathaniel Kendrick, Amos Kingsley, Jonathan Olmstead, Samuel Osgood, Elisha Payne, Samuel Payne, Robert Powell, and Peter Philanthropos Roots.
Howard Williams, A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 8-9, http://cu-cel.org/cuhist/.
Scope and Contents
This is an artificial collection containing documents created by seven of the thirteen founders of Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (later Colgate University). It includes correspondence, deeds, Robert Powell's autobiography, and Elisha Payne's will. Also included is a letter from Orrin B. Judd, an 1841 graduate of the institution.
Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries
Allyson Smally and Sara Klik, April 2014.
September 2, 2015: Filing title added by Frances Holmes
Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known), A1136, Colgate Founders Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.