King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812

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City surveyor of Washington, D.C.

From the description of Letter, 1797 Jan. 6. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70953010

Family of Nicholas King, English-born engineer and surveyor of the city of Washington, D.C., including his son-in-law, Maj. William Wade, U.S. Army ordnance officer and, later, part owner of a series of steam engine and cannon foundries in Pittsburgh, Pa., and his grandson, Nicholas King Wade, engineer and foundry owner.

From the description of Nicholas King family papers, 1792-1987 (bulk 1792-1811). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983653

Nicholas King (1771-1812), an English born surveyor and architect, the first surveyor of Washington, D.C. He was born in Yorkshire, the oldest son of Robert and Mary Clark King. His father was a prominent land surveyor. In October 1793, King and his friend Joshua John Moore, an astronomer, left for America on the Hunter, under the command of Captain John Hacker of New York. He arrived to New York in January 1794, and a month later left for Philadelphia. There he was employed by Robert Morris as a surveyor and draftsman. In 1796, he moved to Washington.

From the description of Journals of Nicholas King 1793, Oct. 12 -- 1805, May : typescript. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 713974132

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creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Nicholas King family papers, 1792-1987 (bulk 1792-1811). Library of Congress
creatorOf Nicholas King Family Papers, 1792-1987, (bulk 1792-1861) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which is situated the mansion house and grave yard of the Widow Young. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. A plan exhibiting the squares on which Robert Peters buildings stood on the tract of land called Mexico, within the city of Washington. Library of Congress
creatorOf Records of the Government of the District of Columbia. 1791 - 1978. Maps, Plans, and Atlases
creatorOf Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896. Plan of square 183 in the city of Washington on which is shewn the situation of a log dwelling house belonging to Samuel Davidson, original proprietor of the square. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Plan of part of the city of Washington : on which is shewn the squares, lots, &c., divided between William Prout Esq'r and the Commissioners of the Federal Buildings, agreeably to the deed of trust / laid down from a scale of 200 feet pr. inch by N. King, 1800. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which is situated a house belonging to Robert Peter. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which Mess'rs Lynch and Sands mansion house stands. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which is situated a mansion-house belonging to James M. Lingan. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Plan of part of the city of Washington shewing the situation of the buildings belonging to Mr. Dan'l Carroll of Duddington. Library of Congress
referencedIn Editorial Files for, Jefferson's Western Explorations, 2003-2004 Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. [Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwether Lewis, tracing showing the Mississippi, the Missouri for a short distance above Kansas, Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Winnipeg, and the country onwards to the Pacific]. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which is situated a house and grave yard belonging to David Burns : at present occupied by James Burns. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which is situated a mansion house belonging to Samuel Blodget. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. [Partial cadastral map of southern part of Georgetown, Washington D.C.]. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city on which Mrs. Prouts house stands : [Washington D.C.]. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which Mr. Youngs mill stands. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Journals of Nicholas King 1793, Oct. 12 -- 1805, May : typescript. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Davidge, Walter D. (Walter Dorsey), 1823-1901. Davidge family business records, 1796-1912. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Letter, 1797 Jan. 6. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of part of the city of Washington shewing the situation of the mansion-house, grave-yard & buildings belonging to Mr. Notley Young : original proprietor of that part of the city. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which is situated a mansion house and grave-yard belonging to Abraham Young. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which is situated the mansion-house & grave yard belonging to Mr. Geo. Walker. Library of Congress
creatorOf Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809. Map of part of the continent of North America : whereon is laid down the Missouri, Jeffersons, Lewis's, Clarks, and the Columbia, Rivers, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean, as corrected by the celestial observations of Messr. Lewis & Clark during their tours of discovery in 1805 / copied from Lewis & Clarks map by N. King for the War Departmt. of U.S., between 1807 and 1808?. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896. Map of that part of the city in which Mrs. Fenwicks house stands : [Washington D.C.]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896. Map of that part of the city of Washington on which is situated the house and grave-yard belonging to the heirs of John Davidson. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. [Cadastral map of part of S.W. Washington D.C. showing land tracts and buildings belonging to Notley Young]. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812. Plan of part of the city of Washington, in the vicinity of the upper Eastern Branch ferry, shewing the situation of the buildings & grave yards belonging to the Widow Wheler. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Blodget, Samuel, 1757-1814 person
associatedWith Burns, David, 18th cent. person
associatedWith Burns, James person
associatedWith Carroll, Daniel, 1764-1849 person
associatedWith Clark, William, 1770-1838. person
correspondedWith Cooper, Mark A. (Mark Anthony), 1800-1885 person
associatedWith Diggs, Widow person
associatedWith Erickson, Doug person
associatedWith Hunter (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Arthur, fl. 1797 person
associatedWith King family. family
associatedWith King family. family
associatedWith King, Robert, 1740-1817. person
associatedWith Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) corporateBody
associatedWith Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809. person
associatedWith Lingan, James M. person
associatedWith Merchant, Paul person
associatedWith Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831. person
associatedWith Moore, Joshua. person
associatedWith Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. person
associatedWith Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 person
associatedWith Peter, Robert, 1726-1806 person
associatedWith Prout, William person
associatedWith Prout, William, Mrs. person
associatedWith Skinner, Jeremy person
associatedWith Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wade, Elizabeth Stone, 1840-1913 person
associatedWith Wade family. family
associatedWith Wade family. family
associatedWith Wade, Nicholas King, 1823-1899. person
associatedWith Wade, William, 1789-1875. person
associatedWith Walker, George, ca. 1752-ca. 1817 person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Wheler, Elizabeth person
associatedWith Young, Abraham person
associatedWith Young, Notley person
associatedWith Young, Ruth, Widow person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Berlin (Germany)
England
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Northwestern States
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
New York (N.Y.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Europe
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Pennsylvania
Washington (D.C.)
England
Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Pennsylvania
Washington (D.C.)
Russia
Pennsylvania
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Berlin (Germany)
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Arsenals
Public buildings--Washington (D.C.)
Public buildings
Ordnance--Europe
Mansions--Maps--Early works to 1800
Surveyors--Archives
Real property--Maps
Manuscript maps
Buildings--Maps--Early works to 1800
Arsenals--Europe
Surveying--Washington (D.C.)
Land owners--Maps
Ordnance
Iron industry
British Americans--Archives
Real property--Maps--Early works to 1800
Waterfronts--Maps--Early works to 1800
Streets--Charts, diagrams, etc.--Early works to 1800
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Voyages and travels
Ordnance--Russia
Architecture
Iron industry--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
Iron
Surveying
Real property
Occupation
Surveyors
Engineers
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Birth 1771

Death 1812

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