Kingsley memorial collection 1696-1934


Kingsley memorial collection 1696-1934

The collection is composed of family correspondence, diaries, and legal, financial, and professional papers which document the lives of several members of the Kingsley family or of the related Coit, Gilman, Upham, and Farnam families. One third of the collection concerns James Luce Kingsley, his tenure on the Yale faculty, and his classical and historical scholarship. Another third of the collection relates to the life and work of William Lathrop Kingsley, especially his editorship of the New Englander and his service to Yale College and the Class of 1843. The remaining third of the collection recounts the lives of family members in Norwich, Connecticut; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Canandaigua, New York; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during the first half of the nineteenth century. The European and world travels of family members and the life of the Upham family during the War of 1812 are highlighted in the collection.

7.5 linear feet


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Dwight, Timothy, 1828-1916 (person)

Congregational minister, president of Yale. From the description of Letters of Timothy Dwight [manuscript], 1894-1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812954 Timothy Dwight was born on November 16, 1828 in Norwich, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale College in 1849 (B.A.) and 1852 (M.A.). Dwight was licensed to preach in 1855 and ordained in 1861. He served Yale College as tutor (1851-1855), assistant professor (1858-1861) and professor of Sacred Liter...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (person)

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Kingsley family (family)

James Luce Kingsley was born in 1778 and graduated from Yale College in 1799. From 1801 to 1851 he taught at Yale College. Kingsley was a scholar of history, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and also served as librarian of Yale College and editor of the Triennial Catalogue . He died in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1852. GEORGE THEODORE KINGSLEY, the eldest son of Professor James L. Kingsley (Yale 1799), was born in New Haven on August 25, 1812. After graduation he spe...

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Coit family. (family)

Thompson, Elizabeth, 1821-1899 (person)

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Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864 (person)

Benjamin Silliman was a chemist and naturalist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1805. From the description of Correspondence, 1808-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466220 Physician and chemist of New Haven, Connecticut. From the description of Note, 1853, Sept. 28 : New Haven, Connecticut, to Isaac Waldron. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359361 Educator and scientist. From the description of Papers of...

Yale College (1887- ). Class of 1949 (corporateBody)

Farmer, John, 1789-1838 (person)

John Farmer, son of John and Lydia (Richardson) Farmer, was born 12 June 1789 Chelmsford, MA; he was an antiquarian and pioneer of American genealogy; he died 13 August 1838 Concord, NH. From the description of John Farmer papers, 1810-1834. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 185145659 Corresponding secretary of New Hampshire Historical Society. From the description of Letters to Samuel Gardner Drake and Francis Jackson, 1828 June-18...

Upham family. (family)

Woolsey, Theodore Dwight, 1801-1889 (person)

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Kingsley, Hannah Louise Upham, 1821-1884. (person)

Hoadley, George, 1781-1857. (person)

Blake, Elizabeth Coit Kingsley, 1830-1914. (person)

Kingsley, Henry Coit, 1815-1886 (person)

Webster, Noah, 1758-1843 (person)

American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, word enthusiast, and editor; b. in Hartford, Conn.; attended Yale and taught school in the Hartford area; moved to New Haven, Conn., in 1798. From the description of Noah Webster papers, 1786-1980. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 319706045 Noah Webster (1758-1843) was an American lexicographer, author and editor. He is best known for his spellers (early spelling textbooks) and his ...

Gilman, Edward W. (Edward Whiting), 1823-1900 (person)

Goodrich, William H. (William Henry), 1823-1874 (person)

Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908 (person)

American educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to W. Reid, 1871 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269584399 Biographical Note: Daniel Coit Gilman was an educator and first president of The Johns Hopkins University. From the description of Daniel Coit Gilman papers, 1773-1925. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48134620 Daniel Coit Gilman: president of the University of California, 1872-1875; president of Johns Hop...

Yale University. Faculty. (corporateBody)

Perit, Maria Coit, 1793-1885. (person)

Kingsley, George Theodore, 1812-1842. (person)

Atterbury, William Wallace, 1823-1911 (person)

Porter, Noah, 1811-1892 (person)

Noah Porter: Congregational clergyman, educator, president of Yale College; B.A., Yale, 1831; studied at the Yale Divinity School with Nathaniel W. Taylor; ordained in 1836; from 1843-1846 pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts; president of Yale from 1871-1886. From the description of Noah Porter papers, 1781-1889 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169079 Congregational minister, metaphysician, author, and president of Yale. ...

Kingsley, Lydia Coit, 1789-1861. (person)

Worcester, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1784-1865 (person)

Lexicographer. From the description of Letter : Cambridge, Mass., to Wm. A. Whitehead, New York, 1838 Oct. 1. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28996371 American lexicographer, engaged in a "War of Dictionaries" with Noah Webster. From the description of Joseph Emerson Worcester letters [manuscript], 1821, 1861. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647999587 ...

Farnam, Elizabeth Upham Kingsley, 1860-1951. (person)

Farnam family (family)

Gilman family. (family)

Upham, Eliza Adams, 1785-1854. (person)

Day, Jeremiah, 1773-1867 (person)

President of Yale College. From the description of Jeremiah Day letter, 1837 Mar. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 747722580 From the description of Autograph, signed : Yale College, 1838 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535739 Author of Algebra (1814). President of Yale University, 1817-1846. From the description of Letter of recommendation, Connecticut, [18--?]. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122529651 ...

Coit, Daniel Lathrop, 1754-1833 (person)

The son of Dr. Joseph and Lydia Lathrop Coit of New London. Aprrenticed to his Lathrop uncles in Norwich to learn the medicinal drug business, eventually taking over the company on Thomas Lathrop's retirement. From the description of Papers, 1776-1820. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 57617785 Resident of Norwich, Connecticut, and original shareholder in the Connecticut Land Company. From the description of Papers, 1815-1819 / Daniel Lathrop Coit. (...