|Creator:||Rutgers College. Office of the President.|
|Title:||Guide to the Queen's and Rutgers College Presidents' Collection|
|Date:||1774-1983, 1785-1932 (bulk)|
|Quantity:||2.1 cubic feet (5 manuscript boxes)|
|Abstract:||The Queen's and Rutgers College presidents' Collection features material from 1774 through 1983, with the bulk of the material falling between 1785 and 1932. Items include newspaper clippings, correspondence, commencement addresses, inaugural addresses, and published sermons. Presidents served as both leaders responsible for public addresses and administrators steering the future of the institution, particularly in the form of fundraising efforts. Also included in the collection is genealogical correspondence with descendants of the presidents.|
|Collection No.||R-MC 116|
|Language:||English,one item in Latin, and one item in Hebrew.|
|Repository:||Rutgers University. Special Collections and University Archives|
While Queen's College received a charter in 1766, financial hardships and political divisions challenged the new school, and the first student did not graduate until 1774. The Dutch Reformed Church divided over Queen's College and the planned Theological Seminary, torn over increasing regional church power in America and educating students locally, or continuing to send students to Holland for education. Sectional controversies added to this dispute, resulting in little support for the first several years of Queen's College. One commencement occurred in 1774, and then Queen's College was disrupted by the Revolutionary War and the British occupation of New Brunswick. Jacob Hardenbergh, the Trustee credited with overseeing much of the college's earliest operations, officiated at this graduation. Hardenbergh later served as the first President of Queen's College beginning in 1785 until his death in 1790.
During most of the early life of Queen's College, church powers and college officials attempted to recruit Dutch-educated John Henry Livingston to be President. Livingston's appointment promised the support of Dutch officials, and he was widely recognized for his leadership ending the schism in the Dutch church. However, Livingston's ties to the Hudson River Valley and New York were stronger than his interest in the faltering new college. Livingston's early repeated refusals to assume the presidency resulted in two acting presidents, Reverend William Linn (1791-1795), and later Reverend Ira Condict (1795-1810). This was a period of great financial hardship for the college, and from 1795 until 1808 the college remained closed with only theological instruction and the grammar school continuing to operate. Ira Condict's fundraising efforts within the Reformed Dutch Church revived the college, and led to building Old Queen's, Rutgers' oldest remaining structure. In 1810, with Condict's illness, Livingston finally relocated to New Brunswick, devoting his attention to the still underfunded Queen's College. Livingston's prestige added to the strength of the seminary, but the college continued to struggle, and in 1816 closed for a second time. With Livingston's death in 1825, Philip Milledoler (1825-1840) assumed the presidency reinvigorating the college and seminary. Under Milledoler, Queen's College was renamed Rutgers College in honor of the prominent Revolutionary War veteran and philanthropist from New York City, Colonel Henry Rutgers.
The administration of Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck (1840-1850), Milledoler's successor, marked a shift in the relationship between the church and the college. Hasbrouck was the first lay leader of the college, and his administration oversaw a more secular shift. Following Hasbrouck's resignation in 1850, the trustees chose a president with both strong ties to Queen's College and national prominence. Theodore Frelinghuysen came to Rutgers College with family ties to the first tutor at Queen's College, and substantial personal experience in politics. By the end of Frelinghuysen's presidency, he fired the entire faculty (except the recently hired George H. Cook), established a separate Theological Hall, furthering the separation of the Seminary from the College. Frelinghuysen produced notable expansions in enrollments, although the outbreak of the Civil War upset this trend just before his death in 1862.
Following Frelinghuysen's death, Rutgers College finally started to see some of the necessary endowments arrive, but the institution still failed to offset operational costs. Reverend William H. Campbell (1862-1882) embarked on several major fundraising efforts, which substantially increased resources and programming at Rutgers. Campbell also acquired land grant funding for Rutgers College. Retiring due to ill health in 1882, he remained in the area with strong ties to the college until his death in 1890.
His successor, Merrill Edward Gates (1882-1890) receives credit for developing relations with the State of New Jersey and bringing in substantive state funding for Rutgers, resulting in scholarships and expanding the campus. Gates oversaw several pieces of the transformation to a modern university, adopting professors with doctoral degrees and increasing enrollment from 70 students to 300 students. However, his career as an education administrator led him to leave Rutgers for the presidency of Amherst College in 1890.
The following links are directed to short biographical essays on the Queen's and Rutgers College presidents represented in the collection:
Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1736-1790) President, 1785-1790
William A. Linn (1752-1808)President Pro-Tempore, 1791-1795
Ira N. Condict (1764-1811) President, 1795-1810
John Henry Livingston (1746-1825), President 1810-1825
Philip Milledoler (1775-1852), President 1825-1840
Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck (1791-1879), President 1840-1850
Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1862), President 1850-1862
William H. Campbell (1808-1890), President 1862-1882
Merrill Edward Gates (1848-1922), President 1882-1890
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The Queen's and Rutgers College Presidents' collection contains approximately 5 boxes, or 2.1 feet of material, spanning 1774 through 1983. The bulk of the material dates from between 1785 and 1932. The records are arranged into nine different series to reflect each of the nine Presidential administrations they document.
The Presidential administrations included in this collection are: Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh, William A. Linn, Ira N. Condict, John H. Livingston, Philip Milledoler, Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck, Theodore Frelinghuysen, William H. Campbell, and Merrill E. Gates. Within each series, the items are arranged chronologically.
The first five series are largely sermons and addresses presented by the President to organizations or churches and later published, or sermons given at the Presidential Inaugurations. Inaugural addresses often included material related to two presidents, but they are filed under the incoming President.
Later series show a shift towards more academic addresses and papers, along with an increase in correspondence and contemporary newspaper clippings. Additionally, more documentation relating to University events, activities, and social gatherings remain in the final three series, including several invitations and programs from specific events.
Many of the letters in the collection from the first half of the 20th century are from presidential descendants with Rutgers Library and Presidential Offices to document family history and create memorials to their ancestors.
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The Queen's and Rutgers College Presidents Collection is arranged into nine series:
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The following links are directed to finding aids to the collections of
later Presidents of Rutgers University, and the Board of Trustees Records:
Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers College Office of the President (Austin Scott), 1865-1937
Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers College Office of the President (William H.S. Demarest) 1890-1928
Inventory to the Records of the Robert C. Clothier Administration, 1925-1952
Inventory to the Records of the Lewis Webster Jones Administration. Group I: Administrative Records, 1951-1958
Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Office of the President (Lewis Webster Jones) Group II: Academic Freedom Cases, 1942-1958
Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Office of the President (Mason Welch Gross), 1936, 1945-1971
Inventory to the Records of the Queen's College, Rutgers College and Rutgers University Board of Trustees: Manuscript Minutes, Enclosures, and Subject Files, 1778-1956
Related collection also at Special Collections and University Archives:
Guide to the Elizabeth R. Boyd Historical Collection on Rutgers University, 1795-1956, R-MC 089,
These items come from the collections of Rutgers
McCormick, Richard P. Rutgers: A Bicentennial History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1966.
William A. Linn
Linn, William. A collection of the essays on the subject of episcopacy, which originally appeared in the Albany, New York Centinel: and which are ascribed principally to the Rev. Dr. Linn, the Rev. Mr. Beasley, and Thomas Y. How, Esq.: with additional notes and remarks, 1806. X-QNS: BV670.L5: Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Linn, William. Serious considerations on the election of a President: addressed to the citizens of the United States, 1800. X/Special Collections: E330.L758, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Worcester, Noah. A familiar dialogue, between Cephas & Bereas, in two parts…, 1793. X-Imprint: A793.W922: Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
John H. Livingston
John H. Livingston papers, 1685–1824 (bulk 1769-1810), Manuscripts: MC 987, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Milledoler, Philip. Memoirs, Journals, and other writings, New York, etc. , 1824-1849. 1 reel, microfilm, copied from materials at the New-York Historical Society. Reel D-61, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck
Three letters written by by Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck can be found in the Augustus Hasbrouck Bruyn letters. See Guide to the Augusutus Hasbrouck Bruyn Letters, 1832-1848, R-MC 28, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), "The colonization scheme considered, in its rejection by the colored people, in its tendency to uphold caste, in its unfitness for Christianizing and civilizing the Aborigines of Africa, and for putting a stop to the African Slave Trade: in a letter to the Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen and the Hon. Benjamin F. Butler. Sinclair Collection: Y-2: E448.C81 1840a, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Theodore. Address, before the Merchants' Temperance Society, in the city of New York, January 1842, 1842. Sinclair Collection: Y: HV5295.F868, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Theodore. An address delivered before the Philoclean and Peithessophian Societies of Rutgers College …, 1831. Sinclair Collection: Y: LD4756.2.P566A, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Theodore, and New Jersey. Complainant. New York State, Office of the Supreme Court, NJ Attorney General's Office, United States Supreme Court. Between New-Jersey, complainant, and New-York, defendant. Bill to settle boundary, etc., 1829. Sinclair Collection: Y: F142.B7N5 1829, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Theodore. "An oration: delivered at Princeton, New Jersey, Nov. 16, 1824. Before the New Jersey colonization Society…," 1824. Sinclair Collection: X: E448.F868O, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Theodore. "Speech of Mr. Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey, delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 6, 1830, on the bill for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the Mississippi," 1830. Sinclair Collection: Y: E93.F868, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Theodore. "Speech of Mr. Frelinghuysen on his resolution concerning Sabbath mails in the Senate of the United States, May 8," 1830. Sinclair Collection: Y: HE6497.S8F86, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Green, Henry Woodhull. Letters received, 1844-1893 (bulk 1844). Manuscript Collection: MC 857, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Hasbrouck, Abraham Bruyn and Theodore Frelinghuysen. Addresses, etc. at the inauguration of the Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen: as president of Rutgers College in New Brunswick, at the annual commencement, July 1850, 1850. R-Pubs: LD4757.5 1850, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Jay, William. Letter of the Honorable William Jay, to Hon. Theo. Frelinghuysen, 1844. Special Collections/X: E448.F7, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Letters to David D. Demarest, 1837-1839. R-MC 029, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
William H. Campbell
Campbell, William Henry. A funeral discourse, occasioned by the death of Rev. Andrew Yates, D.D.: delivered before the Classis of Schenectady, in the R.P. Dutch Church, Schenectady, on Sabbath, Nov. 17, 1844, 1844. Alexander Library: BX9543.Y31Ca, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
New Jersey. Legislature, William Henry Campbell, and James McCosh. Addresses delivered in reference to free high schools: before the Legislature of New Jersey, 1871. Sinclair Collection: Y: LB1625.M131A, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Strong, Joseph Paschal. Student notebooks, ca. 1849– ca. 1856. Manuscripts: MC 641, Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
These materials can be found in other archival collections outside of Rutgers University:
Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh
Guide to the Paltsits Collection--Ulster County, New York 1643-1829, New-York Historical Society, New York.
Cockburn Family Land Papers, 1732-1864, SC 7004, New York State Library, Albany, New York.
William Linn, Sermons, (ca.) 1802-1805, DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County, Ithaca, New York.
Ira N. Condict
Ruth W. Condict Diary, 1798-1815, Manuscript Group 324, New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, New Jersey.
John Henry Livingston
John Henry Livingston, Papers, 1813-1829, Joint Archive of Holland Historical Research Center, Holland, Michigan, United States.
Miscellaneous collections, [ca. 1816-1963], Collegiate Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the City of New York.
Philip Milledoler, Notebooks, 8 volumes, MSS BV Milledoler, New-York Historical Society.
Philip Milledoler, Papers, 1785-1857, MSS Philip Milledoler Papers, New-York Historical Society.
Chancellor's Records, 1827-1890; RG 3.0.1; New York University Archives , New York University Libraries.
New York and New Jersey boundary dispute collection 1663-1872, 8 vol, Collection 237, New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen Family Papers, 1799-1924, Manuscript Group 380, New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, New Jersey.
Theodore Frelinghuysen, Newark Clay Club Records, 1844. Collection 922, New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, New Jersey.
Merrill E. Gates
Princeton University, Arthur von Briesen Papers, Series 2: Legal Aid Society, 1900-1918; Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
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Researchers can facilitate access to related materials in other collections by searching the Rutgers University Libraries' online public catalog (IRIS) and other union catalogs under the following index terms used for people, organizations, and subjects represented in these records.
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The Queen's and Rutgers College Presidents' Collection, R-MC 116, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
This collection is composed of assembled material related to the early Presidents of Queen's College and Rutgers College. Materials within this collection were originally housed within the Rutgers Vertical Files (R-VERT) within Special Collections and University Archives.
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This section provides descriptions of the materials found within each series. Each series description is followed by a container list, which gives the titles of the folers and their locations in the numbered boxes that comprise the collection.
|I. Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh, 1774|
|Arrangement: The Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh series consists of two folders.|
|Summary: Jacob Hardenbergh served as the first President of Queen's College, securing the charter for the school from the Royal Government after being rejected by the Classis of Amsterdam. A leader in the movement for local education, he was also a strong supporter of independence during the American Revolution. The first item in this series is an address given at commencement for the first graduating class from Queen's College. This 1774 event honored one graduate. Included in the file is the original written text as well as a typed transcription of the speech. The second item is a letter from Hardenbergh.|
|1||1||Address, Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh,Commencement Address, First Queen's College Graduating Class, 1774|
|Includes typed transcription.|
|2||Letter, Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh to "Papa and Uncle Graham" (Mr. Cornelius Deckter and Daniel Graham, Esq.), November 8, 1788|
|Includes typed transcription.|
|II. William A. Linn, 1791-1913, bulk 1791-1800|
|Arrangement: Arranged Chronologically.|
|Summary: A few brief biographical summaries are the only exception to the sermons delivered by William A. Linn that entirely compose the second series. Most of Linn's sermons relate to current events, particularly national ones, like the death of George Washington and the yellow fever epidemic that occurred in the New York City vicinity in 1793. The biographical summaries are brief paragraphs composed in the early 20th century.|
|1||3||Sermon, William Linn, "The Blessings of America…" (2 copies) preached July 4, 1791|
|4||Sermon, William Linn, "Sermon LVII: Christian Warfare," [The American Preacher, or A Collection of Sermons…v.3], 1791|
|5||Sermon, William Linn, "A Discourse Delivered on the 26th Day of November, 1795, being the day recommended by the Governor of New-York to be observed as a day of Thanksgiving and Prayer on account of the removal of an epidemic fever…" 1795.|
|6||Sermon, William Linn, "A Discourse Delivered April 1, 1800 in the Brick Presbyterian Church before the New-York Missionary Society…" 1800.|
|7||Sermon, William Linn, "A Funeral Eulogy Occasioned by the Death of George Washington…delivered February 22, 1800, before the New-York State Society of the Cincinnati," 1800.|
|8||Biographical Sketches of William A. Linn created by Rutgers College, 1913|
|One item is undated.|
|III. Ira N. Condict, 1800-1932, 1925-1932|
|Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.|
|Summary: The only material from Ira Condict's lifetime available in this series is the published sermon he delivered on the death of George Washington. There are several letters from Reverend Charles B. Condit, a descendant, writing to President William H.S. Demarest and Librarian Alexander S. Graham, offering information on the Condict/Condit family history.|
|1||9||Pamphlet, Ira N. Condict, "A Funeral Discourse Delivered in the Presbyterian Church of New Brunswick, on the 31st of December 1799; the day set apart by the citizens for paying solemn honors to the memory of General George Washington," 1800.|
|10||Letter, Reverend Charles B. Condit to Reverend William H.S. Demarest, Queen's Building Anniversary and Ira Condict genealogy, June 17, 1909|
|11||Clippings, Newspaper articles on the Condict Family's portrait donation, 1925|
|12||Letter, Reverend Charles B. Condit to Alexander S. Graham, Condict Family History and Reverend Ira Condict, November 4, 1931|
|13||Letter, Reverend Charles B. Condit to Alex[ander] S. Graham, portraits of Reverend Ira Condict, November 4, 1931|
|14||Letter, Reverend Charles B. Condit to Reverend William H.S. Demarest, on Reverend Ira Condict's ancestry, October 31, 1932|
|15||Letter, Reverend Charles B. Condit to Reverend John H. Raven, Reminisces of Ira Condict, undated|
|16||Caption summarizing Reverend Ira Condict's contributions to Rutgers College, undated|
|IV. John H. Livingston, 1790-1926, 1790-1825|
|Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.|
|Summary: Livingston's thoughts on the proper organization of Queen's College stand out amongst the numerous sermons he authored in this series, because there is very little material on Rutgers College. There are some legal documents related to the Livingston family and their property, but the bulk of John H. Livingston's papers relate to his career as a religious scholar and leader. Beyond the numerous published sermons delivered by Livingston, this series also offers published materials organizing religious services. The newspaper clippings in this series mainly address Livingston's legacy and places named for him.|
|1||17||Sermon, John H. Livingston, "Oratio Ignauralis…," inscribed to Dom[inie] Gerhard Kuypers by author, 1785|
|18||Sermon, "Sanctuary Blessings," Sermon LX [The American Preacher, or A Collection of Sermons… v.3, published 1791] delivered July 4, 1790|
|19||Essay, John H. Livingston, writing as, "Exodius," on "The Marriage of a Deceased Wife's Sister Incestous," 1798|
|20||Sermon Appendix, "New York Missionary Society sermon at their annual meeting, April 3, 1804," published 1804|
|21||Sermon, John H. Livingston, "The Triumph of the Gospel," delivered before the New York Missionary Society at their annual meeting April 3, 1804, published 1804, 1807, and 1809|
|1804 edition signed by G[erald?] Rutgers. 1807 copy inscribed with Daniel Wood and Samuel Stearns.|
|22||Funeral Service, John H. Livingston "A Funeral Service, or Meditations Adapted to Funeral Addresses," published 1812|
|2 copies, 1 copy inscribed by Livingston to Reverend Dr. Clark.|
|23||Sermon, John H. Livingston, "An Address to the Reformed German Churches in the United States," published 1819|
|24||Unknown, "Eulogy on the Life and Character of the Reverend John H. Livingston," (2 copies) 1825|
|25||Eulogy, Dr. John DeWitt, "A Funeral Discourse Pronounced in the Reformed Dutch Church in New Brunswick: Occasioned by the Decease of the Reverend John H. Livingston," (2 copies) 1825|
|2||1||Receipts and Inventory of Cattle received from Abraham Elwood by D. Voorhees for Henry A. Livingston (2 copies), August 24, 1825|
|2||Article and Genealogical Information, Munsey Magazine, "Prominent American Families: The Livingstons," August 1896|
|article including portrait of J.H. Livingston and genealogical tree is hand-drawn and undated|
|3||Newspaper clippings related to John H. Livingston, 1909-1926|
|4||Letter, President William H. S. Demarest to Mrs. R. R. Crosby, thanking her for her recent donation, June 25, 1910|
|Includes a hand-drawn map or architectural plan.|
|5||John H. Livingston, Questions, "For the Gentlemen of the Theological College…" series of assignments, undated|
|6||John H. Livingston, Notes, "Thoughts Upon the proper organization of Queen's College," (photocopy) undated|
|V. Philip Milledoler, 1806-1983, bulk 1806-1852|
|Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.|
|Summary: Philip Milledoler's career began as a preacher in New York, and the large collection of published sermons in Series V reflect that part of Milledoler's career. A journal page written by Milledoler ruminates on his later life, and a few pages of a scrapbook cover the death of Milledoler. None of the correspondence in the series was written by Milledoler, most of the letters in Series V are descendants corresponding with Rutgers officials.|
|2||7||Sermon, Philip Milledoler, "A Discourse Delivered in the Presbyterian Church in Wall-Street, March 28, 1806, for a Society of Ladies Instituted for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children…," 1806|
|2 copies, 1 copy inscribed to D. Gelston|
|8||Sermon, Philip Milledoler, "Preached at the Ordination and Installation of the Reverend Gardiner Spring," August 8, 1810|
|9||Sermon, Philip Milledoler, "A Discourse Delivered by Appointment of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in the United States of America, in the Church at Hackensack, N.J., Before the Reverend Classis of Paramus…July 6, 1824," published 1824|
|2 copies; 1 inscribed by Thomas Talmage.|
|10||Sermon, Philip Milledoler, "Address Delivered Before the Alumni of Columbia College on the Seventh of May 1828…" (2 copies), 1828|
|11||Journal page, Philip Milledoler, January 1851-September 1851|
|Includes extended personal reflections on later life and loneliness on the back side, and cover letter from Philip M. Brett to George A. Osborn [Rutgers University Library], January 5, 1931.|
|12||Resolution, Reformed Dutch Church of New York City, in honor of the death of Philip Milledoler, November 4, 1852|
|13||Letter, E[dwin] G. Corwin to Dr. Rowen, discussing Philip Milledoler and Dr. Mason, June 28, 1913|
|14||Sermons, handwritten, Philip Milledoler, and accompanying cover letter by Philip M. Breed to Dr. William H. S. Demarest, March 12, 1915|
|Sermons undated, but notes on back suggest circa 1842 and circa 1837.|
|15||Correspondence and Speech for Philip Milledoler Tablet for the 150th Anniversary of Rutgers College, Gerard Beekman and Dr. William H.S. Demarest, 1916-1917|
|Includes image of tablet.|
|16||Letter, Mrs. J.G. (Eunice?) Corswell to Dr. William H.S. Demarest, concerning Milledoler family genealogy, January 8, 1935|
|17||Letter, Philip M. Brett to George A. Osborn, December 4, 1939 and reply December 6, 1939, includes transcript from the Sentinel of Freedom [newspaper], September 28, 1852, on Milledoler's funeral. Includes description by Rev. Cornelius Brett of picture of Milledoler's funeral.|
|18||Letter, New-York Historical Society Director R.W.G. Vail to Mr. [Donald] Cameron, concerning Milledoler papers from the Beekman Family Association, May 14, 1949|
|Includes Philip Milledoler bookplate.|
|19||Notes on the descendants of Philip Milledoler, compiled by J[anet] Riemer and J. Hansen, 1983|
|20||Note on the marriage of Cornelia Milledoler to John H. Graham, undated|
|21||Scrapbook pages related to the death of Philip Milledoler and his wife, undated|
|22||Caption summarizing the contributions of Philip Milledoler to Rutgers College, undated|
|23||Copy of reference card on work authored by Philip Milledoler, undated|
|VI. Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck, 1840-1847|
|Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.|
|Summary: Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck was the first lay leader of the college, and his papers reflect this, being the first series to lack Presidential sermons. Hasbrouck's letters to family offer his personal feelings about Rutgers College. Letters such as the request from the Southern Long Island Classis and the anonymous student provide insight into student life at Rutgers College. Two poems and the Inaugural Address and Prayer are the only items that are not letters in this series.|
|2||24||Letter, Jos. C. Hornblower to Samuel B. Howe and Committee, accepts request to administer the oath of office during the President's Inauguration, travel arrangements by train included, September 14, 1840|
|25||Inaugural Addresses, "Address Delivered at the Inauguration of the Hon. Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck as President of Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., Sept. 15, 1840," published 1840|
|Includes address by Philip Milledoler.|
|26||Inaugural Invocation, "Prayer," possibly Reverend Joachim Elmendorf, handwritten, circa 1840|
|27||Letter and transcription, "A Student" to Dr. Hasbrouck, concerning the custom of "false commencement bills." undated|
|Refers to David McN[e]ish, RC 1841.|
|28||Letter, Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck to his sister [Mrs. Severyn Bruyn], about family matters, April 1, 1842|
|Includes black wax seal crest bearing the phrase "Semper Luce."|
|29||Letter, Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck to [sister] Mary Forsyth, offers personal opinions and recent weather, February 10, 1843|
|30||Letter, Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck, to Judge James C. Forsyth [brother-in-law], about family matters, May 20, 1845|
|31||Letter, Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck to his sister [Mrs. Severyn Bruyn], personal letter, November 20, 1847|
|32||Letter, The South Classis of Long Island [N.Y.] to A. B. Hasbrouck, Esq., President of Rutgers College, requests progress reports from teachers of "beneficiaries" sent to the Classis, March 1, 1848|
|33||Poems, Abraham Hasbrouck, "To Mary" and "Mohunk," undated|
|VII. Theodore Frelinghuysen, 1809-1959, bulk 1829-1862|
|Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.|
|Summary: Hasbrouck's successor, Theodore Frelinghuysen came to Rutgers in 1850 after serving as Chancellor of New York University and a career in politics. Frelinghuysen retired from politics following a failed run for Vice President as Henry Clay's running mate in 1844, but retained his reputation as a "Christian Statesman." Many of the documents in Series VII reflect Frelinghuysen's political career and strong emphasis on Christian values. This series has a large number of contemporary newspaper clippings relating to Frelinghuysen's political activities, along with his correspondence with Governor William Pennington.|
|2||34||Clippings, Obituaries and Biographical Sketches on Theodore Frelinghuysen, bulk 1809-circa 1943, 1857-1903|
|35||Letter, Theodore Frelinghuysen to William Pennington, discusses traveling to Washington, December 4, 1829|
|36||Letter, Theodore Frelinghuysen to William Pennington, February 4, 1830|
|This letter is torn and partially encapsulated; letter is attached to cardboard, which challenges reading most of the body of the letter.|
|37||Inaugural Addresses, "Addresses delivered at the Inauguration of…Theodore Frelinghuysen…as President Elect of Rutgers College, New Brunswick, July 24 1850…" incl. President A. B. Hasbrouck, Governor Daniel Haines, Reverend James Spencer Cannon (professor), and Theodore Frelinghuysen, 1850|
|38||Clippings, The Christian Intelligencer, obituaries and reports on Theodore Frelinghuysen, bulk 1851-1916, 1862|
|39||Letters, Theodore Frelinghuysen to William Pennington, (October 19, 1854 and November 9, 1855), reflections on religion and conscience. Includes November 1923 letters pertaining to provenance from Josiah Brown and Frederick Frelinghuysen, 1854, 1855, and 1923|
|40||Transcription, "Tribute to Respect," resolution of the students of Rutgers College, May 12, 1862, on the occasion of President Frelinghuysen's death, copied from the New Brunswick Daily Fredonian, May 14, 1862|
|41||Letter, Requesting services as a pallbearer at Theodore Frelinghuysen's funeral, May 14, 1862|
|42||Catalog, The Collector: a Magazine for Autograph and Historical Collectors, New York, describes and lists a Frelinghuysen letter, June 1916|
|43||Article, "Temperance in an Early Congress," The Antiquarian, January 1927|
|44||Letter, Dictionary of American Biography entry on Theodore Frelinghuysen, September 16, 1931|
|45||Note on Theodore Frelinghuysen's marriage, handwritten, October 29, 1959|
|46||Caption summarizing Theodore Frelinghuysen's contributions to Rutgers College and political offices, undated|
|47||Reference Cards directing to other resources on Frelinghuysen, undated|
|VIII. William H. Campbell, 1851-1937, 1861-1894|
|Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.|
|Summary: A large portion of the papers in the Campbell Series were created after William H. Campbell's death for the memorial publication created by Dr. David Murray. Many of these letters from family, friends, and colleagues are addressed to Murray, but a few do contain letters written by Campbell and forwarded to Murray. Also included are materials relating to a successful series of a novel created by Margaret Deland, Campbell's niece, featuring a character partially based on Campbell. Papers in Series VIII also reflect Campbell's activities to support the college, including fundraising letters, correspondence with students and their families, and speeches before campus groups.|
|3||1||Obituaries, biographical sketches, and events from the life of William H. Campbell, as covered in local newspapers, 1851-1908, bulk 1890|
|2||Sermon, "A Discourse Delivered October 1, 1851, on…the Inauguration of the Reverend William H. Campbell…" (2 copies) 1851|
|3||Letter, William H. Campbell to Reverend David D. Demarest, personal matters, including Campbell's previous tobacco addiction and general health. February 25, 1857|
|4||Letter, William H. Campbell to Reverend David D. Demarest, expressing thanks for the “seasonable relief” at the Theological School March 7, 1857|
|5||Letter, William H. Campbell to Hon. P. H. Vroom, refers to a Board and several social engagements, November 15, 1857|
|6||Note in Hebrew, May 21, 1861|
|7||Inaugural Addresses, "Addresses delivered at the Inauguration of Reverend William H. Campbell, as president of Rutgers College…," includes speeches by Governor Peter Vroom, Reverend William J. R. Taylor and William H. Campbell, June 16, 1863|
|8||Appeal, William H. Campbell, "To the Friends of Education and Religion in the Dutch Church–," request for funding, March 22, 1864|
|9||Sermon, William H. Campbell, "Truth: Baccalaureate Sermon," Delivered in Rutgers College Chapel, June 17, 1866, (2 copies) August 1866|
|10||Letter, William H. Campbell to David Bishop, concerns James [Bishop]'s continued failures of a Greek Prose Compositions exam, February 15, 1868|
|11||Letters, William H. Campbell to P.H. Vroom, petitions and fundraising for Rutgers College, includes card from the 1847 Rutgers College Junior Orators Exhibition, February 26, 1869 and March 1, 1869|
|Card references Philoclean and Peithossophian Societies.|
|12||Letter, M. Laird Simmons for William Rutter and Co. to President William H. Campbell, regarding Duyckinck's Cyclopedia of American Literature entry for Rutgers College, October 16, 1872|
|13||Letters, William H. Campbell to Hon. Joseph Thompson, regarding the purchase of life insurance, July 6, 1870-April 26, 1881|
|14||Letters, William H. Campbell to J[oseph] B. Thompson, regarding fundraising, sermons, and pastoral work, July 2, 1870-February 14, 1871|
|15||Letter, from John Easton, Commissioner of Education, Department of the Interior, requesting report on the literature produced by Professors of the college within the last five years, October 25, 1872|
|16||Letter, William H. Campbell to William Spaden, requesting to borrow books, November 27, 1878|
|17||Letter, William H. Campbell to Reverend Lee, Secretary of the Alumni Association, expressing thanks for recent resolutions of the Alumni Association, February 9, 1883|
|18||Targum coverage of the death and recollections of William H. Campbell, 1890-1899, bulk 1890|
|19||Letter, A. Miyake to Reverend [Alan?] Campbell, writing from Japan on the death of Reverend Campbell's father, February 20, 1891|
|The date implies the letter must address Reverend William Campbell's son, Reverend Alan Campbell.|
|20||Letters, John M. Ferris to Dr. David Murray, about the memorial for Dr. Campbell, November 29, 1893 to July 10, 1894.|
|21||Letters, O. J. Millen to Dr. David Murray, regarding the William H. Campbell memorial, December 2, 1893–November 1, 1894|
|22||Letter, William Elliot Griffis to Dr. David Murray, about the William H. Campbell memorial, December 6, 1893|
|23||Letters, Abraham Lansing to Dr. David Murray, regarding the William H. Campbell memorial, December 9, 1893 to November 25, 1895|
|24||Copied letter, Judge Jonathan Dixon to Dr. David Murray, recollections of William H. Campbell, December 9, 1893|
|25||Letter, J[ohn] P[reston] Searle to Dr. David Murray, about the William H. Campbell memorial, December 13, 1893|
|26||Letter, Maurice E. Viele to Dr. [David] Murray, about the William H. Campbell memorial, December 23, 1893, January 29, 1894|
|27||Letters, P.D. Van Cleef to Dr. [David] Murray, regarding the William H. Campbell memorial, December 27, 1893-March 20, 1894|
|28||Letter, H. D. B. Mulford to Dr. David Murray, reminisces of William H.Campbell, December 29, 1893|
|29||Letters, Samuel E. Appleton to Dr. David Murray, on the relationship between Dr. E. Y. Buchanan and William H. Campbell, includes a signature of Dr. E. Y. Buchanan, December 30, 1893 and June 24, 1895|
|30||Cover page to "A Memorial to William H. Campbell…" 1894|
|31||"A Memorial to William H. Campbell…late President of Rutgers College…" , includes biographical material and reminisces of friends and colleagues (2 copies) 1894|
|32||Letter, J. H. Dulles to Mr. David Murray, discussing resources on Princeton Seminary contemporaries to Reverend William H. Campbell, January 3, 1894|
|33||Letter, [Reverend] C[hester] D. Hartranft to Dr. David Murray, about the William H. Campbell memorial, January 5, 1894|
|34||Letters, O[vando] P. Super to Dr. Davis, requesting biographical material on William H. Campbell and discussing Dickinson College material on Campbell, January 6, 1894, November 7, 1901.|
|35||Letter, Mrs. Jacob Th. Bergen to Dr. David Murray, January 11, 1894|
|Includes a copy of a letter from William H. Campbell to Mrs. Catharine Beekman, December 9, 1886, for the William H. Campbell memorial.|
|36||Letter, Reverend Jesse W. Brooks to Mrs. Campbell, references memorial services for William H. Campbell, includes newspaper clipping, January 17, 1894|
|37||Letter, [Reverend] W. N. P. Dailey to Dr. David Murray, regarding the William H. Campbell memorial, February 5, 1894|
|38||Letter, J. Arnold Suydam to Dr. David Murray, for the William H. Campbell memorial, February 6, 1894|
|39||Letter, Fanny F. Randolph to Dr. David Murray, regarding the William H. Campbell memorial, April 12, 1894, and undated|
|40||Letter, Mrs. Prentice to Dr. David Murray, reflections on President Campbell, June 29, 1894|
|41||Letter, Mary C. Miller to Dr. David Murray, regarding the William H. Campbell memorial, July 3, 1894|
|42||Letter, Oliver Ormsby Faye to Irving S. Upson, September 21, 1894|
|Includes letter from Oliver Ormsby Faye to Rutgers College President (Merrill E. Gates), November 11, 1892, requesting materials on President Campbell )identifies Campbell as Faye's great-uncle).|
|43||Letter, P. Theo. Pockman to Dr. David Murray, regarding the William H. Campbell memorial, October 24, 1894|
|44||Letter, A. J. Upson to Dr. David Murray, regarding the William H. Campbell memorial, December 10, 1894|
|45||Letter, Margaret [Campbell] Deland to Mrs. Riley, on the relationship between her uncle William H. Campbell and her fictional character Dr. Lavender, October 6, 1905|
|Riley may possibly be a relation through William H. Campbell's daughter who married DeWitt Ten Broeck Reilly. Includes the title page and card catalog information for Margaret Deland's novel.|
|46||Biographical Sketches, "Reverend William H. Campbell," |
|Only the catalog offers a date, the rest of the material is undated.|
|47||Review, New York Times Book Review, Margaret [Campbell] Deland's work, March 28, 1920|
|Margaret Deland was a niece of William H. Campbell and her fictional character, Dr. Lavander was based in part on Campbell.|
|48||Clippings, "Vignettes of Memory," William Elliot Griffis on William H. Campbell, from The Christian Intelligencer, September 1924, September 1925|
|9||Letter, Alan D. Campbell to Mr. [Alexander S.] Graham, indicates he is unable to answer questions, October 23, 1928|
|50||Obituary for William H. Campbell's granddaughter, Miss Anna Campbell Reiley, December 21, 1937|
|51||Notes on William H. Campbell by E. J. Corwin, records missed speaking engagements, anecdotes of Campbell's tobacco usage, and expansion of Rutgers College, undated|
|The notes are undated, but the text indicates they were written after 1881.|
|52||Letter, Henry O. Edgerton, Jr. on behalf of Judge Patton, to Dr. David Murray, about the memorial for President Campbell, undated|
|53||Image of William H. Campbell's signature, undated|
|54||Dr. David Murray, manuscript notes to Dr. David Murray's "Memorial of Reverend William Henry Campbell…", undated|
|Page one of these notes appears to match page 30 of the publication.|
|55||Postscript, Benjamin Patton to Dr. David Murray, requesting a copy of the memorial when published, undated|
|56||Caption summarizing William H. Campbell's contributions to Rutgers College, undated|
|57||Gertrude L[efferts] Vanderbilt, manuscript notes, ["Recollections of Dr. Campbell,"] undated|
|IX. Merrill E. Gates, 1882-1929, bulk 1882-1892|
|Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.|
|Summary: Campbell's successor, Merrill E. Gates, was a career academic who left Rutgers College in 1890 to assume the presidency of Amherst College after presiding over substantial expansions to the college, including Rutgers designation as the state agricultural school. Very little material exists to document the pursuit of agricultural status or other expansions to the college. Most of this series reflects the academic pursuits of President Gates and his offices and activities in later years after leaving Rutgers College.|
|The Gates Series holds several published poems, essays, and speeches, including commencement addresses for several graduating classes at Rutgers College. Also prominent in Series IX are formal invitations. Correspondence in Series IX is mostly professional, and it demonstrates Merrill E. Gates academic connections, including letters of introduction to leading archaeologists like Dr. [Heinrich] Schliemann and Dr. Charles Waldstein. Newspaper clippings cover the activities of President Gates and his family, and the poetry of Mrs. Mary C. Bishop Gates, the first wife of Merrill E. Gates, appears several times in this series.|
|4||1||Invitations, Inauguration exercises for Merrill E. Gates and Commencement Exercises (2 copies), June 20, 1882|
|2||Inauguration of President Gates as President of Rutgers College [Addresses at the Inauguration], given June 20, 1882, paperback edition, 1883|
|3||Inauguration of President Gates as President of Rutgers College [Addresses at the Inauguration], given June 20, 1882, hardcover edition, 1883|
|4||Addresses and Essays, Merrill E. Gates, 1882|
|5||Letters, Merrill E. Gates to Dr. [George] Cook, discussing items related to Rutgers College, including planned social engagements, sick children, the approach of Gates's inauguration as President of Rutgers College, and President William H. Campbell's death June 7, 1882 through Feb 12,1889|
|6||Address, "Christianity and Education," Merrill E. Gates, given, for the 250th Anniversary of the Collegiate School of New York, November 22, 1883|
|7||Correspondence and notes, Merrill E. Gates, relating to petitioning for agricultural school designation and the accompanying government funding of Rutgers, 1883-1886|
|Letters appear to address Dr. George H. Cook and Judge Joseph P. Bradley.|
|8||Commencement Addresses, Merrill E. Gates, 1884, 1887-1890|
|9||Editorial, "French and German in Colleges," Merrill E. Gates, written December 28, 1883, published in the New York Tribune, January 7, 1884|
|10||Appeal, "Circular Letter to the Alumni and Friends of Rutgers College," February 23, 1884|
|11||Address, "Memorial Services at Bethlehem, N.H. on the day of the Funeral of General Grant," Merrill E. Gates, reprinted from the White Mountain Echo (2 copies), August 15, 1885|
|12||Address, "Land and Law as Agents in Educating Indians," Merrill E. Gates, given at the American Social Science Association (2 copies), September 11, 1885|
|13||Clippings, Merrill E. Gates and family, mostly press coverage of their activities, including obituaries for Merrill E. Gates, 1886-1929, bulk 1922|
|14||Reading List, Rutgers College President's Bible Class, March 14, 1886-June 13, 1886|
|15||Invitation, Event to meet the Members of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in America, hosted by President and Mrs. Gates, June 3rd |
|Addressed to Robert Cook.|
|16||"Sidney Lanier: A Paper," Merrill Edwards Gates, 1887|
|3 copies, all inscribed.|
|17||Poetry published in the Targum by Merrill E. Gates and his wife, Mary C. Bishop Gates, in 1887 and 1890|
|18||Letter, Merrill E. Gates, to Dr. Bowen, Rutgers College news, including updates on the agricultural extension and P[eter] VanderBilt Spader's (RC 1849) 4,500 volume donation to the library, March 7, 1887|
|19||Letter, Merrill E. Gates to Mr. Chrysikopoulos at the Royal Library, Athens, letter of introduction for Reverend John B. Thompson with several personal notes, March 22, 1887|
|20||Letter, Merrill E. Gates to Dr. Charles Waldstein, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum at King's College, Cambridge [a leader in archaeology and early museums], introducing Reverend John B. Thompson, March 22, 1887|
|21||Letter, Merrill E. Gates to Dr. [Heinrich] Schliemann [archaeologist who located the ancient city of Troy], letter of introduction for Reverend John B. Thompson and several personal notes, November 22, 1887|
|22||Address, "The Misuse of Wealth," Merrill E. Gates, at the General Christian Conference (2 copies), December 7, 1887|
|23||A Memorial of Sidney Lanier, includes "A Paper on the ethical influence of Lanier, prefaced by an address," by Merrill E. Gates, published February 3, 1888|
|24||Address, "Liberty Through Allegiance to Law," Merrill E. Gates, at the National Convention of Law and Order Leagues (2 copies) , February 22, 1888|
|25||Address, "Potential Values in Alpha Delta Phi," Merrill E. Gates, public exercises in connection with the 57th annual convention of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Yale University, May 7, 1889|
|2 copies, including one copy inscribed to Doctor Austin Scott by Merrill E. Gates.|
|26||Letter, Merrill E. Gates to Mr. Penhurst, regarding Rutgers College Catalogue, January 20, 1890|
|27||Letters, Merrill E. Gates, to Mr. Upson, requesting items or discussing matters related to Rutgers College, April 30, 1890-January 25, 1891|
|28||Letter, Merrill E. Gates to Richared Kaines, clarifying dates of election and inauguration, September 5, 1890|
|29||Letter, Merrill E. Gates, President of Amherst College, and Amherst College Faculty, replying to invitation for the inauguration of Austin Scott as President of Rutgers College, January 28, 1891|
|30||Invitation to Merrill E. Gates Inauguration as President of Amherst College, June 24, 1891|
|31||"Christian Missions and the Highest Use of Wealth," Merrill E. Gates, 1892|
|32||Letter, Ellen M.H. Gates to Mr. Millhouse, refers to writing, particularly poetry, and sick and deceased loved ones, October 1892[?]|
|Ellen M. H. Gates is Merrill's daughter.|
|33||Brochure, Merrill E. Gates, "An Address at Commencement," promoting Merrill E. Gates as a commencement speaker, March 20, 1903|
|5||1||Writings, Mrs. Merrill E. (Mary C. Bishop) Gates, poetry and short prose, mostly religious (2 copies), undated [circa 1905]|
|2||Wedding Announcement, Merrill E. Gates, Jr. marriage announcement to Elizabeth Palmer Head, June 14, 1913. [This is the second marriage for Dr. Gates.]|
|3||Pocket edition of the Constitution of the United States, introduction by Merrill E. Gates [published after 1918, undated.]|
|4||Article, "Merrill Edwards Gates: A Memorial Notes," Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 45, November, 1922|
|5||Invitations, President and Mrs. Gates, unidentified annual June event, undated|
|6||Handwritten note listing the children of Merrill E. Gates, undated|
|7||Announcement, Merrill E. Gates and Mrs. Gates, announce their return to Washington, D.C., includes address, undated|