Guide to the Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund Financial Documents, 1856-1964

Collection number: UA 1/6/1
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About Benjamin Thompson

Benjamin Thompson of Durham, NH bequeathed all of his property, both real and personal, to the State of New Hampshire upon his death on January 30, 1890. Thompson specified in his will that the money and property were to be used to establish an agricultural college. The New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, already established in Hanover, was moved to Thompson's "Warner Farm" in Durham in 1893. Thompson stipulated that the Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund be set up by the State to provide for the maintenance of the college in perpetuity. The provisions of the will were carried out. The College became the University of New Hampshire in 1923.

About the Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund Financial Documents

This series contains information about the Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund. Some of the information was collected and/or written by Professor Philip Marston. The documents show the history of the Fund and give specifics about the types of investments it has contained.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund Financial Documents, 1856-1964, UA 1/6/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11938-39Data pertaining to Benjamin Thompson Estate
Box 1, Folder 21938-39Data pertaining to Benjamin Thompson Estate
Box 1, Folder 31939UNH land surveys
Box 1, Folder 4c. 1939Ben Thompson Trust Fund - Phil Marston's Notes
Box 1, Folder 51943-56History of Ben Thompson Trust Fund - written by Phil Marston
Box 1, Folder 61904-43Ben Thompson Trust Fund and the State of New Hampshire
Box 1, Folder 71899-1943Ben Thompson Trust Fund - Investments
Box 1, Folder 81914Report of the Finance Committee on the Ben Thompson Fund
Box 1, Folder 91942-64Ben Thompson Trust Fund - Investments and property
Collection

Formats

Minutes & Reports
University Financials