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.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[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.
These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.
|Box 1, Folder 1||1938-39||Data pertaining to Benjamin Thompson Estate|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1938-39||Data pertaining to Benjamin Thompson Estate|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1939||UNH land surveys|
|Box 1, Folder 4||c. 1939||Ben Thompson Trust Fund - Phil Marston's Notes|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1943-56||History of Ben Thompson Trust Fund - written by Phil Marston|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1904-43||Ben Thompson Trust Fund and the State of New Hampshire|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1899-1943||Ben Thompson Trust Fund - Investments|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1914||Report of the Finance Committee on the Ben Thompson Fund|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1942-64||Ben Thompson Trust Fund - Investments and property|