Guide to the Miscellaneous Documents, 1862-1908

Collection number: UA 1/5/1
Size: 2 boxes (0.66 cu.ft.)

About the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts

In 1861, the United States federal government approved the Morrill Act which set aside land in each state for the founding of public higher education. In 1862, the New Hampshire state legislature accepted the grant of 80,000 acres of public lands on which to set up a university. It wasn't until 1866, however, that the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was incorporated by the state legislature.

The NHCAMA was established in Hanover in order to share the resources of Dartmouth College. Each institution, however, was to retain their separate identities. In 1890, the will of The New Hampshire College moved to its present campus in Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson, a prosperous farmer, bequeathed land and money to further the development of the College. The College thrived in Durham, and in 1923 the state legislature granted it a new charter as the University of New Hampshire.

About the Miscellaneous Documents

This collection consists of various documents from the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts while located in Hanover, NH and concerning its formative years in Durham. There are financial documents, correspondence, brochures, lists of graduates, agreements , etc.

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], Miscellaneous Documents, 1862-1908, UA 1/5/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

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

Collection Arrangement

Chronological arrangement

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Aug. 10, 1865Account of Culver Estate
Box 1, Folder 21867-1892Agreements between the NHCAMA and Dartmouth College
Box 1, Folder 31869Petition: "To the Honorable Legislature of New Hampshire"
Box 1, Folder 41872"An Act in Relation to the Funds of the NH College of Agriculture"
Box 1, Folder 51867-1873Inquiries respecting college of agriculture and the mechanic arts (financial documents)
Box 1, Folder 61868-1877Purchase receipts
Box 1, Folder 7March-Aug. 1878Purchase receipts
Box 1, Folder 8Sept.-Dec. 1878Purchase receipts
Box 1, Folder 91879-1880Purchase receipts
Box 1, Folder 101881Purchase receipts
Box 1, Folder 111882Purchase receipts
Box 1, Folder 121883-1892Purchase receipts
Box 1, Folder 131862-1870Correspondence, Edward Dow to Ezekiel Dimond
Box 1, Folder 14Correspondence, J.C. Tibbetts to Ezekiel Dimond
Box 1, Folder 151869Correspondence, Ezekiel Dimond
Box 1, Folder 161870-1871Correspondence, John Conant to Ezekiel Dimond
Box 1, Folder 171867-1871Correspondence, Ezekiel Dimond to Asa D. Smith
Box 1, Folder 181868Correspondence, Asa D. Smith
Box 1, Folder 191868-1876Correspondence, Asa D. Smith
Box 1, Folder 201871Correspondence, Asa D. Smith
Box 1, Folder 211875Correspondence, Asa D. Smith
Box 1, Folder 221876Correspondence, John Conant to Asa D. Smith
Box 1, Folder 231876Correspondence, Asa D. Smith
Box 1, Folder 241877Correspondence, Asa D. Smith
Box 1, Folder 251887Correspondence, Prof. Kinkard to F.N. Devoe and Co.
Box 1, Folder 261867-1875Construction and alteration of buildings
Box 1, Folder 271875-1890Schedule of annual examinations
Box 1, Folder 281880-1891Brochures of NHC in Hanover
Box 1, Folder 29Graduates of NHC (Hanover)
Box 1, Folder 301870Presentation of Daniel Webster's plow
Box 1, Folder 311869-1870Survey of water power in NH, submitted by Ezekiel Dimond
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11891Transit notes on the original survey of the Thompson Farm in Durham
Box 2, Folder 21892Laying of the cornerstorne for Thompson Hall
Box 2, Folder 31892-1893Construction of academic buildings: proposals, bids and estimates
Box 2, Folder 41892Construction of academic buildings: contracts
Box 2, Folder 51893Construction of academic buildings: accounts
Box 2, Folder 61893Purchase of the bell for Thompson Hall
Box 2, Folder 71893Job inquiries
Box 2, Folder 81893Duties of the faculty
Box 2, Folder 91894Weekly Programme of Institute Course: General Farmer's Meeting
Box 2, Folder 101897Survey of college boundries
Box 2, Folder 111897Letter from Albert Demeritt concerning college boundries
Box 2, Folder 121898Division of the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture
Box 2, Folder 131899Certificate for admission to NHC and payment notice
Box 2, Folder 14circa 1900Events in college history extracted from trustees minutes
Box 2, Folder 151895-1903Information pertaining to agricultural colleges
Box 2, Folder 161903Election of William D. Gibbs as president
Box 2, Folder 171903Letter of acceptance from F.W. Taylor, Professor of agriculture
Box 2, Folder 181905Total cost of president's house
Box 2, Folder 191908Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, reports