KING, Preston, 1806-1865


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Ranson Cook papers, 1842-1871, concerning operation of Dannemora prison.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 4 letters.


Brown University
Providence, RI
Papers: 1 letter (January 6, 1863) to Abraham Lincoln; and in Mary Rivers Allen collection of letters and autographs, 1846-1881.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1 official letter (November 13, 1847) in the John Adams Dix collection; and 34 letters (1840-1860) in the Arariah C. Flagg collection (available on microfilm). Finding aid.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1836, 1860. 2 items.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1828-1865. 25 items.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1835-1865. 6 letters.


Ogdensburg Public Library
Ogdensburg, NY
Papers: 1850-1865. 75 items. Chiefly letters from King to John Bigelow concerning political issues such as appointments, candidates, legislation, party conventions, proposed canal on the St. Lawrence, slavery, impact of Civil War on Washington, and progress of the war.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1857-1864. 5 items.


St. Lawrence County Historical Association
Canton, NY
Papers: Typescripts of letters (1861-1864) from King regarding Republican politics in Parker family papers, 1814-1979.


St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY
Papers: 1829-1865. 3 linear feet and 1 reel of microfilm. Microfilm copies of letters from King to Seward in University of Rochester Library. Business and personal correspondence (1834-1865) discussing politics, campaigns, appointments, financial matters, property, North-South conflicts, and other issues; letters to Simeon Smith (1845-1865); personal and business receipts (1829-1865); legal papers (1833-1865); transcripts of letters to William H. Seward (1858) and to Simeon Smith (1861-1863); ledgers (1830-1843); affidavits concerning King’s participation in Battle of the Windmill; and miscellaneous clippings, political materials, and biographical materials. Battle of Windmill papers are restricted.


Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: 8 letters (1858-1865) in the Garrit Smith papers.


Union College
Schaffer Library
Schenectady, NY
Papers: 8 letters (1858-1863) in Bigelow collection and College letter file. Finding aid.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 80 letters (1856-1865) in various collections. Finding aid.