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Manuscript Group 177
ALFRED KING COLLECTION
1801-1929
5 cu. ft.


Papers of various members of the King family, Erie County, especially papers of Alfred King, Mayor of Erie, 1853, 1854. King was a manufacturer; real estate operator; brewer; and dealer in grain, particularly in barley. He was instrumental in giving Erie prominence as a grain depot.

Among the papers of Alfred King are a letter press book, 1865-1868, 1875, 1 volume; business and family correspondence, 1839-1905, 2 cubic feet; agreements, 1862, 1877, 1 folder; miscellaneous papers of county prothonotary, clerk of courts, and treasurer, 1851-1857, 2 folders; addresses, 1872, n. d., 1 folder; land papers, 1847-1876, n. d., 1 folder; accounts, 1848-1880 (barley book, 1862-1867, 1 volume; cash book, 1861-1868, 1 volume; invoice book, 1877-1880, 1 volume; journals, 1848-1863, 3 vols.; ledgers, 1861-1868, 3 vols.; and record of casks belonging to the Erie Ale Brewery, 1864, 1 volume; etc.

Papers of other members of the King family include land surveys, 1803-1852, 1 folder; road and school warrants, 1848-1852, 2 folders; estate papers, 1801-1869, 5 folders; King family genealogy, n. d., 1 folder; minute book, Sabbath School Board, First United Presbyterian Church, Erie, 1897-1909, 1 volume; copy of Wilson King's "Reminiscences of Early Settlement of Erie County, Pennsylvania," 1876, 1 folder; miscellaneous accounts, 1827-1929, 1 folder; etc.




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