[KING, RUFUS, FAMILY ARCHIVE]. A group of approximately 150 letters, documents and other papers, v.p., v.d. Various sizes, condition varies, most slightly worn.
An interesting collection of family papers written by the descendants of Rufus King, a great American statesman. His career spanned more than forty years: as a member of the Continental Congress, Rufus helped frame the Constitution and played a large role in securing its passage in Massachusetts, he was later elected to the Senate, appointed U.S. Minister to Great Britain, and made two unsuccessful bids for the Vice-Presidency (in 1804 and 1808), before making an unsuccessful bid for the Presidency in 1816. Together approximately 150 items.