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Yale, Elihu, 1649-1721



  • Existence: 1649-04-05 - 1721-07-08

Elihu Yale (1649-1721), British merchant, trader, and President of the East India Company settlement in Fort St. George, at Madras; benefactor of the Collegiate School in the Colony of Connecticut (renamed Yale College in 1718).

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Bingham family papers

Call Number: MS 81
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, journals, manuscripts, notebooks, sermons, writings, two books with manuscript notes, legal and financial records, photographs, printed material and miscellanea documenting the personal lives and professional careers of four generations of the Bingham family. The papers include material documenting Hiram Bingham (1789-1869) and his missionary work in Hawaii; Hiram Bingham (1831-1908) and his missionary work in the Gilbert Islands, his literary...
Dates: 1811-1974

John Chardin correspondence and documents

Call Number: GEN MSS 216
Overview: Correspondence, manuscript accounts, printed bills of lading completed in manuscript, and other manuscript documents of Sir John Chardin, his wife, Lady Chardin, his brother, Daniel Chardin, and others. Most letters and documents are bound in volumes; also present are a few unbound items. Many letters and documents relate to India and the East India Company, including items concerning Thomas Pitt, Elihu Yale, Alvarez de Fonseca, and Nicolo Manuchi. Accompanied by brief notes of a former owner.
Dates: 1671-1719

Copy of a letter and copy of a monument inscription, [18--?]

 Part of Collection — Box: 61, Folder: GROUP 2317, F-5
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Copy of a letter to Dudley North, May 3, 1720, written in autograph manuscript in an unidentified hand; and "Copy of the inscription on a monument to the memory of Gov. Yale, in the church-yard of [W.?] Giles, Wrexham, at the west end of the church, as seen by E. E. Salisbury in June 1847," written in autograph manuscript in another unidentified hand.
Dates: [18--?]

Documents relating to the East India Company, 1682-87

 Part of Collection — Box: 209 (Broadside), Folder: GROUP 2317, F-4
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Five AD, two with seals attached, written in unidentified hands and signed by Yale and other East India Company officials.

Documents pertain to business of the Company at Fort Saint George, Madras, India.

Accompanied by typed transcripts.
Dates: 1682-87

Early Yale documents collection

Call Number: RU 1154
Summary: Correspondence, minutes, financial records, charters and official acts, inventories of books and other property, and other papers documenting the founding and early history of Yale College. Documents include the original charter of the Collegiate School; letters by and to the first trustees of the school; and the 1718 inventory of books donated to the school by Elihu Yale.
Dates: 1700-1902

David Hummel photograph collection documenting Yale and Wrexham, Wales

Call Number: RU 706
Overview: The materails consist of photographic slides of David Hummel documenting Yale science buildings and commencements and a commemorative trip to Elihu Yale's ancestral home in Wrexham, Wales.
Dates: 1948-1968

Indenture, 1717 Feb 11

 Part of Collection — Box: 61, Folder: GROUP 2317, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: AD, written in an unidentified hand, reconveying a mortgage on property owned by Lord Dunbar.

The document is signed by Elihu Yale and Dudley North and is witnessed by Henry Eyre, Jonathan Jacobs, and Abraham Locke.
Dates: 1717 Feb 11

Letter : London, to Richard Jones, Wrexham, 1714 Sep 17

 Part of Collection — Box: 61, Folder: GROUP 2317, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS with address leaf.

Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Dates: 1714 Sep 17

Pass for the ship Adventure, bound on a year's trading voyage, 1682 Dec 12

 Part of Collection — Box: 210 (Broadside), Folder: GROUP 2317, F-7
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Manuscript document, photocopy, signed by Elihu Yale, William Gifford, D. W. Bridges, Benj. Wilkes, John Bigrig, and John Nicks, with the seal of the East India Company.
Dates: 1682 Dec 12

Sheriff's writs, [16--]

 Part of Collection — Box: 61, Folder: GROUP 2317, F-6
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Two sheriff's writs (non-omitas), possibly fragments, written on vellum in autograph manuscript in an unidentified hand, during the reign of Charles II, King of England.

In Latin.
Dates: [16--]

Signature, 1691

 Part of Collection — Box: 61, Folder: GROUP 2317, F-3
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Signature clipped from a document dated at Madras, 1691.

Accompanied by an ALS from Edgar Thurston to Mr. [Vodley?], Dec 7, 1908, regarding the signature.
Dates: 1691

Elihu Yale collection

Call Number: MS 566
Overview: A miscellaneous collection of documents, printed or photocopied, by and about Elihu Yale. Included are records of the Agency of Fort St. George (Madras, India), 1679-1692, during the years of Elihu Yale's governorship, biographical and genealogical materials, copies of correspondence (1699-1719) with Catherine and Elihu Nicks and material on Madras, India and Wrexham, Wales. In the few family papers are a copy of the will of Thomas Yale (1619), the "Recipe book" of Lady Bab North, written for...
Dates: 1610-2000