Guide to the Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund Financial Documents, 1856-1964
Collection number: UA 1/6/1
Size: 1 box
About Benjamin Thompson
Benjamin Thompson of Durham, NH bequeathed all of his property, both real and
personal, to the State of New Hampshire upon his death on January 30, 1890. Thompson
specified in his will that the money and property were to be used to establish an
agricultural college. The New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic
Arts, already established in Hanover, was moved to Thompson's "Warner Farm" in
Durham in 1893. Thompson stipulated that the Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund be set up
by the State to provide for the maintenance of the college in perpetuity. The
provisions of the will were carried out. The College became the University of New
Hampshire in 1923.
About the Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund Financial Documents
This series contains information about the Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund. Some of the
information was collected and/or written by Professor Philip Marston. The documents
show the history of the Fund and give specifics about the types of investments it
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund Financial
Documents, 1856-1964, UA 1/6/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives,
University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the
establishment of the University Archives in 1992.
|Box 1, Folder 1||1938-39||Data pertaining to Benjamin Thompson Estate|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1938-39||Data pertaining to Benjamin Thompson Estate|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1939||UNH land surveys|
|Box 1, Folder 4||c. 1939||Ben Thompson Trust Fund - Phil Marston's Notes|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1943-56||History of Ben Thompson Trust Fund - written by Phil
|Box 1, Folder 6||1904-43||Ben Thompson Trust Fund and the State of New Hampshire|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1899-1943||Ben Thompson Trust Fund - Investments|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1914||Report of the Finance Committee on the Ben Thompson Fund|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1942-64||Ben Thompson Trust Fund - Investments and property|