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|Size||About 25 items|
|Abstract||David Ker (1758-1805) was a professor at the University of North Carolina, 1795-1796. The collection includes a framed oil portrait of David Ker, a framed oil portrait of Mary Boggs Ker (1757-1847), both apparently painted circa 1795; photographs of these two portraits; and information about David Ker and the portraits. The portraits came to the University of North Carolina in January 1967 by bequest of Sarah Duncan Butler.|
|Creator||Ker, David, 1758-1805.|
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David Ker (1758-1805) was born in Ireland and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He thereafter entered the Presbyterian ministry and emigrated to North Carolina about 1790, where he married Mary Boggs (1757-1847). In January 1795 Ker was appointed "presiding professor" at the University of North Carolina, which opened that year, and remained there until July 1796. He later became a cotton planter and territorial judge in Mississippi.Back to Top
The collection includes a framed oil portrait of University of North Carolina professor David Ker, a framed oil portrait of Mary Boggs Ker, both apparently painted circa 1795, photographs of these two portraits, and information about David Ker and the portraits. The portraits came to the University of North Carolina in January 1967 by bequest of Sarah Duncan Butler.Back to Top
|Image Folder PF-3771/1|
|Museum Item MU-3771/1-2||
Portraits of David and Mary B. Ker #03771-z, Series: "David Ker and Mary B. Ker Portraits and Papers 1795; 1960- 1981." MU-3771/1-2
Portraits are hung in University Archives office space.
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, March 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top