The King Family Papers document the lives of Bradford King, and his broth Moses, as well as Moses’s daughters, Ella and Ada. The collection includes the diaries of Bradford King, the son of Gideon King who settled near Rochester in 1797. The diaries cover the period from June, 1811 to April, 1874. Much of the correspondence consists of letters written between the two daughters of Moses B. King, Ella G. King and Ada M. King. For a time Ella and Ada King operated the King Seminary for Young Ladies and Children in Rochester. When the school closed, Ella King went west and taught in an Indian school in South Dakota. Ada remained in Rochester where she tutored high school and college students.