THOMAS YALE, the father of Gov. Yale, was of the number of those, who, to escape religious persecution, came to America in 1637, with Gov. Eaton and the Rev. John Davenport; and was one of the first settlers of New Haven. . . . This portrait of Gov. Yale, was presented by Dudley North, Esq., son of Catharine; and was sent to the College in 1789, on the application of President Stiles. This grandson of Gov. Yale was at that time owner of the family estate at Wrexham, and was a member of parliament. From a date on the canvas, the portrait appears to have been executed by E. Seeman, 1717, about four years before the governor's death. [Pp. 3-5; excerpted from a detailed biography of the sitter, which includes the poem that served as his epitaph in the churchyard at Wrexham and a Latin inscription that accompanied an engraved likeness of Yale sent to the Yale College at an early period in the College's history.]
Catalogue of Paintings, belonging to Yale College; deposited in the South Room of the Trumbull Gallery. New Haven: Printed by B.L. Hamlen, Printer to Yale College. 1852.