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Harvard College Library

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Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Lists of books donated to the Harvard College Library by Thomas Hollis

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.27.61
Overview: Thomas Hollis V (1720-1774), widely known as Thomas Hollis of Lincoln's Inn, was a very generous donor to the Harvard College Library, particularly in the wake of a 1764 fire in Harvard Hall which destroyed most of the library's books and scientific instruments. This collection contains lists of titles (books and pamphlets) which Hollis shipped from England to Harvard between 1763 and 1770, as well as a "catalogue" of books from Hollis compiled in 1787. While these lists are not comprehensive...

Harvard College Library Order Department letters, 1881-1976

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.8.116
Overview: This collection is comprised of correspondence and other material of the Order Department of the Harvard College Library from 1881-1976. Kept by members of the department including Librarian Justin Winsor and Assistant Librarians William Tillinghast, Alfred Claghorn Potter, and Clarence Eldon Walton, records consist of bound volumes of correspondence and organizational material, loose letters, microfilming records, and reports, and document the major acquisitions-related activities of the...

Outgoing Harvard College Library correspondence (copybooks)

Series Identifier: UAIII 50.8.5
Overview: Copies of letters sent from the Harvard College Library.

Harvard College Library printing plates and blocks used in the production of bookplates

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.15.20.6
Overview: This collection consists of engraved printing plates and blocks created for the production of bookplates for the Harvard College Library from the the mid-eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries. Most plates and blocks indicate the names of donors and specified funds for Harvard College Library acquisitions. A limited amount of sample bookplates and related correspondence is also included in the collection.

Records of books spared from 1764 Harvard Hall fire and subsequent gifts

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.27.64
Overview: On the night of January 24, 1764, a devastating fire destroyed Harvard Hall, and with it Harvard College's collection of scientific instruments ("philosophical apparatus") and most of the books in its library. In the aftermath of the fire, librarians compiled lists of books which were in circulation and thus spared from the fire. They also kept lists of the many gifts and benefactions, large and small, which poured in from individuals and organizations to assist in the rebuilding of the library...

Records of the Harvard College Library : Library charging records, 1762-1897.

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.15.60
Overview: These records document book borrowing from the Harvard College Library from 1762 to 1897. Book borrowers include Harvard faculty and students, tutors, overseers, proctors, administrators, employees, and prominent clergy, jurists, lawyers, doctors, and educators with connections to Harvard University. The records offer insight into the reading habits and intellectual life of New England's most educated thinkers.

Records of the Harvard College Library: Borrowing privileges correspondence

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.6.1
Overview: This collection contains correspondence to the Harvard College librarian asking for book borrowing privileges, primarily from faculty and other individuals with a connection to the college, dated 1775 to circa 1826, and a 20th century dealer catalog entry for a 1764 letter related to donated volumes. The records include the borrower's name, the titles of the books borrowed, the date of loans, and in some cases, the return of books.

Records of the Harvard College Library: William Coolidge Lane general files

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.8.10.2
Overview: This collection documents the activities of William Coolidge Lane (1859-1931) as Librarian at Harvard from 1898 to 1928, and includes Harvard College Library material kept by Lane from the mid to late 1800s. The collection is comprised of correspondence, personal notes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and brochures, photographs, and blueprints created in the course of Library business by Lane and members of the Harvard community, librarians and affiliates of other universities, and the public....

Mechanicals and related records for Five centuries of books and manuscripts in modern Greek

FOUND IN: Houghton Library
Collection Identifier: MS Am 3149
Overview: Mechanicals and related materials for an exhibition catalog written by Evro Layton and produced by the Harvard College Library.

Papers of Florence May Wyman Currier, 1898-1966

Collection Identifier: SC 129
Overview: Diaries, school reports, reading log, "cheer" book, and photograph album of Florence May Wyman Currier, Radcliffe College Class of 1903.