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Wadsworth, Benjamin, 1670-1737


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Wadsworth sermons

FOUND IN: Houghton Library
Collection Identifier: MS Am 1173

Bound group of autograph manuscript sermons by former Harvard College president, Benjamin Wadsworth.

Corporation papers, 1st series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, Volumes 1 and 2

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.110
Overview: At a special meeting of the Harvard Corporation on February 6, 1850, the President and Fellows voted to have all manuscript papers related to the history of the College and College affairs identified, arranged, and bound. The first series of the Harvard College Papers comprises eleven volumes of historical and administrative records dating back as early as the mid-1600s arranged in chronological order. Papers that were accidentally overlooked, or newly discovered or received, were added...

Papers of Benjamin Wadsworth

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.868

Benjamin Wadsworth (1670-1737) was pastor of the First Church of Boston from 1693 to 1725 and the eighth president of Harvard College, serving from 1725 to 1737. This collection documents Wadsworth’s activities and interests as a pastor and as president of Harvard. It contains his diary, 1725-1736, sermons, 1696-1734, a medical account book listing medical remedies collected by Wadsworth, and a receipt from Wadsworth to Thomas Emory, 1725.