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Langdon, Samuel, 1723-1797


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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 Samuel Langdon

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.874

Samuel Langdon (1723-1797) was a schoolmaster, army chaplain, pastor of the First Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from 1747 to 1774, and thirteenth president of Harvard College, serving from 1774 to 1780. This collection contains a small number of letters written by Langdon, a few of Langdon’s sermons, and a few documents pertaining to other aspects of Langdon’s life.