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Dunster, Henry, 1609-1659?



President of Harvard, 1640–1654.

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Papers of Henry Dunster and the Dunster and Glover families

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.850
Overview: Henry Dunster (1609-1659?) was the first president of Harvard College, serving from 1640 to 1654. These papers primarily document the business transactions and family history of members of the Dunster and Glover families during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. The financial and legal documents provide a partial record of family property in colonial New England, as well as insight into the legal system in colonial America. A few documents, including memoranda and...