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Mather, Increase, 1639-1723


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 Increase Mather

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.860
Overview: Increase Mather was the sixth president of Harvard College, serving as acting president from 1685 to 1686, as rector from 1686 to 1692, and as president from 1692 to 1701. This collection consists of one letter to Abraham Kick concerning an order of books, five letters to Sir William Ashurst regarding political concerns of the Massachusetts colony and Harvard College, and a letter to Harvard treasurer John Richards regarding College account books. One page of notes cites Mather’s concerns...