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FILE — Box: 01, Folder: 4 Identifier: H MS c16

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, A.L.s. to John Adams; Cambridge, 1 side (4 pages), 1806 March 30, 1806 March 30 Digital

Scope and Contents

Correspondence in which Waterhouse laments Harvard Corporation's choice of Fisher Ames as university president, describing him as "a man no one ever thought of; a sort of negative character; a man without friends or enemies; a man as ignorant of the world as if he had never been born into it; a mere mathematician, to which brand of science he is a bigot; a man who thinks that all the rest of the world are busy about trifles, mathematicians excepted!" Ames declined the presidency due to his failing health.


  • 1806 March 30

Language of Materials

Collection is in English, French, and Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Contact Public Services for further information.


02.25 cubic feet (6 flat storage boxes)


Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

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