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ITEM — Box: 1, Folder: 1 Identifier: UAI 20.799

Memorial of the President and Fellows of Harvard College to the General Court for the enlargement of their power to hold real estate. Copy, [1797 July 15] Digital

Scope and Contents

Four folio-sized leaves containing a handwritten copy of a petition to the Massachusetts General Court from the Harvard Corporation requesting the College's amount of tax exempt real estate be enlarged.

Title transcribed from document verso.


  • [1797 July 15]

Researcher Access

The records of the Corporation relating to College tax exemptions are open for research.


.26 cubic feet (1 half legal document box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Identified as part of the Pearson papers.


Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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