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ITEM — Box: 6 Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30

Alphabetical library catalog created by Amos Adams, ca. 1771, with additions through 1774 Digital

Scope and Contents

An accompanying note reads: “This volume was probably in use when the Revolutionary War drove the College to Concord.” Adams is believed to have begun this catalog in 1771, as it contains volumes not listed in William Mayhew's catalog, compiled only a year earlier. Entries include title; format; place and date of publication; alcove, bookcase, and shelf location; and donor.


  • ca. 1771, with additions through 1774

Researcher Access

The Early Catalogs and Shelflists of the Harvard College Library are open for research.


4.77 cubic feet (1.5 legal document boxes, 5 flat boxes, 16 volumes and 1 microfilm box)

Former call number

Formerly classified as UAIII 50.15.33 Adams Catalogue


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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