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ITEM — Box: 1, Folder: 10 Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30

Library catalog, believed to be from the College's evacuation to Concord during the Revolutionary War, ca. 1775 Digital

Scope and Contents

This manuscript catalog is believed to be in the hand of Samuel Langdon, Harvard's President during the American Revolutionary War. Books are listed alphabetically and entries include title, format, number of volumes, and location information. A sheet glued to the back cover contains “A List of Broken Volumes,” presumably books that were somehow damaged.

Dates

  • ca. 1775

Researcher Access

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

Extent

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 50.15.35 Catalogue of books, perhaps of the library at Concord

Creator

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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