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ITEM — Box: 5 Identifier: UAI 15.1404

[Receipt signed by Thomas Hubbard for the legacy of Thomas Wibird to Harvard College], 1772 October 19 Digital

Scope and Contents

Contains the handwritten receipt signed by Harvard College Treasurer Thomas Hubbard acknowledging the money bequeathed to Harvard College by Thomas Wibird in his will of 1765. The receipt is accompanied by a typescript excerpt of the Will of Thomas Wibird concerning the Harvard bequest.


  • 1772 October 19

Researcher Access

The Wills naming Harvard as a beneficiary are open for research.


1.57 cubic feet (1 legal document box, 1 flat box, 1 oversized volume, 6 volumes, and 2 folders)

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Wibird (1707-1765), a Portsmouth, N.H. merchant, graduated from Harvard in 1728. In his will, he left £50 to help restore the Harvard library after its destruction in the 1764 Harvard Hall fire.

Former call number

Formerly classified as UAI 15.1455 Will of Thomas Wibird, 1765-1772

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Board of Governors of the Warner House Association, Portsmouth, N.H. in September 1964.


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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