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SERIES — Box: 1 Identifier: UAI 20.707

Charlestown ferry bound volume, 1707-1806 Digital

Scope and Contents

This series contains sixty-nine documents related to the College's interest in the Charlestown ferry between 1707 and 1806 that were gathered together, arranged in chronological order, and pasted into a bound volume at an undetermined date. The majority of documents are leases and bonds with the ferrymen, as well as handwritten copies of Corporation petitions to the General Court regarding ferry fares and bridge development. The series also includes handwritten legal opinions composed by Levi Lincoln and Nathan Dane for the College analyzing the rights of the College to transportation-related income.

Titles have generally been transcribed from the documents with some abbreviations expanded. There is a handwritten chronological list of the documents at the back of the volume.


  • 1707-1806

Researcher Access

The Records relating to Harvard's interest in the Charlestown ferry are open for research.


.08 cubic feet (1 volumes)


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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