Corporation papers, 1st series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, Volumes 5-7, 1805-1826
Scope and Contents
The volume is in chronological order except for some single items or groups of documents related to specific topics or persons, which date up to 1826. These include records of repairs and rent for properties on Harvard's Webb Estate, dated 1810-1826, information on the Boylston bequest, dated 1810-1822, receipts from Bowdoin Prize winners, dated 1814-1817; correspondence of Christopher Gore, dated 1815-1819; and accounts of future Harvard President Edward Everett while he was a professor of Greek literature at the College, dated 1815-1825.
Item numbers were assigned by the archivist. In the College Papers, 1st series, Volume 5 is dated 1805-1809; Volume 6 is dated 1809-1811; and Volume 7 is dated 1811-1815, 1819. Because of disruptions in the chronological order in this volume of supplements, it is difficult to determine which items correspond to Volumes 5-7.
Documents that do not follow chronological order are related to the Boylston bequest (item 50), Webb Estate (items 57-102), and Bowdoin Prizes (145-156), Christopher Gore correspondence (items 164-168), and accounts of Edward Everett (item 171).
Positive microfilm of the supplements to the Harvard College Papers, 1st series (UAI I.5.131.5) is available for research use.
Extent1 cubic feet (4 legal document boxes, 1 flat box)
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