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ITEM — Box: 3, Folder: 47 Identifier: UAI 5.115, UAI 5.115, Volume 2, Item 47

Testimony regarding the alleged stabbing of John Cooper by Elisha Stoddard, 1809 May 13 Digital

Scope and Contents

Copies of depositions of Joseph C. Eldridge, John Bartlett, and Joseph Myrick regarding the alleged stabbing of John Cooper by Elisha Goddard in Charlestown, Massachusetts, dated May 13, 1809.

This document is a duplicate of an item that can be found in Harvard University. Corporation. Harvard College Papers, 1st series, 1636-1825, 1831 (UAI 5.100):


  • 1809 May 13

Researcher Access

Corporation papers, 1st series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, Volumes 3-7, is closed for research use due to the collection's fragile condition.

Positive microfilm of the supplements to the Harvard College Papers, 1st series (UAI I.5.131.5) is available for research use.


1 cubic feet (4 legal document boxes, 1 flat box)

Biographical / Historical

Elisha Goddard entered with the Harvard College Class of 1811; he was expelled on April 12, 1808, after being found guilty of setting fire to a small building. He petitioned for readmission in 1809, but his request was denied.


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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