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COLLECTION Identifier: UAI 15.868

Papers of Benjamin Wadsworth

Diary, 1725-1736 Digital

Scope and Contents Wadsworth's diary primarily documents Harvard College affairs and his administrative responsibilities, including his installation as president and descriptions of the meetings held and votes taken by the Board of Overseers. The diary also lists College bills paid and contracts and leases signed on behalf of the College, describes various College commencements and valedictory orations, and mentions freshman students who boarded with Wadsworth during his tenure as president. Many of the entries...
Diary, 1725-1736 Digital Object
Diary, 1725-1736 Digital Object

Sermons, 1696-1704 Digital

Scope and Contents Nineteen sermons arranged chronologically. Originally bound in one volume.
Sermons, 1696-1704 Digital Object
Sermons, 1696-1704 Digital Object

Sermons, 1711-1712 Digital

Scope and Contents Twenty-three sermons arranged chronologically in one volume.
Sermons, 1711-1712 Digital Object
Sermons, 1711-1712 Digital Object

Sermon on 2 Samuel X:12, 1734 October 24 Digital

Sermon on 2 Samuel X:12, 1734 October 24 Digital Object
Sermon on 2 Samuel X:12, 1734 October 24 Digital Object

Medical account book, 1702-1733 Digital

Scope and Contents This volume lists medical remedies that Wadsworth collected, including treatments for bleeding, coughs, hiccups, burns, cramps, sore throats, consumption, vomiting, nosebleeds, choking, worms, colic, and backaches. In the nineteenth century, the volume was owned Joshua Harlow (d. 1859), who copied extracts of land deeds into the book on pages not used by Wadsworth.
Medical account book, 1702-1733 Digital Object
Medical account book, 1702-1733 Digital Object

Receipt to Thomas Emory from Benjamin Wadsworth, 1725 April 10 Digital

Scope and Contents This receipt documents payment of fees by Thomas Emory, on behalf of Charles Burnham of South Carolina whose son boarded at Wadsworth’s home.
Receipt to Thomas Emory from Benjamin Wadsworth, 1725 April 10 Digital Object
Receipt to Thomas Emory from Benjamin Wadsworth, 1725 April 10 Digital Object