Papers of Caleb Gannett
Extent.26 cubic feet (1 half-legal document box)
The collection does not include records related to his work at Harvard College.
On January 17, 1781, Gannett married Katherine Wendell, and after her death on July 25, 1798, he married Ruth Stiles, the daughter of Yale President Ezra Stiles, on January 19, 1800. Gannett was appointed a Justice of the Peace for Middlesex County in 1804, and was involved in many local civic organizations; he was a founder of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Friendly Fire Society, and the Humane Society of Cambridge. His wife Ruth died in June 1808, and Gannett died on April 25, 1818. Gannett had five children: John Mico (Harvard AB 1802), Katharine Brattle Bascomb, Thomas Brattle (Harvard AB 1809), Elizabeth Latham Andrews, and Ezra Stiles (Harvard AB 1820).
- Notebook, 1768-1777
- Correspondence, ca. 1767-1775
- Financial documents, 1791-1801
- Estate papers, 1808-1820
- Epitaphs, undated
- Shipton, Clifford K. Biographical Sketches of those who attended Harvard College in the classes of 1761-1763. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1970.
Five quarter bills, one to Thomas Jones in 1805 and four to Charles Brown between 1808 and 1812, as well as an 1812 payment receipt for Brown, signed by Caleb Gannett in his capacity as College Steward were moved to the Records of the Steward, 1801-1875 (UAI 70.6).
This finding aid was created by Diann Benti in January 2011.
Preservation and description of the Papers of Caleb Gannett was supported by the Arcadia-funded project Harvard in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.
- Gannett, Caleb, 1745-1818. Papers of Caleb Gannett, 1768-1820: an inventory
- EAD ID
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