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RECORD GROUP Identifier: HUD 237

Records of the Harvard College Class of 1837


  • 1837-1926 and [undated]



0.5 cubic feet (1 document box, 2 volumes, and 3 folders)

The Class of 1837

The Harvard College Class of 1837 included notable authors Henry David Thoreau and Richard Henry Dana. The full list of members of the Class of 1837 include:

  1. Joseph Henry Adams
  2. William Allen
  3. John Bacon
  4. Clifford Belcher
  5. Henry Jacob Bigelow
  6. Harvey Erastus Clap
  7. Manlius Stimson Calrke
  8. William Johnson Dale
  9. Charles Henry Appleton Dall
  10. Richard Henry Dana
  11. William Davis
  12. William Augustus Davis
  13. John Fenwick Eustis
  14. William Whitwell Greenough
  15. Horatio Hale
  16. David Greene Haskins
  17. Charles Hayward
  18. Samuel Tenney Hildreth
  19. Christopher Columbus Holmes
  20. Nathaniel Holmes
  21. Henry Hubbard
  22. Samuel Austin Kendall
  23. Benjamin Gage Kimball
  24. John Foster Williams Lane
  25. Charles March
  26. Horace Morison
  27. Augustus Goddard Peabody
  28. Amos Perry
  29. Francis Phelps
  30. Charles Wyatt Rice
  31. James Richardson
  32. Charles Theodore Russell
  33. Joseph Gales Seaton
  34. Henry David Thoreau
  35. Samuel Treat
  36. Samuel Trull
  37. John Francis Tuckerman
  38. Henry Vose
  39. John Weiss
  40. Charles Stearns Wheeler
  41. Giles Henry Whitney
  42. Daniel Wight
  43. James Withers Wilkinson
  44. Edward Pinkney Williams
  45. Francis Stanton Williams
  46. Henry Williams
  47. William Pinkney Williams

Related Materials

  1. Biographical folders of members of the Class of 1837 (HUG 300)
  2. Class Reports (HUD 237.xx)
  3. Official confirmation of the matriculation or degree status of members of the Class is in University records (e.g. admissions records).
  4. Cameron. Thoreau and his Harvard classmates (HUD 237.11)
  5. Weiss, J. Poem read at annual dinner, 1874 (HUD 237.37.93)
  6. Memorials prepared for the fiftieth anniversary by H. Williams (HUD 237.50)
  7. Wheeler, C. S. Biographical Notices of Mr. Charles Hayward, Jr. and Mr. Samuel T. Hildreth (HUD 237.50)

Inventory update

This document last updated 2022 May 26.

Processing Information

Inventory originally comprised just the class book. Expanded in August 2019 by Kate Bowers to include other series in the Records of the Class of 1837. Additional updates made in May 2022 by Olivia Mandica-Hart.

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