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COLLECTION Identifier: UAI 15.800

Laws and statutes of Harvard

The Lawes and Orders of Harvard Colledge, 1655-1708 Digital

Scope and Contents The 21-page handwritten copy of the College laws is laid out in two columns, and lacks a cover. In the left-hand column, in an unidentified hand, are the Laws of 1655 in English with additions dated April 9, 1660, August 24, 1663, and December 5, 1667, and an order of the General Court dated Sept. 4, 1656. In the right-hand column, in the hand of President John Leverett, are the Latin Laws of 1642-1646, with an occasional reference to the Latin Laws of 1686 and 1692, and two extracts from the...

The Lawes and Orders of Harvard Colledge, 1655 Digital

Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of the College laws used by Harvard presidents Charles Chauncy and Leonard Hoar, in a modern hardcover binding. The last six pages of the volume contain additional entries through 1672, some in the hand of President Chauncy. One entry details the 1666 expulsion of Harvard students Mason, Hubbard, and Wintrop for the hanging of "Goodma Sells doge upon the signe post."

The College Law Book, 1734 Digital

Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of the 1734 College Laws transcribed by Meshech Weare (Harvard AB 1735) into a small notebook. The volume has a modern hardcover binding.

College Laws, 1734 Digital

Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of the 1734 College Laws transcribed into a soft-cover notebook. The volume includes the name "Johannes Winthrop" ornately detailed at the end of the transcription.

The laws of Harvard College, 1767 Digital

Scope and Contents Leather hardcover volume containing a draft of the 1767 College Laws with portions crossed out and edited. The volume appears to be a working copy and includes page references in the front of the volume and additional notes inserted between pages.

The laws of Harvard College, 1767 Digital

Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of the 1767 College laws, lacking its original covers. The volume is identified as "original" and a note with five changes to the Laws is bound at the front of the volume. A note accompanies the item: "Mr. Wigglesworth compliments to the Librarian ~ Tutors to desire they would meet with the Professor at his House at 12 o Clock. Monday 11 o clock."

The laws of Harvard College, Part II, 1767 Digital

Scope and Contents Handwritten soft-cover copy of the 1767 College laws labeled as "Part II" and consisting of chapters VI to X. Likely copied by John Winthrop, Harvard College Class of 1770.

The Laws of Harvard College, 1767 Digital

Scope and Contents Handwritten soft-cover copy of the 1767 College laws includes an ornately drawn title and was marked "Corrections, Additions, etc." The volume contains many emendations, some in the hand of Edward Wigglesworth.

The antient customs of Harvard College, established by the Government of it, [ca. 1760s] Digital

Scope and Contents One-leaf undated handwritten fragment from the College customs signed "A true copy Attest Edward Wigglesworth" with the postscript "Thomas Leonards penison."

The Laws of Harvard College, 1790 Digital

Scope and Contents Bound pamphlet copy of the 1790 College laws printed by Samuel Hall, with annotations attributed to Christophe Ebeling. Handwritten inscription on cover: "For Professor Ebeling of Hamburgh from Joseph Willard President of Harvard College in Cambridge." A list of the "present executive officers of the College" for June 1794 is handwritten on the back inside cover, and the number of students in College are listed on the verso.