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COLLECTION Identifier: UAI 5.100

  • Positive microfilm of the Harvard College Papers, 1st series (UAI 5.131) is available for research use. Digital copies of the positive microfilm appear at the series level in this finding aid.

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Harvard College Papers, 1st series

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 1, 1650-1889 (bulk 1650-1765) Digital

Scope and content The first volume of the College Papers contains original documents dating from 1651 to 1763. It also contains documents dating from 1787, 1817, and 1889, a 1886 photograph of the Charter of 1650, 19th century manscript and 20th century photostat copies of original documents. The documents span the tenures of presidents Increase Mather, John Leverett, Benjamin Wadsworth, and Edward Holyoke. Topics of note include Increase Mather's efforts to obtain a royal charter for the College...

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 2, 1764-1785, 1793 Digital

Scope and content The second volume of the College Papers contains original documents dating from 1764 to 1785, spanning the tenures of presidents Edward Holyoke, Samuel Locke, Samuel Langdon, acting president Edward Wigglesworth, and Joseph Willard, as well as treasurers Thomas Hubbard, John Hancock, and Ebenezer Storer. It also contains a document from 1793. Topics of note include the missionary work of Gideon Hawley to the Native Americans at Mashpee (or Marshpee), Massachusetts; the 1764 fire...

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 3, 1785-1796 Digital

Scope and content The third volume of the College Papers contains original documents dating from 1785 to 1796, spanning the tenures of president Joseph Willard and treasurer Ebenezer Storer. The series chiefly consists of incoming correspondence for Storer. Topics of note include the missionary work of Gideon Hawley to the Native Americans at Mashpee (or Marshpee), Massachusetts, with occasional references to the affairs of the Mashpee Indians and studies of his son, James Hawley (Harvard College...

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 4, 1797-1805 Digital

Scope and content The fourth volume of the College Papers contains original documents dating from 1797 to 1805, spanning the tenures of president Joseph Willard, acting president Eliphalet Pearson, and treasurer Ebenezer Storer. It chiefly consists of incoming correspondence for Storer. Topics of note include the missionary work of Gideon Hawley to the Native Americans at Mashpee (or Marshpee), Massachusetts; the missionary work of John Sergeant, Jr. to the Native Americans at Stockbridge,...

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 5, 1805-1809 Digital

Scope and content The fifth volume of College Papers contains original documents dating from 1805 to 1809, spanning the tenures of president Samuel Webber and treasurers Ebenezer Storer and Jonathan Jackson. Topics of note include the completion of Stoughton Hall; professorships; Benjamin Waterhouse's courses in Natural History and the mineralogical cabinet; student disorders at Harvard and Princeton; the death and estate of Ebenezer Storer; Boylston Medical prizes and design of the prize medal;...

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 6, 1809-1811 Digital

Scope and content The sixth volume of College Papers contains original documents dating from 1809 to 1811, spanning the tenures of presidents Samuel Webber and John Thornton Kirkland, and treasurers Jonathan Jackson and John Davis. Much of the volume consists of general administrative correspondence exchanged between Kirkland and Davis. Topics of note include appointments to the Boylston Medical Committee; the awarding of Boylston prizes by the Prize committee; the move of the medical lectures to...

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 7, 1811-1815, 1819 Digital

Scope and content The seventh volume of the College Papers contains original documents dating from 1811 to 1815, spanning the tenures of president John Thornton Kirkland and treasurer John Davis. Much of the volume consists of general administrative correspondence exchanged between Kirkland and Davis. It also contains one document from 1819. Topics of note include changes to the constituency of the Board of Overseers; missionary work of Frederick Baylies to the Native Americans of Martha’s Vineyard,...

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 8, 1815-1820 (bulk 1815-1819) Digital

Scope and content The eighth volume of College Papers contains original documents dating from 1815 to 1819, spanning the tenures of president John Thornton Kirkland and treasurer John Davis. Much of the volume consists of general administrative correspondence exchanged between Kirkland and Davis. It also contains a document from 1820. Topics of note include the visit of United States President James Monroe, including a letter of thanks from Monroe; the appointment of George Ticknor as first Smith...

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 9, 1819-1821 Digital

Scope and content The ninth volume of College Papers contains original documents dating from 1819 to 1821, spanning the tenures of president John Thornton Kirkland and treasurer John Davis, as well as correspondence between Davis and Steward Stephen Higginson. Much of the volume consists of general administrative correspondence exchanged between Kirkland and Davis. It also contains an early 20th century typewritten document. Topics of note include a Report of the Midwifery Department of the Harvard...

Harvard College Papers, 1st series, Volume 10, 1821-1824, Digital

Scope and content The tenth volume of College Papers contains original documents dating from 1821 to 1824, spanning the tenures of president John Thornton Kirkland and treasurer John Davis. Much of the volume consists of general administrative correspondence exchanged between Kirkland and Davis, as well as correspondence between Davis and Steward Stephen Higginson. It also contains a printed document from 1831, during the tenure of president Josiah Quincy. Topics of note include the Committee of the...