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COLLECTION Identifier: UAIII 50.6.1

Records of the Harvard College Library: Borrowing privileges correspondence

Overview

This collection contains correspondence to the Harvard College librarian asking for book borrowing privileges, primarily from faculty and other individuals with a connection to the college, dated 1775 to circa 1826, and a 20th century dealer catalog entry for a 1764 letter related to donated volumes. The records include the borrower's name, the titles of the books borrowed, the date of loans, and in some cases, the return of books.

Dates

  • 1764-circa 1826, 1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

.40 cubic feet ( (1 document box))
This collection contains correspondence to the Harvard College librarian asking for book borrowing privileges, primarily from faculty and other individuals with a connection to the college, dated 1775 to circa 1826, and a 20th century dealer catalog entry for a 1764 letter related to donated volumes. The records include the borrower's name, the titles of the books borrowed, the date of loans, and in some cases, the return of books.

There are requests for books by Professor Edward Wigglesworth (1732-1794), as well as a letter about a law library donation from Massachusetts attorney John Gardiner (1737-1793) and a note from President Joseph Willard (1738-1804) to the librarian regarding the Harvard mineral cabinet.

The documents span the tenures of librarians Andrew Eliot (1763-1767), James Winthrop (1772-1787), Thaddeus Mason Harris (1791-1793), Samuel Shapleigh (1793-1800), Sidney Willard (1801-1805), Peter Nourse (1805-1808), and Charles Folsom (1823-1826).

Former call number

Formerly classified as UAIII 50.6 Box 1, Records of the Harvard College Library: Collected papers of the library

Related Materials

Collections in the Harvard University Archives
  1. Records of the Harvard College Library : Library charging records, 1762-1897 (UAIII 50.15.60): http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/012104417/catalog

Processing Information

Processing involved rehousing documents and objects in appropriate archival folders and boxes, and the creation of this finding aid.

This finding aid was created by Brooke McManus in March 2018.

Titles were assigned by the archivist.

Preservation and description of the Records of the Harvard College Library: Borrowing privileges correspondence was supported by the Colonial North America at Harvard Library Project.
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Title
Harvard College Library. Records of the Harvard College Library: Borrowing privileges correspondence, 1764-circa 1826, 1933: an inventory
Author
Brooke McManus
Date
03/22/2018
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hua16018

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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