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Second printed catalog, 1773 Digital

Sub-Series — Box: 1, Folder: 6Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: This printed catalog, entitled Catalogus Librorum in Bibliotheca Cantabrigiensi Selectus, Prequentiorem in Usum Harvardinatum, qui Gradu Baccalaurei in Artibus Nondum Sunt Donati, was published in 1773. It was the first Harvard library catalog published after the devastating fire of 1764, and it was also the first American library catalog intended for an undergraduate audience. This catalog lists an abbreviated number of library volumes from the larger collection,...

Catalogus Librorum Bibliothecae Collegij Harvardini quod est Cantabrigiae in Nova Anglia, 1723 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: This subseries contains a copy of the first printed catalog of the Harvard College library, entitled Catalogus Librorum Bibliothecae Collegij Harvardini quod est Cantabrigiae in Nova Anglia. This catalog, printed in Boston by Bartholomew Green, Jr. and distributed by bookseller Samuel Gerrish, was the first printed library catalog in what is now the United States. It was compiled by Harvard librarian Joshua Gee, who received £20 additional compensation for his...

Continuatio Supplementi Catalogi Librorum Bibliothecae Collegij Harvardini, quod est Cantabrigae in Nova Anglia, 1725 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: This subseries contains a copy of the first printed catalog of the Harvard College library, entitled Catalogus Librorum Bibliothecae Collegij Harvardini quod est Cantabrigiae in Nova Anglia. This catalog, printed in Boston by Bartholomew Green, Jr. and distributed by bookseller Samuel Gerrish, was the first printed library catalog in what is now the United States. It was compiled by Harvard librarian Joshua Gee, who received £20 additional compensation for his...

Continuatio Catalogi Librorum Bibliothecae Collegij Harvardini. Ab Anno 1725, Ad Annum 1735, 1735 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: This subseries contains a copy of the first printed catalog of the Harvard College library, entitled Catalogus Librorum Bibliothecae Collegij Harvardini quod est Cantabrigiae in Nova Anglia. This catalog, printed in Boston by Bartholomew Green, Jr. and distributed by bookseller Samuel Gerrish, was the first printed library catalog in what is now the United States. It was compiled by Harvard librarian Joshua Gee, who received £20 additional compensation for his...

Supplement to Catalogus Librorum: An Alphabetical List of the Books belonging to the Library of Harv’d College, ca. 1768-1770 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents:

This manuscript supplement, written in multiple hands including that of William Mayhew, augments the alphabetical catalog begun by Andrew Eliot in 1765. It is believed to have been created in 1768, with additional entries made through 1770. Entries contain the same information as that in the Catalogus Librorum, including annotations to indicate donations from Thomas Hollis, John Hancock, and New Hampshire.

A List of Books that have been presented to the Library of Harvard College since the Alphabetical List was made out [supplement to Catalogus Librorum], ca. 1770 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents:

Unlike the catalog it supplements, this folio manuscript is not alphabetized. It includes the title, format, and number of volumes for 85 additions to the Harvard College Library, presumably made in the years soon after Eliot began his Catalogus Librorum.

Library catalog, believed to be from the College's evacuation to Concord during the Revolutionary War, ca. 1775 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents:

This manuscript catalog is believed to be in the hand of Samuel Langdon, Harvard's President during the American Revolutionary War. Books are listed alphabetically and entries include title, format, number of volumes, and location information. A sheet glued to the back cover contains “A List of Broken Volumes,” presumably books that were somehow damaged.

Books not readily found in the General Catalogue, circa 1780s Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 28Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents:

This manuscript document contains a ten-page draft of an alphabetical list titled "Books not readily found in General Catalogue," containing entries with abbreviated author and title information, with many struck-through entries, followed by a two-page revised version of the list containing the entries that were not struck through in the first version. The document also contains a one-page list of titles and alcove locations that includes a section marked "Tracts yet undiscovered."

A Summary of the Library of Cambridge as it stood 1783 (incomplete), circa 1784 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 29Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents:

This manuscript document contains a nine-page incomplete alphabetical index with abbreviated author and title information for entries beginning with "Abadie, Eng: pr." and ending with "Copernicus."

Catalog of tracts, No. 1, ca. 1773-1780 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: This subseries contains three manuscript catalogs, compiled in the 1770s, which list tracts (pamphlets and other unbound printed material) then in the library's collection. It also contains another manuscript catalog of tracts, begun in 1781, which is a compilation of the three earlier tracts catalogs with the inclusion of subsequent acquisitions. Entries in the first three catalogs of tracts - simply titled No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 - are arranged alphabetically within each volume, with shelf...

Catalog of tracts, No. 2, ca. 1774 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: This subseries contains three manuscript catalogs, compiled in the 1770s, which list tracts (pamphlets and other unbound printed material) then in the library's collection. It also contains another manuscript catalog of tracts, begun in 1781, which is a compilation of the three earlier tracts catalogs with the inclusion of subsequent acquisitions. Entries in the first three catalogs of tracts - simply titled No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 - are arranged alphabetically within each volume, with shelf...

Catalog of tracts, No. 3, ca. 1773 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 9Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: This subseries contains three manuscript catalogs, compiled in the 1770s, which list tracts (pamphlets and other unbound printed material) then in the library's collection. It also contains another manuscript catalog of tracts, begun in 1781, which is a compilation of the three earlier tracts catalogs with the inclusion of subsequent acquisitions. Entries in the first three catalogs of tracts - simply titled No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 - are arranged alphabetically within each volume, with shelf...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: additional subjects, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 11Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents:

This folder contains lists of volumes which appeared in the 1790 printed catalog but were not in the 1789 manuscript catalog, on the subjects of Commerce, Societies Literary, State Papers & Tryals, and Ecclesiastical Fathers.

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Antiquities, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 12Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Biblia Sacra, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 13Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Biblical criticism, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 14Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Chronology, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 15Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Dictionaries, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Ecclesiastical History, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 17Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Grammar, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 18Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Greek & Latin authors, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 19Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: History, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 20Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Jewish Antiquities, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 21Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Law & Government, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 22Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...

Supplement to 1789 catalog: Miscellaneous, ca. 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 23Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...