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Overview: Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), educator and leader in public affairs, was president of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909. The records in this collection including bills, receipts, and canceled checks, document the personal expenses of Eliot from 1857 to 1923. Correspondence and accompanying records chronicle Eliot’s purchase of land in Mount Desert Island in Maine for the construction of his family’s summer home. Additional bills and receipts document Harvard College related payments...
Overview: This document provides a guide, or map, from the obsolete call numbers that identified Charles William Eliot material in the Harvard University Archives to the current call numbers, series, subseries, and box numbers in which this material resides.
Overview: Charles William Eliot (1834-1926) was President of Harvard University from March 12, 1869 to May 19, 1909. He also taught mathematics and chemistry at Harvard University (1858-1863) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1865-1869). Eliot was one of the most influential educators of his day and the innovations he introduced at Harvard University influenced higher education throughout the United States.