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Charles W. Eliot personal expense records

Collection Identifier: HUM 309
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...