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Caleb Gannett collection

Collection Identifier: HUM 314
Overview: Caleb Gannett (1745-1818), Harvard College Steward from 1779 to 1818, was born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He received an AB from Harvard in 1763 and an AM in 1766. Gannett was a member of the Pembroke Church and studied theology with Ebenezer Gay (1696-1787; Harvard AB 1714). The collection consists of seven manuscript notebooks, dated circa 1758 to 1785. There are two letter books; three mathematical and astronomical notebooks, mostly compiled while Gannett was a student at Harvard...

Papers of Caleb Gannett

Collection Identifier: HUG 1411
Overview: The papers of Caleb Gannett (1745-1818; Harvard AB 1763), Harvard College Steward from 1779 to 1818, consist of a small assortment of miscellaneous personal records including a personal account notebook used between 1768 and 1777, two pieces of correspondence, miscellaneous financial documents, and records created in the settlement of Gannett's estate. Notably, the collection includes a 1775 letter written by Gannett discussing his smallpox inoculation and news of the Revolutionary War, and...