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Records relating to Harvard College collected by Charles Ewer

Collection Identifier: HUM 94
Overview: This collection contains ten 18th century documents relating to Harvard College and President John Leverett collected by the first president of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Charles Ewer. The documents primarily pertain to the Harvard Fellowship controversy between 1716 and 1723 that expanded from internal disagreements about the role of Tutors in College governance to a political battle between the Harvard Corporation, Board of Overseers, and the Massachusetts General...

Papers of John Leverett, 1652-1730

Series Identifier: UAI 15.866
Overview: John Leverett (1662-1724) was the first lawyer and jurist to become Harvard College president (1707/08-1724). This collection consists of diaries, lectures, sermon notes, letters, commissions, deeds, sketches, and bills, which document his activities as a Harvard College tutor, as president of Harvard College, as a jurist, and as a lawyer.