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John Hancock Collection

Collection Identifier: UAI 50.27.73
Overview: John Hancock (1737-1793) was a prominent Boston merchant and leading statesman during the American Revolutionary War period. A 1754 graduate of Harvard College, he served as its treasurer from 1773 until 1777. The collection includes correspondence, receipts, and accounting records relating to Hancock’s tenure as Harvard College treasurer as well as a limited number of his personal papers. The records document the strained relationship between College administrators and Hancock that began in...

Corporation papers, 1st series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, Volumes 1 and 2

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.110
Overview: At a special meeting of the Harvard Corporation on February 6, 1850, the President and Fellows voted to have all manuscript papers related to the history of the College and College affairs identified, arranged, and bound. The first series of the Harvard College Papers comprises eleven volumes of historical and administrative records dating back as early as the mid-1600s arranged in chronological order. Papers that were accidentally overlooked, or newly discovered or received, were added later...