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Bruce Willard Forbes letters to his parents

Collection Identifier: HUM 266
Overview: Bruce Willard Forbes (1921-2016) attended the University of Michigan, receiving his AB in French in 1942; in 1943, Forbes earned his MA from Harvard University. Forbes later entered the ministry and spent the next five decades as a priest at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City. The collection contains seventy-six letters written by Forbes while he was a Harvard graduate student between January 29 and August 21, 1943. The letters document Forbes’ experiences as a student on the Harvard...

Letters to Lemuel Shaw

Collection Identifier: HUD 200.505
Overview: This collection contains letters to Lemuel Shaw, dated 1798-1857, from five other members of the Harvard College class of 1800: Timothy Boutelle, Timothy Flint, Abiel Holbrook, William Sawyer, and Daniel Kimball. A folder enclosed with the correspondence indicates Shaw was on a committee to collect biographical information on the class of 1800, and these letters, which date from their college days until late adulthood, may have been used to compile a class book.

Benjamin Peirce personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUG 1680
Overview: Benjamin Peirce (1778-1831), a Harvard historian and librarian, was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He earned his AB from Harvard in 1801, and was a merchant and state legislator prior to his appointment as college librarian in 1826. This collection contains personal correspondence, student papers, political writings, and manuscripts, notes, and letters relating to Peirce's work on the history of Harvard University, dated 1787-1832.

Lawrence G. Smith personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 260
Overview: The personal archive of Lawrence G. Smith documents his academic and social experiences as a Harvard undergraduate and graduate student, and as an alumnus. The collection includes Smith's personal correspondence, diaries, and Harvard College Class of 1959 reunion memorabilia.