COLLECTIONS: 7061 - 7070 of 8003
Overview: The collection contains eight short handwritten works composed by three Harvard undergraduates Jeremy Belknap (1744-1798; Harvard AB 1762), Andrew Fuller (1743-1831; Harvard AB 1764), and Peter Thacher (1752-1802; Harvard AB 1769) in the mid-18th century. The documents include six compositions composed by Belknap consisting of two philosophical themes on morality, a disputation, an analysis of Luke 14, and a sketch on the death of John the Baptist, as well as a Latin disputation composed by...
Overview: This collection contains five handwritten essays composed by Joseph Stevens Buckminster (1784-1812; Harvard AB 1800) when he was an undergraduate at Harvard College in 1798 and 1799. Buckminster, an influential Unitarian minister of the Brattle Street Church in Cambridge, was instrumental in disseminating German biblical criticism in New England. Buckminster's student essays follow a format typical for late 18th century Harvard undergraduate essays and delve into themes of greed, the role of...
Overview: The Subscription records for the Massachusetts Professorship of Natural History contain subscription papers and lists, receipts, and letters documenting the fund raising efforts of the founders of the Professorship and Botanic Garden at Harvard University from 1802 to 1813. The records contain the names of donors and their individual contributions.
Overview: Records of the Suffolk Bank of Boston, Mass., 1818-1904.
Scope and Contents: Partial records of two savings banks in Boston, Mass., the Suffolk Savings Bank (founded 1833) and the Franklin Savings Bank (founded 1861). The two banks merged in 1957. The depositors' records for the Franklin Bank are especially complete. There are also general ledgers, cash books, and statement books, but no correspondence.
FOUND IN: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteCollection Identifier: M-133, reel E28; A-68, Series XIII
Overview: Suffrage printed material, autographs, drawings, etc., collected by Mary Earhart Dillon.
Overview: In the mid 1700s, Harvard administrators began incorporating English oratory into an undergraduate curriculum traditionally focused on Latin and Greek. To reflect the expanded emphasis on oratory, upperclassmen participated in English debates, dialogues, and orations on Commencement Day and in public exhibitions using subjects and questions provided by the Harvard Faculty. This collection contains handwritten questions and subjects suggested by the Harvard Faculty primarily in the 1810s and...
Overview: Papers of Unitarian minister William Laurence Sullivan that include writings, sermons, prayers, correspodence, and material related to his work with the American Unitarian Association and the Unitarian Laymen's League Mission. The papers span 1895-1961.