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Records compiled by Eliphalet Pearson relating to the election of Henry Ware as Hollis Professor of Divinity

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.955
Overview: This collection documents the involvement of Eliphalet Pearson, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages and the College's interim President from 1804 to 1806, in the selection of the Hollis Professor of Divinity in 1805 at Harvard. Correspondence from New England ministers supports Pearson's desire to elect an orthodox Calvinist as Hollis Professor of Divinity, a narrative written by Pearson defends the selection of a Calvinist as Divinity Professor, and nomination slips and...

Papers of Eliphalet Pearson

Collection Identifier: HUM 79
Overview: Eliphalet Pearson (1752-1826) was a graduate of the Harvard Class of 1773, the second Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard from 1786 until 1806, a member of the Harvard Corporation from 1800 to 1806, and the College's interim President from 1804 to 1806. The papers of Eliphalet Pearson contain materials he created over more than a half century as a student, educator, and administrator. The collection contains Pearson's student work, an account book kept of his...