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Edward W. Forbes personal correspondence

Collection Identifier: HUM 349
Overview: Edward Waldo Forbes (1873-1969), an American art historian, was the director of the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University from 1909 to 1944. The collection consists of ten letters written to and from Edward W. Forbes from 1923 to 1946 with his nephew William H. Forbes, his niece Margaret Forbes Schroeder, and M. Gertrude Huckins. The letters refer chiefly to personal and family matters.

Collection of Edward Holyoke materials

Collection Identifier: HUM 312
Overview: Edward Holyoke (1689-1769) was the ninth president of Harvard College, serving for thirty-two years from 1737 to 1769. This artificial collection, dated 1721-circa 1780s, consists of an astronomy notebook and sermons written by Holyoke, a drinking tube fashioned from his watch case, a letter to Holyoke from his friend Benjamin Dearborn, and a letter to a proprietor of the Second Church of Marblehead, Massachusetts, from Overseer William Dudley related to Holyoke’s election as president of...

Aerial photographs of Cambridge, Mass. taken by Edward R. Cogswell, Jr.

Collection Identifier: HUV 2297.10
Overview: This collection consists of seven black and white platinum prints taken by Edward Russell Cogswell, Jr., on September 18, 1897, from the top of the chimney of the old power house at the intersection of Boylston Street (now John F. Kennedy Street) and Memorial Drive in Cambridge, Mass. The photographs are aerial views of Harvard Square, Cambridge, Allston and the Charles River.

Holyoke family diaries

Collection Identifier: HUM 46
Overview: Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829) and John Holyoke (1733/4-1753) were children of Harvard's ninth President Edward Holyoke (1689-1769) and Margaret Appleton Holyoke (d. 1740). Edward Augustus and John grew up in Cambridge and received undergraduate degrees from the College in 1746 and 1751, respectively. After graduation, Edward Augustus Holyoke received an AM from Harvard in 1749 and practiced medicine in Salem, Massachusetts. John Holyoke was studying law when he died of illness in 1753....

Papers of Edward Holyoke

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.870
Overview: Edward Holyoke (1689-1769) was pastor of the Second Church of Marblehead, Massachusetts, from 1716 to 1737 and the ninth president of Harvard College, serving for thirty-two years from 1737 to 1769. This collection documents Holyoke family affairs, as well as Holyoke’s activities and interests as president of Harvard. It contains family correspondence, genealogies, and descriptions of property; presidential correspondence; Harvard financial accounts; and a few of Holyoke’s sermons.

Edward W. Wagner personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 243
Overview: Edward Willett Wagner (1924-2001) was Professor of Korean Studies at Harvard for thirty-five years and was a pioneer in the study of Korean history in the United States. A specialist in pre-modern Korean history, Wagner's research centered on the study of the elite structure of Korea’s Yi (Chosŏn) dynasty. The Edward W. Wagner personal archive documents Wagner’s academic and professional career as a teacher, writer, and historian and highlights his role as an authority on the history and...

Richard Edward Connell personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUD 915.70
Overview: Richard Edward Connell, author of short stories, novels and screenplays, was born on October 17, 1893 in Poughkeepsie, New York, and received his Harvard AB in 1915. He died on November 22, 1949 in Beverly Hills, California. This collection consists primarily of Connell’s letters to his sisters, written while he was at Harvard; it also contains biographical information, including a photograph, biography, and bibliography.

Records of the Harvard College Observatory Time Service

Collection Identifier: UAV 630.377
Overview: In 1872, under Director Joseph Winlock, the Harvard College Observatory established the world’s first public time service, which it provided as a commercial service until 1892. The Observatory sold its time service to railroads and businesses by sending hourly signals over Boston’s fire alarm system and distributing time across the region via Western Union telegraph lines; this work eventually resulted in the establishment of the country's first time zone. The Records of the Harvard College...

Records of the Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins

Collection Identifier: HUY 26
Overview: Early New England educational institutions benefitted from the bequests of wealthy donors. The 1657 will of Connecticut Governor Edward Hopkins allocated money for New England schools, and a 1713 British decree established the Charity of Edward Hopkins to manage the Hopkins legacy and to allocate funds to support students at Harvard College and a Cambridge grammar school. The records of the Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins contain documents created and collected by the Trustees in...

Papers of Edward Everett

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.884
Overview: Edward Everett (1794-1865) was President of Harvard University from February 5, 1846 to February 1, 1849. He was also a Unitarian clergyman, teacher, statesman, and a famous American orator.