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...
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...
FOUND IN: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteCollection Identifier: MC 807; T-509; DVD-111
Overview: Correspondence, writings, speeches, appointment books, meeting minutes, audiocassettes, DVDs, and electronic records of Vilma Hunt, dentist, scientist, researcher, writer, environmental activist, and feminist. Some material related to her husband, Edward Eyre Hunt, and his family, is also included.
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...
Overview: The business records of China trader Captain Benjamin Newton includes financial records and correspondence detailing his business dealings, 1836-1864.
Overview: Family correspondence and associated business papers of the interrelated Hendee, Tucke and Parker families of Lowell, Massachusetts, 1842-1923.
Account books and other material relating to the whaling industry chiefly from New Bedford and Nantucket, Mass.
Overview: Multiple collections of account books and other material relating to the whaling industry chiefly from New Bedford and Nantucket, Mass., 1774-1922
FOUND IN: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteCollection Identifier: MC 723; T-478
Overview: Correspondence, appointment books, lecture notes, manuscript drafts, photographs, and audiotape of historian Janet Wilson James, professor at Boston College and director of the Schlesinger Library.
Overview: Ledgers, journals, miscellaneous accounts, and scattered letters, 1867-1957, of the Boston, Mass. based import-export firm founded by Henry W. Peabody.
Overview: Account books and records of shipbuilders located in New England and New York, 1754-1923.