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Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...
Fuller was an American author, editor, critic, and social reformer interested in Transcendentalism, feminism, and the revolution in Rome. From the description of Margaret Fuller family papers, 1662-1909 (inclusive), 1760-1864 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612369673 From the guide to the Margaret Fuller family papers, 1662-1909 (inclusive), 1760-1864 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American critic and socia...
Frederick William Gale (1816-1854) and Hannah ("Anna") Davis Gale (1818-1851) were born in Northborough, Mass., the children of Capt. Cyrus Gale (1795- ) and Eliza Davis Gale ( -1821). Eliza Gale was a sister of Gov. John Davis. Frederick, a member of the Harvard class of 1836, studied at Harvard Law School and practiced law in Worcester with his uncle, Isaac Davis, and in St. Louis, Mo. After the deaths of his first wife and only child, he traveled in Europe for three years (April 1847-August 1...