Early Catalogs and Shelflists of the Harvard College Library, 1723-1822.

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Early Catalogs and Shelflists of the Harvard College Library, 1723-1822.

This collection of early catalogs and shelflists of the Harvard College Library includes both printed and manuscript material. It contains at least one copy of each of the three printed library catalogs published in the eighteenth century, with related supplements; two sets of library alcove shelflists; numerous manuscript catalogs of the library, arranged either alphabetically or by subject, including one believed to have been in use during the College's evacuation to Concord during the American Revolutionary War; and multiple "tracts catalogs," which listed pamphlets in the library's collection before they were integrated into the general catalog.

4.77 cubic feet (1.5 legal document boxes, 5 flat boxes, 16 volumes, and 1 microfilm box).

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Smith, Isaac, 1749-1829

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Isaac Smith (1749-1829), a Harvard Librarian from 1788 to 1791, was born in Boston on May 7, 1749. He received an AB from Harvard in 1767 and an AM in 1770. In 1774, he became a tutor at the College and served until 1775 when he traveled to England. In England, Smith was ordained as the minister of the Sidmouth Presbyterian chapel. In 1784, Smith returned to Massachusetts and preached for two years in eastern Massachusetts before being appointed to a three-year term as Harvard College Librarian....

Diman, James, 1707-1788

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Shapleigh, Samuel, 1765-1800.

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Samuel Leighton Shapleigh (1765-1800) was born in Kittery, Maine on July 9, 1765. He was left an orphan when both his parents, Mary Leighton Shapleigh and Tobias Shapleigh, died in 1769. He was subsequently cared for by his uncle and guardian, Major Samuel Leighton. Shapleigh attended Harvard College, entering in 1785 and graduating with the class of 1789. Following graduation he worked briefly as a school keeper for the town of Cambridge. Afterwards he pursued legal studies and rec...

Gee, Joshua, 1698-1748

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Adams, Amos, 1728-1775

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Adams was ordained pastor of the First Church in Roxbury, 12 Sept. 1753. From the description of Sermons : manuscript, 1761-1775. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612865240 ...

Massachusetts Historical Society

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Harvard University

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The Committee on the Choice of Electives recommended in 1910 that in order to guarantee students' reading knowledge of French or German, every student must pass a special oral examination in either one of the two languages before admission to the junior class. The rule was revised in 1920. From the description of Oral examination papers in French and German, 1912-1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228513467 During World War II, Harvard University trained militar...

Yale university. Library

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Eli Whitney was born in Westborough, Massachusetts in 1765. Even as a child he showed an aptitude for mechanical work, repairing violins and taking on other mechanical work as it presented itself. Whitney set up shop making nails and when the demand for nails declined, he changed his business to manufacture hat pins, a commodity with increasing demand. Whitney eventually enrolled at Yale College in May 1789, and graduated three years later. He intended to further his education and become a lawye...

Hancock, John, 1702-1744

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Harvard college library

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Thaddeus Mason Harris (1768-1842) was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts on July 7, 1768. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1787 and was invited the same year to become private secretary to General George Washington. He was prevented from accepting the position, though, by an attack of smallpox, and he served as the interim librarian of the Harvard College Library for three months in 1787. In 1791 he was appointed librarian at Harvard, a position he held until he became pastor of the F...

Eliot, Andrew, 1744-1805

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Winthrop, James, 1752-1821

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Christian Mentzel was a German physician, naturalist, and philologist. From the guide to the Chinese lexicon, 1806, 1806, (American Philosophical Society) Judge, librarian. James Winthrop was a jurist and a librarian of Harvard University. From the description of Letter, 1876-1884. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50693791 James Winthrop (1752-1821), son of Harvard Professor John Winthrop, served as Bu...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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American writer and physician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Beverley Farm, Mass., to Tristram Coffin, 1890 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544690 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Tristram Coffin, 1891 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361192 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to [Tristram Coffin], 1891 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361674 From the descript...

Fleet, Thomas, 1732-1797

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The Boston Evening Post, published on Monday evenings, was a continuation of Jeremiah Gridley's Weekly Rehearsal, renamed in August 1735 after Thomas Fleet (1685-1758) became its printer and editor. The newspaper was published by Fleet until his death in July 1758, and thereafter by his sons, Thomas Jr. and John. Its final issue was published on April 24, 1775, during increasing instability in pre-Revolutionary Boston. From the guide to the Boston Evening Post letters, 1769-1778, (Wi...

Langdon, Samuel, 1723-1797

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Congregational clergyman and president of Harvard. From the description of Sermon on the character of a parent [manuscript], ca. 1790. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 642177271 Samuel Langdon (1723-1797) was the thirteenth President of Harvard College from October 14, 1774 to August 30, 1780. He presided over the college during the American Revolution. From the description of Papers of Samuel Langdon 1745-1790, 1902. (Harvard University). WorldCat record ...

Batchelder, Samuel, 1784-1879

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Bigelow, William Sturgis, 1850-1926

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Bigelow (Harvard M.D. 1874) was briefly an instructor in surgery at the Harvard Medical School. From 1881 to 1888 he studied art in Japan, and later donated his collections of Oriental art to the Boston Museum of Fine Art. From the description of Buddhist notes : typescript, 1922 January-February. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612790985 Bigelow (Harvard, M.D. 1874) was briefly an instructor in surgery at the Harvard Medical School. From 1881 to 1888 he studied ar...

Fleet, John, 1734-1806

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The Boston Evening Post, published on Monday evenings, was a continuation of Jeremiah Gridley's Weekly Rehearsal, renamed in August 1735 after Thomas Fleet (1685-1758) became its printer and editor. The newspaper was published by Fleet until his death in July 1758, and thereafter by his sons, Thomas Jr. and John. Its final issue was published on April 24, 1775, during increasing instability in pre-Revolutionary Boston. From the guide to the Boston Evening Post letters, 1769-1778, (Wi...

Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1777-1811,

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Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. The legislation described a reference library for Congress only, containing "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress - and for putting up a suitable apartment for containing them therein…" The original library was housed in the Washington, DC until August 1814, ...

Green, Bartholomew, 1699-1751

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Gilman, Francis B.,

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Harris, Thaddeus Mason, 1768-1842

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Thaddeus Mason Harris (1768-1842) was a Unitarian clergyman in Dorchester, Mass., author, and antiquarian. He was also librarian of Harvard College, 1791-1793, and librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1837-1842. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207142240 Unitarian minister, naturalist and antiquarian. From the description of Letter, 1797, Jan. 27 : Dorchester, Mass., to Rev. W. Bentley. (Duke University). WorldCat recor...

Mayhew, William, 1746-1785.

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Draper, John, 1702-1762

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Harvard College (1636-1780)

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Samuel Mather (1677-1746) was a member of a prominent Connecticut family. He was born in Branford, Connecticut in 1677; his parents were the Reverend Samuel and Hannah (Treat) Mather. When Samuel was four, his family moved to Windsor, Connecticut. He attended Harvard College, receiving an A.B. in 1698 and an A.M. in 1701. He began studying medicine in 1698 and by 1702 he was admitted "to be a Practitioner of Physick and Chyrurgy." He was quickly successful, and in 1710 was appointed a surgeon to...

Paine, Robert Treat, 1731-1814

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Declaration of Independence signer from Massachusetts. From the description of Writ annotated and signed by Paine, 1765 July 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230735 Paine was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman, attorney general, and judge in Massachusetts. From the description of ALS, 1782 March 29 : Boston, to Nathaniel Freeman, Sandwich. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13814933 ...

Packard, Hezekiah, 1761-1849

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Hollis, Thomas, 1720-1774

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Thomas Hollis was a British literary editor and early donor to the Harvard College Library. Timothy Hollis was his relative. From the guide to the Correspondence with Timothy Hollis, 1770-1779., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Thomas Hollis was a British literary editor and early donor to the Harvard College Library. From the description of Correspondence with Timothy Hollis, 1770-1779. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122...