Report and papers of Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw, and petition to the legislature, 1841-1845 (inclusive).

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Harvard University. Corporation. Committee on the Dexter Foundation. Report and papers of Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw, and petition to the legislature, 1841-1845 (inclusive).

Report and papers of Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw, and petition to the legislature, 1841-1845 (inclusive).

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Harvard University

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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...

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Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861

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Chief justice of Massachusetts, 1830-1860. His daughter Elizabeth married the author Herman Melville. From the description of ALS : Boston, to Joseph B. Felt, 1834 Oct. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475395 Shaw was chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1830-1860). Webster and Parkman were on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at the time of Parkman's murder. From the description of Sentence of John W. Webster...