Account of A.T. White gift, 1903.
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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...
The Harvard Divinity School was started in 1811 when a program of graduate studies was organized for candidates for the ministry. In 1819 it became a separate administrative unit in Harvard University. From the description of General information by and about the Harvard Divinity School, 1811- (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228511094 Theology has been taught at Harvard since its opening in 1638. The Harvard Divinity School was started in 1811 when a program of grad...
Francis Greenwood Peabody (1847-1936) graduated from Harvard College in 1869 and Harvard Divinity School in 1872. Ordained in 1874, Peabody served the First Parish (Unitarian) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, until 1879. Peabody then joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School teaching theological students Christian ethics, specializing in pioneer applications of religion to social problems. He was the Parkman Professor of Theology from 1881 to 1885 and then the Plummer Professor of Christian Mora...