Records of Phi Beta Kappa : general correspondence, 1782-1911.

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Phi Beta Kappa. Massachusetts Alpha (Harvard University). Records of Phi Beta Kappa : general correspondence, 1782-1911.

Records of Phi Beta Kappa : general correspondence, 1782-1911.

This correspondence, dating from the earliest years of the organization's existence, includes letters from many notables, such as: John Quincy Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Dean Howells, Edward Everett, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Richard H. Dana, Jr., Josiah Phillips Quincy, Francis James Child, Wendell Phillips, William M. Evarts, W. S. Groesbeck, John L. Leconte, Charles Godfrey Leland, and William Reed Huntington.

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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...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882

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Lawyer and author. From the description of Richard Henry Dana correspondence, 1843-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449368 Author and lawyer Richard Henry Dana was the privileged son of an aristocratic Massachusetts family. Taking time from Harvard because of medical problems, he went to sea, where his experiences as a sailor inspired him to write Two Years Before the Mast. A sea story that was part memoir and part social commentary, the novel proved to be popular with...

Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

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Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), orator and reformer, was one of the leaders of the abolitionist movement in Boston, Mass., wrote frequently for William Lloyd Garrison's (1805-1879) _Liberator_, and eventually became president of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He contributed much to the cause through inflammatory speeches favoring the division of the Union and opposing the acquisition of Texas and the war with Mexico. Later Phillips became an advocate of women's rights, penal reforms, and the l...

Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901-....

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Autograph endorsement signed : [n.p.], 1868 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615412 From the description of Letter signed : "Department of State," Washington, to Charles Devens, 1877 Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615410 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to R.H. Bowne, 1860 Oct. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615406 From the description of Autograph l...

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

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Carolyn Wells published under the pseudonym Rowland Wright. From the description of Autograph postcard signed from W.D. Howells to Carolyn Wells, Rahway [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694525270 Author, editor, critic. From the description of Letters chiefly to Alexander? Black [manuscript] 1888-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943111 William Dean Howells was an American novelist...

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883

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American entomologist John L. LeConte was the son of distinguished entomologist John LeConte. Born in New York and educated as a physician, LeConte's inheritance meant he never had to practice medicine; instead, he continued his father's work in entomology, publishing his first paper at the age of nineteen. He travelled across the United States and later the world collecting and describing insects, especially beetles. Many of his papers were translated and republished in Europe, and the collecti...

Huntington, William Reed, 1838-1909

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American clergyman. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Grace Church Rectory, New York, to J. Pierpont Morgan, 1895 Jan. 21-1895 Feb. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269543336 ...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts– April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts), American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century....

Child, Francis James, 1825-1896

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The materials in this bound volume were generated due to a manuscript called the "Harris manuscript." The Harris manuscript was written down by the sisters Amelia Harris (1815-1891) and Jane Harris (1823-1897). They compiled a family repertoire of Scottish ballads, mainly passed on orally to the sisters by their mother, Grace Dow Harris (Mrs. David Harris) (b.1782). This manuscript and some correspondence was purchased in 1873 by Professor Francis James Child of Harvard University who was a scho...

Groesbeck, William S. (William Slocomb), 1815-1897

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Came to Detroit from Albany about 1788, and in 1792 married Therese Beaufait. The census of 1779 lists Groesbeck and Teller as Detroit traders. (MMQ) (blue index cards) From the description of William Groesbeck marriage contract, 1787. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 429047610 No information is available on Groesbeck. From the description of Correspondence, 1789. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 41536862 ...

Phi Beta Kappa. Massachusetts Alpha (Harvard University)

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The Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established at Harvard University in 1781. In 1995, it combined with the Radcliffe College chapter, Massachusetts Iota, to form the Massachusetts Alpha Iota chapter. From the description of Records of Phi Beta Kappa : general correspondence, 1782-1911. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77068003 The Harvard chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Massachusetts Alpha, was established in 1781, making it the third oldest chapter of the organiza...

Quincy, Josiah Phillips, 1829-1910

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Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903

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Born in Philadelphia, humorist Charles Godfrey Leland wrote quality material in a variety of literary forms, but is best remembered for his light comic verse, often written in a German dialect. He graduated from Princeton, and continued his education in Germany and Paris, eventually making contributions as linguist, folklorist, editor, educator, and aesthete. From the description of Charles Godfrey Leland letters and poems, 1854-1866. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldC...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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U.S. senator and representative, from Massachusetts; president of Harvard (1846-1849); Secretary of State (1852-1853). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett to R.M.T. Hunter, 1853 Feb. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410779 American educator and statesman. From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1830-1857. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156129 Everett was...

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...