Harvard family collection, ca. 1577-1936 (inclusive).
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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...
John Harvard (1607-1638) was benefactor of Harvard College. Other members of the Harvard family were Lionel de Jersey Harvard (1893-1918) who graduated from Harvard in 1915 and Peter John de Jersey Harvard (1916-). From the description of Harvard family collection, ca. 1577-1936 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77071453 ...