Letter book, 1818-1819.
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George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman, and an active promoter of secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. As U. S. Secretary of the Navy under James K. Polk, Bancroft established the Naval Academy at Annapolis and later served as U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1846-1849), Prussia (1867-1871), and the German Empire (1871-1874). He is best remembered however for his 10-volume History of the United States, a work which fellow historian Leop...
Alexander Hill Everett was a distinguished early American diplomat, writer, and man of letters. He entered Harvard at the age of twelve, and apprenticed at the law office of John Quincy Adams. He served in a variety of notable diplomatic posts, and contributed to the evolution of American culture and literary tradition. His emphasis was to encourage writers to look beyond the Anglo-Saxon tradition for their themes and inspiration. From the description of Alexander Hill Ev...
Edward Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849. Everett was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in 1811, completing an M.A. in Divinity in 1814. After a brief stint as a minister, Harvard offered him the newly created position of Professor of Greek; brilliant but untrained, Everett went to Göttingen to prepare for...
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...
German industrialist and physiologist; originator of the Science of Physical Anthropology From the guide to the Johann Friedrich Blumenbach letter to John Sullivan, 1828, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840) was a German physician, anthropologist, and natural historian. From the guide to the Johann Friedrich Blumenbach Lecture Transcripts, 1804-1805, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George...
John Thornton Kirkland (1770-1840) was President of Harvard University from 1810-1828. From the description of My dear sir, permit me to introduce to you the bearer, Mr. McEwen of Philadelphia, a gentleman & a scholar, yours truly, J. T. Kirkland, 6 October [ca. 1800-1840]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77067915 John T. Kirkland (1770-1840) was the fifteenth President of Harvard University from November 14, 1810 to April 2, 1828. He led Harvard University thr...
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