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us: Harvard, John, 1607-1638


  • [John Harvard (26 November 1607-14 September 1638) was an English minister in America whose deathbed bequest to the "schoale or Colledge" recently authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony was so gratefully received that it was subsequently ordered "that the Colledge agreed upon formerly to bee built at Cambridg shalbee called Harvard Colledge."] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvard_(clergyman)
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    • Birth Date

        16071126Wikipedia, 10 Dec. 2012http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvard_(clergyman)
    • Death Date

        16380914Wikipedia, 10 Dec. 2012http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvard_(clergyman)
    • Birth Place

        Southwark, London, England
    • Death Place

        Charlestown, Boston, Mass.
    • Associated Locale

        Cambridge, Mass.
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Puritans--Massachusetts
          (lcsh) Clergy
      • Additonal Related Forms

        • us: Harvard College (1636-1780)
      • Sources

        • found: NUCMC data from Essex Institute for Waters, H.F. Papers, 1850-1907 (John Harvard)
        • found: WwWA, hist. v. (Harvard, John, 1607-1638; clergyman; b. Southwark, Eng.; s. of Robert & Katherine (Rogers) H.; married Anne Sadler; came to Amer., settling in Charlestown, Mass.; landowner, freeman of the colony; Puritan; willed 400 vols., plus monies for erection of a college; buried in Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard named in his honor by Mass. Gen'l Court in 1639)
        • found: DNB in VIAF, 10 Dec. 2012 (access point: Harvard, John, 1607-1638)
      • General Notes

        • [John Harvard (26 November 1607-14 September 1638) was an English minister in America whose deathbed bequest to the "schoale or Colledge" recently authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony was so gratefully received that it was subsequently ordered "that the Colledge agreed upon formerly to bee built at Cambridg shalbee called Harvard Colledge."] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvard_(clergyman)
      • Change Notes

        • 1991-08-06: new
        • 2012-12-13: revised
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