Records of the Society for the Promotion of Theological Education at Harvard University, 1788-1853 (inclusive), 1816-1853 (bulk)

About this Collection

Creator
Society for the Promotion of Theological Education in Harvard University
Collection Title
Records of the Society for the Promotion of Theological Education at Harvard University, 1788-1853 (inclusive), 1816-1853 (bulk)
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
10 containers
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990006039740203941

Content Notes

Includes minutes and other records, 1816-1829, of the trustees of the Society and other correspondence relating to the founding of the Society; treasurer's reports, 1843-1844, of J.G. Palfrey; lists of beneficiaries, 1824- 1830; and subscription receipts, 1819-1823. Also records regarding subscriptions for a professorship, 1828, an extract from the will of J.D. Williams, and legal matters. For more detailed information about records, see Harvard Archives LOCATION below.

Biographical Notes

The Society was founded in 1816 and governed the Harvard Divinity School through a board of members of the Corporation and five trustees of the Society. From 1824 to 1830 the Board oversaw finances. Another board, the Board of Directors, was responsible for administration of the Divinity School. After 1830, the Divinity School faculty assumed direction of the School. The Society as originally constituted dissolved in 1830 and was replaced by the Society for Promoting Theological Education which continued into the twentieth century.