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