Reports of the Committee of commons, 1800
About this Collection
- Harvard University , Corporation. , Committee Appointed to Examine the Steward's Accounts.
- Collection Title
- Reports of the Committee of commons, 1800
- .03 cubic feet (1 folder)
- Harvard University Archives
This collection contains two handwritten committee reports that provide a brief financial overview of the Harvard College Steward's accounts for the quarters ending February 27, 1800 and May 29, 1800. The February 27th statement is dated March 4, 1800, and the May 29th statement is dated June 2, 1800.
The Harvard Steward was elected by the Corporation to manage the residential operations of the College. The Steward purchased the College’s food provisions and fuel, and supervised the Butler and kitchen staff. The Steward also acted as the financial liaison between the students and the Corporation, collecting tuition, and room and board fees. In 1874, the Steward’s title, reflecting a more finance-oriented position, was changed to Bursar.