Letter from William Prescott to Oliver Prescott, 1782 October 19: George Goodspeed's collection of Harvardiana

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About this Item

Creator
Prescott, William , 1762-1844
Type
Harvard students’ letters.Personal correspondence.
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
Date
1782
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990081662110203941

Content Notes

Two-page handwritten letter from Harvard undergraduate William Prescott to his classmate, Oliver Prescott, that chiefly describes, in florid language, the discipline received by John Rowe (Harvard AB 1783) and others from College officers for disorderly behavior.

Biographical Notes

William Prescott (1762-1844) received an AB from Harvard in 1783. Prescott practiced law in Salem, Massachusetts, and later in Boston, where he became a judge of the Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas in 1818. Prescott also served at Harvard as an Overseer (1810-1821) and a Corporation member (1820-1826).|Oliver Prescott (1762-1827) received an AB from Harvard in 1783 and was given an honorary MD 1815. Prescott practiced medicine in Boston, and later in Newburyport, Mass.