Letter from William Prescott to Oliver Prescott, 1782 October 19: George Goodspeed's collection of Harvardiana
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- Prescott, William , 1762-1844
- .01 cubic feet (1 folder)
- Harvard University Archives
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.
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.