Papers of Henry Dunster and the Dunster and Glover families, 1638-1874

About this Collection

Creator
Dunster, Henry , 1609-1659?
Type
Family papers.Deeds.Indentures.Genealogies.Legal instruments.
Collection Title
Papers of Henry Dunster and the Dunster and Glover families, 1638-1874
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
1.24 cubic feet (4 folio boxes).
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990095049600203941

Content Notes

The Papers of Henry Dunster and the Dunster and Glover families chiefly document the personal lives of Henry Dunster and his family. They contain little information about Harvard College business. Material referring to the Rice Family of Sudbury, Massachusetts is also included in this collection. The principal subjects represented in this collection include the Dunster-Glover lawsuit (1655-1656), land transactions between Henry Dunster and his descendants and the Rice Family of Sudbury, Massachusetts, land transactions between Rice Family members, the John Appleton lawsuit (1654), and matters related to the resignation of Henry Dunster from Harvard College (1654). This series also touches upon the activities of Dunster's family including his wife, sons, and later descendants. Dunster's descriptions of Harvard College activities can be found in Dunster's Memorandum of December, 1653, the Quadriennium Memoir, 1654, and Dunster's Petition to the General Court, 1654 November 4.

Biographical Notes

Henry Dunster (1609-1659?) was the first President of Harvard College from 1640 to 1654.