Papers of John Leverett, 1652-1724, 1730
About this Collection
- Leverett, John , 1662-1724
- Diaries.Harvard employees' diaries.Personal correspondence.Legal instruments.Family papers.Orations.Sermons-United States-Massachusetts-18th century.
- Collection Title
- Papers of John Leverett, 1652-1724, 1730
- 2 cubic feet (2 document boxes, 2 legal half document boxes, 4 volumes, 2 flat boxes, 3 microfilm reels).
- Harvard University Archives
The Papers of John Leverett document his activities as a Harvard College tutor, as president of Harvard College, as a jurist, and as a lawyer. Moreover, these papers contain several of his public orations and scriptural discourses presenting his intellectual and religious beliefs. These papers contain diaries, lectures, sermon notes, letters, commissions, deeds, sketches, and invoices.
John Leverett (1662-1724) was the first lawyer and jurist to become Harvard College president. He served as president from January 14, 1707/08 to May 3, 1724. He is recognized for his efforts in transforming Harvard College from a divinity school into a secular institution.