Papers of John Leverett, 1652-1724, 1730

About this Collection

Creator
Leverett, John , 1662-1724
Type
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
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
2 cubic feet (2 document boxes, 2 legal half document boxes, 4 volumes, 2 flat boxes, 3 microfilm reels).
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990095247630203941

Content Notes

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.

Biographical Notes

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.