Student essay composed by Edmund Toppan, 1795

About this Collection

Creator
Toppan, Edmund , 1777-1849
Type
Harvard students' essays.
Collection Title
Student essay composed by Edmund Toppan, 1795
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
4 p. ; 24 cm.|.03 cubic feet (1 folder)
Date
1795
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990097069730203941
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Subjects
Harvard University--Curricula
Harvard College (1780- ).
Conduct of life--Early works to 1800
Friendship--Early works to 1800

Content Notes

Four-page handwritten student essay composed in English by Edmund Toppan as a Harvard undergraduate. The verso of the last page is inscribed "Toppan June 22'd 1795." The essay is titled with a quote from Horace: "Qui non moderabitur irae, Infectum volet esse, dolor quod suaserit et mens." The essay discusses the destructive force of uncontrolled passion and begins, "Last evening, having a very disagreeable head-ache, I early retired to bed."

Biographical Notes

Edmund Toppan (1777-1849), a Massachusetts lawyer, was born on September 25, 1777. He received an AB from Harvard in 1796 and an AM in 1799. He practice law in Deerfield and Hampton, Mass., and served in the state legislature and as a postmaster. Toppan died on July 29, 1849.