Willard family papers, 1797-1828

About this Collection

Creator
Willard family.
Collection Title
Willard family papers, 1797-1828
Language
English
Origin
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Description
.1 linear feet (1 envelope)
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990098729210203941
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Subjects
Willard family
Willard, Augustus
Willard, Sidney
Clarke, John
Harvard University--Presidents
Harvard University--Students
Voyages and travels--Caribbean Area
West Indies--Description and travel--Early works to 1800

Content Notes

Consists of letters, a journal, eulogies, and a printed obituary.
  • In English.

Biographical Notes

Joseph Willard (1738-1804) was a Congregational minister, scholar of ancient Greek, astronomy, and mathematics, and president of Harvard College (1781-1804). He had three sons, Augustus (1775-1799), Sidney (1780-1856), and Joseph (1761-1827), some of whose family and business activities are documented in the collection.