Harvard College quarter bill sent to John Farrar, 1799 August 29
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- Farrar, John , 1779-1853
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- Harvard University Archives
This quarter bill, dated August 29, 1799, was given to John Farrar during his first term as an undergraduate at Harvard College. A note in steward Caleb Gannett's hand indicates that the bill was paid in full by December 2, 1799. Ten dollars had been paid in advance by cash deposit.
John Farrar was born in Lincoln, Massachusetts on July 1, 1779. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1803 and an A.M. in 1806. He was a tutor in Greek language at Harvard from 1805 to 1807, when he was named Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. He was Hollis professor until 1836, and among his accomplishments was the publication of a textbook on the elements of algebra. He also received an L.L.D. from Brown University in 1833. John Farrar died in Boston on May 8, 1853.