"A list of the books belonging to the late Library of Harvard College that were in the hands of the Overseers, Governors, & Students of the College & escap'd the flames"
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- Harvard College Library
- Collection Title
- Records of books spared from 1764 Harvard Hall fire and subsequent gifts 176417781764-1778
- ca. 1764
- Harvard University Archives
- The records of books spared from 1764 Harvard Hall fire and subsequent gifts are open for research.
This list appears to be the most comprehensive in this series. Although its contents are very similar to those of the list in Folder 2, there are some discrepancies. Entries are arranged by format (folio, quarto, octavo) and include the date the book was "delivered" (loaned), the name of the individual who borrowed it, and its author, title, and volume number. Many of the books had been out of the library for decades prior to the fire, with some loaned out since as early as 1742.