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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harvard University. Byron Satterlee Hurlbut, A. M., Recording Secretary of Harvard University. In the office of the President of Harvard College, in University Hall, Cambridge, there hangs, framed in a narrow band of oak, a card, perhaps thirty inches long and twelve wide. On this are printed these inscriptions, which in a few words tell the origin, the history, and the purpose of Harvard:— Harvard University is a chartered and endowed institution fostered by the state. The Charter, given to the President and Fellows in 1650, is still in force unaltered. The direct grants of money made by the Legislature of Massachusetts to Harvard College between 1636 and 1785 amounted to $116,000. In 1814, the Legislature granted $10,000 a year for ten years. Between 1638 and 1724 the town of Cambridge repeatedly gave land to the College. In common with other Massachusetts institutions of education, religion, and charity, the University enjoys exemption from taxation on its p