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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harvard University, (search)
Rev. Henry Dunster1640 to 1654Forced to resign. Rev. Charles Chauncy1654 to 1672Died in office. Rev. Leonard Hoar1672 to 1675Obliged to resign. Uriah Oakes1675 to 1681Not formally in stalled untill 1680. Rev. John Rogers1682 to 1684Died in office. Rev. Increase Mather1685 to 1701 Rev. Samuel Willard1701 to 1707Vice-president untill his death. Rev. John Leverett1707 to 1724Died in office. Rev. Benj. Wadsworth1725 to 1737Died in office. Rev. Edward Holyoke1737 to 1769Died in office. Rev. Samuel Locke1770 to 1773 Resigned. Rev. Samuel Langdon1774 to 1780Died in office. Rev. Joseph Willard1781 to 1804Died in office Salary $1,400 a year. Rev. Samuel Webber1806 to 1810Died in office. Rev. John T. Kirkland1810 to 1828Resigned. Rev. Josiah Quincy1829 to 1845Wrote a history of the college upto 1840. Edward Everett1846 to 1849 Jared Sparks1849 to 1853 James Walker1853 to 1860 Cornelius C. Felton1860 to 1862Died in office. Thomas Hill1862 to 1868 Charles W. Eliot1869
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
ord on the 17th. In Christ Church (built in 1761) the company of Captain John Chester was quartered, after the battle of Lexington, and a bullet mark in the porch still recalls that period. The only member of the church who took the colonial side was appointed commissary general to the forces; the rest fleeing to General Gage in Boston. All these things were traditional among Cambridge boys; we knew the spot where the troops had been drawn up, opposite Dr. Holmes's Old Manse, while President Langdon offered prayer, ere he dismissed them to their march toward Bunker Hill. We all knew the spot where Washington took command of the army; and the house (the Craigie House) where he dwelt. We played the battle of Bunker Hill on the grass-grown redoubts built during the siege of Boston. Only one of these is left, the three-gun battery known as. Fort Washington, but there was a finer one on Putnam Avenue, where greenhouses now stand. More elaborate than any were those around the ruins
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
s, 177. Hurlbut, W. H., afterward Hurlbert, 66. Ingraham, J. H., 139. Irving, Washington, 35, 117. Jackson, Miss, Harriot, 75. Jacobs, Miss S. S., 58. James, Henry, Sr., 70. James, Henry, Jr., 70. James, William, 70. Jennison, William, 23. Jewett, J. P., 65, 67, 68. Johnson, Dr., Samuel, 90. Johnson, Eastman, 170. Keats, John, 174. Kimball, J. W., 99. Kirk, J. F., 190. Kirkland, Pres. J. T., 116. Kneeland, Dr., 23. Kossuth, Louis, 46. Lachapelle, Madame, 96. Langdon, Pres., Samuel, 21. Lathrop, G. P., 70. Lechmere, Mrs., 151. Lechmere, Richard, 150. Lee, Judge, Joseph, 150, 152. Lee, Mrs., 151. Letcher, Gov., 178. Lindley, John, 100. Livermore, George, 18. Longfellow, H. W., II, 24, 32, 33, 36, 37,44, 65, 68, 69, 70, 86, 107; early life, III; comparison of Bowdoin and Harvard, 111-112; plans of life, 114-115; Bowdoin professorship, 116; first visit to Europe, I 6; European work, 117-118; early sketches, 118-119; marriage, 119-122; removal to Cambridge
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry. (search)
onth, that Job Sumner of Milton, having applied for admission to Harvard College, after examination had, voted that upon condition that he pay into the college the sum of £ 6, to comply with the second law of the first chapter of the college laws, he be admitted into the present Freshman Class. His most distinguished classmate was Nathan Dane, who reported in Congress the ordinance of 1787 for the government of the North-west Territory, by which a vast domain was saved to freedom. Rev. Samuel Langdon had become president of the college, July 18, 1774. Immediately after the battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775), Cambridge became the Headquarters of the troops for the siege of Boston, then held by the British. The students were ordered to leave the buildings, which were turned into barracks. The institution was temporarily removed to Concord. Washington arrived, July 2; and on the next day took command of the patriot army under the ancient elm which still attracts many a pilgrim.
rew a blanket over me, and crawled into a cornhouse near the door with my infant in my arms, where I remained until they were gone. They immediately set the house on fire, in which I had left five children and no other person, but the fire was happily extinguished when the house was in the utmost danger of being utterly consumed. Dated Cambridge Second Precinct, May 17, 1775. A sermon preached before the Honorable Congress of the Colony, at Watertown, Wednesday, May 31, 1775, by Samuel Langdon, D. D., President of Harvard College in Cambridge (published Watertown, 1775), contains in a note the following: Near the meeting-house in Menotomy two aged, helpless men, who had not been out in the action, and were found unarmed in a house where the regulars entered, were murdered without mercy. In another house, in that neighborhood, a woman, in bed with a new-born infant about a week old, was forced by the threats of the soldiery to escape, almost naked, to an open outhouse; her house
s people. There is original sin in you. You are assertors of Liberty, and the principles of the Revolution. The whole body of the people of New Hampshire were resolved to stand or fall with the Massachusetts. It is best, counselled the good Langdon Samuel Langdon to Ezra Stiles, 6 July, 1768. of Portsmouth, for the Americans to let the King know the utmost of their resolutions, and the danger of a violent rending of the Colonies from the mother country. No Assembly on the Continent, saSamuel Langdon to Ezra Stiles, 6 July, 1768. of Portsmouth, for the Americans to let the King know the utmost of their resolutions, and the danger of a violent rending of the Colonies from the mother country. No Assembly on the Continent, said Roger Sherman Quoted in W. S. Johnson to R. Sherman, 28 Sept. 1768. of Connecticut, will ever concede that Parliament has a right to tax the Colonies. The Parliament of England has no more jurisdiction over us, declared the politicians of that Colony, than the Parliament of Paris. B. Gale quoted in W. S. Johnson to B. Gale. We cannot believe, wrote William Williams W. Williams to . S. Johnson, Lebanon, Connecticut, 5 July, 1768. of Lebanon, that they will draw the sword on their own