A guide to Harvard College.
The aim of the following sketch is to present to the stranger, visiting Harvard for the first time, an intelligible and may we hope a faithful guide to its chief points of interest.
The location of the University
makes it easily accessible by all the electric routes from Boston
which pass through Harvard Square.
We have chosen to enter the beautiful grounds of the college campus at the West
gate, the gift of Mr. Samuel Johnston
This is an ornamental structure of brick with trimmings of freestone and wrought-iron.
A tablet on the left informs us that-
By the General Court of Massachusetts Bay
28 October 1636 agreed to give 400 £
Towards a schoale or colledge whereof 200 £
To bee paid the next yeare & 200 £
When the worke is finished & the next court
To appoint wheare & wt building
15 November 1637 the colledg is ordered
To bee at Newetowne
2 May 1638 It is ordered that Newetowne
Shall henceforward be called Cambridge
13 March 1638-9 It is ordered that the colledge
Agreed upon formerly to bee built at Cambridg
Shal be called Harvard Colledge
From the tablet on the opposite side we learn that-
After God had carried us safely to New England
And wee had builded our houses
Provided necessaries for our livelihood
Reard convenient places for Gods worship
And setled the civill government