mbridge, in honor of the university at which most of the Massachusetts ministers had been educated.
John Harvard endowed the school in his will.
The school was erected into a college, and named, in honor of its benefactor, Harvard College.
Henry Dunster, a Hebrew scholar just arrived in the colony, was chosen its first president.
A class began a collegiate course of study in 1638, and nine graduated in 1642.
Efforts were made to educate Indians for teachers, but only one ever graduated.
I500 areas in Cambridge and Boston, and has twenty-five buildings, mostly forming a large quadrangle in a college yard of more than 15 acres, ornate structures.
See Radcliffe College.
Presidents of Harvard.
Name.Term of office.Remarks.
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.
Oliver Cromwell invites people of Massachusetts to Ireland......1651
French of Canada appeal to the people of New England for aid against the Iroquois without success......1651
Mint set up at Boston (by the General Court) which coins shillings, sixpences, and a few smaller coin......1652
[The date (1652) was not changed for thirty years. John Hull was first mintmaster, and, being allowed fifteen pence out of every twenty shillings coined, he amassed a large fortune.]
President Dunster, of Harvard College, is indicted for disturbing infant baptism in the Cambridge church; is convicted, sentenced to a public admonition on lecture day, laid under bonds for good behavior, and compelled to resign and throw himself on the mercies of the General Court......October, 1654
Charles Chauncy accepts presidency of Harvard College......November, 1654
Edward Winslow, one of the Mayflower's first passengers and governor of Plymouth, dies, aged sixty, on shipboard near Hispanio