Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Samuel Harris, Administrative Records, 1867-1869
ID
1.2.5
Date [inclusive]
1867-1869
Extent
0.25 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Cite as: Samuel Harris, Administrative Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical note

Samuel Harris (1814-1899), former professor of theology at Bangor Seminary, was elected fifth President of Bowdoin College at the suggestion of his predecessor President Leonard Woods. Harris, a graduate of the class of 1833, was the first alumnus to occupy the presidency. Said to have been uncomfortable with his roles as fund raiser and disciplinarian, he resigned in 1871 and went on to teach at Yale University.


Scope and Contents note

General correspondence concerning College affairs. Included are letters from the spring of 1867 between Nehemiah Cleaveland, Samuel Backus, and William Smyth concerning Memorial Hall. Most primary source material regarding the early administration of the College is found in the records of the Board of Trustees or in the Records of the Faculty which includes the records of the Executive Government.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1-2

1867 spring, Correspondence between Nehemiah Cleaveland, Samuel Backus, and William Smyth concerning Memorial Hall 

Volume
1

1867, Aug 6, Inaugural address of Samuel Harris (printed by Joseph Griffin, 1867) 

Box Folder
1 3

1867, Aug 6 Inaugural address of Samuel Harris (printed by Joseph Griffin, 1867) 

1 4

1867 Aug 6, Report of the Examining Committee 

1 5

1869 May 1, Letter from Ebert C. Smyth to President Harris concerning the "Declaration"