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Samuel Harris: administrative records (A01.02.05)

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Title:
Samuel Harris: administrative records
Creator:
Bowdoin College. Office of the President.
ID:
A01.02.05
Date [inclusive]:
1867-1869
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

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.

This collection contains 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.

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

Volume 1

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

Box 1 Folder 1-2

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

Box 1 Folder 3

1867 Aug 6, Report of the Examining Committee

Box 1 Folder 4

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

Box 1 Folder 5
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