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Harvard advocate Volume 6-7

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
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  • Pages:62
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  • Dimensions (in):0.1 x 7.3 x 9.5
  • Publication Date:May 10, 2012
  • ISBN:1231223952
  • EAN:9781231223956
  • ASIN:1231223952
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: ...who this day assumes the sacred and holy charge. THE CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS was then delivered, in Latin, by Mr. John S. White, of the Senior Class. Mr. White was frequently interrupted by applause, which was particularly significant in support of his encomium on Dr. Peabody. until 1814, when it was nrranged for medical lectures; and costly wax preparations, the same that are now in the Museum in Boylston Hall, were purchased, and kept there to obviate the necessity of dissecting human subjects at the lectures appointed for the undergraduates. The Holden coat-of-arms is elaborately wrought on the west end. Harvard Hall (first) begun in 1672. completed in 1682, was erected by the joint subscriptions of the colonists, and many citizens of England. It stood where the present Hall now stands, and was two and a 1 alf stories high, with a roof very much like that of Massachusetts Hall. Owing to the breaking out of the small-pox in Boston, the General Court held their session in Cambridge, in this Hall. On an unusually cold and stormy night in January, 1764, it was entirely destroyed by fire, which was supposed to have caught from a beam under the hearth, in the room where the General Court had been held. It occurred during vacation, there being only three students sleeping in the yard. As iiie wind was very high, Hollis, Stoughton, and Massachusetts Halls were in imminent clanger: each of them blazed forth several times, but the progress of the flames was arrested by the vigorous efforts of the citizens, united with those of the Governor and members of the Legislature. This is the greatest loss the College ever sustained: the library of five thousand volumes, including all the books bequeathed by Rev. John Harvard, except one which is preserved in the present Lib...

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