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Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864



  • Existence: 1772 - 1864

Josiah Quincy (1772-1864, educator and political figure; member of the United States House of Representatives (1805–1813), Mayor of Boston (1823–1828), and President of Harvard University (1829–1845).

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Chauncey family papers

Call Number: MS 135
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, account books, financial records, diaries, journals, and other papers relating to the personal lives and professional careers of the Chauncey family of Connecticut. Material relating to the American Revolution and the colonial period includes the correspondence, legal papers, and financial records of Charles Chauncey (1747-1823). The legal papers of Charles Chauncey (1777-1849) document his work in Philadelphia. The European travel diaries for Nathaniel...
Dates: 1675-1928

Letter : Cambridge, Mass., to Edward C. Herrick, 1845 Apr 23

 Part of Collection — Box: 43, Folder: GROUP 1271, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Printed form letter, completed in autograph manuscript, acknowledging a gift of books to the Harvard College Library, signed by Quincy and by Thaddeus William Harris, Librarian.
Dates: 1845 Apr 23

Letter : Quincy, to Maria L. Child [Lydia Maria Child?], 1860 Oct 5

 Part of Collection — Box: 30, Folder: GROUP 512, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS concerning a subscription to pay a high price to an unnamed individual whom Quincy does not recall, but whom he refers to as a slaveholder.

Accompanied by a photograph of a portrait of Quincy, also mounted to a larger sheet.
Dates: 1860 Oct 5

Letters, 1836

 Part of Collection — Box: 43, Folder: GROUP 1271, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ANS "To whom it may concern," giving honorable dismissal from Harvard University to Ebenezer Spalding, Jan 23, 1836; and ALS to Theodore Dwight Woolsey, May 20, 1851.
Dates: 1836, 1851

Henry Bromfield Pearson papers

Call Number: MS 389
Overview: Chiefly letters written to Pearson by friends and relatives. Includes correspondence (1804-1821) between Pearson and his father, Eliphalet Pearson, dealing with Henry's student days at Andover, Yale, and Harvard; and letters from Pearson to his sister Margaret Blanchard.
Dates: 1802-1875

Woolsey family papers

Call Number: MS 562
Overview: The papers document three generations of the Woolsey family. The most prominent figures in the collection are William Walton Woolsey (1766-1839), land owner and merchant in New York City; his son, Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1801-1889), Greek scholar, political theorist and president of Yale College; and Theodore Salisbury Woolsey (1852-1929), professor of international law at Yale Law School, son of Theodore Dwight Woolsey. The papers of William Walton Woolsey contain extensive business...
Dates: 1750-1969, bulk 1811-1921