Definition of John harvard
1. Noun. American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638).
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1. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts by Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1910)
"Mr. WILLIAM C. LANE exhibited some photographic facsimiles of documents relating to john harvard, lately received by the Harvard College Library, ..."
2. Original Narratives of Early American History by John Franklin Jameson (1910)
"john harvard, whose bequest of half his estate, about £800, caused it to be named for him, was the son of Robert Harvard, butcher, of Southwark, ..."
3. Orations and Speeches on Various Occasions by Edward Everett (1836)
"ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE ERECTION OF A MONUMENT TO john harvard, SEPTEMBER 26, 1828. WE are assembled, fellow students, and fellow citizens, to witness the ..."
4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1887)
"W. WINTERS. Church yard, Waltham Abbey, England. " As to john harvard, I have carried about with me daily for many years a little bit ..."
5. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1858)
"john harvard. john harvard, the earliest and, judged by the magnitude of the results which have flowed from the timely bequest of "two hundred and sixty ..."
6. History of New England by John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1899)
"... tion in their respective classes, were directed " to take order" for it.2 The generous project engaged the sympathy of john harvard, a graduate of Em- ..."
7. Genealogical Gleanings in England by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society (1888)
"The inference then was a reasonable one that the john harvard named in the will of Thomas Harvard ofSouth- wark and the wise benefactor after whom our ..."