Kirkland, John Thornton, 1770-1840
- Existence: 1770 - 1840
John Thornton Kirkland served as President of Harvard University from 1810 to 1828. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Hasty Pudding. A religious minister like many of his predecessors, he is remembered chiefly for his lenient treatment of students. Kirkland House, one of Harvard's undergraduate "houses," or residence halls, was named in his honor and in recognition of his term at the school's helm.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from John T. Kirkland of Cambridge, Massachusetts to John Wheelock, introducing Charles Eliot, who is to make a tour of the "Northern and Western parts of the country."
Letter from President John Thornton Kirkland from Cambridge to J. Wheelock, recommending Charles H. Bruce.
Letter from John Wheelock at Dartmouth College to President John T. Kirland, informing him that Charles H. Bruce has been admitted to college.