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 3 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss 812316
Scope and Contents 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."
Identifier: Mss 814306
Scope and Contents Letter from President John Thornton Kirkland from Cambridge to J. Wheelock, recommending Charles H. Bruce.
Identifier: Mss 814420
Scope and Contents Letter from John Wheelock at Dartmouth College to President John T. Kirland, informing him that Charles H. Bruce has been admitted to college.