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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:

John T. Kirkland record

Mss 812316
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."

John Thornton Kirkland letter

Mss 826262.1
Identifier: Mss 826262.1
Overview In English.

John Thrornton Kirkland letter

Mss 814306
Identifier: Mss 814306
Scope and Contents Letter from President John Thornton Kirkland from Cambridge to J. Wheelock, recommending Charles H. Bruce.

John Wheelock letter

Mss 814420
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.