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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

Identifier: Mss 812316
Mss 812316
Date(s): 1812-05-16
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

Identifier: Mss 826262.1
Mss 826262.1
Date(s): 1826-04-12

In English.

John Thrornton Kirkland letter

Identifier: Mss 814306
Mss 814306
Date(s): 1814-05-06
Scope and Contents

Letter from President John Thornton Kirkland from Cambridge to J. Wheelock, recommending Charles H. Bruce.

John Wheelock letter

Identifier: Mss 814420
Mss 814420
Date(s): 1814-07-20
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.

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