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Wigglesworth, Edward (1732-1794) At a meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01220 Author/Creator: Wigglesworth, Edward (1732-1794) Place Written: Cambridge, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: 12 October 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Copy of Harvard Corporation's vote of thanks to Granville Sharp of London for a donation of a six volume Polyglot Bible and seven copies of Sharp's "The Law of Retribution" to Harvard's library. The copy was sent by Wigglesworth to William Knox along with a letter asking Knox to forward the document to Sharp (see GLC02437.01236). The donation was conveyed to Harvard by Knox. Wigglesworth was president of Harvard College.

People: Wigglesworth, Edward, 1732-1794.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Library, Education Religion, Charity and Philanthropy, Literature and Language Arts, Abolition, African American History, Slavery, Slave Trade, Reform Movement

Sub Era: The War for Independence