John Harvard

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American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)


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Here I had my photo taken at the John Harvard Statue - and, like many Harvard hopefuls, touched his shiny shoe for good luck.
Everyone seemed to want to get their photo taken in front of the John Harvard statue in "Harvard Yard" - including even Wayne Rooney when Manchester United made a pitstop there before a pre-season game against New England Revolution.
First surprise: Young clergyman John Harvard, whose name the University bears, did not donate much money; he bequeathed [pounds sterling]779 (50 per cent of his estate), and 400 books
The dispatches are often tied thematically to the history of the state from which they were mailed, which the artist researched in local libraries; the card from Springfield, Missouri, bears Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer seals; the one from Boston, stamps honoring Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, John Harvard, and various Kennedys.
It is a laidback place to wander around and it's worth stopping to see the statue of John Harvard, also known as the statue of three lies - it claims he was the founder of the university when he was actually, a donor, it gives the wrong date of the establishment of the college, and it was modelled on an unknown student.
Following the summer recess, MLAs returned to the Chamber on November 15, 2006 to hear Lieutenant Govemor John Harvard deliver the NDP Government's ninth Speech from the Throne, opening the 5th Session of the 38th Manitoba Legislature.
Rare book dealer Peter Fallon gets caught up in a quest to find "a gift of majestic proportions," a book donated to Harvard College by John Harvard.
Several hundred years ago, John Harvard and other well-meaning forefathers of our country began to think seriously about how to provide quality higher education for their sons and daughters.
Last year's pledge-takers were well above the 271 who filed past the statue of John Harvard in 1999 to make their promises during Class Day ceremonies.
In 1636, a college in Boston adopted its name after receiving a substantial gift in the form of money and books from a gentleman by the name of John Harvard.
But immediately afterward, Harry Wu, the Chinese dissident who spent nearly two decades as a political prisoner, is to speak at the base of the statue of John Harvard in Harvard Yard.
The beginning of private support for American public libraries was usually attributed to John Harvard when he bequeathed some 300 volumes from his private library to a struggling colonial college which today is, of course, Harvard University.
Among the themes that I researched was te life of John Harvard (1607-1638), which again renewed my insights into the beginnings of Puritanism -- particularly its extraordinary resilience in matters of books and literature, in the context of primitive danger and penury -- in New England.