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[Manuscript Letters Signed] Josiah Quincy To Samuel Atkins Eliot Concerning Harvard, Boston, and Religious Education
[Cambridge & Boston, Mass.], 1852. Very good copies, some creasing and light browning, tears to three letters from opening, not affecting text.. 4 bifolium. 1. Manuscript Letter Signed. 26 April 1841. To Samuel A. Eliot. Thanking Eliot for his donation to "the fund recently established for aspiring students in the seminary to which you so largely contributed..." and providing an attested copy of the note from the March 27th meeting of the Fellows. Signed twice and dated by Josiah Quincy as President. 1 page. Bifolium. Address, folds, torn at seal. 2. Manuscript Document Signed. 9 August 1842. Attested copy that Samuel Atkins Eliot was chosen to replace Thomas Wren Ward as Treasurer. Signed James Walker, Sec't to the Corporation (later President of Harvard). 1 page. Bifolium. 3. Author Letter Signed. 10 November 1842. To Samuel A. Eliot from Josiah Quincy. Thanking Eliot for sending one of his books; praising its content. Most likely Eliot's: "Observations on the Bible: for the use of young persons," which had just been published. "I received two days since, your favor of the 14th instant, with its accompanying volume. I would not, however, acknowledge the work, until I had read it, which I have throughout, with satisfaction and advantage. The religious views are well adapted to convince by their strength and the manifest depth of feelings & sincerity, with which they are expressed...." 2 pages. Bifolium. Address, postmark, complete red wax Harvard seal. 4. Author Letter Signed. 8 January 1852. To Samuel A. Eliot, from Josiah Quincy. Requesting information on deliberations about the Overseers of the Poor in 1837 during Eliot's time as major of Boston: "relative to the irresponsibility of the overseer of the poor for the expenditure of public monies, you conclude with a reference to the subject 'the deliberations of the City Council' - will you do me the favor to state whether any such deliberations we've had in consequence of that communication. & if so, what was the result & if none, what in your judgment prevented any deliberation or action on the subject." Most likely concerning Quincy's research for his book, "A Municipal History of Boston." Signed Josiah Quincy. 1 page. Bifolium. Address. Seal. Josiah Quincy III (1772-1864) was President of Harvard University from 1829 to 1845. Prior to that he was a Federalist member of the U.S. House of Representatives, speaker of the Massachusetts Senate, and later Mayor of Boston (1823-1828). James Walker (1794-1874) was Harvard's Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Fellow of Harvard College, and President of Harvard (1853-1860). He wrote a memoir of Josiah Quincy. Samuel Atkins Eliot (1798-1862) served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1834-)1837 then as mayor of Boston (1837 to 1839), and was was treasurer of Harvard University from 1842 to 1853. His son would become President of Harvard in 1869.
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