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“Out of Smalle Beginnings…”

An Economic History of Harvard College in the Puritan Period (1636–1712)

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ISBN 9780674283954

Publication Date: 01/01/1962

243 pages

9 halftones, 8 line illustrations, 38 tables

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  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • List of Illustrations
  • Abbreviations Used in Notes
  • I. The General Setting
    • In The Beginning, 1636–1654
    • The First Master, 1637–1639
    • Dunster’s Administration, 1640–1654
    • Chauncy’s Presidency, 1654–1672
    • Hoar, Oares, Rogers Presidents, 1672–1684
    • Increase Mather, Acting President, 1685, Rector 1686–1692, President, 1692–1701
    • Samuel Willard, Vice-President and Acting President, 1701–1707
    • John Leverett, President, 1708
  • II. Harvard Financial Records in the Seventeenth Century
    • The Extant Records
    • Harvard Balance Sheets
    • Complications, Caused Largely by the Specie Shortage
    • Checks on the System
    • Summary of Records
  • III. Economic Values in Puritan New England
    • Introduction—Contemporary Life
    • Money in New England
    • Prices
    • Scales of Operation
    • Note to Chapter III—Change in Money 1699–1711
  • IV. Income from Students
    • Quarterly Charges to the Student
    • Annual or One-Time Charges to the Student
    • Total Charge per Student
    • The College’s Receipts from Students
    • Economic Comment
    • Summary of Income from Students
  • V. Government Aid
    • The Original £400, 1636–1650
    • The College Corn, 1644–1655
    • Presidential Salary Grants, 1654–1712
    • The Piscataqua Benevolence, 1669–1677
    • Receipts for Buildings, 1638–1715
    • The Charlestown Ferry
    • Land and Other Grants, 1638–1715
    • Summary of Government Support
  • VI. Income from Gifts, from Endowment, and Summary of All Income
    • Individual Gifts of Money, Except Annuities
    • Gifts of Annuities
    • Gifts of Land and Buildings from Individuals
    • Gifts of Equipment or for Related Activities
    • Summary of Giving
    • Income from Endowment
    • Summary of Income from All Sources, 1636–1712
  • VII. Analysis of Disbursements
    • Salaries
    • Scholarships
    • The Steward’s Account
    • Buildings
    • Miscellaneous Disbursements
    • Summary of Income and Disbursements
  • VIII. Assets
    • Investment Opportunities in the Seventeenth Century
    • The Growth of Harvard’s Assets
    • Policy
  • IX. Overview
    • External Forces
    • Internal Forces
    • The Financial Administration
  • Appendices
    • A. List of Presidents, Treasurers, and Stewards
    • B. Scholarships
    • C. Stewards’ Accounts
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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