John Harvard


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Noun1.John Harvard - American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)John Harvard - 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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One is the last remaining book from John Harvard's collection that survived time and a 1764 library fire.
1607: John Harvard, founder of Harvard University, was born in London.
1607: John Harvard, founder of Harvard University in the US, was born in London.
It was named after John Harvard, the English-born Puritan minister who bequeathed PS779 and a 300-volume library.
In the chapter after that, Barlow sets out to blow up the statue of John Harvard in Harvard Yard but gets intercepted by concerned Wesleyan friends and faculty, who pump him full of Thorazine until he calms down and finishes out his term as "de facto student body president." (No, really, that's what he was.) Then there's the period when he talks his way out of the draft, gets accepted to Harvard Law School, sells his first novel (based on a half-finished draft!), and avoids either completing the novel or beginning law school by spending his advance on a trip to India, where he dates the Dalai Lama's sister.
1639 Harvard University is named after clergyman John Harvard.
It's almost obligatory to pose for a selfie with the statue of founder John Harvard, the third most photographed monument in the US.
Lists show other members of Mersey's inquiry, architect Prof John Harvard Biles and engineer Edward Chaston.
It dates back to 1638 and is named after John Harvard who donated his estate and books to the seat of learning and whose statue's toe is regularly touched for luck.
Academic libraries date to the 1500s in Europe, while in America, clergyman John Harvard contributed a 400-book collection to help establish a library at a new university that would eventually honor him by adopting his name.
Schultz, head brewer for John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House in Framingham, said a small brewer (he makes about 1,000 barrels a year at 31 gallons a barrel) can custom its beers to its clients.
"John brings a very high level of expertise to Two Roads, having been brewer at Philadelphia Brewing Co., brewer at Yards Brewery in Philadelphia, and head brewer at John Harvard's in Wayne, PA."