John Harvard Bibliography


Cadbury, Henry J. “What Happened to John Harvard’s Books?” Harvard Alumni Bulletin.  Vol. 41, 1938, pp. 241-248.

Downame, John. The Christian Warfare Against the Devil, World and Flesh…And Means to Obtain Victory (1634). This is the only book of John Harvard’s library of some 400 volumes that survived the fire of 1764. The original is presently on display at the Houghton Library at Harvard University. A reproduction of the title page from this book is shown opposite page 298 in Henry Shelley's 1907 book on Harvard.

McFarland, Andrew. John Harvard’s Life in America, or Social and Political Life in New England in 1637-1638 (1908).

Morison, Samuel Eliot. The Founding of Harvard College. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1935), especially Chapter XVI, “John Harvard.”

__________________. Harvard in the Seventeenth Century (two volumes). Harvard University Press, 1936.

Potter, Alfred C.  A catalogue of John Harvard’s books, published by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Publications. Vol. 21, 1920, pp. 190-230. 

Quincy, Josiah. The History of Harvard University. Vol. I, 1840, pp. 10-11.  

Shelley, Henry C. John Harvard and His Times. Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 1907. 

Stubbings Frank.  Forty-Nine Lives: An Anthology of Portraits of Emmanuel Men. Master and Fellows of Emmanuel College. Cambridge University, 1983. Portrait #11.

Waters, Henry F. John Harvard and His Ancestry (1885). New England Historic Genealogical Society (24 pages).