Hidden London by Jan Collie

Shakespeare's London
Site of the Globe
Middle Temple Hall
Gray's Inn Hall
Southwark Cathedral
Blackfriars Playhouse
Bear Gardens
St. Andrew by the Wardrobe
Ireland Yard
The George, Southwark
Dickens' London
The American Connection
Museums & Historic Houses
Churches with Character
Wandering Wheels
Harvard University

Harvard University, which celebrated its 360th anniversary in 1996, is the oldest institution of higher learning in America. Former students include six presidents of the United States

Founded 16 years after the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, the university was established in 1636 by colonists in Massachusetts. At that time a name had not been decided on but when John Harvard, an emigrant minister, died leaving his library and half his estate to the university it was named in his honour.

The site chosen for Harvard University was the village of Newtowne. The village was renamed Cambridge in recognition of Cambridge University, England where many of the leading Massachusetts colonists had been educated.

Copyright Jan Collie 2002
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