Sibley's Harvard Graduates

A Prospect of the Colledges in Cambridge in New England
Engraving attributed to John Harris after William Burgis, 1726
Sibley's Harvard Graduates is a vital reference series for any student of colonial America and the New Republic. The volumes in this ongoing series contain biographical sketches of every one of the students who attended Harvard College from its first class in 1642 through 1774. Named for John Langdon Sibley, the longtime Harvard librarian who published the first volume in 1873, the series provides an extensive synthesis of data found nowhere else.

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All volumes are hardbound and sell for $50.00 apiece. To purchase, contact the Publications Department at publications@masshist.org, or call 617-646-0513.

Volumes in Print

Volume 18, the Classes of 1772–1774
By Conrad Edick Wright and Edward W. Hanson (1999)
Sketches include painter John Trumbull and orator Fisher Ames.
599 pages, 12 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-77-6

Volume 17, the Classes of 1768–1771
By Clifford K. Shipton (1975)
Sketches include Dr. John Warren, Chief Justice Theophilus Parsons, and Gov. Winthrop Sargent of the Mississippi Territory.
734 pages, 38 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-52-0

Volume 16, the Classes of 1764-1767
By Clifford K. Shipton (1972)
Sketches include Gov. Caleb Strong and Harvard president Joseph Willard.
598 pages, 29 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-51-2

Volume 15, the Classes of 1761–1763
By Clifford K. Shipton (1970)
Sketches include MHS Founder Rev. Jeremy Belknap and Secretary of State Timothy Pickering.
540 pages, 30 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-50-4

Volume 14, the Classes of 1756–1760
By Clifford K. Shipton (1968)
Sketches include Dr. Joseph Warren, chocolate manufacturer James Baker, and Dr. Samuel Danforth.
720 pages, 38 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-49-0

Volume 13, the Classes of 1751–1755
By Clifford K. Shipton (1965)
Sketches include Pres. John Adams, Gov. John Hancock, and Harvard president Samuel Locke.
725 pages, 21 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-48-2

Volume 12, the Classes of 1746–1750
By Clifford K. Shipton (1962)
Sketches include the Hon. Robert Treat Paine and teacher Samuel Moody.
644 pages, 21 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-47-4

Volume 11, the Classes of 1741–1745
By Clifford K. Shipton (1960)
Sketches include patriot James Otis, Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, and Gov. James Bowdoin.
663 pages, 22 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-46-6

Volume 10, the Classes of 1736–1740
By Clifford K. Shipton (1958)
Sketches include Gov. Samuel Adams, Rev. Andrew Eliot, and Harvard president Samuel Langdon.
592 pages, 13 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-45-8

Volume 9, the Classes of 1731–1735
By Clifford K. Shipton (1956)
Sketches include Prof. John Winthrop, scientist, and Gen. Timothy Ruggles.
674 pages, 17 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-44-X

Volume 8, the Classes of 1726–1730
By Clifford K. Shipton (1951)
Sketches include Gov. Thomas Hutchinson, the Hon. Peter Oliver, Chief Justice of Massachusetts, and Gov. Jonathan Trumbull of Connecticut.
868 pages, 18 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-43-1

Volume 7, the Classes of 1722–1725
By Clifford K. Shipton (1945)
Sketches include Lt. Gov. Andrew Oliver, the lawyer Jeremiah Gridley, Esq., and the Episcopal priest Samuel Seabury.
715 pages, 18 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-42-3

Volume 6, the Classes of 1713–1721
By Clifford K. Shipton (1942)
Sketches include Arminian ministers Rev. Charles Chauncy and Rev. Ebenezer Gay and the mathematician Prof. Isaac Greenwood.
653 pages, 22 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-41-5

Volume 5, the Classes of 1701–1712
By Clifford K. Shipton (1937)
Sketches include Harvard president Edward Holyoke, Yale rector Timothy Cutler, and Rev. Nathaniel Appleton.
722 pages, 29 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-40-7

Volume 4, the Classes of 1690–1700
By Clifford K. Shipton (1933)
Sketches include Harvard tutor Henry Flynt and Gov. Jonathan Belcher.
584 pages, 27 illustrations
ISBN: 0-934909-39-3

Volume 3, the Classes of 1678–1689
By John Langdon Sibley (1885; available in reprint)
Sketches include Rev. Cotton Mather and Gov. Gordon Saltonstall of Connecticut.
465 pages
ISBN: 0-934909-74-1

Volume 2, the Classes of 1659–1677
By John Langdon Sibley (1881; available in reprint)
Sketches include Judge Samuel Sewall and Rev. Samuel Willard.
565 pages
ISBN: 0-934909-73-3

Volume 1, the Classes of 1642–1658
By John Langdon Sibley (1873; available in reprint)
Sketches include Rev. Michael Wigglesworth and Rev. Increase Mather.
638 pages
ISBN: 0-934909-72-5

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