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8 edition of A history of Harvard university found in the catalog.

A history of Harvard university

from its foundation, in the year 1636, to the period of the American revolution.

by Peirce, Benjamin

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Published by Brown, Shattuck, and company in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Harvard University -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy the late Benjamin Peirce...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLD2152 .P4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 316, 159 p.
    Number of Pages316
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6981717M
    LC Control Number07008739
    OCLC/WorldCa528932


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