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Harvard University - Massachusetts Medical College 1860's Commencement Programs


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We discovered these two Civil War era programs from Massachusetts Medical College of Harvard University Medical Commencements tucked in a 19th century theatre program. The 1863 pre-Civil War commencement was held on Wednesday, March 11th. A prayer was offered by the president, Thomas Hill, D. D. Six dissertations written by members of the graduating class were selected for public reading. Degrees were conferred on the 57 graduates most of whom were from New England. There was also a sizable contingent from the Canadian Maritimes. The Address was given by Prof. Henry I. Bowditch. 5.25" x 8.25" Some stains and soiling but remarkably intact for its age. (Stock number 003HarvardMed1) $50.00

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The 1866 commencement was held on Wednesday, March 7th in the midst of the Civil War. The opening prayer was offered by the president, now listed as Rev. President Hill, D. D., LL.D. Again, six dissertations written by members of the graduating class were selected for public reading. Degrees were conferred on the graduates. The Address was given by Prof. D. Humphreys Storer, M. D. 5.25" x 8.25" Some stains and soiling but remarkably intact for its age. (Stock number 003HarvardMed2) $50.00


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