Harvard College Records

    Part IV

    Documents, 1638–1722

    Symbols and Abbreviations

    Textual symbols

    [. . .] word or words illegible

    (. . .) (words crossed out in text and restored; not used very often)

    . . . indicating deliberate omissions; used in the case of extended legal phraseology; so noted

    [word] word supplied

    [word?] word supplied, but doubtful

    [word] editorial addition (italics)

    RC. Recipient’s copy (used rarely)

    FC. File copy (used rarely)

    Abbreviations for most-cited titles

    Acts and Resolves

    Acts and Resolves, Public and Private, of the Province of Massachusetts Bay Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts . . . Collections (especially vols. XV–XVI, 1925, and XXXI, 1935)

    CSM Publications

    Hoffmann, Commonwealth College

    John M. Hoffmann, Commonwealth College; the Governance of Harvard in the Puritan Period (Ph.D., Harvard, 1972)

    Morison, Founding

    Samuel E. Morison, The Founding of Harvard College (Cambridge, 1935)

    Morison, Seventeenth Century

    Samuel E. Morison, Harvard College in the Seventeenth Century, 2 vols. (Cambridge, 1936)

    Quincy, History

    Josiah Quincy, The History of Harvard University, 2 vols. (Cambridge, 1840)

    Sibley, Sketches

    John L. Sibley, Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard College (3 vols., Cambridge, 1873–1885)

    Sibley, Sketches (Shipton)

    Clifford K. Shipton, Biographical Sketches of Those Who Attended Harvard College . . . (vol. IV–Boston and Cambridge, 1933–)