Featured Item: Thomas Hollis Letters

Detail from etching by Cipriani, 1767. HUP Hollis, Thomas (1720-1774), Harvard University Archives

Thomas Hollis, library benefactor and namesake of the Harvard Online Library catalog

Thomas Hollis (1720-1774) and his family helped build Harvard's library collections, both before and after the catastrophic fire of 1764. In honor of the debut of the Harvard Library's HOLLIS+ discovery system this month, the Archives presents a selection of notes and letters written by Thomas Hollis and indicative of his generous nature. The welcome extended by Harvard to its 18th-century benefactor will surely be echoed by 21st-century users of the eponymous catalog.

More information about Thomas Hollis can be found in the Archives' finding aid for the Lists of books donated to the Harvard College Library by Thomas Hollis, 1763-1787.

Note from Thomas Hollis, April 14, 1763. UAI 15.400 Box 24, Harvard University Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter from Thomas Hollis, May 17, 1763. UAI 15.400 Box 24, Harvard University Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note from Thomas Hollis, September 26, 1765. UAI 15.400 Box 24, Harvard University Archives