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MS Am 1984

Willard, Daniel, 1751-1817. Daniel Willard compositions, 1770-1805: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1984
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Willard, Daniel, 1751-1817.
Title: Daniel Willard compositions,
Date(s): 1770-1805 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.02 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph? manuscript compositions of Daniel Willard (1751-1817) of Connecticut.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Transfer from the Harvard University Archives; received: 1979 January. Given to HUA by "Willard family descendant." See curatorial file for additional information.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Daniel Willard Compositions, 1770-1805 (MS Am 1984). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

See Willard family accounts collection at the Special Collections of the Baker Library of the Harvard Business School.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Willard, son of Daniel and Dorothy (Deming) Willard, was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1751. He married Rhoda Wells in 1783 and as an adult he taught school and served as deacon of his church for many years. The couple had three children: Daniel, b. 1784; Asaph, b. 1786; and Rhoda, b. 1792. He died in 1817.

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscripts: (1) [On music], possibly written in the hand of Daniel Willard, undated; (2) [Notebook for a class in oratory], possibly written in the hand of Daniel Willard, 1775; (3) [Reflections on the passion of melancholy], possibly written in the hand of Daniel Willard, 1770; (4) [Certification to teach school], manuscript document, signed by John Smalley and others, Berlin, Connecticut, 1805 November 26.

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