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ARVATNE:]

OF

GRADUATES

OF

HARVARD UNIVERSITY,

IN CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS.

BY

JOHN LANGDON SIBLEY, M.A.,

LIBRARIAN EMERITUS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY,
FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES,

AND
MEMBER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS AND OTHER HISTORICAL SOCIETIES.

VOLUME II.

1659-1677.

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CAMBRIDGE:
CHARLES WILLIAM SEVER,
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE.

1881.

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The first volume of these Biographical Sketches was issued eight years ago to-day, after which it long remained doubtful whether I should be able to complete another. The continuance of my duties as Librarian of the University during the larger part of this period, and the repose demanded by the infirmities of increasing years, combined with the disabilities attendant on an almost total privation of sight, have seriously impeded my progress. But a good Providence has dealt kindly with me, and enabled me to continue my labors to the conclusion of a second volume.

The investigations required for these volumes have involved more labor than any person not familiar with such work would imagine ; but they have at the same time been a source of much enjoyment to me, and I have been gratified by the continued coöperation of sympathizing friends.

That I shall live to write a third volume is improbable; but as material for the continuation of these Biographical Sketches there will remain a large number of bound volumes of manuscript letters, obituary notices, references, and memoranda, to relieve from a vast amount of wearisome toil any who may be disposed to go on with them. This material is the fruit of

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