North-East Harbor, ME: The Author, 1896. Autograph Letter. Single Sheet. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #005490721
Typed Letter Signed from Charles W. Eliot (Harvard President, 1869-1909), to LeBaron Russell Briggs. 2 page, dated July 14, 1896, with minor holograph corrections and a bold signature. Eliot offers Briggs his advice on leadership and decision-making, extensive and quotable. He also pokes fun on the poor English employed in Harvard’s Admissions Examinations, suggesting that Briggs enlist the aid of thee English Department to remedy the crisis. Eliot was one of the truly great figures in the history of Harvard, serving forty years as President (1869-1909). LeBaron Russell Briggs, one of the great figures in the history of Harvard, Radcliffe, and the NCAA. Briggs was first Dean of Men at Harvard College, where he also served as dean of the faculty. He was also president of Radcliffe College and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.