North-East Harbor, ME: The Author, 1896. Autograph Letter. Single Sheet. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #005490722
Typed Letter Signed from Charles W. Eliot (Harvard President, 1869-1909), to LeBaron Russell Briggs. 2 page, dated July 20, 1896, typed with minor holograph additions, and a bold signature. Eliot commends Briggs on his performance, noting “the College has its advantage, in the fact that the students have much greater confidence in you than they ever had in any former dean.” He goes on to coach Briggs on decision making and managing faculty, then moves on to discuss student cheating. 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.