1893 Ann Radcliffe Lady Mowlson History Harvard College Benefactor
This historic 118+ year old ORIGINAL vintage article, Ann Radcliffe - Lady Mowlson, was carefully removed from the New England Magazine, published in 1893. This article is 10 pages with 3 illustrations / engravings. Page size is 6.5" x 9.5?. (00190)
Condition: Very Good Condition with some light toning to the pages due to age. Binding edges slightly rough.
- Radcliffe College (Harvard Annex)
- Fac-simile of the Document relating to the Lady Mowison Scholarship
- St. Christopher's Church, London
Lady Anne Moulson (sometimes Ann and/or Mowlson), born Anne Radcliffe (sometimes Radclyffe) (1576-1661), was an early benefactor of the fledgling colonial Harvard College. She is remembered today in the name of Radcliffe College.
In 1600 she was married to Thomas Moulson, an alderman and member of the Grocers' Company who served as Lord Mayor of London in 1634. He died in 1638, leaving the customary half of his estate to his widow Anne. In 1643 she donated some of this money to found the first endowed scholarship at Harvard. When in 1894 the women's annex to the university was chartered as a full college, it was given the name of Harvard's first female benefactor.