Nathaniel Eaton

Portrait of Nathaniel Eaton accidentally painted on a John Harvard Olympus Cigar label in place of Harvard's founder John Harvard
Harvard's first building, the Old College 1638-1670
Harvard Yard, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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The first Headmaster of Harvard, President designate, and builder of Harvard's first College, the Old College, in 1636.

- Nathaniel Eaton
Portrait of Nathaniel Eaton accidentally painted on a John Harvard Olympus Cigar label in place of Harvard's founder John Harvard

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Harvard College

Undergraduate college of Harvard University, an Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Undergraduate college of Harvard University, an Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

First building of Harvard College 1638-1670
Harvard College in Colonial times
Massachusetts Hall (1720) is the oldest building on the Harvard campus.
Freshman dormitories in Harvard Yard
Lowell House
The Cornell–Harvard hockey rivalry match, 2006
Harvard Stadium, home of Harvard Crimson and the Boston Cannons
Harvard men's eight crew at Henley, 2004. Originating in 1852, the Harvard–Yale Regatta is the oldest intercollegiate athletic rivalry in the United States. Also well known is the Harvard–Yale football rivalry.
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US supreme court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (AB,{{nbsp}}1861)
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Poet and Nobel laureate in literature T. S. Eliot (AB,{{nbsp}}1909)
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US vice president and Nobel laureate in peace Al Gore (AB,{{nbsp}}1969)
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Harvard's first headmaster was Nathaniel Eaton (1610–1674); in 1639, he also became its first instructor to be dismissed, for overstrict discipline.

University of Padua

Italian university located in the city of Padua, region of Veneto, northern Italy.

Italian university located in the city of Padua, region of Veneto, northern Italy.

The university houses the oldest surviving permanent anatomical theatre in Europe, dating from 1595
Palazzo Bo is the historical seat of University of Padua since 1493
Diploma of Girolamo Martinengo, 1582
Coats of arms of professors and students in the Aula Magna, Palazzo Bo. Photo by Paolo Monti, 1966
Certificate of medicine of the University of Padua, awarded in 1642 to the Flemish Jan Damman.

Nathaniel Eaton (1610-1674), Ph.D. and M.D., first Head Master of Harvard College

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President of Harvard University

Chief administrator of Harvard University and the ex officio chairman of the Harvard Corporation.

Chief administrator of Harvard University and the ex officio chairman of the Harvard Corporation.

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At Harvard's founding it was headed by a "schoolmaster," Nathaniel Eaton.

King's Bench Prison by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson (1808–11).

King's Bench Prison

Prison in Southwark, south London, England, from medieval times until it closed in 1880.

Prison in Southwark, south London, England, from medieval times until it closed in 1880.

King's Bench Prison by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson (1808–11).
Locations of King's Bench Prison and Horsemonger Lane Gaol, c.1833.
The King's Bench Prison in 1830.

Nathaniel Eaton (schoolmaster of Harvard College, clergyman; imprisoned for debt, died there 1674)

William Ames, theologian (1576–1633)

William Ames

English Puritan minister, philosopher, and controversialist.

English Puritan minister, philosopher, and controversialist.

William Ames, theologian (1576–1633)

Another student was Nathaniel Eaton, later of Harvard College.

Statue of Governor Theophilus Eaton at Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford,CT.

Theophilus Eaton

Theophilus Eaton (c.

Theophilus Eaton (c.

Statue of Governor Theophilus Eaton at Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford,CT.
New Haven Colony
Great Puritan Migration
1832 map of New Haven by J.W. Barber
Household of the Eatons/Yale
Eaton's Neck, Long Island, New York

(His brother, Nathaniel Eaton, the first headmaster of Harvard and builder of Harvard's first College was present as a witness.

Dunster House, constructed at Harvard in 1930 and named for Dunster

Henry Dunster

Anglo-American Puritan clergyman and the first president of Harvard College.

Anglo-American Puritan clergyman and the first president of Harvard College.

Dunster House, constructed at Harvard in 1930 and named for Dunster
Henry Dunster's Grave

When Nathaniel Eaton was dismissed in 1639 as master of the recently established Harvard College, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dunster was appointed as his successor.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area as a major suburb of Boston.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area as a major suburb of Boston.

Map showing the original boundaries of Cambridge and other Massachusetts cities and towns
George Washington in Cambridge, 1775
Map of Cambridge from 1873
1852 Map of Boston area showing Cambridge and regional rail lines and highlighting the course of the Middlesex Canal. Cambridge is toward the bottom of the map and outlined in yellow, and should not be confused with the pink-outlined and partially cropped "West Cambridge", now Arlington.
A view from Boston of Harvard's Weld Boathouse and Cambridge in winter. The Charles River is in the foreground.
Buildings of Kendall Square, center of Cambridge's biotech economy, seen from the Charles River
Fogg Museum, Harvard
Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
Stata Center, MIT
Simmons Hall, MIT
Alewife Brook Reservation
Cambridge City Hall in the 1980s
Aerial view of part of MIT's main campus
Dunster House, Harvard
The 1888 part of the Cambridge Public Library
Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square
Central Station on the MBTA Red Line
The Weeks Bridge provides a pedestrian-only connection between Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood and Cambridge over the Charles River.
Engine 2, Paramedic Squad 2, Ladder 3 firehouse
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Harvard Square
Inman Square

Newtowne's ministers, Hooker and Shepard, the college's first president, the college's major benefactor, and the first schoolmaster Nathaniel Eaton were all Cambridge alumni, as was the colony's governor John Winthrop.

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List of notable alumni from the University of Cambridge, featuring members of the University of Cambridge segregated in accordance with their fields of achievement.

List of notable alumni from the University of Cambridge, featuring members of the University of Cambridge segregated in accordance with their fields of achievement.

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Nathaniel Eaton (Trinity), first schoolmaster at Harvard

Interior of St Giles Cripplegate

St Giles-without-Cripplegate

Anglican church in the City of London, located on Fore Street within the modern Barbican complex.

Anglican church in the City of London, located on Fore Street within the modern Barbican complex.

Interior of St Giles Cripplegate
Interior of St Giles Cripplegate

Nathaniel Eaton, first schoolmaster of Harvard College, baptised in the church in 1610