Sylvanus Packard family papers, 1824-1904


This collection has:

1.00 cubic ft.

Sylvanus Packard (1789-1866) was a successful business man and cotton broker in Boston. He was a Universalist with close ties to the School Street Church in Boston. He served as a trustee from 1852-1866. Packard helped to finance Tufts, continued to support the college during his lifetime, and bequeathed the college land and money to create a school of theology. The Packard Professorship in Theology was created in 1869.

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