Statements by Charles W. Eliot and by the faculty of the School. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, 1879. Contents: Circular letter -- Appeal / by Rev. Henry W. Bellows, D.D. – Statement of President Eliot -- Extract from President Eliot's report for 1877-78 -- Statement of the faculty of the School -- Resolutions -- Action of the National Council. Harvard Divinity School. Visiting Committee. Report of the Committee to Visit the Divinity School in 1879. [Cambridge: the Committee?, 1879] At head of text: Harvard University Caption title. "Respectfully submitted for the Committee, Francis G. Peabody, Chairman"--P. 12.
"These essays have all done duty as lectures or addresses, and have all appeared in the pages of the Unitarian review. The second was read before the Ministerial Conference, in the Arlington Street Vestry (Boston), May 31, 1876. The last was delivered in Appleton Chapel, before the Alumni of the Harvard Divinity School, June 29, 1880"--Preface.
An Introductory Address to the Students of the Divinity School of Harvard University. Offprint from Unitarian Review, v. 14, no. 6 (Dec. 1880), pp. 558-570.
1881: Brace, Charles Loring. Address to the Theological Students of Harvard University: Lecture to the Students of the Theological School of Harvard University on the Methods and Aims of a Charity for the Children of the Poor, May 12th, 1881 (Print Only)
1882: Allen, Joseph Henry. Our Liberal Movement in Theology: Chiefly as Shown in Recollections of the History of Unitarianism in New England: Being a Closing Course of Lectures Given in the Harvard Divinity School. Boston: Roberts, 1882.
Includes the Memorial Address of Rev. Frederic H. Hedge on Henry W. Bellows and Ralph Waldo Emerson: p. 203-218.
Contents: Faculty -- Historical sketch -- Courses of instruction -- The library -- The degree of Bachelor of Divinity -- The degree of Master of Arts -- Certificates for special students -- Admission -- Scholarships and other pecuniary aid -- Expenses and bonds-- Tabular view of the exercises in Harvard Divinity School, 1892-93.
1894: Woodbury, Augustus. The True Basis of Readjustment: An Address Delivered before the Association of the Alumni of the Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, June 26, 1894. Boston: Press of G.H. Ellis, 1894.
1895: Chadwick, John White. "The Harvard Divinity School." Boston: Warren F. Kellog, 1895. In New England Magazine, Boston, Mass. Vol. 11, no. 6 (Feb. 1895). p. 740-755.
1892: Alumni Association Recommend that Women Be Admitted
In the minutes for the Alumni Association's meeting on June 28, 1892, the Rev. Samuel June Barrows (STB 1875) moved "That the alumni of the Harvard Divinity School respectfully urge the Overseers to recommend and the Corporation to permit the admission of women to the lectures, recitations and library of the Divinity School as regular or special students, under such regulations as may be prescribed."
A committee of alumni was appointed "to urge the admission of women to the privileges of the School," but no report was made at the Association's 1893 annual meeting. In 1894 Barrows again offered a resolution "that a committee of three be appointed to confer with the President and the Government of Harvard University upon the need of furnishing adequate instruction for women who may wish to enter the theological department." The resolution was adopted, but at the Alumni Association meeting in 1895 the Rev. Joseph Henry Allen, AB 1840; AM 1843, reported for the committee "that the new relations of Radcliffe College to the University had made unnecessary the proposed efforts of the committee and that it had done no more than to determine that fact.
--Foundations for a Learned Ministry, p. 55-56
The first women students matriculated more than a half century later in 1955. See A Short Half-Century: Fifty Years of Women at Harvard Divinity School.