Plaque

John Harvard

Inscription

John Harvard, 1607-1638, first benefactor of Harvard University. Born in Southwark, baptized in the cathedral and educated in the parish's grammar school. Sailed to Massachusetts, 1637.
London Borough of Southwark
Voted by the People 

Site: John Harvard and the Anti-fascists (2 memorials)

SE1, Borough High Street, 211, John Harvard Library

The Harvard plaque does not explain why it is here, on this particular spot. Possibly his father's butcher's shop was here.

The Anti-fascists plaque is inside the library near the entrance door.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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John Harvard

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John Harvard

A plaque inside the library provides the following: “John Harvard was born in...

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Southwark Council

The London Borough of Southwark was created as an amalgamation of the Metropo...

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Anti-fascists

Anti-fascists

In recognition of 20,000 people who gathered nearby on 3rd October 1937 to op...

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