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Honorary Degrees of Harvard Alumni.

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In the New England Historical and Genealogical Register for April, 1389, appears an article by the Hon. William A. Richardson, LL. D., containing the names of those Harvard alumni who have received honorary degrees. The list comprises about four hundred and sixty names, and the year of their graduation ranges from 1642 to 1879. The degrees conferred are D. D, LL.D, D. C. L., D. D., Doctor of Music, and Doctor of Literature. Oxford has given degrees to eleven Harvard men, Glasgow, to three, Edinburgh, to ten, Aberdeen, to five, Cambridge, to six, and Trinity, to five, while the remaining graduates received their degrees from American colleges. It is interesting to note that Richard H. Dana, of the class of '37, received the honorary degree of D. C. L. from Hobart college, which is the only instance of that degree being conferred on a Harvard alumnus by any institution in this country.

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