Harvard College Library Funds

Harvard College Library Funds

Bright Legacy

Year Established 1986

About The Fund

Bequest of Jonathan Brown Bright to be called the Bright Legacy, of which one half of the income to be annually expended for books for the College Library. And in order that the object of this legacy may not be lost sight of and that no one of the name of Bright entitled to its benefits, shall be deprived of them through ignorance of the existence of this fund, I desire and direct that every book purchased from its income, shall have a card or printed label attached to the cover, or in some conspicuous place in the volume, containing a statement of the foregoing provisions for scholarships from this legacy, as a means of making them forever known to those interested. Henry Bright, Junior of Bury St. Edmands, county of Suffolk, England, is supposed to have settled in Watertown, in 1630; was admitted Freeman in 1635; and died there in 1686. He was sometimes designated in the records as Sergeant Bright, and afterwards as Deacon Bright.

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