How many books did John Harvard donate to Harvard? Did he give anything else?
As far as we can tell, the John Harvard bequest totaled 300 titles in about 400 volumes. In addition to the very valuable library, Harvard also donated 1/2 of his total estate (779 Pounds). Putting that figure into a currency converter and inflation calculator suggests that he gave the college over 2 million dollars (in today's value), not including the considerable value of the books.
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