(1607–38), founder of Harvard University; son of Robert Harvard, a Londoner who in 1605 married Katherine Rogers in Stratford. They lived in Southwark near the Globe. In 1596 her father Thomas, a prosperous butcher, had rebuilt his house in the High Street, Stratford, with splendid carved-wood decorations. Now known as Harvard House, it is administered by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.