Mather House, Harvard University

Registration number 20060927X

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Mather House, Harvard University in honor of Increase Mather are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Ermine, on a fess wavy Gules three lions rampant Or.


Joo-Hee Chung, "What are the meanings of the house and graduate school shields?", Harvard Crimson 11/01/2001

Design rationale

Design based on Increase Mather's coat of arms. Mather House was named for Increase Mather (A.B. 1656), seventh President of Harvard (1685-1692), negotiator with James II of the Massachusetts Charter, and father of Cotton Mather (A.B. 1678). After his tenure as President, Increase Mather and his son were instrumental in founding the college which has since become Yale. It was Cotton Mather who suggested the name Yale.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, M, H


Roll of Arms