AT CAMBRIDGE, IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
DEAN KEITH SIMONTON
by means of particularly diligent study and adequate proof of his learning
has evinced to the
Professors of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
his profound knowledge of
the President and Fellows of Harvard College, upon the recommendation of the aforesaid Faculty and in agreement with the Honorable and Reverend the Board of Overseers, have conferred and bestowed upon him the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy
and all the insignia and rights appertaining to this degree.
In witness whereof, We the President and the Deans, by virtue of authority duly vested in us, subscribed our names to this document, authenticated with the seal of the University, on this tenth day of March in the year of the Lord nineteen hundred and seventy-five, and of Harvard College the three hundred and thirty-ninth.
Derek Curtis Bok
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Burton Spencer Dreben
Dean of the Graduate School
The above translation was volunteered by Fernando Ota in 2011. Fernando, a Brazilian, provided an extremely detailed and highly informed justification for his rendition.
For a bit more idiomatic but perhaps less precise earlier translation, go here.
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