Early History of the University of Pennsylvania from Its Origin to the Year 1827

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J.B. Lippincott Company, 1896 - 275 pages

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Page 15 - The Trustees of the College, Academy, and Charitable School of the Province of Pennsylvania," and limited the power to hold lands to an amount not exceeding five thousand pounds sterling in yearly value ; and gave power to confer degrees and to appoint a provost, viceprovost, and professors. It is thus seen that the plan of the charitable school which originated...
Page 124 - Society ; the degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by the University of Glasgow in 1806; and in 1808 he was elected a member of the French Institute.
Page 22 - England, and has done honour to the place of his education by his abilities and good morals, as well as rendered it many substantial services on all public occasions, the thanks of this institution ought, to be delivered to him, in the most affectionate and respectful manner.
Page 201 - Gazette, of September 19th, 1751. « Notice is hereby given, that on Monday, the 16th of this instant September, a. free school will be opened, under the care and direction of the Trustees of the Academy, at the New Building, for the instruction of poor children gratis in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Those, who are desirous of having their children admitted, may apply to any of the Trustees.
Page 139 - ... picture of their vicissitudes. No excuse, therefore, is necessary for attempting to expose the causes of the very low condition into which the University was depressed at the close of the last and commencement of the present century.
Page 207 - As to their studies, it would be well if they could be taught everything that is useful, and everything that is ornamental. But art is long, and their time is short. It is therefore proposed that they learn those things that are likely to be most useful and most ornamental, regard being had to the several professions for which they are intended.
Page 246 - London," says he, in Dr. Stille's account, " we set out again for Oxford, thinking it a compliment due to them to be both there. From Oxford we went to Gloucester, and to the manufacturing towns in that county: Dr. Jay taking part of them, and myself the other part, so as to meet at Bath, which we did a day or two before Christmas, and then proceeded to London.
Page 213 - Mr. Allen, Mr. Francis, Mr. Peters, and some other persons of wealth and learning, whose subscriptions and countenance we should need, being of opinion that it ought to include the learned languages, I submitted my judgment to theirs, retaining however a strong prepossession in favor of my first plan, and resolving to preserve as much of it as I could, and to nourish the English school by every means in my power.
Page 188 - Dewees, MD, Adjunct Professor of Midwifery. Full courses of lectures, about four months in duration, are annually delivered upon each of these branches, with the single exception of the institutes of medicine, which, being attached to the subject of the practice, of itself the most copious in the whole round of the science, forms a burden too heavy for the powers of one individual, however expanded may be his intellect, and vigorous his application. It is to be hoped, however, that means will be...
Page 133 - ... less than half their original cost. As the purchase money was to be paid by instalments, the trustees were enabled to meet the demands upon them by the disposal of stock, and the sale of a portion of the old college and adjoining premises. A part of this property in Fourth Street they were bound by the conditions of their title deeds to retain in their possession, for the maintenance of a charity school, and the accommodation of itinerant preachers...

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