Reminiscences Of A Long Life (volume 1); Historical, Political, Personal And Literary by William Russell Smith

Reminiscences Of A Long Life (volume 1); Historical, Political, Personal And Literary

byWilliam Russell Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... hibitions; and the upper story of that building was already beginning to be stocked with a library. The foundations of all these buildings were laid in stone from the adjacent quarries on the college lands. The dormitories were three stories high, with basements, affording ample accommodations for about one hundred students. Thepresident's mansion had not then been built. DR. ALVA WOODS, the first president of the University of Alabama, had all the advantages of early education afforded by New England colleges in his day. Among his classmates are named George Bancroft, the great historian; Caleb Cushing, the successful lawyer and masterly politician. With such bright minds as these to compete with, he nevertheless graduated with a good share of collegiate honors, and made haste to put on the literary harness. We find him, at an early day, occupying a chair as one of the professors in the Columbian College, in the District of Columbia, and in this position acquiring such reputation as to attract the attention of observant minds. Letters are to be found amongst his papers from such men as Henry Clay; and laudatory epistles concerning him from such men as Edward Everett, Richard M. Johnson, and the president of Harvard College. It is evident that Henry Clay took great interest in young Woods, and that he used his influence to make the brilliant professor president of Transylvania University, at Lexington, Ky. In one of his letters to Woods, Mr. Clay says: "I have received information from Lexington that the impression you made there is quite favorable to you." The president of Harvard, in a letter, says of him (Woods): "He is a ripe scholar, a good disciplinarian, without any tincture of severity;" "in manners very gentlemanly," etc. Edward Everett speaks...

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Title:Reminiscences Of A Long Life (volume 1); Historical, Political, Personal And LiteraryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021727028X

ISBN - 13:9780217270281

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