The autobiography and letters of Matthew Vassar

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byMatthew Vassar

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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. 1916. Excerpt: ... LETTERS OF 1862 AND 1863 As the plan of Vassar develops, Mr. Vassar's correspondence increases in interest and the range of persons to whom the letters are addressed is wider. James Renwick, Jr., to whom the first letter of this section is written, was the architect of the Smithsonian Institute of Washington and of the Main building at Vassar. Samuel Gregory was the founder of the New England Female Medical College, said to have been the first medical college for women in the world. Samuel Austin Allibone was an author, bibliographer and librarian. James Boorman, successful merchant and president of the Hudson river railroad, was a noted philanthropist of the time. Ira Harris, a judge in the supreme court, United States Senator from New York, and professor in the Albany Law School, was also one of the founders of Rochester University. Howard Malcolm, a Baptist clergyman until his voice failed, then became president of various educational institutions, and professor of metaphysics and moral philosophy. Charles A. Raymond was a clergyman, president of Chesapeake Female College until the war, later principal of the Hamilton Female Institute, next a clerk in the office of the Paymaster-General and a chaplain in the army. Becoming acquainted with Mr. Vassar one summer when he preached in Poughkeepsie, he did all he could to impose his own ideas of education upon the Founder, to undermine Mr. Jewett's position and to secure for himself the office of Vice-Presi Autobiography and Letters 71 dent.1 Maria Mitchell was the distinguished astronomer who was made a professor at Vassar. Gilbert Dean was a lawyer, a congressman and justice of the supreme court of New York. Emma Church was an artist of the time and Elias Lyman Magoon a Baptist clergyman known as an art co...

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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. 1916. Excerpt: ... LETTERS OF 1862 AND 1863 As the plan of Vassar develops, Mr. Vassar's correspondence increases in interest and the range of pe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217289266

ISBN - 13:9780217289269

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