Ancestry, Life and Reminiscences of Gen. Wilbur R. Smith, Lexington, Kentucky

Ancestry, Life and Reminiscences of Gen. Wilbur R. Smith, Lexington, Kentucky : Many Years an Educator, Official and Honored Citizen; The Inception of This Book Was by Resolution from the Philemporium Society of the Commercial College of Kentucky Universit

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Excerpt from Ancestry, Life and Reminiscences of Gen. Wilbur R. Smith, Lexington, Kentucky: Many Years an Educator, Official and Honored Citizen; The Inception of This Book Was by Resolution From the Philemporium Society of the Commercial College of Kentucky University The writer's acquaintance with him began while a student in the Commercial College of Kentucky University more than thirty years ago, when General Smith's father, Prof. E. W. Smith was in charge of the school and Wilbur R. Was a star professor in the same institution and was then beginning to be a moving genius in the management of its affairs. The elder Professor Smith was then beginning to drop the reins of the institution, but his able and ambitious son seized them firmly and guided the institution to a. Glorious success. Wilbur R. Smith had the dash and Spirit of a conqueror from the very first and regarded obstacles as only stepping stones on which he mounted to higher things. The Commercial College had high standing in its class of schools, when he took charge of it, but it was still problematical from a financial point Of view, and had only a limited patronage, but he has made it known nation-wide has brought it to large financial success, and sent its students to positions of prominence and efficiency in many parts of the United States and other countries. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 272g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243147848
  • 9780243147847