Bulletin Volume 26-29

Bulletin Volume 26-29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... In June, 1869, Mr. Peabody addressed to the board a letter of appreciation for their service in carrying out his trust, in which he conveyed a gift of securities worth nearly a million and a half dollars.' These letters certainly stand out as among the most remarkable documents in the history of educational philanthropy to this time. There were only the most general restrictions on the funds, and these were to end after 30 years, leaving the trustees almost entirely free to dispose of the entire fund. The best proof of their great distinction, as we shall see, lies in the fact that they have been the precedent for all similar subsequent foundations. 2. THE JOHN P. SLATES FUND. The second of these foundations was the John F. Slater Fund for the Education of Freedmen, established on March 4, 1882, by a gift of $1,000,000. In a letter of date March 4, 1882, Mr. Slater invites 10 men to form a corporation for the administration of the fund, and in this letter he sets forth the purposes he wishes to achieve, together with the restrictions he places upon the gift. He names as the general object--1 See Proc. of Trustees of Peabody Bduc. Fund, VoL I, p. 1 C Peabody Educ. Fund, Proc, Vol. II, p. 142 IT. the uplifting of the lately emancipated population of the Southern States, and their posterity, by conferring on them the blessings of Christian education. He seeks not only--for their own sake, but also for the safety of our common country to provide them with the means of such education as shall tend to make them good men and good citizens--education in which the instruction of the mind in the common branches of secular learning shall be associated with training in just notions of duty toward God and man, in the light of the Holy Scriptures. The...
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763467
  • 9781236763464