The Harvard Book; A Series of Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive Sketches Volume 1

The Harvard Book; A Series of Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive Sketches Volume 1

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...and during his dynasty, while Harvard College was called Harvard College, the University was called "the University at Cambridge." The midway name, "Harvard University," has no authority but that of usage and custom. The Observatory was established on its present site in his administration, and the appointment of the younger Bond gave to it a staff capable of continued observations. The Scientific School was established, endowed munificently by Mr. Lawrence, and put in working order. By Mr. Everett's solicitation Professor Agassiz was induced to take his important place in College education, and the essential beginning was made which led to the establishment of the Museum, for which, before the Legislature, he afterwards pleaded most successfully. For the close of his presidency did not close his relations with the College. One or two of his speeches before the Legislative Committees in behalf of the College, which will be found in his addresses, were made after he resigned the presidency. In 1862 he was elected Overseer, and he filled that post for two years. Indeed, from the beginning to the end of his crowded life, he had always taken the deepest interest in the fortunes of the institution. Of his whole life indeed it has been said: "If you had asked him, the last day he lived, what was the essential or central wish of his life, and what work he had most wished to succeed in, he would not have named statesmanship, oratory, or learning. He would have named 'the education of the people.' To this work he gave himself before he left College, when he undertook the duty of a district-school teacher, teaching pupils half of whom were older than himself. He held to it to the last hour of his...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766954
  • 9781236766953