The Quarterly Register Volume 8

The Quarterly Register Volume 8

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...college in 1700, were forty folio volumes, estimated by president Clap at the value of thirty pounds sterling. The principal part of these books was given by the Rev. Israel Chauncy of Stratford, the Rev. Abraham Pierson of Killingworth, and the Rev. James Pierpont of New Haven. They were almost all theological, and there was not among them a single volume relating to classical literature or to the sciences. In 170, a hundred and sixty or seventy volumes were sent to the college by Sir John Davie, of Groton, Conn., who was then in England. Some of these books were given by several nonconformist ministers in the county of Devon. In the year 1714, Jeremiah Dummer, Esq. of Boston, at that time agent for the colony of Connecticut in England, sent to the library eight hundred volumes of valuable books, one hundred and twenty of which were presented by himself. The remaindcrconsisted of donations from various gentlemen in England, obtained at the solicitation of Mr. Dummer. Among the contributors, _ were Sir Isaac Newton; Sir Richard Steele; Dr. Bnrnet; Dr. Woodward; Dr. Halley; Dr. Bentley; Dr. Kennet; Dr. Calamy; Dr. Edwards; the Rev. Mr. Henry, and Mr. Whiston. Gov. Yale added to this collection about forty volumes. These books, as well as those presented by Sir John Davie, were, to some extent, of a miscellaneous character; generally, however, they were works of theology. The books sent by dean Berkeley in 1733, were a collection of the Christian Fathers, nearly complete; copies of most of the Greek and Latin classics; ' Some specific appropriations were made in this subscription; the most important at' which, were five thousand dollars for the library fund, and five thousand towards u law professorship. the most approved works in...show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899229
  • 9781236899224