Report of the Board of Trustees Volume 7

Report of the Board of Trustees Volume 7

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...adds to the facilities for technical education, while it detracts nothing from the interest of such education. To return from this long, but not needless digression. Such as we have described it was the grand idea blazoned upon the banners of the University, as in 1867 it began its march. Whatever it may hereafter become; however much, under the pressure of misfortune or neglect, it may hereafter vary or contract its plans5 we here, to-day, put it boldly on record that, at the outset, the University was true to the grand ideas of the early friends and champions of industrial education, true to the laws of Congress and of the General Assembly, true to the best experience and judgment of the ablest educators of both continents, and true to the great interest with which it stood charged. History will record that it was not from any inconsiderate ambition of the Eegent, nor from the thoughtless complaisance of its first Board of Trustees that so grand an institution was planned, but from the simple and hearty obedience of both Regent and Trustees, to the public will and the public law. It is not necessary that I rehearse the work of the ten short months of preparation between the location of the University, the 9th of May, 1867, and the opening of the first term, the 2d day of March, 1868. The published reports of the proceedings of the Board of Trustees have already made that work historic. But no history will ever tell the unofficial toil and thought which the inauguration of such an institution must ever cost. The Legislature of 1869 appropriated for the Horticultural department $22,000, which was expended in the building of a house and barn on the Horticultural grounds, a gardener's house, a greenhouse, in the purchase of teams, tools, and...
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497872
  • 9781236497871