University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1893

University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1893 : The History of the University and Its Present Work (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1893: The History of the University and Its Present Work The change from college to a university came about in a very peculiar way. In 1779, under the flimsy pre text that the foundation had been narrowed, the Assembly of Pennsylvania took away the charter of the college, and bestowed all its properties upon a new institution, The Uni versity of the State of Pennsylvania. But the old trustees still maintained an organization, and finally, in 1789, succeeded in getting back their charter. The two institutions now existed side by side for a time, but without profit. Accordingly, in 1791, upon mutual petition, they were united under a new charter as The University of Pennsylvania. This was the first American institution chartered as a University. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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 more

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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243123221
  • 9780243123223