The Peabody institute ... The founder's letters and the papers relating to its dedication and its history (Google eBook)

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1868
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Page 8 - Trustees, shall be most effectual to secure the benefits expected from them ; and should, under proper and necessary restrictions adapted to preserve good order and guard against abuse, be open to the resort of the respectable inhabitants, of both sexes, of the city and State : such prices of admission being required as may serve to defray a portion of the necessary expenses of maintaining the lectures, without impairing their usefulness to the community. In connection with this provision, I desire...
Page 94 - Swann has eloquently alluded the spirit of harmony in which all should be carried out I speak a few words, coming as they do from the very depths of my heart, and appealing to you, you the people of Baltimore, with whom rests the success or failure of this Institute. For, as years advance, and what were forebodings for the future have become merged in the past, the earnest desire for unity and brotherly feelings which I cherished and expressed ten years ago, in the terms referred to by the...
Page 13 - ... every year, appoint from its own members appropriate and efficient Committees, to be charged respectively with the arrangement and direction of the operations and conduct of each department in the functions assigned to each by the Trustees. That, in the performance of these duties, it shall keep in view the purposes which it is my aim to promote; give due attention to the details necessary to accomplish them, and adopt suitable measures to execute the plan of organization made by the Trustees,...
Page 87 - My earnest wish to promote, at all times, a spirit of harmony and good will in society ; my aversion to intolerance, bigotry and party rancor, and my enduring respect and love for the happy institutions of our prosperous republic, impel me to express the wish that the Institute I have proposed to you, shall always be strictly guarded against the possibility of being made a theatre for the dissemination or discussion of sectarian theology or party politics ; that it shall never minister, in any manner...
Page 14 - ... to assume and perform the duties which it is my wish it should undertake, the trustees wiH be careful to wait until that impediment is removed by the grant of proper power to that end by the Legislature, before they commit these duties to that body. And if, at any time hereafter, that society shall become extinct, it will be the duty of the trustees then existing, to assume to themselves the ministration and management of the several departments of the Institute in the details I have here assigned...
Page 1 - The founder's letters and the papers relating to its dedication and its history, up to the 1st January, 1868. 1868. LD4481 P352 22 1868. Peacock, Edwardl Index to English speaking students who" have graduated at Leyden university.
Page 11 - Institute shall embrace within its plan an Academy of Music, adapted, in the most effective manner, to diffuse and cultivate a taste for that, the most refining of all the arts. By providing a capacious and suitably furnished saloon, the facilities necessary to the best exhibitions of the art, the means of studying its principles and practising its compositions, and periodical concerts, aided by the best talent and most eminent skill within their means to procure, the Trustees may promote the purpose...
Page 7 - ... to satisfy the researches of students who may be engaged in the pursuit of knowledge not ordinarily attainable in the private libraries of the country. It should be guarded and preserved from abuse, and rendered efficient for the purposes I contemplate in its establishment, by such regulations as the judgment and experience of the Trustees may adopt or approve, I recommend, in reference to such regulations, that it shall not be constructed upon the plan of a circulating library; and that the...
Page 88 - ... beneficence, and prove itself to be, in all contingencies and conditions, the true friend of our inestimable Union, of the salutary institutions of free Government, and of liberty regulated by law. I enjoin these precepts upon the board of trustees and their successors forever, for their invariable observance and enforcement in the administration of the duties I have confided to them.
Page 11 - Fourth. I contemplate with great satisfaction, as an auxiliary to the improvement of the taste, and, through it, the moral elevation of the character of the society of Baltimore, the establishment of a Gallery of Art in the department of Painting and Statuary. It is, therefore, my wish that such a gallery should be included in the plan of the Institute, and that spacious and appropriate provision be made for it. It should be supplied, to such an extent as may be practicable, with the works of...

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