The Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore: The Founder's Letters and the Papers Relating to Its Dedication and Its History, Up to the 1st January, 1868

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Steam Press of W. K. Boyle, 1868 - Popular education - 146 pages
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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 83 - ... an abundant entrance into the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
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 11 - I desire that it may be, in part, sustained by such charges for admission to its privileges as the Trustees may consider proper, and, at the same time, compatible with my design to render it useful to the community. And I suggest for their consideration the propriety of regulating the conditions of an annual membership of the Academy, as well as the terms of occasional admission to the...
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 10 - 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 8 - ... lectures by the most capable and accomplished scholars and men of science, within the power of the Trustees to procure. These lectures should be directed to instruction in science, art and literature. They should be established with such regulations as, in the judgment of the Trustees, shall be most effectual to secure the benefits expected from them ; and should, under proper and necessary restrictions...
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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