Manual of Public Libraries, Institutions, and Societies: In the United States, and British Provinces of North America

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J. B. Lippincott, 1859 - Libraries - 687 pages
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Page 205 - To discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular.
Page 507 - Amongst the motives to such an institution the assimilation of the principles, opinions, and manners of our countrymen, by the common education of a portion of our youth from every quarter, well deserves attention. The more homogeneous our citizens can be made in these particulars, the greater will be our prospect of permanent union ; and a primary object of such a national institution should be the education of our youth in the science of Government.
Page 530 - Scotland," and amendments thereto, require to be amended with a view to such union ; and in order to the carrying into effect of certain resolutions passed by the Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Canada in connection with the Church of Scotland...
Page 108 - Mr. Wood has been actively engaged in the formation of libraries of a similar character in most of our large cities, and has even extended his benevolent efforts to the cities of the Old World. In his own words,
Page 562 - As soon as the revenues, to be raised as hereinafter provided, for the purpose of furnishing the common schools with libraries and apparatus, will admit, it shall be the duty of the said commissioner, to purchase the same, and the books and apparatus so purchased shall be distributed through the auditor's office of each county to the board of education in each township, city or incorporated village, according to the enumeration of scholars.
Page 514 - Oxford, where he took an honorary degree in 1786 ; that he went under the name of James Lewis Macie until a few years after he had left the university, when he took that, of Smithson, ever after signing only James Smithson, as in his...
Page 224 - DO, of our special Grace certain Knowledge and mere Motion, by these Presents will, ordain, grant and constitute, that there be a College erected in our said Province of New Jersey...
Page 507 - I give and bequeath in perpetuity the fifty shares which I hold in the Potomac Company (under the aforesaid Acts of the Legislature of Virginia) towards the endowment of a University to be established within the limits of the District of Columbia, under the auspices of the General Government...
Page 273 - ... part in the business of the College, except on particular occasions. The chief management of its concerns devolved upon the Professors. " In 1809, the requisites for entrance into College, to take effect the following year, were very much raised, and a new course of study and system of discipline were established.

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