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THE GIRARD COLLEGE AND ITS FOUNDER: Containing The Biography Of Mr. Girard.

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THE GIRARD COLLEGE AND ITS FOUNDER: Containing The Biography Of Mr. Girard.

by Arey, Henry W

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(Stereotyped by J. Fagan for) C. Sherman, Printer, Philadelphia: ., 1852 pp. (4), 5-85, (2) Names of the Board of Directors and Officers + Portrait frontis and view of college. Frontis very foxed. Early manuscript ownership of Isaac Wayne Holstein, December 10th AD 1852 on first fly leaf. Manuscript insert of the building committee, Girard college and Penna hospital in manuscript and short hand notations. Light foxing. 12mo. 195 mm. Original green embossed cloth binding, mildly rubbed. Title continues: 'The History Of The Institution, Its Organization And Plan Of Discipline, With The Course Of Education, Forms Of Admission Of Pupils, Description Of The Buildings, etc.etc. And The Will Of Mr. Girard'. First Edition. Hardbound. Very good. Stephen Girard (1750-1831), born in Bordeaux France, arrived in Philadelphia in 1776. Through international shipping and merchant activities he became one of the richest men of his time. Starting in 1811 he made an additional fortune as America's first Private Banker. In this role he helped finance the U.S. through the War of 1812. With the assistance of noted attorney William J. Duane, (1780-1865), in the 1820s, he wrote a long will and testament, outlining every detail of how his fortune would be used. He delighted in keeping the document secret, knowing that everyone wondered what would happen to his fortune. Immediately after his death in 1831, the provisions of his will were made public. In addition to extensive personal and institutional bequests, he left the bulk of his fortune to the city of Philadelphia to build and operate a residential school for impoverished orphans. This innovative social vision was considered extremely unusual both then and now: to use the Girard fortune not to endow another so-called "Ivy League" college or university but to assist children in need. In 1831, the bequest was the largest single act of philanthropy up to that time in American history, and the basis for Girard College. Nice copy. PAIMP 23. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA US (US)
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Title
THE GIRARD COLLEGE AND ITS FOUNDER: Containing The Biography Of Mr. Girard.
Author
Arey, Henry W
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
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Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
(Stereotyped by J. Fagan for) C. Sherman, Printer, Philadelphia: .
Date published
1852
Keywords
PENNSYLVANIA IMPRINTS EARLY AMERICAN AMERICANA PHILADELPHIA EDUCATION GIRARD COLLEGE STEPHEN BIOGRAPHY AND ITS FOUNDER FIRST EDITION BINDING ARCHITECTURE IMPRINT 1852
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PENNSYLVANIA; EDUCATION; EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS;

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