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New York:

HISTORY OF THE CONTROVERSY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK; WITH ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS AND AN APPENDIX. BY THE PROFESSORS OF THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND LETTERS.

John S. Taylor, Publisher and Bookseller, New York: 1838 50, xxviii, [blank], [1 errata]. Scattered light foxing, dbd. Good+. The troubles began as soon as the University started up, with the appointment of Dr. Mathews, a "rash and ambitious" man, as Chancellor in 1831. He alienated the faculty almost immediately and became a "fruitful source of embarrassments and convulsions." Fiscally unsound, he "lost" the financial records; academically suspect, he is "more intent upon gorgeous embellishments, vain parade and mere effect, than upon building up solidly and wisely an institution of learning." This, regrettably, is the view of "the whole Faculty of Science and Letters." The last straw-- or, as this pamphlet refers to it, "explosion"-- occurred when Mathews ejected seven teachers "from the duties of their Professorships." All his deficiencies are examined here with great care. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 14827. AI 51966 [5].


Book Id: 10608

Price: $125.00

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