"TO THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF FELLOWS TO REVISE THE COURSE OF STUDIES IN BROWN UNIVERSITY, THE PROFESSOR OF THE LATIN & GREEK LANGUAGES & LITERATURE BEGS LEAVE TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING REPORT IN ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS WHICH THEY HAVE PROPOSED..."

[Providence, RI? c. 1840]. [8] pp, written on two folded folio sheets in ink manuscript. A couple of closed tears, repaired with a few letters affected. This is likely Elton's draft of a final Report, as it has lines which have been crossed out and replaced with others. Very Good.

Our candidate for authorship, Romeo Elton, was the longtime Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages and Literature at Brown. Elton identifies and analyzes the text books in use in his Department. The "practice of frequently changing authors accords with the practice in the most distinguished universities in Europe. It has been adopted in this Institution as far as practicable & is attended with beneficial results "
He is critical of "the Greek Grammar now used in this Institution." It is "defective in many points." He suggests adding Eschenberg's Manual of Classical Literature to the curriculum. Elton lauds the study of the Classics, and denounces "the indolent student," who fails to understand "the vigorous exercise which they furnish to the intellectual powers." Item #37390

Price: $450.00