FOURTH REPORT OF THE GENERAL AGENT OF THE PEABODY EDUCATION FUND, FROM JULY 1, 1869, TO JANUARY 19, 1870, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRUSTEES RELATING TO THE SUBJECT OF HIS AGENCY. MR. GEORGE PEABODY'S GIFT FOR SOUTHERN EDUCATION.

Staunton, VA: "Staunton Spectator" Job Office, [1870]. 18pp. Original printed front wrapper. Disbound, pages tanned and somewhat brittle. About Good+.

George Peabody established the Fund in 1867 with a gift of one million dollars; Barnas Sears, who wrote this report and had been president of Brown University, served as the Fund's agent from 1867-1880. Emphasizing aid to elementary education, Sears traveled throughout the South to establish a network with local educators and civic leaders. Local politics and sentiment, despite Sears's universalist views, resulted in his consent to funding racially segregated schools. [West, The Peabody Education Fund and Negro Education, 1867-1880. IN 6 History of Education Quarterly 3. 1966.] This Report describes his progress -- and lack thereof -- in long trips in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
Not in LCP or Haynes. OCLC 1001226640 [1- AAS] as of August 2022. Item #38639

Price: $350.00