[1835 Subscription Circular for the Western University of Pennsylvania, now the University of Pittsburgh.]
Subscription circular announcing a gathering of Pittsburgh’s citizens and trustees appointing Gilbert Morgan the second chancellor of what is today Pitt, i.e., University of Pittsburgh. Most important, the Board of Trustees pledged and sought funds from the public to “establish a School of General Science in Pittsburgh”; “to meet the wants of a city like Pittsburgh, and to place a thorough liberal education within the reach of all who might feel disposed to confer its blessings upon their children”; ”to endow professorships, and to “purchase a Library, and Chemical, and Philosophical Apparatus.”
“The University’s buildings, along with most of its records and files, were destroyed in a widespread 1845 fire that wiped out 20 square blocks of the most valuable part of Pittsburgh.” (Wikipedia) Unrecorded in OCLC.
Description: [1835 Subscription Circular for the Western University of Pennsylvania, now the University of Pittsburgh.]
[Pittsburgh. 1835.] 12¼ x 7½ inches. One page circular, previously folded and bound. A Large notched-out area to inner margin, short edge-tears, affecting no text at all, else Very Good.