An Address delivered before the Tilghman Literary Society, of the Western University of Pennsylvania, on the 25th February, 1839. The Eighteenth Anniversary.
Speech by attorney and Western University of Pennsylvania alumnus, Samuel W. Black (1816–1862), to the school’s Tilghman Literary Society. Black subsequently became a judge and was a soldier in the Mexican-American and U.S. Civil wars. Black served as the seventh governor of Nebraska Territory.
The text has period annotations noting Black as “a wild young man himself” and to “Dr. Robt. Bruce,” the first chancellor (president) of the Western University of Pennsylvania, now known as the University of Pittsburgh (“Pitt”).
“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) OCLC recording two physical copies (AAS and UPitt.).
Description: An Address delivered before the Tilghman Literary Society, of the Western University of Pennsylvania, on the 25th February, 1839. The Eighteenth Anniversary.
Pittsburgh: Printed at the Daily Advocate Office, 1839. 12pp. 12mo. Pamphlet; removed; without wrappers; scattered foxing; Very Good.