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A Discourse Delivered at the Opening of The Providence Athenaeum. July 11, 1838. Published at the Request of the Directors of the Athenaeum.

Wayland, Francis.-

Published by Providence. Knowles, Vose & Company, 1838
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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First Edition 37 pp. 8vo. Minimal foxing of cover. Minimal browning of edges. Else, Very Good. Rev. Francis Wayland, President of Brown University, delivered this stirring address at the opening of one of our nation's oldest libraies, The Providence Athenaeum. It was a subscription library and had 300 subscribers. Wayland spoke of the development, through such institutions, of the intellectual, moral, scientific and economic capacity of a society. He thought that the religious aspects of humankind were well taken care of by other social institutions and was not the concern of the library. The library had the capacity, if used properly, to expand the attainments of all individuals, enhancing their knowledge and power. He urged the directors to expand the openness of their institution to thousands, so that Providence could be a beacon to the entire society of America. Bookseller Inventory # 10267

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Title: A Discourse Delivered at the Opening of The ...

Publisher: Providence. Knowles, Vose & Company

Publication Date: 1838

Edition: First Edition

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