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Speech of Josiah Quincy, President of Harvard University, Before the Board of Overseers of That Institution, February 25, 1845, on the Minority Report of the Committee of Visitation, Presented to That Board by George Bancroft, Esq., February 6, 1845

Quincy, Josiah

Published by Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1845
Condition: Collectible-Very Good Soft cover
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Cover title : "President Quincy's Speech on the Minority Report of Mr. Bancroft". Paper wrapper, string bound. Moderate rubbing and chipping, some minor soiling on cover. Intact and readable. 64 pages. Inscription on title page, "Hon. Edward Everett with the respects of Josiah Quincy." Josiah Quincy III (1772-1864) was a prominent educator and politician. He was President of Harvard from 1829-1845. This booklet contains the text of a speech he gave in response to a critical report submitted by George Bancroft (1800-1891), historian and statesman who was serving on the Harvard Board of Overseers at the time. This particular copy is signed by Quincy to Edward Everett (1794-1865), former Senator, Governor of Massachusetts, and Quincy's successor as President of Harvard. An interesting piece of Harvard history. Bookseller Inventory # 016748

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Title: Speech of Josiah Quincy, President of ...

Publisher: Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston

Publication Date: 1845

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 2nd Edition

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