Notices of Public Libraries in the United States of America

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House of representatives, 1851 - Astronomy - 207 pages

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Page 9 - To discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular.
Page 50 - I had no professor or teacher to guide me ; but I had two noble places of study. One was yonder beautiful edifice, now so frequented and so useful as a public library, then so deserted that I spent day after day and sometimes week after week amidst its dusty volumes, without interruption from a single visitor.
Page 49 - To the influence of this distinguished man in the circle in which I was brought up, I may owe in part the indignation which I feel towards every invasion of human rights. In my earliest years, I regarded no human being with equal reverence.
Page 95 - York, as their medical department, under the name of the College of Physicians and Surgeons In the City of New York.
Page 87 - Desiring to render a public benefit to the city of New York, and to contribute to the advancement of' useful knowledge and the general good of society...
Page 71 - An alphabetical index to subjects, treated in the reviews, and other periodicals, to which no indexes have been published ; prepared for the library of the Brothers in Unity, Yale College.
Page 143 - December, 1646, conferring upon it authority "to establish at or near the town of Romney a seminary of learning, for the instruction of youth in the various branches of science and literature.
Page 68 - I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony...
Page 54 - The charter is congenial with the whole of the civil government established here by the venerable Roger Williams, who allowed no religious tests, and no preeminence of one denomination over another; and none has ever been allowed unto this day. This charter is also congenial with the present spirit of this State and of this town.
Page 25 - Canandaigua, New York. Lord Brougham remarks, that " although the remote origin of these institutions may be traced to Franklin, Mr. Wood has the merit of establishing them on their present plan, and adapting them peculiarly to the instruction of mechanics and apprentices. He founded the first in Boston, in 1820.