[Washington: The College, circa 1845]. . 4to, unpaginated 4-page fold of light blue paper, pp. [2-4: blank]; has been folded. Page  contains a general an invitation to consider the college for the education of the recipientÕs children, a history of the college and talk of prospective improvements and expansion. Page  contains terms for acceptance into the college, fees charged and descriptions of the courses offered for each of the four yearsThe College was named for George Washington because of his desire to establish a national institution of higher learning in the nationÕs capital. He died before his objective could be accomplished, but he left a bequest for its foundation. Finally in 1821 the college opened with three faculty members, one tutor and 30 students in a single building located between 14th and 15th Streets, about a 30-minute walk from the Capitol. Its curriculum included English, Latin and Greek, as well as mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, reading, writing, navigation and political law. The first graduating class received their degrees in December 1824. Shortly after, added a medical school and a law school. (Inventory #: 2522)
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