Amherst Institution : from official documents : January 17, 1825 : Petition of the founders and proprietors, presented June 5, 1823
- Amherst Institution : from official documents : January 17, 1825 : Petition of the founders and proprietors, presented June 5, 1823
Pamphlet containing the "Petition of the Founders and Proprietors" of the Amherst Institution requesting charter status dated January 17, 1825 and noted as presented June 5, 1823. The undersigned, noted as the Subscribers to the Charity Fund of the Collegiate Institution at Amherst write that this petition is to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Collegiate Institution (Amherst, Mass.)
- Crocker & Brewster
- Massachusetts. General Court
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 4 Folder 1 (shelf locator)
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Amherst College Early History Collection
Universities and colleges
Collegiate Institution (Amherst, Mass.)
- 1 item (4 pages ; 24 cm)
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Amherst College was conceived out of the previously existing Amherst Academy and was founded in 1821 as the Collegiate Institution. From 1821-1825 the College was known primarily as the Collegiate Institution or the Amherst Institution. In 1825 the institution was granted charter by the Massachusetts State Legislature and was thereafter known as Amherst College.