Report of the committee appointed to inquire into facts relative to the Amherst Collegiate Institution, January 8, 1825
- Report of the committee appointed to inquire into facts relative to the Amherst Collegiate Institution, January 8, 1825
A pamphlet of a report made by Legislator Joseph E. Sprague of the Massachusetts House of Representatives regarding the Amherst Collegiate Institution petition for charter. Sprague writes on behalf of the Committee of the House of Representatives to whom was committed the Senate's "Report of the Joint Committee on the Petition of the Trustees of Amherst Academy." He discusses the October 1824 meeting on the topic. Sprague also writes regarding evidence relating to the Charity Fund, the Thirty Thousand Dollar Subscription, and the financial status of the Collegiate Institution. He concludes with the Committee recommendation that charter be granted with a provision by which Williams College might be united with the Institution within seven years. Several times throughout the pamphlet, Sprague references another document which he states accompanies the report. The accompanying document referred to is "Appendix to report of the committee appointed to inquire into facts relative to the Amherst Collegiate Institution, 1825 January 8" in Box 2, Folder 8 of this collection.
- Sprague, Joseph E., 1782-1852
- Massachusetts. General Court. Committee to Inquire into Facts Relative to the Amherst Collegiate Institution
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 3 Folder 17 (shelf locator)
- Collection (local):
Amherst College Early History Collection
Funds and scholarships
Education and state
Universities and colleges
Collegiate Institution (Amherst, Mass.)
Charity Fund (Amherst, Mass.)
- 1 item (15 pages) ; 24 cm
- Link to Item:
Public Domain Mark 1.0
Contact host institution for more information.
- Place of origin:
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.