Inauguration of Washington University at
St. Louis, Missouri, 23 April 1857 Programs
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This collection is comprised of 12 copies of the inaugural program for Washington University. The program includes introductory remarks by Rev. Dr. William Greenleaf Eliot (President of the Corporation), and addresses by J.D. Low (Principal of the Academic Department), John How (Former St. Louis Mayor and President of the O’Fallon Polytechnic Institute), Samuel Treat (Judge of the United States Court District of Missouri), Rev. Dr. Post (Professor of Ancient and Modern History) and Edward Everett. Two additional copies may be found in the Washington University Archives Reference Collection (LD5797.7 1857).