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"The University of Virginia, as a temple dedicated to science and liberty, was, after his [Jefferson'8] retirement from the political sphere, the object nearest his heart, and so continued to the close of his life. His devotion to it was intense, and his exertions unceasing. It bears the stamp of his genius, and will be a noble monument of his fame. His general view was to make it a nursery of republican patriots, as well as genuine scholars." (James Madison : Letter concerning Jefferson, November 2, 1826.)

Our University, the last of my mortal cares, and the last service I can render my country." (Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell.)

Our views are catholic for the improvement of our country by science.” (Jefferson to George Ticknor.)

"No man of the time threw 80 much solid matter into his compositions as Mr. Jefferson." (Jared Sparks.)

“No cause deserves more generous support than that of higher education in the Southern States." (George William Curtis.)

Any one who will visit the Southern colleges and schools will find in them a generation of students, alert, vigorous, manly, and tremendously in earnest. It is evident that a race of exceptional moral earnestness and mental vigor is now growing up in the South, and that it is sure to be heard from.” (The Century Magazine : Topics of the Time.)

The University is the natural ornament and the bright consummate flower of democracy." (Senator George F. Hoar: Address at the laying of the corner-stone of Clark University, Worcester, Mass., October 22, 1887.)

The University, in institution which better than anything else symbolizes the aim and tendencies of modern life.' (Bishop Spalding, at the founding of the Catholic University, Washington, D. C., May 24, 1888.)

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LETTER OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION TO THE SECRETARY OF THE

INTERIOR...

INTRODUCTION ......

Jefferson's Alma Mater...

History of William and Mary College continued...

Jefferson's original drawings for the University of Virginia.

Architectural types ..

- The historic background ...

CHAPTER I.—THE UNITED STATES ACADEMY AT RICHMOND.

Survival of French influence....

Chevalier Quesnay's project

List of subscribers in Virginia

Letter to Franklin ...

The Academy founded ...

Distinguished associates..

Thomas Jefferson, American minister to Paris

French culture in America

Failure of Quesnay's scheme..

Fate of the Richmond Academy....

CHAPTER II.—JEFFERSON ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMON SCHOOLS..

- Popalar education and self-government ....

Idea of historical reading in common schools.

Latin grammar schools ......

Connection of popular and higher education ....

Higher education the source of cominon schools

Failure of common-school law in 1796......

Idea of local division of counties ....

First appropriation for schools, 1818

Jefferson on township government.

Townships impracticable in rural Virginia.

“The old order changeth”

CHAPTER III.-WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE-EUROPEAN INFLUENCES

Scholastic curriculum ....

Jefferson's proposed changes.

Introduction of modern studies.....

Rochefoucauld on William and Mary College

Jefferson's interest in higher education

The faculty of Geneva

Dr. Joseph Priestley..

Jefferson and Priestley

Dupont de Nemours on national education

Character of the treatise .....

Professor Minor on Dupont de Nemours.

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CHAPTER III.-WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE-Continued.

Professor Pictet of Geneva

Joseph Carrington Cabell's European training

Jefferson and Cabell....

CHAPTER IV.-ALBEMARLE ACADEMY AND CENTRAL COLLEGE

Jefferson's new project

Dr. Thomas Cooper ...

Jefferson's correspondence with Cooper

Letter to Peter Carr..

General view of education...

Classification of the sciences..

Professional schools

Technical education

Jefferson's appeal to Cabell in the Legislature....

The literary fund

Central College

Idea of an academical village...

Jefferson to John Adams on Central College.

CHAPTER V.-TRANSITION FROM THE COLLEGE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Two lines of policy ....

Jefferson's letter to Governor Nicholas

Circular letter from Governor Nicholas

Dr. Cooper on university education....

Views of President Dwight, of Yale College

Report of Governor Nicholas

Idea of establishing fellowships, 1816....

Mercer's bill for the University of Virginia, 1817.

Academical districts

Plan for new colleges...

Idea of a university ..

Jefferson's bill, 1817–18.

Proposition for a central university ....

Public education.....

First appropriation from the literary fund, 1818

CHAPTER VI.-TAK UNIVERSITY COMMISSION AND JEFFERSON'S REPORT..

Meeting of the commissioners at Rockfish Gap

Proceedings of commissioners...

Jefferson on the objects of primary education

- Objects of higher education....

Relation of the State to science....

Relation of education to morals and religion......

Jefferson on the modern languages and Anglo-Saxon

Bodily exercise and manual training....

Jefferson on student self-government

Summary of Jefferson's report......

CHAPTER VII.-ESTABLISHMENT AND BUILDING OF THE UNIVERSITY.

Opposition to the University idea....

Services of Cabell

Services of other men.

Summary of Jefferson's bill, 1819

Jefferson the first rector.....

Building policy

Architectural characteristics of the University.

Pavilions completed

Cost of the pavilions...

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CHAPTER VII.-ESTABLISHMENT AND BUILDING OF UNIVERSITY-Contd.

Jefferson's financial policy ...

Tho University freed from debt......

CHAPTER VIII.--THE FIRST PROFESSORS

Dr. Knox, of Baltimore...

Dr. Thomas Cooper

Opposition to Dr. Cooper ....

Jefferson on the loss of Cooper

Dr. Cooper goes to South Carolina....

Jefferson on the qualifications of professors

European professors for the University of Virginia..

Jefferson's letter to Richard Rush...

Letter to Maj. John Cartwright.

German and English professors.

George Long.....

Thomas Hewett Key and Charles Bonnycastle.

Robloy Dunglison...

Amorican professors..

George Tucker and John Tayloo Lomas..

John P. Emmet....

The University opened to students

Jefferson's connection with the Jardin des Plantes

CHAPTER IX.-THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA AND HARVARD COLLEGE...

George Tickpor visits Jefferson, 1815

Correspondence with Ticknor

Ticknor visits the University of Virginia .....

Ticknor's efforts for reform in Harvard College..

The new code of 1825......

Ticknor's resignation.....

Origin of Ticknor's educational ideals.....

Analysis of Jefferson's views...

Analysis of Ticknor's reforms

The question stated .....

Madison's letter to Ticknor......

Josiah Quincy and the University of Virginia

Francis Wayland and the University of Virginia .

Edward Everett's review of Jefferson's university project..

Jefferson's comment on the review.....

*CHAPTER X.-JEFFERSON'S SCHOOL OF LAW, POLITICS, AND HISTORY

Patriotic motives of Jefferson....

Jefferson's influence upon political education

Political text-books for the University of Virginia

Political orthodoxy ...

Jefferson on the study of history..

Political economy..

CONCLUSION.–The holy cause of the University.

The Father of the University of Virginia.....

CHAPTER XI.-INFLUENCE OF THE UNIVERSITY UPON SOUTHERN LIFE AND

THOUGHT. BY WILLIAM P. TRENT, A. M., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA..

Introductory remarks

I. Analysis of the workings of the University :

List of causes of the University's influence

Striving after better results.....

Evolution of degrees....

Substitution of elective for curricular system

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CHAPTER XI.-INFLUENCE OF THE UNIVERSITY, ETC.-Continued.

I. Analysis of the workings of the University-Continued.

Honor system of discipline.......

Balance held between the sects and parties.

High qualifications of the professors....

George Tucker.....

John Taylos Lomax

George Long....

George Blaettermann.

Thomas Hewett Key

Charles Bonnycastle

Dr. Robley Dunglison

Dr. John P. Emmet

Dr. Gessner Harrison...

Unique position of the University in the South.

II. Statistics :

Tables ......

Explanatory remarks on the tables

Additional facts of interest.

Alumni in the War......

Clergy and teachers

Alumni in politics

General conclusions....

The University and Southern literature.

Concluding remarks

CHAPTER XII.-PRESENT ORGANIZATION AND CONDITION OF THE UNIVER-

SITY. BY PROFESSOR JOHN B, MINOR..

Organization ..

Schools of instruction..

Scholarships

Duration of session and vacation

Local arrangement and equipment of the University

Gifts made to the University

Permanent and fixed endowments

Annual income of the University

CHAPTER XIII.—THE ELECTIVE SYSTEM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.

BY PROFESSOR J. M. GARNETT..

CHAPTER XIV.-A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF

VIRGINIA. BY THE EDITOR.

CHAPTER XV.-THE WRITINGS OF THE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY, 1825-

1827. BY WILLIAM P. TRENT

CHAPTER XVI.-HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. BY C. R. MCILWAINE.

CHAPTER XVII.-RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. BY AUTHORITY

CHAPTER XVIII.-EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE. BY AUTHORITY

CHAPTER XIX.-ROANOKE COLLEGE. BY THE EDITOR

CHAPTER XX.-RICHMOND COLLEGE. BY PROFESSOR H. H. HARRIS,

CHAIRMAN OF THE FACULTY

CHAPTER XXI.–VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE

CHAPTER XXII.-WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. BY PROFESSORS

WAITE AND HARRIS.

CHAPTER XXIII.-BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY.

BY THE EDITOR...

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SUPPLEMENTARY LETTER TO THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION..

FINAL NOTE BY THE EDITOR

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