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Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine, 1898-99 (Classic Reprint)

Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine, 1898-99 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine, 1898-99

The College was named in honor of james bowdoin, a graduate of Harvard in 1745, a delegate to the first Congress in Philadelphia, the President of the Convention which adopted the Constitution of Massachusetts, and subsequently Governor of the State. In addition to his civil honors, he was a member of various foreign societies, the first President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a valued friend and correspondent of Benjamin Franklin.

The earliest patron of the College was the Hon. James Bowdoin, son of the Governor. He was graduated at Harvard College in and subsequently studied at the University of Oxford. In President Jefferson's administration he was appointed successively Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Spain and Associate Minister to the Court of France. During his residence abroad he accumulated a valuable library, a collection of paintings and drawings by old and modern masters, a cabinet of minerals and fossils, together with models of crystallography, all of which he bequeathed to the College. During his life - time he gave land, money, and apparatus to the College, and at his death it became, by will, his residuary legatee.

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