TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY: Its Origin, Rise, Decline, and Fall.

Louisville, KY: John P. Morton and Co., Printers to the Filson Club, 1896. First edition, Filson Club Publications, No. 11. Large 4to. 202 pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Transylvania University, founded in 1780 in Boyle County, Kentucky, was the first college located west of the Allegheny Mountains; it moved to Lexington, Kentucky, in 1789. Founded under the aegis of the Episcopal Church, it later became affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and is now affiliated with the Disciples of Christ. Henry Clay taught law there and among its students were Jefferson Davis, John C. Breckinridge, Richard Mentor Johnson, Justice John Harlan, Stephen F. Austin, Francis Preston Blair, Happy Chandler, and Albert Sidney Johnston, among other prominent Americans. Coleman 3521: "A valuable history of the first Anglo-American college west of the Alleghenies, with biographical data on Transylvania's presidents and faculty members." With defects noted, still a good copy. Original printed gray wrappers (spine worn and eroded, rear wrapper detached, some wear and chipping at the extremities). (10790). Item #64408

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