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Edward Parrish and Edith W. Atlee letter

Image A00182178 ep lg
Date created 1868-12
Creator Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872
Description Philadelphia, Twelfth Month, 1868. Respected Friend: At the late Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of Swarthmore College, the Board of Managers reported that the Building, now nearly floored and plastered, could be sufficiently completed to receive its full number of pupils for about $70,000. In view of the great importance of opening the School in the Tenth Month, 1869, and under a sense of the discouragement which another year's delay would produce, it was determined to ask each stockholder to contribute during the next six months, Ten Dollars for every share of stock he or she has already subscribed. This, with some new subscriptions, which can be obtained during the present winter, would render the investment already made available, and thus meet the wants of parents impatient to enter their children. So generally was this proposal approved and responded to, that every member of the Board of Managers and nearly every stockholder in attendance at the Annual Meeting freely subscribed the additional ten dollars per share. The sum of $ 16,420 was thus secured from less than one hundred of the stockholders. The undersigned were instructed to submit this proposal to every stockholder, and in asking them to join in this new subscription, we would request an immediate answer by mail, directed to Edward Parrish, 800 Arch Street, Philadelphia. Every sum of $25 will secure an additional share of stock, and sums of less amount will be credited to the subscriber as donations. EDWARD PARRISH, EDITH W. ATLEE, Clerks. P. S.—-The Annual Report is now in the hands of the printer, and will be issued in a few days.
Size 1 page
Type text
Subjects Swarthmore College | Stockholders
Geographical location Philadelphia (Pa.)
Language English
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Local Identifier A00182178_EP
Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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