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History of the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1940

History of the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1940 by Edward Potts Cheyney 0812246500 9780812246506
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History of the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1940 Edward Potts Cheyney "The distinguished professor emeritus Edward Potts Cheyney has written a history of his alma mater that commands attention. His account is . . . based on the official documents, supported by the researches of colleagues and friends, and illuminated by an affectionate understanding that springs from sixty years of personal knowledge and participation."--The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography This is a history of the University of Pennsylvania from its founding to its bicentennial anniversary. Edward Potts Cheyney, a historian of European history, was born on January 17, 1861 in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. He was first educated at country schools, then at the Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, and eventually at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a B.A. degree in 1883. After a brief sojourn in Europe, he returned to enter the Universitys newly founded Wharton School of Finance, from which he received a bachelors degree in finance in 1884. In 1929 he was appointed Henry Charles Lea Professor of History. In 1934, Cheyney retired from teaching and assumed a position as curator of the Henry Charles Lea Library at the University. Following his retirement, Cheyney was invited by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania to write a history of the University in celebration of its bicentennial. Cheyney completed the project, published as the present work, in 1940. Cheney died of a heart attack at the age of 86 in Chester, Pennsylvania. 1940 461 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 ISBN 978-0-8122-4650-6 Cloth $49.95s 32.50 ISBN 978-0-8122-9025-7 Ebook $49.95s 32.50 World Rights Education, African-American/African Studies

Author: Edward Potts Cheyney

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 461

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Publication Date: 1940-01-29

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