McGill University: For the Advancement of Learning, Volume I, 1801-1895

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1980 - Education - 340 pages
James McGill is an important figure in Canada's history in his own right. The bequest made in 1813 for the founding of a university of which one college was to bear his name only increased that significance. The political tensions of Lower Canada delayed implementation of his plans for sixteen years; and then it was only by incorporating the Montreal Medical Institution as Faculty of Medicine that in 1829 a beginning could be made. Thirty years after his death, the Faculty of Arts was finally established, but not until the trustee-body known as the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning was moved from Quebec City to Montreal and established as its board of governors did McGill College begin to revive and hold out promise of a respectable future.
 

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Contents

MONTREAL AND JAMES McGILL I
1
CHAPTERS THE ROYAL INSTITUTION
21
CHAPTERS THE YEARS OF LITIGATION
47
CHAPTER4 THE YEARS OF JOHN BETHUNE
69
CHAPTERS THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE
125
THE EARLY YEARS
177
CHAPTERg MATTERS FINANCIAL
209
THE MIDDLE YEARS
223
THE YEARS
239
THE END OF AN ERA
265
McGILL COLLEGE SONGS
299
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