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

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Apr 1, 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

CHAPTER 1 MONTREAL AND JAMES McGILL
1
CHAPTER 2 THE ROYAL INSTITUTION
21
CHAPTER 3 THE YEARS OF LITIGATION
47
CHAPTER 4 THE YEARS OF JOHN BETHUNE
69
18461852
101
CHAPTER 6 THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE
125
18521855
149
THE EARLY YEARS
177
CHAPTER 9 MATTERS FINANCIAL
209
THE MIDDLE YEARS
223
THE YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT
239
CHAPTER 12 THE END OF AN ERA
265
McGILL COLLEGE SONGS
299
INDEX
303
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