Francis Wayland daguerreotype

Title

Francis Wayland daguerreotype

Description

A black and white photograph of Francis Wayland, an American educator and president of Brown University.
 
Francis Wayland had always advocated for public libraries, and when he became president of Brown University, in 1827, he formed ne as soon as possible for the school. In 1851, he donated the funds needed to establish a library in Wayland, Massachusetts. Up until then, it was up to rich and high ranking philanthropists to donate and create libraries. But when Wayland’s help, legislation was soon put into action to allow towns to establish libraries. In addition to this, Wayland also created Wayland Seminary to educate former slaves, and in Brown, improved academic discipline.

Creator

Cowan's Auctions

Date

Unknown

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Francis_Wayland_daguerreotype.jpg

Rights

(Source: Francis Wayland. (2012, July 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:20, October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/RnhaEB)

Publisher

Cowan's Auctions

Contributor

Cowan's Auctions

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Francis Wayland, Education, Library, Public Libraries, Slavery

Coverage

Historic

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Francis_Wayland_daguerreotype.jpg

Reference

Cowan's Auctions, Francis Wayland daguerreotype, Cowan's Auctions, Unknown

Cite As

Cowan's Auctions, “Francis Wayland daguerreotype,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 16, 2024, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/323.