B. Silliman 1860 Autograph Manuscript Signed

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B. Silliman 1860 Autograph Manuscript Signed About 4" by 7", New Haven, February 15, 1860. Agriculture and horticulture mentioned. Mounting traces.
Dr. Horace B. Silliman, founder of Silliman University, the first Protestant school founded in the Philippines and the oldest American University in Asia.
In 1899, Dr. Silliman appeared at the office of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions with the conviction that the Filipino people would need a new kind of education. To support this, he contributed the initial sum of $10,000 toward the founding of an industrial school. Legend has it that the Board Secretary was surprised and explained that the Board had only begun to consider a mission in the Philippine islands. At that time, news was fresh on the naval victory of Admiral Dewey over the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay.
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