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    Posted 4 years ago

    pw-collector
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    This is a copy of Whitney’s German-English and English-German Dictionary.
    Copyright 1877 by Henry Holt
    Cherouny & Kienle, Printers
    13 Frankfort St. N. Y.

    What interested me, was an inscription on a blank page preceding the Title Page, is written in fancy script:
    Frank P. Otis
    West Garland
    Maine
    Bates College Apr. 7, 1878

    Some information I found on Frank Pierce Otis:

    Bates Student - volume 07 number 06 - June 1878 Bates College

    THE BATES STUDENT.
    EDITORS.
    W. H. JUDKINS, J. H. HEALD, F. L. HAYES, J. F. PARSONS, M. T. NEWTON.
    BUSINESS MANAGER: II. L. MERRILL.

    P. 150
    Editors Portfolio.

    Otis, Frank Pierce, was born at Garland, May 8, 1852. He fitted at Pittsfield with a total attendance of 77 weeks. He has been in attendance at College 101 weeks of his course. Meanwhile, he has taught 5 terms, earned $1000, and spent $1400. He is a Congregationalist in religious belief, and will choose Law as his profession. His height is 5 feet 11 inches, and weight, 167 pounds.

    In another book of graduating students, Frank P. Otis was listed as a graduate in 1879.

    Some information I found on Bates College, noted in Wikipedia:

    Bates College is a private liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine. It was founded by abolitionist statesmen and established with funds from industrialist and textile tycoon, Benjamin Bates. Bates is the oldest coeducational college in New England, the third oldest college in the State of Maine, and the first to grant a degree to a woman in New England.
    At its foundation in 1855 as the Maine State Seminary, it was one of the only colleges in the U.S. to admit black students before the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment. Its founder, Oren Burbank Cheney, established it as a Free Will Baptist institution, however, it has since secularized and established a liberal arts curriculum. Centered on the Historic Quad by two garnet gateways, the urban campus totals 813 acres (329 ha) with 33 Victorian Houses distributed throughout the city. It maintains a coastal center of 80 acres (32 ha) on Atkins Bay and 600 acres (240 ha) of nature preserve known as the "Bates-Morse Mountain" near Campbell Island.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this post,
    Dave

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Dave, this is really fascinating to me. The inscription makes it even more special.
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comments & appreciation:
      gargoylecollector
      jscott0363
    3. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      This is a truly antique edition, not even very yellowed for age. That cursive writing looks in part like calligraphy, which was such a beautiful handwriting & used to be taught as an elective course in schools
    4. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      The research really gave life to the book and post.
    5. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comments & appreciation:
      Newfld
      purvis
      SpiritBear
    6. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
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    7. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid for the appreciation.
    8. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
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