• Creator
  • University of Washington
  • Created Date
  • 1890
  • Description
  • In 1854, territorial governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, suggested that a university for Washington Territory be established. The territorial legislature settled on Seattle as the setting for the school in 1858 but it was not until 1861 when appointed commissioners, Reverend Daniel Bagley, John Webster and Edmund Carr looked for a 10-acre site. Arthur A. Denny, Edward Lander and Charlie Terry eventually donated land for the school in downtown Sea... more
    In 1854, territorial governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, suggested that a university for Washington Territory be established. The territorial legislature settled on Seattle as the setting for the school in 1858 but it was not until 1861 when appointed commissioners, Reverend Daniel Bagley, John Webster and Edmund Carr looked for a 10-acre site. Arthur A. Denny, Edward Lander and Charlie Terry eventually donated land for the school in downtown Seattle. Situated between 4th Avenue, 6th Avenue, Union Street and Seneca Street, the Territorial University of Washington officially opened on November 4, 1861 with 30 students. In 1862, the Washington territorial legislature incorporated the school and appointed a Board of Regents. Throughout the university's early years, the university consisted not only of college curricula but preparatory school curricula as well. The school also faced constant changes in administration, enrollment and financial support. In 1863, the school had to... less
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  • text
    Booklet
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