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NUMBER 25 ATLANTA, GEORGIA. FEBRUARY, 1891 THE BULLETIN OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY Issued monthly during term time from the University printing office. Entered at the Atlanta, Ga., post office as second clas-mail matter. Subscriptions at 50 cents a year may be sent to the treasurer of Atlanta University, Atlanta. Ga. Advertisements $1 an inch for first insertion, 50 cents each subsequent insertion. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Has 600 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory, Grammar, and Primary departments, with practical instruction in wood-work-ing, iron-working, farming, printing, cooking. sewing, and nursing, under the care of 28 officers and instructors, in four large brick buildings, surrounded by 60 acres of land within the corporate limits of Atlanta, the land, buildings, and outfit valued at a quarter of a million dollars; with 200 graduates from College and Normal courses nearly all of whom, together with many hundred* of past undergraduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surrounding States. Having practically no endowment, the Institution requires at least $18,000 a year in donations from its friends to continue the work now in hand, and a fund of about $250,000 to put that work on a permanent basis. Remittances of checks or money orders, or inquiries for further information, may be addressed to, Pres. HORACE BUMSTEAD, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. TRUSTEES OF A TLANTA UNIVERSITY FOR ONE YEAR. Rev. C. L. Woodworth, D. P., ...Watertown, Mass. Rev. Joseph E. Smith, ........Chattanooga' Tenn. Rev. Stanley E. Lathrop,...........Sherwood, Tenn. Rev. Lewellyn Pratt, D D.,.............Norwich, Ct. FOR TWO YEARS. Rev. Horace Bumstead, D. D............Atlanta, Ga. Richard R. Wright, A . M.,............Augusta Ga. Rev. M. E. Strieby, D. D.........New York N. Y Rev. Edgar J. Penney, A. M......'.......Selma, Ala, FOR THREE YEARS. Rev. Joseph H. Twichell,..............Hartford, Ct. Rev. Cyrus W Francis, A. M.,........Atlanta, Ga Thomas N. Chase, A. M.,...............Denver, Col Rev. James Brand D. D.,..................Oberlin, O FOR FOUR YEARS. Rev. A. H. Bradford, D. D..........Montclair, N. J Rev. A. F. Beard, D. D.,..........New York, N. Y Rev Jas. W. Cooper, D.D.......New Britain, Ct Rev. L. B. Maxwell..........Savannah, Ga MRS. BAKER'S BEQUEST. By the will of Mrs. Walter Baker who died in Dorchester, Mass. Jan. 14, Atlanta University is left a bequest of $3,000; Hampton Institute, Virginia, is also left $9,000. Other bequests to educational and religious and charitable institutions make an aggregate of $118,000. Mrs. Baker was 84 years old and is described by The Congregationalist as a strong typical New England character. That paper further says : " She was of distinguished ancestry and met with great sorrows early in life, burying her husband, the well-known manufacturer of chocolate, and four children within a space of twelve years. But the home of her widowhood became the resort of Christian philanthropists from all over the world. Greeks, Italians, Bulgarians, Japanese, Africans, and Indians, are the races which were represented in her hospitable home, and whose needs she supplied from a generous purse. During the civil war her house was headquarters for making supplies for the soldiers." It is a great pleasure for Atlanta University to feel that in administering the trust left to it it will be carrying out the hopes and wishes which prompted the bequest. Mrs. Baker's name is an honorable addition to that of the Christian women who have helped Atlanta University to do the great work it is doing. Stone Hall owes its existence to the generosity of Mrs. Stone; the Knowles Industrial Building to that of Mrs. L. J. Knowles of Worces- I ter, Mass.; Mrs. Sarah C. Boyd of Bradford Mass., founded the Malcolm Boyd [ scholarship of $500; last year Mrs. Harriet Judd of Waterloo, Iowa, left a bequest of $500, and now Mrs. Baker's bequest of $3,000 is added to the increasing list of benefactions by women. A scrutiny of our donation list will also show how much is done to sustain this work by the charitable impulses and sympathy of women. A KIND ACT. A most deserving girl whom a lady in a New England, state helps to meet her expenses here has received from her benefactor the following letter, which it is needless to say gives her great pleasure. We take the liberty of publishing it as a beautiful illustration of how much may be done besides the gift of money to show a spirit of Christian helpfulness. " Being interested in your welfare by Rev. Mr. -------------informing us of your great desire for an education and your efforts to earn the money required for tuition in the University and having had the great pleasure of donating toward the sum in order that you might have funds for the year, I feel very kindly toward one who has such a disposition to help herself. You have the right spirit to make a useful and successful workfer in the world where you will find so much to be done among your own people. Several years ago, I was one of a number who helped a young lady through her four years in the University and now she is a teacher in----------not a great distance from Atlanta. She writes me of her school and her consecrated Christian endeavor to do her best work for those in her care. The University is such a blessing to a multitude of young people growing up in the South—it is the salvation of all who attend—they go out to the life work of help for those who are helpless, and it is a privilege for me to be one to work with the same spirit and do what I can to assist any one who manifests such a spirit of work as you have, and this young lady referred to. You will find friends every where who sympathize with all effort in the way of education in the South. How I hope the best things of you and for you in the future 1 Please write me of your life and how it is with you every day and what studies you are engaged in at this time. Do you attend Mr.-------------'s church ? He is one of the faithful ones wherever he is,. His spirit is one of doing work well and his best will be given in a consecrated life service to the Master. We hope you have some high purpose in your plans for your life after the school days are over— that will sufficiently reward any one that has thought to do any kindness for you. I think it very kind of Mr.-------------to let us know of you and how you have persevered in your intention to go to school. That God helps those who help themselves is true every time. We know you will ever have friends while you need them and by and by you will be teaching and be able to help others. Wishing you every good and success in all your efforts, I am your friend sincerely, ------. Can anyone blessed, with home and kind friends realize how much such a letter means to a motherless, friendless girl, who began life by "toting water" at 7 and became a field hand at 10, and yet has a native comeliness and refinement that would grace a New England home? The help given to this girl is good. The kind words are better still.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1891 no. 25|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institutions progress and present needs. The issue is February, 1891 no. 25.|
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