The Sesquicentennial of Brown University, 1764-1914: A Commemoration

The Sesquicentennial of Brown University, 1764-1914: A Commemoration

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The Sesquicentennial of Brown University, 1764-1914: A Commemoration

The Sesquicentennial of Brown University, 1764-1914: A Commemoration

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On Monday, twelfth October, the Religious History of the University was commemorated in addresses in Sayles Memorial Hall by representatives of the religious denominations mentioned in the college charter. At half after ten o'clock in the forenoon President Faunce called the assemblage to order and presented the Rev. Clarence Augustine Barbour, D.D., of the class of 1888, as the PRESIDING OFFICER, who spoke as follows:

VERY significantly and fittingly this early session of our commemoration is given to the consideration of the relation of Brown University to the great themes of the Christian Ministry and of Missions.

From the early days until the present this school of learning has been characterized by freedom from sectarian narrowness in charter provision and in actual practice. It has likewise been marked by a liberal culture which has furnished and inspired its graduates for manifold honorable and useful vocations. It has asked of the graduates that they think their own way through the problem of the choice of a life work, that they go each to serve with fidelity and devotion his day and generation according to the will of God.

In the course of the years many have entered the Christian ministry, and the roll of this company of Brown men is one upon which we can look with joy and gratitude. Some have risen to high position in leadership and have won for themselves name and fame; some have served in places removed from the public . . .

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