CHARLES W. ELIOT - AUTOGRAPH 05/15/1922 - HFSID 27958
CHARLES W. ELIOT Harvard's youngest president, signs and dates this 5¼x3½ card Signature: "Charles W. Eliot/15 May 1922." 5¼x3½ card. CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926)
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CHARLES W. ELIOT
Harvard's youngest president, signs and dates this 5¼x3½ card
Signature: "Charles W. Eliot/15 May 1922." 5¼x3½ card. CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926) became Harvard University's youngest (at age 35) and longest tenured (40 years) President in 1869. Serving until 1909, Eliot transformed Harvard into one of the nation's most prestigious schools, expanding its facilities, structuring the University into schools and departments, offering an elective system, building athletic facilities (although he personally opposed football) and other innovations. Eliot, who had studied higher education methods in Europe, returned to the U.S. and took a position at M.I.T. in 1865. Four years later, his ideas for reforming higher education were published in "The Atlantic Monthly", leading to his appointment at Harvard, where he had taught early in his career. Eliot also edited Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, a 51-volume anthology of works selected by Eliot in 1909. Lightly toned. Fine condition.
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