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    Salado College Notice and Graduation Program, 1862. Two 8vo sheets, Salado Springs, Texas, 1862. Notice is split at fold and bears other folds and a few light stains; graduation program is missing two corners; light folds. Police regulations are creased and foxed. Overall age toning to all items. Very good.

    Salado College was organized in October 1859, when a tent meeting was held to discuss establishing a first-class educational institution in Bell County. Col. E. S. C. Robertson donated 100 acres of land to the enterprise, eventually becoming President of the school. The charter of the Salado Stock Company was approved by a special act of the legislature on February 8, 1860. The cornerstone of a large two-story stone building was laid on July 4, 1860, and in 1871 a two-story addition was built onto the college building.

    Offered here is a one-page notice announcing that "the exercises of the next session will commence on the first Monday in February next, and end the first Monday in July... We have our new college building completed, being two stories high, made of beautiful stone and containing five rooms."

    Pinned to the notice is a small printed clipping of local police regulations. Accompanying it is a one-page graduation program with the penciled notation "Salado College, 1862."

    These items were originally grouped with the Giddings Buck archive of letters offered elsewhere in this auction. Buck had been named Principal in 1862 and would join the Confederate troops in Texas in 1863.




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