Constitution of the National Institute of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Founded 1868.
Rare Constitution of an Organization that was Established in 1868 and Closed in 1869

Constitution of the National Institute of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Founded 1868.

New York: Wm. C. Bryant & Co. Printers, 1868. Item #698

8vo. 230 x 145 mm., [9 ¼ x 5 ¾ inches].  15 pp. Original printed wrappers; wrappers chipped at corners and parts of the rear wrap is missing, paper stock fragile.  This copy with the stamp of the New York State Library.  It has the name “Col. T. Wentworth Higginson, Newprt R. I. written in contemporary hand on rear cover.


“The National Institute of Letters, Arts, and Science was founded in 1868 for the purpose of increasing and perpetuating knowledge, conducting investigations and researches in regard to matters affecting the public welfare, disseminating correct views upon Literature, Art, and Science, and promoting intercourse among those engaged therein.." Charles A. Joy was president of the society. The organization ceased functioning in 1869.” 


Not listed in OCLC.  See Columbia University Archive Collections for a description of the organization and the holdings in the Library.

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Price: $150.00

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