Excerpt from Addresses at the Inauguration of Bryn Mawr College To-day we rejoice in a culmination and a beginning. The long course of providential events which led to the founding of Bryn Mawr College and the patient work of preparation for it have closed, and the actual life of the College has begun. It is most fit, then, while ackwledging that every good gift is from above, that we should give just, hor to Dr. Taylor, whose liberal mind and generous heart led him to design this Institution for the higher education of women, and to devote almost his entire estate to its establishment. As the son of a physician who was a graduate of the College of New Jersey, and who studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Taylor must have received from his father a bias in favor of collegiate education and a regard for intellectual pursuits. The descendant of a prosperous London merchant, who, in early colonial days, made large purchases of land in rthern New Jersey, he had that aptitude for commercial transactions which wins success by horable methods; and it is a cause of profound satisfaction that the estate which he devoted to so pure and high a purpose was gained by worthy means, and was unstained by injustice or wrong. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.