Excerpt from The First Decade: 1897 1907 The following pages commemorate the first ten years in the life of Bradley Polytechnic Institute. How the tenth year should be celebrated was early considered by the Institute Faculty and Trustees. After discussion it was agreed that chief emphasis should be laid on the tenth Founder's Day and the tenth Convocation. How the plan was executed appears below. As this work was about to be sent to press Mrs. Bradley began to suffer from what proved to be her final illness. This volume becomes therefore a memorial of her, as well as a record of the ten years during which her presence inspired the activities of the Institute. 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.