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Woods, Alva (1794-1887)
Lexington,KY; Tuscaloosa, AL; Boston, MA: various publishers, 1828-1850. Bound in half-leather (chipped and dry) and marbled boards. 21cm. Spine perished, boards and flyleaf detached. Inscription on the flyleaf to J.C.B. Woods from his grandfather A.W., March 27, 1865, and on verso a list of the pamphlet titles, most by Alva Woods. A graduate of Harvard College, Woods assumed the presidency of Transylvania University at Lexington, KY in 1828, remaining only until 1831. Neither he nor the trustees were happy with his tenure. When a fire in the main building crippled the institution he felt free to accept the presidency of the newly established University of Alabama. His brief tenure there, ending in 1837, was due primarily to his dislike of slavery and the controversy that view provoked. He moved to Providence, R.I., where he remained until his death in 1887, serving for many years as trustee of Brown University. This group comprises most of this educator's printed works, lacking his poems and the pamphlet of his Eulogy to Lafayette though it has that in the newspaper "Flag of the Union" printed in Tuscaloosa, folded and laid in at the back. List following: All wrappers bound in. 1. INTELLECTUAL AND MORAL CULTURE. A discourse, delivered at his inauguration as President of Transylvania University, October 13, 1828. Lexington, KY: Joseph C. Norwood, 1828. 20, 4pp. 2. BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS DELIVERED August 12, 1833, at the second annual commencement of the University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL: W.W. & F. W. M'Guire, Printers. 1833. 22pp. 3. THE INTRODUCTORY LECTURE BEFORE THE A … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bartleby's Books [Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.A.]

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