This is the image of the full or partial text of an article entitled "Mt Carroll Seminary", printed in the Sterling Evening Gazette of 1895-12-19. This article is in the public domain, because it was published in the United States before 1923.
Mt. Carroll citizens have cause for rejoicing that the famous ladies' seminary at that place is to be taken under the wing of tbe great Chicago University.
Mrs. F. A. W. Shimer, principal and owner of the Mt. Carroll Female Seminary, who is now in Kansas for health, has tendered to the university authorities the seminary, valued at $100,000, together with §150,000 for endowment purposes. It is conditional upon the trustees of the University of Chicago taking full charge of the Mt. Carroll seminary as an organic part of the university, just as Morgan Park seminary is now a part of it.
President Harper and Secretary Goodspeed say the university will accept Mrs. Shimer's gift. The deed of transfer will be made at once, although the university may not take control of the Seminary until July 1, 1897.
The university authorities say that the $150,000 endowment fund will not be sufficient to run the Seminary. Mrs.Shimer may increase the sum to $200,000. If the gift is accepted the school will be known as the Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago.
The Mt. Carroll Female seminary was founded by Mrs. Shimer in 1853. The owner is now advanced in years, suffering from ill health, and she purposes to perpetuate the school by having it made an integral part of the University of Chicago.
President Parker, A. K. Parker and H. A. Rust went to Mt. Carroll yesterday to inspect the property and arrange the details of the transfer.
The seminary has several graduates residing in Sterling, and many warm friends, all of whom will be rejoiced at the brilliant future now opened for it.
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This is the text of an article from page 4 of the Thursday, December 19, 1895 issue of the...