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Title: Letter from Andrew D. Hepburn to David L. Swain, [1866-1867] (In Which He Describes the Condition of the University) : Electronic Edition.
Author: Hepburn, Andrew D.
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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First Edition, 2007
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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2007-05-30, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Andrew D. Hepburn to David L. Swain, [1866-1867] (In Which He Describes the Condition of the University)
Author: A. D. Hepburn
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Andrew D. Hepburn to David L. Swain , [1866-1867] (In Which He Describes the Condition of the University)
Hepburn, Andrew D.



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Hon D. L. Swain :

My dear Sir,

You asked me this morning about my views on the condition of the Univ. I cannot be free. I think that too much stress is laid upon mere political considerations. That is not the sole nor chief cause of our present condition. The public, I think, is dissatisfied with our system, mode of administration, discipline, &c. An entirely new order of things is demanded to meet the new demands of the times, and new men to inaugurate & carry out the new system. I am convinced that if the great changes in our American educational system are disregarded by the Trustees, & we adhere to old methods system &c, that we shall be outstripped by every college which is wise enough to conform to the present condition of things. The large majority of our Trustees, I fear, never take such matters into consideration, & some have shown themselves incompetent to understand the importance &

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necessity of the reforms which wise & far seeing friends of education have proposed to them.

Yrs truly

A. D. Hepburn