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Hamilton Oneida Academy (1793-1812)

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1793 - 1812

In 1793 Samuel Kirkland, missionary to the Oneida Indians, presented his “Plan of Education” to President George Washington, who “expressed approbation,” and to Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, who consented to be a trustee of the new school, to which he also lent his name. The Hamilton-Oneida Academy was chartered soon thereafter. Nineteen years later, in 1812, the academy was rechartered as Hamilton College.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charter of Hamilton Oneida Academy

Mss 793131
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 793131
Scope and Contents Charter of Hamilton Oneida Academy (afterward Hamilton College) from the Regents of the University of the State of N.Y. Signed: George Clinton, Chancellor.