Titre : Chapters in the History of Social ...
Éditeur : Carnegie Institution of Washington
Date d'édition : 1938
Reliure : Softcover
Etat du livre : Good
Edition : First Edition
Edited by Clive Day; with an introductory note by Victor S. Clark. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication No. 488. Xx, 496 pages, charts, wrappers, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the introductory note: "The first and most important independent endowment of this kind was the Carnegie Institution of Washington, which was incorporated under its present charter in 1904 to administer funds donated by Andrew Carnegie two years earlier. Its general object was stated in its articles of incorporation to be 'to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind. ' In April, 1902, a few months after the establishment of the fund and before the Institution assumed its final form, a committee consisting of Carroll D. Wright, Henry W. Farnam and John Bates Clark, appointed by the trustees to prepare a plan for economic research made its report. The first in the group of subjects which this committee recommended for investigation was 'social legislation of the States, which should be critically examined with reference to its results. ' Widened to include colonial and federal as well as state legislation, this became Professor Farnam's special field in the long labor of economic and social inquiry then initiated. " From the website of the Farnam Guest House in New Haven, CT: "Henry Farnam (1803-1883) , made his fortune in the railroads in the middle 1800's and contributed a great deal of money to the early beginnings of Yale. Through his generosity, Farnam Hall, the freshman dorm at Yale, and The President's House at 43 Hillhouse were erected. Henry's youngest son, Henry Walcott Farnam, became a Professor of Political Economics at Yale. Through his inspiration and foresight, Connecticut Hall, Yale's oldest building, still stands today. "; Ex-Library; 496 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 21937
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