Browse Selections from the Charles I. Walker Collection, 1817-1887

University of Michigan founding documents

Letter to James B. Angell from Charles I. Walker donating these early letters to the University of Michigan, February 11, 1885 The original draft of the act to establish the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, in the handwriting of its author, Judge Augustus B. Woodward; and drafts of other legislation, file date, November 7, 1817 A table explaining the meaning of the names of the professorships mentioned in the act Memoranda of proposed amendments to Woodward's draft A draft of an act prepared in to provide for the election of Regents of the University (in the handwriting of Judge Woodward and signed by him), 1818 A rough draft of the act of 1821 amending the act to establish the Catholepistemiad, and providing for Regents (in the handwriting of Judge Woodward) A draft of a new act "to institute a University within the Territory of Michigan", 1825 A draft of a new act "to institute a University within the Territory of Michigan", undated An enactment by the University of Michigania that subscribers should not be required to pay more than fifty dollars a year; passed, September 12, 1817 Enactment signed and attested, October 3, 1817 An appointment by John Monteith, President, of George McDougall as Trustee and Visitor of the Classical Academy of Detroit, February 26, 1818 A receipt to Judge A. B. Woodward for his subscription to the University for the year, 1817 Three letters from the Judge B. F. H. Witherell to Judge Woodward, calling upon him to pay his subscription to the University A brief history of the University of Michigan, by C. I. Walker, published in the newspapers, 1869 A letter from Governor William Woodbridge to Judge Woodward making reference to those who should be chosen President and the Professors at the opening of the Catholepistemiad, undated