Collecting for the College

Tasked with raising funds for the College, Baptist minister Morgan Edwards journeyed to England and Ireland. There, he found supporters of education in general and particularly of the College’s approach as both “liberal and catholic,” meaning that it would educate on a comprehensive range of topics. He recorded the names and pledges in this record book. The signature of one the more well known supporters, Benjamin Franklin, can be seen at the bottom of the page.