Rev. Tryon Edwards

Title

Rev. Tryon Edwards

Subject

Wilson College Presidents

Description

Rev. Tryon Edwards served as an honorary President of Wilson College from 1870-1871. He worked in close partnership with the Vice-President, Rev. James Wightman, who was responsible for the College's administration.

Rev. Edwards was the Presbyterian minister of a Hagerstown church. He originally proposed the idea for a women's college in the area to Rev. Wightman. Together, they envisioned a different kind of college for young women. It would be the intellectual equal of men’s colleges, have a government based on honor and self-discipline, and maintain a Christian atmosphere while promoting a non-sectarian student body. Above all, the goal would be intellectual and spiritual growth.

Source

VIP files

Publisher

C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives, Wilson College

Date

1870-1872

Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection contact the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 archives

Format

Image/Jpeg

Language

English

Files

Edwards.jpg

Citation

“Rev. Tryon Edwards,” Hankey Center for the History of Women's Education, accessed June 23, 2024, https://exhibits.wilson.edu/items/show/1858.