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Article "Origin of Richmond College Given Here: Interesting Facts Revealed in Interview with University President"

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Article "Origin of Richmond College Given Here: Interesting Facts Revealed in Interview with University President"

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This 1929 Collegian article focuses on the origin of Richmond College, and the various presidents that were responsible for the foundation of the school. Mentioned is Edward Baptist who was the founder of the Virginia Baptist Seminary that eventually became Richmond College. In the days of the Baptist college, men would be trained in medicine, law, or preaching. The article discusses how Dr. Robert Ryland was the first president of the college from 1832 to 1861. Also discussed, is J. L. Shuck who was described as the first American Baptist missionary to China, as he went in the 1830s before the Southern Baptist Convention had been formed. Mr. Shuck brought back Young Seen Chang, who was to attend the Virginia Baptist Seminary. Chang was a Chinese student and said to be one of the first Chinese students to come to the country.

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"Origin of Richmond College Given Here: Interesting Facts Revealed in Interview with University President." The Richmond Collegian XV, no. 29, (May 17, 1929): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19290517.2.26&srpos=7&e=------192-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1929-05-17

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Origin of Richmond College Given Here: Interesting Facts Revealed in Interview with University President",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 15, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3421.