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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

Mary E. Stearns Will Excerpt, 1901

Exhibit Description:
Excerpt from the will of Mary E. Stearns, 1901. She dictates that a third part each of her remaining estate holdings should be given to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Berea College, and Tuskegee College, for "The George L. Stearns Memorial Fund of [that College]" for the purpose of "promoting in those several institutions the education and elevation of the youth of the South, and especially of the youth of the colored race, in whose interest and welfare my deceased husband George L. Stearns ever felt such a profound interest and to which he gave such devoted service."
Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Stearns, Mary E.
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Mary E. StearnsGeorge L. StearnsTuskegee UniversityHampton UniversityBerea CollegeMiddlesex Probate and Family Courtdocuments