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W427.2-1 - Luminaries: Winthrop, Robert Charles
In 1894, Robert Charles Winthrop died. Robert C. Winthrop, benefactor and namesake of Winthrop University, who was the chairman of the Peabody Trust for Southern Education, helped David Bancroft Johnson obtain a $1,500 grant to start a teacher training institution in Columbia, S.C. in 1886. Mr. Winthrop also gave Dr. Johnson $50 out of his own pocket to establish a library at the school, and he continued to donate $50 every year, as well as books, until his death in 1894. This image is of undated image of Robert Charles Winthrop.
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