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Letter from William Barton Rogers to His Brother Henry
March 13, 1846

“The true and only practicable object of a polytechnic school is, as I conceive, the teaching, not of the minute details and manipulations of the arts, which can be done only in the workshop, but the inculcation of those scientific principles which form the basis and explanation of them, their leading processes and operations in connection with physical laws.”

- Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers 1:420

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