The origins and failure of Samuel J. Tilden's charitable bequest
O'Malley, Andrew Nathan, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Zunz, Olivier, Department of History, University of Virginia
McCurdy, Charles, Department of History, University of Virginia
This paper examines briefly Tilden's life and political philosopy and then moves on to examining why Tilden chose to give such a large part of his estate to charity. A third section focuses on the will contest and the legal reasons for the bequest's failure.
MA (Master of Arts)
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