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THE SIR COWASJEE JEHANGHIER HALL OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY. Cowasjee Jehanghier Readymoney, Esquire, Justice of the Peace and Fellow of the University, in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alexander Grant, Bart., dated the 27th April 1863, offered the sum of Rs. 1,00,000 for the erection of University Buildings, under the following conditions :—That Government contribute the remainder of the sum necessary for the buildings, and grant a site on the Esplanade, and that no subscription from any other private person be received for this object.

This offer was accepted by Government and referred to the University, and at a Convocation of the Senate, held on the 18th July 1863, the following Resolution was passed :

“That the Senate accept the noble gift of Cowasjee Jehanghier, Esquire, with the liberal augmentation offered by Government and with the recognition of the liabilities imposed on this University by its holding the University buildings, when completed, according to the Act of Incorporation; but on the understanding that Mr. Cowasjee concurs in the interpretation which Government puts upon his conditions in the third and fourth paragraphs of its letter No. 260, dated 29th May 1863, to the address of Sir Alexander Grant, Bart., ViceChancellor.”

Note. The interpretation of Government, referred to, was as follows :

"His Excellency in Council understands the third condition specified in Mr. Cowasjee Jehanghier's letter as implying that a building for the University is to be completed at the joint expense of that gentleman and of Government without accepting contributions from any other source, so that it may form in itself a separate and permanent monument of Mr. Cowasjee Jehanghier's desire to provide the University with a local habitation.

“As, however, the duties and wants of the University increase, His Excellency the Governor in Council hopes that the example so worthily set by Mr. Cowasjee Jebanghier will be followed by other University benefactors, and Government feel assured that that gentle man would be the last to exclude those who may wish to follow his noble example from adding to or adorning the edifice which he has been the first to raise."

This interpretation was formally accepted by Mr. Cowasjee Jebanghier in a letter to Government dated the 8th August 1863.

At a meeting of the Senate, held on the 4th March 1875, the following Resolution was unanimously passed :

“That, in recognition of Sir Cowasjee Jehanghier Readymoney's noble gift of Rs. 1,00,000 for the erection of University Buildings, the Hall, now handed over by Government to the University, be named “THE SIR COVASJEE JEHANGHIER HALL OF THE UNIVERSITY OP Bombay.”

II, UNIVERSITY ARMS AND COMMON SEAL. Cowasjee Jehanghier Readymoney, Esquire, Justice of the Peace and Fellow of the University, in a letter to G. C. M. Birdwood, Esq., M.D., Fellow of the University, dated 24th September 1863, forwarded a donation of Rupees 1,200 to meet the expense of a Grant of Arms to the University, and the engraving of a University seal. This donation was accepted at a meeting of the Senate held on the same day, with a vote of thanks to the donor for his timely and liberal benefaction,

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UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. Premchund Roychund, Esquire, in a letter to Government, dated the 27th August 1864, made the following request :

“I have the honour to request that Government will have the goodness to communicate to the University of Bombay my desire to offer most respectfully to that learned body the sum of Rupees (2,00,000) two lacs towards the erection of a University Library, which may be an ornament to this city, and, by becoming a storehouse of the learned works, not only of the past but of many generations to come, may be a means of promoting the high ends of the University.”

At a meeting of the Senate, held on the 10th September 1864, it was resolved "that the Senate cordially and unanimously accept, with their best thanks, Mr. Premchund Roychund's noble gift."

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THE RAJABAI TOWER. Premchund Roychund, Esquire, in a letter to Government, dated 6th October 1864, made the following request

“I have the honour to request that Government will do me the favour to offer to the University of Bombay, in the name of my good mother, Rajabai, (2,00,000) two lacs of Rupees for the erection of a Tower to contain a large clock and a set of joy-bells.

“If there be no architectural objections, I should like the Tower to be in connection with the University Library."

At a meeting of the Senate, held on the 10th December 1864, it was unanimously resolved “that the Senate do accept the noble gift of Mr. Premchund Roychund of two lacs of Rupees for the erection of a Tower to contain a large clock and a set of joy-bells; and that the grateful thanks of the Senate be conveyed to Mr. Premchund Roychund."

It was further unanimously resolved “that the Tower be named "THE RAJABAI TOWER” in commemoration of Mr. Premchund Roy. chund's mother."

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UNIVERSITY MACE. Munguldass Nathoobhoy, Esquire, Justice of the Peace and Fellow of the University, in a letter to the Registrar, Dr. R. S. Sinclair, dated the 18th November 1864, offered Rs. 1,200 for the purpose of providing the University with a Mace.

At a meeting of the Senate, held on the 10th December 1864, it was unanimously resolved" that Mr. Munguldass Nathoobhoy's handsome offer of Rs. 1,200 for a Mace for the University be accepted with thanks.”

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GIBBS TESTIMONIAL. In the Address presented in Convocation on the 28th January 1879 to the Honourable James Gibbs on his approaching retirement from the office of Vice-Chancellor, the Senate intimated their intention of marking their appreciation of Mr. Gibbs' valuable and unbought labours on behalf of the University during his nine years' tenure of office by some substantial memorial. In view of Mr. Gibbs' “long,

useful, and honourable course in the Public Service, and in the Government of this

Presidency," it was thought that this memorial" might well and appropriately take the form of a section of the University Library comprising a collection of the principal works in all languages on political sciencs in its several departments.”

The subscription to this memorial, which was not confined to members of the University, amounted to Rs. 15,808. Of this sum Rs. 2,316 were expended on the bust of Mr. Gibbs which now stands in the University Library: and the balance has been spent on a collection of the kind indicated, and entitled “ The Gibbs Testimonial.”

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THE FAWCETT COLLECTION. In a letter to the address of the Registrar, dated 6th January 1890, the Secretaries to the Fawcett Memorial Fund offered to the University on behalf of the subscribers to that fund, the sum of Rs. 1,500 in 4 per cent. Government Paper, with Rs. 30 due as interest on it, and also a cheque for Rs. 365, for the acceptance of the University, to be used in such a manner as the University may determine in adding to the University Library a collection, to be named the Fawcett Collection, of works on Political Economy, especially in connection with India.

At a meeting of the Senate held on the 28th February 1890, the offer was accepted with the best thanks of the Senate, and the Syndicate was er powered to spend the funds in such a way as would be best fitted to carry out the object of the benefaction.

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THE LATHAM COLLECTION, In a letter to the address of the Vice-Chancellor, dated 11th April 1892, the Honourable Mr. F. L. Latham, M.A., offered to the University a number of books and a sum of Rs. 1,000 to be laid out on some addition to the University Library.

At a meeting of the Senate held on 5th September 1892, the offer was accepted with the best thanks of the Senate,

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THE SIR CHARLES SARGENT MEMORIAL FUND. In October 1896, the Honorary Secretaries to the Sir Charles Sargent Memorial Fund, raised to perpetuate the name of Sir Charles Sargent late Chief Justice of Bombay, offered to the University on behalf of the subscribers the balance of the subscriptions (Rs. 8,896-9.9) in their hands to form the nucleus of a University Endowment Fund in the name of Sir Charles Sargent.

At a meeting of the Senate held on 20th February 1897, the offer was accepted with the best thanks of the Senate,

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Convocation for Conferring Degrees,

1901-1902

The Annual Convocation for conferring Degrees was held in the Sir Cowasji Jebanghier Hall of the University of Bombay on Tuesday, the 18th February 1902, at 5-15 P.M. The Members of the Senate present on the occasion were :

The Chancellor.

His Excellency the Right Honourable HENRY STAFFORD Lord Norra

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The Honourable Mr. Justice E. T. CANDY, I. C. S.

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The Honourable Mr. E. GILES, M.A.
The Honourable Mr. PHEROZESIIAH M, MEHTA, M.A., C.I.E.
TEMULJI BHIKAJI NARIMAN, L.M.
The Honourable Mr. W. C. HUGHES, M.Inst.C.E., C.I.E.

spudies. The Rev. F. DRECKMANN, S.J. W. H. SHARP, M.A. CHIMANLAL H. SETALVAD, B.A., LL.B. The Honourable Mr. Justice N. Ĝ. CHANDAVARKAR, B.A., LL.B. R. D. SETHNA, B.A., LL.B. Lieutenant-Colonel H. P. DIMMOCK, M.D., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., I.M.S. A. G. VIEGAS, L.M. & S. Khan Bahadur M. C. MURZBAN, M.Inst.C.E., F.R.I.B.A., C.I.E. N. A. F. Moos, B.SC., L.C.E., F.R.S.E.

Gigastral

D. MacDexALD, M.D., B.Sc., C.M.

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Sir JEHANGHIER COWASJI JEHANGHIER READYMONEY.
Sir JAMSETJEE JEEJEE BHOY, Bart.

Ehict Justice .
The Honourable Sir LAWRENCE HUGH JENKINS, Kt.

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