WHARTON COLLEGE. Wharton College, organized in Austin in 1858 as Marianne Wharton College, was named by Charles Gillette for his wife. It received a charter on February 11, 1860, under the name of Wharton College. The number of faculty members rose from five to nine over the course of the following months, but the school was closed after the outbreak of the Civil War. Gillette continued to live in the building and taught one or two pupils until his return to New York in October 1865.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Wharton College," accessed September 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kbw15.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.