|Object Name||Certificate, Achievement|
|Collection||Dr. George S. Essig Collection|
|Object Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Parent Object Number||FIC09.206.1|
|Number of images||1.0|
|Title||Award for 'Untiring Zeal' presented to Charles Essig by the 1st graduating class of the University of Pensylvania's Dental Deapartment.|
|Caption||Dental Department Award - Charles Essig-1879|
Piece is adhered to board.
Some fading has occured
Mat burn and stains.
Wording on certificate:
"Prof. Charles J. Essig. / Dear Sir: We, the members / of the First Graduating Class of the / Dental Department / of the / University of Pennsylvania. / desire to express our appreciation, not only for the great interest you have manifested in / us during the past session, but also of the UNTIRING ZEAL with which you have / labored to establish a College so well calculated to elevated Dentistry to its merited / rank amoung the learned professions. ----We also wish to place upon record the assurance / of our belief in the purity of the motives which actuated you in this new departure; and / we are confident that, as the years pass, the wisdom of your course will be fully established. / We also express our appreciation of the form of organization in the Dental Deapart- / ment, and we shall always look with affection to it, as our "ALMA MATER." / Philadelphia, Mar. 14, 1879."