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Object/Catalog Number FIC09.206.3
Object Name Certificate, Achievement
Collection Dr. George S. Essig Collection
Object Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Parent Object Number FIC09.206.1
Condition Good
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
Condition Notes Piece is adhered to board.
Some fading has occured
Mat burn and stains.
Notes 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."