Copy of extract from George Wright signwriter account book about a sign for Hull University College
Hull University College sign
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Administrative / Biographical History
Thomas Ferens generously gave £250,000 towards the founding of Hull's new University College. He also supplied the original 18 acre site on Cottingham Road. The foundation stone for the new University College was laid in 1928, by the Prince of Wales. Once the College was built, Ferens endowed a further £240,000. On 13 May 1954 a Royal Charter was granted and the University of Hull became a separate institution with the right to award its own degrees.
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Donated by Ursula Wright, Cottingham, April 1988