The following sketch has been compiled to meet the frequent demand, on the part of visitors to New Haven and members of the University, for some brief statement of the earlier history of the institution, which will supplement the accounts of its present condition contained in current annual publications. The aim has been to present the most important facts, accurately and concisely. Sources of further information are indicated in the Appendix.
[from the Prefatory Note]
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Sketch of the History of Yale University. (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1887).