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Francis A. Jackson Memorial Fund

Francis A. Jackson Memorial Fund Bookplate

Established in 1912, this fund supports acquisitions in Latin or Greek literature, philology, history, and archaeology.

In 1869, Francis Jackson, a member of Penn's Faculty of Arts, published, Rules of syntax for the Latin noun: for the use of pupils preparing to enter the University of Pennsylvania. Today, students interested in classical studies have a wide range of programs and courses available, but preparation in Latin is no longer a prerequisite for admission!