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The Origins of the Duke Endowment and the Launching of Duke University

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In 1890, Washington Duke financed Trinity College's move from Randolph County to Durham. When the college fell into financial difficulty in 1892, Duke's son, Benjamin N. Duke, interceded with financial support. He and his brother, James B. Duke, invested their time and money into the university and established the Duke Endowment, used partly to build the new Duke University.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 52 Issue 2, April 1975, p130-146, il, por