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Exercises at the Unveiling of the Washington Duke Memorial Statue (Classic Reprint)

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Soon after the death of Mr. Washington Duke, of Durham, N.C., May 8, 1905, a movement was started to erect a monument to his memory. It was the wish of his friends that this monument should be erected on the campus of Trinity College, the institution to which he had made such generous gifts, and in whose growth and development he had taken so much pride during his declining years. It was a spontaneous move on the part of his friends, nearly two hundred of whom made contributions to the monument fund.

The leaders in the successful movement to erect the statue were Messrs. A. T. Ragland and T. J. Walker, of Richmond, Va. They were especially fortunate in securing for this important commission Edward Virginius Valentine, the distinguished Southern sculptor. Mr. Valentine has done such notable work as the statue of General Hugh Mercer at Fredericksburg, Virginia, a statue of Thomas Jefferson at Richmond, a recumbent statue of General Robert E. Lee at Washington and Lee University, a statue of Stonewall Jackson, and numerous statues of other Southern soldiers, statesmen and men of letters. Here he enters another field in the statue of one of the vigorous leaders in the industrial rebuilding of the South - one of the men who, with undaunted courage after the close of the war, set about restoring the fabric of the material prosperity of his section. Valentine has represented Mr. Duke with a bronze figure of more than life-size, seated in a bronze chair.

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