Franklin Institute was a group of Rochestarians interested in science. They called themselves the Chemical Class.[1]


History

The Franklin Institute began in 1826. The name "Franklin Institute" was chosen on October 24, 1826 following the model of a similarly named institute in Philadelphia.[1] The Franklin Institute was short-lived because in 1829 the Institute fell victim to the serious scandal known as "The Morgan Affair."[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gordon, D. R. Rochester Institute of Technology: Industrial Development and Educational Innovation in an American City. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1982. Print, pg. 6.
  2. Gordon, D. R. Rochester Institute of Technology: Industrial Development and Educational Innovation in an American City. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1982. Print, pg. 7.