WHARTON COLLEGE. Wharton College, organized in Austin in 1858 as Marianne Wharton College, was named by Charles Gillette for his wife. It received a charter on February 11, 1860, under the name of Wharton College. The number of faculty members rose from five to nine over the course of the following months, but the school was closed after the outbreak of the Civil War. Gillette continued to live in the building and taught one or two pupils until his return to New York in October 1865.
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