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110, and Education in Porto Rico, pp. 122-123. 32Coll y Toste, pp. 133-135, and Timothee, pp. 116-117. For representative reports on the history and achievements of the St. Ildephonse school, see Encarnacion Calderon, "Memoria leida por la Srta. Secretaria de la Junta el dia 30 de agosto de 1873, en el acto solemne de la distribucion de premios a las ninas del Colegio," BHPR, VII, 312-317; and "Memoria Redactada por la Excma. Senora President a de la Junta de Damas del Colegio de San Ildefonso, Dona Rosario Vallejo de Daban, correspondiente a la gestion economica durante el periodo que comprende los anos naturales de mil ochocientos noventa y uno a mil ochocientos noventa y cuatro.

There could be no real starvation in Puerto Rico, the commissioners insisted, for the simple reason that the people live so frugally and are content with so little, while the soil and the climate is so productive of many of the simple necessaries of life that it would be almost impossible to starve a people who live upon tropical fruits and tropical vegetable productions. s. Policy Makers 35 This theory that the "lush tropical soil" made for "easily contented natives" had as a corollary the view that since the "natives" did not have to exert themselves to make a living, they could not progress.

449. , p. 112; CoIl y Toste, pp. 156-161; and Timothee, pp. 108-109. Also, "Discurso leido en el Ateneo Puertorriqueno por su Presidente D. Manuel Elzaburu la noche del 10 de octubre de 1888 con motivo de la inauguracion de la referida Institucion de Ensenanza [Superior] y la apertura solemne del primer curso academico de la misma de 1888 a 1889," BHPR, X, 144-169. The bylaws and curriculum of the Institution for 1892-1893 appear in "Reglamento de la Institucion de Ensenanza Superior," BHPR, VII, 28-33.

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