Prince of Wales in his suite at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, 1860

Prince of Wales (seventh from right) in his suite at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, 1860

The Prince of Wales visited NYU on October 12, 1860. The 19-year-old bachelor prince, using one of his official titles, the Baron of Renfrew, engaged a number of eager ladies at a party and met with Professors Morse and Draper. He was the first of a long list of heads of states and dignitaries who would visit NYU.

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