Mr. Ackland’s Wills

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One day back in 1936, an eccentric old millionaire popped up on the palm-fringed campus of Rollins College at Winter Park, Fla. and began looking for a place to build an art museum. Even in those days, Spanish-styled Rollins College was something to behold. Under the unconventional presidency of Hamilton Holt, it was already running heavily to tennis and horseback riding, had abolished professorial lectures and final examinations, put little stress on student grades, went in for such campus curiosities as a tree-lined “Walk of Fame,” paved with stones from the homes and haunts of the world’s great. Millionaire William Hayes…

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