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^I GatalQg^ue of the Maryland Agricultural lO'z CA^^-haj^ 
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NICHOLAS B. WORTPIINGTON, A. M., 

Prof essor of Moral and Menial Philosophj, English TAieraiure and Political 

Economy. 



M O N T G O M E K Y J O H N S, A. 31., M. D., 

Professor of the Science of Agriculture, Chemistry, Geology and Mineralogy. 



B A T T I S T A L K I N 0, L. L. D., 

Professor of Ancient and Modern Languages, Latin, Greek, French, Ger- 
man and Italian. 



PHIL MOOFvE LEAKIN, A. M., 
Professor of Mathematics, Pare and Mixed. 



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Entomologist for the United States, Professor of Natural History, Botany 

and Pomology. 

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A. H. BLACKISTON, A. B., 

Princi2)al of Preparatory Department. 






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THOMAS PERRY Alkghany Couniy. 

J. DIXOX ROMAN Washington Countij. 

GEORGE R. DEXXIS Frederick County. 

JOHN LEE CARROLL Howard County. 

MONTGOMERY BLAIR Montgomery County. 

S-T. C. BROWN Carroll County. 

Prof. NATHAN R. SMITH Baltimore City. 

JOHN MERRYMAN Baltimore County. 

RAMSAY McHENRY Harford County. 

Cecil County. 

JAMES T. EARLE Queen Anne's County. 

EDWARD WILKIXS Kent County. 

SAMUEL HAMBLETOX Talbot County. 

R. C. CARTER Caroline County. 

WILLIAM T. GOLDSBOROUGII Dorchester County. 

N. B. WORTHIXGTOX ...Prince George's County. 

GEORGE R. DEXNIS Somerset Counfy. 

WM. H. PURXELL Worcester County. 

H. G. S. KEY St. Mary's County. 

WALTER MITCHELL Charles County. 

THOMAS J. GRAHAM Calvert Coujity. 

JOHX S. SELLMAN A7inc Arundel Counfy. 

JOHN C. GROOME : Eastern Shore. 

OTHO PI. WILLIAMS Western Shore. 

Rev. WM. PIXCKNEY, D. D District of Columbia. 






Trustees Ex-Offici':-. 
Hox. A. W. BRADFORD, Governor of Ma v^and. 
Rev. LIBERTUS VAN BOKKELEX, S^'.pt Public Instruction. 
Hoy. C. C. COX, Lieutenant Governor c/ Mzryland. 
Hox. JOHN M. FRAZIEK, Speaker House Delegates. 

Honorary Memelr of the Boap.I' of Trustees. 
D R . • W I L L I A M NEWTON M E I: C E R , <?/ Louisiana. 

President or the Board of Trustees. 
J A M E S T. E A R L E , E s Q. 

Registrar. 
JOHN 0. W H A R T X. A M., M. D. 



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NAMKS. POST OmCKS. 

Bayley, Gkorgk J lVash'uipfo7i, D. C. 

Beall, Otho 11 Upper Marlhorotf.gh, Md. 

Bekry. Charles J! Baliimore, »* 

Brown, Andrew BelisvUle, «« 

Browning, George P JImiisviUe, ** 

BuowNiNo, Ltvingston " ** 

Buchanan, Franklin Easton, •• 

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Calyert, Wm. N IhjaUsvUlc, ** 

Calvert, Eugene S •* " 

Carlisle, Kiciimond Woshlnofo??., D. C. 

Clayton, James E Balthnore, *' 

Daavson', Alfred II Enshm, ** 

Deakixs, Gkokgi: Jtosehurg, Va. 

Dale, T. Howard Camhridgr^ «« 

Danpalet, Francis Annapolis Junction^ 

Dandalkt, Gustave " " 

Early, Willie AV Brambiwincy 

Earle, Samuel Cenirevlllc, 

Edmonds, John W Locusfville, Va. 

GOLDSBOROUGH, AViLLIAM Ensf.07l, " 

GOLDSBOROUGH, ChARLES ♦' ** 

GOLDSROROUGII, KiCIIARD H ** " 

GoLDSiJOROUGH, Arthur T " ** 

GOLDSROROUGII, MaTTHEW T *» . ** 

GoLDSROROUGH. F. Carroll '• ** 

GoLDSROROUGH, FlTZHUGil Cafubridf/e, ** 

GooDHA>'D, T. S Suddlersvillc, •* 

Garner, Richard II MUesioxcn, •* 

Garner, Henry G " '* 

Hall, Edward MlUcrsvillc, •* 

Hewks, John Baltimore^ " 

HeWKS, AViLLTAM G '' " 

IIerrkrt, AViLLiAM Bclfi^cllle, " 

•^Hooi'ER, Sa:mi;kl H Bulilmuve, *• 

Hopkins, Juiix H West Rive v, . •• 



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.VAMF.S. POST OFFICKS. 

nruiiLKTT, John K Trappc, Morylond. 

Hyatt, Fuanr IlyaU.svUIe, 

Jf:xki>j>, Henuy Neio York. 

Joaxsox, Dallas Washlnrjioti, D. C. 

Li'KMAX. TiiKOOOUE G Catonsville, " 

Mayo, AVili.iam J Baltimore^ ** 

McBlaik, Chakles Kidoely' Washington, D. C. 

jMcBlaik, a. Jacksox " " 

McLeod, Kexxetu ITi/aitsville, 

Masox, Thomi'sox New York, 

Masox, Melcau B " 

Middletox', Hkxuy C Hyattsville, 

OxDEUDOXK, Hexry U Brooklaudville, 

OXDERDOXK, EoiiEPa' *• ** 

Oxdekdoxk, AxDiiKvr •' " 

Oktox, Otiio H Madison, Wisconsin. 

OwEXS, FuAXKLix West River, " 

OWEXS, H01>EUT AV " •* 

liAXDOH'ii, Gkokge C Washington, D. C. 

Reed, Jame;? T Baltimore, " 

KiTCiiii:, \Vm. M Georgetown, D. C. 

RiCUARDS, JoilX P Washington, " 

Roberts, William Hyattsville, ** 

Roberts, Lemuel Sicdlcrsvillc, " 

Roe, James Long Marsh, ** 

Ross, Lewis Eugexe Cambridge, " 

Sellmax, George Governor*s Bridge, 

Sellmax, Lewis N " •• 

ScnwiXGHAMMER, Joux Little Egg Harbor City, N. J. 

Staxtox, Alfred Washington^ D. C. 

Steiger, AVm. Tell .Laurel, ** 

Stephen, Bexjamix D Bladensburg, •* 

AVard, "William Cecilton, , ** 

"Ward, Thomas " ** 

Waters, Praxklix' West River, •* 

Wells, Joiix' B. Annapolis, ** 

Wells, Ap.thur W '* " 

Wirt, William B Elkton, «* 

White, Alwari) Royal Oak, ' ** 



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This Institution is situated in Prince George's County, nine 
miles from Washington, and twenty-eight from Baltimore, and 
three-fourths of a mile from the line of the Bail Boad, between 
those cities. The College building is very spacious and sub- 
stantial, and capable of accommodating one hundred and fifty 

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students, with the resident family. Its location is on the edge of 

a handsome forest growth, and commands a fine view of the pictu- 
resque country around it. Experience has proved it to be 
eminently healthful. 

The regular College Course, as will be found on examination, 
is equal to that of other Colleges of the highest grade. A 
student who had finished his Junior studio? hero, entered im- 
mediately the Senior Class, at Princeton, and graduated the fol- 
lowing year with a high position in a very large c]ass. The fact 
is noted as a test of the equality of our course of instruction with 
that of a College well known as of the first standing. 

The partial or Agricultural Course, which may be taken at the 
option of the Student's parent or guardian, embraces thorough in- 
struction in the schools of English, Mathematics, and Agricultural 
Science, with one or more Modern Languages, if desired. 

There will be four College Classes, into which will be distributed 
all Students sufliciently advanced. The Agricultural and Classical 
Students will be classified together in such studies as they pursue 
in common. 

The Preparatory Classes arc designed for younger boys, to 
prepare them for College Classes. In the absence of special in- 






struct ions, which must come directly from the parent tn tlic Prcsi- 
dent of the College, all who enter are required to take the full 
classical course. This is believed to be the better course for all 
young boys, and parents are requested not to interfere with it un- 
less for special reasons. Older scholars, who, by neglect of early 
education, have been left much behind those of their own age, 
and whose time at College is limited, will be excepted, and allowed 
to confine themselves to such studies as may be deemed advisable. 

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f Freslunau Class, 

Classics. — Latin. — Cicero's Four Orations, Ag., Cataline, Virgil's 
Aen., (6 Books,) Arnold's Prose Composition, (com.) Syntax 
of Latin Gram. 

Greek. — Greek Testament, Herodotus, Homer's Iliad, 
(3 Books,) Prose Composition, (com.) Irregular Verbs and 
Syntax, Greek Grammar. 
Mathematics. — Algebra from Quadratic Equations, (Loornis') 
Elements of Geometry, (Loomis' 5 Books.) 
i English. — Pthctoric, Composition, "Universal History, Book- 

1 . ■ ' Keeping. 

j Natural Sciences. — Physical Geography, Farm j\Jemoranda. 

I Modern Languages. — Fasquelle's French Course, Translations, 

. Adler's Ollendorff's German Grammar and Beader. 

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Sopliomore Class. 

Classics. — Latin. — Sallust, Two of the greater Orations of Ci- 
cero, Horace, (Odes, Epodes and Secular Poem,) Prose 
Composition, Prosody, Boman Antiquities. 

Greet. — Plato's Dialogues, (Socrates' Defence, Cri- 

ton,) Homer's Iliad, (Books 4-G,) Prose Composition and 

Grammar, Greek Antiquities. 

j Mathematics. — Geometry of Planes and Solids, (Loomis',) Plane 

j Trigonometry, Spherical Trigonometry, (Loomis') Mensura- 

f tion, Surveying, Field Work, (Gillespie's Land Surveying.) 

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English. — Klietoric, Logic, Composition, Elocution, Universal 

History. 
Natural Sciences. — Chemistry, (com.) Campbell's Agriculture, 

Farm Memoranda, Botany, (com.) 
^loDERX Languages. — Bolmar's Lcvizac, De Fiva*s Classic 

Reader, Racine, German Reader. 

Junior Class, 

Classics. — Latin. — Livy, A Latin Play, Horace, (Satires and 
Epistles, including the Ars Poetica,) Prose Composition and 
Antiquities, (fin.) 

Greek. — Sophocles' Antigone, Homer's Odyssey, (3 
Books,) Demosthenes de Corona, Prose Composition and 
Antiquities, (fin.) 

Mathematics. — Analytical Geometry, (Loomis',) Differential Cal- 
culus, (Loorais',) Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, Acous- 
tics, Optics, Electricity, Magnetism, &c., (Olmsted's.) 

English. — Mental Philosophy, Composition, p]nglish Literature, 
Declamation of Original Tiioses. 

Natural Sciences. — Chemistry, Agriculture, ^Mineralogy, Bota- 
ny, (fin.) Entomology, with optional course of Analysis and 
Anatomy. 

Modern Languages. — Molierc, &c.. Translations from English 
Classics into French, Schiller, Lessing, Goethe. 

Senior Class, 

Classics. — Latin. — Juvenal, Cicero's Philosophical Writings, 
(Tuscul. or De Ofliciis,) Tacitus, Quintilian, an original 
Latin Composition once a month. 

Greek. — Ji]schylus' Prometheus, Euripides' Alcestis, 
Demosthenes' Philippics, Thucydides, Greek Translations 
once a month. 
Mathematics. — Integral Calculus, (Loomis',) Civil Engineering, 
(Mahan,) Outlines of Astronomy, (Herschel.) 
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ENciLisii. — Moral riiilosophy, History of Tliilosopliy, History of 
Civilization, Political Economy, Evidences of Christianity, 
Composition, Declamation of Original Theses. 

Natural Sciences. — Entonioloccv, Aijrricultural Chemistrv, 'Mc- 
teorology, Analysis ; o})tional. Zoology and Anatomy. 

Modern Languages. — Histories of French and German Ijitera- 
turc, Compositions on Given Snbjects. N. B. — Italian or 
Spanish, may be substituted for French or German. 

Terms of Adinission, 

Candidates for the Freshman Class, will be examined in Caesar 
and Ovid, in Latin, and Jacob's Greek P-eader and Anabasis, in 
Greek. A familiar acquaintance with Etymology, of Latin and 
Greek Grammars, (verb included,) is required. In jNIathematics, 
the Pules of Arithmetic, and Simple ]']quations in Algebra. In 
English, — Peading, Writing, Spelling, Histories of the United 
States and England, Grammar and Geography. '-. ^ 

JPreparafoj'jj T>epavti}te}it. 

Candidates for admission must be 12 years of age, and be able 
to read, write, and spell tolerably well. They should be acquainted 
with the four elementary rules of Arithmetic, and have some 
knowledge of fractions. The course of study for the regular 
classes, is as follows : 

1st Year. — Classic-^. — Latin Lessons and Peader, Greek Gram- 
mar, (com.) 

Mathe))Latics. — Arithmetic, Written and Mental. 
EngUah. — Grammar, Peading, Writing, Spelling, 
Geography and History of the United States. 
2Nr) Year. — Clasi^ics. — Cresar, Ovid, Greek Grammar and 
Reader, Anabasis. 

Jifat/tematics. — Arithmetic, (reviewed,) Algebra to 
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EiifjlUfK — Grainnmr, Klietoric, Spollinii", IJ ending, 
Writing and History of England 

Those not sufficiently advanced for either of these classes, will 
be formed into a third. 

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The peculiar feature of this Institution, is the blending of 
instruction in the Theory and Practice of Agriculture, witli syste- 
matic educational training. The several sciences embraced in the 
course of study as mentioned above, with such practical observa- 
tions iu the daily lectures, as indicate their bearing upon farm 
operations, and regular daily exercises and instruction in field or 
garden, constitute, mainly, what is proposed in this regard. It is 
not expected that a boy, while acquiring his education, can give 
time cnouuch to the daily labour of the farm, to make him a thorough 
practical farmer. But it is believed that oui* system, fully carried 
out, presents such an association of theory and practic(?, as will 
tend to bring the two in close communion ; and that it will both 
enlighten the agricultural community as a class, educate it as to 
this most important pursuit, and advance and improve it in all 
that pertains to Agriculture. 

An Agricultural Society has been established, which it is 
hoped will open communication between the College and the 
Agricultural community, and create a sympathy which will act and 
react to the benefit of both. Occasional public meetings of this 
Society will be held, at which there will be addresses Jjy })rominent 
Agriculturists, or discussions of interesting questions, and to which 
the farmers of the surrounding country will be invited. Possibly, 
the College will, in the future, be the Agricultural centre of the 
State, at which there will be annual exhibitions of Stock, and other 
things pertaining to the pursuit. It is designed to make it, es})e- 
cially, the Educational Institution of the Farmers of the State by 
whom it was founded, while it oflVrs, as we believe, peculiar ad- 
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Militarir Jarlifs. 

The last Legislature a|)propriatecl to this Institution the income 
to be derived from proceeds of sales of two hundred and ten thou- 
sand acres of public lands, given to the State of Maryland by act 
of Congress, for the endowment of an Agricultural College. By 
the terms of the Act, it is required that instruction in Military 
Tactics be included in the course, and this will be done as soon as 
we come into receipt of its benefits. 

Pli]}.siral S^rainiujg. 

The Agricultural and Military exercises required of every 
student, will constitute, it is believed, the very best physical 
training. It is not proposed that they shall be excessive, but 
performed regularly and systematically, and with a view to a well 
developed physical structure, and a sound constitution. It is of 
very great importance, that these be not neglected during the 
period of the boy's education. The health and strength of his 
future life, and his energy and vigor of mind as well as body, are 
very dependent upon the care taken now of his physical training. 

Utoral Jn|!iicnrf.s. 

The College presents to the student a beautiful Country Home, 
in the midst of conntry scenes and influences, and separated, by 
many miles, from places of temptation to dissipation. 

All practicable care is exercised to guard against opportunities 
and occasions, which might lead to vice, or irregularities of any 
sort. 

Divine Worship is had, at least once on every Lord's Day, 
in the College Chapel, and every student required to attend on 
such occasions. Daily morning and evening prayer are also had, 
and punctual attendance required. 

On other suitable occassions, opportunity is taken, by warning, 



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ndinonition, and instruction, to impress the mind of ilio stndent 
witli a true sense of his responsibility to tiic Fatlier of our S[)irits. 

Sisrijilinc. 

The regulations of the College are by no means hnrsh, or hard 
to be observed, but they will be strictly enforced. A student who 
conies here with an honest determination to do his duty, and to 
submit cheerfully to necessary regulations, will find in them nothing 
unpleasant. Much allowance is made, too, for the indiscretion, 
and want of consideration, common to youthful years. But it is 
well to have it understood in advance, that those who come with 
no serious purpose to learn, or to submit to the regulations of the 
College, will not be tolerated, unless they very promptly learn their 
mistake. Submission to and respect for authority, is the first les- 
son to be learned, and this well learned, the student will find no 
hindrance to as pleasant a life as any one should expect, Avho kjiows 
that education involves hard work. 



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Students are at no time allowed to leave the College premises 
without express permission from the President, or some one 
authorized by him. 

In no case will permission be given to any one to visit home, or 
either of the cities, without proper assurance of the parent's con- 
sent, and even then, the President may, in his discretion, withhold 
his permission. 

Parents are requested to bear in mind, that they put their sons 
in our charge for a specific purpose, for which they hold us n'.- 
sponsible. It is desirable, therefore, while their wishes will always 
be duly respected, that they interfere as little as possible between 
them and the authorities of the College. It may be considered 
that a day's absence, except during Holidays, is, without exception, 
disadvantageous to the student, and interferes in some degree with 
the order of the school. When it is really necessary, it should 
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The charge for the Schohistic year is $300, payable half nearly 
in advance for board, tuition, washing, fuel and lights. ^ Tlie 
student will be charged also for the furniture of his room, at a 
moderate valuation not exceeding $25 for new furniture, and, when 
he leaves, it will be taken from him at what it may be worth, or 
he may dispose of it to others. lie will be charged also for all 
window glass broken in his room. For books, stationery, and 
medical attendance, a deposit of $20 is required, each term, which 
will be duly accounted for, and the parent credited or charged as 
the case may be, with any difference on account of these items. 
Students must bring their own towels. 

No deduction will be made for absence except in case of i)ro- 
tracted illness, nor will money be refunded in the case of a student 
being expelled, or dismissed, during the term. 

For pocket-money, any amount allowed, and it should in no case 
exceed $10 per term, must be deposited with the Registrar. Boys 
suitably supplied with clothes, can have no proper occasion for 
spending more than this amount, and parents who do not strictly 
limit their sons in this respect, injure not only them, but others. 

Cvaminatiou niul C^ommcnremrnt. 

There will be a general Examination of all Classes, the last week 
in June, the purpose of which will be, in connection with the daily 
record of studies, to determine the character of each student's pro- 
gress through the year. 

The public Commencement will take place immediately after 
Examination. 

cnuji itjul Dacatiops. 

The Scholastic Year is divided into two terms, of five months 
each, viz: from the 2nd Monday in September to the 1st day of 



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February, aiul from tlic 1st day of February to tlio last week of 
June. 

There will be a recess of one week at Christinas, and the same 
at Easter. 

There is a Literary Society, and an Agricultural Society, con- 
nected with the College. Any student may become a member, on 
complying with the terms of admission. 

gijglicalion.s for gidmififiiort lo the ffiollcige. 

Applications for admission must be made to the President at 
the College. It is very desirable to have all students enter at the 
beginning of the term, but they may be received at any time. It 
is requested that those who wish to enter at the beginning of the 
coming Scholastic year, give notice of the same by letter, as soon 
as practicable. 

(K n m m mii r a t i n . 

Letters having reference to College matters should be addressed 
to N. 1>. Worthington A. M., and those having reference to pe- 
cuniary matters to Dr. J. O. Wharton, Registrar, Maryland Agri-^ 
cultural College, Prince George's Co., Md. 

It is requested that the students bring with them a sufficient 
suj)ply of clothing, or make such arrangement for having thorn 
furnished, as will do away with any occasion for absence on this 
account during the term. 

J- Ire girms. 

A rule of the Institution strictly forbids a student to ])ring fire 
arms of any sort to the College. Parents will please see that it is 
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A general assessment will be made for injury done to College 
property by students, except in cases where the author of the 
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A copy of the rules of order will be furnished each student 
on entering, and he wnll be required to subscribe to a pledge that 
he will duly observe them. 

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Students coming from other schools are required to bring tes- 
timonials of having left them in good standing, and as to tjieir 
general character. 

All students are required to bring certificates of vaccination.