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SESSION OF 1871-'72 









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Session endinj^ Jidy 1st, 1872. 


Gibson Brothers, Printers. 




Hon. ALLEN BOWIE DAVIS, President. 




Representing the Stockholders. 


Governor of Maryland, President of the Senate, 

Hon. ARTHUR P. GORMAN, Speaker of the House of Delegates, 
Peof. M. a. NEWELL, President State School Commissioners, 

Ex-officio representing the State. 


J Alleghany co. 

J. T. Hodges Anne Arundel co. 

Wm. Deveies Baltimore co. 

Hon, Wm. A. Stewart Baltimore city. 

Hon. Heney Snydee Baltimore city. 

Db. William Mackall Calvert co. 

Robert J. Jump Caroline co. 

John H. Boyle Carroll co. 

De. Heney Mitchell Cecil co. 

Charles co. 

W. W. Byene Dorchester co. 

Dk. L. H. Steinek Frederick CO. 

Heney W. Aechee Harford co. 

John L. Carroll Howard co. 

Edwaed Wilkins Kent co. 

Benj. Hallowell Montgomery co. 

Daniel Clarke Prince George's co. 

Queen Ann co. 

George R. Dennis Somerset co. 

John H. Sothoron St. Mary's co. 

Samuel Hambleton Talbot co. 

Db. Thomas Maddox AVashington co. 

Col. Lemuel Malone Wicomico co. 

John R. Franklin AVorcester co. 





President, and Fi^ofessor of Moral Science, Foliticxil Economy, and Etidences 

of Natural and Re>)eoled Religion. 

Phil Moore Leakin, A. M., 

Professor of ^laiheinatics, Pure and Mi^sd, inchidiny Eiperimentol Survey- 
ing, Mensuration, &c. - . 

Nicholas B. Worthington, A. M., 
Professor of Mental PliilmopJiy, English Langwige and, LiUrature. 

R. Douglas Williams, A. M., Ph. D., 

Professor of the Na^taral Sciences, including Chemistry and its applications, 

GeMogy, Botany, and Mineralogy. 

Battista Lorino, LL. D., 
Professor of Latin, Greek, French, German, ItaMnn, and Spanish. 

E. J. Henkle, M. D., 
Professor of Natural History, Anatomy, Phy!<iology, and Ilygi-ene. 

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Profetssor of Agriculture and Horticulture. 

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Professor of Floriculture, Pomology, and Botajiy. 

Maj. Francis A. Soper, A. B., 
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Classic^% and Military InstruHo'r. 

• E. M. Mitchell, 

Teaclier of Pook-heeping and Penmanship. 

Professor of Music, {Vocal and Jnstrument-al.) 

John* A. Vettch, 
TeacJier of Elocution. 



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Major and (JommandOjiit. 

CO. ^- CO. B. 

J. AsBURY Regestee. Oliver C. Miller, 

Captain. Captain. 

Robert M. Wii-liams, Walter Worthington, 

First Lieutenant and Adjutant. Fimt Lieutenant. 

R. Sacmders Henry, Jas. T. Perkins, 

Semnd Lieutenant, Second IJeutenant. 

Jno. a. Wilson, John L. Robins, 

First Sergeant. Firxt Sergeant. 

Turner Hall, Guy Carlton, 

Sewnd Sergeant. Second Sergeant. 

Horace M. Davis, 
Sergeant-at -A rms. 


ALLEN, J. BYRON J. W. Allex Annapolis. 

BALCOM, FRED. E Euas E. Balcom Washington, D. C. 

BALDWIN, HARRY H Andrew J. Baldwin Philadelphia, Pa. 

BARTHOLOW, J. B Johx Bautholow New Market, Frederick co. 

BEASMAN, JOUNZIE E Joshua Beasmax Freedom, Carroll eo. 

BERRY, ALLEN P John- E. Berry Forestville, Pr. Geo. co. 

BERRY, JOHN A Hon. Sami, H. Berry.. ...... .Upper Marlboro*. Pr. Geo. eo. 

BENNETT, FRANK W 1. L. Be.x.vett Reisterstown, Baltimore co. 

BENNETT, WILLL\M A Mrs. E. A. Bexnett Stevenson St.<itioa, Bait. eo. 

BOTELER, WM. L Mrs. Geo. W. Bxtwv Castleton, Vt. 

BOWIE, EUGENE ALLEN Mrs. M. H. B)wie Forestville, Pr. Geo. co. 


BOYD, F. IT. B Col.F. H. B. Boyd Baltimore. 

BROWN, JOHN R GcsTAvus Baowx Caton>-ville, Baltimore co. 


BROWN, WAITE E Mrs. S.\rau A. Brown Beltsville, Pr. Geo. co. 

BUCKINGHAM, VACHIEL Ouver P. Buokixuh.\m Freedom, Carroll co. 

BURFORD, WM. E ; John W. Bell Beltsville, Pr, Geo. eo. 

CARLISLE, ALBERT Mrs. Ann C. C.vrlisle Stevenson Station, Bait. co. 

CARLTON, GUY. H, L. Carlton Bladensbnrg, Pr. Geo. eo. 

CARROLL, WM. CHAS John C.arroli Hyattsville, Pr. Geo. co, 

CLAUDE, ELL WOOD Denxis Clatide Annapolis. 

COALE, J. WEBSTER Mis.s Mary J. Helmlixg Aberdeen, Harford co. 

COCKEY, EDWARD A Cii\s. T. Cockey Stevenson Station, Bait. co. 


COFFREN, JOMN W J. W. Coffrex Croom, Pr. Geo. on. 


COOKE, PASTOR A Isa.vc M. Cooke Panama, Central America. 

DARNALL, CLAYTON Henry W. Daknall Bladensburg, Pr. Geo. co. 

DARROW, WALTER C Mrs. MaryG. D.\rrow Brady's Mill, Alleghany co. 

DAVIDSON, PERCY Capt. Hunter D.iviPsox Cambridge, Dorchester co. 

DAVIS, WM. B, JR Wm. B. D.iVis, Sr Beltsville, Pr. Geo. co. 

DAVrS, HORAC'E M Tsa.*.c Davis Hyattstown, Montgome ry co. 

DeLASH.MUTT, ELIAS E A. J. DsLasumltt Frederick City. 

DII.LEY, ACKLAN (^ B\rxey 1 'illev Cnmberland. 



EASTER, ARTHUR K Mrs, Mary T. Easter Towsontown. Bait. co. 

EGGLESTON, WM. G Rev. W. G. Eggleston Baltimore. 

EMACK, CHAS. G E. G. Emack Beltsville, Pr. Geo. co. 


ERNEST, W.^r. H Sam'l T. Ernest Agricultural College. 

FOWLER, JOSEPH S John D. Fowler Horse Head, Pr. Geo. co. 

FULTON, W^i. FRANCLS D. C. Fulton Baltimore. 

-GORMAN, P. C Hon. A. P. Gorman Laurel, Pr. Geo. co. 

GRAY, JOHN B Basil B. Gray .....Port Republic, Calvert co. 

GRAY, JOSEPH CLAGETT .Jos. C. Gray, Sr... Pisgah, Charles co. 

GREEN, JACOB W Jacob Green Baltimore. 

GRIFFITH, LEWIS A Col. F. L. Griffith Friendship, A. A. co. 

GUILFORD, HORACE Dr. Wm. Guilford Hyattsville, Pr. Geo. co. 



HALL, W\I. T John G. Hall Beltsviile, Pr. Geo. co. 

HARRISON, ROB'T HOWARD Wm. H. Harrison Laurel, Pr. Geo, co. 

HAVP:NNER, CHAS. T Chas. W. Havenner Agricultural College. 

HAUSE, WM. P Benj. F.Hause Ellieott City. 

HENRY, R. SAUNDERS Rob't Henry Abingdon, Harford co. 

HILLE.\RY, J. WM Thomas Hilleary Petersville, Frederick co. 

HOBLITZELL, WM. T J.J. Hoblitzell Frostburg, Alleghany co. 

HORN, BENJ. FRANKLIN Benjamin Horn Baltimore. 


HUTCHINSON, T. K James H. Hutchinson Beltsville, Pr. Geo. co. 

HYDE, F. BIRD Geo. W. Hyde Sndley, A. A. co. 

JACOBS, EDWARD C. W. Jacobs Whaleyville, Worcester co. 

JACKSON, ANDREW J F. A. JaokslN Agricultural College. 

JOHNS, HENRY V. D Mrs. Dr. Johns " •« 

JOHNSON, J.\MES L ..James Johnson Santa Fe, New Mexico. 


JOHNSON, THOMAS M., Jr Thom.as M. Johnson, Sr Baltimore. 

JOHNSON, THOMAS C Wm. T. Joh.nson Washington, D. C. 

JORDAN, WILLIAM T Wm. L. Jordan Mt. Savage, Alleghany co, 

KROUSE, PENN Dr. T. J. Krouse Alabama. 

L.ATHROP, BENJAMIN Mrs. Sarah D. L.vrnEOP Montrose, Pa. 

LERCH, CHAS. E AuficsTus Lerch Baltimore. 

LINTHICUM, M. M Wm. A. Linthicum Beltsville, Pr. Geo. co. 

MACKINTOSH, JOHN A Alexander Mackintosh Westminster, Carroll co. 

MAGRUDER, OLIVER B Fielder M. Magrudee Beltsville, Pr. Geo. co. 


McCENEY, JOHN S Mrs. Anna McCeney Sligo, Muntgomerj' co. 

McGINN, ROB'T W , Thos. Wright Brooklandville, Bait co. 

McGUNNEGLE, H. RAY Mrs. J. R. McGinnf.gle Annapolis. 

McLEOD, I. nULSE M-s.Georgia A. H. McI.KOD.Baltimore. 

MEANS, WM. H N. B. Means 

MILLAR, MAYNARD N Thomas A. Miu,ar Naiijeinoy, C!iarie.s co. 

MILLER, FLOYD Mrs. Caihkrinb F. Miu,BR..Washiugton, D. C. 

*MILLER, JUSTIN Mrs. Sarah E, Miller Brown-sville, Washington eo. 

MILLER, OLIVER C Jacob A. Miller Weverton, Washington co. 

MILLER, THOMAS E Thomas W. Miller Agricultural College. 

MITCHELL, RICHARD Paca Mitchell Boothby Hill, Harford CO. 

MOORE, E. OVERTO.N John P. Moore .Helena, Arkansas. 

NEWMAN, CHAS. P L.P.I). Newman Baltimore. 


NICODEMU?, JOHN J Jeremiah Nicodemus 

NORWOOD, FRANK C R. N. Norwood LiV.ortytown, Frederick co 

O WINGS, HENRY P Henry Owings ulS Friendship, A. A. co. 

PARLETT, DAN'L E A.J. Pari.ett Orangeville, Bait. co. 

PARR, CHAS. E L M. P.\rr Baltimore. 

PARR, FRANK D. Preston Parr 

PAUL, ALEXANDER Rob't C.Paul Frostburg, AHegliany co. .. 

PAUL, J. THOMAS H Thos. H. Paul 

PENNINGTON, ED. W , Chas. J. Pennington Baltimore. */' 

PERKINS, JAS. T., Jr J. T. Perkins, Sr Beltsville. Pr. Geo. eo. 

PURNELL, L. DIXON J. k. Purnell Snow Hiil, Worcester co. 

RANDALL, LOUIS BRADY John C. Bradt Brady's Mil!, Allei;hany co. 

REG ESTER, H. SLICER Joshua Regester Baltimore. 

REGESTER, J. ASBURY Sam"l Regester Agricultural College. 

REGESTER, SAM'L, jR " " « " 

REESE, SAM'L BURNETT Rev. A. .V. Reese Wyoming Territory. 

ROBSON, ALONZO M Jos. S. Rob.son Royal Oak, Talbot co. 

ROBERTS, JULIUS Richard Roberts ...Orange\ille, Bait. eo. 

ROBINS, JOHN L Geo. Fiayward Snow Hill, Worcester co. 

ROTHSTEIN, WM. L Mrs. Helen M. RoTHSfEiN...Upper Marlboro', Pr. Geo. co, 

SCHRIFTGIESSER, LOUIS PH...Philip L. ScHRiFT(!iEssER....Hyattsville, Pr, Geo. co. 

SELBY, W.M. W Robert W.Selby Brandywine, Pr. Geo CO. 

SEWALL, DOUGLAS Mrs. Thoma? Sewall Baltimore. 

SHAW, WM. THOS G. W. Shaw 

SHEDD, JOHN L Wm. P. Shedd Ilyattsville, Pr. Geo. co. 

SIMMONS, CHAS. P Chas, S, Simmons Buckeystovvij, FreJeriek co. 

SMITH, H. DIMMOCK Capt. Wm. H.Smith Easton, Talbot co. 

* Deceased. 



SJIITH, KICH.\RD H Ltdia A. Smith Lapidiun, Hadoid co. 

SNOUFFER, GEORGE A, T B. J, S.nouffer Adamstown, Frederick co. 

SPALDING, ARTHUR K C. C. Spalding Beltsville, Pr. Geo. co. 

STIERLIN, WM. C Mrs. Mariaii Stieru.v Washington, D. C. 

SWAN, DAVIES John Swax Baltimore. 


TALBOT, JOHN S Jamek Taluot Port Republic, Calvert co. 


THOMAS, STERLING M James F. Thomas Baltimore. 

VEITGH, FRANK W John A. Veitch Washington, D. C. 

VICKERS, FRANK B. A. Vickers Baltimore. 

WAITE, ARTHUR M Mrs. Mary C. Waite Washington, D. C. 

WARING, MARSHALL C Dr. Wm. W. Waring Nottingham, Pr. Geo co. 

WATERS, WM. FRANCIS Dr. E. G. Waters Cambridge, Dorchester eo. 

WEST, BENJAMIN ODEN W. W. Jacobs Hyattsville, Pr. Geo. co. 

WHITE, LAWRENCE A B. F. Vvhite Monocaey, Montgomery co. 

WHITEHILL, MAXIMUS Mrs. B. Whitehill Unionville, Frederick co. 

WHITMAN, HARRY FAY E. Whitman Baltimore. 

WILLARD, EDWIN H Mrs. Sarah E. Wiilard Washington, D. C. 


WILLIAMS, AUGUSTUS W Peter Williams Doncaster, Charles co. 

WILLIAMS, ROBERT M Dr. S. H.Williams Baltimore. 



WILSON, JOHN A Wllli.^m C. Wilson Lapidiim, Harford eo. 

WILSON, WM. M Mrs. Sarah A. Wilson Brandywine, Pr. Geo. eo. 

WOODWARD, OSCAR Thom.vs C Woodward Washington, D. C. 

WORTIIINGTON, D. D Prol. Worthington Agricultural College 



WYVILL, EDWARD H Dr. E. 11. Wyvill Piscataway, Pr. Geo. co. 

Total, 147. 

CLASSES OF 1871-2, 

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♦Bekry, Jno. a., 
Henby, R. Saundeks, 


Miller, Oliver C, 

Bartholow, Jno. B., 
CoFFREN, Jno. W., 
Griffith, Lewis A., 
Hall, Wm. Turner, 
Mitchell, Richard, 

Beasman, Jno. E., 
Bennett, Wm. A.. 
Brown, Gustayus, 
Carlile, Albert, 
Cockey, Edward A., 
Davidson, Percy, 
Davis, Horace M., 
Fowler, Joseph S., 
Gray, Jno. B., 


Regester, J. Asbuky, 
Robins, Jno. F., 

W^ATEBS, Wm. F., 

Whitehill, Maximus, 


McLeod, I. Hulse, 
Norwood, Frank C, 
Parr, Chas. E., 
Perkins. Jas. T., Jz'., 
Regester, H. Slicer, 


Guy, Frank M., 
Havenner, Chas. T., 
Hyde, J. F. Bird, 
Johnson, Thos. M., 
Jordan, W^m. T., 
+Krouse, a. Pexn. 
Lathrop, Benjamin, 
Lerch, Chas. E.. 
:;:McIntosh, Jno. A., 

AVoethington, Daniel D. 
Worthington, Walter F. 
Wyvill, Edward H. 


Smith, H. Dimmock, 
Smith, Richard H., 
Williams, Robt M. , 
Wilson. Wm M. 

— U. 

Selby, Wm. W., 
Shaw, Wm. T., 
Swan, Davies, 
sw^an, donnell, 
White, Lawrence A. , 
WiLLARD, Edwin H., 
Worthington, Jno. L. 


Berry, Allen P., 
Bowie, Eugene A., 
Bennett, Frank W., 
Davis, Wm. B., 
DeLashmutt, Elias E. 
Emack, Chas. G., 
Gorman, P. Calhoun. 
Guilford, Horace, 

Hoblitzell, Wm. T., 
Linthicum. Mullikin. 
Macjrudeb, Edward, 
McCeney, Jno. S., 


Miller, Justin, 
Moore, E. Overton, 
Paul, J. Thos. H., 

Paul, Alexander, 
PuRNELL, L. Dixon, 
Robson, Alonzo M., 
Spalding, Arthur K., 
Sewall, Douglas, 
Waring, Marshall C, 
W^iLLiAMS. Wm. a. 


*Except in Mathematics, t Sophomore in Mathematies. :{: Junioi in Mathematics 




BoTELER, Wm. L. , Gbeen, Jacob W. , Talbot, Jno. S. , 

Bt CKiNGHAM, Yachiejl. Hobn, Benj. F. , Thomas, Steeling M. , 

BuKFORD, Wm. E. , Horn, M. Luther, Willard, Everett J. , 

Carlton, Guy C. , Johnson, Jas. L. , Williams, Walter A. , 

CoFEROTH, H. Janney, Johnson, Thomas, Wilson, Jno. A., 

Dabrow, Walter C, Means, Wm. H., Wilson, Joseph E., 
Eggleston, Wm. G., Jr., Millar, Maynard N., Woodward, Oscar E. 
Gray, Joseph C, Egberts, Julius, — 2,*!. 



Allen, J. Byron, Guy, Walter E., Eandall, Louis B., 

Balcom, Fred. E., Harrison, Egbert H., Eothstein, Wm. L., 

Baldwin, Harry H.. Hause, Wm. P., Shedd, John L., 

Bowie, J. Mobsell. Jacobs, Edward, Simmons, Chas. P., 

Bbown, Jno, K., Johnson, Thos. C, Snouffee, Geoege A. T., 

Carroll, Wm. C, McGinn, Eobt. W.. Stieelin, Wm. C, 

Claude, Elwood, Miller, Floyd, Talbott, Otis H., 

Cockey, Thos. B., Newm.^n, Chas. P., Vickebs, Fbank, 

Cooke, Pastor A.. Nicodemus, Jno. J., Waite, Aethub M., 


Eastee, Arthur K., Paelett, Daniel E., Whitman, Harry F. 

Emack, Edward G., P.4.bb, Frank O., — 37. 

Fulton, W^m. F., Pennington, Edwakd W., 


Boyd, F. H. B., Jr., Hutchinson, Thos. K., Eeese, S. Burnett, 

Beown, Waite, Jackson, Andrew J., Regesteb, Samuel, Jr., 

Coale. J. Websteb, Johns, Henby V. D., Scheiftgiessee, Louis P., 

Dabnall, W. Clayton, Milleb, Thos. E., Veitch, Frank W. 
Eenest. Wm. H., Newman, Isaac P., — 14- 



Sophomobes 14 

Freshmen 2 '» 

— .-iO 

Second Peepaeatoey, A ^3 

" <■' B 23 

— 4(J / 

First '' A '. 37 

" " B 14 

— 51 

Total 147 



Is situated in Prince George's county, uine uiiles from Wash- 
ington, twenty-eiii'lit from Baltimore, and three-fourths of a mile 
from College Station, on tlie Wasliino-ton branch, Baltimore 
and Ohio railroad. The College building, which is spacious and 
substantial, is in tliort)Ugh repair, has tine chambers, is well 
ventilated and warmed, and, lighted tliroughout with gas, com- 
bines every requisite of a comfortable and pleasant home. The 
location, whicli experience lias prcved eminently healthful, is 
on the edge of a liandsome forest growth, and commands aiine 
view of the ])icturesque country around it. 

Being situated amidst (piiet, rural scenes, students at this 
College are happily removed from those temptations and vices 
which are so prevalent in cities and towns, and whicli r>ften 
affect iniuriously the morals of youuir men. 

The earnest joint effort of tlie Trustees and Faculty is to 
])iiild up an Institution wlierein young men may not only 
acquire a thorough collegiate education, bnt also become 
grounded in tlieprincij)les of moral integrity, sound and varied 
intellectual culture, and a knowledge of those facts and rudi- 
ments wdiicli underlie tlie more tliorougli preparations for Ag- 
ricultural, Professional, Mercantile, or Mechanical pursuits. 

The design is to make the Institution, in fact, what its name 
implies, a Maryland Colle(j<^^ wliich shall oft'er inducements to 
Marylanders to complete their (M>llege studies at home, and 
which shall also ])e attractive to those outside of tlie State. 

Eight trains (four from Washington, four froua Baltimore) 
stop at the College Station every day, thus affording conveni- 
ent and speedy access to the Institution. 

N. B. — Persons coming to the College are notilieii to stop at 
"College Station,'' on the Washington and Baltimr>re railroad, 
whence conveyance will 1)e furnished to the Collei>'e. 



Tlie peculiar feature of tin's Tustitutioii is the bleiidiug oY in- 
struction in the theory and practice of agriculture with the usual 
systematic educational trainino-. The several sciences embraced 
in the (course of study, witli sucli practical observations in the 
daily lectures as indicate their biniring u[)on farm operations, 
and instruction bv illustration from the tield and ij^arden, are 
the means used to tin's end. It is not to be presumed that a 
young man, in the course of ac<piiring liis education, can make 
himself a practical farmer, but it is believed that our system of 
occasional out-do<>r work, in connection with a well-stocked, 
well-worked farm of 300 acres, and the skilfid practice of gar- 
den iiml orchard culture, has in it enough of the merely prac- 
tical to accomplish our ends — to ])ut the student in tlie way of 
becominii; a thorouo-ldv informed ajiricultui-ist, and thus foster 
an ardent love for the noble i)ursuit of aoTiculture. In this 
way we hoi)e to arrest and counterwork the tendency of a very 
large number of our best yoimg uien to abandon the real liap- 
[^)iness and profits of rural pursuits for the fancied gains and 
pleasures of city life, in commercial and other employments. 


The discipline of the College is strictly parental in its cliar- 
a(;ter. Tlie President and Faculty, residing in the building 
with the students, and eating at the same table, exercise super- 
vision of their manners and morals. 

The aim is to inculcate such lessons, and instil sucli princi- 
ples, as shall lead to the foj-mation and sirowth of true manly 
character, and thus supplement and foster sucli im])ressions as 
are made in the best regulated homes. 

A daily rei^ord is kept of attendaiu^e, recitation, and conduct. 
From these daily records a report is sent to the parents and 
gnardians in the middle and at the end of each term. 

All delinquencies, wliether in lessons or behavior, shall be 
treated as the demerits of the case denuind. 

Discipline begins with instruction, and goes on with persua- 

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sion, reinoJistrHiice, rebuke, Miirl punishment, as the case may 
re<jiiire, niid ends in dismissal, if the offender is incorrigible. 

The first lesson a student must learn is that of oheAience to 
ftuthority. No one is lit to govern who has not, in his youtli, 
learned to obey. Let it be distinctly imderstood that this In- 
stitution is not the [)lace for idlers, triflers, or rowdies. When 
a youn<>: man enters our Colleo^e family, he is not only exoected 
to conduct himself ^yith that earnest ajypUcation becoming to 
a student and a man of business, but also ^vith the pro2)riety 
and decorinn characteristic of the society of gentlemen. Every 
student is received as a gentleman, and is expected to l)ehHve 
as su(!li. A small nund>er of law-breakers will destroy the 
peace and harmony of the College, and become an insufferable 
annoyance to its officers. Parents and guardians are, therefore, 
e.'irnestly recpiested not \a) send sons or wards here irho have 
2>rovvd aiKjovernahle at home^ 


Everv arranu'ement is made as to rooms, warmth, liirljts, 
lodging, meals, attention of servants, recreations, vfec, Arc, to 
make our students contented, comfortable, and happy. 

The best groceries the markets afford are purchased for the 
use of the College, while, fiMun the abundant products of the 
dairy, farm, and garden, the table is always amply supplied. 
The domestic economy of the College is presided over by the 
wife of the President, and the line?i departrrietit is in charge of 
Mrs. Prof. Woi-thino'ton. These ladies 2:ive close and constant 
attention to the interests committed to their care. Should a 
student become sick, he will find in the ladies of the Institution 
the gentle and tender watch-care of nursing mothers or affec- 
tionate sisters. 


The students are required to attend family prayers, mornin<r 
and evening; also, divine worship every Sunday in the College 
Chapel, (unless excused on acconnt of conscientious scrujdes, 
or sickness.) The cluipel, on these occasions, is open for the 
public use. 



The principles and -morals of students are diligently trained 
but without the least interference with their chnrch preferences 
or sentiments. With reference to politics, the same conrse of 
non-interference is pursued. In the lecture-room, literary so- 
cieties, and in social life, mere political issues and questions 
?iVQ practically ignored. 


The MilitaiY Course consists of stated drills, and of lectures 
on tactics. 

Students are required to wear a uniform on the Sabbath- 
day and on parade. 


The scholastic term is divided into two terms; but in order 
to prevent the serious interruptions caused by short holidays, 
there will }>e but one regular vacation, beginning the last week 
of June and closing the middle of September. 

The tirst term will open on the 15th of September, and 
close with the month of January. The second term will besrin 
1st of Februarv, and end witli the Colleire vear, the last of 

When parents or guardians wish their cliildren or wards to 
visit home, or elsewhere., a letter to that effect sliould be ad- 
dressed to the President. Frequent visits home or away from 
the College are disapproved, as they liave a tendency to unset- 
tle the pupil's mind, and thus disqualify liim for giving neces- 
sary attention to liis studies. 


1st Terra. — Board, lights, fuel, wasliing, room rents, use of 
furniture, c'^c $87 50 

For tuition in all branches, (including 
modern languages and military tac- 
tics,) use of text-books, tfec 37 50 

Matriculation fee 5 00 

Total 113 J 00 


2d Tena. — Same as first, less the inatricnlation fee. 

Observe : The terms are strictly in advtcnce^ and pre-pav- 
ment in every case will be required^ unless satisfactory arrange- 
ment is made with the President of tlie Faculty for settlement 
hy note at short date. 

No deduction will he niade for absence, except in case of 
protracted illness ; nor will money l)e refunded in the case of a 
student being withdrawn or dismissed during the term, unless 
at the discretion of the President. 

A student's pocket money may be deposited with the Treas- 
urer, and should be limited to a small sum. 

Special damages are assessed on those who unnecessarily in- 
jure or destroy College property, (where they are known ;) in 
other cases tliey will be assessed equally upon all the students. 


By the liberality of the Legislature, we are enabled to receive 
sixty students from the State, ^/v'^t' of charges for tuition and 
use of books J being a deduction of seventy-live dollars per an- 
num. Twelve of these State students will be received from 
each Congressional district, and where any district fails to ap- 
ply for the number to which it is entitled, applicants from other 
districts will be appointed. Applications should be made to 
the President of the Board of School Coimnissioners of the re- 
spective counties, and, when granted, should reacli the President 
of the College h\ the first of September. 

By order of tlie Board of Trustees, provision is made by which 
a limited number of students (not exceeding ten) can make 
part jpayraent in labor for board and tuition. 

Parents or o-nardians who wish to avail of tliese " State 
scholarships'" should apply immediately, as the number is lim- 
ited, and there is great demand for them. 


Arrangements have been made with ,]. J. Bunting ^ Co., 
Merchant Tailors^ No. 10 St. Paul street, Baltimore, who will 
promptly t^upply students with the ]>roper uniforms, at the low- 
est prices. 


Each one must bring a snpplj of towels, and have each arti- 
cle of clothini; marked with full name. 

Each student is alsu required to provide himself with three 
pairs of wliite cotton gloves, which can be obtained at the Col- 


1. All candidates for admission to any department of the 
College must ]^>resent satisfactory evidence of c/ood, orderly 

2. Students coming from other institutions must produce 
certificates of honorable standi mj while members of the same. 
Also, certificates of vaccinatioti from the attendiug pliysician, 
or from other reliable source. 

o. Fire-arms of every description, as private property, being 
prohilvited, parents are requested not to allow them to be 
brought to the College. 

4. Applications for admission, or for further information, 
should be addressed to the President of Maryland Agricultural 
College, " Agricfdtural College 1\ ()., MdP 


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School of Mathe- 

School of English. 

School of 
Natural Science. 

School of Lan- 

School of Agricul- 

School of Military 

i Arithmetic — [oral.] 
L " [written.] 

r Reading, Si3elling. Geograph}^ ; 

English Grammar, Penmanship : 

Composition, Elocution : 
I History of Maryland. 

I Elements of Physics ; 

;' Inorganic Chemistry ; 

Structural Botany. 

r Latin Grammar ; 

I Latin Reader: 

I French Grammar, (optional ;) 

I German Grammar, '■ 

r Occasional light out-door exercise, 
[^ &c., &c. 

r Tactics ; 

Note. — Thoroughness in Bpelling, and in the elements of English grammar 
and arithmetic, is insisted on as rsf^rntml to real progi'ess in subsequent 



School of Mathe- f Hil^^^i' Arithmetic, written and oral ; 
matics. | Elementary Algebra. 

f Beading, Spelling : 


I History of U. 8. and England ; 

School of English, j Exercises in English Grammar. Composition, j:i 
L ementary Book-keeping, Elocution. 

School of 

r Elements of Physics, and Inorganic Chemistry- 

Kattiral Science. ] 

continued, with experiments ; 

[^ Physiological Botany, 

Latin Orammar, HjTitax, Prosody ; 
Caesar and Ovid ; 
! Latin Prose Composition ; 
School of Lan- i Greek Grammar and Reader : 

Xenophons Anabasis ; 
French Grammar and lieader ; 
German '• " 


^'^°°'i^^''''^" { Occasional out-door exercise. 

School of Military T Tactics ;- 
! Drill. 





f Algebra ; 

School of Mathe- J Geometry; " ' . . - 

matics. i » . 

Arithmetic — [reviewed.] 

r Rhetoric, Composition ; 
School of English. <\ Histoiy of Greece and Rome ; 
^ Book-keeiDing. 

Organic Chemistry ; 

Quahtative Analj^sis ; 

Detection of Alkahes, Eartlis, Metals, Mineral 
School of A • J /^ -4-1 

Natural Science. < ^ ^^^^«' ^^^^"^^ ^^^^^« \ 

Use of Blow-pipe, Descriptive Mineralogy ; 

Systematic Botany — [in lectures ;] 

Mechanical Philosophy. 

Ancient Geography, Roman Antiquities : 

Virgil, Cicero ; 

Greek AntiqiTities, Greek Testament : 

^°^°!!-l^^^" J Homer; 

i Greek and Latm Prose Composition ; 

I French Exercises and Translations ; 

I German Grammar and Reader. 

f Theory and Practice of Agriculture, &c.; 
Arrangement of Farms, Planning of Farm Build- 
ings : 
Farm Implements, Principles of Tillage : 
Laiidscape Gardening. Road making, &c.: 
Stock-breeding, &c. 


School of Agricul- 
ture, Ssc. 

School of Military J' Tactics 
Esercise. l Drill. 



« ^ , ^ %, ,. Geometry, Trigonometry — plane and spherical ; 

School of Mathe- ) x-„ • ,. ,,- ,- 

matics. ] ^^^o^tion, Mensuration; 

I Field Surveying. 

Ehetoiie, Logic, Com]3osition ; 
School of English. ^ Elocution, Book-keeping; 
I Universal History. 

r First Term — 

I Qualitative Analysis ; 

School of 
Natural Science. 

School of Lan- 

School of Agricul- 

Detection and Separation of the Elements ; 
Quantitative Analysis of Salts, Minerals, Ores, 

Alloys, &c.; 
Practice in Mineralogy. 
Second Term — 

Quantitative Analysis of Soils, Manures, Ashes 

of Plants, Mineral Waters ; 
Practice in Mineralogy — continued ; 

r Roman and Greek Antiquities ; 

Sallust, Horace's Odes and Epodes ; 

Greek Testament ; 
' Plato's Dialogues, Homer ; 

Greek and Latin Prose Composition ; 

French Grammar and Reader ; 

German Reader. 

f Theory and Practice of Agricultm-e, &c.; 

I Arrangement of Famis, Planning of Farm Build- 

! ings ; 

Farm Implements, Piinciples of Tillage ; 

Landscape Gardening, Road -making, &c.; 

Stock-breeding, &c. 

School of Military 

r Tactics 
[ Di-ill. 



School of Moral 

School of Mathe- 


School of English. 

School of 
Natural Science. 


School of Lan- 


School of Agricul- 

School of Military 

Evidence of Natural and Revealed Religion ; 
Moral Philosophy, Political Economy. 

Analytical Geometry ; 

Differential and Integral Calculus ; 

Surveying — continued. 

Mental Philosophy, English Literature ; 
Philosophy of Histoi*y : 
Composition, Original Declamation. 

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis ; 
Mmeralogy, Geology, Organic Analysis ; 
Chemistry — applied to the arts of dyeing, bleach- 
ing, calico printing, &c. 

Livy, Horace's Satires, Epistles, &c.; 
Antigone, Odyssey, De Corona ; 
Latin and Greek Prose Composition : 
Mohere's Translations from English Classics into 

French : 
Schiller, Lessing, Goethe. 

Theory and Practice of Agricultme, ikc; 
Arrangement of Farms, Planning of Farm Build- 
ings : 
Farm Implements, Principles of Tillage ; 
Landscape Gardening, Road-making, <&:c.: 
Stock-breeding, &c. 

Tactics ; 



School of Moral 

School of Mathe- 

r Evidence of Natural and Revealed Religion — con 

i tinned ; 

I Mora] Philosophy — continued ; 

*- Political Economy — continued. 

I Civil Engineering ; 

'■' Mechanics, Astronomy; 

[ Field- Work in Surveying. 

I History of Philosophy ; 

School of English. -, Composition : 

j Original Declamation. 

School of 
Natural Science. 

School of Lan- 

School cf Agrictil- 
ture, iiQ. 

School of Military 

f Preparation of Chemicals and their application ; 
i Quantitative Analysis. 

I Juvenal, Cicero, Tacitus. Quintilian : 

Original Latin Composition : 

Prometheus, Alcestis, Demosthenes, Philippics. 
Thucydides ; 

Written Translations from the Greek ; 

Histories of French and German Literature ; 
t Composition on given subjects. 

! Theory and Practice of Agriculture, &c.; 
^Arrangement of Farms, Planning of Farm Build- 
ings ; 
Farm Implements, Principles of Tillage : 
Landscaj3e Gardening, Road -making, &c.; 
Stock-breeding, <kc. 

Tactics : 

In the Schools of Languages, Spanish or Italian may be sub- 
stituted for French or German, or any two of these for Greek. 

DEGREES: 1st.— The Degree of Proficient applies to those 

branches which the student is allowed to at- 
tend separately. 

2d. — The Degree of Graduate in a school applies to 
the entire course taught therein. 

3d. — The Degree of Bachelor in Philosophy will be 
conferred upon Graduates in the lirst four 

4th. — The Degree of Bachelor of Arts will be con- 
ferred upon Graduates in the first iive schools. 

5th. — The Degree of Master of Arts will be conferred, 
in coiu'se, upon those who take the Degree 
of Bachelor of Arts, and maintain, for three 
years thereafter, the character of a student. 


Tliis Institiition, as will be seen froiii its extensive and 
varied "course of study," supplies a manifest want of the rom- 
munity. Those who have both thne and 7aeans for a thorough 
collegiate course will tind here all the requisite facilities for 
securing that end. Others, whose circunistan(;es are different, 
are not required to puj'siie studies that have no immediate 
and direct reference to the active business duties of the future 
towards wdiich they are looking. All such are provided with 
thorough instruction in those branches which more particularly 
relate to the chosen vocation. 

The studies of each student are assigned by the faculty ; and 
in no case shall a study be omitted from the coarse without the 
written instruction to that effect of his parent or guardian to 
the President. 

All the text-])ooks of the course are furnished at the Col- 
lege, and students have use of them tree of cost, except in 
case of loss or damage. 

Arrangements have been made by which all students who 
desire it can rt^reive instruction in music, vocal and instrumental, 
drawino;, and in the science and art of elocution, at a small 
extra cost. 

The Trustees have in contemplation the establishment of 
telegraphic communication betw^een the College and the cities 
of Baltimore and Washington, as a convenience for the dis- 
patch of business, asw^ell as an important educational agency. 

Regular lessons in practical farming and gardening, horti- 
culture, floriculture, experimental science, and in natural his- 
tory, are criven to eyery class m Colletce. 

Provision has also been made for in-door industrial pursuits, 
both as a matter of economy and foj- the benetit of those stu- 
dents who may have a desire for a knowdedge of these me- 
chanic arts. 


An apartmont of the College has been fitted up as a " Read- 
ing Room," to which the best Quarterly, Monthly, and Weekly 
Journals come regularly ; among these, some dozen or more of 
the leading Agricultural periodicals of the country, giving our 
students thereby the benefit of converse with the freshest and 
best thoughts of this progressive age. In addition to th^se, 
the newspapers of the entire State are received weekty, thus 
supplying our young men with agreeable and instructive light 
reading, and, at the same time, keeping up their knowledge of, 
and interest in, the affairs of their respective counties. 


1. students shall be subject to the laws and government of the 
College, and show in speech and behavior all proper tokens of re- 
spect and obedience to the Faculty ; and are expected to conduct 
themselves, on every occasion, with the propriety and decorum 
which characterize the society of gentlemen. 

2. Students shall observe order in their rooms, as well as in every 
part of the College buildings and grounds. Loud talking, scuf- 
fling, boisterous behavior, throwing- water or stones, or unnecessary 
noise of any kind, is strictly prohibited at all hours, in any portion 
of the building. 

3. If any student is known to indulge in habits injurious to the 
morals of the College, or calculated to destroy the estabhshed 
order, he will be immediately dismissed. 

4. Any student who shall be intoxicated, or shall use, or bring 
within the College grounds, or have in his room, any spirituous, 
vinous, fermented, or other intoxicating drinks, shall, for the first 
ofience, receive such punishment as may be inflicted by the Faculty; 
but for a second offence of a similar kind shall be dismissed from 
the Institution. 

5. Gambling and card-playing of every description are strictly 
prohibited, and will be punished in the discretion of the Faculty. 

6. Profane, obscene, or vulgar language or conduct is sti-ictly pro- 
hibited, and will be punished by the Faculty. 

7. No student shall absent himself from the College farm mth- 
out first obtaining the permission of the President. 

8. Students are not to join any convivial club or other associa- 
tion, nor shall any general meeting be called or held by them for 
any purpose without the express permission of the President. 

9. No fire-arms or fire-works of any description, or gunpowder 
in any form, shall be introduced by any student within the walls of 
the College ; nor shall the same be used by any person within the 
enclosure of the College farm without the sanction of the Presi- 


10. All persons are strictly forbidden to cut, mark, or in any man- 
ner deface or injure the walls, buildings, porches, or pabhc prop- 
erty of any kind. Any one so offending will be required to make 
good such damage or injury, and be otherwise punished as the case 
may require. 

11. Students are not to congregate, for social or other purposes, 
in the halls, nor sit on the stairs or front steps, nor lounge or stand 
on the porch or grounds in front of the College. They are also 
forbidden to smoke in the halls or on ihe front porch^ or to plm/ or 
smoke on the grounds in front of the buildings. They are also 
required to leave the haiJ immediately after roll-call, and are not 
allowed to use the south stairs of the College at any time. 

12. Study hours, except on Saturday and Sunday, are from 8^ 
A. M. to 12 M., from 2 to 4 P. M., and from 7 to 10 P. M. , Dur- 
ing these hours, students must be quiet, and stay within the build- 
ing. Visiting from room to room during study hours is forbidden, 
unless by express permission of the President, or, in his absence, 
by some member of the Faculty or mihtary officer. And in going 
to and from the recitation and their own rooms, students must walk 
in an orderly manner. Loud talking, whistling, or noise of any 
kind in the rooms or halls, or running up or down stairs, is strictly 

13. On Saturday, and especially on Sunday, the same quiet order 
shall be maintained in the rooms and halls as on other days. But 
this rule shall not be construed to forbid students yisiting each 
other's rooms, provided that not more than two visitors shall be in 
any room at a time. 

14. No student shall resort to the kitchen or visit the dining- 
room, (except during meal hours,) without special permission of the 
President or some member of the Faculty. 

15. Tasks, or other punishment, may be inflicted for absence 
from prayers, meal rolls, from church, or absence from class, with- 
out -peTmiB^ioTi previously obtained. 

16. The student's room shall be subject to inspection at any and 
at all hours. Want of neatness, &c., shall be punished as the Pres- 
ident may determine. 

17. In proceeding to meals, and while at table, every one is ex- 
pected to conduct himself with gentlemanly propriety. Noisy 
conversation, loud calling to servants, or rattling of dishes, <fec., will 
not be allowed. 


18. Those who wilfullj' disregard the letter and spirit of the rules 
of the College are punished with demerits. When the demerit 
marks of any student reach 5 in number, he \\aLI be warned by the 
President in private ; when his demerits reach 10, the President 
will again warn him, and advise his guardian of such action, with 
the reasons therefor ; for 15 demerits he shall be requested to 
withdraw from the Institution. 

19. In matriculating, each student is furnished with a copy of 
the Rules, and is understood as pledging himself to obey them. 

20. The Faculty and military officers are required to report all 
students who -violate the Rules or any regulations of the College.