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LgTiciiItiiral l^olloge, 

F O K 

Session Ending June 27iii, IGTG. 

B A I. T I i\[ n E : . 
Printed by John Mukpiiy & Co. 

18 2 ]^ A L T 1 M O li K S T U Y. X T. 





Governor of Maryland^ 


President of ihc Senate. 

Hon. lewis C. SMITH, 

Speaker of ihc House of Dclcjaics. 

V Prof. M. A. Is E WELL, 

Principal of State Normal School. 

7iej)7'cscuthig t?ic S.' c7c/iol(lc7^s : 

Hon. JAMP:S T. EAllLE, ALLEX DODGE, Esq,, < 

Major J. F. LEE, Judge ^V. II. TUCK, 



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Hon. E. J. Hkxklk tf. S. JIousc of Rcprcaailaih'c.'i. 

■■ Mr. J. H. McHenrv ..' Pikesvilkt Md. 

j\tr. Jamks L. McLeax ....Balthnore, Mil. 

lion. Hexry SxVdeU Baltimore^ Md. 

Hon. James A. Bo>:i) Prince Frederick, Md.. 

Hon. Daxiel Fiki.d Dcnion, Md. 

Hon. J. K. LoNGvrKLi Wesfinlnsfer, Md. 

Hon. C. Mackall, ]NL I) FAhtoUy ^fd. 

Major Wm. B. ]\[atiieavs Port Tobacco, Md. 

Hon. Tkaxci.^ P. Phelps Ccmhridric^ Md. 

Hon. E. H. Kteixek Frederick, Md. 

Hon. Joiix Daily Oakland, Md. 

Heni;y D. Fakxandis, Ksq Pel Air, Md. 

» Hon. A. P. GouMAN ■ .Laurel, Md. 

Col. Ed-\vakd "Wilkixs Chester toton, Md. 

Hon. Nicholas Brewer, M. D Pockvillc, Md. 

Hon. De AViTTox SxowDEX, M. 1) Laurel, Md. 

Hon. B. F. Ford Centervillc, Md. 

Hon, George H. Dexnis U. S. Senate. 

Hon. J. F. Dext Leonardtmcn, Md. 

Hon. Edward Lloyd Boston, Md. 

Hon. Z. T. Claggett Hagcrstown, Md. 

Hon. Humphrey Humphreys Salisbury, Md. 

Hon. "William J. Aydelotte Snow Hill, Md. 

Hon. T. G. McCullough Cumberland, Md. 



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■ / Professor of J^Iaihetnaiirs. 


I Profc&sor of English jMnjuar > nd Lilcraturc. 



Profcsaor of AQvirnlturc, and livghlrnr. 

Professor of Phijsics and Applied ^[a(Ilcma[ics, and Commandant of Cadets. 


Professor of Chcmistrii and Natural Science. 


Assistant Professor of Maikonadcs, ard Instruc'or of Mditanj Tacrir.<. 



Prof. E. E. NELSON, Coiyiviandant Cadets. 

THOMAS, T Cadet Capiahi. 

THOMAS, G ".... «' M Lieut. 

■\V0HTI1INGT0N, J. L " 2nd Lieut 

COOK, K. S " 3rd Lieut 

DOWNMAN, J. B " ■ Isi SergH, 

nOlIN, M. L " 2ndSergH. 

KOBINSON, n " SrdScrgH. 

AVniTELOCK, W " IsiCorpH. 

GARLAND, J. S '' 2nd Cor pH. 

BLAIK, AV. J Cadet Adjutant 

TAYLOR JOHN " Quarter Master Serg't. 




Nave. Parent or GcAninAN-. Addhkss. 

Bakkh, "\Vm Mrs. M. A. Baker Wasliington, D. C. 

Bellixokk, 0. II C. B. Bellinger Portland, Oregon. 

BiCKNKLL, J. D C. B, B'tcknell. Pliiladolphia, l^inii. 

]5if<noi', L. C Airs. Ayin Bishop Sprinijficld, Ohio. 

Blatk, "W. J Alexander Blair Ornngeville, Md. 

Blakk, K. B Mrs. A. ]■:. Blahe Shnfcrdsvillo, N. C. 

Casox, Q\ J Hon. F. J. Cason "NVa.^liinglon, J). C. 

Cason, Waltki! Jfon. F. J, Cason AVrt?liinLct'>ii, D. C). 

Catlett, J. 31., Jk Jas. ^^. Cailcit CMtlctt Station, \ n. 

Claude, IlKunKiiT Dennis Claude Annapolis, 3rd. 

Clakke, Hkkmax T. ('. Clarke Pliiladclpliia, Penn. 

Chanck, T. P Tdghynan Chance Pa?ton, ^Id. 

Cook, F. 31 Mrs. A. B. Cook New Orleans, La. 

Cook, E S L. M. E. Cook AVa.-liington, D. C. 

Cook, Jay A. D. Cuok AVashington, I). C. 

CoxKESS, T>. B J/io. Conncss 3Iatapan, 31ftss. 

CuuTis, E. L E.J. Curtis Boise City, Idaho. 

Cravkx, 3lACDOxouGii.7Vios. T. Craven (icncva, N. Y. 

DkLaney, Joiix' Poi*e..Z>;-. Geo. X. Dox Geneva, N. Y. 

Deax, Ciiaklks T. B. Dean BaUiniorc, 31d. 

Doty, G. II Mrs. J. F. lhnderson...V\i\\n^\v\^, N. J. 

Do^vx.MAN, J. B R. W. Dov^nman AVashington, I). C. 

BuvALL, Maku's Dr. M. Davall Baltimore, 3Id. 

Dyku, S. A Mrs. B. Di/er AVasliington, I). C. 

Edelix, p. G Mrs. Ellen Edelin St. 3rary's, 3rd. 

Emack, E. G /•;. G.Emack Bolt.sville, 3Id. 

Emmet, LeBoy AYm.. ..]{'. ,7. Eyyivv:f Pelhani, N. Y. 

Emoky E. II Blanch Enwry, Esq CentrevilK-, 3ld, 

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Namk. Tarext ok Gi-AUuiA.v. Address. 

Estill, A. E Capt. W. J. Esiill Petersburg, ]11. 

Kyke, M. K ; Wilson Eyre Newport, K. I. 

Finli:y, 35. L '. T. II. Finlaj Washington, D. C. 

Gaiiland, J. S J. S. Garland "Wasliington, ]3. C. 

Gilliam Doxnkli -^^y". ^^. ■^- Gilliam Edenton, N. 0. 

GuKsr, J xyiKS ALiiKS...Co77i}}iodorc Jno. Guest...ViC\t5\-\\\G, Md. 
Guest John Coyujuodore Jno. Giicsi...Bc\isvi\\c, Md. 

Haukrsiiam, Uakhy S..^1. V\ Jlahcrsham St. Dennis P. O., Md. 

Henkle, E. J..... Hon. E. J.llenklc Brooklyn, Md. 

Heaves, M. L Jas. E. Jlcwes Hooversville, Md. 

IIOLMES, I. D John L. Jlolmcs Wilmington, N. C. 

HoLSTON, EoBEiiT Mrs. J. L. Jlolston Hyattsville, Md. 

HoLSTOx, A Mrs. J. L. llolston Hyattsville, Md. 

HoiiN, M.^'L Bevj.'.Horn Baltimore, Md. 

Horn, J. P BcnJ. Jlom Bultimorc, ]Md. 

Jacksox, J. M J. M. Jacksoji ..Sligo, !M(1. 

Jones, Pembuoke Mrs. P. K. 7)/c/;i?zso?z... Wilmington, N. C. 

Jox'Es, J. Paul Rcuhcn Jones Catonsvillc, Md. 

.Jones, William WiUiam Jones, Esq Poolsville, Md. 

Joiix.soN, James AV A. M. Jo^mson, Esq Chattanooga, TeniL 

Macomb, A. C Col. A. C. Macomb Rock Island, 111. 

Marchaxd, J. T Mrs. M. D. Ma7'cJumd...Aniiix\)o\h, Md. 

Merger, Jxo. F F. S. Mercer Washington, D. C. 

MoRSELL, Vj. F B. F. Morscll Wasliington, I), C. 

Nichols, A , G. S. Nichols New York, N. Y. 

OuTRAM, T. S Jno. Oidram Easton, Md. 

Parker, F. A. Commod,^ e F. A. Parker ...A.\\\\i\Y)o\\s,, Md. 

Pattersox, S. a. \\"... Commodore Pa^/r/-.so«....AYashington, J). C. 

Pveameh, M. M Saml. R. Fisher Philadelphia, Penn, 

PiiQE, F. M Frederick Rice Baltimore, Md. 

PvORixsox, II ...Mrs. Robinson Sah Francisco, Cal. 

KoHlxsox, W i»/rs. R. B. Robinson Washington, I). C. 

Name. rARKNi on CLAUDi.vy. Address. * 

Simpson, Edwaud Capt. E. C. Simp.^on Newport, 11. I. 

SoTiioRON, J. P J. Jf. Soihoron Cliarlotlo Hall, Md. 

Taylou, John .Jolin S. Taulor .lAiclimond, Ky. 

Thomas, T. II ^frs. Eleanor 7'A9??^a.s...Ch;n»tico, St. Mar}''.-, !Mcl. 

Thomas, "SV. II Mrs. Eleanor Thomas.. .(^\\•^\^\\^'o^ St. Clary's, Md. 

Thomas Geouok Mrs. Eleanor 7yi07«a.s...Clia})tico, St. Clary's, Md. 

Thompson, P. AV M. TAontpsoji, Esq AVasliiii^^on, D. C. 

Tkuxtux, "SVm Cojyt. W. F. Truxiun....lsor[o\k, Va. 

VaN'CE, Z. 13., Jp. Ifon. Z. ]J. Vance Charlotte, N. C. 

Whjtk, Jamks Archibald White Bright wood, D. C. 

AYhitklock, "VVm R. G. Whlidocl: Baltinioro, Md. 

"Williams, Edwaud. ...7/o?i. Wm. Williams "Wnsliington, I). C. 

Williams, Euoknk Hoii. Wm. Williams Wasliington, J). C. 

"VViLsoN, 11 Jiev. Franklin l['i7.NOM...I3altiinurC', ]\Id. 

AVlNCIlESTKK, J. P J. M. Winchesler BaUIiuorc, ^Md. 

AVoiiTHiXGTOv, J. '\^....Prof.N.Ji.Worihinfjion.j\gv. College, Md. 

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Di>trict of Columbia, 

North Carolina, 

New York, . 



New Jersey, . 

Illinois, . 







Oregon, . 

Khode Island, 






Graduales of ^S75, 

JOim B. GRAY, B. S. 
F. B. HYDE, B. S. 

Graduales of/S?V, 

W. J. BLAIR, B. S. 


T. H. THOMAS, B. S. 

7)e(/7'ees Co7ife7'?'ed in Cou?'se. 





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Is situatcci in Prince George County, nine miles from AVasli- 
ingtoii, twcnty-ciglit from Baltimore, and three-fourths of a 
mile from College Station, on the Washington Branch, Balti- 
more and Ohio ]\:iilroad. The College building, which is 
spacious and substantial, is in thorough repair, lias fine 
chambers, is well ventilated and wan/ •, lighted thi-ouirhout 
with gas, and combines every requisite of a comfortable and 
pleasant home. The location, which experience has proved 
eminently licalthful, is on the edge of a handsonie forest 
growth, and commands a fine view of the picturesque country 
around it. 

Seventeen trains (seven from AVashington, ten from Balti- 
more) stop at the College Station every day, thus affording 
convenient and speedy access to the Institution. 

N. B. Persons coming to the College are notified to stop 
at ^^ College Station," on the Washington and Baltimore Bnil- 
road, whence conveyance will be furnished to the College. 



^oniisc oji §(iislrudion. 

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The branches of study taught at the College are grouped 
under the following departments : 

1 . Civil Engineering and Astronomy. 

2. English Literature, Moral Philosophy, and History. 

3. Pure Mathematics. 

4. Physics and Applied Mathematics. 

5. Agriculture, Architecture and Drawing. 

6. Chemistry and Xatural History. 

7. Ancient and Modern Lancruapros. 

The Course of Study embraces the following subjects: 

ptpurtiucnt 0f Sibil Cuiginccrinj mxb ^sttdnomr). 

Astronomy. — Descriptive and Practical. 

Physical Geography. — Maury and Guizot, with Maps. 

Civil Engineering.— Drawing, Materials, Bridges, Rail- 
roads, Tunnels, Canals, &c., <S:c., Running Lines and 
Curves for Common Roads and Railroads, Levelling, 
&c., &c. Explanation of Geodetical Surveys ; practical 
' work in Surveying and Plotting, &c., Sic 



Lockyer's Astronomy ; Herscliel's Outlines; Chauvenet's Practical As- 
tronomy; Loomis' Surveying; Gillespie's Surveying; Mahan's Civil 
Engineering; Rankine's Civil Engineerinir. 


|cparljncut trf ^itijlislj, ^i^tctQ mibiWtniixl^citncc. 

English. — The History, Usage, and Grammatical Structure 
of the English Language ; History of English Litera- 
ture; Rhetoric; Composition; Elocution. 

History. — History of Greece, Eome, England, United 
States ; Outlines of History ; History of European Civ- 

Mental Science. — Mental and Moral Science; Logic; 
History of Philosophy. 

Law. — Commentaries on Constitution of United States ; 
Constitution of Maryland. 




Englisu. — Abbott & Seelcy's English Lessons; IlaJlcy's Brief History 
of the English Language; Taine's English Literature; Hart's Composi- 
tion and Rhetoric. 

History. — Freeman's General Sketch; Hume's England; Smith's 
Greece; Liddell's Rome ; Guizot's European Civilization. 

Mental Science. — Upham's Mental Philosophy; Seelye's Schwayler's 
[History of Philosophy ; Schuyler's Logic ; Haven's Moral Philosophy. 

La.w. — Story on the Constitution ; Constitution of Maryland. 

Book-Keepixo. — Hanaford & Pavson. 

Itputlmcut 0f dtlull^cmutks. 

Algebra. — Reduction and solution of Equations of the first 
and second degrees ; Proportions and Progressions ; na- 
ture and construction of Logarithms; and the theory of 

Geometry.— Plane and Solid. 



TiUGOXOMETiiY Analytical investigation of Trigonometrical 

Formulas, and their application to the Solution of all the 
oa^o^ of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry ; the Con- 
struction and Use of Trigonometrical Tables. 

Arri.icATioN of Aj.cebilv and TraGOxo:\rETiiY. — Mcn- 

i^uration of Planes and Solids. 
DEScrjPTiVE Geometry. — The gra])hic illustration and so- 

huion of problems in Solid Geometry; Projections of tJie 

Analytical Geometry. — Equations of the Eight Line, 

Plane, and Conic Sections; principal problems relating 

to the Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and Spheroids. 
Lecturk- on Shades, Siiadows aud Perspective. 

T i: XT- li O O JC s . 

Lo. :r.:5' Algebra ; Eay's Iliglicr Algebra ; Todluintor'.s Algcora ; 
Schiiy'::'? Geonietr}- ; Loomis' Geometry; Chaiiver -',< Geonu-'n-y ; 
Loonv.>* Trigonometry and ^lonsuration ; Cbtiuvcnet's 'i"rIgono!iv:-tvv ; 


ChuroV."> Descriptive Geometry; Loomi?' Analytical Geometry: Tocl- 
hunter'? Conic Section?. 

Orpiirtjucut of ^Jl^iistcs mtix ^ppUrb |Ha%irr;ific$. 


c:|'!o? of the DifTerential Calculus, including Tavlor's 
Tr.corem, applications to Problems of ]\laxlnia and 
Minima, and the tracing of Curves; the methods of 
Iniegration, and the application of the Integral Calcu- 
lii5 to Areas, Surfaces and Yolumcs, and to the finding of 
CvDtres of Gravity and jNIoments of Inertia, and to the 
siir.pler cases of Difrerential Equations-. 

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Mechanics. — Statics; Dynamics. 

IIydkostatics. — Mcclianical properties of Fluids; Specific 
Gravity, kc.j &c. 

Acoustics. — TI?o j)ro(liiction and jn-opagation of Sound; 
modes of Yibiatioii, c^-c, c^-c. 

Optics. — Lcnscr?, A'ision and Optical Instruments; Spectrum 
Analysis ; Color, t^c, Sic. 

Ei.KCTiucjTV AND oMagnetism. — Maguctlsm ; Voltaic Elec- 
tricity, t^'c, etc. 

Heat. — Theories of ITeat; Sources o^ TTrnf ^ ; -nts 

used for the Measurement of I' ' : '.; m ; .'^io u , . = " r, 


Loomis' DilVerrntial and lntt-L:;r:il Ciijciilus ; Coiirlcny's Cnlrulus ; ]5uck- 
ingham's Calculus; Wells' jS'aluiul ]'lii'u:>sopLy ; Ganot's 2satural Pliiloso- 
jihy ; Cauibridgi' (Knyliuul) Course of Elementary Natural l*liiloso}»liy ; 
Todliuiiter's ^lechauics for Beginners; Eankin's Applied 3ratliemalics ; 
JSmitli's I^ydro^{aties ; Barllett's Acoustics and Optics; Jenkins' Kloo- 
tricity and jNIagnetisin ; 3Ia.\v,elPs Theory of Ileal ; Peck's Mechanics. 

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Agriculture. — General Afcrieulture; Civil Knoincerinii- 
applied to Farm Koad^v, ]]ridges, Embankments, Drain- 
age, etc. ; application of Chemistry to Agriculture; use 
of Implements; Breeding and Care of Stock; Dairy; 
Gardening; Fertilizers; iJotany ; ITortlcidtnie; Geol- 
ogy; Arboriculture; Exercises on the Farm, tV:e., t^c. 

Lectures on A'^eterinarv Medicine and Surirerv, and on the 
relations of Agriculture to Commerce, Manufactures, 
Labor, d'c. 


Arciiitkctuke. — Drawing; Materials, IMa.soiiry, Carpcutr)', 

rouiulalious, Orders, etc. 


The Progre.-sivc Farmer, by J. A. Nasli ; Ccniieclion between Sciono(^ 
and the Art of Praetical Farnniig, by J, 1*. Korton ; Chemical and Pield 
Lectures, by Jame.s E. Leseliemakcr; Farmers' Guide, by H. Stephens 
and Prof. Norton; Farm and Fireside, by John L, Blake; Allen's 
American Farm Pook ; How Crops Grow; The Plougli, the Loom and ^ 
the Anvil, by J. S. Skinner & Sons; Youatt and ^Martin on the Horse, 
Cattle, &c.; Peter Henderson on Gardening for Profit ; Architecture and 
Eight Line Drawing, by AValter Smith. 

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Chemistry. — Organic and Inorganic Chemistry; Qnalita- 
tive and (Quantitative Analysis ; Detection and Scpara- 
tion of the Elements; JManufaeturo and A])plication of 
Manures; Manufacture and Application of Chemicals; 
Blow Pipe; Organic, Volumetric, Microscopic and Spec-, 
troscopic Analysis ; Chemistry applied to the Arts and 
Manuficturcs; Agricultural Chemistry ; Toxicology. 

Natural IIiSTOiiY and Science. — Zoology; Mineralogy; 
Physiology; Metallurgy; Photography; Telegraphy 
and Printing. 

T j: X T - n o o k s . 

CiiKMi.sTRY. — Fownes', Fresnius', Steele's. •, 

Agkicultukal Cue.mjstuv. — Johnston's. . . 

Zoology — ISicholson's Te,\t-Book 

MiNEKALOGY. — Dana's. 

Physiology. — Flint's. 

Mktalluiigy'. — Percy'.-. 

Tklkgkai'iiy. — Culley's. 

SrKCTur.M Akaly.sls. — Ko.scoe's. * - 

MiCROscoric Analysis.-— Carpenter's. 

A'OLUMKTKIC AnALYSL^. — Sutton's. 

Plow Pjpk Axaly-SIS. — Elderhor.st's-. 
Toxtcolooy. — Taylor's, 

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Latin.-- -Grammar, Eearlcr, Ca?5ar, Ovid, Yirgll, Cicero, 

Horace, Sallust, Livy, Tacitus. 
FjiEN'Cir. — Grammar, I.\cadcr, Classics, Colloquial Exercises. 
German. — Grammar, Header, Classics, Colloquial Exercises. 

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Ti:XT- Ji O O KS . 

Fasquelle's Grammiir ; De Fivas' Grammar ; Collotts' Dramatic Frcncli 
Eeadcr ; Erkmann-Chatrain's Le Conscrit ; Ollcnclorf's German Courso ; 
Ca>sar J Ovid; Cicero, &c., &c. 

The Course of Instruction extends over foui* years, and the 
course for each year is as follows: 


School of Astkoxomy, &c. — Physical Geography. • 

School of English LrrEUATUiiE, &c. — English Lessons; Composition; 

lihc'toric ; Outlines of History; Elocution; Book-kce])ing ; Ilistorv 
of Enirland. 

School OF [Mathematics.— Algebra ; Geometry; Plane Trigonometry; 


School of Physics, A:c. — Elementary Natural Philosophy. 

School of Aguicultuuk. — Botany; Exorcises on the Farm. 

School of Chemistuy'. — Organic and Inorganic Chemistry ; Zoolncry. 

School of Languages. — Latin, (optional,) French or German. 


School of Astkoxomy, &c. — Field Surveying. 

School of English, Sec — Rhetoric; Composition; Elocution; History 

of Greecn ; History of Pvonn*. 
School OF Mathf:matics. — Sjiherical Trigonoinftry ; Descriptive Gconic- 

try; An-.ilvtical Goomctrv. 



i^rnO')!, or ]'iiYSirs, kc. — Todhmiler's Mcclianics for Beginners ; Optlr.- 
Acoustics ; Ilvclrostatics ; Electricity and Mjiirnctisni. 

School of Agkicultuue, tfcc. — Geology; Exercises on the Farm. 

School OF CiiKMiSTiiY, &c. — Qutilitntivc Analysis ; detection and Sepa- 
ration of the 3*]lenK'nts; Agricultural Chemistry; 3[anufacturc and 
Ap])lication of ^Manures ; jMineralogy. 

School of Laxguagks, — Latin, (ojUional,) French or German. 


School of Astkoxomy, &c. — Practical Astronomy. 

School of English LitkuatuFvK, &c. — 3Iental Philosojihy ; History of 
the English Language; History of English Literature; History of 
Civilization in Europe; Essays and Declamation. 

School of IMathematics. — Shades, Shadows and Perspective. 

School of Physics, Arc. — Diflerential and Integral Calculus. 

School of Agkicultikk, itc. — General Agriculture; Horticulture; 
Arboriculture; Landscape Gardening; Lectures on A^eterinary 
Anatomy ; Physiology and Surg(!ry ; Exercises on the Farm. 

School of Chemlsthy', Sec. — Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis ; 
Organic Analysis; Blow Pipe Analysis ; Manufacture and Applica- 
tion of Chemicals ; Physiology ; Mctallury ; Toxicology. 

School of Languages. — Latin, (optional,) French or German. 


School of Astronomy, Sec. — Civil Engineering. 

School of Encjlish Literatuue, &.c. — History of Philosophy ; Ikloral 
Philosophy; Logic; Essays; Original Declamation. 

School of Physus, &C. — Pvankine's Applied Mathematics. 

School of Agiiiculture, Sec. — General Agriculture; Civil Engineer- 
ing a]»plied to Farm Poads, Bridges, Sec, Sec. ; Architecture; Lect- 
ures on the relation of Agriculture to Commerce, INIanufacturcs, 
Sec. ; Exercises on the Farm. 

School of Chemistry, Arc. — Chemistry ai>i.lied to tlie Arts and 3»rauu- 
facturos ; Quantitative Analysis ; Volumetric, -Microscopic and Spec- 
troscopic Analysis ; Assays — Telegrapliy ; Photography. 

School of Languages. —Latin, (optional,) French or German. 



A Prcparatu-ry Fjx'shinnn C'la>5 will bo formed at (lie 
beginning of cacb Term, to avL: Ji Sludcnts over 13 years of 
noe v.-ill be adnHltcd. The branehcs tanjrht ^vill be: Aritli- 
mdicj Grcihimar, Geography^ Ilidory of iJie United Slatcb-j 
SpcUinrjy Writing^ Latin and French, 

In addition to the Course above mentioned, Lectures will 
be given montbly by distinguished non-resident Professors/ 
on subjects relating to Agrieulture. 



I. Tlie Degree of Bacliclor of Arts will be conferred upon 
those wlio gradiiate in all the Scliools. 

II. The l^cgrcc of Jiachclor of Science will be conferred 
upon those wlio graduate in the Schools of Astronomy and 
Civil Enginecringj English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, 
Chemistry, and Languages. 

• III. Any student who shall have passed satisfactory exam- 
inations in the Scliools of English, Mathematics, Agriculture, 
and Chemistrv, will be declared a Graduate in AQ;riculturc. 
lY. The Degree of Master of Arts and Master of Science 
will be conferred upon those who take the Degrees of Bach- 
elor of Arts and Bacliclor of Science, and maintain for three 
vears thereafter the character of a student. 


Students are required to make daily recitations at the black- 
boaixl in all the branches taught. 

The semi-annual examination is held (in the presence of the 
Faculty) in the last week of the first term. 

The annual examination begins about June loth, and ends 
about June 2oth. 

These examinations are both oral and written. 

The scale of marks for recitation and exercises mmres from 
4 to 0. A mark of 4 indicates thoroughness; 0, a total fail- 
ure; and the intermediate nnnibcrs shall, as far as possible, 
represent absolute values. 


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A jnark of 2.5 represents tlie niininiiim of proficiency. 
Students wliose final average for ihc term or year in any 
branch falls below that nuinl^cr, jv^"^ liable to be turned Ijack 
to the next class. 

At every annual examination the Faculty will form a 
merit-roll of each class in the follovring manner : 

The final averairc of each Student in each branch for which 
a coefficient is assigned in the table of coefficients, shall be 
mult i})l led by such coeflicicnt^ and the sum of the i)roducts, 
after making the deduetion for conduct, shall be the final 
multiple for the year. 

The names of the Students will be arranged according to 
the final multiple, the highest multiple l)eiiig placed first on 
the list, and the others in their order; but no cla.-s number 
will be assigned to any Student who has been found deficient. 

Montlily Ke])orts will be sent to parents and guardians 
showing the progress and standing of the Student. 

The attention of parents is respectfully called to these 
Keports. . 

The Scholastic Year is divided into two terms. There 
will be but one recular vacation, bc^innintr the last week of 
June, and closing about the middle of September. There 
will also be a short intermission at Christmas and Easter. 

The first term will 0])cn* on the 20th of Se})tembcr, and 
close with the month of Januarv. The second term will 


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begin 1st of February, and end with the College year, the 
last of June. 

When parents or guardians wisb their children or M'ards to 
visit homo, a letter to that ellect should be addressed to the 


For Sludents from the State of Maryland and District of Columbia: 

First Tkum. — Board, Liglits, "Washing, uso of Furniture and 

Koom Eent, . . .... $100 00 

Matriculation Yvo 5 00 

' Total, . . . . $105 00 
Skcond Tkhm. — Same as the first, less the [Matriculation Fee. 

For Kon-rcsidoits <f tJte Stoic of Mari/land and District of Columbia : 

First Tkkm.— Board, Tuition, &c. . . . . • $12r> 00 
Matriculation Fee, ..... 5 00 

Total, .... $130 00 

Seco>1) Tkhm. — Same as first, less the Matriculation Fee. 

Students from the State of Maryland and District are received 
free of charge for tuition — they arc allowed also the use of 
books; but it is recommended that they should purchase 
the same if in their power. 

].)ay scholars will be charged two dollars a month for use 
of rooms, fuel, &c. 

New students will be examined on entrance and assigned 
to i)roper classes. 

Students having a constant fire in their rooms will be charged 
two dollars a month extra. 

]Car]y applications for al mission arc reqncslecl, and punc- 
tual attendance on the day of opening. 

Fre-ixiymcnt in every case icUl he o-ccjuirccl, unless satisfactoiy 
arrangement is made \vith the President of the Faculty ft)r 
settlement by note at short date. 

No deduction ^vill be made for absence, except in case of 
protracted illness; nor will money be refunded in case a 
student be Nvithdrawii or disniisscd during the term, unless 
at the discretion of the President. 

Special damages arc assessed on those v.'Iio unnecessarily 
injure or destroy College i)roperty. 

^(nifivi'm and otfuw ffiloilung. 

As the Students are required to wear a prescribed uniform 
habitually, it is only necessary to bring a fidl supply of 
under- clothing. Arrangements are made with a competent 
Tailor who will supply the uniforms at the lowest prices. 
The cost of uniform, with cap complete, is §20. Each 
Student will require two suits for the year. 

Stitdcnis must brine/ ei supply of iou-ch-, 'juij^linsy bcd-Unen 
and ichite Berlin gloves, and all articles of clothing must be 
marked. . * . 

' Itrqui.c'iff^.' for g\(Imi.c;.oion; &(, 

Students will be received .<^any point in the College Course 
for which they arc qualified ; but no Student will be per- 
initted to begin the course who cannot pass a good examina- 
tion in Reading, NVriting, Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography, 
and History of the Uniud States. All not so qualilied will 




be entered in tlie preparatory Frosliinan Class ; provided tlicy 
arc thirteen years of age. • - 

Students are required to bring testimonials of charaeter 
from the schools they liave attended, and certificates of vacci- 

The discipline of the College is conducted in accordance 
^vith the system of rules laid down in this Catalogue, and 
such others as the Faculty may from time to time jircscribc, 
subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees; and it is 
expected that all Students will conform to these rules, and to 
the proper authority of the officers in enforcing them, so long 
as they remain connected with the Institution. ]^or persistent 
infraction of the rnles, or any conduct unbecoming a scholar 
or a gentleman. Students will be liable to suspension, expul- 
sion, or a request addressed to the parent or gnardian that 
they be withdrawji. 

After the expiration of a term of suspension, the student 
may return to his class upon passing the necessary exami- 

Ko student will be permitted to go on with his class, who 
fails to pass a satisfactory examination at the end of each 
term. AVhen, however, the deficiency is slight, and arises 
from a cause not afTccting his moral character, he will be 
allowed to proceed, u])on condition of making up his defi- 
ciency and passing the requisite examination within a specified 

Applications for admission, or for fnrther information, 
should be addressed to the President of the Maryland Agri- 
cnltural College, College Station, Prince George County, 

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For the purpose of mllllary iiistriiction, as required by Jaw, 
the students arc organized into companies (the number oi 
companies depending on tlic number of students) on the basis 
of the infantry organization. The military course consists of 
daily drills, and occasional lectures on tactics and the com- 
position and organization of armies. Military discipline will 
be strictly enforced, and stadcnis u'lll he required to appear in 
uniform at all times, 

* - ■ . 

The Professors will in succession perforin the duties of 
Offlcer-in- Charge. 

The Oniccr-in-Chargc will enforce all regulations, and use 
every eflort to preserve good order and detect oflcnccs. 

lie vrill as far as possible attend all formations. 

He will inspect Cadets* rooms at 12 Meridian and at other 
times at discretion. - / ■ ' • 

Military etiquette will govern the exchange of salutations 
between a Cadet and his Professor at all times. 

The Officer-in-Chargc will inspect all parts of the College 
after ^^ taps,*' guarding specially against fire. 

No permission shall he. granted to sit up after taps, or to 
burn lights, except in case of illness, or some extraordinary 

&ifxttx 0f tlu SiUj. 

At evening roll call an Onicer of the Company or ])af- 
^^i^ion will be detailed for dutv as Oflicer of the ])av, be-in- 
ping oil ^]^f^ ^-] followino; at mornin<r roll-call, and continuing- 
twenty-four houi'S. 

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Tlic Ofilcci' of the Day ^v^ll wear a sword, sasli and white 
gloves during liis tour of duly, except wliilc at jiicals. 

He Avill reecivc and trcnt with courtesy all persons who 
may visit the College. 

He Avill at all times enforce the regulations, and assist the 
ofKicer in charge in the performance of liis duties. 

He will not attend drills or recitations durini!; his tour of 


.duty; but will be present at roll-calls and mess- formations ; 
and he will superintend at section-formations, seek absentees 
not accounted for, order them to go to the proper room, and 
report all delinquencies. He may study the lessons of the 
day, but reading or writing for other purposes is forbidden. 

He will keep the daily Journal and Order Book, and Avill 
cause the bells to be rung at the proper time. 

He will keep the daily conduct-report in such form as the 
Commandant of Cadets iniiy prescribe. 

He will enter the names of all Cadets p'oinof on furlouoh 
and note the time of going and returning. 

He will not visit any of the Cadets' rooms except on duty. 

He will not receive visits from the Cadets in his office. 

He will sec and report all lights extinguished at 10 P. M. 
except those of the Professors. 

The Oflieer of the Day will receive and distribute the mail. 

The Cadets occupying each room will alterjiate weekly as 

The Orderly will post his name in his room in such, place 
and manner as the Commandant of Cadets inay direct. 

lie will be responsible for the general cleanliness of the 
room, and of such furniture as is used by the occupants in 
common, and for the observance of regulations in the room. 

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ric will bo responsible for tlio proscrvailon of* all College 
properly iiscCi in the room, aiul will sec thai tlic regulations 
about ligbts are obeyed. " • 

Upon tbc call to any forination, Cadets will assemble and 
fall in at the place designated, quietly and i)romptly. 

All formations will be of a strictly military cliaractcr. 

During the reading of the conduct report, the battalion 
shall be brought to "parade rest." 

The Cadet whose name stands first on the list of a section 
shall be the leader, and the next one shall be the second 
leader. ^ - 

The section leader shall bo responsible fov, and report all 
irregularities in dress or conduct. 

At the given signal, the leader shall form his section at the 
appointed place, in two ranks, in the order in which they 
stand on the list from right to left. 

At the command, he shall call the roll of his section, and 
shall report all absentees to the Officer of Viie Day. 

He shall march his section into the section room, presorv- 
nig strict military discipline and silence. After the section 
has entered the room, the leader shall command '^ Seats ! " 
and report absentees to the 1^-ofessor. When dismissed, he 
shall give the order " llise ! " and " March out ! " lie shall 
then form liis section as before, and march to the plaxjc desi"- 
liated for its dismissal, where he shall break ranks. 

Cadets yvhcn reciting shall stand at attention or parade 
rest, modified as circiinistanees may require. 

No Cadet shall leave the Section Koom without the per- 
mission of the Professor, nor shall he ask for permission ex- 
cept in a case of necessity. . 

No Cadet except the leader and second leader shall bring a 
text-book to the formation or Section Room, nnless specially 
ordered by the Professor. Section leaders shall be responsible 
for the enforcement of this rule. 

ll^pot'fs' and 6xrii^iC.^'. 

Delinquencies shall be reported by the ofliccrs responsible 
for the conduct of Cadets. 

Delinquencies at recitations, or at any other time %Yithin, 
the knowledi'c of the Professors or Assistant Professors, shall 
be reported in writing to the President. 

Excuses may be made cither verbally or in writing to the 
Commandant of Cadets daily at 4 P. M. 

All re]?orts of absence from quarters at night must be ex- • 
plained by a written statement, whether an excuse is ofTcred 
or not. 

Cadets desiring a personal interview with the President 
will call at his Office at 11. oO A. M., or at 4 P. M. * . . 

^ivc l^vitjartr. 

The Fire Brigade will include in its organization every 
person connected with the College and Farm. 

Cadets will, at the fire alarm, proceed to their stations as 
designated in the fire-bill. 

Exercise at fire-drill will take place at such time as the 
]^resident may direct. 




■ Cadets shall bathe at least once a week. 
Loitering aiid disorderly conduct in ihc bath-room or ba.-e- 
mcnt, arc forbidden. 


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guily pontine. 

On Week Days. 

Boll rings to rise. 

" Prayers and Breakf:i-t. 

«' Sick Call. 

" First liecitation. 

*' SocoikI " 

" Tliird " 

'< Fourtli " 

*' Clo.-oofA.M.Pocitaioiis. 

^Military Exercises. 

]*re}iara(ory— -Dinner. 
" Dinner. 

'' First P. M. Pvccitation. 
" Second " " 

" Close of Exercises. 
" Preparatory — Su])per. 


Call to Study. 

Close of Study Hours. 

Eoll Call. 
Taps — Lights out. 







On S u n d a y. 

7.30 A. M. 


. Bell 

rings to Kisc. 

8.00 " 


*' Prayers and Breakfast 

9.00 «' 


" Sick Call. 

10.30 " 


" Inspection. 

12.30 P. 31. 


*' Preparatoi'v — Dinner. 

1.00 " 


" Dinner. 

5.30 " 


" Pre]»aratory — Supj)er. 

COO " 


*' Supper. 

7.00 '>• 


*' l^ivine Service. 

9.50 «« 


" Boll Call. 

10.00 '' 


— Ijiirhts out. 

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Cadets shall rise proni2)tly at 7 A. ]\I., dress without delay, 
and arrange their rooms in such manner as may be prescribed 
by the Comjnandant of Cadets. 

The daily report of dclinqucnces, involving demerits, shall 
be read at eveninc; roll-call. 

An inspection-parade shall take jilace every Sunday at 
10,30 A. M. ; and the President and Faculty will inspect the 
entire College building at the same time. 


Prayers will be read by the Professor of English daily, 
immediately after breakfast-call, and Divine Service will be 
held on Sunday by the Rev. Mr. Williams of the Protestant 
Episcopal Cliurch. 

The attendance of Cadets will be required unless their 
parents make a written request to the contrary. 

Cadets shnll observe the Lord's Day with pro])or decorum. 

II n f i V mnr y . 

Lists of Cadets iintltted for duty by illness will be sent 
daily from the Infirmary to the Commandant of Cadets. 
The sick-list shall contain the names of Cadets excused from 
all recitations, drills and formations. 

No. Cadet will be excused from duty unless liis name is ])ut 
on the list by the proper officer. 

Cadets excused from drill will be required to remain in 
their rooms while the drill is taking place. 

The rooms of the Cadets will be inspected daily at noon, 
by the Ofricer-in-Chai-ge ; and on Sunday by the President 
and Faculty. 

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Cadets will rise and stand at "attention" wliilc their 
rooms arc being inspected. 

Cadets \vil] Ikivc their clotlics and lists ready for tlic laun- 
dress at 7 A. M. on Monday. 

Furniture, &c., must be arranged as the Commandant of 
Cadets may jn-escribe. ■ . ' 

The Commandant of Cadets ^vill inspect tlic Mcss-IIall 
daily. ■ 

The Ofllcer-in-Charge will pre ide at nieals. 

AVhen the Cadets have entered the hall before a meal, the 
Senior Captain sliall give tlie order, '^ Seats!" 

Thirty minutes will be allowed for breahfist and for sup- 
per, and forty minutes for dinner. At the end of this time, 
the Captain will give the ^^ der, *^Eise !" the comj)anies vrill 
be marched from the hall, and tlie doors sha.ll be closed. 

No Cadet shall leave the ^less-llall vrithout permission. 

Complaints in regard to the Mess may be made to the 
President of the Faculty. 





iilclifioiia! |;{cgtt!aliotiK. 

1. Stiulciits shall be subject to the laws and govern iiicnt of 
tlic College, and show in speech and behavior all proper 
tokens of respect and obedience to the Faculty; and arc 
expected to conduct themselves^ on every occasion^ with the 
propriety and decorum which characterize the society of gen- 

2. Students shall observe order in their rooms, as well as 
in every part of the College buildings and grounds. Loud 
talking, scuflling, 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 
e5tal)lished order, he will be immediately dismissed. 

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

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

6. Profane, obscene, or vulgar language or conduct, Is 
strictly prohibited, and will be punished by the Faculty. 

7. No student shall absent himself from the College farm 
without first obtaining the permission of the President. 

8. Students are not to join any convivial club or other asso- 
ciation, nor shall any general meeting be called by them for 
any jmrpcsc, without the express permi::slon of the President. 

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9. No fire-arms or fire-works of any dcsci'Iptlon, or guii- 
pO'.vdcr in any {oYm^ sliall be introduced by any student 
within the walls of the College; nor shall the same be used 
by any person within the inclosnrc of the College f.iriii, 
without the sanction of the President. 

10. All persons are strictly forbidden to cut, mark, or in 
any manner deface or injure the y alls, buildings, porches, or 
public property of any kind. Any one so offending will be 
required to make good such daningc or injury, and be other- 
wise punished, as the case may require. 

11. Students arc not to congregate, for social or other pur- 
poses, in the hall, nor sit on the stairs or front stejis, nor 
lounge or stand on thc^)o?T/i or grounds u] front of the College. 
They are also forbidden to sriiolcc in the Jiall.i or on the front 
porch, or io jilaij or smol'c on the; grounds in front of the hvild- 
ings. They are also required to leaye the J Tall 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 Sun(hiy, arc from 
8.1-A. M. to 12 M., from 2 to -1 V. M., and from 7 to K) 
P. M. During these hours students must be quiet and stny 
within the buildiuii'. Yisitiu"' from room to room durine- 
study hours Is forbidden, unless by express permission of the 
President, or, in his absence, by some member of the Faculty, 
or military officer. And in going to and from the recitation 
and their own rooms, students must walk \\\ an oi"derly man- 
ner. Loud talking, whistling, or noise of any kind in the 
rooms or halls, or running u]) or down stairs, is stricth/ for- 

13. On Saturday, and cspccicdhj on Sunday, the sanie quiet 
order shall be maintained in the rooms and halls as o]} othei* 
days. Put this rule shall not be construed to forbid students 


visiting cacli ollic'/.s^ rooms, provided that not more than two 
visitors sliall be in any room at a time, 

1-i. Xo student shall resort to the kitchen or visit tlic 
dining-room, (except durijig meal hours,) ^vithout special per- 
mission of the President or some member of the Faculty. 

15. Tasks or other punishments may be inflicted for 
absence from prayers, meal-rolls, from churcli, or absence 
from class, without permission iirevlousJij obtained. 

16. Tlie student's room shall be subject to inspection at 
any and at all hours. Want of neatness, etc., shall be pun- 
ished as the President ma)" determine. 

17. In proceeding to meals, and while at the table, every 
one is expected to conduct himself with gentlemanly pro- 
priety. Xoisy conversation, loud calling to servants, or 
rattling of dishes, &c,, will not be allowed. 

18. Those who wilfully disregard the letter and spirit of 
the rules of the College arc punished with domci'its. When 
the demerit marks of any student reach 50 in number he will 
be warned by the President in private: when his demerits 
reach 100 the President will again warn him, and advise his 
guardian of such action, with the reason therefor: for 200 
demerits he shall be requested to icithdraw from the Institu- 

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

20. The Faculty and military oflicers arc required to re- 
port all students who violate the Pules or any regulations of 
the College. 

21. No Cadet shall address a Professor on the subject of 
marks without permission from the President of the Faculty. 





At the coininencemoiit of tlic coming Session, ] 870-77, 
tlie Matyland Agkicultuual College will be almost 
free of debt. The Trustees liaving dcemcil it expedient to 
increase and reorganize the faculty and reeonstruct the 
course of study, so as to adaj^t tlic College more fnlly to 
the present wants and requiremciits of tlie State, there will 
be lienceforth : 

3. A Chair of Civil Engineering and Astronomy. 

2. A Chair of English Literature, Mental and Moral Thil- 

osophy, and History. 

3. A Chair of Matliematies. 

4. A Chair of Physies and Ap})lied iMathematics. 

b. A Chair of Agrieulture, Architecture and -Drawing. 
G. A Chair of Chemistry and Xatural History. 
7. A Chair of Ancient and Moderi) Lanif;uaircs. 

This institutio]!, as will be seen from its extensive and 
varied ''^course of study,'' supplies a manifest want of the 
community. Those who have both time and means for a 
thorough collegiate course will find here all the requisite 
facilities for securing that end. Others whose circumstances 
are different are not required to 2^iiisue studies that have no 
inunediate and direct reference to the active business duties 
of the future towards which they arc looking. All such are 
provided with thorough instruction in those branches which 
more particularly relate to the chosen vocation. 

Each student will be required to j^ursuc in regular order one 
of the courses of study prescribed by the Board of 'I'rustccs. 

All the text-books of the course are furnished at the Col- 
lege at statiorers' rates. Beneficiary students have use of 
them free of coi^iy except in case of loss or damtige. 

Farmers in the State desirina,- an analysis of Soils or Fer- 
tilizers, are requested to send specimens to the Professor of 
Chemistry. The work will be done witliout charge. 


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June 25 — Baccalaureate Ser^iox, 

% Eey. Dr. GRAI^OIER, of Maryland, 

June 27 — Commencement Day: 

Address to the Graduating Class^ 

By Hon. Z. 33. YANCJ^:, of North CaroUna. 

June 28 — Session Closes. 

September 20 — Session Commences. 

December 21 — Cjiristmas Holiday of Thirteen Days. 

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January 31 — Close of First Term. 
February 1 — Second Term Begins. 
June 24 — Baccalaureate Sermon. 
June 26 — Commencement Day.