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COLLEGE ! f3HAHY, 




REGISTER 



OF THE 



MARYLANO 



Agricoltural College, 



FOR 



SESSIOJV EJVDIJTG JUJSTE 29, 



1880. 



BALTIMORE : 
J. Wesley Smith, Printer, 141 W. Pratt Street 

1880. 



kMi 



REGISTER 



OF THE 



MARYLAND 



Agricultural College, 



FOR 



SESSIOJV EJSrDIJVG JUJVE 29, 



1880 



BALTIMORE : 
J. Wesley Smith, Printer, 141 W. Pratt Street. 

1880. 



REGISTER 



OF THE 



MARYLAND 



Agricultural College, 



FOR 



SESSIOjY EA'DIjYG JUJVE 29, 



1880. 



BALTIMORE : 
J. Wesley Smith, Printer, 141 W. Tratt Street. 

1880. 



TRUSTEES. 

Representing the State £x-Officio: 

Hon. WM. T. HAMILTON, 
Oovernor of Maryland, 

PRESIDENT. 

Hon. HERMAN STUMP, 
President of the Senate. 

Hon. HIRAM McCULLOUGH. 
Speaker of the Hovm of Delegates. 

Hon. CHAS. J. M. GWINN, 
Attorney General. 

Hon. BARNES COMPTON, 
Treasurer. 

Hon. THOS. J. KEATING, 
Comptroller. 

General WM G. LeDUC, 
U. S. Commissioner of Agriculture. 

Representing the Stockholders ; 

ALLEN DODGE. Esq., J. HOWARD McHENRY, Esq , 

E. WBITMAN, Esq., Hon. JOHN MERRYMAN, 

F. CARROLL GOLDSBOROUGH, Esq. 



FACULTY 



WILLIAM H. PARKER, President. 
Professor of Engineering and Astronomy. , 

R. E. NELSON, 
Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematics. 

J. D. WARFIELD, A. M., 
Professor of English Literature, Mental Scievxie, and History. 

F. VON BROCKDORFF, LL. D. 
Professor of Ancient and Modern Langitagea. 

Prof. A. GRABOWSKII, M. A. S., Ph. D. 

(of WIESBADEN ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURE,) 

Professor of Agriculture and Natural History. 

WM. P. HEADDEN, Ph. D. 
Professor of Chemistry. 

Lieut. C. DEEMS, U. S. A. 
Instructor in Military Science, ond Commandant of Cadets. 



Military Organization. 



Lieut. CLARENCE DEEMS, 4th Artillery, U. S. A., Commanding. 



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^he terms of the United States appropriation require military instruction. 

For tlie better instruction in Infantry Tactics and military practice and 
discipline, the cadets have been consolidated into one company, under the 
command of the Commandant of Cadets. The officers and noncommis- 
sioned officers are selected from those cadets who have been most active and 
soldier-like in the performance of their duties, and most exemplary in their 
general deportment. This department is in charge of an U. S. army officer. 

CAPTAIN, 

T.T.HOUSTON. 



W. H. THOMAS. 



LIEUTENANTS, 

W. R. PORTER, 



C. W. WOOD. 



1st SERGEANT, 

R S. MERCER. 



W. H. CHILDS, 
J. KADY, 



SERGEANTS, 



R. S. GRIFFITH, 
R. L. PORTER 



CORPORALS, 

C. M. WENNER. J. H. STONETREET, 

H. B, CLAGETT, T. J. EARLE, 

W. T.MUNNIKHUYSEN. 



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CATALOGUE OF STUDENTS. 



SENIOR CLASS. ' 

*CissEL. S, M Howard Co., Md. 

Houston, T. T Washington. D. C. 

Rapley, R R Montgomery Co., Md. 

*Deceased. 

JUNIOR CLASS. 

vxDent, el Georgetown, D. C. 

Gale, H. E Baltimore, Md. 

•^ Hoffman, W. G , Jr Baltimore, Md. 

*<Kennard, G. H Anne Arundel Co., Md. 

•^Matthews, John Charles Co , Md. 

"- Mebcer, R S Anne Arundel Co., Md. 

^Porter, Wm. R Baltimore, Md. 

■^ Thomas, Wm. H St. Mary's Co., Md. 

Wicks, J. L York, Pa. 

/Wood, C. W Washington, D. C. 

SOPHOMORE CLASS. 

'^BowEN, p. A., Jr Prince George Co., Md. 

y Chabot, G. H Baltimore, Md. 

/ Childs, W. H Montgomery Co.. Md. 

Clarke, J. C Baltimore, Md. 

^Darrell, O. D Washington, D. C. ^^ 

Earle, T. G Talbot Co., Md. /] 

Evans, H. R Georgetown, D, C. I 

V Griffith, R. S Anne Arundel Co., Md. I 

/PASCAULT, A. G Talbot Co., Md. 

/Porter, R. L Baltimore, Md. 

Saunders, C. A Montgomery Co., Md. 

Stonestbeet, J. H Charles Co., Md. 

Wenner, CM Frederick Co., Md. 

_ FRESHMAN CLASS. 

/ Acker, Nicholas Washington, D. C. 

' Bowman, H. S Washington, D. C, 

Brootjs, p. N Kent Co., Md. 

Butler, W. W Prince George Co., Md. 

»' Clagett, H. G Alexandria, Va. 

wDeKrafft, J. C. P Washington, D. C. 

v^DuRBORROW, W ' Philadelphia, Pa. 

Friedlandeb, Harry San Francisco, Cal. 

Freeland, H Calvert, Co., Md. 

Gbabowbkii, G. E • • Prince George Co., Md. 



y^ Gut, R. H .' Prince George Co., Md. 

-Hughes, J. R WashiDgton, D. C. 

kHyatt,A. B .- Prince George Co., Md. 

INGA.TE, C. Y Mobile, Ala. 

Johnson, H Washington, D. C. 

K Kady, J J '. Baltimore, Md. 

uKady, M Baltimore, Md. 

t Key, F. S Talbot Co., Md. 

/Legare, J. B Washington, D. C. 

LiND, Wm. M... Baltimore, Md. 

>^ Lowe, J Omaha, Neb. 

Meiere, E Talbot Co. Md. 

.^ Moore. G. H.- C Ontario Co., N. Y. 

Morris, L. M Baltimore, Md. 

Mills, S. D., Jr Baltimore, Md. 

Moss, R. M Anne Arundel Co., Md. 

MuNNiKHUYSEN, W. T Baltimore, Md. 

Ord, Jas. T. San Antonio, Texas. 

Raplby, E. E Montgomery Co., Md. 

v^RUXTUN, Geo. S Norfolk, Va. 

Ulman, J. A Baltimore, Md. 

Webb, A M Baltimore, Md. 

V Whitney, C. W., Jr San Francisco, California. 

PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT. 

Camp, L C Washington, D. C. 

Cross, T. A Prince George Co., Md. 

HAioioND, R. H Anne Arundel Co., Md. 

Heiberger, E. a Washington, D. C- 

Keyworth, Wm R Washington, D. C. 

LiNTHiGDM, S., Jr Anne Arundel Co., Md. 

Lowe, H Omaha, Nebraska. 

Maury, F Washington, D. C. 

McCeney, Geo Montgomery, Co., Md. 

MiLBURN, RoBT Georgetown, D. C. 

MiLLiGAN, J. J. . . Baltimore Co,, Md. 

Moor«,Thos. E Washington, D. C. 

Porter, Benj. B Baltimore, Md. 

Sanderson, M. D Washington, D. C. 

Scott N. B .Prince George Co., Md. 

Slingluff, R. F Howard Co., Md. 



Maryland 46 

District of Columbia 18 



RECAPITULATION. 

Texas 1 

California , 2 



Virginia ...... 2 Alabama 1 

Pennsylvania.. 2j — 

Nebraska 2 Total 75 

New York 1 

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BOARD OF VISITORS. 



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Anne Arundel E. J- Henkle. 

Garrett John Daily. 

Alleghany Lloyd Lowndes. 

Washington G. W. Harris. 

Frederick E. H. Steiner. 

Carroll G. S. Haines, 

Howard H. D Devries. 

Baltimore Edwin Scott. 

Harford J. Carroll Walsh. 

Montgomery Arthur Stabler. 

Prince George D. G. Campbell. 

St. Mary's J. F. Dent. 

Cecil.... G. Mcdraw 

Kent George Spencer. 

Queen Anne J. T. Earle. 

Talbot Edward Lloyd. 

Dorchester Dr. Phelps. 

Somerset George R. Dennis- 

Wicomico Lemuel Malone. 

Charles J. Matthews. 

Caroline Daniel Field. 

Calvert James A. Bond. 

Worcester G. W. Covington. 

Baltimore City 0. Morton Stewart. 

Baltimore City W. H. Welch. 



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aRADUATBS OF 1875. 

JOHN B. GRAY, B. A. F. B. HYDE, B. A. 

CHARLES E. LERCH, B. S. LORION MILLER, B. S. 



aRADUATES OP 1876. 

W. J. BLAIR, B. S. JNO. L. WORTHINGTON, B. S. 

. T. H. THOMAS, B. S. 

DEaHEES COITFEHRED TN COURSE. 

Mr. R. SAUNDERS HENRY, A. M. 
Rfa'. OLIVER C. MILLER, A. M. 

GRADUATES OF 1877. 

GEORGE THOMAS, B. S. E. G. EMACK, B. S. 

SCOTT TRUXTUN, B. S. R. R. BEALL. 

DEaREES CONFERRED. 

F. C. NORWOOD, Frederick County, A. M. 
L. A. GRIFFITH, Anne Arundel County, A. M. 
HORACE M. DAVIS, Montgomery County, A. M. 
JNO. W. COFFREN, Prince George County, A. M. 

1879. DEGREES CONFERRED. 

JOHN B. GRAY, of Calvert County, A. M. 
W. J. BLAIR, Baltimore County, M. S. 

GRADUATES OF 1880. 

THOS. T. HOUSTON, B. A. 
R. R. RAPLEY. 

1880. DEGREE CONFERRED. 

GEORGE THOMAS, St Mary's County, M. S, 



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THE 



Maryland Agricultural College. 



The College is situated in Prince George County, in full view 
of College Station, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, nine miles north 
of Washington and twenty-eight south of Baltimore. Fourteen 
trains, seven from Washington and seven from Baltimore, stop at 
College Station, daily. 

The farm contains 286 acres. 

The soil varies in quality and condition, thus affording good 
opportunity for experiments. There are meadows artificially 
drained, dry bottom-lands and rolling high-lands. The farm is 
traversed by the old road between Washington and Baltimore. 
Its proximity to Washington secures for it many advantages in 
the Agricultural Department and scientific institutions and libra- 
ries connected with the General Government. 

The building is an imposing structure of brick, 120. feet long, 
54 feet wide, 6 stories high, reliexed by an east and south portico. 
The basement contains the Dining Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Wash 
Room and Bakery. On the first floor are the Laboratory, Museum, 
Chapel, Bath Room, Depaitment of Languages and Preparatory 
Department. On the second flot)r, the Parlor, Visitors' Room, 
President's Room, Register's Office, Commandant's Office, Officer 
of the Day's Rooms, English, Agricultural and Mathamatical 
Lecture Rooms, Society Hall and Library. The chambers are 
large, well ventilated, well heated and lighted throughout with gas. 



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Course of Instruction. 



The branches of study are grouped under the following 
departments : 

1. Civil Engineering and Astronomy. 

2. English Literature, Mental Science and History. 

3. Pure Mathematics. 

4. Physics and Applied Mathematics. 

5. Agriculture, Archite6lure and Natural History. 

6. Chemistry. 

7. Ancient and Modern Languages. 



The Course of Study embraces the following subjects : 

Department of Civil Htig^iiieeriiig^ and 

Astronomy. 

Astronomy. — Descriptive and Practical. 

Physical Geography. — Maury and Guizot, with Maps. 

Civil Engineering. — Drawing, Materials, Bridges, Railroads, 
Tunnels, Canals, &c., &c.. Running Lines and Curves for 
Common Roads and Railroads, Levelhng, &c., &c. Expla- 
nation of Geodetical Surveys ; practical work in Survey- 
ing and Plotting, &c., &c. 

Lectures. 

TEXT-BOOKS. 

Lockyer's Astronomy ; Herschel's Outlines ; Cliauvenet's Practical 
Astronomy ; Loomis' Surveying ; Gillespie's Surveying ; Mahan's Civil 
Engineering; Rankine's Civil Engineering. 



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Department of Hngflisli L,iterature, IMIetital 
Science and History. 

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

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

History. — History of Greece, Rome, England, United States ; 
Outlines of History ; History of European Civilization. 

Law. — Commentaries on Constitution of United States ; Consti- 
tution of Maryland. 

Lectures. 

TEXT-BOOKS 

English. — English Lessons ; Shaw's History of the English Language ; 
Hart's Composition and Rhetoric; Marsh's Lectures upon the English 
Language. 

Mental Science. — Upham's Mental Philosophy ; Seeley's Schwegler's 
History of Philosophy ; Schuyler's Logic ; Hamilton's Lectures ; Haven's 
Moral Philosophy ; Butler's Analogy. 

History. — ^Freeman's General Sketch ; Hume's England ; Smith's 
Greece ; Liddell's Rome ; Guizot's European Civilization ; Quackenbos' 
History of United States. 

Law. — Story on the Constitution ; Constitution of Maryland ; Political 
Economy. 



Department of Matlieniatics. 

Algebra. — Reduction and Solution of Equations of the first 
and second degrees ; Proportions and Progressions ; nature 
and construction of Logarithms ; and the theory of Equations. 

Geometry. — Plane and Solid. 



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Trigonometry. — Analytical investigation of Trigonometrical 
Formulas, and their application to the solution of all the cases 
of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry ; the Construction and 
Use of Trigonometrical Tables. 

Application of Algebra and Trigonometry. — Mensuration 
of Planes and Solids, 

Descriptive Geometry. — The graphic illustration and solution 
of problems in Solid Geometry ; Projections of the Sphere. 

Analytical Geometry. — Equations of the Right Line, Plane, 
and Conic Sections ; principal problems relating to the 
Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and Spheroids. 

Lectures on Shades, Shadows, and Perspective. 

Book-Keeping. 

TEXT-BOOKS. 

Loomis' Algebra ; Ray's Higher Algebra ; Todhunter's Algebra ; 
Loomis' Geometry; Chauvenet's Geometry; Loomis' Trigonometry and 
Mensuration ; Church's Descriptive Geometry ; Howison's Analytical 
Geometry; Todhunter's Conic Sections. 

Book-Keeping. — Hanaford and Payson. 



Department of* Physics and Applied Matlieniatics. 

The Differntial and Integral Calculus. — The principles 
of the Differential Calculus, including Taylor's Theorem, 
application to problems of Maxima and Minima, and 
the tracing of Curves ; the methods of Integration, and 
the application of the Integral Calculus to Areas, Surfaces, 
and Volumes, and to the finding of Centres of Gravity and 
Moments of Inertia, and to the simpler Cases of Differential 
Equations. 

Mechanics. — Statics ; Dynamics. 

Hydrostatics. — Mechanical Properties of Fluids ; Specific 
Gravity, &c., &c. 

Acoustics. — The production and propagation of Sound ; Modes 
of Vibration, &c., &c. 



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Optics. — Lenses, Vision and Optical Instruments ; Spectrum ' 

Anylysis ; Color, &c., &c. \ 

Electricity and Magnetism. — Magnetism ; Voltaic Electri- i 

city, «&c., &c. 

Heat. — Theories of Heat : Sources of Heat ; Instruments used ' 

for the Measurement of Heat ; Thermo-dynamics. 

TEXT-BOOKS. 

Loomis' Differential and Integral Calculus ; Courtenay's Calculus ; Buck- 
ingham's Calculus ; Wells' Natural Philosophy; Ganot's Natural Philosophy; 
Cambridge (England) Course of Elementary Natural Philosohy; Todhunter's i 

Mechauics for Beginners; Rankine's Applied Mathematics; Bartlelt's i 

Acoustics and Optics ; Peck's Mechanics ; Tyndall's Lessons in Electricity ; | 

Deschanel's Natural Philosophy. j 

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Department of As:riculture and IHatural History. 

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The instruction in this Department embraces both theory ^ 

and practice. 

THE THEORY COMPRISES: 

General Agriculture. 

General and Agricultural Botany. 

Zoology. : 

" " " Geology and Mineralogy. : 

Animal Anatomy and Physiology. 

Horse Raising, — Shoeing of Horses ; Science of Teeth. 

Cattle Raising. — Guenon's System. • i 

Animal Therapeutics. : 

Diseases of Animals, . 

Animal Obstpztrics. ! 

General and Special Plant Culture, ] 

Climatology, Agronomy, Manuring. I 

Raising of Swine. i 

" Sheep. | 

" Poultry. j 

'• Bees. | 

Horticulture. ] 

Vegetable Gardening. j 

Meadow Culture and Drainage. . i 

Agricultural Implements and 

Agricultural Technology. i 

Agricultural Architecture. ] 

Arboriculture and Landscape Gardening. \ 



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TEXT-BOOKS. ] 



"Allen's American Farm Book." 

"Youatt on the Horse." 

"Russell on Scientific Horseshoeing." 

•'Allen's American Cattle." 

"Guenon on Milch Cows." 

"Gamgee's Vade Mecum." 

"Laws on Practice." 

"Fleming on Obstetrics," 

"Grasses and Forage Plants," E. L. Flint. 

"Pendleton's Scierrtitic Agriculture." 

"Steele's 14 weeks in Botany." 

"Elements of Zoology," Wilson, Edinl)urg. 

"Elements of Geology," Dana. 

"Comparative Anatomy Domestic Animals," Chevaux. 

"Jennings' on Sheep, Swine and Poultry." 

"Quimby's Beekeeping." 

"Bary's Fruit Garden." 

"Gardening for Profit," P. Henderson. 

"The principles and practice of Land Drainage." John H. Klippart. 
"Allen's Rural Architecture." 
"Smith's Landscape Gardening." 

The Text-Book work is supplemented by lectures and the illustrations 
afforded by cabinets, skeletons, charts, »fcc. 

THE PRACTICE COMPRISES: 

Work on the farm and in the laboratories. 

For the first, students are di\'ided into a garden, field, yard 
and grounds detail, and, under competent supervision, are 
instructed in whatever work the season may offer in these 
divisions of a farm. At the commencement of each week the 
respective details rotate, thus changing the work to each class. 

The Special Agricultural Class is on practice detail daily 
from 2 to 4 P. M. AH Freshmen on Tuesdays and Thursdays 
from 2 to 4 P. M. 

A suitable compensation is paid to students on Special Vol- 
unteer detail on Saturdays, during vacations and during the hours 
of 4 to 6 P. M. 

THE LABORATORY work comprises work in the Chemi- 
cal Laboratory (Agricultural Chemistry) ; work in the Micro- 
scopic Department of Botany and Zoology ; work in the Geologi- 
cal, Mineralogical and Osteological Cabinets ; work in the Veter- 
inary Dissecting Rooms, &c., &c. 



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Oepartmeitt of Clieiiilstry. 

Chemistry. — Organic and Inorganic Chemistry ; Qualitative and 
Quantitative Analysis ; Detection and Sepamtion of the 
Elements ; Manufacture and Application of Chemicals ; 
Organic, Volumetric and Spectroscopic Analysis; Agricul- 
tural Chemistry. 

TEXT-BOOKS. 

Chbmtstby. — Fownes', Fresnius', Steele's. 
Agricultural Chemistry. — Johnson's. 
Mineralogy. — Dana's. 
Spectrum Analysis. — Roscoe's. 
Volumetric Analysis. — Sutton's. 
Blow Pipe Analysis. — Elderhorst's. 
Toxicology. — Taylor's. 



Department of Ancient and modern l.angfuag:es. 

Latin. — Grammar, Reader, Caesar, Ovid, Virgil, Cicero, Horace, 

Sallust. 
French. — Grammar, Reader, Classics, Colloquial Exercises. 
German. — Grammar, Reader, Classics, Colloquial Exercises. 

TEXT BOOKS. 

Fasquelle's Grammar — Sauveur Entretiens snr la grammaire ; Voltaire 
Histoire de Charles XII.; Toepfer Nouvelles' Gencvoises; Pleissner Ger- 
man Grammar; Sheldon German Grammar ; Dr. Smith's principia latina; 
Arnold's Latin Prose Composition. 

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

FRESHMAN CLASS. 

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

Rhetoric; Outlines of History; Elocution; History of England. 
School of Mathematics. — Algebra; Geometry; Plane Trigonometry; 

Mensuration ; Book-Keeping. 
School of Agriculture. — General Agriculture. 
School of Languages. — Latin (optional,) French or German. 

SOPHOMORE CLASS. 

School of Astronomy, &c. — ^Field Surveying. 

School of English, &c. — Rhetoric ; Composition ; Elocution ; History of 
Greece ; History of Rome. 

School of Mathematics. — Spherical Trigonometry; Descriptive Geom- 
etry ; Analytical Geometry. 



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SOPHOMORE YEAR. 

School OP Physics.— Elementary Natural Philosophy; Optics; Acoustics; 
Hydrostatics ; Electricity and Magnetism. 

School of Aguicultdbe, &c. — Geology; Animal Anatomy and Physi- 
ology ; Botany and Zoology. 

School of Chemistry. — Second Term: Inorganic Chemistry ; Steele's 14 
Weeks. 

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

JUNIOR CLASS. 

Second Term : — Inorganic Chemistry — Thorpe — Metals with illustrative lec- 
tures. Laboratory practice two afternoons weekly. Qualitative Anal- 
ysis, detection of acids, separation of bases, examination of complex 
inorganic substances and fertilizers. Practice with the blowpipe. 

School of Astronomy, &c. — Descriptive and Practical Astronomj'. 

School of English Literature, &c. — Mental Philosophy; History of 
the English Language; History of English Literature; History of Civi- 
lization in Europe; Essaj^s and Declamation. 

School of Physics, &c.— Ditferential and Integral Calculus. 

School of Agriculture, &c. — Horse and Cattle Raising, Animal Thera- 
peutics; Climatolog}'^ ; Agronomy and Manuring ; General and Special 
Plant Culture. Diseases of Animals ; Animal Obstetrics. 

School op Chemistry. — First Term: Inorganic Chemistry — Thorpe — 
Non Metals, with illustrative lectures. Laboratory practice two after- 
noons weekly. Qualitative Analysis. Examination of Solutions for 
one base. 

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



SENIOR CLASS. 



Second Term: — Agricultural Chemistry ; Laboratory Practice ; Quantitative ' 
Analysis of Complex Substances ; Elementary Analysis; Estimation of j 
C. H. and N". ; Analysis of Fertilizers. 

School of Astronomy, &c. — Civil Engineering. 

School of English Literature, &c. — History of Philosophy; Moral 
Philosophy; Mills' Political Economy ; Constitution of U. S. ; Logic; 
Essays; Original Declamation. 

School op Physics, &c. — General Physics — Theoretical and Experimental. 

School of Agriculture, &c. — Raising of Swine, Sheep, Poultry and 
Bees. Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening. Agricultural Implements 
and Machines. Agricultural Technology and Architecture. Arboricul- 
ture and Landscape Gardening. 

School of Chemistry. — First Term: Organic Chemistry. Laboratory 
practice two days weekly. Manufacture of Chemicals; Sp. gr. Determ- / 
ination of Solids and Liquids ; Quantitative Analysis ; Estimation of/ 
Fe. Cu. AI. Ca. Mg. Co. Sifel _ / 

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



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THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 

Is in charge of Prof. A. Grabowskii, M. A. S. Ph. D., of the Royal 
Prussian Institute of Agriculture at Wiesbaden. 

The Facilities for Illustration, &c., in this Department, 
consist of a Farm of 286 acres, with meadows artificially drained, 
dry bottom lands and rolling highlands. The Farm is well stocked 
and has a number of Herd-Book Animals. The Vegetable Garden 
occupies 10 acres, and there are extensive Fruit and Flower Gar- 
dens. Cabinets of Mineralogical, Geological and Botanical speci- 
mens are provided ; skeletons, anatomical preparations and a 
therapeutical collection assist in the illustration of Veterinary 
Science. The School of Chemistry is provided with a well-ar- 
ranged Laboratory, offering ample facilities for chemical analysis, 
&c. The vicinity of Washington and Baltimore permits the De- 
partment to avail itself of the superior advantages for investigation 
to be found in the Agricultural, Smithsonian and other Govern- 
mental Departments at Washington, and in the Fertilizer, Machine 
and Implement Manufactories in Baltimore. 

Distinctions, &c. — The President's prize of a Gold Medal will 
be presented for the best Essay on Agriculture. The Professor 
of Agriculture's prize of a Gold Badge (scroll) to the best record 
and examination on General Agriculture of a Student of the Fresh- 
man Class. A Gold Badge (Agricultural Implement) to the Stu- 
dent of the Freshman Class having the best record and examina- 
tion in Farm work. A case of Veterinary Instruments for the 
Student of the Junior Year offering the best Anatomical Preparation. 

To the Students occupying the second place in these competi- 
tions the Institution presents a one year's subscription to an Agri- 
cultural, Scientific or Veterinary Weekly Journal. 

To the Students occupying the third place, a one year's sub- 
scription to an Agricultural, Scientific or Veterinary Monthly 
Journal. 

The Degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Science 
(B. A. S.) will be conferred on Students passing satisfactorily the 
Course in Agriculture. 

The Lectures, &c., of the Collegiate Course of the Col- 
lege are open to the Students of the Agricultural Course. Special 
Agricultural Students are admitted at any time diiring the session. 



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DEGREES. 

I. The Degree of Bachelor of Arts will be conferred upon those 
who graduate in all the Schools. 

II. The Degree of Bachelor of Science will be conferred upon 
those who graduate in the Schools of Astronomy and Civil Engi- 
neering, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and 
Languages. 

III. Students who pass satisfactory examinations in the Schools 
of English, Mathematics, Agriculture, and Chemistry, will be de- 
clared graduates in Agriculture. 

IV. Those who take the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or 
Bachelor of Science, and devote themselves to study for three 
years thereafter, will be entitled to the Degree of Master of Arts 
or Master of Science. 



EXAMINATIONS. 



A Semi-annual examination, in the presence of the Faculty, is 
held the last week of the first term. 

Monthly examinations at the blackboards are required in all 
the departments. 

The Annual Examination is held during the last week in 
June, and is open to the public. 

Students who fail to pass satisfactery examinations at the end 
of each term, are not allowed to continue with their classes. 



MARKS. 

The scale of marks for recitation and exercises ranges from 
4 to o. A mark of 4 indicates thoroughness ; o, a total failure ; 
the intermediate numbers indicate absolute values. 

A mark of 2.5 represents the minimum of proficiency. 
Students whose final average for the term or year in any branch 
falls below that number, are liable to be turned back to the next 
class. 



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GOLD MEDAL. 

The highest scholarship will next year be rewarded by a gold 
medal. 

A gold medal will also be presented by the President for the 
best essay on Agriculture. 



MERIT-ROLLS. 



At every annual examination, the Faculty forms a merit-roll 
of each class in the following manner : 

The final average of each student in each branch for which a 
coefficient is assigned in the table of coefficients, is multiplied by 
such coefficient, and the sum of the products, after making the 
deduction for conduct, is the final multiple for the year. 

The names of the students are arranged according to the final 
multiple, the highest multiple being placed first on the list, and the 
others in their order ; but no class number is assigned to any 
found deficient. 

Monthly Reports, showing the progress and standing of stu- 
dents, are sent to parents. 

Attention is respectfully called to these Reports. 



VACATION AND TERMS. 

The scholastic year is divided into two terms, with but one 
regular vacation, beginning the last week of June, and closing 
about the middle of September ; and a short intermission at 
Christmas and Easter. 

No other furloughs will be granted, except in urgent cases. 

The first term opens on the 20th of September, and closes 
with the month of January. The second term begins ist of Feb- 
ruary, and ends with the college year, the last of June. 



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EXPENSES. 

PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. 
For Students from the State of Maryland and District of Columbia : 

First Session. — Board, Lights, Washing, and Room Rent . .$100 00 

Matriculation Fee 5 00 

Total $105 00 

Second Session. — Same as the first, less the Matriculation Fee. 

Fm' Won-Besidents of the State of Maryland and District of Columbia- : 

First Session.— Board, Tuition, &c $137 50 

Matriculation Fee 5 00 

Total $142 50 

Second Session. — Same as the first, less the Matricvilation Fee. 

Students froin the State of Maryland and District of Colum- 
bia are received free of Charge for tuition. They will be charged 
two dollars per year for use of books, and two dollars for use of 
furniture, payable in advance. 

Day scholars are charged two dollars a month for use of 
rooms, fuel, &c. 

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

Prepayment in every case is required, unless satisfactory ar- 
rangement be made with the President of the Faculty for settle- 
ment by note at short date. 

No deduction will be made for absence, except in case of pro- 
tracted illness ; nor will money be refunded in case a student be 
withdrawn or dismissed during the term, unless at the discretion of 
the President. 

Special damages are assessed on those who unnecessarily in- 
jure or destroy College property. 



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UNIFORM AND OTHER CLOTHING. 

As the students are required to wear a prescribed uniform, it 
is only necessary to bring a suit for farm work. Arrangements 
are made with a competent tailor who supplies the uniforms. The 
cost, with cap, is from $21 to $22.50. 

Students must bring a supply of towels, napkins, bed-linen, 
and white Berlin gloves ; all articles of clothing must be marked. 



REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION, &c. 

Students will be received, examined, and assigned to their 
proper classes at any point in the College course ; those who 
cannot pass good examinations in Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, 
Grammar, Geography, and History of the United States, will not 
be allowed to begin the course. All not so qualified will be 
entered in the Preparatory Department. A room having been 
fitted up for this purpose, special instruction will be given all those 
who wish to prepare for the Freshman Class. 

Applications for admission, or for further information, should 
be addressed to the President of the Maryland Agricultural 
College, College Station, Prince George County, Maryland. 



FIRE BRIGADE. 



The Fire Brigade includes in its organization every person 
connected with the College and Farm. Students, at the fire- 
alarm, proceed to such stations as are designated in the fire-bill. 
Exercises in fire-drill will take place at such time as the President 
may direct. 



DISPENSARY. 



The Professor in charge of the Dispensary will visit, report, 
and attend all cadets unfit for duty by sickness. 



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RELIGIOUS SERVICE. 

Daily Morning Prayer and Divine Service, on Sunday, are 
regularly held in the Chapel. Students are required to attend, 
unless a written request to the contrary be made. Students 
shall observe the Lord's day with decorum. 



DISCIPLINE. 
The following laws will be strictly enforced. 

1. Students shall not go beyond the limits of the farm ; use 
fire-arms ; sit up after taps ; use the south portico ; hold any 
general meeting ; visit the dining-room or kitchen, without per- 
mission from the President. 

2. Profane language, card playing, gambling, intoxication, or 
any of their attendant vices, will not be tolerated by the Faculty. 
Any student known to indulge in habits injurious to the morals of 
the College, or calculated to destroy its established order, shall be 
immediately dismissed. 

3. Destruction of property, disorderly conduct, in the halls, 
on the grounds, on furlough, or any other violation of the pub- 
lished orders of the President, or officer-in-charge, will be pun- 
ished by tasks, demerits, guard duties, and such other punish- 
ments as the Faculty may decide. 

4. Members of the Faculty and all officers-in-charge are 
required to report any violation of these regulations. 

5. Upon matriculation, each student will be furnished with 
a copy of these and other regulations, and will be required to 
obey them. 



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CALENDAR 1880,— 1881. 

1880. 

Sunday, June 2jth. — Baccalaureate Sermon, Rt. Rev. Bishop 
Pinkney. 



Monday, Jurie 28th. — Contest for Agricultural Medal. Contest 
for Declamation Medal. Address before the Mercer Literary 
Society by Richard R. Beall, Esq. 



Tuesday, June ^^//z.— COMMENCEMENT DAY. Conferring 
Degrees and presentation of Medals by Hon. W. G. Ham- 
ilton, Governor of Maryland, Address to the Students by 
Hon. Ferdinand C. Latrobe, Mayor of Baltimore. 



Tuesday, September 21st. — Session Commences, 

December 2jd^ — Christmas Holidays, (13 days.) 



1881. 

January 31 si. — Close of First Term. 

February ist. — Second Term Commences. 

Sunday, June 26th. — Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Tuesday, June 28th. — Commencement Day.