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i'lUN'I'Kl) AT THR Ol'i-'fCh; ol' TlIK "M\i:VI,ANl) Fa liNfER,"
141 West PniU SliecL,
Representing the State Ex-Officio.
HOH. WM. T. HAMILTON,
Governor of Maryland,
HON. GEORGE H. WILLIAMS,
President of tlie Senate.
HON. OTIS KEILHOLTZ,
Speaker of the House of Delegates.
HON. CHAS. J. M. GWINN,
HON. BARNES COMPTON,
HON. THOS. J. KEATING,
HON. GEO B. LORING,
U. S. Gommissioner of Agriculture.
Representing tlie Stoclcholders.
ALLEN DODGE, Esq., HON. J CARROLL WALSH,
E. WHITMAN, Es(i., HON. WILMOT JOHNSON,
F. CARROLL GOLDSBOROUGH, Esq.
AUGUSTINE J. SMITH, President. ,
Professor' of Mental and Moral Science.
J. D. WARFIELD, A. M.,
Professor of English Literature and Agricidture.
WM. P. HEADDEN, Ph. D.
Professor of Chemistry and Modern Languages.
C. C. NORWOOD, A. B.,
Professor of Matliematics and Ancibnt Languages.
Lieut. B. ELDllIDGE, U. S. A.
Instructor in Military Science^ and Gomrrtandant of Cadets.
Note — A Professor to be added for tlie Department of Civil Engineering
Lieut. B. ELDRIDGE, 10th Infantry, U. S. A., Commandant.
The terms of tlie United States appropriation require military instruction.
For the 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 non-commis-
sioned otticers are selected from those cadets who have been most active and
soldior-like in the performance of their duties, and most exemplary in their
general deportment This department is in charge of an U S. Army ofl3cer.
The training in this department is of great value for health and discipline.
WM. T. LAKIN.
WM. R. PORTER, C. W. WOOD, R S. MERCER.
WM. A. KIRBY,
R. B. B. CHEW, Jr.
J. W. RYON,
WM. B. WEEMS, J. R.fLEYBURN.
CATALOGUE OF STUDENTS.
J. R. Seyburn Louisitiua.
J. P. Kemper
* Ci^ARENCE Ingate Mobile, Ala.
■-' J. V. Mautin San Francisco, CJal .
Victor Parks Norfolk, Va.
WoRSHAM HuDdiJSs Ilaniplon, Va*
Gustavo Menocal Havana, Cuba.
Mario Menocal " "
Gabriel M enocal " "
Edward ^Ioale, Ji Montana Territor.y.
/ H. S. Bowman Washington, D. C.
"A A. Sottenschmidt " "
Thomas S. Bell "
D. Kauohman " "
J. Kelley " "
James Siii ef " "
Archie Tripler " "
J. Hahvell "
Wm. Rotenburo " "
J. W. BOGGS "
S. E. Lakin Washington count}'.
Wm. T. Lakin
II. Aljsaugh Montgomery (M)unty .
/ HI E. Rapley " "
Baker Waters " "
/C.A.Saunders " <'
A.W.Martin " "
L. Elgie Riggs " "
J. T. Bbaddock " «
Frank Mabtiu!.,,,,, ,,,,, ,..,,,,,,, « "
F. S.'Key Talbot county-
Donald Bain "
J. B. Wekms Elkridge, Md
Harvey Gatttieti Frederick county-
E. Dudley Wakeield Howard county.
Wm. E. SCHWEAUING "
Walter Charles Hammond "
S. A. Cross Prince George's county.
R. B. B. Chew, Jr
EucENE Duffy " "
J. W.Ryon " u
A. Marshall Marrury " "
tj^ P. A. BoWEN, Jr " "
t Chas. E. Grabowskie " "
Richard Ryon " "
Wm. Hoblitzell Baltimore county.
Louis Stein "
Wm. H. Wyetii "
C. S. Bansemf:r "
E. SCHROEDER "
^' Harry Freeland Calvert county.
Wm. L. Smith "
\<r. H. Stonestreet Charles county.
■^' GRADUATES OF 188J?-88.
HARRY FREELAND, A. B. t^ J. H. STONESTREET, A. B. ^ ^^
P. A. BONE, A. B. "? ^^ E. E. RAPLEY, A. B. 1'^
»A- ^^JUn^^r^- B. B. CHEWrl?^ i^.hXo^\<^-^}^^^^ ^
Maryland 35 Virginia 3
District of Columbia , 10 Alabama 1
Havana, Cuba 3 California , l
Louisiana 2 Montana Ter 1
feOAiRb OF VISITORS.
C. Morton Stewart Baltimore City
Hon. Lloyd Lowndes Alleghany
Col. H. Kyd Douglass Washington
Hon. E. H. Steiner Frederick
Col. John K. Longwell Carroll
H O. Devrles ^ Howard
Edwin Scott Baltimore (Co.)
Hon Stephenson Archer Harford
Arthur Stabler Montgomery
Hon. E. J Henkle Anne Arundle
G. 8 Hamill Garrett
D. G Campbell Prince George's
Col J. F. Dent St. Mary's
G. McGraw Cecil
George Spencer Kent
Dr. S. T. Earle Queen Anne
Hon. Edward Lloyd Talbot
Danl. M Henry, Jr . Dorchester
Henry Page Somerset
Hon. Lemuel Malone Wicomico
Hon. Andrew G. Chapman Charles
Hon. Daniel Field Caroline
Hon. James T Briscoe Calvert
Hon. Geo. W Covington Worcester
W. W. Corcoran ; .Washington, D. C.
G«nl. J. H. Gilman " «
Dr. C. M. >mith Franklin, La.
Dr. L L. Adkins Talbot Co., Md.
Hon. John Randolph Tucker Lexington Va.
Hon Henry G. Davis Deer Park, W. Va.
Hon. James A. Gary Baltimore County.
John W. Garrett Baltimore City.
Genl. F. C. Latrobe " "
Judge Edward Duffy " "
Judge W. A Stewart " "
Genl. John S. Berry " «'
Hon. Jno. L Thomas " <*
Hon. Robert M McLane " «■
Genl. Bradley T. Johnson " <i
Jlev. A. M. Randolph, D. D " "
MIRYLHND RGRICULTURflL COLLEGE
The College is situated in Prince George's Co., Md., on a com-
manding eminence overlooking a beautiful landscape, in full vnew
of College Station, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which is eight
miles north of Washington, and thirty-two south of Baltimore.
Fourteen trains, seven from Washington and seven from Baltimore,
stop at College Station, daily.
The farm contains 286 acres, the soil of which varies in quality
" and condition, thus affording good opportunity for experiments.
There are meadows artificially drained, dry bottom lands and
rolling high-lands. Its proximity to Washington secures for it
many advantages in the Agricultural Department and Scientific
Institutions and Libraries connected with the General Government.
The building is an imposing structure of brick, relieved by an
east and south portico, and besides artificial adornment with trees
and shrubbery, is surrounded by a beautiful grove ot forest growth,
and is capable of accommodating 150 students. On the first floor
are the Dining Room, Laboratory, Museum, Chapel, Bath-room,
Department of Languages and Preparatory Department. On the
second floor, the Parlor, Visitor's Room, President's Room, Reg-
istrar's Office, Commandant's Office, English, Agricultural and
Mathematical Lecture Rooms, Society Hall and Library. The
chambers are large, well ventilated, well heated and lighted through-
out with gas. The sanitary regulations are complete, and all the
surroundings are pleasant and healthful.
The fact, that in addition to the ordinary college curriculum, it
adds the school of Agricultural Science, should commend it the
more strongly to public favor ; and the liberal and useful education
which it gives at so moderate a sum should not be the less prized
because the endowment of the United States Government and the
State aid enables the Board of Trustees to confer this great boon
upon those who are its fortunate recipients.
To accommodate those patrons at a distance who wish theif
sons to remain at the college during vacation months, the privilege
will be granted them, if desired, to board at the institution upon
reasonable terms. This should be esteemed a rare advantage, as a
more delightful summer residence could scarcely be found either for
pleasure or health, there being upon the place and within a few
moments reach near by, mineral waters which are widely known
and valued for their medicinal virtue. In addition to this, the beau-
tiful and healthful surroundings of the college ; its proximity to the
Capital with its numerous objects of interest, and its nearness to
the seaboard should make it an attractive place to spend the sum-
mer months. To members of Congress, public officials, and those
persons sojourning temporarily at Washington, who wish their
sons to receive a useful and practical as well as a liberal education
under their own supervision.this institution offers rare inducements,
beini:; within twenty minutes reach from that city. Indeed we do
not sec; how any institution could possess greater advantages than
this College for building up a prosperous and useful educational
work, either for entrance into the professions or for engaging in
the independent and ennobling occupation of agriculture.
€3DrUIlSK OF IMSTMUCTIdK,
The branches of study are grouped under the following de-
partmants, and embrace the subjects named :
1. Agriculture, Scientific and Practical
2. Civil Engineering and Physics.
3. English Literature, Mental and Moral Science and His-
6. Ancient and Modern Languages.
Department of Civil Eugineet ing and Physics.
Civil Engineering embraces a course of study by which the
student will learn surveying, to map farms, run ditches and
drains, construct roads and bridges, and learn the general prin-
cipals of digging canals, building rail roads, &c.
Physics. — This embraces a liberal course in Natural Philosophy
and Natural History, Astronomy, and Physical Geography
illustrated by maps.
Department of English Literature Mental and Moral Science,
English. — The History, Usage, and Grammatical Structure of
the English Language ; History of English Literature ; Rhet-
oric ; Composition ; Elocution ; Logic and Moral Philosophy-
History. — Ancient and Modern.
Department of Mathematics.
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.
Trigonometry. — Analytical investigation of Trigonometrical
Formulas, and their application to the solution of all the cases
of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry ; the construction and
u.«e 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 Cyl-
inder, Cone, Sphere and Spheroids.
Lectures on Shades, Shadows and Perspective.
Department of Chemistry.
Chemistry. — Organic and Inorganic Chemistry ; Qualitative and
Quantitative Analysis ; Detection and separation of the Ele-
ments ; Manufacture and Application of Chemicals ; Organic,
Volumetric and Spectroscopic Analysis; Agricultural Chemistry*
In this department analysis of soils and manures will be made for
a nominal fee for farmers.
Department of Ancient and Modern Languages.
Latin. — Grammar, Reader, Caisar, Ovid, Virgil, Cicero, Horace,
French. — Grammar, Reader, Classics, Colloquial Exercises.
German. — Grammar, Reader, Classics, Colloquial Exercises.
Text Books relating to all the Departments will be furnished
at publishers rates.
Department of Agriculture — Scientific and Practical.
The instruction in this Department includes both theory and
practice, and on account of the great importance attached to it as
the greatest of the industries, is intended to embrace the widest
field of knowledge, and to impart the most thorough course of
instruction of which it is capable. It comprises the study of the
nature and cultivation of plant life in all its forms, and also in its
relation to the uses and purposes of mankind. This would em-
brace the study of Botanv, Physiology ot Plants, their diseases
and remedies, Zoology, Entomology, Geology, Mineralogy, Ag-
ricultural Chemistry, Raising of Cattle, Sheep and other animals.
Poultry, Bees. &c.: Drainage and Surveying are included in this
course, as well as Political Economy.
THE PRACTICAL DEPARTMENT
Comprises work on the farm and in the laboratories.
For the first, Students are divided into o-a7^den, JieM, jard and
grojuids detail, and under competent supervision are instructed in
whatever work the season may offer in these divisions of a farm.
The special Agricultural Class is on practice detail daily.
A suitable compensation is paid to students on special volun-
teer detail on Saturdays and other days'^uring vacation, which
would materially reduce their expenses. '
THE LABORATORY work comprises work in the Chemi-
cal jL^aboratory ; work iii the Microscopic Department of Botany
and Zoology ; work in the Geolocrical, Mineralow'ical and Osteo-
lo^ical Cabinets ; work in the Veterinary Dissectincr Rooms, &c-
The lacihties for ihustration, &c., in this department consist of
the farm of 286 acres, under varied experimental cultivation. The
ve^^etable garden occupies 10 acres, and there are extensive fruit
and flower gardens. Cabinets of mineralogical. geological and bo-
tanical specimens are provided ; skeletons, anatomical preparations
and a therapeutical collection assist in the illustration of veterinary
science. The school of chemistry offers facilities for chemical
analysis, &c. The vicinity of Washington and Baltimore permits
the department to avail itself of the superior advantages for investi"
gation to l)c found in the Agricultural, Smithsonian and other
Governmental departments at Washington, and in the fertilizer,
machine and implement manufactories of Baltimore.
Special A^ricitlho'al Students are admitted at any time during
I. The Degree of Bachelor of Arts will be conferred upon those
who graduate in all the Schools.
II. The Degree of pjachclor of Science will be conferred upon
those who graduate in the- Schools of Astronomy and Civil Engi-
neering, I^nglish Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and
III. The Degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Science
(B. A. S.) will be conferred on students passing satisfactorily the
Course in Agriculture.
IV. Students who jjass satisfactory examinations in the Schools
of P^nglish, Mathematics, Agriculture and Chemistry will be de-
clared graduates in Agriculture.
V. Those who take the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bache-
lor of Science and devote themselves to study for three years there-
after, will be entitled to the Degree of Master of Arts or Master
PRIZES AND MEDALS
Are given for Scholarship, Essays and Declamation. The
Mercer Literary Socict--/ also gives a medal.
A Semi-annual examination in the presence of the Faculty is
held the last week ot the first term.
Monthly examinations at the blackboards are required in all the
The Annual Examination is held during the last week in June,
and is open to the public.
Students who fail to pass satisfactory examinations at the end
of each term are not allowed to continue with their classes.
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 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.
Are kept by the Professors of each class, and the final average
of each student is determined by the Faculty at the annual exam-
inations. Reports showing the progress and standing of students
are sent to parents monthly.
A collection of anatomical, jjhvsiological, geological and min-
eralogical sfiecimens, with a \ariety of seeds, «S:c., has been ar-
ranged as a nucleus of an agricultural museum.
The College library embraces laws and enactments of both
Maryland and the United States, extending over a long period,
and reports of the Agricultural, Educational and other departments
of the Government, covering many years back, as well as other
valuable and useful works.
The Mercer Literary Society Library contains over one thous
and volumes of histories, biographies, poetry, choice novels, ency-
clopedias and miscellaneous works. This society was organized
by the late Dr. Mercer, of New Orleans, and holds weekly meetings
for discussion, declamation and reading.
VACATION AND TERMS.
The scholastic year is divided into two terms with but one reg-
ular vacation, beginning the last week of June, and closing about
the middle of September; and a short intermission at Christmas
The first term opens on the 20th of September and closes with
the month of January. The second term begins the first of Feb-
ruary and ends with the college year, the last of June.
Daily morning prayer and Divine Service on Sunday, are
regularly held in the chapel. Students are required to attend, un-
less a written request to the contrary be made. Students shall
observe the Lord's day with decorum.
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 or hold any general meeting without
2. Profane language, card playing, gambling, intoxication,
or any of their attendant vices, will not be tolerated by the Fac-
ulty. Any student known to indulge in habits injurious to the
morals of the College, or calculated to destroy its established disci-
pline will not be taken or retained.
3. Destruction of property, disorderly conduct, in the halls,
on the grounds, on furlough, or any other violation of the publish-
ed orders of the President, or officer-in-charge, will be punished
by tasks, demerits, guard duties, and such other punishments as
the faculty may decide.
4. Members of the Faculty and all officers-in -charge are re-
quired 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
PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
Ftkst Session — Board, Tuition, Liglits, W:isliina:, Fuel :iud
lioom rent "'. $100 00
Malriculation Fee 5 00
Tola! $10r> 00
Seconb Session. — Sanic astlic iii>t, less the Malriculation Fee.
Day Scholars wiii be taken on reasonable terms.
Prepayment in every case is required, unless satisfactory ar-
rangement be made with the President of the Faculty for settle-
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, who will be guided by equity.
UNIFORM AND OTHER CLOTHING.
Arrangements are made with a competent tailor who suppliesj
the uniforms. The cost, with cap. is from $21.00 to $22.50.
Students must bring a supj^ly of towels, napkins, blankets and
two pair each of sheets and pillow cases. All articles of clothin*.
must be marked.
A gymnasium is connected with the College for physical exercise
REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION.
Students will be received, examined and assigned to their pro
per classes at any point in the college course ; those who canno
pass good examinations in reading, writing, arithmetic, grammaij
geography and history of the United States, will not be allowed t
begin the course. All not so qualified will be entered in the Pr
Applications for admission or for further information should
addressed to the President of the Maryland Agricultural Colleg
The Professor in charge of the Dispensary will visit and rep'
all cadets unfit for duty by sickness.
ADD EN D A .
The complete collegiate course is comprised in the Freshnidn
Sophomore, Junior and Senior cXdiSses with their appropriate text
A Preparatory Department for youths over 12 years of age is
Students who do not wish to become farmers may ovmt prac-
tical agriculture, '^and take the ordinary classical and scientific
course, whicn wnll embrace certain branches of instruction in scien-
tific agriculture. Or, if they desire to fit themselves for farmers,
they may take the complete agricultural course, which will em-
brace, besides scientific and practical agriculture, certain branches
in the classical department ; the object being, besides graduating
educated farmers, to disseminate as widely as possible a knowl-
edge and appreciation of the importance and capabilities of agri-
culture among all professions and vocations by interweaving agri-
cultural science with the classical course.
The charter of this college, besides prescribing a liberal clas-
sical and scientific collegiate education, and a thorough course in
scientific and practical agriculture; also provides iiistruction in
the mechanic arts, and it is the intention of this institution to de-
velop technical education to the extent of its ability.
The buildings will be refurnished and undergo repair during va-
cation w ith the view of providing thoroughly for the comfort of
The names of William A. Lakin, of Talbot county, and C. A.
Saunders, of Montgomery county, Md., were unintentionally
omitted among the graduates for years '82 and '83. They both
earned and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
" An enlightened agriculture is th * basis of all national wealth."
^ — Daniel Webster.
Presented with the compliments vA the President and the Board of
Trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College.
Address all communications to tie President of the Maryland
Agricultural College, College Citation, Prince George's Co., Md.