Report of the Commissioners [And Appendices A to S] Volume 5

Report of the Commissioners [And Appendices A to S] Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...FPRING TERM. First Year.--Algebra. English Composition. Botany, with Drawing. Second Year.--Geometry completed. Entomology and Anatomy. Analytical Chemistry, or Household Chemistry and Economy. Third Year.--Analytical Chemistry, or Household Economy and Chemistry. Mechanics, with Drawing. Agricultural Chemistry, or General History. Fourth Year.--Geology. Political Economy. Agricultural Chemistry. Students are allowed to enter at 14, on passing an examination on the three E's, Grammar, Geography and History. The Library has in it some 3,000 volumes, the Museum is fast filling up with collections of grains, grasses, plants, woods, insects, models, and instruments, and the Chemical Laboratory is divided into six rooms fitted with tables and apparatus for 40 students at simultaneous work. There are two farms of 155 and 100 acres respectively. There are herds of Shorthorn and Jersey cattle, of Berks and Essex pigs. The mechanical side is largely developed, as there are a carpenter's shop, a shop for iron work, a printing office, a telegraph office, sewing rooms, and "kitchen laboratories." (I give the word as I get it, supposing that it means " kitchens.") All the students are forced to labour one hour per day, but voluntary labour at eight cents an hour is encouraged in the shops or in the fields. Tuition is free. The college takes nothing to do with board, and as it is only one mile from Manhattan the students are able to walk out and in to the town. The average expense is placed at from $60 to $150 per annum. The annual interest of the endowment is about $20,500, and that with fees and occasional grants from the State Legislature towards capital account is found to be sufficient. The college is under the control of a Board more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529731
  • 9781236529732