Report of the Secretary of the Interior

Report of the Secretary of the Interior

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: Harvard in the astronomical observatory department, the museum of comparative anatomy and zoology, and the Bussey Institution, besides a number of summer scientific courses. Amherst, Smith, and Wellesley Colleges also offer courses in science, and Tufts College one in engineering, each extending over 15 years. For statistics, see Table X of the appendix following, and a summary of the same in the report of the Commissioner preceding. In the State Agricultural College, Amherst, the course occupies 4 years and leads to the degree of i-. s. Regular students of the college may also, on application, become members of Boston University, and, npon graduation, receive its diploma, in addition to that of the college, thereby becomiug entitled to all the privileges of alumni of the university. The scientific course is as thorough and practical as possible, and every science is taught with constant reference to its application to agricultnre and the wants of the fanner. The instruction in agriculture and horticulture includes every branch of farming and gardening practised in the State. In 1878 the number of students attending was large, and their conduct was excellent. The advancement of the college has hitherto been much retarded by the tuition fee it has been found necessary to impose. This, addeil to other expenses, was more than the farmers were able or willing to pay, especially during a period of financial depression. As the number of students consequently was diminished, opponents declared the institution a failure and that there was no demand for agricultural education.. To test this tho trustees decided in January, 1878. to establish a free scholarship in each congressional district, and also to allow each alumnus of the college more

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