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Agricultural College, 

P O R 

Session Ending June 27th, 1876. 

Printed by John Murphy & Co. 

PoBLisHEKS, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers. 
182 Baltimore Street. 



Representing t?ie State ^x Officio : 


Ooverrior of Maryland^ 
- ' President. 



President of the Senate. ^ 

Hon. lewis C. SMITH, 

Speaker of the House of Delegates. 

Prof. M. A. NEWELL, 

Principal of State Normal School. 

Representing t/te StocA^/iolcters / 


Major J. F. LEE, Judge W. H. TIJCK, 

E. whitman, Esq., CHAS. P. CAL7ERT, Esq., 





Hon. E. J. Henkle .U. S. House of Representatives. 

Mr. J. H. McHenry Plkesville, Md. 

Mr. James L. McLean -....Baltimore, Md. 

Hon. Hknrt Snyder Baltimore, Md. 

Hon. James A. Bond Prince Frederick, Md. , 

Hon. Daniel Field Dentoyi, Md. C<c^<>-^ol 

Hon. J. K. LoNGWELL Westminster, Md. *' 

Hon. C. Mackall, M. D Elkton, Md. V ^Cl 

Major Wm. B. Mathews Port Tobacco, Mrf. L> V. A ^ i ^ <, 

Hon. Francis P. Phelps Cambridge, Md. ^^^-vu-cvfe^ 

Hon. E. H. Stei-ner Frederick, Md. 

Hon. John Daily Oakland, Md. I'lv/ej! 

Henry D. Earnandis, Esq Bel Air, Md. ^ >^ 

Hon. A. P. Gorman Laurel, Md. ^^^--«-^ ^^ A 

Col. Edward "Wilkins Chesteriown, Md. Y^""*^'^ 

Hon. Nicholas Brewer, M. D Rockville, Md. ••^■ 

Hon. De WlTTON Snowden, M. D Laurel, Md. \^ 6v 

Hon. B. F. Ford CenierviUe, Md. £|^t^^v h^'Y^ 

Hon. George K. Dennis U. S. Senate. . -. t ---.v--. -^vV^ , 

Hon. J. F. Dent Leonardtown, Md. ^J" )^'^^'"''j^ 

Hon. Edward Lloyd Easton, Md. '»yf; '-V'«A 

Hon. Z. T. Claggett .Hage-^-stown, Md. ^ ^ 

Hon. Hl'MPIIREY Humphreys Salisbury, Md. V;'\^' ^ 

Hon. William J. Aydelottk Snoio Hill, Md. i^{rvCt/i.*-«^ 

Hon. T. G. McCrLLOUGH Ciimberland, Md. 



WILLIAM H. PARKER, President, 

Professor of Maihematics. 


Professor of English Language and Literature. 


Professor of Agriculture, and Registrar. 


Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematies, and Commandant of Cadets. 


Professor of Ch&mistry and Natural Science. 


Assistant Professor of Mathematics, and Instructor of Military Tactics. 


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Prof. E. E. NELSON, Commandant Cadets, 

THOMAS, T Cadet Captain. 







1st Lieut. 
2nd Lieut. 
3rd Lieut. 

1st SergH. 
2nd SergH. 
3rd SergH. 

1st Corp' I. 
2nd CorpH. 


BLAIR, W. J Cadet Adjutant. 

TAYLOR JOHN " quarter Master Serg't. 

^ahlogne off ^tiitlents, 


Name. Tarent ok Guardian. Address. 

Baker, Wm Mrs. M. A. Baker "Washington, D, C. 

Bellinger, O. H C B. Bellinger Portland, Oregon. 

BiCKNELL, J. D C. B.Bicknell Philadelphia, Penn. 

Bishop, L. C Mrs. Ann Bishop Springfield, Ohio. 

ix^LAiR, W. J.. Alexander Blair Orangeville, Md. 

Blake, R. B Mrs. A. E. Blake Shufordsville, N. C. 

Cason, T. J Hon. F. J. Cason "Washington, D. 0. 

Cason, Walter Hon. F. J. Cason "Washington, D. C. 

Catlett, J. M., Jr Jas. M. Cailett Catlett Station, "Va. 

Claude, Herbert Dennis Claude Annapolis, Md. 

Clarke, Herman T. C. Clarke Philadelphia, Penn. 

*^ Chance, T. F Tdghman Chance Easton, Md. 

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

Cook, E. S L. M. E. Cook Washington, D. C. 

Cook, Jay A. D. Cook Washington, D, C. 

Conness, D. B Jno. Conness Matapan, Mass. 

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

Crayen, MACDONOUGH.T7ios. T. Craven Geneva, N. Y. 

DeLaney, JoHN'PoPE..Z>r. Geo. N. Dox Geneva, N. Y. 

Dean, Charles J. B. Dean Baltimore, Md. 

Doty, G. H Mrs. J. E. Henderson...V\a\n^Q\dL, N. J. 

DowNMAN, J. B R. W. Downman Washington, D. C. 

DuvALL, Marius Dr. M. Duvall Baltimore, Md. 

Dyer, S. A Mrs. B. Dyer Washington, D. C. 

Edelin, p. G Mrs. Ellen Edelin St. Mary's, Md. 

/ Emack, E. G E. G.Emack Beltsville, Md. 

Emmet, LeRoy Wm....W. J. Emmet Pelham, N. Y. 

Emory E. H Blanch Emory^ Esq Centreville, Md, 



Estill, A. E Gapt. W. J. Estill Petersburg, 111. 

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

FiNLEY, B. L T. H.Finley Washington, D. C, 

Garlaxd, J. S J. S. Garland Washington, D. C. 

Gilliam Doknell Maj. H. A. Gilliam Edenton, N. C. 

Guest, James Alden... Co?nmo£^oreJ/zo. GMes^...Beltsville, Md. 
Guest John Commodore Jno. GMes^...Beltsville, Md. 

Habersham, Harry S..^. W. Habersham St. Dennis P. O., Md. 

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

Hewes, M. L Jas. E. Hewes Hooversville, Md. 

Holmes, I. D John L. Holmes Wilmington, N. C. 

HoLSTON, Egbert Mrs. J. L. Holston Hyattsville, Md. 

HoLSTON, A Mrs. J. L. Holston Hyattsville, Md. 

/Horn, M."'L Benj.'Horn Baltimore, Md. 

HoRif , J. P Benj. Horn Baltimore, Md. 

Jackson, J. M J. M. Jackson Sligo, Md. 

Jones, Pembroke Mj^s. P. K. J)icA;msow. ..Wilmington, N. C. 

Jones, J. Paul Reuben Jones Catonsville, Md. 

Jones, William William Jones, Esq Poolsville, Md. 

Johnson, James W A. M. Johnson^ Esq Chattanooga, Tenn, 

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

Marchand, J. T Mrs. M. Z). ikfaT-cAawc?... Annapolis, Md. 

Mercer, Jno. F F. S. Mercer Washington, T>. C. 

Morsell, B. F B. F. Morsell Washington, D, C. 

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

Outram, T. S Jno. Ouiram Easton, Md. 

Parker, F. A. Commoc?'eF.^.ParAer...Annapolis, Md. 

Patterson, S. A. "W... Commodore Pa^^ersow.... Washington, D. C. 

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

Eice, F. M Frederick Rice Baltimore, Md. 

Robinson, H Mrs. Robinson San Francisco, Cal. 

EoBiNSON, W Mrs. R. B. Robinson Washington, D. C. 


Name. Parent or Guardian. Address. 

Simpson, Edward Cojpt. E. C. Simpson Newport, R. I. 

\y^OTHORON, J. F J. H. Soihoron Charlotte Hall, Md. 

Taylor, John John S. Taidor Richmond, Kv. 

Thomas, T. H ...Mrs. Eleanor ^Aomas...Chaptico, St. Mary's, Md. 

y^HOMAs, W. H Mrs. Eleanor 77iomas...Chaptico, St. Mary's, Md. 

^^HOMAS George Mrs. Eleanor TAomas. ..Chaptico, St. Mary's, Md. 

Thompson, P. W M. Thompson, Esq "Washington, D. C. 

Truxtun, Wm Capt. W. F. Tr uxtun....'^ or fo\k, Va. 

Vaxce, Z. B., Jr Hon. Z. B. Vance Charlotte, N. C. 

White, James Archibald White Brightwood, D. C. 

"Whitelock, Wm R. G. Whitelock Baltimore, Md. 

"Williams, Edward, ...^ow. Wm. IftZ^iaws... .."Washington, D. C. 

"Williams, Eugene Hon. Wm. Williams Washington, D. C. 

"Wilson, H Rev. Franklin TFiZson... Baltimore, Md. 

"Winchester, J, P J. M. Winchester Baltimore, Md. 

u^^orthington, J. Ij... .Prof . N. B.Worthingion.Agr. College, Md. 



Maryland, . . , 32 

District of Columbia, 17 

North Carolina, 5 

New York, 4 

Pennsylvania, ... ii 

Virginia, 2 

New Jersey, 2 

Illinois, . . . . 'T-" 2 

California, 1 

Idaho, 1 

Kentucky, , . . 1 

Louisiana, . .1 

Massachusetts, 1 

Ohio 1 

Oregon, 1 

Rhode Island, ......... 1 

Tennessee, ■. . . .1 

Total, 76 



Graduates of 7875. 

F. B. HYDE, B. S. 

Graduates of 7876. 

W. J. BLAIR, B. S. 


T. H. THOMAS, B. S. 

^effrees Co7if erred in Course. 




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Is situated in Prince George County, nine miles from Wash- 
ington, twenty-eight from Baltimore, and three-fourths of a 
mile from College Station, on the Washington Branch, Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad. The Colleo:e buildins:, which is 
spacious and substantial, is in thorough repair, has fine 
chambers, is well ventilated and warmed, lighted throughout 
with gas, and combines every requisite of a comfortable and 
pleasant home. The location, which experience has proved 
eminently healthful, is on the edge of a handsome forest 
growth, and commands a fine view of the picturesque country 
around it. 

Seventeen trains (seven from Washington, 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 Rail- 
road, whence conveyance will be furnished to the College. 


;(f<i«tise 0Ji |[nstradion» 

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 Natural History. 

7. Ancient and Modern Lauojuages. 

The Course of Study embraces the following subjects : 

kfixtimtnt of mbil mngintmng nntf Msircrnomji. 


Astronomy. — Descriptive and Practical. 

Physical Geography. — Maury and Guizot, with Maps. 

Civil Exgineerixg. — Drawing, Materials, Bridges, Eail- 
roads, Tunnels, Canals, &c., &c., Running Lines and 
Curves for Common Roads and Railroads, Levelling, 
&c., &c. Explanation of Geodetical Surveys; practical 
work in Surveying and Plotting, &c., &c. 



Lockyer's Astronomy ; Herschel's Outlines; Chauvenet's Practical As- 
tronomy ; Loomis' Surveying ; Gillespie's Surveying ; Mahan's Civil 
Engineering; Kankine's Civil Engineering. 


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. 



English. — Abbott «& Seeley's English Lessons; Hadley's Brief History 
of the English Language; Taine's English Literature; Hart's Composi- 
tion and Khetoric. 

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. 

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

Book-Keeping. — Hanaford & Payson. 

V Algebra. — Keduction and solution of Equations of the first 
and second degrees ; Proportions and Progressions ; na- 
ture 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 Con- 
struction and Use of Trigonometrical Tables. 

Application of Algebea and TEiGONOMETRy. — Men- 
suration of Planes and Solids. 

Descriptive Geometry. — The graphic illustration and so- 
lution of problems in Solid Geometry ; Projections of the 

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. 


Loomis' Algebra ; Kay's Higher Algebra ; Todhunter's Algebra ; 
Schuyler's Geometry ; Loomis' Geometry ; Chauvenet's Geometry ; 
Loomis' Trigonometry and Mensuration ; Chauvenet's Trigonometry ; 
Church's Descriptive Geometry ; Loomis' Analytical Geometry ; Tod- 
hunter's Conic Sections. 

The Differential and Integral Calculus. — The prin- 
ciples of the Differential Calculus, including Taylor's 
Theorem, applications to Problems of Maxima and 
Minima, and the tracing of Curves; the methods of 
Integration, and the application of the Integral Calcu- 
lus 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. 

Optics. — Lenses, Vision and Optical Instruments ; Spectrum 
Analysis ; Color, &c., &c. 

Electricity and Magnetism. — Magnetism ; Voltaic Elec- 
tricity, &c., &c. 

Heat. — Theories of Heat ; Sources of Heat ; Instruments 
used for the Measurement of Heat; Thermo-dynamics. 


Loomis' Differential and Integral Calculus; Courteny's Calculus; Buck- 
ingham's Calculus; Wells' Natural Philosophy; Ganot's Natural Philoso- 
phy ; Cambridge (England) Course of Elementary Natural Philosophy ; 
Todhunter's Mechanics for Beginners ; Eankin's Applied Mathematics ; 
Smith's Hydrostatics ; Bartlett's Acoustics and Optics ; Jenkins' Elec- 
tricity and Magnetism; Maxwell's Theory of Heat; Peck's Mechanics. 


Agriculture. — General Agriculture; Civil Engineering, 
applied to Farm Eoads, Bridges, Embankments, Drain- 
age, etc. ; application of Chemistry to Agriculture ; use 
of Implements ; Breeding and Care of Stock ; Dairy ; 
Gardening; Fertilizers; Botany; Horticulture; Geol- 
ogy ; Arboriculture ; Exercises on the Farm, &c., <&c. 

Lectures on Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, and on the 
relations of Agriculture to Commerce, Manufactures, 
Labor, &c. 


Architecture. — Drawing ; Materials, Masonry, Carpentry, 

Foundations, Orders, etc. 


The Progressive Farmer, by J. A. Nash ; Connection between Science 
and the Art of Practical Farming, by J. P. Norton ; Chemical and Pield 
Lectures, by James^ E. Leschemaker; Farmers' Guide, by H. Stephens 
and Prof. Norton ; Farm and Fireside, by John L, Blake ; Allen's 
American Farm Book ; How Crops Grow ; The Plough, 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 
Right Line Drawing, by Walter Smith. 

Chemistry. — Organic and Inorganic Chemistry; Qualita- 
tive and Quantitative Analysis ; Detection and Separa- 
tion of the Elements; Manufacture and Application of 
Manures; Manufacture and Application of Chemicals; 
Blow Pipe ; Organic, Volumetric, Microscopic and Spec- 
troscopic Analysis ; Chemistry applied to the Arts and 
Manufactures; Agricultural Chemistry; Toxicology. 

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

'/' JSXT- B OO KS . 

Chemistry. — Fownes', Tresnius', Steele's. 
Agricultural Chemistry, — Johnston's. 
Zoology — Nicholson's Text-Book. 
Mineralogy. — Dana's. 
Physiology. — Flint's. 
Metallurgy. — Percy's. 
Telegraphy. — Culley's. 
Spectrum Analysis. — Koscoe 's. 
Microscopic Analysis. — Carpenter's, 
Volumetric Analysis. — Sutton's. * 

Blow Pipe Analysis.— Elderhorst's, 
Toxicology. — Taylor's, 


^epitrtm^ttt of Mnmnt auir mobttn ^angwitjcs. 

Latin. — Grammar, Reader, Csesar, OvIcI, Virgil, Cicero, 

Horace, Sal lust, Livy, Tacitus. 
Fbench. — Grammar, Reader, Classics, Colloquial Exercises. 
German. — Grammar, Reader, Classics, Colloquial Exercises. 

' TEXT- no OjKS, 

Fasquelle's Grammar ; De Fivas' Grammar; Collotts' Dramatic French 
Reader; Erkmann-Chatrain's Le Conscrit ; Ollendorf's German Course; 
CsBsar ; Ovid; Cicero, &c., &c. ^ , , . ■ .' ' 

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


School of Astronomy, &c. — Physical Geography. 

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

Ehetoric; Outlines of History; Elocution; Book-keeping; History 
of England. 

School of Mathematics.-^ Algebra ; Geometry ; Plane Trigonometry ; 


School of Physics, &c. — Elementary Natural Philosophy. 

School of Agriculture. — Botany ; Exercises on the Farm. 

School of Chemistry. — Organic and Inorganic Chemistry ; Zoolog3\ 

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


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 Geome- 
try ; Analytical Geometry. 


School of Physics, &c. — Todhunter's Mechanics for Beginners ; Optics : 
Acoustics ; Hydrostatics ; Electricity and Magnetism. 

School of Agriculture, &c. — Geology ; Exercises on the Farm. 

School of Chemistry, &c. — Qualitative Analysis ; Detection and Sepa- 
ration of the Elements • Agricultural Chemistry ; Manufacture and 
Application of Manures ; Mineralogy. 

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


School of Astronomy, &c. — Practical Astronomy, 

School of English Literature, &c. — Mental Philosophy ; History of 
the English Language ; History of English Literature ; History of 
Civilization in Europe ; Essays and Declamation. 

School of Mathematics. — Shades, Shadows and Perspective. 

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

School of Agriculture, «S:c. — General Agriculture ; Horticulture ; 
Arboriculture ; Landscape Gardening ; Lectures on Veterinary 
Anatomy ; Physiology and Surgery ; Exercises on the Farm. 

School of Chemistry, &c. — Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis ; 
Organic Analysis ; Blow Pipe Analysis ; Manufacture and Applica- 
tion of Chemicals ; Physiology ; Metallury ; Toxicology. 

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


School of Astronomy, &c. — Civil Engineering. 

School of English Literature, &c. — History of Philosophy ; Moral 
Philosophy ; Logic ; Essays ; Original Declamation. 

School of Physics, &c. — Eankine's Applied Mathematics. 

School of Agriculture, &c. — General Agriculture ; Civil Engineer- 
ing applied to Farm Koads, Bridges, &c., &c. ; Architecture ; Lect- 
ures on the relation of Agriculture to Commerce, Manufactures, 
&c. ; Exercises on the Farm. 

School of Chemistry, «&c. — Chemistry applied to the Arts and Manu- 
factures ; Quantitative Analysis ; Volumetric, Microscopic and Spec- 
troscopic Analysis ; Assays — Telegraphy ; Photography. 

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


A Preparatory Fresh mau Glass will be formed at the 
beginning of each Term, to which Students over 13 years of 
age will be admitted. The branches taught will be: Arith- 
metic, Grammar, Geography, History of the United States, 
Spellinf/y Writing, Latin and French, 

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




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 Engineering, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, 
Chemistry, and Languages. 

III. Any student who shall have passed satisfactory exam- 
inations in the Schools of English, Mathematics, Agriculture, 
and Chemistry, will be declared a Graduate in Aojriculture. 

IV. 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 Bachelor of Science, and maintain for three 
years thereafter the character of a student. 

Students are required to make daily recitations at the black- 
board 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 15th, and ends 
about June 2oth. 

These examinations are both oral and written. 

The scale of marks for recitation and exercises ranges from 
4 to 0. A mark of 4 indicates thoroughness ; 0, a total fail- 
ure; and the intermediate numbers shall, as far as possible, 
represent 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 ];ack 
to the next class. 

' , pnit-ioUss. 

At every annual examination the Faculty will form 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, shall be 
multiplied by such coefficient, and the sum of the products, 
after making the deduction 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 being placed first on 
the list, and the others in their order ; but no class number 
will be assigned to any Student who has been found deficient. 

Monthly Reports will be sent to parents and guardians 
showing the progress and standing of the Student. 

The attention of parents is respectfully called to these 

The Scholastic Year is divided into two terms. There 
will be but one regular vacation, beginning 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 open on the 20th of September, and 
close with the month of Januarv. The second term will 


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

When parents or guardians wish their children or wards to 
visit home, a letter to that effect should be addressed to the 


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

First Term. — Board, Lights, "Washing, use of Furniture and 

Koom Bent, $100 00 

Matriculation Fee, 5 00 

Total, .... $105 00 
Second Term. — Same as the first, less the Matriculation Fee. 

For Non-residents of the State of Maryland and District of Columbia : 

First Term.— Board, Tuition, &c $125 00 

Matriculation Fee, 5 00 

Total, . . . . $130 00 
Secokd Term. — Same as first, less the Matriculation Fee. 

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

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

New students will be examined on entrance and assigned 
to proper classes. 

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


Early applications for admission are requested, and punc- 
tual attendance on the day of opening. 

Pre-pay ment in every case will he required, unless satisfactory 
arrangement is made with the President of the Faculty for 
settlement by note at short date. 

No deduction will be made for absence, except in case of 
protracted illness; nor will money be refunded iu 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 
injure or destroy College property. 

As the Students are required to wear a prescribed uniform 
habitually, it is only necessary to bring a full 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. 

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

Students will be received at any point in the College Course 
for which they are qualified ; but no Student will be per- 
mitted to begin the course who cannot pass a good examina- 
tion in Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography, 
and History of the United States. All not so qualified will 


be entered in the preparatory Freshman Class ; provided they 
are thirteen years of age. 

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

The discipline of the College is conducted in accordance 
with the system of rules laid down in this Catalogue, and 
such others as the Faculty may from time to time prescribe, 
subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees ; and it is 
expected that all Students Avill conform to these rules, and to 
the proper authority of the officers in enforcing them, so long 
as they remain connected with the Institution. For persistent 
infraction of the rules, 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 guardian that 
they be withdrawn. 

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

No student will be permitted to go on with his class, who 
fails to pass a satisfactory examination at the end of each 
term. When, however, the deficiency is slight, and arises 
from a cause not affecting his moral character, he will be 
allowed to proceed, upon condition of making up his defi- 
ciency and passing the requisite examination within a specified 

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





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For the purpose of military instruction, as required by law, 
the students are organized into companies (the number of 
companies depending on the 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 students will be required to appear in 
uniform at all times. 

The Professors will in succession perform the duties of 
Officer-in- Charge. 

The Officer-in-Charge will enforce all regulations, and use 
every effort to preserve good order and detect offences. 

He will 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-Charge will inspect all parts of the College 
after " taps," guarding specially against fire. 

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

(Oiixictv 0f Uxt §ixxj. 

At evening roll-call an Officer of the Company or Bat- 
talion will be detailed for duty as Officer of the Day, begin- 
ning on the day following at morning roll-call, and continuino- 
twenty-four hours. 


The Officer of the Day will wear a sword, sash and white 
gloves during his tour of duty, except while at meals. 

He will receive and treat with courtesy all persons who 
may visit the College. 

He will at all times enforce the regulations, and assist the 
officer in charge in the performance of his duties. 

He will not attend drills or recitations during 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 will 
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 may prescribe. 

He will enter the names of all Cadets going on furlough, 
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 see and report all lights extinguished at 10 P. M. 
except those of the Professors. 

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

The Cadets occupying each room will alternate weekly as 

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

He 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. 


He will be responsible for the preservation of all College 
property used in the room, and will see that the regulations 
' about lights are obeyed. 

Upon the call to any formation, Cadets will assemble and 
fall in at the place designated, quietly and promptly. 

All formations will be of a strictly military character. 

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 

The section leader shall be responsible for, 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 the Day. 

He shall march his section into the section room, preserv- 
ing strict military discipline and silence. After the section 
has entered the room, the leader shall command " Seats ! " 
and report absentees to the Professor. When dismissed, he 
shall give the order " Kise ! " and " March out ! " He shall 
then form his section as before, and march to the place desig- 
nated for its dismissal, where he shall break ranks. 


Cadets when reciting shall stand at attention or parade 
rest, modified as circumstances may require. 

No Cadet shall leave the Section Room 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 Eoom, unless specially ' 
ordered by the Professor. Section leaders shall be responsible 
for the enforcement of this rule. 

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

Delinquencies at recitations, or at any other time within 
the knowledge of the Professors or Assistant Professors, shall 
be reported in writing to the President. 

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

All reports of absence from quarters at night must be ex- 
plained by a written statement, whether an excuse is offered 
or not. ' 

Cadets desiring a personal interview with the President 
will call at his Office at 11.50 A. M., or at 4 P. M. 

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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 
President may direct. 


Cadets shall bathe at least once a week. 
Loitering and disorderly conduct in the bath-room or base- 
ment, are forbidden. 

On Week Days. 

Bell rings to rise. 
'' " Prayers and Breakfast. 

Sick Call. 

First Eecitation. 

Second " 

Third " 

Fourth " 

Close of A. M. Eecitaions. 

Military Exercises. 

Preparatory — Dinner. 


First P. M. Eecitation. 

Second " " 

Close of Exercises. 

Preparatory — Supper. 


Call to Study. 

Close of Study Hours. 

Eoll Call. 
Taps — Lights out. 

7.00 A. M. 









12.40 P. M. 











































7.30 A. M. 













On Sunday. 

Bell rings to Rise. 

Prayers and Breakfast. 

Sick Call. 


Preparatory — Dinner. 


Preparatory — Supper. 


Divine Service. 

Eoll Call. 



^hts out. 


Cadets shall rise promptly at 7 A. M., dress without delay, 
and arrange their rooms in such manner as may be prescribed 
by the Commandant of Cadets. 

The daily report of delinquences, involving demerits, shall 
be read at evening roll-call. 

An inspection-parade shall take place 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 Church. 

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

Cadets shall observe the Lord^s Day with proper decorum. 

Lists of Cadets unlitted 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 his name is put 
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. 

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




Cadets will rise and stand at " attention " while their 
rooms are being inspected. 

Cadets will have their clothes and lists ready for the laun- 
dress at 7 A. M. on Monday. 

Furniture, &c., must be arranged as the Commandant of 
Cadets may prescribe. 

The Commandant of Cadets will inspect the Mess-Hall 

The Officer-in-Charge will preside at meals. 

When the Cadets have entered the hall before a meal, the 
Senior Captain shall give the order, " Seats !" 

Thirty minutes will be allowed for breakfast and for sup- 
per, and forty minutes for dinner. At the end of this time, 
the Captain will give the order, *^Rise !" the companies will 
be marched from the hall, and the doors shall be closed. 

No Cadet shall leave the Mess-Hall without permission. 

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


tlilitional l^^gnlations* 

1. Students shall be subject to the laws and government of 
the College, and show in speech and behavior all proper 
tokens of respect and obedience to the Faculty ; and are 
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, scuffling, 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 
established order, he will be immediately dismissed. 

4. Any student who shall be intoxicated, or shall use, or 
bring within the College grounds, or have in his room, any 
spirituous, vinous, fermented, or other intoxicating drinks, 
shall, for the first oifence, receive such punishment as may be 
inflicted by the Faculty ; but for a second offence 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 purpose, without the express permission of the President. 


9. No fire-arms or fire- works of any description, or gun- 
powder in any form, shall be introduced by any student 
within the walls of the College ; nor shall the same be used 
by any person within the iuclosure of the College farm, 
without the sanction of the President. 

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

11. Students are not to congregate, for social or other pur- 
poses, in the hall, nor sit on the stairs or front steps, nor 
lounge or stand on i\\Q porch or grounds m front of the College. 
They are also forbidden to smohe in the halls or on the front 
porch, or to play or smoke on the grounds in front of the build- 
ings. They are also required to leave the Hall 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 Sunday, are from 
8i A. M. to 12 M., from 2 to 4 P. M., and from 7 to 10 
P. M. During these hours students must be quiet and stay 
within the building. Yisiting from room to room during 
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 recilation 
and their own rooms, students must walk in an orderly man- 
ner. Loud talking, whistling, or noise of any kind in the 
rooms or halls, or running up or down stairs, is strictly for- 

13. On Saturday, and especially on Sunday, the same quiet 
order shall be maintained in the rooms and halls as on other 
days. But this rule shall not be construed to forbid students 


visiting each others' rooms, provided that not more than two 
visitors shall be in any room at a time. 

14. No student shall resort to the kitchen or visit the 
dining-room, (except during meal hours,) without 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 church, or absence 
from class, without permission previously obtained. 

16. The student's room shall be subject to inspection at 
any and at all hours. Want of neatness, &c., shall be pun- 
ished as the President may determine. 

17. In proceeding to meals, and while at the table, every 
one is expected to conduct himself with gentlemanly pro- 
priety. Noisy 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 are punished with demerits. 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 loithdraw from the Institu- 

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

20. The Faculty and military officers are required to re- 
port all students who violate the Rules 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 commencement of the coming Session, 1876-77, 
the Maryland Agricultueal College will be almost 
free of debt The Trustees having deemed it expedient to 
increase and reorganize the Facultj and reconstruct the 
course of study, so as to adapt the College more fully to 
the present wants and requirements of the State, there will 
be henceforth : 

1 . A Chair of Civil Engineering and Astronomy. 

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

osophy, and History. 

3. A Chair of Mathematics. 

4. A Chair of Physics and Applied Mathematics. 

5. A Chair of Agriculture, Architecture and Drawing. 

6. A Chair of Chemistry and Natural History. 

7. A Chair of Ancient and Modern Languages. 

This institution, 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 pursue studies that have no 
immediate and direct reference to the active business duties 
of the future towards which they are 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 pursue in regular order one 
of the courses of study prescribed by the Board of Trustees. 

All the text-books of the course are furnished at the Col- 
lege at stationers' rates. Beneficiary students have use of 
them free of cost, except in case of loss or damage. 

Farmers in the State desiring an analysis of Soils or Fer- 
tilizers, are requested to send specimens to the Professor of 
Chemistry. The work will be done without charge. 


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June 25 — Baccalaueeate Sermon, 

By Eev. De. GRAMMER, of Maryland. 

June 27 — Commencement Day: 

Address to the Graduating Class, 

By Hon. Z. B. VANCE, of North Carolina, 

June 28 — Session Closes. 

September 20 — Session Commences. ^ 

December 21 — Christmas Holiday of Thirteen Days. 


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