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recommends that the requirements in German for admission be raised, and that ultimately elementary instruction in German at Harvard be discontinued. The report also calls attention to the plan of establishing special courses in "scientific German" in connection with the respective scientific departments. The committee urges that in recitation courses the classes be divided into small sections, and the number of instructors be increased.
next report, however, the Committee in many necessary, the committee may not improbably pursue another course. With a view to presenting the evil in a different light and keeping attention fixed upon it from varied points of view, it may then be thought best to publish the papers of all the candidates presenting themselves for admission to College from some one or two particular schools or academies, the Boston Latin School, for instance, and Mr. Noble's; or Messrs. Brown & Nichols', and the Roxbury Latin, thus at once bringing into contrast the methods pursued and results achieved in those schools, and showing the degree, if any, of improvement brought about in collegiate preparatory institutions of the higher class.
Fine Arts.-R. S. Peabody, '66, J. A. Garland, E. M. Wheelwright, '76, F. P. Vinton, S. D. Warren, '75, and Edward Robinson, '79, recommend that the staff of instructors be increased, that lectures by active artists and architects and a course in sketching be provided, and that a studio building be erected adjoining the new museum. The report speaks of the success of the new architectural department, and urges that architecture continue to be taught at Harvard as a fine art rather than as a science. The committee regrets the defects of the
Having this possible action in view, and in order that their purpose may be generally understood, the Committee would recommend that a sufficient number of copies of this report be printed for the use not only of the governing boards of the College, but also for that of the instructors in the leading preparatory schools. All of which is respectfully sub- new Fogg Art Museum, and says that mitted.
"as it stands, the building affords but moderate room for the exhibition of statues and casts, the lights are confusing, and some of the well-lighted places are occupied by doors. If a fine work of art, a picture, or a statue were presented to the College, there are very few places where it could be creditably placed."
Physical Laboratory and the Department of Physics. - Francis Blake, A. L. Rotch, h '91, E. D. Leavitt, m, '70, and W. H. Forbes, '61, report on the original work being done in the Jefferson Laboratory by the instructors, and recommend that the staff be increased.
Meeting of September 24, 1895. Voted that the thanks of the President and Fellows be sent to Mr. George W. Wales for his annual gift of $200 for the College Library.
Voted that the thanks of the President and Fellows be sent to the Society for Promoting Theological Education for its welcome gift of $1,300 for the use of the Divinity School, — not less than $500 thereof to be applied to the purchase of books approved by the Faculty of the School, for its library, and the residue for the administration, including the cataloguing.
The Treasurer reported the receipt of $550 from Mr. Arthur T. Lyman toward the cost of the new hymn book for Appleton Chapel, and the same was gratefully accepted.
Voted that the thanks of the President and Fellows be sent to Mr. George A. Nickerson for his generous gift of $1,000 for the use of the Botanical Department.
The Treasurer reported that he had received from Messrs. Storey and Putnam, trustees, the additional sum of $325, to be used in payment of certain salaries in the Medical School, and the same was gratefully accepted.
The Treasurer reported that he had received from the Treasurer of the Class Subscription Fund the sum of $5,117.54, to be added to the Fund.
Voted that the thanks of the President and Fellows be sent to the "America" Testimonial Committee for their gift to the College of a portrait by Peixotto of Samuel Francis Smith, the author of the national hymn "America."
The Treasurer reported the receipt from Professor William G. Farlow of his annual gift of $450 toward the sal
ary of an Assistant in the Cryptogamic Herbarium, for 1894-95, and the same was gratefully accepted.
The Treasurer reported that he had received from Professor Charles Sprague Sargent additional vouchers to the amount of $1,938 for recent purchases of books for the library of the Arnold Arboretum, and that said sum had been credited on the subscription of $10,000 made by him May 28, 1892, for the purchase of books.
The Treasurer reported that he had received through Mr. M. M. Skinner the sum of $24.50 for the Semitic Department library, and the same was gratefully accepted.
The Treasurer reported that he had received from Professor Charles R. Lanman the sum of $21 toward the cost of Sanskrit publications, and the sum of $27.07 for the Sanskrit class-room library, and these gifts were gratefully accepted. The Treasurer reported the receipt of $60.87 through Professor Charles R. Lanman, as an unused balance of Sanskrit classroom subscriptions, and the same was gratefully accepted.
The Treasurer reported that he had received the sum of $1,875.94 from Mr. A. C. Coolidge for the purchase of certain Slavic books, and the same was gratefully accepted.
Voted that the thanks of the President and Fellows be sent to Mrs. Henry Draper, of New York, for her additional gifts amounting to $2,499.99 received since May 25, 1895, toward the expenses at the Observatory of Harvard University, on account of the Draper Memorial.
The Treasurer reported the receipt of $127.75 from the sale of books belonging to the estate of Mrs. Sophia Gage Burr, to be added to the Burr Scholarship Fund.
The Treasurer submitted a copy of the ninth clause of the will of Arthur Rotch, as follows: "Ninth. To the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the use of the Lawrence Scientific School, I give the sum of $25,000 to be expended in forming and maintaining a department of Ar chitecture," and reported that he had received from A. Lawrence Rotch and William Caleb Loring as executors the said sum of $25,000. It was thereupon Voted that the bequest be gratefully accepted on the terms named in the will.
The Treasurer submitted a copy of an item in the will of Leverett Saltonstall, as follows: "Item. I give and bequeath to the President and Fellows of Harvard College the sum of $5,000, the same to be by them securely invested and the income thereof annually to be paid by them to one or more meritorious students, graduate or undergraduate of the University, who may require such assistance and who may give decided promise of future usefulness; my descendants and those related to me by consanguinity, when they may be candidates, to be preferred. And I desire that if in the opinion of the President and Fellows it should be desirable to aid a graduate student by an extended course of study at any foreign university, they may pay the income of this fund to such student for the term of one year. In memory of my late honored father and of his devoted attachment to the University, I desire this to be named the Leverett Saltonstall Scholarship," and reported that he had received from Rose L. Saltonstall, Richard M. Saltonstall, and Philip L. Saltonstall, as executors, the said sum of $5,000. It was thereupon Voted that the bequest be gratefully accepted on the VOL. IV. NO. 14.
terms named in the will. Voted to establish the Leverett Saltonstall Scholarship, with an income at present of $200. Voted that this Scholarship be used for the Graduate School until further order of this Board.
The President communicated to the Board the resignation of William Crowninshield Endicott, a Fellow of the Corporation since 1884. The Board desire to record their sense of the high value of Judge Endicott's services to the University, and their regret at losing his support in the discharge of their trust. He brought to the service of the University an honored name, professional distinction, and a high reputation in the community for impartiality, dignity, and firmness. The members of the Board will greatly miss at their meetings, not only these rare personal possessions, but also his sincere friendliness and the charm of his courteous and cordial manners.
The Corporation heard with great regret of the death of Thomas Henderson Chandler, Professor of Mechanical Dentistry, and Dean of the Dental Faculty, on the 27th day of August last. Dr. Chandler's education in arts and in the law, his early service as a schoolteacher, his refined and dignified manners, and his high sense of duty made him an officer of singular value in the Dental School, to the interests of which he was heartily devoted for the long period of twenty-six years.
A letter was received from Professor Dunbar stating that the impaired condition of his health compelled him to resign the office of Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His resignation was accepted with deep regret. Voted to grant to Professor Dunbar leave of absence for the year 1895-96.
Voted to grant the request of Professor Charles Parker Lyman for leave of absence for the academic year 1895-96, in accordance with the rules established by this Board May 31, 1880.
Voted to appoint Frederick Huntington Osgood, B. S., M. R. C. V. S., Acting Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine for the year 1895-96.
Voted to reappoint for one year from Sept. 1, 1895: Lester Heard Howard, D. V. S., Clinical Lecturer; William Orison Underwood, A. B., Lecturer on Warranty and Evidence; Wesley Levi La Baw, D. V. S., Demonstrator of Anatomy and Assistant Surgeon; George Brown Foss, M. D. V., Resident Hospital Surgeon and Lecturer on Diseases of Dogs; Frank Ingersoll Proctor, A. M., M. D., Instructor in Ophthalmology.
Voted to appoint Albert James Sheldon, D. V. S., Instructor in Meat Inspection for one year from Sept. 1, 1895.
Voted to appoint Maurice Whittemore Mather, A. M., Instructor in Latin for one year from Sept. 1, 1895. Voted to appoint the following Assistants for one year from Sept. 1, 1895; George Whitely Coggeshall, S. B., in Chemistry; Frank Charles Schrader, A. M., in the Geological Laboratory.
Voted to appoint Richard Cobb, A. M., Corresponding Secretary; Byron Satterlee Hurlbut, A. M., Recording Secretary, from Sept. 1, 1895.
Meeting of Sept. 30, 1895.
The Treasurer reported that he had received through Assistant Professor de Sumichrast the sum of $20 for the French Department, and the same was gratefully accepted.
Schuyler Van Rensselaer, from which the following is an extract :—
"It is my desire to put at your disposal the sum of $1,000 for the maintenance of a fellowship for the academic year 1896-97, the money to be given to some member of the Class of 1896 who shall have distinguished himself in college as a classical scholar, who will engage to spend the year as a student at the American School of Classical Antiquities at Athens or elsewhere in Europe, and who shall be appointed in June, 1896, by you on the nomination of the Department of Classics. I design this gift as a memorial to my son, a member of the Class of 1896, who died on April 22, 1894, with the purpose of testifying to the deep interest which he took in his studies, and especially in those of the Classical Department, and of reviving recollections of him, at the time of their graduation, in the minds of the classmates with whom he associated so happily. Therefore, should the gift be accepted by you, I desire that the fellowship may be called the George Griswold Van Rensselaer Fellowship, and that the fact of its memorial character may be made plain when it is bestowed, and also in any official publications wherein it may be mentioned." Mrs. Van Rensselaer's offer was gratefully accepted on the conditions named in her letter.
Voted not to open the Fogg Art Museum to the public in the evenings.
The resignation of Ernest Lee Conant as Instructor in Law was received and accepted as of Aug. 31, 1895.
Voted to proceed to the election of a Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to serve from Sept. 1, 1895; whereupon ballots being given in, it A letter was received from Mrs. appeared that James Mills Peirce,
A. M., was elected. Voted to communicate this election to the Board of Overseers, that they may consent thereto if they see fit.
Voted to proceed to the election of a Professor of Mechanical Dentistry, to serve from Sept. 1, 1895; whereupon ballots being given in, it appeared that Eugene Haynes Smith, D. M. D., was elected. Voted to communicate this election to the Board of Overseers, that they may consent thereto if they see fit.
The President nominated the following persons to be members of Administrative Boards for 1895-96, and it was voted to appoint them :
FOR HARVARD COLLEGE.
Le Baron R. Briggs, A. M., Dean, Morris H. Morgan, Ph. D., George A. Bartlett, A. M., Albert A. Howard, Ph. D., Frederick C. de Sumichrast, Edward Cummings, A. M., John Williams White, Ph. D., Joseph Torrey, Jr., A. M., Josiah Royce, Ph. D., William F. Osgood, Ph. D., Philippe B. Marcou, Ph. D., George P. Baker, A. B., Charles Gross, Ph. D., Byron S. Hurlbut, A. M., Hugo K. Schilling, Ph. D., Charles B. Davenport, Ph. D.
FOR THE LAWRENCE SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL.
Nathaniel S. Shaler, S. D., Dean, Edwin H. Hall, Ph. D., Paul H. Hanus, S. B., Ira N. Hollis, John E. Wolff, Ph. D., Herbert L. Warren, Roland Thaxter, Ph. D., James L. Love, A. M., George W. Fitz, M. D.
Voted to appoint the following Committee on the Regulation of Athletic Sports for one year from Sept. 1, 1895: Faculty Members, Joseph Henry Beale, Jr., A. M., LL. B., Ira Nelson Hollis, Edward Hickling Bradford, A. M., M. D. Graduate members William Hooper, A. B., Perry Davis
Trafford, A. B., William Allen Brooks, Jr., A. M., M. D.
Voted to reappoint Frank Brewster, A. M., LL. B., Instructor in the Peculiarities of Massachusetts Law and Practice for one year from Sept. 1, 1895.
Voted to appoint the following Instructors for one year from Sept. 1, 1895: Frederick Hollister Safford, A. M., in Mathematics; Edward Vermilye Huntington, A. B., in Mathematics; James Kelsey Whittemore, A. B., in Mathematics; Reginald Aldworth Daly, A. M., in Geology; Thomas Augustus Jaggar, A. B., in Geology ; Robert De Courcy Ward, A. M., in Meteorology; Arthur Newhall Johnson, S. B., in Drawing; Walter Safford Burke, in Mechanical Engineering; William Guild Howard, A. M.,
Voted to reappoint Montague ChamScientific School from Sept. 1, 1894. berlain Secretary of the Lawrence
sistants from Sept. 1, 1894: William Voted to appoint the following AsGarrott Brown, A. M., Alfred Claghorn Potter, A. B., and Frank Carney, in the Library.
Voted to reappoint the following Assistants for one year from Sept. 1, 1895: Benjamin Rand, Ph. D., in Philosophy; Arthur Bliss Seymour, S. M., in the Cryptogamic Herbarium.
Voted to reappoint the following Assistants for one year from Sept. 1, 1895: Herbert Camp Marshall, A. M., in Political Economy; Charles August Soch, in Chemistry; Henry Augustus Torrey, A. B., in Chemistry; William Robinson Lamar, in Chemistry; Leon Stacey Griswold, A. B., in Physical Geography; Charles Joseph Tilden, in Drawing; Stephen Upshur Hopkins, in Surveying; Howard Burton Shaw, in Electric Engineering.