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Gorps of Instructors
POWER inheres in an efficient, talented body of
earnest men and women. Doane has been fortunate
in this respect. It has been said that there is no bet-
ter way of describing an institution of learning tha11
by characterizing the members of its Faculty. Our
space, however, allows us to do little more than nanie
Before the opening of the first term of Doane
College the executive committee engaged Rev. D. B.
Perry as a tutor. At the close of the first year, July
1, 1873, he was elected to the professorship of Latin
and Greek. Mr. Perry graduated from Yale in the
class of 1863, standing second in a class that num-
. bered 122 at graduation: He studied theology at
Union and Princeton Seminaries for two years, and
PRES- D- B. PERRY completed his theological studies in the Yale Divinity
School during the two following years and while a
tutor in Yale. After traveling fourteen months in Europe he again occupied a tutorship
in Yale for nearly two yers. He entered Nebraska as a home missionary in 1872. In 1874,
while connected with the college, he was commissioned by the Missionary Society of Connec-
ticut to labor among the Bohemians and other foreigners of the county. The 15400 a year which
he received for this work was turned into the college treasury. Previous to 1881 he was
senior professor, but in that year he became, in title as well as in fact, President Perry. For a
quarter of a century President Perry has spared no pains to promote the ever-increasing use-
fulness of this institution of learning.
At the beginning of the second year Miss Mary
W. Merrill became the first preceptress. She was the
sister of Rev. O. W. Merrill, " one of the earliest and
best friends of the college? Miss Merrill received
her training at Meriden, New Hampshire. In the
college she assisted in the preparatory department
and taught French and German. She severed her
connection with the college after eight years of earn-
est, successful work, and the students missed the
presence of one who had always been their trusted
At the opening of the second term of the third
year avaluable addition was made to the small Faculty
by nie coming of Prof. A. B. Fairchild, Seri of Presi-
dent Fairchild of Berea. He has since spent two ,
years in Oberlin Theological Seminary, from which
he graduated in 1887. Prof. Fairchild spent two
years in the East as financial agent of the college.
For the past ten years he has done efhcient service
as college treasurer, and as a result of his valuable
services the college has never lost on any of its invest- A. B. FAIRCHILD
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li So let the past go by,
Y 'f' Blending in mellow shades and softer light
1, All good and ill, all vanished joy and pain
That wait and linger like the faint refrain
H If Of dying music on the silent night.
It is no time to sigh .
X X For dream-lands past all reach of voice or cry g
. maj They were, but are not, for they passed away
They left but memory and the glad to-day,-
To-day and promise of the bye-and-bye.
To-day Y O matchless hour
'Whither the slow upmoving ages bear
The heritage of wisdom and the worth
' And hope and glory of the elder earth,
To dower thee, so true and passing fair :
Thine is the holy power
To set the world a blossom in the sun,
Fragrant and beautiful, till love shall twine,
Like the sweet tendrils of a clinging vine,
Round all thy happy children, one by one.
And thou, O sunny land,
To-morrow I who art yet to live and be !
Like unfamiliar voices calling far
Across the radiance of the morning star,
Into new day we go, and answer thee g
Lo ! smiling dost thou stand
In the dim dawn, as simple maidenhood
Vested in truth and nobly pure and wise 5
And in thy vision all our thoughts arise
And follow where thou leadest unto good.
And, mother dear, to thee,
Sun-crowned and queenly on thy gracious throne,
Whither our pilgrim hearts in loving song
Go up rejoicing, as a merry throng
Of children bearing summer flowers to one
They honor most,-to thee
XVhat meed is due, what gift of summer cheer,
What fragrant chaplet, garlanding in bloom
And grateful praise, the dear, familiar home,
Is fit the message of our love to bear?
Strong in the lapsing years,
Strong in the swift allegiance and the faith
Of all thy sons and daughters, thou shalt see
The upward march of ages yet to be,
And faithful serve in life and unto death g
And passing hopes and fears
Shall bear thee ever onward, till thou stand,
Lifting expectant eyes to the dear face
Of Him who fixes and appoints thy place,
Glorious, and serving still, at His right hand.
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ments. He is now working on tl1e Quarter-centeib
nial Endowment Fund.
Miss Amelia Tyler came in 1876, increasing the
Faculty to four members. Miss Tyler was remarkable
for the breadth of her information. Following Miss
Tyler came Rev. Asa Farwell, who taught Latin and
English. His family took charge of the college
boarding-hall. Rev. Mr. Farwell and Prof. Kendall
are two members of the past Faculty who have died
within the last three years.
Prof. Chas. E. Stearns was a step-son of the late
Mr. Boswell, of Hartford, Conn. Mr. Boswell has
been one of the most generous friends of the college,
and our observatory bears his honored name. Prof.
Stearns had been a missionary in Turkey previous to
Coming to Doane. He gave instruction in Latin and
natural sciences the first year, the next year he was
elected Boswell Professor of Greek.
September 7, 1880, marked the opening of the
ninth year of Doa11e College. The catalogue of that
year shows eight professors and instructors. The
names of Rev. Goodwin D. Swezey, professor of nat-
ural sciencesg Miss Lydia V. Cone, teacher in ancient and modern languages, Mr. I. N.
Davidson, assistant in Latin and English, and Mrs. Adelaide Dearborn, teacher in elocution,
appear as members of the Faculty. Prof. Swezey is an alumnus of Beloitg after graduation
he spent seven years at his Alma Mater in teaching and doing post-graduate work. He was
always' active in student enterprises. For many years he was president of the Doane College
Oratorical Association and director of the College Glee Club. After fourteen years of hard,
efhcient service, Prof. Swezey accepted the position of
director of the Nebraska NVeather Service at our State
Mr. Davidson was the first instructor at Doane
who was a " home product." A member of the class
of 1880, he taught Latin and English. In company
with Prof. Kendall he spent a year abroad, returning
to his work at Doane in the fall of 1885. He was an
instructor for seven years. In the collection of
poems in this souvenir will be found poems writ-
ten by him when he was at student at Doane in the
Miss Cone, who is now Mrs. XV. VV. Curtis, and
is doing the work of a missionary's wife at Sendai,
Japan, came frc m Oberlin. She had made a specialty
of Greek, and was a successful teacher. The first
year she was an instructor in ancient and modern
languages, and then became Miss Merril1's successor
as preceptress, also instructing in German and Greek.
Owing to poor health she was absent on leave twice,
and during her absence the office of preceptress was
in turn filled by Miss Porter, instructor in music, and H. F. DOANE
J. s. BROXVN
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