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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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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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Miss Ida L. Miller, who taught inatheinatics for the
school year of 1883-1884. B
Although the Conservatory of Music was estab-
.L lished in 1880, it was not till the fall of 1881 that
X -P , instruction was given to the first class in vocal and
instrumental music by Miss Nellie E. Porter. In the
' spring of 1884 Miss Cora Gates, now Mrs. Cora G.
i" 15, - Davison of Denver, became the popular teacher of
f T - P n music. Under her careful training the musical
L .-1 ability of the students was greatly increased. In
1 ,. ,. X 1 ' 1885 Miss Eine M. Chadsey was chosen as an
A In ulz, assistant.
But, to return to the historical basis of this out-
Ii' 'f" line, in the fall of 1882 the official record of the col-
lege shows John S. Brown and Francis L. Kendall,
as respectively instructors in chemistry and Normal
Department, in German and French. Prof. Kendall
has the honor of being the youngest person Who
was ever a member of Doane's Faculty. Although he
had traveled abroad quite extensively, he graduated
from the classical course of Williams College when
twenty years old. In the same year he came to Doane. He spent the school year of 1884-
1885 abroad, and his sister, Miss Marcia K. Kendall, taught in his place. That Prof. Kendall
was a successful teacher is seen in the fact that in 1887 he was called to a professorship in his
Prof. Brown graduated from Bates in 1872. Before his graduation he was elected to the
principalship of the Lyndon Literary Institute in Vermont, which position he held for nine
years. During several summers he attended the sum-
mer schools of Harvard University. Coming West
because of failing health, Prof. Brown was Superin-
tendent of Schools at Avoca, Iowa, before coming
to Doane. In 1893 he was selected as Principal of .
IMARGARET E. THOMPSON
the Academy. For fifteen years Prof. Brown has -' 1
kept in close touch with the student life of Doa11e as t' 1
a personal friend of every student. ' 1 , fd
Among the instructors of Doane we must note . ,
Miss Adah M. Gardner and Miss Lydia Kirkwood. ' e
Both are now married to Methodist ministers, and 1 1
both were teachers in art and came from Hillsdale 1 J
Prof. Howard F. Doane came in 1886,and asin the .lm '
casesof Prof. Brown, Prof. Kendall, and others, taught '1 , ' 1. ,:lj i, 1
during the first year as an instructor. At the end of V 'Wifi' ' wk " i i
the school year of 1886-1887 he was elected to the '
Boswell Professorship of Greek. Prof. Doane names
Harvard as his Alma Mater, from which he gradu-
ated in 1878. He taught in New York City and
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., for four years. Fourteen
months of 1895- 1896 were spent by him in H, 1-1. 1-roslroizn
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