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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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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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study and travel in Greece and other parts of
Miss Martha I. Maltby of Ohio and Miss Eflie
F. Kinne of Massachusetts, now Mrs. Goodell, were
r in turn links in the chain of preceptresses. Following
9 . ' i':' A 4 - . Q these, came our present Principal of the Ladies,
fl I Department and instructor in mathematics, Miss
s Margaret E. Thompson. The student of Doane in the
q A'-.,'- f 'Y,., QA. early years of the eighties might not have guessed
. nj ' that Margaret Thompson would in a few short years
' ' " A become the dignified preceptress of Doane. She is
,U zz, in one of the three graduates of the college who have
A::.,. - V, ,F afterward been numbered among the Faculty. Prof.
F Show and Rev. Mr. Davidson are the other two.
I lii ff Miss Thompson graduated with the class of 1886, and
became a member of the Faculty the following fall.
The summer and fall of 1892 were spent by her in visit-
ing schools and colleges in the East.
Miss Carrie E. Decker QMrs. Alford McCullock of
Bostonj became instructor in music in 1886. Mrs.
H. F. Doane was an assistant in her department the
following year. Following her, Mr. NV. F. Gates and
Miss Mary E. Latimer were each in turn in charge of the Conservatory for a year.
Prof. H. H. I-Iosford graduated from Western Reserve College in 1880 and then taught
three years in the preparatory department of that school. In 1885 he came to Nebraska. After
another year at his Alma Mater he came to Doane in 1887 and taught Latin for tW0 y6a1'S The
next three years he spent in Cleveland, Ohio, studying electrical engineering. In 1892 he
returned to Doane and has since been professor of astronomy and physics and instructor in
In 1887 Prof. A. B. Show, a graduate of Doane in
1882, joined the teaching force. After completing
his work at Doane he studied at Hartford and Andover A
Theological Seminaries. As a student of Doane he
wrote a number of poems, some of which are pre-
served in the collection of this souvenir. After five W
years of successful work Prof. Show accepted a posi-
tion in the University of Leland Stanford Jr. at Palo '
Prof. Wm. E. Iillson graduated with highest
honors from the Providence High School, and at his
entrance examination at Brown he received first prizes
in Latin and Greek. Completing Brown in 1882, he
taught for six years in Providence, R. I. In 1888-89
he studied in Paris and the next year in Berlin. He
came to Doane in 1890, and besides his Work as pro-
fessor of modern languages Prof. Jillson is also col-
Director H. Bert King has been at the head of the
Doane Conservatory of Music since 1890. His family
is one of musicians, and he received a broad musical
w. E. JILLSON
H. BERT KING
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