University of Massachusetts Amherst - Index Yearbook (Amherst, MA)

 - Class of 1883

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Class of ' 74 entered 24. Aggies beat the Amherst ' s at boating. College colors maroon and white. 1871. $50,000 allowed by the Legislature, to pay all debts and current expenses. $150,000 allowed by the Legislature, to be added to the permanent fund of the college. 140 stands of infantry arms, with equipments received. July 21st, Aggies win in the inter-collegiate regatta at Ingleside. Time 16 min., 46 1-2 sec. ; distance 3 miles, straight-away. S. H. Peabody elected professor of mathematics. H. J. Clark elected professor of veterinary science and zoology. Miss Mary Robinson left $2,000 to found scholarships. Class of ' 75 entered 38. Prof. Groessmann submits his first report upon beet experiments. 1872. A. H. Merrill appointed professor of military science and tactics. Prof. Goessmann submits first report on fertilizers. Class of ' 76 enters 37. 1873. Prof. Goessman elected agricultural chemist and state inspector of fertil- izers. Second report on fertilizers submitted. Flag pole erected. Parnsworth prizes for excellence in declamation founded. Hon. Wm. Claflin founded the Grinnell agricultural prizes. Phi Sigma Kappa society founded. Prof. H. J. Clark died. Prof. N. Cressy elected. ' 77 entered 23 members. 1874. Two brass cannon arrived. Prof. Goessmann ' s third report upon fertilizers. M. A. C. becomes the Agricultural College of the Boston University. S. T. Maynard, B. S., becomes gardner and assistant professor of horti- culture. Prof. Peabody resigns professorship of mathematics. Class of ' 78 enters 25 members. The Associate Alumni of the M. A. C. formed. 84

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1867. Hon. Levi Stockbridge becomes farm superintendent. President Chadbourne resigned. Col. W. S. Clark elected president. E. S. Snell, elected professor of mathematics. H. H. Goodell, elected professor of modern languages. South Dormitory completed. Laboratory completed. South Boarding house completed. Oct. 2d, First class entered ; numbered 47. Washingion Irving Literary Society founded. Seventy-three acres of land added to the farm. Quarry in Pelham purchased. 1868. Botanic Museum completed. Green House completed. C. A. Goessmann elected professor of chemistry. E. S. Snell resigns professorship of mathematics. North Dormitory built. North Boarding house built. Class of ' 72 entered 41. College Christian Union founded. J, . S« founded. 1869. Farm house and barn built. $2,000 for the purchase of the Knowlton Herbarium, given by Wm. Know l- ton, Esq. Vineyard started. Capt. H. E. Alvord, U. S. A., B. S., professor of military science and tac- tics, appointed. . College colors green and white. Class of ' 73 entered 24. A. S. Packard, Jr., elected as lecturer on entymology. Q. T. V. founded. 1870. A section of artillery arrived. Prof. S. F. Miller died. M. H. Fish elected professor of mathematics. H. W. Parker elected professor of mental science. M. F. Dickinson elected lecturer on rural law. Edward Everett Literary Society founded. 83



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1875. Lieut. A. H. Merrill ' s term of office expires. Lieut. C. A. L. Totten appointed as pi-ofessor of military science and lacLicfc Class of ' 79 entered 31 members. West Point uniform introduced. Rifle Association formed. Prof. Stockbridge publishes his formula for fertilization. 1876. Prof. N. Cressy leaves. President Clark, with Messrs. Wheeler and Penhallow, leave for Japan, to found an Agricultural College. Class of ' 80 entered 33 members. A. A. Southwick becomes farm superintendant. Mortars arrived. Military diploma issued. 1877. Centennial battery and magazine completed. Pres. Clark arrives home from Japan. Class of ' 81 entered 34 members. Nev7 green-house built by Wm. Knovsrlton, Esq. Base ball uniform chosen. 1878. Whiting street among other bequests, left the college $1,000. $1,000 was given for the purpose of forming an experinaental station. An association was formed and the money divided as follows : $500 to test the feasibility of raising Sorgum and manufacturing Sugar and syrup from it ; $200 to test the nutritive value of Corn, raised in different sections of the Union ; $100 to test the purity and germinating power of seeds ; $100 for making practical tests with the lycimetre. The remaining $100 to be spent in ascertaining the effects of different kinds of green fodder in the quality of butter. A lycimetre put in on the field in front of Prof. Stockbridge ' s. Trustees offer one hundred and fifty scholarships. Lieut. Totten leaves. Class of ' 83 entered 82 members. Capt. Smith acts temporily as commandant and is succeeded by Lieut, Morris. 1879. Legislature votes to pay the debt of the College. Prof. Maynard elected to a full professorship. 85

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