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THE ' ALUMNfLIBRARY The following is a copy of the appeal sent to the Alumni and all friends of the college. I t explains itself. At a meeting of the Alumni of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, held at the college at Amherst, last Commencement Day, June 20, 1S83, a committee was chosen to endeavor to improve and enlarge the present library by representing to the Alumni and all friends of the college the ne- cessities of this work and soliciting their aid. The committee elected con- sists of James H. Webb, ' 73, of New Haven, Ct., Rev. Henry Hague, ' 75, of Worcester, Mass., and Herbert Myrick, ' 82, of Springfield, Mass. The college library now contains about 1000 volumes, including United States reports and many books of little practical usefulness. The library is, therefore, not in the slightest degree adequate to the wants of the college. The Washington Irving Literary Society, a students ' organization, has a few hundred books, but this is distinct from the college library. It is now proposed that, through their committee, the Alumni make a systematic effort to build up the. library, by increasing the number of books. Money is needed to accomplish this object. To obtain money, this plan is suggested: Let every graduate and friend of the college subscribe such sum as he can afford. Pay in the whole of the subscription to the treas- urer of this committee, if convenient ; or, pay a certain per cent, of the amount on subscribing, and make the balance payable in installments at con- venient intervals (quarterly, semi-annually or annually.) This money is to be expended in the purchase of such books as the Library Committee, with the aid of the college authorities, may select ; or in such manner as the Alumni, at a regularly called meeting, may direct ; provided, that no por- tion of this fund is to be diverted from the use for which it was originally subscribed. The treasurer will properly acknowledge all receipts, keep a correct account of funds, and submit an audited statement of the same at each annual meeting of) the Alumni. He shall comply with such further regulations as the Library Committee or the Alumni may deem best for the proper care and expenditure of the funds. It will be seen that this method of raising money assures a certain in- come that can be depended upon Thus, if the 200 or more graduates of the college, ex-students and other friends, can subscribe, say $25,000, paying an average of ten per cent, upon subscribing and the balance in perhaps nine annual installments, this will yield 2500 annually for ten years to expend in the purchase of books. A large fund, only the interest on which should be used, would seem to be the ultimate object to be attained. Assurance is given that this method to obtain money, if to any considerable degree suc- cessful, will soon lead to the erection of a suitable library building. Mean- while the college authorities agree that the books shall be properly cared for. This affords an excellent opportunity for the Alumni and all the friends of the Massachusetts Agricultural College to express in a substantial man- ner their interest in the college. It is hoped there will be a general and liberal response to this appeal at an early date. All moneys should be made payable to the Treasurer, to whom all com- munications should be addressed. James H. Webb, ' 73, ] Henry Hague, ' 75, I Cnmmitt . p Herbert Myrick, ' 82. j Committee. Secretary and Treasurer. J In behalf of the college, James C. Greenough, President. ss
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ti ititmonam CHARLES WALTER FLOYD. November 22d, 1858. October 10th, 1883. M. A. C, ' 82. D. G. K. 9- =; . ■%4—s, S a slight tJ ' ibute to the memory of our departed friend and class- mate, who, amid the alluring hopes and aspirations of a brilliant 7§p? and happy life, was called from us a few days since by the ll will of the Almighty; breaking our ranks for the first time, never to be closed again, yet strengthened and made more powerful by mutual affliction and fond remembrances. A man beloved by all who knew and appreciated him as a warm friend and pleasant companion. Everything he undertook he did well, and his wonderful versatility and talent of mind and conversation, gained for him a respect and admiration from all. He graduated from the " Dorchester High School, " at the head of his class, and in college attained a position in chemistry and lan- guages far excelling his classmates. On graduating from college he entered on a Post Graduate ' s course in chemistry, but ill health obliged him to leave the first part of the present year. After a long and painful illness of over five months, borne with cheerfulness and patience, weary but without a murmer he quietly fell asleep. " Classmates. " 87
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE " MASSACHUSEtTS AGRiCULTURAL COLLEGE. " ) OFFICERS FOR 1883-4. PRESIDENT. DAVID P. PENHALLOW, ' 73. VICE-PRESIDENTS. W. H. BOWKER, ' 71. H. WELLS, ' 72. J. B. MINOR, ' 73. J. M. BENEDICT, ' 74. J. A. BARRI, ' 75. J. E. ROOT, ' 76. J. R. HIBBARD, ' 77. C. O. LOVELL, ' 78. G. P. SMITH, ' 79. A. H. STONE, ' SO. A. PETERS, ' 81. TREASURER. M. BUNKER, ' 75. CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. S. T. MAYNARD, ' 72. RECORDING SECRETARY. C. P. DEUEL, ' 76. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. S. T. MAYNARD, ' 72. M. BUNKER, ' 75. C. P. DEUEL, ' 76. W. A. MACLEOD, ' 76. D, E. BAKER, ' 78. AUDITING COMMITTEE. H. L. PHELPS, ' 74. E. C. CHOATE, ' 78. W. C. PARKER, ' 80. 89
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