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

 - Class of 1893

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T assa(;t7us(?tt5 ( rieijltijral olli? , A RARE CHANCE for young men to obtain a thorough practical education. The cost reduced to a minimum. Tuition free to residents of Massachusetts. An opportunity to pay a portion of expenses by worlc in the farm and horticultural departments. REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION. Candidates must be fifteen years of age or over, and pass satisfactory oral and written examinations in English Grammar, Geography, History of the United States, Arithmetic, Algebra to Quadratic Equations, and the Metric System. EXPENSES, Board in clubs is about $2.50 per week, and in families $3.50 to $5.00. Room rent, $5.00 to $16.00 per term. Fuel, $7.00 to $20.00 per year. Washing 40 to 50 cents per dozen. Military suit, $17.75. Books at whol esale prices. Furniture, second-hand or new, for sale in town. INSTRUCTION. The course of study is intended to give thorough and practical instruc- tion in the five departments, assisting to give a better understanding of : 1. Agricultural, theoretical and practical stock-breeding, drainage and irrigation, special crops, etc. 2. Botany, including horticulture, market gardening, arboriculture, care of green- houses, etc. 3. Chemistry, in its application to agriculture and the industries. Practice work in the laboratory. Geology and mineralogy, so far as relating to the composition of soils, mineral constituents, etc. 4. Animal life zoology, entomology, veterinary science, human anatomy and physiology. 5. Mathematics and physics, including practical wcrk in surveying, road making, laying of tiles, etc. Meteorology, in the relation of climate to crops, etc. MILITARY INSTRUCTION. Under the law by which the college was founded, instruc- tion in military drill is required, and each student, unless physically debarred, drills under direc- tion of a regular army officer three hours per week. ADVANTAGES. The facilities for instruction and illustration are of the best, and include a working library of 10,000 volumes, properly classified and arranged ; the State collection of birds, insects, reptiles and rocks of Massachusetts; the Knowlton herbarium of 10,000 species of named botanical specimens; the 1500 species and varieties of plants, types of the vegetable kingdom, cultivated in the Durfee plant house ; the large collections and library of Amherst College within easy access ; a farm of 383 acres, divided between the agricultural, horticultural and experimental departments, embracing every variety of soil, from meadow, pasturage and lowland, to swamp, hillside and woodland ; a chemical laboratory, commodious and amply equipped; the State Agricultural Experiment Station upon the college farm, and the experiment station established under the provisions of the Hatch bill, offering splendid opportunities for observing the application of science to the i roblems of agriculture. Catalogues and further information can be obtained on application to the President, HENRY H. GOODELL, Amherst, Mass.



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