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Harvard Hall, a brick edifice, containing the philosophical apparatus, mineralogical cabinet, &c.; four
other brick edifices, called Massachusetts. Hollis, Stoughton, and Holworthy Halls, each four stories
high, containing rooms for the undergraduates ; Divinity Hall, a large brick edifice, for the accom-
modation of theological students; and Holden Chapel, containing the anatomical museum, chemical
laboratory, and lecture rooms. There is also an astronomical observatory, finely suited to its
purpose, in which is mounted one of the largest and most powerful telescopes in the world.

The legislative government is intrusted to a corporation, consisting of the president of the univer-
sity and six fellows, and to a board of overseers, composed of the president, the governor and
lieutenant governor of the state, the members of the executive council and of the senate, and the
speaker of the House of Representatives,
exqffici.is, together with 30 others, 15 clergymen and 15 lay-
men, elected for the purpose. The faculty of instruction, including those in the professional and
scientific departments, consists of the president, 28 professors, 5 tutors, and several instructors; and
to such of these as are connected with the classical department the immediate government of the
college is intrusted.

The course of instruction for undergraduates, as in American colleges generally, occupies four
years; and that of the theological school, three years; that of the law school, three years for such
of the students as are graduates of some college, and five for such as are not. The students of the
theological school are divided into three classes — senior, middle, and junior. Graduates of any col-
lege, of good moral character, may be admitted to share all the benefits of this department, to whom
the tuition, as in the theological seminaries of the country generally, is afforded free of expense,
and further assistance is given to such as are indigent. The law school was established in 1817.
Candidates for admission must be graduates of some college, or qualified according to the rules
of court to become students at law.' The lectures for the medical students are delivered in Boston,
at the Massachusetts Medical College, which is a spacious brick edifice, and contains a medical
library of about 4000 volumes. They commence annually on the first Wednesday in November,
and continue three months. In order to obtain a degree of M.
D., the student is required to attend
two courses of lectures, and to spend three years, including the time thus occupied, under the instruc-
tion of some regular practitioner.

In 1850, the whole number of alumni was 6,203. The number of undergraduates was 293;
theological students, 23; law students, 102; medical students, 117; total, 535. The college com-
mencement is on the third Wednesday in July.


Succession of Presidents.


1640, Aug. 27.

Rev. Henry Dunster, M. A. ....


1654, Nov. 27.

Rev. Charles Chauncey, B. D.....


1672, Sept. 10.
1675, April 7.

Rev. Leonard Hoar, M. D. ....


Rev. Uriah Oaks, M. A......


1682, April 10.

Rev. John Rogers, M. A......


1685, June 11.

Rev. Increase Mather, D. D.


1701, Sept. 6.

Rev. Samuel Willard, M. A., vice president.


1707-8, Jan. 14. .

Hon. John Leverett, M. A......


1725, July 7,

Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth, M. A.

1737, Sept. 28.

Rev. Edward Holyoke, M. A.....


1770, March 21. .

Rev. Samuel Lock, D. D......


1774, Oct. 14.

Rev. Samuel Langdon, D. D.....


1781, Dec. 19.

Rev'. Joseph Willard, D. D., LL. D.


1806, March 6.

Rev. Samuel Webber, D. D.


1810, Nov. 14.

Rev. John Thornton Kirkland, D. D., LL. D.


1829. Jan. 15.

Hon. Josiah Quincy. LL. D. ....


1846, Jan. 3.
1849, Feb. 1.

Hon. Edward Everett, LL. D.....

Rev. Jared Sparks, LL. D.



This is a new institution, founded in 1850, by the German Reformed Synod of Ohio. It is located
at a place called Tiffin City. The institution is to embrace a theological department. A plan has
been adopted for a building four stories high, and
104 feet in length, to be erected at a cost not
exceeding $10,000.


This institution is at Marion. It was founded in 1841, and is under 4he direction of the Bap-
tists. Instructors, 6 ; students in 1850, 40. It has a library of about 1500 volumes. Commence-
ment is on the 4th Thursday in July.
S. S. Sherman president.


This college was founded in 1829. It is located at Jacksonville, which is about 30 miles west of
Springfield, the capital of the state. The college buildings have a beautifully-elevated situation,
about a mile from the centre of the village, overlooking the surrounding flat country to a great
extent. The number of instructors is
7 ; the number of students in 1850 was 34, and of the alumni,
93. It has in its libraries about 4000 volumes. Commencement is on the second Thursday in
July. Rev. Julian
M. Sturtevant, D. D., is the president.

A Gazetteer of the United States of America by John Hayward.

Hartford, CT: Case, Tiffany and Company. 1853. Public domain image

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