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TERMS: $3.00 a year. 2 Toll, of 600 Pages each.

The First volume of the American Journal Of Education is complete, with the publication of the May number, and contains, with the Supplement, which will be sent to all subscribers, over 760 pages, with portraits from engravings on steel, of Abbot Lawrence, founder of the Ijiwrence Scientific School at Cambridge; George Peabody, the founder of Peabody Institute in Danvers; Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, the founder of the American Asylum for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb; Thomas Handasyd Perkins, the liberal benefactor of the Perkins' Asylum for the Blind; and Charles Brooks, the efficient advocate of Normal Schools in Massachusetts, and with thirty wood cuts, illustrative of buildings designed for educational uses.

The American Journal Of Education will continue to be published by the undersigned, under the editorial charge of Henry Barnard, LL. D., substantially on the plan pursued in Volume I.

It will embody the matured views and varied experience of statesmen, educators and teachers, in perfecting the organization, administration, instruction and discipline of schools of every grade; the history and present condition of educational sytems, institutions and agencies in every civilized country, and the current discussion of the great subject, by the friends of improvement, in every part of our country, whether interested in public or private schools, or in the higher or elementary branches of knowledge.

Volume n. will consist of three 'numbers, to be issued on the 16th of July, September and November, 1866. Each number will contain at least 200 pages, and the three will make a volume of at least six hundred pages octavo.

Each Number will be embellished with at least one portrait of an eminent teacher or promoter and benefactor of educatiou, literature or science, and with wood cuts illustrative of recent improvements in buildings, apparatus and furniture, designed for educational purposes.

No pains or expense will be spared to secure the contributions of the best educational writers, and the experience of the most successful teachers and officers in the country, and to make the Journal in all respects worthy of the cause of American Education, to the advancement of which it will be exclusively devoted.


For A Single Copy one year, (1866,) or for Volumes I. and H., (numbers

1, 2, 8, 4, 6, 6 and 7,) $3.00

For Volume I., orNos. 1, 2, 3, *, and Supplementary Number, bound in

cloth, 2.00

For Volume II., numbers 6, 6 and 7 as published, and without being a

subscriber to Volume L, 2.00

Exchange Papers and Catalogues should be directed to Barnard's American Journal of Education, Hartford, Conn.

All communications intended for or relating to the contents of the Journal should be directed to the editor. AU business letters may be directed to the undersigned.

A circular containing the Contents and Index of Volume I., and a specimen number of the Journal will be sent by mail to any one making request for the

F. C. BBOWNELL, May, 1866. Hartford, Conn.

No. I. Centeal Higu Scuool Of Puiladelpuia.

Figure 1. Perspective, ------ 02

"2. Basement, ... - 95

"8. First Floor, 66

"4. Second and Third Floor, - - - - 16

"5. ChiUon's Furnace, ----- 95

No. IT. Poateait Of Abbott Lawaence, - 205

View Of Lawaence Suentimc Scuool, - 216
Ricumond (va.) Female Institute.

Figure 1. Pcrsjiective, ----- 231

"2. Basement, - • 232

"3. First Floor, 288

"4. Second «nd Third Floor, - - - - 234

No. HI. Poateait Op Geoage Peabody, - - - - 237

View Of Ezekiel Citekvea's Scuool House In Boston, 1722, 306
Public Higu Scuool In St. Loms, Missouai.

Perspective, ------- 348

Figure 1. Basement, ----- 352

"2. First Floor, - 853

"3. Second Floor, 854

"4. Third Floor, 355

Public Geammaa Scuool Foa Giels, In New Yoak.

Figure 1. Perspective, - s - 409

"2. Gronnd Floor, ----- 410

"3. First Floor, ------ 411

"4. Second Floor, 412

"5. Third Floor, - * - - - - - 413

No. IV. Poateait Of Tuomas H. Gallaudet, - 417

Poateait Of Tuomas Handastd Peakins, - - - 451

Poateait Of Cuaales Baooks, - 587

View Of Gallaudet Monument, - 437

Design Of East Panel In Gallaudet Monument, - 436
Ameaican Asylum Foa Tue Deaf And Dumb.

Figure I. First Floor, - - - - 443

"2. Second Floor, 442

"8. Front and Gronnds, - 440 Paakea Female Institute, In Baooklyn, N. Y.

Figure 1. View of Strect Front, ... - 581

"2. Garden Front, 588

"3. Interior of Chapel, .... 588

"4. Entrance Hall, - 582

"5. Basement, 584

"«. First Floor, 584

"7. Second Floor, 584

"8. Third Floor, 585

"9. Fonrth Floor, 585

"10. Fifth Floor, 585

Coofea Scientific Union, In New Yoak.

Front View, ------- 653

Supplementaay Numbea.

Poataait Of Henay Baenaed, ----- 659

Holbaook's Appaeatus And Fuanituae Foa Public Scuools, 775
Woodcock's Plan Of Aaeanging Desks.
Ross's Plans Of Scbool Fuenituae.



The American Journal Op Education, as edited by Mr. Barnard, is established to enter on a range of discussion and investigation, much wider than that which examines simply the best methods of imparting inslruction to children; and it will be the highest authority which this country will have, as to systems tested abroad, or the improvements necessary at home.

We constantly regret, in the management of our own journal, that the claims of general literature, of science, of new questions in social order, and of history, are such that we can not devote the space which we should be glad to do to subjects relating to college education,—to the scientific advancement of the country,— to the intense necessity among us for art-culture, musical and architectural, as well as that which relates to the arts of design,—and also to those efforts of edu cation which would reform the destitute children of the land, and prevent that crime which all experience shows us we can not cure.

In its true range, the title of " Education " includes all such subjects, and many others which will suggest themselves to the reader,—not merely discussions on school-house ventilators, or on the parsing of an irregular sentence.

We can not doubt that our readers have felt the need of some authority, from which they could collect the facts regarding these subjects. Such authority, till now, we have never had.

The statistics of foreign systems of culture have been much harder to obtain than those of foreign armies, and the occasional reports of gentlemen who have traveled abroad with an eye to the best institutions of Europe, have supplied nearly all the reliable information which was accessible to most students here.

Hon. Henry Barnard, everywhere known as an energetic and practical man,. who has devoted his life to the improvement of Education,—who has filled the office of Superintendent of Education in Rhode Island and in Connecticut, now establishes the American Journal of Education to meet the wants to which we have hinted,—to furnish the information which elsewhere we can not get, and to be the organ of discussions which otherwise we shall not have.

His own interest in movements for public education has opened his connection, so to speak, with the most distinguished men and women throughout the world, who have interested themselves in the sciences connected with the education of either the rich or the poor.

In his own library, as is well known, is a very valuable collection of the most distinguished modern authors on these themes; in his correspondence at home and abroad, he must daily collect curious and new material for their further illustration; and even among his personal friends, as his prospectus shows, is a body of very efficient writers ready to sustain his Journal with the pen.

It remains that the large " public" which is interested in science, in art, in the classics, in social reform, by better education, as well as those who are directly concerned as teachers or as pupils in onr schools and colleges shall generously welcome and support a Journal which has the right to promise so much to them all.—North American Jieview for April.

Barnard's American Journal Of Education for March, presents a great variety ol impoitant articles, interesting not merely to professional instructors, but to all who take pleasure in studying great questions of social advancement and prosperity. Mr. Barnard's name is too well known throughout this state, and throughout the country, by his speeches, publications and incessant labors for ^mmcan fottriial of (fc&mticti*




Portrait of William Lawrence.

L Ameaican Institute or Insteuction.

Revival of Education from 1818 to 1830 90

Formation of American Institute 23

Constitution and Officers—1830.... 27

Anuual Mectings from 1830 to 1855. 29

Results of operntiom for a quarter of a century 29

Contents of Vols. I—26, of Proceedings and Lectures 30

Index to Subject mid Topics of different Lectures 241

H. Benefactoas or Education.

Biography of William Lawrence, with portrait 33

HI. Histoay Of Lawaence Academy, at Groton, Moss. By. Rev. Charles Hammond.. .49

IV. Milton On Education.

Edueation of John Milton 61

Strictures of Dr. Johnson -. 66

Extracts from Defensio Secunda 69

Advice to People of England '. 72

Notice of his own labors and blindness 70

Tractate on Edueation—a lctter to Master Samuel Hartlib 76

V. National Univebsity.

Remarks before the Ameriean Association for the Advancement of Education, at

New York, in 1855, by Prof. Hatderman, Rev. Charles Brooks, Prof. Benjamin

Pierce, and others 86

VI. Higuea And Special Scuools or Science And Liteeatuae In Faance. By

Daniel C. Gilmnu 93

Faculties of Science and letters in University 94

Imperial College of France 95

Museum of Natural History 96

Imperial and Provincial Schools of Science 96

Special Schools of Language sod History 97

Institutions for applied Science 98

Directions to Ameriean Students visiting Pahs for instruction in Science 101

VH. Letteas To A Yonng Teacuea. By Gideon F. Thayer, Boston, Mass.

Manuers 103

VIH. Lectuaes To A Class or Yonng Teacheas. By William Russell.

Intellectual Edueation—The Perceptive Faculties 113

IX. Oaigin or Metuod or Taeatment And Teaining or Idiots. By Edwin

Seguin, Principal of Pennsylvania Institution fur Idiots 145

X. Religions Insteuction In Public Scuools.

Report of Discnssion before the American Association for the Advancement of Edu-

eation, at New York, in 1855. By Prof. Davies, S. S. Randall, J. N. McElligott,

Bishop Potter, and others 153

XI. WlLLlSTON Seminaay, at East Hampton, Mass.,

View of Buildings and Grounds 173

No. 5.—[vol. H, No. l.J—2.

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