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The charge for tuition is $125 per year, payable $45 at the beginning of the first and second term, and $35 at the beginning of the third term. The special student ic Chemistry is charged an addition of $75 per annum for chemicals and the use of apparatus, and must supply himself with certain articles at a cost of five or ten dollars per term.

Forty free scholarships, open only to citizens of Connecticut, have been established by the State, and more than half of them are already occupied. If more applicants should appear than there are vacancies, the preference is to be given to those who have become orphans because their fathers served in the army or navy of the U. S., and next, to those who need pecuniary assistance ; it being understood that all applicants must be fitting themselves for industrial occupations. The appointments are moreover to be distributed among the several counties in proportion to their population.


The school owns but one building, (known as “Sheffield Hall,” the gift of Mr. Joseph E. Sheffield,) which is devoted to the necessary rooms for instruction, laboratories, museums, library, •&c.

The students lodge and board in private houses. Some public provision to lessen the cost of living; for example a good dormitory, and a public boarding house conducted by the students with the co-operation of the faculty, are both most desirable.


All wbo enter the Sheffield School must be at least sixteen years of age, and must have mastered Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry, -besides what are called “the higher English branches." The entrance examinations on these studies are strict, as they are not pursued in the school, and are essential to successful progress. The regular examination is at the close of the third term and the beginning of the first term, (eight weeks after commencement.)


The regular courses of study occupy three years, each year having three terms, two of fourteen and one of twelve weeks. During the first or Freshman year, the entire class is taught in the same studies, which are partly mathematical, partly scientific, and partly linguistic,—the object being to lay such a foundation of scholastic discipline as will be useful in any special de. partment of study. During the second and third years, the students group themselves in seven sections, the professional character of which is clearly in. Jicated by the titles, viz:


In all these sectious attention is paid to the French and German languages. Examinations are held at the close of every term; and once a year there is an examination in writing on the studies of the year. These courses lead to the Degree of “ Bachelor of Philosophy," conferred by Yale College. The Degree of “Civil Engineer” is conferred on students who pursue an advanced course of engineering, and that of " Doctor of Philosophy" on those who study for two years after having attained to a Bachelor's Degree in Arts, Philosophy and Science, and who pass a successful examination in higher departments of science,

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Students qualified to pursue advanced courses of instruction in Chemistry, Practical Astronomy, Zoölogy, and other branches taught in the institution are admitted to partial and selected courses adapted to their special wants. One object of this arrangement is to aid young men to qualify themselves to become Professors, Teachers and independent investigators in various departments of natural science. There is also a “shorter course” in agriculture, definitely arranged and announced.

The President of the institution is Rev. THEODORE D. WOOLSEY, D. D., LL.D.
The Chairman of the Governing Board is Professor James D. Dana; and
the Professors and their departments are as follows:-

Civil Engineering and Mathematics.
James D. DA

Geology and Mineralogy. BENJAMIN SILLIMAN,

General Chemistry. CHESTER S. LYMAN,

Industrial Mechanics and Physics. William D. WHITNEY,

Modern Languages. GEORGE J. BRUSH,

Mineralogy and Metallurgy. Daniel C. Gilman,

Physical Geography. SAMUEL W. Johnson,

Analytical and Agricultural Chemistry. William H. BREWER,

Agriculture. ALFRED P. ROCKWELL,

Mining. DANIEL C. Eaton,

Botany. OTHNIEL C. Marsu,

alæontology. Addison E. VERRILL,

Zoology. The additional instructors in 1866-7, were: Mark BAILEY,

Elocution. Louis Bail,

Drawing and Designing. A. Von STEINWEHR,

Military Science. John AVERY,

Physics, etc., James B. STONE,

Mathematics. BEVERLY S. BURTON,


Assaying. Some of the students are also required to attend lectures in the other depart. ments of the University,—especially the lectures on Physics and Astronomy by Professor E. Loomis, on Human Anatomy and Physiology by Dr. L. J. Sanford, and on Mental and Moral Philosophy by Rev. Professor N. Porter.


The instructors aim to impart Useful Knowledge by such methods as will secure Intellectual Discipline. The students being classified in more than twenty subdivisions, based at once on their purposes in life ard on their scholastic attainments, are brought into close personal relations with the professors, who endeavor to inspire them with a love of study, rather than to incite them by a fear of discipline. At the same time, a rigid system of marks is kept up, and all who fall below a certain standard in scholarship, attendance or conduct, are subject to dismission. In the Chemical and Zoological laboratories in Civil Engineering, and so far as possible in other branches, the students are trained to practical work with the necessary instruments and apparatus. Scientific excursions are maintained through the sunimer under the various professors, to promote the study of Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, Zoology, etc., and sometimes to examine important manufactories and public works. The drill by recitations is constant, but lectures, both formal and familiar, are introduced to quicken the mind and impart the most recent investigations.

APPARATUS OF INSTRUCTION. The following is a summary statement of the material possessions of the school applicable to the purposes of instruction.

I. Pertaining to Sheffield Hall. 1. Laboratories in Chemistry, Metallurgy, Photography and Zoology. (A labora

tory in Physics and Mechanics is still very much wanted.) 2. Metallurgical Museum of Orés, Furnace Products, etc., (an extensive and in

creasing collection.) 3. Agricultural Museum of Soils, Fertilizers, useful and injurious Insects, etc. 4. Astronomical Observatory, having a very good equatorial telescope, by

Clarke & Son of Cambridge, a meridian circle, etc. 5. A library and reading room, containing books of reference and a selection

of German, French, English, and American scientific journals. 6. A collection of models in Architecture, Civil Engineering and Mechanics,

and of diagrams adapted to public lectures. 7. A collection of Maps and Charts, topographical, hydrographical, geologi

cal, etc. 8. The private mineralogical cabinet of Prof. Brush, the herbariums of Pro

fessors Eaton and Brewer, the collection of native birds of Professor. Whitney, the astronomical instruments of Professor Lyman,-all freely accessible to qualified students.

II. Pertaining to the University. 1. The College Library, consisting of 47,000 volumes, and the Society Libra

ries, consisting of 26,000 volumes. 2. Two Reading Rooms, one containing the newspapers and literary journals of

England and the United States;--the other, quarterlies and monthlies in

various languages and departments of learning. 3. The Cabinet of Minerals and Fossils, an extensive and well known collec

tion. 4. The Collections in Natural History.

(These collections and the mineral cabinet will be removed to the Peabody

Museum when it is built; a fund of $150,000 having been given for this

purpose by Geo. Peabody, Esq. of London.) B. Apparatus in Physics and Chemistry, adapted to and employed in public

lectures. 6. Collections of the Yale School of the Fine Arts. 7. Gymnasium for physical training.


The number of students in 1865-6 was 92; in 1866-7 123; and at the commencement of the current year, 1867-8, 130.

The following pamphlets and articles illustrate the history of the Sheffield
Scientific School of Yale College.
1846 and every subsequent year. Catalogues of Yale College.

Memoir of Prof. J. P. Norton. New Englander, vol. x., 1852.
Memorial of Prof. J. P. Norton, 12mo.
Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Education in the General

Assembly of Connecticut, (May Session, 1847,) on the establishment
in Yale College of Professorships of Agriculture and the Arts. (Signed

by Ephm. Williams, Chairman.)
1886. Scientific Schools in Europe, by D. C. Gilman. 11 pp. 8vo.

(Printed also in Barnard's American Journal of Education.)
Scientific Education the want of Connecticut, by D. C. Gilman. 8 pp. 8vo.
(Printed also in the Conn. Agric. Soc. Trans.)
Appeal in Behalf of the Yale Scientific School. 32 pp. 8vo.
Private Proposal for Reorganizing the Scientific School of Yale College.

(Foolscap sheet.)
Proposed Plan for a School of Science in Yale College. 32 pp. 8vo.
Plan of an Agricultural School, by J. A. Porter. 8 pp. 8vo.

Plan of an Engineering School, by W. A. Norton. 4 pp. 8vo. 1856. Science and Scientific Schools. An Address before the Alumni of Yale

College at Commencement in 1856, by Prof. J. D. Dana. 1860. Agricultural Lectures at Yale College. Reported by H. S. Olcott. 12mo.

Regulations of the Scientific School of Yale College, (several editious

in successive years.) 4 pp. 8vo. 1863. Statement respecting the Sheffield Scientific School, laid before members

of the Legislature of Connecticut. 4 pp. 8vo. 1864. Prospectus of the Sheffield Scientific School.

4 pp. 8vo. 1865. Circular of the Sheffield Scientific School. 4 pp. 8vo.

Circular respecting a Course in Agriculture. 4 pp. 4to. 1866. First Annual Report of the State Visitors of the Sheffield Scientific

School. 40 pp. 8vo. 1867. Second Annual Report of the Sheffield Scientific School. 64 pp. 8vo.

Acts of Congress and of the Connecticut Legislature, respecting the

national grant. 4 pp. 8vo. On the Relations of Scientific Education to Industrial Pursuits, by Prof.

C. S. Lyman, an Address at the 21st Anniversary of the Sheffield Scientific School. pp. 8vo.




Candidates for admission must be sixteen years of age or more-must bring testimonials of good character. They will then be required to pass an examination in the below-mentioned branches :

Algebra-Davies, as far as General Theory of Equations. Geometry—Davis's Legendre. Plane Trigonometry, including Analytical Trigonometry-Loomis or Davies. The Elements of Natural PhilosophyLoomis or Olmsted. Arithmetic (including the Meteric system of weights and measures). English Grammar, Geography, and the History of the United States.

Some knowledge of the Latin language is also recommended.

FRESHMAN YEAR. The Freshman class, preliminary to all the higher instructions of the school, pursues the following studies :

First Term. Mathematics-Davies' Analytical Geometry. Spherical Trigonometry. Physics-Silliman's Principles. English-Exercises in Composition. Chemistry Recitations and Laboratory Practice. German-Woodbury's Method and Reader.

Second Term. English-Rhetoric. Practical Exercises in Elocution. Germar-Woodbury continued. Selections from approved authors. Physics--Silliman's Principles, and Academical Lectures. Chemistry--Recitations and Laboratory Practice. Mathematics--Descriptive Geometry and Geometrical Drawing.

Third Term. EnglishExercises in Composition. German—Selections. Physics—Silliman's Principles and Academical Lectures. Mathematics--Surveying. Principles of Perspective. Botany--Gray's Manual. Drawing-Free Hand Practice.

JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS. In the last two years of the regular courses, the students, grouped in seven sections, pursue the following studies:



Inorganic Chemistry-Eliot & Storer's Manual, Recitations and Lectures. Analytical Chemistry--Fresenius. Recitations and Lectures. Laboratory Practice—Repetition of Experiments from Eliot & Storer's Manual. Systematic Qualitative Analysis. Use of the Blowpipe. Quantative Analysis. Mineralogy —Dana's System, Lectures and Practical Exercises. Botany-Gray's Manual, Excursions and Preparation of Herbarium. Zoology-Lectures and Excursions. French and German (see Select Course).

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