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to A History of Amherst College by William S. Tyler 1830

AMHERST COLLEGE GROUNDS.

[Amherst College grounds.]

DONATIONS RECEIVED BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE COLLEGE.

The establishment of Amherst College was made possible by a subscription known as the Charity Fund, amounting to $52,244.  When the first building, South College, was erected, inhabitants of Amherst, Pelham, Leverett, Belchertown, Hadley, and even more distant towns, gave stone, lime, sand, lumber, and other materials, also labor, provisions for the workmen, and the use of teams and tools.  Much of the furniture for the rooms was obtained in this way; and there were also some gifts of money especially for the erection of this building.

 

DONATIONS RECEIVED IN PRESIDENT MOORE'S ADMINISTRATION, 1821-23.

The chief donation of this period is known as the Thirty Thousand Dollar Subscription.  There were various small gifts of money and articles, including a bell, several pieces of apparatus, and books for the library.

 

DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS RECEIVED IN PRESIDENT HUMPHREY'S ADMINISTRATION, 1823-45.
Bequest of Adam Johnson for a chapel$4,000
Subscription of 183250,000
John Tappan, for essays on temperance500
Subscription used for buying booksabout 3,500
Subscription of 1840 to 1845; this includes $10,000 of the Sears Foundation, $15,000 to be given for a professorship, and $11,000 known to be set down in wills of persons then still living100,000
 $158,000

 

DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS RECEIVED IN PRESIDENT HITCHCOCK'S ADMINISTRATION, 1845-54.

Williston Professorship of Rhetoric and Oratory$20,000
Graves Professorship of the Greek Language and Literature20,000
Hitchcock Professorship of Natural Theology and Geology22,000
Donation from the State25,000
Sears Foundation12,000
The Woods Cabinet and Observatory9,000
Subscription for the Library Building and for books15,000
Appleton Zoölogical Cabinet10,000
 $133,000
Here should be mentioned, also, Professor Adams' Zoölogical Collection, Professor Shepard's Cabinet of Minerals, President Hitchcock's Ichnological Cabinet, and the collection of Indian relics given by Edward Hitchcock, Jr.

 

DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS RECEIVED IN PRESIDENT STEARNS' ADMINISTRATION, 1854-76.

Donation for the Sweetser Lecture-Room, 1855$1,000
Donation for the Nineveh Gallery, 1857967
Subscriptions for East College, 1857, seq.5,000
Donation for Williston Hall, 185716,000
Hitchcock Scholarships, 185810,000
Legacy of Dr. and Mrs. Moore, 18589,175
Legacy of Asahel Adams, 18584,500
Subscriptions for the Gymnasium, 18593,550
Donation of Messrs. J. C. Baldwin and A. Lilly, 18594,000
Subscriptions of Alumni for the Library, 1859, seq.7,000
Legacy of Jonathan Phillips, 18606,500
Grants by the Legislature, 1861-327,500
Walker Professorship of Mathematics and Astronomy, 186125,000
Walker Instructorships, etc., 186210,000
Walker Prizes, 1862-32,000
Legacy of Richard Bond for General Treasury, 18634,000
Donation of David Sears for Library Building, 18638,000
Walker Building Fund (Dr. Walker and others), 1864140,000
Donation for College Church (W.  F. Stearns), 186446,000
Samuel Green Professorship, 186425,000
Walker Legacy, 1866144,976
Donation of George H. Gilbert for books, 18667,000
Legacy of Dr. Barrett for Gymnasium, 18705,000
Mr. Williston for Instruction in English Literature, 1869-713,000
Donation of Mr. Williston at Semi-Centennial, 187150,000
Donation of Mr. Howe, Chime of Bells and Scholarship, 18715,000
Increase of Charity Fund10,000
Increase of Stimson Fund8,000
Mr. Hitchcock to increase his Professorship and Scholarships, 186920,000
Recent Scholarships35,000
Prizes not mentioned above12,000
Increase of Collections in Natural History8,000
Illustrations and Ornaments in Classical Recitation-Rooms2,500
Bust of Dr. Hitchcock and other Ornamental Statuary1,500
Hallock Park, 18682,000
Mr. Hitchcock, for Scholarships and Kindred Purposes, 1872100,000
          Total$769,168

 

DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS RECEIVED IN PRESIDENT SEELYE'S ADMINISTRATION, 1876-90.

Subscriptions to pay Shepard note:  
     Mrs. Samuel Williston$2,500.00 
     E. H. Sawyer2,000.00 
     W. W.  Scarborough2,000.00 
     F. Gilbert250.00 
     A.  L. Williston2,000.00 
     John C. Parsons400.00 
     S. B. Chittenden2,000.00 
     James B. Jermain2,000.00 
     Harding, Gray & Dewey100.00 
     William Whiting5,000.00 
     James Y. Yates500.00 
     John A. Burnham3,000.00 
     Anonymous2,000.00 
     E. A. Goodnow1,000.00 
  $24,750
Collected by Professor Mather for the Mather Collection of Art:  
     J. H. Southworth$2,500.00 
     G. H. Whitcomb250.00 
     Roland Mather100.00 
     Mrs. Charlotte A. Johnson50.00 
     James H. Welles' Estate276.42 
  3,176.42
Lucius J. Knowles, legacy for Art Collection 5,000.00
Subscription for addition to the Library building:  
     Aaron Bagg$500.00 
     James Y. Yates250.00 
     W. W. Scarborough2,000.00 
     W. O. Grover1,000.00 
     James B. Jermain8,000.00 
     John A. Burnham2,000.00 
  13,750.00
Dr. Eben Alden for care of Library 5,000.00
Joel Giles for books for Library 50,595.00
C. M. Pratt toward Gymnasium 35,275.00
Toward furnishing Gymnasium:  
     Frederick Billings$5,000.00 
     W. W. Scarborough1,000.00 
  6,000.00
For new Mineralogical Cabinet:  
     John A. Burnham$5,000.00 
     W. W. Scarborough2,000.00 
  7,000.00
Jonathan Brace legacy$2,000.00 
William Reed legacy ($5,000 was received in 1858)5,000.00 
Asa Otis legacy25,000.00 
Williston legacy28,615.48 
Mrs. V. G. Stone Professorship50,000.00 
Henry Winkley Professorship50,000.00 
Frederick Billings Professorship50,000.00 
D. Willis James Fund100,000.00 
Seelye Fund, given by D. W. James100,000.00 
Winkley Legacy30,000.00 
Mrs. Chester W. Chapin50,000.00 
H. T. Morgan's bequest80,556.72 
Dr. William J. Walker's estate11,357.89 
Frederick Marquand and his estate15,000.00 
Frederick Billings, for general use5,000.00 
Welles Southworth gift5,000.00 
Class of 1880 Fund, for general use365.00 
Latin Prize Fund2,524.93 
Class of 1878 Latin Prize Fund200.00 
Parmly Billings Senior Latin Prize Fund1,100.00 
Chemical Fund of 18611010.96 
Thomas McGraw, for apparatus for astronomical department150.00 
L. Hamilton McCormick, for new clock in chapel650.00 
  613,430.98
Chemical Laboratory Building Fund:  
     E. A. Strong$1,400.00 
     J. E. Sanford500.00 
     D. Willis James10,000.00 
     J. S. Brayton500.00 
     H. D. Hyde2,500.00 
     E. W. Peet100.00 
     G. H. Whitcomb5,000.00 
  20,000.00
E. W. Bond, toward rebuilding Walker Hall 1,000.00
Gift of Robt. M. Woods and sister 5,630.66
Pratt Athletic Field and grand stand, with grading and furnishings, by F. B. Pratt 25,446.57
Scholarships:  
     James S. Seymour$5,000.00 
     Quincy Tufts2,000.00 
     Mrs. S. P. Miller1,000.00 
     Class of 18561,000.00 
     Dolly Coleman Blake842.11 
     Class of 18581,000.00 
     Class of 18691,000.00 
     David and G. Henry Whitcomb12,000.00 
     Moses Day5,000.00 
     Rev. Henry S. Green1,000.00 
     Class of 18651,008.31 
     Class of 1845987.98 
     Classes of 1829, 1835, 1838, 1866, 1867, and 1870502.26 
     Class of 1862 (Henry Gridley Scholarship)2,000.00 
     Mrs. Valeria G. Stone25,000.00 
     Mrs. Alice T. March (Thomas Hall Scholarship)1,000.00 
     Lucius J. Knowles3,000.00 
     Charles Thayer Reed2,500.00 
  $65,840.66
Grand total $826,398.60

 

Number of the Faculty and Students Year by Year.
Year.Faculty.Seniors.Juniors.Sophomores.Freshmen.Total of Students.
1821-22436193159
1822-236521324098
1823-24619294137126
1824-25825413139136
1825-26833244550152
1826-271124405551170
1827-28942475357199
1828-29840477267226
1829-301032744753207
1830-311061405037188
1831-32839405060189
1832-331041506472227
1833-341044506085239
1834-351244527770243
1835-361241637276252
1836-371360507376259
1837-381240595750206
1838-391457484737189
1839-401247434138169
1840-411230354052157
1841-421228274344142
1842-431221344232129
1843-44930332932124
1844-451130273034121
1845-46926233534118
1846-47919303635120
1847-481129363550150
1848-491233295252166
1849-501225435553176
1850-511141524940182
1851-521143434163190
1852-531242356157195
1853-541133545856201
1854-551853595966237
1855-561549506554218
1856-571545606064229
1857-581352495466221
1858-591647536174235
1859-601648567167242
1860-611751566053220
1861-621758495078235
1862-631842427660220
1863-641630585450192
1864-651457566445222
1865-661754514454203
1866-671649446270225
1867-681641616973244
1868-691857587165251
1869-701953646375255
1870-712065497671261
1871-722149656862244
1872-732959676082268
1873-742066578694303
1874-7523508087108325
1875-762174799884335
1876-772079868075320
1877-782382778185325
1878-792376759092333
1879-8023728379111345
1880-8124796910782337
1881-822765968696343
1882-832894799782352
1883-842881868371321
1884-8531837870103334
1885-86327774101105352
1886-873170989468330
1887-883290996693348
1888-893198709493355
1889-9030668688103343
1890-9132849010073347
1891-923284917084329
1892-9334887387134382
1893-94367080119134403
1894-953681124119110434

 

Statistics of College Buildings.
Date of Erection.Name.Original Cost.Repairs, etc.
1820President's house$4,000 
1820South College dormitory10,000Both altered extensively in 1893 and 1894 at cost of $44,000
1822Middle [now North] College dormitory10,000 
1827Johnson chapel15,0001863, at cost of $16,000
1828Old North College dormitory10,000Destroyed by fire in 1857.
1834New house for president9,0001892, at cost of $11,000
1847Woods cabinet and Lawrence observatory9,000 
1853Library15,000Building annex and remodelling in 18  , at cost of $50,000
1855Appleton cabinet10,000Biological annex and equipments in 1892, at cost of $6,000
1855Geological lecture room1,000 
1857Nineveh galleryAbout 600 
1857Williston hall15,000 
1857East College dormitory15,000Removed after erection of college church
1860Barrett gymnasium
Gymnasium fixtures
10,000
5,000
 
1868Walker hall130,000Rebuilt after fire in 1882; cost, $90,000
1867College hall12,000 
1870College church70,000 
1884Pratt gymnasium70,000 
1892Hitchcock hall30,000 
1893Chemical and physical laboratories100,000 
1868     Hallock Park7,000 
1891     Pratt field25,000 

 

Membership of Fraternities in Recent Years.
 1889.1890.1891.1892.1893.1894.1895.
Alpha Delta Phi32363637383940
Psi Upsilon37333834394237
Delta Kappa Epsilon37343547423633
Delta Upsilon33343125293535
Chi Psi25221822222429
Chi Phi36333329292926
Beta Theta Pi26283232343437
Theta Delta Chi35332431323435
Phi Delta Theta29272826313438
Phi Gamma Delta (Established 1893)     1010
Total in fraternities.289280285283296317320
Non-society men.6964675190115114
Total in college.358344352334386432434

 

Tuition Fees Per Annum from 1821 to 1895.
1821 to 1833$30 to $33*1864 to 186845
1833 to 183427+1868 to 187175
1834 to 1836301871 to 187590
1836 to 1847331875 to 1886100
1847 to 1855301886 to110
1855 to 186436  

 

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