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RESOLUTIONS

ADOPTED BY THE

Trustees of Columbia College

October 3, 1898 to June 1, 1903 %

ARRANGED AND PRINTED UNDER RESOLUTION ADOPTED
DECEMBER 7, 1885; AMENDED MARCH 2, 1891

INCLUDED IN THE MINUTES OF THE TRUSTEES

VOLUME XIX, OCTOBER 3, 1898 JUNE 5, 1899

VOLUME XX, OCTOBER 2, 1899 JUNE 4, I900

VOLUME XXI, OCTOBER I, 1900 — JUNE 3, 1901

VOLUME XXII, OCTOBER 7, 1901 JUNE 2, 1902

VOLUME XXIII, OCTOBER 6, 1902 JUNE I, 1903

NOTE.— AN INDEX OF RESOLUTIONS WILL BE FOUND IN EACH VOLUME OF

THE MINUTES



NEW YORK



Printed for the Trustees
1903



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No. 113
1898-99
Oct. 3



RESOLUTIONS,



At a meeting of The Trustees of Columbia College in
THE City of New York, held at the College on Monday, the
3d day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and ninety-eight, the following action was
taken :

(Extract from the Minutes.)



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.

(i) The annual reports of the President and Treasurer
were received and ordered printed.

(2) Resolved, That the offer of Professor Egleston, contained
in his letter of October ist, 1898, to present to the University
his books and his collections of minerals during his lifetime,
instead of after his death as originally proposed by him, be
accepted, upon the conditions contained in his letter of
October 20th, 1897, already agreed to by the Trustees at
their meeting of November 15th, 1897.



FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION.

(3) The Finance Committee having reported the sale of
the real estate received under the Havemeyer gift, being eight
lots on Park Avenue, running from 74th Street to 75th Street,



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and the Ifive lots on the southeast corner of 82d Street and
Fifth Avenue, it was on motion

Resolved^ By the Trustees of Columbia College in the City
of New York, thirteen Trustees being present, that the
sales of the real estate received by this corporation from
Henry O. Havemeyer, and others, and reported this day by
the Finance Committee, be and such sales are hereby ap-
proved and confirmed.



EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION.

(4) Resolved^ That the President have authority to grant a
leave of absence, without salary, to Benjamin D. Woodward,
Ph.D., during the academic year 1898-99, or for so long a
time as his appointment as Assistant Commissioner-General
to the Paris Exposition of 1900 may require.



(5) APPOINTMENTS.

Curtis Hidden Page resigned as Tutor in the Romance
Languages and Literatures and was appointed Lecturer in
the same for the academic year.



(6) APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED.

Rudolph Tombo, Ph.D., Tutor in the Germanic Languages
and Literatures.

James Howard McGregor, B.S.,A.M., Assistant in Zoology.

Victor Lenher, Ph.D., Assistant in Analytical Chemistry,
vice George Miiller, Ph.B., resigned.

George N. Olcott, Ph.D., Lecturer in Roman Archaeology.



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Frederick Sackett Hyde, Ph.B., Assistant in Analytical
Chemistry, vice Henry C. Sherman, Ph.D., resigned.

Emil Justus Riederer, B. S., Assistant in Analytical Chem-
istry, vice Charles H. Fulton, E.M., resigned.

Samuel Osgood Miller, C.E., Assistant in Mechanical En-
gineering, vice Thomas H. Harrington, C.E., resigned.



The Trustees adjourned to meet on the first Monday in
December (December 5) at the usual hour, and at the College.



AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER XVII OF THE
STATUTES.

Proposed October 3d, 1898.

§ 15. From and after June 5th, 1898, there shall be a fellow-
ship to be known as the Schiff Fellowship in Political Science,
the income of which shall be $600 per annum. The fellow-
ship shall be open to graduates holding a first degree from any
college or scientific school of good standing, either in this
country or in Europe. Appointment to the fellowship shall
be made each year by the University Council upon the recom-
mendation of the Faculty of Political Science, and the recom-
mendation of this Faculty shall be based upon the nomination
following: On or before April ist of each academic year the
Faculty of Political Science shall propose to Mr. Jacob H.
Schiff while living the name of a suitable person for nomination
by him. After Mr. Schiff' s death, his oldest living male de-
scendant bearing his family name is to enjoy the right to nom-
inate in the same manner. Should the family name become
extinct, the right of nomination is to inhere in the oldest
direct descendant of Mr. Schiff, bearing any other name, who
is a resident of the United States. Should no nomination be
made by Mr. Schiff or his successor after proper notification
by the Faculty of Political Science, the President of the
University is to have the right to nominate. Should the
recommendation made by the Faculty be unacceptable to the
person having the right of nomination, the Faculty shall pro-
pose other names until a nomination is made.



No. 114

1898-99
Dec. 5



RESOLUTIONS.



At a meeting of The Trustees of Columbia College in
THE City of New York, held at the College on Monday, the
5th day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and ninety-eight, the following action was
taken : ^

(Extract from the Minutes.)



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.

(7) In response to the invitation of the Trustees the Presi-
dent presented a portrait of his father, Abiel Abbot Low, in
whose memory the Library was erected.

(8) The President announced the gift from an anonymous
donor of $50,000 for the endowment of a children's ward in
Roosevelt Hospital, to be known as "The Abraham Jacobi
Ward for Children," it being the wish of the donor that the
ward shall be used for purposes of instruction, that the
Faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons shall have
the right to nominate the physician who is to give instruction
in the ward, and that the nominee in the first instance shall
be Abraham Jacobi, M.D. , and it was

Resolved, That the Trustees accept, with pleasure, the trust
proposed to be created by the letter addressed to the Presi-



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dent, dated June loth, 1898, by a donor who wishes that, for
the time being, his name remain unknown. This trust is
created for the purpose of endowing, in memory of the donor's
wife, a ward for children to be known as "The Abraham
Jacobi Ward for Children," to be used for the purpose of
clinical instruction for students of the College of Physicians
and Surgeons. The agreement with the Trustees of the
Roosevelt Hospital, recited in the following resolution, em-
bodies the details and purposes of the trust ; except that, in
the event of the termination of this agreement, the Trustees
of Columbia College undertake to carry out the object of the
trust by a similar agreement with some other hospital, or in
some other way that may equally well accomplish the object
of the trust as defined in said agreement.

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Trustees be authorized, on
behalf of this corporation, to execute an agreement with the
Trustees of the Roosevelt Hospital in the terms following,
whenever the Treasurer shall certify that he has received the
cash and mortgage referred to.

(9) The President also announced that the Chamber of
Commerce of the State of New York, through a Committee
consisting of Messrs. Jacob H. Schiff, William E. Dodge,
Charles Stewart Smith, William L. Strong, and Morris K.
Jesup had undertaken to raise by subscription a fund of
$100,000 in recognition of the public services of Colonel
George E. Waring, Jr., the income to be paid to his widow
and daughter during their lives, and that upon their decease
the fund was to be paid to the University to constitute a trust
to be known as "The Waring Municipal Fund," the income
to be devoted to the purposes of instruction in Municipal
Affairs.

(10) A bequest of $6,000 (less 5^ inheritance tax) was
received from the estate of Willard B. Perkins, "to be held
as a fund and the income expended every fourth year for a
travelling scholarship in the Architectural Department."



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(11) Resolved, That the thanks of the Trustees be tendered
to the Carnegie Steel Company, Pittsburgh, for the gift of
eight massive steel beams, ranging from a depth of ten to
twelve inches and from a length of fourteen to eighteen feet,
for the support of the locomotive "Columbia."

To the Pennsylvania Steel Company, Steelton, Pa., for the
gift of the rails required for the installation of the locomotive
"Columbia."

To the Mechanical Manufacturing Company, Chicago, 111.,
for the gift of an Ellis Bumping Post, complete, for the
installation of the locomotive "Columbia."

To the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Com-
pany, for the gift of twenty ties for the installation of the
locomotive " Columbia," together with the labor and material
required for securing the rails to the ties in place.

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(12) Resolved, That copies of the Drisler Medal be presented
to the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society,
the Philadelphia Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, the
New York Public Library, the Boston Public Library, the
Century Club, the University Club, and such other societies
or institutions as the Chairman and Clerk may select.

(13) The Special Committee on Buildings and Grounds
presented a report recommending the erection of dormitories
upon the "Green," together with a general plan and a sketch,
and interior plans of a proposed building ; and it was

Resolved, That the Trustees hereby declare their purpose to
build dormitories upon the " Green " as soon as means there-
for shall be provided by gift or legacy, and appeal to the
Alumni and friends of the University for donations for this
object.

Resolved^ That the general plan prepared by Messrs. McKim,
Mead & White, showing the location of dormitories upon the
"Green, "be and the same hereby is approved subject to such



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Dec. 5

modifications in detail as may hereafter be made by the
Trustees.

Resolved, That the thanks of the Trustees be tendered to
Messrs. McKim, Mead & White, for the services rendered by
them in preparing plans and designs for a dormitory.

(14) The Special Committee on Buildings and Grounds
presented a final report of their proceedings in connection
with the new site and the buildings, and the report was
ordered printed and the Committee discharged.

(15) Resolved, That the Trustees hereby express their cordial
thanks to all those who have served on the Special Committee
on Buildings and Grounds for their labors in the successful
and satisfactory completion of the erection and equipment of
the buildings on the new site.

(16) The Special Committee, consisting of the President and
the Committee on Education, presented a report recommend-
ing the substitution of scholarships in place of free reduced
tuitions, with proposed amendments to Chapter XVI and
XVIII of the Statutes.

(17) The President gave notice of proposed amendments to
Chapters XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XVI of the Statutes. (The
proposed amendments are printed separately.)

(18) Resolved, That, upon the recommendation of the
Medical Faculty, there be created in the College of Physi-
cians and Surgeons, for the academic years 1898-99 and 1899-
1900, a scholarship to be known as the " O'Dwyer Scholar-
ship," in memory of Dr. Joseph O'Dwyer's distinguished
services to the medical profession and the cause of humanity
in the invention and perfection of the process of intubation
of the larynx.

Resolved, That this scholarship be held, for the time of its
duration, by Joseph O'Dwyer, son of the late Dr. O'Dwyer.



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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION.



(19) Resolved, Thirteen being present, that the action of the
Finance Committee in entering into a contract for sale and
exchange with John S. White, agreeing to transfer to him the
block of property belonging to the College, situated in the
City of New York, between 49th and 50th Streets and Madison
and Fourth Avenues, for the sum of five hundred thousand
dollars, and the transfer of property belonging to Mr. White,
being Nos. 18 to 24 West 44th Street in the City of New York,
be and the same is hereby approved, and the Clerk of the
corporation is instructed and authorized to affix the seal of
the College to and execute, acknowledge and deliver any deed
or other papers necessary to carry into effect this transaction,
when the same are approved by the Chairman of the Finance

Committee.

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(20) Resolved, That the following additional appropriations
be made to the credit of the Committee on Buildings and
Grounds :

For the purpose of paying our one-third share for painting
the amphitheatre used by the medical colleges at the Bellevue
Hospital, $355.

For care of the grove,



(21) Resolved, That an additional appropriation of $303.50
for Clerical Assistance, Bursar's Office, be made to cover
extra assistance required by reason of the absence on military
service of George Drant, a clerk in the Bursar's Office, and
of the amount so appropriated $250.25 be transferred to the
credit of the President's Emergency Fund, to cover charges
for this service already paid and reported to the Trustees.

(22) Resolved, That the Professor of Metallurgy have author-
ity to expend, for the current uses of his Department, any
unexpended balance of the sum remaining in his possession
which was appropriated for the summer school in metallurgy
during the last summer.



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EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION.



(23) Resolved, That the University Council have authority,
at its discretion, to permit students who have taken their
degree of Doctor of Philosophy in this University to continue
their researches in the laboratories of the University, without
the payment of fees.

(24) Resolved, That the action of the Faculty of Law in
assigning Professor Kirchwey to the Nash Chair of Law, be
confirmed.



APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED.

Under the Faculty of the College.

(25) Richard Hovey, A.B., as Lecturer in English Literature
for the year ending June 30th, 1899.

(26) Under the Faculty of Medicine.

Richard Frothingham, M. D. , as Instructor in Laryngology,
vice D. Bryson Delavan, M. D., resigned — whose resignation
is hereby accepted — from October ist, 1898, for the remainder
of the academic year, or during the pleasure of the Trustees.

Francis Carter Wood, M.D., as Demonstrator in Pathology
at St. Luke's Hospital, for the current academic year.

William B. Coley, M.D., as Clinical Lecturer in Surgery,
for the current academic year.



The Trustees adjourned to meet on the second Monday in
January (January 9) at the usual hour, and at the College.



No. 115
1898-99
Jan. 9



RESOLUTIONS.



At a meeting of The Trustees of Columbia College in
THE City of New York, held on Monday, the 9th day of
January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-nine, the following action was taken: •

(Extract from the Minutes.)



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.

(27) Mr. W. C. Schermerhorn was re-elected Chairman, and
Mr. Pine, Clerk of the Trustees for the ensuing year.

(28) The following named gentlemen were elected to serve
on Committees: Mr. Cutting on Finance; Mr. Pine on
Buildings and Grounds; Rev. Dr. Dix and Mr. Silliman on
Honors; Mr. Smith, Dr, Draper and Mr. Parsons on Educa-
tion ; Mr. Cammann and Rev. Dr. Vincent on the Library.

(29) Resolved, That the thanks of the Trustees be tendered
to Mr. James H, Hyde for his generous provision for a course
of fifteen lectures at the University on the principles of life
assurance, by Mr. Charlton T. Lewis.



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Jan. 9

(30) Resolved, That the thanks of the Trustees be tendered
to Mr. George F. Kunz for his gift to the Geological Museum
of fourteen specimens of meteorites and meteorite minerals.

(31) Resolved, That the thanks of the Trustees be tendered
to Professor James F. Kemp for his gift to the University of
six glass cases for the Museum of Economic Geology.

(32) Resolved, That the thanks of the Trustees be extended
to President Low for the portrait of his father, the late A. A.
Low, Esq., which he has presented to the University.

{I'T^ Resolved, That President Low be requested to sit for
his portrait, and that the matter be referred to the Committee
on the Library with power.

(34) The Committee on the General Catalogue presented a
report for two years, ending December 31st, 1898.

(35) The Statutes were amended as follows: Chapter XI,
Sections i and 9; Chapters XII, XIII, and XIV, by repealing
Section 4 in each Chapter; Chapter XVI, Sections 3, 5, 6, and
7 ; Chapter XVII by adding a Section establishing the Schiff
Scholarship in Political Science ; and Chapter XVIII by adding
Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, establishing " Benefactors'
Scholarships" and "Faculty Scholarships." (The amend-
ments are printed separately.)

(36) Notice was given to amend Chapter XVII by adding a
Section establishing the ' ' Perkins Fellowship in Architecture. "



EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION.

(37) The Committee on Education presented a report on
the substitution of "Benefactors' Scholarships" and "Faculty
Scholarships" in place of free and reduced tuition with amend-
ments to Chapter XVI and XVIII of the Statutes which were
adopted. (The amendments are printed separately.)



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(38) Resolved, That on and after June 30th, 1903, admission
to the Law School be limited to students who have already-
taken their first degree.

(39) Whereas, It has been called to the attention of the
President that, under the regulations of the Regents, the State
examinations for authority to practice medicine in the State
of New York fall this year, in part upon the second Wednes-
day in June, the usual date for the Commencement Day of the
University ; and

Whereas^ It has been found impracticable by the Regents to
change the date of their examinations for the current year ;
therefore,

Resolved, That the action of the University Council in fixing
the Commencement Day for 1899 on the first Wednesday of
the month, June 7th, instead of on the second Wednesday,
June i4thj be confirmed. '^



(40) APPOINTMENTS.

John W. Houston, as Professor of Law, from and after July
ist, 1899, for the term of three years or during the pleasure
of the Trustees.



(41) APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED.

Under the Faculty of the College.

Walter R. Shaw, Ph.D., as Tutor in Botany for the re-
mainder of the academic year to succeed Charles O. Town-
send, Ph.D., resigned.

Under the Faculty of Medicine.

Allan Chatard Eustis, B. S. Ph.B., as Assistant in Physio-
logical Chemistry, from October ist, 1898, for the remainder of
the academic year or during the pleasure of the Trustees.



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Jan. 9

Summary of Report of the President and Treasurer on Students
Enjoying Free and Reduced Tuition.



FREE.

College 24

Law 18

Medicine

Applied Science 34

Political Science 34

Philosophy 33

Pure Science 2



38
3
3
7

12

14



145



27



85



REDUCED.
2



TOTAL.
64
21

3
41
56
56

18



259



FROM THE SEMINARIES.

General Theological Seminary •. 12

Jewish " " 5

Union " " 37



54



FELLOWSHIPS.

Drisler I

Schiff I

University 25



27



SCHOLARSHIPS.



Alumni Association. .
Alumni Competitive.

Brooklyn

Faculty



Moffat

O'Dwyer

President's University.
Pulitzer



Schermerhorn e

Society for Promoting Religion and Learning 3

Stuart 2

University ... 27



Total.



85
166



The Trustees adjourned to meet on the first Monday of
February (February 6th), at the usual hour, and at the College.



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STANDING COMMITTEES, 1899.



ON FINANCE.



Mr. Rives (1902), Chairman.
Mr. Mitchell (1900), Mr. Brown (1901),

Mr. Bronson (1903), Mr. Cutting (1904).



ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.



President Low (ex-officio), Chairman.
Dr. Wheelock (1900), Mr. F, A. Schermerhorn (1902),

Mr. Bronson (1903), Mr. Pine (1904).



ON HONORS.



Rev. Dr. Vincent (1903), Chairman.
Mr. Beekman (1900), Mr, Rives (1901),

Rev. Dr. Dix (1902), Mr. Silliman (1904).



ON EDUCATION.



Rev. Dr. Coe (1901), Chairman.
Mr. Smith (1900), Dr. Wheelock (1900),

Mr. Cutting (1901), Dr. Draper (1902),

Mr. Parsons (1902), Mr. W. C. Schermerhorn (ex-officio).



ON THE LIBRARY.



President Low (ex-officio), Chairman.
Bishop Potter (1900), Mr. Cammann (1901),

Mr. F. A. Schermerhorn (1902), Rev. Dr. Vincent (1904).
Secretary, the Librarian.

[Note. — The date after each name indicates the expiration of term of office.]



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Feb. 6



RESOLUTIONS.



At a meeting of The Trustees of Columbia College in
THE City of New York, held on Monday, the 6th day of
February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-nine, the following action was taken:

(Extract from the Minutes.)



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.

(42) Mr. George G. DeWitt was elected a Trustee.

(43) Resolved^ That the Trustees accept from President
Low the portrait of himself painted by Mr. Huntington, and
tender their thanks to him for the gift.

Resolved^ That, in accepting this portrait of President Low,
the Trustees express their appreciation of the delicate manner
in which it has been placed at their disposal, and of the con-
sideration for the University in giving this valuable picture,
instead of permitting the University itself to have a portrait
specially painted.

(44) Resolved, That the thanks of the Trustees be tendered
to the Hon. Oswald Ottendorfer for his gift of $1,000 towards
the lecture fund of the Department of Germanic Languages
and Literatures.

(45) Resolved, That the Secretary of the Columbia Univer-
sity Press have authority to distribute not to exceed two



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Feb. 6

hundred copies of Fulton's "Life of President Barnard" to a
selected list of libraries and institutions.

(46) In response to the invitation of the University of Cam-
bridge, England, the President was authorized to prepare and
present a suitable address; and to nominate a delegate to
represent Columbia University at the Jubilee of Professor
Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart., Lucasian Professor of
Mathematics in the University of Cambridge, on Thursday
and Friday, June ist and 2d, 1899.

(47) The President was authorized to nominate delegates
to attend the Congress of Orientalists to be held in Rome,
beginning the ist of October, 1899.

(48) The Statutes were amended by adding to Chapter
XVII, Section 17, establishing the "Perkins Fellowship in
Architecture."

(49) Notice was given to amend the following sections of
the Statutes: Chapter XVIII, Section 4, relating to the
"Alumni Competitive Scholarship;" and by adding a new-
section (20) relating to the award of scholarships by the
Faculty of the College; Chapter XVI, Section 8, and Chap-
ter XVII, Section i, relating to the payment of fees by
University Fellows, and the value of such Fellowships.



EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION.

(50) Resolved^ That the educational section of the Univer-
sity Library and of the Bryson Library of Teachers College
be so far amalgamated in the catalogues as to give to students
consulting either catalogue full information as to the books
available in the other library.

Resolved^ That the books especially desired for use in either
library may be transferred from time to time from one to the



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Other, but that all books shall be so marked as to indicate
clearly their ownership.

Resolved^ That, as to the educational section, the two
libraries shall be operated, both as to policy in purchasing
and in administration, in such a way as to bring out to the
fullest extent the combined efficiency of the two.

(51) Resolved, That the title of Prof. R. S. Woodward be
changed from Professor of Mechanics so as to read Professor
of Mechanics and Mathematical Physics.



(52) APPOINTMENTS.

William Ledyard Cathcart as Adjunct Professor of Mechan-
ical Engineering for three years from July ist, 1899, or during^
the pleasure of the Trustees.



(53) APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED.

Marshall Avery Howe, Ph.D., as Curator of the Herbarium,
to succeed John K. Small, Ph.D., resigned.

William B. Johnstone, C.E., as Assistant in Physics to
succeed Dana C. Wells, A.B., E. E., resigned.



The Trustees adjourned to meet on the first Monday of


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