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umni Record, 1903

Northwestern University
College of L ib era! Arts


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Lists of the graduates of the College of Liberal Arts of Northwestern
University have appeared from time to time in college publications: in the Uni-
versity catalogues for 1860-61, 1861-62, 1862-63, 1863-64, withno comment as to
occupation or address; in the catalogues of 1876-77, 1877-78 and 1878-79,
with the occupation and address of each graduate; in the Syllabus, a College
annual published by students, for '87, '88, '89, '90, '91 and '92; and in the
Arrow, published by non-fraternity students in 1891.

In 1894 a Biographical Catalogue of the Alumni of the College of Liberal
Arts was compiled and published for the Alumni Association by Edwin L.
Shuman, '87, Historian of the Association. Since 1894, through the intelli-
gent and persistent efforts of Lodilla Ambrose, '87, Assistant Librarian, much
valuable biographical material has been accumulated. The University
authorities have provided for the preservation and systematic arrangement
of this material, in ready-reference cases in Orrington Lunt Library. From
this material, assisted by Grace E. Shuman, '02, Agnes Hayden, '01, and Elbertie
Foudray, '03, the editor has compiled the following Record of Alumni.

Diligent effort has been made to obtain full information concerning every
graduate, in many cases with gratifying success, but in some with no success
whatever. While great care has been exercised to avoid mistakes, undoubt-
edly errors will be found. These errors as well as future changes in the
residence and occupation of alumni should be reported promptly to
RECORDER OF ALUMNI, Orrington Lunt Library, Evanston, Illinois.

An asterisk (*) is prefixed to the names of deceased graduates.
May, 1903. C. B. A.


To the Graduates of the College of Liberal Arts of Northwestern University

For the first time in the history of the institution Northwestern Uni-
versity has prepared a fairly full official record of the life and work of the
graduates of the College Department. We send it forth with the very best
wishes for the future welfare and prosperity of our graduate body.

It is true of all great schools (and especially true of an institution like
our own) that their permanent future depends upon the interest, activity,
and loving care of their own graduates. The universities must depend
upon their alumni for the financial support which is necessary to the widest
usefulness. They must depend upon them for that moral support which
sends back to their halls from generation to generation the descendants of
those who formerly studied there and took away with them in their broader
culture as well as in their diplomas the evidence of their sojourn. And
they must depend upon the reputation and success of these very graduates
for that growing consideration in the heart and mind of the public which
will bring ever fresh streams of blood into the body academic.

An examination of this alumni record will reveal the interesting fact
that even within the very short period of the life of this institution there
is growing up a certain hereditary, a certain family tradition which deter-
mines where young men and women shall take their college course. Con-
sidering the brief time we have been at work, and the small number
of graduates turned out in the early years of the institution, it is quite re-
markable to find so many references to the effect that John Doe, graduated
in the year 1901, is the son of number 200, the nephew of number 205, the
cousin of number 607 and the brother of number 708. It reveals in a very
striking way the permanent hold which Northwestern University in its
College of Liberal Arts has taken upon one sturdy family after another.

Our records also show that the families of the alumni of Northwestern
University at any rate are not dying out for lack of children and we may
look forward with the confident hope that an increasing number of students
will come as descendants of those who have already gone forth crowned with
its honors.

Those of us who studied for even a short time at Evanston went
away with an impression which we shall never lose; went away with an
interest which will never die. The association, however brief, with the earnest
and vigorous men and women who make up the long line of former students ;
the stay, however brief, on this beautiful campus ; the whispering of the wind
in the great trees of the oak forest; the thundering of the waves on the lake
shore ; aU combined to make an impression upon us which so far from growing
weaker has become deeper and stronger with the passing years.


The cry of the gladiator in the old Roman amphitheater was " Morituri
te salutamus" "We who are about to die salute thee." Our cry is quite
a different one. "We who are in the midst of the fight salute thee."
And we call upon you to put on your armor and come up to
Evanston, if not in body, at any rate in Spirit, and help us help us
in all those ways in which tender and loving children should honor and
protect their cherishing mother. We ask your presence at all our University
gatherings. We ask your prayers for all our University undertakings.
We ask your assistance morally and materially in all the future which is
unrolling so rapidly before us and which is so full of potentiality and promise.
Do your part to make this institution oneof which we and our children after
us may even be more proud and fond. Thus you will fulfill the injunction
of the apostle and " magnify your calling."








March 31. Meeting held in law office of Grant Goodrich, south side of
Lake St., midway between Clark and Dearborn Streets, Chicago, "for the pur-
pose of establishing a University in Chicago, under patronage and govern-
ment of the Methodist Episcopal Church." Present were: Rev. Richard
Haney, Rev. R. H. Blanchard, Rev. Zadok Hall, Grant Goodrich, John Evans,
Orrington Lunt, Andrew J. Brown, J. K. Botsford, and Henry W. Clark. [Of
these nine men Andrew J. Brown survives.]


Jan. 28. Charter obtained from State legislature for University corpo-
ration, styled, "The Trustees of Northwestern University."

June 14. First meeting of University corporation. Plan adopted for
development of a College of Liberal Arts, with a faculty to consist of a Presi-
dent who should also be Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, and
three other professors. John Evans, M. D., chosen president of board of

Sept. 22.


Committee of trustees appointed to recommend a site for the


June 23. Rev. Clarke Titus Hinman, D. D., unanimously chosen first
President of the University. He develops a plan for sale of transferable and
perpetual scholarships, to obtain funds to be used for the purpose of instruc-
tion and the purchase of a site for the University.

Aug. 11. Purchase of three hundred and eighty acres of land on the lake-
shore, where the city of Evanston now stands.


Feb. 3. University site named "Evanston" in honor of the president of
the University corporation, Dr. John Evans.

June 25. Abel Stevens, W. D. Godman and Henry S. Noyes elected pro-
fessors in the College. Dr. Stevens does not accept. Assets of the University,



Oct. 21. Death of President Hinman, at Troy, N. Y. He was thirty-five
years of age. Graduated from Wesleyan University (Conn.) in the class of


June 15. Dr. J. V. Z. Blaney is elected Professor of Chemistry. During
the year the main part of the frame building known later as Old College, was
erected on Davis street at northwest corner of Hinman avenue as a tempor-
ary home for the University. It contained six class rooms, a chapel room,
a small museum, and two halls for literary societies, besides two attic rooms
for student lodgers.

Nov. 1 . The new building is formally opened. 5 First registration of
students. These were : Thomas E. Annis, from Laporte, Ind. ; Winchester
E. Clifford, Evanston; Samuel L. Eastman, Newbury, Vt.; J. Marshall
Godman, Marion, Ohio; Horace A. Goodrich, Evanston; Melville C. Spauld-
ing, Dubuque, Iowa; O. F. Stafford, - , Ind.; Hart L. Stewart, Evan-
ston; Albert Lamb, Elkgrove; Elhanon J. Searle, Rock Island. Total for the
year, 10. Hinman Literary Society organized. Named in honor of the
late President Hinman, whose library is placed in charge of the society.


June 5. Rev. Randolph S. Foster, D. D., elected President of the Uni-
versity. "First Circular (15 pages) of the Trustees and Faculty of the North-
Western University" is issued. The faculty consists of: Rev. Randolph S.
Foster, President and Professor of Moral Philosophy and Logic; Rev. Abel
Stevens, A. M., (absent) Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature; Henry
S. Noyes, A. M., Professor of Mathematics; Rev. W. D. Godman, A. M., Pro-
fessor of Greek; Daniel Bonbright, A. M., (absent in Europe) Professor of
Latin. Requirements for admission to classical course include no geometry,
no science, and no ancient history. No one admitted to freshman class under
fourteen years of age.

July . President Foster addresses the trustees on the necessity of per-
manent College buildings and a library. Plans prepared for the proposed
buildings. President's salary ($2,000) is devoted, at his suggestion, to the
purchase of books, and he is permitted to continue as pastor of Trinity M. E.
church, New York City, until May, 1857.

Sept. 16. First faculty meeting . Held in Prof. Noyes' study. Present,
President Foster, Professors Noyes and Godman. "Agreed in the absence of
the President for the ensuing year, the duties of the faculty should be divided
as follows : Professor Noyes to assume administration of discipline and to act
as treasurer, Professor Godman to be secretary and librarian. Resolved, that
a Bible class be formed and taught on the Sabbath day, Professor Noyes to
teach it." 18 College opens ; total registration for the year, twenty-one.


Second circular (three pages) appears for North-Western University. Uni-
versity seal is adopted. Robert Kennicott appears as Curator of Museum
He has leave of absence while collecting museum of natural history. Junior


class receives lectures on natural philosophy and chemistry (with experiments)
by Prof. Blaney; on Greek etymology by Prof. Godman. The library now
contains two thousand volumes; the sum of $1,000 is appropriated for pur-
chase of books.


Third circular (sixteen pages) of North- Western University appears. It
states a Senior class will be added next year. Courses of study described as :
literary course (classical) of four years; scientific course of four years; eclectic
course of four years ; a course of University lectures proper, to meet the wants
of old students who may desire to extend their studies beyond the regular
graduating course. All students are examined at the close of the sophomore
and senior years on the studies of the two preceding years. In October Abra-
ham Lincoln visits Evanston, and students and citizens join in giving him a
hearty reception.


President Foster's library, numbering 675 volumes, added to the Univer-
sity library.

Feb. 12. The Illinois Alpha chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity is

First catalogue (twenty-two pages) of North- Western University appears.
Number of students in attendance, 29: five seniors, ten juniors, two sopho-
mores, twelve freshmen. Two degrees offered, Ph. B. for completion of scien-
tific course, A. B. for completion of classical course.

April 6. Junior exhibition at the Methodist church. Speakers : Springer,
Spaulding, Rawleigh, Plimpton, Stewart, Linn, Lord, Knapp, E. Q. Searle.

June 30. First Commencement. Brass band heads procession of trustees,
faculty, graduating class and visitors. Five graduates. All deliver orations,
T. E. Annis on "The Life Student and His Lesson," W. E. Clifford on "The
Birthright of Mind," S. L. Eastman on "Self Reliance," H. M. Kidder on
"Relation of Agriculture to National Prosperity," E. J. Searle on "Philosophy
of Civil Liberty."

Aug. 31. Examination of candidates for admission.

Sept. 1. First term begins.

Nov. 30. Term ends and winter vacation of five weeks follows.


June 26. President Foster resigns and Professor Noyes is elected Vice-
President of the University. 28 Professor Godman resigns on account of ill
health. Second Commencement; eight graduates.

Sept. . Warren Taplin appears in faculty list as Principal of Prepara-
tory Department. Alphonso C. Linn, A. B. '60, appears as tutor. Library
contains 3,000 volumes. 8 The steamer Lady Elgin is wrecked near High-
wood. Students assist in the rescue of life. Edward W. Spencer with a rope
tied around him goes out into the lake to the relief of many.

Oct. 2. Students excused to go to Chicago to hear W. H. Seward speak.



June 16. Rev. Henry Bannister, D. D., delivers baccalaureate address in
village church. 19 Hinman society presents Acting President Noyes with
gold-mounted cane. 20 Third Commencement. Brass band heads pro-
cession of students, alumni, professors, visiting board, and distinguished
visitors, from College to church where commencement exercises are held.
Five men receive degrees.

Sept. 4. Examination of candidates for admission. Henry Bannister,
D. D., appears as Instructor in Mental Philosophy and Logic. Annual charges :
tuition, $45.00; incidentals, $6.00; library fee, $3.00. Price of board, includ-
ing room rent, varies from $2.50 to $3.00. . Catalogue states: "Young men
at College have very little need of pocket money, and parents having minor
sons at the University are advised to entrust their funds to some member of
the faculty who will attend to payment of their bills . . . . , charging a commis-
sion of three per cent." John Dempster, D. D., appears as Instructor in
Natural Theology and Ethics.

Oct. 12. Faculty discontinues evening prayers in College.


Adelphic Literary Society organized.

March 26. Junior exhibition. Speakers: H. M. Bannister, William
Page, A. Butterfield, and J. C. Thomas.

June 18. Professor Blaney resigns to enter the Union army. 19 Fourth
commencement, six graduates.

Sept. 3. Examination of candidates for admission. Oliver Marcy, A. M.,
appears as Professor of Natural History and Physics. Alphonso C. Linn, A.
B., appears as tutor in Mathematics and Latin. Annual charge for tuition re-
duced to $39.00.


Feb. 2. Members of University who live at hotel are excluded from Uni-
versity on account of smallpox at hotel. Hyphen disappears from the word
Northwestern in title of University as used in catalogue. 16 Faculty invite
members of class of 1859 to deliver Master's orations at next Commencement.

March 25. Junior exhibition. Speakers: C. C. Bragdon, F. J. Hutch-
ings, J. W. Searle, H. S. Sovereign, M. C. Springer, and G. E. Strobridge.

June 18. Fifth Commencement, two graduates; H. M. Bannister and
Almus Butterfield, two Master's orations.

Dec. 10. In response to petition from students for instruction in modern
language a class in German is organized. Registration of College students for
1862-63, 31. Attendance largely reduced by enlistments in the Civil War.


March 29. Junior exhibition. Speakers: E. B. Wheeler, M. A. Pingree,
L. H. Pearce, F. B. DeFrees, W. H. Morrison.

May 2. "Application having been made by a number of students (say
20) to be excused from College for the remainder of the term in order to enlist
under the call for troops to serve 100 days, voted that those who are over age
may be excused and that those under (age) be directed first to obtain permis-


sion from their parents or guardians." (Faculty Record.) 2-3 Twenty stu-
dents organize the "University Guards" and enlist for one hundred days' ser-
vice in Company F of 134th Illinois Infantry. Alphonso C. Linn, '60, Instructor
in Latin and Mathematics, Captain ; Milton C. Springer, '64, First Lieutenant;
George E. Strobridge, '64, Second Lieutenant. 9 "Tutor Linn, desiring to
enlist in the 100-day service above referred to, the other members of the Uni-
versity faculty agreed to hear a portion of his classes in his absence, the re-
mainder having been otherwise provided for." (Faculty Record.)

June 23. Sixth Commencement. Three graduates, Hutchings, Springer,
Strobridge, all excused from speaking because they had gone into the war.
Master's orations pronounced by Captain Haney, '61, and Chaplain Spencer,
'61. Baccalaureate address by Rev. D. P. Kidder, D. D., on "Men of the
Period." Light Guard band leads procession from College to village church.

Sept. . Miner Raymond, D. D. ; appears in faculty as Instructor in Moral
Philosophy; Louis Kistler, A. M., as Instructor in Greek. Annual charges
advanced to $45 for tuition and $7.50 for incidentals, and library fee reduced
to $1.50.

Nov. 2. Faculty votes to encourage students to procure melodeon for
chapel. Illinois Alpha'chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity established this


Feb. 27. Faculty votes no student should be allowed to be absent from
University to teach school except upon permission granted by vote of faculty.
During the year appropriation $25,000 was made by the trustees toward erer-
tion of University Hall.

July 6. Seventh Commencement. Three graduates: Bragdon, Pingree
and Wheeler.

Nov. 2. Faculty, on request of citizens of Evanston, authorizes excuse of
students to attend Union mass meeting in Chicago.


David H. Wheeler appears as Professor of the English Language and Litera-
ture. Five premiums or prizes, amounting to $115, are announced for meri-
torious work in philology, mathematics, physical science, declamation, and

April 4. Junior exhibition. Speakers: J. H. Brooks, W. C. Comstock,
John EUis, J. B. McGuffin, G. W. Winslow.

July 11. Meeting of Association of Alumni in afternoon. Oration, J. W.
Haney; poem, W. A. Spencer. Ex-president Foster delivers an addresss before
alumni in evening. Social reunion and supper in Baptist church. 12 Bac-
calaureate address by Rev. Bishop E. Thompson of Delaware, Ohio. Eighth
Commencement. Speakers: A. J. Wheeler, James Frake, L. H. Pearce, J. A.

Sept. Edgar Frisbie appears in the faculty as instructor in Mathematics.

Dec. Rules and regulations issued for College. Study hours announced

nine a. m. to twelve m., two to five p. m., and all evening after seven o'clock.
To student allowed to go out of Evanston without permission of the President.



The library contains about 4,000 volumes. Seniors once a term and
juniors once a month declaim original compositions before the University in

March 15. Sophomores publicly reprimanded*for concerted absence from
recitation. 19 Junior exhibition. Speakers: E. W. Burke, Morton Culver,
F. J. Huse, A. J. Kennicott, H. T. Scovill.

June 16. University sermon by Rev. R. M. Hatfield of Chicago. 19
Address before the Hinman literary society by Rev. Professor F. W. Fisk of
Chicago. 20 Baccalaureate address by Rev. D. H. Wheeler. Ninth Com-
mencement, eight graduates; two master's orttions.

Sept. 2. Faculty resolves College bell shall be rung only by janitor.

Dec. 16. Annual exercises of the Adelphic literary society. Speakers:
C. H. Curtis, E. R. Brown, E. W. Burke, W. M. Raymond, and W. C. Knapp.


Robert M. Cumnock, A. B., appears as instructor in Elocution, and Wilbur
F. Yocum, A. M., as Instructor in Mathematics. Henry M. Bannister is ap-
pointed curator of the museum.

June 14. University sermon by Rev. C. H. Fowler of Chicago. 15 Con-
test for the Hurd prize. 16 Address before literary societies by Hon. New-
ton Bateman of Springfield, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 17
Meeting of Association of Alumni. 18 Baccalaureate address by Professor
Louis Kistler at 10 a. m. At 2 p. m. tenth Commencement. Three graduates ;
C. C. Bragdon, '65, pronounces Master's oration.


Erastus O. Haven, D. D., LL. D., elected President of the University.
Young women admitted to college classes for the first time. Schultze library
of 20,000 volumes purchased for University by Luther L. Greenleaf. Assets
of University, $779,000. In faculty lists appear the names of C. G. Wheeler,
Professor of Chemistry ; Rev. F. D. Hemenway, Professor of Hebrew Language
and Literature ; J. F. Kellogg, Professor of Civil Engineering ; R. Baird, Assistant
in Greek; and J. W. Ravel, Assistant in Mathematics.

Jan. 22. Hinman prize essay contest.

March 23. Junior exhibition. Speakers: F. C. Winslow, H. Potwin, W.
Plested, A. W. Patten, A. D. Langworthy, I. B. Henry, J. H. Gill, M. Finity,
T. Craven, M. C. Bragdon, W. D. Best, and W. H. H. Adams.

June 1. First class day. Program printed in Latin; W. M. Raymond,
historian; H. Curtiss, poet; R. Baird, orator; W. Butterfield; prophet. 23
Eleventh Commencement, on the campus; ten graduates; three master's
degrees. Dr. E. O. Haven is elected president of the University. The
Omega chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity is established.

Sept. 8. Opening of University Hall. Inauguration of Rev. Erastus O.
Haven, D. D., LL.D., as President of University. Dedicatory hymn written
by Mrs. E. E. Marcy. Address to friends of University by Rev. C. H. Fowler.
Free train for invited guests from Chicago and a free dinner. C. W. Pearson,


A. W. Patten and A. H. Miller are employed as Assistants in preparatory de-

Oct. 15. Opening of new society hall of Adelphic literary society.

Dec. Committee appointed from four College classes to organize a Y. M.
C. A. for the University.


N. G. Bartlett appears as Professor of Chemistry, A. W. Patten as Assistant
in Mathematics, and Karl Schou as Teacher of the Danish language.

Jan. 21. Hiiiman contest for Hamlin prize.

Feb. 19. Second meeting for organization of Y. M. C. A. W. H. H.
Adams, '70, pres.; four vice-presidents from the various departments of the
University; one from village of Evanston; F. D. Raymond, '72, secretary.
21 Senior contest for Lunt prize.

March 20. Junior exhibition. Speakers: H. W. Woodruff, E. R. Schra-
der, R. D. Russell, O. Roys, J. H. Raymond, C. W. Pearson, A. B. Norton, A.
H. Miller, E. D. Gould, and D. O. Fox.

May 31. Class day. Program printed in German. Class presented by
Professor Marcy and received by President Haven. Speakers: W. H. H.
Adams, Homer Potwin, and A. W. Patten.

June 18. Semi-annual election of Y. M. C. A. of the University. A. H.
Miller, '71, Pres. ; A. B. Norton, '71, Sec. 19 Baccalaureate sermon by Presi-
dent Haven. 20 Kedzie prize declamation contest. 22 Twelfth Com-
mencement, fourteen bachelor's degrees. Meeting of Alumni Association.
Reception at President's house.


Jan. The Tripod, a twelve-page College monthly paper, appears, con-
trolled by the literary societies. Editors: E. R. Shrader (Hinman), and H. S.
Wicks (Adelphic). Frequently throughout the year leading articles appear
over the signatures of President Haven, Professors Marcy, Baird, Pearson and
Frances E. Willard.

March 28. Junior exhibition. Speakers: E. B. Woodson, H. M. Thiers,
J. F. Robinson, C. R. Paul, H. H. Palmer, George Lunt, R. B. Edwards, L. P.
Davis, C. H. Castle, J. G. Burke, G. E. Bragdon, and E. H. Beal.

May 18. Hinman debate with Chicago Lyceum. 20 University base-
ball nine defeats the "Prairies" in Chicago. Score: 24-13. Three other vic-
tories follow immediately. Team consists of Kimball, Langworthy, Collins,
Frake, Lunt, Cooper, Elmo re, Gaines, and Beatty. 31 Class day. Speak-
ers: J. H. Raymond, O. Roys, G. L. Yaple, H. S. Wicks, A. W. Penny, A. B.
Norton, and D. O. Fox.

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