Jacksonville Illinois College.

Catalogue of the officers and students of Illinois college online

. (page 1 of 27)
Online LibraryJacksonville Illinois CollegeCatalogue of the officers and students of Illinois college → online text (page 1 of 27)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook










1896 = 1897








1896 = 1897


Illinois College.



John E. Bradley, Ph. D., LL. D,,

Hon. Edward P. Kirby, LL. U.,

Julius E. Strawn, A. M.,

Lloyd W. Brown, M. D.,

Hon. William H. Collins, A. M.,

Marshall P. Ayers, A. M.,

Frank W. Tracy,

Charles H. Rannells, A. M.,

Hon. Thomas C. McMillan, A. M.,

Charles FvIDGely, A M.,

Hon. Robert D. Russell, xi. M.,

Aaron B. Mead,

Thomas J. Pitner, M. D.,

William D. Marsh,

Charles H. Morse,

Egbert W. Gillett,

Ensley Moore, B. S,,

Henry F. Carriel, M. D ,

Rev. John B. Fairbank, D. D.,

Hon. Richard Yates, A. M.,

Rev. Hamuel H. Dana, D. D.,

Oliver J. Bailey,

Harold W. Johnston, Ph. D..











Minneapolis, Minn.












Bloomington, Ind.

Hon. Edward P. Kirby, LL. D., Secretary and Treasurer.

(232K W. State St.) 3 Duncan PL

Ensley Moore, B. b.

Custodian c}f Colle je Mementos.

Illinois College.


John E Bradley, Ph. D., LL. D. 1202 W. Colle^^e Ave.

President and Professor of Mental and Moral Science.

A. B., Williams Colle.!2,'e, 1865; A. M., 1SG8; Ph. D., University of New York, 1879 ;
LL. 1)., Williams College, 1893; Principal Higli Seliool, mttsiield. Mass ,
1865-68; Principal High School, Albany, N. Y., 1S68-8G; Commissioner
Slate of New \''ork to Paris Exposition, 1878; Superintendent of City
Schools, Minneapolis, 1886-92; Member of National Council of Education
from 1889; President of Llliuois College from 1892.

HiRAM K. Jones, LL. D. 505 W, College Ave.

Professor of Philosophy.

A. B.,Iinnois College, 1844; A.M., 1847; M. D., 1846; LL. D., 1878; Founder
Concord School of Philosophy, 1879; Lecturer on Greek Philosophy in
same, 1879-89; President American Akademe, 1878; Professor of Philos-
ophy hi Illinois College from 1886.

Harvey W. Milligan, A. M , M. D. 149 Caldwell 8t.

Professor of History and English Literature and Instructor in

A. B , Williams College, 18.53; A. M., 1856; M. D., University of Pennsvlvania,

1862; InstTuctoi- State Institution for Deaf Mutes, Pennsylvania, 1856 65;
Princi^ialof same in Wisconsin. 1865-69; Instructor in same in Illinois,
1869-82; Professor of History and English Literature in llliuois College
from 1882.

James B. Shaw, D. So. 1030 Grove St.

Hitchcock Profes'^or of Matliematics and Aatronnm3\

B. S., Purdue University, 1889; M. S., 1890; D. Sc, 1893; Member of American

Mathematical Society, and Fellow of American Association for the Ad-
vancenu-nt of Science; Professor of Mathematics, Ontral Uiuversity.
Iowa, 1890; Instructor in Matliematics and Physics, Illinois College
1890-91; Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy from 1891,

Illinois College.

Milton E. Chukchill, A. M., B. D. 815 Lockwood PI.
Collins Professor of Greek and German.

A. B., Knox College, 1877; A. M.. 1880; B. D„ Yale University, 1883; Instructor
in Latin and (ireek, Knox College, 1878-80, and 1SS5-87; Principal Emer-
son Institute, Mobile, 1883-85; Professor ot Latin, Blackburn University,
1897-91; Studied in Germany, 1891; Professor of Greek and (icrman in
Illinois College from 1891.

Jacob A. Zeller, A. M. 327 Lockwood PI.

Professor of Pedagogy and Principal of Whipple Academy.

A, B., Miami University, 185J; A. M., i860; B. L., Cincinnati Law School 18G0;
Principal High School, Evansville, Ind., 1870-81; Superintendent of
Schools, Pachmond, Ind., 1881-8-4; Principal High School, Lafayette. Ind.,
1885-94; Professor of Pedagogy in Illinois College from 1894.

John M. Clapp, A. M. 1040 W. College Ave.

Professor of English and Oratory.

A. B., Amherst College, 1890; A. M., 1893: Instructor in Elocution and Rhetoric
in Illinois College, 1890-94; Professor of English and Oratory from 1894.

Truman P. Carter, A M. 872 Grove St.

Hitchcock Professor of Natural Sciences.

A. B., Illinois College, 1885; A. M., 1888; B. S., University of Ulinois, 18SS;

Studied in Cornell University, 18S9-9(); Instructor in Science in Illinois
College, 1891-94; Professor of Natural Sciences from 1894.

Frederick W. Sanford, A. B. 717 W. College St.

Instructor in Latin and French.

B. S., Illinois College, 1890; A. B., 1S91: Studied in Cliicago University 1894-95-

Frank Parsons Norbury, M. D. 420 W. State St.

l^ecturer on Psycho-Phy^icR.

M. D.,Long Island College llosjiital, 1888; Resi(hMit Physician Pennsylvania
Institution for I'^eeble Miiuied Clnl(lren,l8S8; Assistant Physician Illinois
Central Hosi)ital for the Insane, 1888-93; Lecturer on Nervous and Men-
tal Diseases, Keokuk Medical College, 1893; Professor of Nervous ami
Mental Diseases, St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons, from
1894; Lecturer on Cranio-Cer«4)ral Anatomy and Surgery in Woman's
Medical College, St. Louis, 1S94; Associate Kditor of tlic Medical Kort-
niglitly of St. Louis; Lecturer on Psycho-Physics in Illinois College
from 1894.

Illinois College.

James W. Putnam, B. S. 402 Sandusky St.

Instructor in History and Assistant in Preparatory Department.
B. S., Illinois College, 1894; Student in Chicago University, 1895.

WiLLAKD H. Gakkett, B. S. Room 18, C. H.

Assistant in Preparatory Department.

B. S., Illinois College, 1895.

Truman P. Carter, A. M.

Professor of Physical Training.

Wm. Kirby McLaughlin, A. M., M. D. 121 W. Coll. Ave.

Piiysical Examiner.

A. B., Illinois College, 1884; A. M., 1887; M. D., Northwestern University Med-
ical College, 1890: Physical Examiner in Illinois College from 1893.

James W. Putnam, B. S.

Director of Gymnasium.

Professor H. W. Milligan, Librarian.

Professor M. E Churchill, Secretary of the Faculty.

Professor J. B. Shaw, Bursar.

Illinois College,




The establishment of Illinois College is intimately re-
lated to the first settlement of the state. No chapter in
American history is more inspiring than that which records
the scenes and incidents connected with the formation of
the famous Yale Band of 1829. Settlements in the Upper
Mississippi valley were then small and widely scattered.
But the young men composing this Band, then students
of Yale College, looked forward to the development of the
great west, and calmly planned for a national destiny of
which few had then conceived. They resolved that the
millions so soon to people the prairies and the forests of
this vast expanse should find that the institutions of edu-
cation and Christianity had preceded them. They resolved
to lead in this work by devoting themselves to it.

In the autumn of V^21, Theron Baldwin, then a student
in Yale College, read a fervid essay in the Yale Society of
Inquiry on the Call of the West. His young associates
were deeply stirred by his appeal, and on their homeward
walk they paused beneath the elms, and under the solemn
majesty of that starlight night they devoted themselves to
the work which the essay had proposed. A compact was
prepared and signed, in wliich these young men pledged
themselves to the work of education and Christianity in

Illinois College.

the then wild and distant state of Illinois. The sij^aiers of
this compact were Mason Grosvenor, Theron Baldwin,
Julian M. Sturtevant, William Kirby, Asa Turner, John
F. Brooks and Elisha Jenney. Under the pledges of this
compact, these young men immediately began to make
plans for the founding of a Christian college.

Meantime, pioneers of the settlement of the state had
begun to realize the great opportunity which was presented,
and they, too, resolved that this fruitful land should be
pre-empted for freedom and learning and righteousness —
rescued from slavery and the thrittlessness and disorder
which threatened. A movement was inaugurated under
under the lead of Kev. John M. Ellis, a home missionary,
for the establishment of a Christian school, to which Gov.
Joseph Duncan and Judge Samuel D. Lockwood gave
hearty support. Through the agency of the American
Home Missionary Society, these two movements were
brought together, and many new friends gained to the en-
terprise, east and west.

In December, 1 829, the school was opened in what is now
the south wing of Beech er Hall, with Julian M. Sturtevant
as the sole teacher. For fifty-six years he was connected
with the institution as teacher, professor or president. The
lirst class was graduated in 1885, and consisted of Richard
Yates, afterwards the great war governor of Illinois, and
Jonathan Spilman. In 1831 Rev. Edward Beecher resigned
the pastorate of Park Street Church, Boston, to accept the
presidency of the growing institution. Few colleges have
graduated so many distinguished alumni.

Illinois College was the most potent factor in determin-
ing the early history of the state. The wide publicity
given to its establishment by the American Home Mis-
sionary Society and other agencies induced tens of thou-
sands of the most desirable settlers to emigrate from their
eastern homes to the fertile prairies of Illinois. Enter-

8 Illinois College.

prise and capital followed the Christian colle^^e. The
founders of the college were, in fact, the authors of the
whole educational system of the state, and during the
early years of its history one or two of its professors were
constantly traveling throughout the state, stimulating the
establishment of voluntary schools and forming j)ublic sen-
timent in favor of a system of public education. Through-
out its history it has steadfastly adhered to its original
purpose to promote the interests of education and Chris-
tianity throughout the region of which it is the intellectual

Illinois College, then, is the oldest college in the state,
It represents the best educational standards and traditions
of the parent institution, Yale College. In the quality of
its work it ranks with the best institutions in the country.
Students pass, without conditions, from its classes to the
same rank in the largest colleges at the east.

With the wisdom of age is combined the vigor of youth.
The institution reverently adheres to whatever is best in
the old and fearlessly adopts that which is good in the
new education. It deems that training best which yields
strong and self-reliant manhood. It educates for power,
and adopts those methods of work which seem best calcu-
lated to produce clearness of intellect, vigor of expression,
refinement of taste and Christian character.

The College seeks to provide wholesome conditions of
growth. Its discipline is broad, but just and efficient.
Within proper limits the greatest freedom and independ-
ence on the part of the student is encouraged as part of a
w^ell rounded education; beyond these limits conformity
to the regulations of the College is expected and enforced.
A systematic education is believed to include the phys-
ical, intellectual, moral and religious development of each
student, and careful provision is made for each of these
departments of training.

Illinois College. 9


By the charter of Illinois College the general govern-
ment and administration of the institution are vested in
its Board of Trustees. The immediate direction of its
worK is vested in the Faculty; who are empowered to
aetermine the requirements for admission to the College,
the standard of attainment in the several classes, the sub-
jects and methods of study, and to make such rules, subject
to the judgment of the Trustees, as may be deemed best
for the guidance of the institution and the advancement
of its work-
It is the aim of Illinois College to extend to young men
the benefits of a liberal education of a most advanced
standard. It encourages broad and thorough study, and
offers every incentive to faithful work and high attainment.
Its courses of instruction are arranged to give the best
13ossible preparation alike for professional study and for
active life. It seeks to meet the increasing demand for
men of disciplined intellect, trained power and upright
character in business enterprises. It trains its graduates
for engineering, journalism and teaching; and while it
thus affords special lines of study and investigation to
meet the aims and necessities of different classes of stu-
dents, it affords to all opportunities for that broad culture
which should be the possession of every intelligent man.
Improved methods of instruction make attainments easy
at the present day which were beyond the reach of any
but post-graduate students a few years ago. The instruc-
tors are specialists in their various departments, and the
class-rooms and laboratories are supplied with the best
appliances and apparatus for illustration and experiment.
The wide range of elective studies enables students to carry
their work in any chosen department to a high degree of
advancement and practical results.

10 Illinois College.

Whipple Academy, the Preparatory Department of Illi-
nois College, is a secondary school of high grade. In
addition to fitting its graduates for admission to Illinois
College or any college or university in the country, it
affords special advantages for the pursuit of English and
business courses of study and for young teachers who wish
to qualify themselves for higher grades of work. Its
instruction is nearly all given by the regular college i^ro-
fessors, and its students have the benefit of the College
library, laboratories and apparatus. In these and many
other particulars it stands pre-eminent among schools of
its class. The association of its students with college
students and college work tends to promote ambition and
manliness. Physical exercise is required and care is taken
for the formation of moral character.


Jacksonville has long been famed for its culture and lit-
erary atmosphere. Three of the state charitable institu-
tions are located here, and a number of prosperous schools
and seminaries, and these, with the College, have led many
cultivated families to take up their residence in Jackson-
sonville. Its streets are well paved, lighted by electricity,
and everywhere lined with arching rows of elms. It is
conveniently situated at the intersection of the Chicago &
Alton, the Wabash, the Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis, and
the Jacksonville, Louisville & St. Louis railroads. Its
healthful climate and freedom from temptation render it a
most favorable location for a Christian college.

The College campus is a magnificent park of some twenty
acres, crowning a slight elevation, and set with large elms
and other trees.

The College buildings are commodious and well equipped.
They are Sturtevant Hall, in which are lecture and recita-
tion rooms and laboratories; Crampton Hall, a large dormi-

Illinois College. 11

tory building; Beecher Hall, containing several society
and lecture rooms; Whipple Hall, containing recitation
rooms, and a large study hall for the preparatory depart-
ment; the College Hall, devoted to the use of the board-
ing department, and Gymnasium. These buildings are
all well adapted to their uses, are heated by steam and
lighted by gas. To these has now been added the Jones
Memorial building, the gift of Dr. Hiram K. Jones of
Jacksonville, erected in memory of his wife, Elizabeth Orr
Jones. It is constructed of brick and terra cotta, with tile
roof, finished in oak and maple, lighted by electricity and
equipped with the most approved heating and ventilating
systems and other modern conveniences. It is about ninety-
two feet in length by seventy-three feet in width and is
designed in an easy Gothic style of architecture. It con-
tains the library, chapel, reading room, Y. M. C. A., rooms,
president's office, a number of class rooms and a work
room for the use of the library. It is carefully planned
and complete in all its features.


The courses of instruction form a system of required
and elective study. In the Freshmah year ther equired
studies occupy twelve hours each week; in the Sophomore
year eight hours each week; in the Junior year six hours,
and in the Senior year five hours, leaving three hours of
elective work in the Freshman year, seven hours in the
Sophomore year aud ten hours each in the Junior and
Senior years.

The required studies of the Freshman year are selected
for their disciplinary value, in order that students may the
more profitably pursue, in subsequent years, whatever
they may elect.

The required studies of the Sophomore, Junior, and
Senior years are restricted to Enghsh, German, French >

12 Illinois College.

Biology, History and Philosophy, the pursuit of which in
their respective courses is deemed necessary for students
who are to be recommended for a coUei^iate degree,

The elective studies offer the student a large number of
subjects, and are so placed in the curriculum that freedom
of choice is allowed within the necessary limitations of
the schedule of recitations.


Four different courses of study are pursued in this Col-
lege: The Classical Course, the Philosophical Course, tlie
Scientific Course and the Agricultural Course.

Candidates for admission to these courses are examined
in the following subjects:


EN(iLISH— 1. Gka.tmmar liuislictl. Comtosition, c<iui\alcut to Ne-s^-foiiUTs'
Composition. Khetoric, eciiiivaler.t to (leuuiig's Outlines of llliet-
oric to Chapter Y. I.itekaturp:, eciuivalent to Syle's From Milton
to Tennyson, any thirty selections. In addition the candidate nuist
■write a short essay on a subject announced at the examination and
connected with the selections prescribed for study. 'J. GKOGKArny.
3. HrsTOKV AND CoxsTiTUTiox OK THK U. virion States. 4. IJis-


TAKY BoTAN"s , ;is specitiecl under requirements for the Scieutitic Course'

MATHEMATICS— AKiTHMETrc, including square and cube roots, and the metric
system. Accuracy and skill in analysis are the chief requisites of this
subject. Gp;ometky, plane and solid, equivalent to Bemau and Smiths
entire text. The ability to solve neatly antl rapidly original exercises
is insisted upon and candidates for admission are liable to be tested
especially on this acquirement. Algebra, including quadratic equa-
tions, simultaneous quadratics, fractional and negative indices, surds'
complex quantities, ratio and proportion— equivalent to the first twenty-
three chapters of Stringham's Smith's Elementary Algebra. The work
must be strictly equivalent to that mentioned, and the candidate must
have a thorough knowledge of, and skill in, handling examples of the
special topics mentioned.

In addition to these subjects, candidates for admission
t6 the several courses are examined in special subjects as

Illinois College. 13


LATIN— Grammar, incliuling Pi-osody (Allen and Greenougli). C^sar, four
books. Cicero, eight orations (i. e. three times the amount of text in
the four against Catiline), Vergil, four thousand lines. Composi-
tion, (Riggs or Daniell). Koman Antiquities, Tighe, Wilkins,

GREEK— Grammar, including Prosody (Goodwin or Hadley- Allen). Xeno-
PHON's Anabasis, four books, or the first ill pages of Goodwin's
Greek Reader. Homer's Iliad, three books. Composition (Wood-
ruff entire). Classical Geography.


LATIN -Grammar, including Prosody (Allen and Greenough). Cji:sAR, four
books. Cicero, eight orations (i. e. three times the amount of text in
the four against Catiline). Vergil, four thousand lines. Composi-
tion (Riggs or Daniell). Roman Antiquities, Tighe, Wilkins.

NATURAL SCIENCE—Elementary Zoology, Ppiysiology and Physics.

GERMAN— The reading at sight of easy German prose.


NATURAL SCIENCE— Botany, equivalent to Gray's School and Field Book,
with a herbarium of at least fifty mounted and classified plants, and
the pupil's note book. Zoology, equivalent to Colton's Practical
Zoology and Packard's Brief Course, with the pupil's note-book in dis-
section. Physics, equivalent to Gage"s elements, and note-book
showing at least sixty experiments by the pupil. Physiology,
equivalent to Walker's.

LANGUAGE— One year of Latin or German, or satisfactory equivalents.

Real equivalents will always be accepted, and candidates
for admission are invited to correspond in advance of the
examinations with the Professors in whose departments
are found the subjects for which they desire to offer sub-

The examinations for admission to College will occur on
Monday and Tuesday, Beptember 18th and 14th, 1897, and
will be arranged as follows:

Monday, 9 a. m English Branches.

Monday, 2 p. M Natural Sciences.

Tuesday, 9 A. M Latin and German.

Tuesday, 2 p. M Greek and Mathematics.

14 Illinois College,

Persons intending to take these examinations are re-
minded of the necessity of carefully observing the above
program. They are also urged to make special prepara-
tion in order to insure success, as a general knowledge of
the subjects indicated will not be sufficient.

Attention is called to the Scholarship Prizes for best
entrance examinations, which are described hereafter
under the head of prizes.

Testimonials of good moral character may be required
whenever the Faculty think it necessary. Students from
other colleges are always required to produce certificates
of honorable dismission.

Illinois College.


Courses of Irjstructior) /Vrraf)gcd ^ccordirjg to
ttjc Collegiate Years;



fall term.

1. Greek. Courses 1 and 2.

2. Latin. Course a.

3. *Mathematics. Course 1 b.

4. English. Course 1,

5. Elocution.

6. Bible. (Optional.)


1. Greek. Courses 8 and 4.

2. Latin. Course b,

3. *Mathematics. Course 1 c.

4. English. Course L

5. Elocution.

6. Bible. (Optional)

7. Pedagogy. (Optional.)


L Greek. Courses 5 and (>.

2. Latin. Course c.

3. ^Mathematics. Course 1 c.

4. English. Course 1.

5. Pedagogy. (Optional.)

6. Elocution. Course 1.

5 hours
5 hours
3 hours
2 hours
J hour
I hour

5 hours
5 hours
























Illinois Collegia.



1. Latin. Course a, 5 hours

2. German. Courses 2 a, 2 b. 5 hours

3. ^Mathematics. Course lb. 8 hours

4. Engjlish. Course 1. 2 hours

5. Elocution. 1 hour

6. Bible. (Optional.) 1 hour


1. Latin. Course b. 5 hours

2. German. Courses 3 a, 3 b. 5 hours

3. ^Mathematics. Course 1 c. 3 hours

4. English. Course 1. 2 hours

5. Elocution. 1 hour

6. Bible. (Optional). 1 hour

7. Pedagogy. (Optional.) 1 hour


1. Latin. Course c, 5 hours

2. German. Courses 4 a, 4 b. 5 hours

3. *Mathematics. Course 1 c. 3 hours

4. English. Course 1. 2 hours

5. Pedagogy. (Optional). 1 hour

6. Elocution. Course 1. 1 liour




*Matliematics. Course 1 a.
Course 1 b.
Biology. Courses 1 and 2.
German. Course 1 or 2 a.
English. Course 1
Bible. (Optional.)

2 hours

3 hours
5 hours
3 hours
2 hours
1 liour
1 hour

♦Elective. Soe foot-not e p. 17.

Illinois College.



1. *Matlienifitif's. Conrse 1 a.

2. Course 1 e.

3. Biolooy. Courses 1 and 2,

4. German. Coui'se 1 or 3 a.

5. En^i^lish. Course 1.
r». Elocution.

7. Bible. (Optional.)

8, Pedagouy. (Optional.)


1. ^Mathematics. Course 1 a.

2. Course 1 c,

3. English. Course 1.

4. Biology. Courses 1 and 2.

5. German. Course 1 or 4 a.

6. Pedagogy. (Optional.)

7. Elocution. Course 1.


^Elective. Students not electing matliematics must choose
work iu other subjects.

2 hours

3 liours
5 hours
3 hours
2 hours
I hour
1 hour
1 h(3ur

2 hours

3 hours

2 hours
5 hours

3 hours
1 hour
1 hour

an equivalent amount


Illinois College.


Online LibraryJacksonville Illinois CollegeCatalogue of the officers and students of Illinois college → online text (page 1 of 27)