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Springfield, Mass.


Prefatory Note ....... viii

Additions and Corrections ..... x

History ......... 1

Charter ......... 11

Corporation ........ 32

Officers of Administration and Instruction . . 36

Graduates ........ 67

Advanced Degrees ....... 498

Doctors of Medicine .... 512

Honorary Graduates . 518

Non-Graduates ..... 594

Summary ........ 733

Index of Residences ..... 734

Index of Officers ..... 809

Index of Students . . . 816


The present edition of the Historical Catalogue of Brown
University follows closely the general plan and scope of the edition
of 1895, the first English catalogue of officers and graduates of
the University and the successor of the old Latin catalogues,
issued at approximately regular intervals from 1772 to 1886.

This previous edition has been carefully revised and largely
supplemented. The rapid growth of the graduate body, fifteen
hundred and ninety-eight in the last ten years, has so increased
the size of the catalogue that it has been found necessary to limit
somewhat the amount of the data in the personal sketches.
Titles of publications have been limited to those of books, smaller
publications being summed up in some general phrase. With the
exception of changes of address, all data given closes with the
summer of 1905.

A brief history of the college, an exact copy of the original
charter engrossed on parchment and preserved in the archives of
the University, and a list of the officers of administration and
instruction arranged in order of appointment have been added.

In the case of degrees conferred by other colleges, the name of
the college at the date of conferring the same has been used.

In addition to the list of graduates, a complete list, so far as
known, of all who have been students at the University, but who
did not complete the amount of work requisite to a degree, has
been given. This list has been compiled from the annual cata-
logues and is doubtless far from complete. After 1800, the date
of the earliest annual catalogue, the students are arranged accord-
ing to the class with which they first entered college. The data
given is necessarily brief and fragmentary, but it is hoped that
the list will at least present a basis for the compilation of a more
complete one.

A glance over the 5329 first degree graduates of the University
shows that 2700, or slightly over 50 per centum of the entire body
have entered the professions. These are divided as follows: 1039
lawyers; 910 ministers; 471 physicians; and 280 college professors.
Of the latter, 41 have been college presidents.

B R O W N U X I V E R S I T Y xi

Notwithstanding the fact that every effort has been made to
have the data as accurate and complete as possible, many errors
doubtless will be detected in the present edition. The editor
will gladly welcome any information that will serve to perfect
future editions.

Grateful acknowledgment is made of the valuable assistance
rendered by Mr. Harry Lyman Koopman, Librarian of the Uni-
versity, Professor George Grafton Wilson, Secretary of the Alumni,
the Class Secretaries, Alumni, and others.

Mary D. Vaughan,

Keeper of the Graduate Records.


Kindly note at once the following changes:

181 HOWE, SERENO. Born Charlestown, Mass., Oct., 1818;

died Hingham, Mass., March 8, 1906.
190 THAYER, J. M. Born Bellingham, Mass., Jan. 24, 1820;
died Lincoln, Neb., March 19, 1906.

192 ELY.J. W. C. BornWindsor,Vt.,Oct. 2, 1820; died Providence

R. I., May 6, 1906.
220 MORRIS, JOHN, Born Providence, R. I., April 8, 1828;

died Providence, R. I., May 1906.
225 SIMMONS, J. B. Born North East, N. Y., April 17, 1827;

died New York, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1905.
229 PUTNAM, A. P. Born Danvers, Mass., Jan. 10, 1827; died

Salem, Mass., April 15, 1906.
234 COUPER, A. W. Born Hopeton, Glynn Co., Ga., Feb. 13,

1833; died Sterling, Glynn Co., July 9, 1905.
240 PUTNAM, R. F. Born Boston, Mass., Jan. 1, 1833; died

New York, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1906.
242 COLWELL, FRANCIS. Born Cranston, R. I., April 7, 1833;

died Providence, R. I., April 6, 1906.
252 NELSON, A. H. 251 East 57th St.
255 JUDSON, A. B. 53 Washington Sq.
262 BUCKLYN, J. K. Born Foster, R. I., March 15, 1834; died

Mystic, Conn., May 1906.
269 STOCKWELL, T. B. Born Worcester, Mass., July 6, 1839;

died Providence, R. I., Feb. 9, 1906.

273 TAYLOR, C. F. Born Dighton, Mass., May 16, 1842; died

Providence, R. I., March 27, 1906.

274 COLWELL, J. W. Born Attleboro, Mass., Mav 31, 1841;

died Mansfield, Mass., April 26, 1906.
276 HULBERT, G. H. Born Chicago, 111., Jan. 15, 1844; died

Chicago, Jan. 1906.
293 PARKHURST, H. W. Born Boston, Mass., June 25. 1847;

died Chicago, 111., April 7, 1906.
311 SCOTT, ADRIAN. Born Blackstone, Mass., April 23, 1850;

died Northfield, Vt., Dec. 11, 1905.
313 BLAKE, H. A. Address, Stafford Springs, Conn.
321 BAKER, D. S. Born Wickford, R. I., Jan. 11, 1853; died

Providence, R. I., Jan. 27, 1906.
326 BROWN, H. F. Address, New Boston, N. H.
330 BALLOU, H. M. Address, 279 Brown St., Woonsocket, R. I.
333 PHELPS, D. W. Address, 1353 Westlake Ave., Los Angeles,


337 HOBIGAND, J. A. Born Orange, N. Y., April 26, 1856; died

345 BRAISLIN, GIBBS. Address, Gloucester, Mass.
358 ALLEN, E. P. Born Somerset, Mass., July 14, 1859; died
East Providence, R. I., March 27, 1906.



359 DEXTER, LEWIS. Address, 65 Las Casas St., Maiden, Mass.

375 GODDING, E. A. President Sultana mining company.

376 LANE, W. A. 1809 Chestnut St.
. 377 MORSE, F. L. 6432 Monroe Ave.

•^ 378 WADSWORTH, A. L. Address, 710 Centre St., South Pasa-
dena, Cal.

379 CHASE, W. N. Address, 30 Washington St., Hartford, Conn.

389 PLEHN, C. C. Author Introduction to public finance, 1896;
statistical and fiscal monographs.

391 BULLEN, J. E. Born Pawtucket, R. I., Oct. IS, 1868; died

New York, N. Y., May 10, 1906.

391 BURNETT, E. C. Address, Clay City, Ky.

393 McLaughlin, JAMES. Address, Littleton, Col.

393 RHODES, F. M. Assistant manager Board of Trade Journal.

394 WEBB, G. H. With U. S. census office, Washington, D. C,

1890, 1895; secretary Board of trade. Providence, R. I.,
1897-; supervisor for R. I., U. S. census, 1900-01; chief
special agent manufactures, U. S. census, 1900-01, 1905-;
R. I. commissioner industrial statistics 1905-. ■
397 JEWETT, W. K. Address, University of Nebraska, Lincoln,

397 KILEY, E. S. 23 Park Place.

398 PAINE, W. H. 224 Olney St.

398 STIDHAM, F. D. Address, Cardillac Automobile Company,

1343 Cass Ave., Detroit, Mich.

399 STONE, WALTER LINCOLN, A.B. Graduated Newton

theological institution 1894; ordained Baptist minister
1894; pastor South Penobscot, Me., 1894-97; Sterling,
Mass., 1897-99, 1904-; Lebanon, N. H., 1899-1903; Bolton,
Mass., 1903-04. Address, Sterling, Mass.

399 WINSOR, F. E. Address, 123 South Broadway, White Plains,
N. Y.

401, EDDY, W. H. 666 Angell St.

403 PEGRAM. J. C. Born Bristol, R. I., July 25, 1870; died

Brookline, Mass., April 26, 1906.

404 WEBB, B. S. Manufacturer Lisbon, N. H.

407 LEWIS. F. G. Address, Divinity Hall, University of Chicago,

Chicago, 111.

407 MAGILL, W. H. Address, 118 Broad wSt., Providence, R. I.

417 ENO, A. L. Address, Charlotte, Vt.

420 TINKHAM, E. L. Address, 1437 North Summit Ave., Pasa-

dena, Cal.

425 LeGRAND, ABRAHAM. Address, Pella, la.

426 MEACHAM, A. B. 59 Wall Street.

426 MORSE, A. S. Address, Brown University, Providence, R. I.

429 CARY, G. M. C. Address, 75 Washburne Ave., Portland, Me.

437 EDDY, R. S. D. 666 Angell St.

441 GRINNELL, W. T. Born Washington. D. C, Feb. 12, 1876;
died Providence, R. I., Feb. 14, 1906.

443 THOMSON, A. S. Address, Wenham Depot, Mass.

444 WARBURTON, S. R. Address, Ford Building, Boston, Mass.

445 WARBURTON, E. A. T. Address, Ford Building, Boston,




^lit ALLEN C B., M.D. Colorado State university 1905. Ad-
dress', Noi-th Sedgwick, Me.

A^A -RFATF S M Address, Hope Valley, R. i.

lis COTTON WM. Address, 214 Washington St., Natchez, Miss.

Al DOW C H. Address, 984 Beech St.. St. Paul, Minn.

^50 HiLLIARD, C. G. Address, 483 Elmwood Ave., Providence.



HutsEY, O. P. Address. 19 Courtland St., Nashua NH.
JONES, WILLIAM. Born Worcester Mass., Dec. 9. 1875.
^ died Providence, R. I.. March 27. 1906.
45'^ SHEFFIELD. A. H. Address, Waterbury, Vt.

-1?^ qTOCKWELL, E. A. 61 East Manning St.

Ill WOOD N A. Born New Bedford, Mass., May 21, 1877; died
^" New' Bedford, Jan. 12, 1906.

454 CAWLEY. J. M. [Mrs. Merrill Alpheus Swmey]. Address,

341 Avenue C, Bayonne. N. J.
.-c THOMSON I M F. Address. Wenham Depot, Mass.
Al Tm T ARD ' G M [Mrs. Charles Marvin Bagwell]. Address,
"'' '""ioMou'th Cherry St., Winston-Salem, N. C.
4>7 COBB, E. S. Address, Dighton, Mass.
/cQ -p-RDHOrK A T. 990 East 163d St.
463 LUDW°G LORETTA [Mrs^ Philip Warren Blake). -Mdress,

New Britain, Conn.
563 SMITH, G. L. [Mrs. Charles Harold Walling]. Address. 22

Adelaide Ave.. Providence, R. 1.
Aft^ COBB L C. S. Address, Dighton, Mass.
163 PAGE F A, Address. Custom House. Providence, R^L
Ao WALLER H. T. Address, Y. M. C. A., Cambridge, Mass.
Ill WESTL^KE, F. H. Address, 1347 Balmoral Ave., Chicago,

470 WILLIAMSON. E. T. Address, 528 West 123d St., New
York. N. Y.

:',? ^B°A°Sr^s; :-.^S. ldr:.^;306 V... S., Schenecd.

476 SMrXH^C. P. Address, 724 Gresham Place, N. W., Washing-

ton. D. C.

477 COVELL. M. E. C. 32 John St. Natchez

478 COTTON, M. R. L. Address, 214 Washington St., Natchez,

487 HANSON, H. R. Address. 263 Ryerson St Blooklyn, N. Y.

488 KELLEHER. G. E. Address, Lewiston, Me.
/ICQ PATMER T H. Address, Elkhorn, Wis.

504 BOARDMAN. E. S. [Mrs. John Shipper]^ Address. Peoria. 111.
507 REESE, L. A. Address. Providence R. 1.

McLEOD. J. D. Address. Hannibal, Mo.
543 Insert 1816 before COGSWELL. ,, .o^g. ^led

q«8 HOWARD, J. L. Born Windsor. Vt.. Jan. 19. 1818. died
588 ^^^^^t^o^.d.-'conn.. May 2, 1906.

History of Brown University

GENERATION before the establishment of any institu-
tion of higher education in Rhode Island, Dean (after-
wards Bishop) Berkeley^ in pursuance of his cherished
design of planting a Christian college in America, chose this colony
as his place of residence. Here, at Newport, or in its vicinity, he
lived for nearly three years, from 1729 to 1731. At the close of
this period it became evident that the money which had been voted
by the House of Commons would not be paid, and Berkeley reluc-
tantly abandoned his project and returned to England. Though
he had no direct relation to the college afterwards established,
yet he inspired an interest in higher education among the colonists,
and thus made easier the success of the later undertaking.

In 1762 the Philadelphia Baptist Association, in view of the
disabilities attaching to Baptist students in most of the existing
American colleges, welcomed a proposal offered by the Rev. Morgan
Edwards, a clerg}"man of Welsh birth, at that time pastor of the
First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, to found in Rhode Island a
college that should be under the control of their own denomination.
James Manning, who had just been graduated from Princeton, was
appointed by the Association as its agent to establish "a seminary
of polite literature subject to the government of the Baptists."

In deciding upon the location of the new college, a canvass of
the colonies had shown the advantages to be clearly on the side
of Rhode Island, which recognized absolute religious liberty, and
was, moreover, a Baptist colony in origin and popular attachment.
There was no rival institution in the field ; and the important cities
of Newport and Providence, the former being the second city in
New England, furnished an encouraging prospect of future support.
Accordingly, in 1764, the friends of the movement obtained from
the General Assembly the charter which still remains in force. Al-
though, under the rules of the charter, the President and a majority
of both the Fellows and the Trustees must be Baptists, the three
important positions of Chancellor, Secretary, and Treasurer are
without denominational restriction, and all religious tests and
sectarian instruction are strictly prohibited. The institution was


known during the first forty j^ears of its existence as Rhode Island

As the college was at the beginning without funds, and only a
scanty return could be expected from students' fees, it was necessary
that the president should support himself and his family by some
other means. The founding of a Baptist church in Warren, and
the call of Mr. Manning to its pastorate offered a solution of the
difficulty ; and hither Mr. Manning brought his family in the spring
of 1764. His first act towards the establishment of a college was
the opening of a Latin school. This preparatory school was later
removed with the college to Providence, where it flourished for a
hundred and forty years under the name of the University Grammar
School. At the second meeting of the corporation, September 4,
1765, Mr. Manning was formally appointed "president of the col-
lege, professor of languages and other branches of learning"; the
first student had been matriculated the day before. In the follow-
ing year David Howell was appointed tutor, but no other addition
was made to the faculty until 1774. In 1769 the first class of
seven members was graduated at Warren. This town had not
generally been regarded as the permanent seat of the college, and
the necessity which now arose of erecting a college building com-
pelled a final choice of location. After a spirited contest for the
honor among the leading towns of the colony, the choice fell upon
Providence. Here in 1770 the first college building, the present
University Hall, modeled after Nassau Hall at Princeton, and a
house for the president were both built on the college grounds,
the cost being covered by subscriptions, chiefly from residents of

In 1 77 1 President Manning was called to the pastorate of the
First Baptist Church in Providence; he served the church in this
capacity, in addition to his college duties, from that date until
the close of his life. In December, 1776, the work of the college
was interrupted by the Revolutionary war, and it was not resumed
until the fall of 1782, Universit}^ Hall meanwhile being used as a
barrack and hospital for the combined American and French troops.
Upon the reorganization of the college important additions were
made to the library and the philosophical apparatus. In 1791,
after twenty-nine years of service as founder and director of Rhode
Island College, President Manning died. The college had become
firmly established, with a graduate roll of 149; the last graduating
class, that of 1790, had numbered 22. At the time of his death the


faculty consisted of the president, four professors, and two tutors.
The discipHne during this period had been strict and paternal,
the officers of instruction living under the same roof with the
students and making frequent visits of inspection to their rooms.
President Manning at first taught all the branches studied, but was
designated professor of languages, afterwards of moral philosophy.
David Howell, his assistant, taught mathematics and natural phi-
losophy, and is said to have taught also French, German and He-
brew. He was appointed professor of natural philosophy in 1769,
and of law in 1790, but never taught the latter subject. A pro-
fessor of natural history was appointed in 1784; and a professor
of mathematics and astronomy in 1786.

The first college funds, amounting to $4500, were collected in
England and Ireland by the Rev. Morgan Edwards in 1767-68.
In the next two years the Rev. Hezekiah Smith obtained subscrip-
tions amounting to $2500 in South Carolina and Georgia. The
former contribution was made a permanent fund; the latter was
expended in the construction of the college buildings. Further
gifts were received for a time from the Philadelphia, Charleston,
and Warren Baptist Associations, but they appear to have ceased
with the outbreak of the Revolutionary war.

The successor of President Manning was the Rev. Jonathan
Maxcy, a graduate in the class of 1787, who had been professor of
divinity 1791-92. He served from 1792 until 1802, when he resigned
his office to accept the presidency of Union College. During the
last year of his administration at Rhode Island College a class
numbering 28 was graduated.

The third president of the college, the Rev. Asa Messer, a
graduate in the class of 1 790, who had served as professor of learned
languages 1796-99, and of mathematics and natural philosophy
1 799-1 802, directed the affairs of the institution from 1802 until
his resignation in 1826. During his presidency of twenty-four
years the college was greatly expanded. A class numbering 48
was graduated in 1825, the faculty in that year consisting of the
president, nine professors, and two tutors. A medical school
was estabHshed, which existed from 181 1 until 1828, and sent out
87 graduates. The special professorships created for the medical
school were materia medica and botany, 181 1; anatomy and sur-
gery, 1811 ; chemistry, 1811 ; theory and practice of medicine, 1815.
A professor of moral philosophy and metaphysics was appointed
in 181 1 ; one of oratory and belles-lettres in 181 5; and one of the


Latin and Greek languages and literature in 1825. In 1792 Nich-
olas Brown, a graduate in the class of 1786, gave $500 with which
to purchase law books for the Library. In 1804 he endowed a
professorship of oratory and belles-lettres. In the same year the
name of the institution was changed in his honor to Brown Univer-
sity. In 1822 Mr. Brown built Hope College at his own expense.
In 1826 the permanent funds of the University amounted to

The fourth president, the Rev. Francis Wayland, entered upon
his official duties in 1827. He at once raised the standard of
scholarship, and gradually increased the scope of the instruction.
He finally accomplished an entire reorganization of the University
on the basis of the elective principle. In accordance with this
"New System" the bachelor's degree was given for a three-years'
course, and the master's degree for a four-years' course. Gradu-
ate study and special study were both encouraged; and the sciences,
in accordance with the spirit of the charter, were made prominent
in the curriculum. This system was not put into operation until
1850, and was fully in force only until his retirement five years
later. The increase in the scope of the curriculum during Presi-
dent Wayland's administration is clearly shown in the following
list of subjects to which professors or instructors were assigned at
the dates annexed: chemistry, physiology, and geology, 1834;
moral and intellectual philosophy, 1834; belles-lettres, 1835; rhet-
oric, 1837; Hebrew literature, 1838; modern languages and litera-
ture, 1843; Greek, 1843; Latin, 1844; French, 1844; history and
political economy, 1850; natural philosophy and civil engineering,
1850; chemistry applied to the arts, 1850; rhetoric and English
literature, 1851; didactics (i. e., pedagogy), 1851; analytical chem-
istry, 1854.

The influence of President Wayland was felt not so much in
the increase of the number of students as in the higher intellectual
and moral tone of the institution. Discipline, which had grown
lax, was strictly enforced. During his administration the college
grounds were laid out, and the Library was placed on a sound
financial basis. The permanent funds were increased to $200,000,
and three important buildings were erected: Manning Hall, given
by Nicholas Brown in 1834; Rhode Island Hall, erected in 1840
from subscriptions by Rhode Island men and women; and the
second President's House, the gift of Nicholas Brown, built in 1840.
The last named building has been used since 1899 as a refectory.


The total value of Mr. Brown's various gifts to the University was
not less than $160,000. Mr. Brown also served the University in
a most efficient way as treasurer 179 6- 1825. He was trustee
1791-1825, and fellow from 1825 until his death in 1841. Dr.
Wayland resigned the presidency in 1855, having won for the Uni-
versity, by his fame as a writer, thinker, and educational reformer,
an enviable distinction both at home and abroad.

The fifth president of the University, the Rev. Barnas Sears,
a graduate in the class of 1825, held office from 1855 until 1867,
when he resigned the presidency to become general agent of the
Peabody Education Fund. During his incumbency no new sub-
ject was added to the curriculum, except physical geography, in
1864. Although the term of President Sears covered the financial
crisis of 1857 and the Civil War, a notable increase was made both
in the funds and in the number of students. A system of scholar-
ships was established, and over $220,000 was collected in subscrip-
tions. The Chemical Laboratory was built in 1862. In the last
class that entered under President Sears seventy-three students
were enrolled. Three hundred graduates and students of Brown
entered the Union service, 1861-65. Of these twenty-one laid
down their lives.

The Rev. Alexis Caswell, a graduate in the class of 1822, was
the sixth president of the University, his term covering the years
1868-72. Under his administration the department of physics
was organized, and the endowment was increased from $365,000
to a sum exceeding $550,000. The Jenks museum of zoology was
founded in 1871.

Upon the resignation of Dr. Caswell, the Rev. Ezekiel Oilman
Robinson, a graduate in the class of 1838, was chosen his successor.
His presidency extended over the seventeen years from 1872 to
1889. This period was marked by a further increase in the attend-
ance, the class of 1889 being graduated with a membership of
fifty-six. The following subjects were added to the curriculum,
or were emphasized by the appointment of separate instructors:
special branches of agriculture, 1872; zoology and agriculture,
1874; physiology, 1874; botany, 1877; zoology and geology, 1878;
elocution, 1880; astronomy, 1884; logic, 1886; history, 1888; po-
litical economy, 1888. The funds were increased to $980,000, and
important additions were made to the buildings. Rhode Island
Hall was enlarged in 1875. The Library, the gift of John Carter
Brown, of the class of 1816, was built in 1878, and Slater Hall,


t,e gift of Horatio Nelson f^:;j:\:^ll\t^:: ^^^TcS^

of William Franas Sayles. a J^^^°'' .^^^^,, University

Sayles, a member of the class of .8,8, was btu ^^^^^^^^^ .^

Hall, which had been «°°^:'*~ ,'" , Jt 'that a great opportunity
.883. Dr. I^o^ - "XfBtwn nd though'he was not able
for a university existed *' f °!^ ' ^^ the way for the great
f,„y to realize his purposes he P,^par ^^^ ^^^^^^^^^

enlargement of the '"^t'*™°" .„ ^^3 „ade in systematic
courses were added, """^ %^f """^^.^ the presidency in 1889.
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Benjamin Andrews, a S'^-^^^^/'^^he University properly begms.

accession in 1889 the """i^"'*";* three graduate students were
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