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' · of the
y BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF THE
AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL
4 College of Kentucky
To His Excellency the Governor of Kentucky.
Statement of the condition, matriculatee, and
course of study for the collegiate
year 1879·i'80, with the an-
nouncement for 1880•‘1
Session begins September 13, 1880.
Frankfort, Ky.:
Printed at the Kentucky Yeomen Office
E.H.Porter, Public Printer
1880.

 Executive Committee of Board of Trustees)
of A. & M. College of Kentucky(
Lexington, Ky., June 30,1880)
Hon. Luke P. Blackburn,G0vern0r,.Frankfo¤t,Ky$
I have the honor to transmit you here-
with the Annual Report of the Board of Trustees;
of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of
Kentucky.
Very Respectfully,
· Ybur obedient servant,
Bm. Buckner,
Secretary of the Board.

 V, I INTRODUCTORY. 3
Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges in the
United States owe their origin to an act of Con-
C gress, entitled ”An act donating public lands to
the several States and Territories which may proe
vide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and
the mechanic arts,” approved July 2, 1862. The
amount of land donated was 30,000 acres dor each
Representative in the National Congress» Under
this allotment, Kentucky received 550,000 acres.
Several years elapsed before the Commonwealth es-
tablished an Agricultural and Mechanical College
under the act. When established, it was not
placed upon an independent basis, but made one of
the Colleges of .Kentucky University, to which in
stitution the annual interest of the proceeds of
the Congressional land grant were to be given for
the purpose of carrying on its operations. The
land scrip had meanwhile been sold for fifty cent
. per acre, and the amount received ·- $165,000 ··
’ invested in six per cent. Kentucky State bonds, o
which the State became the custodian in trust fox
the College.
· The connection with Kentucky University conti
ued till 1878, when the act of 1865, making it on
of the Colleges of said University, was repealed,
, and a commission appointed to recommend to the Le
islature of 1879-'80 a plan of organization for a
Agricultural and Mechanical College such as the
necessities of the Commonwealth require. The
city of Lexington offered to the Commission , whi
was also authorized to recommend to the General A
sembly the place, which, all things considered, o
fered the best and greatest inducements for the
future and permanent location of the College, the
City Park, containing fifty·two acres of land,
within the limits of the city, and thirty thousan
dollars in city bonds for the erection of buildin
This offer the county of Fayette supplemented by
twenty thousand dollars in county bonds, to be us
either for the erection of buildings or for the
purchase of land. The offer s of the city of

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Lexington and the county of Fayette were accepted
by the General Assembly.
By the act of incorporation, and the amendment
thereto, constituting the charter of the Agricul-
tural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, liberal
provision is made for educating, free of tuition,
the energetic young men of the Commonwealth whose
means are limited. The Normal Department, for
which provision is also made, is intended to aid
in building.up the Common School System by furnish
ing properly qualified teachers. This College,
with the associated departments which will, from
time to time, be opened as the means placed at the
disposal of the Trustees will allow, will, it is
hoped, in the no distant future, do a great work
in advancing the educational interest of Kentucky.
Being entirely undenominational in its character,
it will appeal with confidence to people of all
creeds and of no creed, and will endeavor, in
strict conformity with the requirementsof its or-
ganic law, to afford equal advantages to all, ex-
clusive advantages to none. The liberaliqy of
the Oom onwealth in supplementing the inadequate
annual income arising from the proceeds of the
land scrip invested in State bonds will, it is be-
lieved, enable the Trustees to begin and carry on,
upon a scale com ensurate with the wants of our
people, the operations of the institution whose
management and oversight have been committed to
them by the General Assembly of Kentucky.

 Board of Trustees of the Agricultural
so and Mechanical Gollege of Kentucky.
Chairman Ex»Officio,
His Excellency Governor L.P. Blackburn.
Secretary,
Judge B.F. Buckner.
‘ Trustees whose term of office expires
g January l0, 1882.
Judge William B. Kinkead ...... .Lexington.
Ex»Chief Justice B.J. Peters....Montgomery Co.
Ex-Governor P.H. Leslie ....... .Barren Co.
Hon. W.H.Wadsworth --——---—-—- emason Co.
Trustees whose term of office expires
January 10, 1884.
Gen. James F. Robinson, Jr.¤....Lexington.
Hon. John G. Simrall ........... .Louisville.
Gen. Don Carlos Buell ......... ..Muhlenburg Co.
Judge B.F. Buckner. ........... ..Lexington.
Trustees whose term of office expires
January 10, 1886.
Major Robert S. Bullock ......... Lexington.
Col. L.J. Bradford.. ............ Covington.
Hon. A.R. Boone ...... . ......... .Mayfield.
Hon. P.P. Johnston .............. Fayette Co.
Executive Committee.
Judge W.B..Kinkead, Chairman.
Judge B.F. Buckner, Secretary.
Maj. Robert S. Bullock, Treasurer.
Hon. P.P. J0hngton.
Gen. Jas. F. Robinson.

 ` FACULTY
Q JAMES K. PATTERSON,Ph.D., F.R.H.S.
President, Professor of Metaphysics, Civil
History and Political Economy.
ROBERT PETER, A.M.
Professor of Chemistry and Experimental
Physics.
JOHN SHACKLEFORD, A.M.
Professor of the English Language and
Literature.
JAMES G. WHITE,
Professor of Mathematics, Physics and
Astronomy.
A. R. CRANDALL,
Professor of Natural History and Director
of Mechanical Department.
MAURICE KIRBY, A.M.
Professor of Theory and Practice of
Teaching and Principal of the Normal.
R. G. HOWELL, First Lieutenant, U.S.A.
Professor of Civil, Mechanical, and Mining
Engineering, Drawing and Military
Science.
I F. M. HELVETI,
Professor of the French and German Language
and Literature.
JOHN H. NEVILLE, A.M.
Professor of the_Latin and Greek Languages
and Literature.
_ ‘LC£.VMm&
Principal of the Commercial Department
and Adjunct Professor in the
Normal School.

 I FACULTY
WALTER K. PATTERSON,
Principal of the Preparatory Department.
A. M. PETER, B.S. .
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Natural
History.
DAVID A. KING,
Instructor in Practical Mechanics.
 
Professor of Agriculture, Horticulture and
Veterinary Science.

 ·-ies?
o REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE
TO THE BOARD, JUNE 8, 1580.
1 I To the Honorable Board of Trustees of the
Agricultural and Mechanical College
of Kentucky.
. GENTLEMEN: The collegiate year 1879- 'BO, of
the Agricultural and Mechanical College,has
been even more encouraging in its resultsi
than thepprecedingvone.
One hundred and thirty·six students
have been matriculated, of whom 113 are from
K entucky and 23 from other states. This
number exceeds that of the preceeding year
by 15 per cent., and that of the collegiate
year;l877•5,the last of the connection of
‘ this College with the Kentucky University,
‘ by 76 per cent. As in the collegiate year
lB78·'9, the inability to supply compensated
labor to 811 who applied,prevented many from
entering the College. The compensated labor
system has always been a popular feature.
It has enabled a large number to begin
their studies who ultimately found other
means of support, and who, but for the aid
thus furnished them at the outset, would
in all probability never have been able to
make a beginning at all. Though student
labor is unprofitable, and our experience
in this respect is only that of all other
colleges where compensated labor is furnished
to students, still I believe the books of the
Treasurer will show that the institution
has incurred little or no loss from this fea-
ture in its organization. I am glad to be
able to state that the crops made last year
were disposed of at fairly remunerative
prices, the proceeds of which made even a
larger balance than was estimated in the
report which I had the honor to make to the
Board of Visitors last year. I estimate that
the unexpended balance on hand at the close

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of the fiscal year ending July l, 1880, will
not fall far short of $2,700 besides the crop.
This consists of 20 acres of wheat, 20 acres
of oats, 30 acres of corn, and two acres of
potatoes, all of which have been cultivated
‘ by student labor, and which is estimated will
yield about #1,000 more, making the probable
balance, when the crop is matured and gath-
ered in after paying labot, about $z,soo.
The system adopted last year of provid-
ing elementary instruction by tutors was
continued during the present. It was found
necessary to meet the increased wants of the ·
College through increased attendance, by em-
ploying additional tutors. The classes thus
provided for were taught under the supervis-
ion of the Faculty,and in the main, with
satisfactory results.
Instruction has been furnished in the
several classes which make up the depart-
ments of Civil History, Political Economy,
English Literature, Moral Philosophy, Modern
Languages, Mental Philosophy, Chemistry,
Agricultural Chemistry, Natural History,
Practical Mechanics, and Civil Engineer-
ing.Provision was also made for giving in-
struction to two elementary classes in Latin.
. It is proper in this connection to add, that
during the year now brought to a close, an
advanced course in Agricultural Chemistry
was given, and that, in addition to the
hitherto existing course on instruction
in Natural History, a series of lectures
were given upon Economic Botany, upon re-
lation of Geology to soils, of forests to
agriculture, and of insects to vegetation.
Four young men have completed in E -
satisfactory manner the course of study
prescribed by the College, and are refom-
mended b the Faculty to the Board for the

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e ree of Bachelor of Science. .They are
gagos Crawford, Winchester, Tenn; Alfred
Meredith Peter, Fayette County, Ky.; Nich-
olas John Weller, Cave Spring, Ky.; George
Croghan Whately, Jacksonville, Ada.
I beg to express,in conclusion, my
thanks for the hearty and intelligent co-
operation of the Board of Visitors, to whom
the management and control of the Institu-
tion was committed during the provisional
period now brought to a close. To those,
upon whom the weight of responsibility has
chiefly fallen, the Commonwealth, I am sure,
owes a debt of gratitude for the measures so
wisely devised and so ably executed.
They took the Institution under their
care, after its separation from Kentucky Uni-
versity, when in evil plight. There was not
A a cent in the treasury. There were neither
seeds with which to plant the ground, on which
its provisional existence was to be maintain -
ed, nor implements wherewith to cultivate it.
It closed the last year of its connection
with Kentucky University with seventy-eight
matriculates; it closes the present year with
one hundred and thirty-seven. All its obli-
gations are paid up to date. It has paid
oftentimes as much as $125 per month for stud-
‘ ent labor; has made_effective provision for
preparatory instruction; bought some farming
stock, and some machinery for practical me-
chanics, and will close the biennial period
with a surplus, crop included, of over $e,ooo.
The measure °f Success achieved, under
circumstances so discouraging at the outset,
encourages us to hope that, with the aid so
generously given by the city of Lexington add
the county of Fayette whereby grounds and
buildings adequate to its present necessities
will be provided, and with the additional

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endowment obtained from the State, whereby
its facilities for instruction will be ex-
‘ tended, and its efficiency increased, the
w Board—cf Trustees, to whom the care and over-
sight-of the State College is now committed,
will be able, in the no distant future, to
‘u make it an institution of which the Common-
A wealth will be justly proud, and which shell
take rank with the greet colleges and univer-
sities of the country.
I am, gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
JAMES K. PATTERSON.
 

 ;; Annual Report of the Agricultural ll
Hatriculates of the Agricultural and Mechanical
Y; College of Kentucky, lB79•'80.
Adams, Stanley Gower ......... Springport, Ky.
Allen, John Henry. . .... ......LaGrange, Ky.
Allen, William Adoniram ...... Centreville, Ky.
Amyx, Thomas J .... ......... ,West Liberty, Ky;
Barr, Janes Barcley .... . .... .Lexingtm, Ky.
Barriokman, Louis ..... . .... ..LaGrange, Ky.
Bayne, William Simeon ........ Mt. Olivet, Ky.
Beall, Edward Bush ......... ..Fayette Co., Ky.
Beall, Leonard Nelson ........ Fayette Co., Ky,
Beaman, Ruell Franklin ....... Snow Hill, N.C.
Beraud, Wm. Desire' .......... .Covington, Ky.
Berryman, John Coster ...... ..Lexington, Ky.
Berryman, Chas. Henry ........ Lexington, Ky.
Bosworth, John Cloud, ..... ..Fayette Co, Km
B»wles,John. ........ . ........ Caaskey Staig Ky. .
Bowman, William Reed ........ .Fayette Co., Ky.
Bundy, Grant Price. .......... Fayette Co., Ky.
Burton, Vicesimus B. .... . .... Cloverport, Ky.
Bush, William Reuben ....... ..Smithland, Ky.
Burgin, Clifton .............. Athens, K y-
Brawner, John Basil .... . ..... Whitley C.H. Ky.,
'Brother, Hunter ..... .. ...... Fayette Co., Ky.
Brutton, Harry LeBlond ..... .Newport, Ky.
Bryant, Hiram Emmett, ...... ..Crab Orchard, Ky.
Cockerville,Montfort W ....... Alexandria, La.
Cockerville, Samuel Lee .... ..Alexandria, La.
Cole, Chester ............ ....Shannon, Ky.
Coffman,James Dudley.. .... ...Nicho1adville,Ky.
Colyer, Richard White ....... .Whitehall, Ky.
Colyer, Stephen Dearborn.....Whitehall, Ky.
Gerbyn, Channing Moore ..... Fredericksburg, Va.
Craig, Horace Grosvenor ...... Lexington, Ky.
Srawford, James.. .......... Winchester, Tenn.
rawford, Henderson, ....... Winchester, Tenn.
Crawford, Julius Hacker......Cleveland, Ky.
Crawford, Theophilus B ..... ..Cleveland, Ky

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Cropper, Wm. Nathaniel ....... Lexington, Ky.
Davis, Charles Chester ....... Hebron, Ky.
-Delph, Jeremiah Eduard. ......Lexingt0n, Ky.
Douthitt, John Franklin .... ..Curdsville, Ky.
tDowden, Ethelbert .......... ...Lexingten, Kya
¤¥Mnn, Gray Washington .... .Williamette, Ark.
Dunn, William Dudley ....... ..Williamette, Ark.
°Eaves, William Henry... ...... .Greenville, Ky.
Eaely, William Fletcher. .... .Minorsville, Ky.
Fincel, Henry .... . ........ ....Frankfort, Ky.
¤ Forbis, James Harvey .,....... Lewisport, Ky.
=3Fraser, John Easly, .......... Abb's Valley,Va.
Fyffe, Ja es Perry.. . ..... . Emysville, Ky.
'Gay, Isham ....... ........ ...Snow Hill} N.c.J.
·Gibbs, Wm. Ransom .... . ....... West Liberty,Ky.
Gift, James Hanson. . .... ..Millington Sta,Tenn.
Girod, Louis Neely.... ..... ..Hanson, Ky.
Goodloe, Shreve - ...., .....Lexington, Ky.
Goodloe, Speed Smith. .,.... .Lexington, Ky.
Goldsmith, Simon .... ... ....Lexington, Ky.
Gordon, Crittendon... H., .... Hebron, K y.
Gorham, John Breckinridge....Lexingt0n, Ky.
Gunn, William Edward ........ .Lexington, Ky.
~ Hagyard, Edward Weddall......Lexington, Ky.
. ,Harris, Thomas Walker. ..... ..Lexington, Ky.
.— Henry, Jacob Lee.... ......... Aaron's Run,Ky.
. , Hite, Joseph William.... .... .Shelbyville,Ky.
Hoagland, William Wilson....Lexington, K3;
Hodges, Arthur Oden ....... ..Lexington, Ky.
Holmes, Samuel. ..... .. .... . Mt. Olivet, Ky.
Hoopman, Sylvester Vinton...Red Bank, N.J.
Ingram, James Edward ....... M¤nticello,K y.
_ Irvine, Frederick Kensall.. Fayette Co.,Ky.
Irvine, Wm. McClanahan ...... Fayette Co., Ky.
Jasper, John Soper. ......... Nicholasville,Ky.
Johnson, Ernest Carty ....... Lexington, Ky.
. Jones, Frederick William .... Newport, Km
Kendall, Jo. Morgamn ....... .West Liberty,Ky .
King, Ivqy. .... ......... .... Tuckahoe, N.C.
King, William Elijah........Cox's Creek, Ky.
Lall, Jephtha Amariah ...... .Br0adwell, Hy.
LeBlond, Robert Arthur .... ..Cincinnati.Ohio.

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Klee, Andrew Crockett...“..Gainesborough,Tenn.
Litton, WilliamJames ...... London,Ky.
Lloyd, William Greet- .... .Kelso, Tenn.
A Miller, German Baxter ..... Spears, Key.
ylorgan, George Cladde ..... Lexington,Ky.
Mountjoy, Ba ey Waller .... Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Murphey, Thomas Patton .... Aehyille, N.C.
C Osenton, Harry Kelly ...... Grqpon, Ky.
Overstreet, John Milton...McAfee, Ky.
_ Parker, James Samuel ...... Sadieville,Ky.
Patterson, Wm. Andrew ..... Lexingtm, Ky.
i Peter, Alfred Meredith .... Fayette Co., Ky.
1 Piper, Augustus B ......... Lexington, Ky.
Piper, Edward Sims ....... .Lexington, KV.
Prewitt, Howell ..... . ..... Athens, Ky.
Reid, Eugene Cyrus ........ Fayette Co.,Ky.
A Reynolds, Charles L .... ...Lexington, Ky;
Reynolds, Frank W.B ....... Lexington, Ky.
Routt, William Henry ...... Kelso, Tenn.
- Ryan, William Henry ....... Hopkinsville,Ky.
g gage, Omar N orton ..... ...Lexington, Ky.
,i Sellers, Virgil Triplet...Slaughtersville,Ky.
` Sigler, Kobert Idilla.. H.Millimgton Sta.,Tenn.
A Simmons, James Pettitt .... Athens, Ky.
` Summers, Wilson. .......... Cox's Creek, Ky.,
Scott, William Thomas ..... Memphis, Tenn.
Shaokleford, John A.. .... .Lexington, Ky.
“Shely, Alva Merrill. ..... .Lexington, Y .
Shely, Wm. Adoniram ....... Fayette 00.:Ky.
· Smith, John Cabell. ...... .Shawhan, Kyi
Smith, John Park .......... Jericho, Ky.
Smith, William Henry ...... Jericho,Ky.
Smith, Ancil Bias ........ .Antioch Mills,Ky.
Smythe, John Burke .... ... Besttyville,Ky.
Snyder, Benjamin H ........ Florence,Ky.
Spears, John Chrisman .... .Spears, Ky.
Speyer, Jacob Noah ........ Lexington, K,.
Steadmsn, Lea... .......... Fayette C0.,§y.
Strother, Geo. Toutant B..Mount Video, Ky.
- Strother, John Dahney.....Mount Video, Ky.
A Tanner, John Lggan ....... .Liberty, Ky.
* Tisdale, Dillard .......... Lexington, Ky.

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·%Trimble, Jqmes Harlan........Haze1 Green Ky.
‘ “Traylor, Charles Russell ..... Minorsville, Ky.
Vwsrs, Edwin Oswald . ...... Campbellsville,Ky.
. .Ware, John Filmore ........... Winchester, Ky.
[Ware, Wyatt ..... .. ........... Winchester, K y.
.Ware, William Weston ......... Winchester, Ky,
`Weller, Nicholas John ........ Cane Spring, Ky.
Wilson, Richard Edgar ...... ..Mt. Olivet, Ky.
Williams, Isaac Morton. .... ..Hidway, Ky;
Woolfolk, John Grosvenor ..... Lexington, Ky.
Whstley, Geo. Groghan ...... Jacksonville, Ky.
` Whitehead, Wm. Fuqua ........ Carrollton, Ky.
Young, William Silas .... . .... Lexington, Ky.