Madison city directory, a city and business directory for 1866 (Google eBook)

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B.W. Suckow, 1866 - Business enterprises - 175 pages
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Page 34 - Provision shall be made by law for the establishment of a State University, at or near the seat of State government, and for connecting with the same from time to time, such colleges in different parts of the State as the interests of education may require.
Page 55 - ... throughout the country, soliciting donations and exchanges from every available source, as well as written contributions and relics relating to the history of our own state, and the result was that collections rapidly accumulated. At every meeting of the executive committee, which recurred several times a year, the members were surprised at the amount of labor accomplished, and its visible results. Small appropriations have been made from the state treasury for the purchase of such works as could...
Page 55 - DBAPEB, it made rapid progress from this time onward in the objects for which it was formed— the securing of historical collections. He opened correspondence with other societies, and with Individuals throughout the country, soliciting donations and exchanges from every available source, as well as written contributions and relics relating to the history of our own state, and the result was that collections rapidly accumulated. At every meeting of the executive committee, which recurred several...
Page 165 - ... the professors do so much less regularly than effective usage would seem to call for. As in the case of the secondary schools, the vast majority of volumes are in French, Spanish, and German, although in recent years British and North American accessions have increased. Ordinarily library hours are from 8 am to 12 m. and from 2 to 5 pm — while classes are in session. The medical and law schools have close to 20,000 volumes each; the school of chemistry and pharmacy, about 2,300 ; and the dental...
Page 55 - This reorganization of the society," said the late Hon. JY Smith, in the Madison directory of 1866, "formed an important era in the history of the society. Under the energetic and untiring efforts of the Corresponding Secretary, Mr. Draper, it made rapid progress from this time onward in the objects for which it was formed— the securing of historical collections. He 19 MANUAL.
Page 31 - ... and is located at Milwaukee. A brief account of its objects and history will be included in this volume. The Wisconsin State Agricultural Society was organized at Madison in March, 1851, since which time it has continued in the active and uninterrupted discharge of its important functions, as the guardian of the industrial interests of the State. Its annual exhibitions and published volumes have awakened an interest in agricultural improvement, diffused a large amount of valuable information...
Page 168 - DANIEL READ, LL D , Professor of Mental, Ethical, and Political Science, Rhetoric, and English Literature. EZRA S. CARR, MD, Professor of Chemistry and Natural History. JAMES D. BUTLER, AM, Professor of Ancient Languages and Literature. JOHN P. FUCHS, MD, Professor of Modern Languages and Literature.
Page 35 - to provide the inhabitants of this State with the means of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the various branches of literature, science, and the arts." The government of the university was vested in a board of regents, to consist of a president and twelve members...
Page 168 - David H. Tullis, Instructor in Commercial Calculations and Bookkeeping. The military spirit developed by the War pervaded the University not less than the community at large. At the beginning of the year 1861, a military company was organized among the stndents.
Page 50 - October the contract for the erection of the building was awarded to ANDREW PROUDFIT, and the work was commenced. Upon the assembling of the Legislature of 1855, however, the question was raised as to whether the Commissioners had acted in conformity...

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