Annual Report, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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1878 - Education
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Page 38 - The purpose of this society," announced a pamphlet published in 1876, is to induce young ladies to form the habit of devoting some part of every day to study of a systematic and thorough kind.
Page 260 - The following paper was read by the Secretary, in the absence of the Author : THE NEBULAR AND PLANETESIMAL THEOEIES OF THE EARTH'S ORIGIN.
Page xlix - English secretar}was of very little assistance in the development of the American plan. The English society offered no correspondence, but simply sketched out courses of reading, and plans for botanical and art work, to be carried on without assistance for a year, after which the students were expected to go to London for a competitive examination with prizes. In the autumn of 1873, the ' Society to encourage studies at home ' was established by a committee of ten persons, six of whom carried on...

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