William Barton Rogers: Founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Geo. H. Ellis, 1904 - 52 pages
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Page 47 - His voice was at first weak and faltering but, as was his wont, he gathered inspiration from his theme, and for the moment his voice rang out in its full volume and in those well-remembered, most thrilling tones ; then, of a sudden, there was silence in the midst of speech ; that stately figure suddenly drooped ; the fire died out of that eye, ever so quick to kindle at noble thoughts, and, before one of his attentive listeners had time to suspect the cause, he...
Page 27 - ... for the most earnest co-operation of intelligent culture with industrial pursuits. Our success hitherto in the competitions of trade, manufactures, and the other productive arts has been the admitted result of the superior intelligence which has inspired our enterprise and guided our activity ; but, to secure a steady prosperity in the midst of the busy inventions and rapidly expanding knowledge which mark these pursuits in the leading European nations, we feel that it has become indispensable...
Page 29 - William B. Rogers, James M. Beebe, ES Tobey, SH Gookin, EB Bigelow, MD Ross, JD Philbrick, FH Storer, JD Runkle, CH Dalton, JB Francis, JC Hoadley, MP Wilder, C. L. Flint, Thomas Rice, John Chase, JP Robinson, FW Lincoln, Jr., Thomas Aspinwall, JA Dupee, EC Cabot, their associates and successors, are hereby made a body corporate, by the name of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
Page 27 - With the view of securing the great industrial and educational benefits above alluded to, it is proposed to establish, on a comprehensive plan, an Institution devoted to the Practical Arts and Sciences, to be called the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, having the triple organization of a Society of Arts, a Museum or Conservatory of Arts, and a School of Industrial Science and Art.
Page 8 - Journal," of which last he is one of the editors. He is the author of a geological map of the United States, and a chart of the arctic regions in the "Physical Atlas,
Page 27 - Technology, having the triple organization of a society of arts, a museum or conservatory of arts, and a school of industrial science and art. Under the first of these characters, that of a society of arts, the Institute of Technology would form itself into a department of investigation and publication, intended to promote research in connection with industrial science by the exhibition at the meetings of the society of new mechanical inventions, products, and processes; by written and oral communications...
Page 28 - ... would enable them to bring to their profession the increased efficiency due to enlarged views and a sure knowledge of fundamental principles, together with adequate practice in observation and experiment, and in the delineation of objects, processes, and machinery. . . . To appreciate how the Institute, in Professor Rogers's mind, evolved from a proposed "Conservatory...
Page 17 - It should here be added that many years before the establishment of the University, the privilege of an election of studies was allowed at William and Mary. Within her venerable precincts liberal methods of instruction found a home long before they were adopted by the thronged and applauded colleges of New England ; and in her halls were delivered by Bishop Madison the first regular courses of lectures on physical science and political economy, ever given hi the United States.
Page 19 - His plan would be to teach the operative classes of society, — builders, engineers, practical chemists, manufacturers, etc. ; to admit in the first year only in limited numbers, and to teach them regularly ; to have, perhaps, two permanent and salaried professors at the head of it, and to make up the rest of the instruction by assistants and by teachers, who would give courses of instruction occasionally on special branches. How much I want you near me at this time to aid me in digesting and submitting...
Page 27 - ... an Institution devoted to the Practical Arts and Sciences, to be called the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, having the triple organization of a Society of Arts, a Museum or Conservatory of Arts, and a School of Industrial Science and Art. Under the first of these characters, — that of a Society of Arts, — the Institute of Technology would form itself into a department of investigation and publication, intended to promote research in connection with industrial science...

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