Amos Eaton

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Page 243 - My principal object is to qualify teachers for instructing the sons and daughters of farmers and mechanics, by lectures or otherwise, in the application of experimental chemistry, philosophy and natural history to agriculture, domestic economy, the arts and manufactures.
Page 241 - York" and by that name they and their successors shall and may have continual succession, and shall be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places whatsoever...
Page 259 - One year is sufficient for obtaining the Rensselaer degree of Bachelor of Natural Science, or of Civil Engineer, for a candidate who is well prepared to enter. Graduates of Colleges may succeed by close application during the 24 weeks in the Summer term. Candidates...
Page 243 - ... domestic economy, the arts and manufactures. From the trials which have been made by persons in my employment at Utica, Whitesborough, Rome, Auburn and Geneva during the last summer, I am inclined to believe that competent instructors may be produced in the school at Troy, who will be highly useful to the community in the diffusion of a very useful kind of knowledge, with its application to the business of living.
Page 211 - But the drudgery of climbing cliffs and descending into fissures and caverns and of traversing in all directions our most rugged mountainous districts to ascertain the distinctive characters, number, and order of our strata has devolved on me.
Page 202 - The science of Botany is indebted to you for its first introduction into the interior of the Northern States : and I am indebted to you for a passport into the scientific world." To Professor Dewey he was warmly attached, and through life regarded him as a successful fellow-laborer ; and his friendship and co-operation were warmly reciprocated. From Williamstown he went first to Northampton, where Governor Strong, the Hon. EH Mills, and others, patronized and encouraged him. He gave popular scientific...
Page 241 - ... thousand dollars in value, but the clear annual income of such real and personal estate shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars...
Page 258 - Department are instructed as follows: Three weeks, wholly practical Botany, with specimens. Four weeks, Zoology, including organic remains; and Physiology, including the elements of Organic Chemistry. Three and a half weeks, Geology and Mineralogy, with specimens. Three weeks, traveling between Connecticut River and Schoharie Kill, for making collections to be preserved by each student, and exhibited at examinations; also for improving in the knowledge of Natural History and Mathematical Arts. Ten...
Page 255 - Rensselaer solely for the purpose of affording an opportunity to the farmer, the mechanic, the clergyman, the lawyer, the physician, the merchant, and in short, to the man of business or of leisure, of any calling whatever, to become practically scientific.
Page 215 - This publication marked an era in the progress of geology in this country. It is, in some respects inaccurate, but it must be remembered that its talented and indefatigable author was without a guide in exploring the older formations, and that he described rocks which no geologist had, at that time, attempted to classify. Rocks were then classified chiefly by their mineralogical characters, and the aid which the science has since learned to derive from fossils in determining the chronology and classification...

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