Jasper Adams left Brown in 1824 to become president of Charleston College, where he remained until 1826. Adams, Jasper In 1824, the property, known at the time as the Neck Farm, was left to the city of Providence under the will of Ebenezer Knight Dexter as a poor farm for indigent freemen.
Aldrich-Dexter Field Information about admission, courses, and expense was added in 1824.
Catalogues That this ideal behavior did not prevail is evident from a letter written by George W. Keely 1824 to his father in June
1820: Commons A third organization, the
Franklin Society, existed from 1824 to 1834. Debating
Solomon Drowne was in demand as an orator, his best known addresses being a eulogy on the death of George Washington and his "Oration in Aid of the Cause of the Greeks" delivered by invitation of the people of Providence in the First Baptist Church on February 23, 1824. Drowne, Solomon In collaboration with his son William
Solomon Drowne wrote "The Compendium of Agriculture or the Farmer’s Guide," which was published in 1824. Drowne, Solomon The
Franklin Society was organized in 1824, a year when such a large class entered that the two existing literary debating societies, the Philermenian Society and the United Brothers Society could not accommodate enough of the entering students. Franklin Society
David Howell ( 1747-1824), first professor at the College, was born in Morristown, New Jersey, on January 1, 1747. Howell, David
David Howell continued his interest in the College, being a member of the Board of Fellows from 1773 to 1824 and secretary of the Corporation from 1780 to 1806. Howell, David
David Howell was a member of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1785, associate justice of the supreme court of Rhode Island from 1786 to 1787, attorney general in 1789, and judge of the Rhode Island district court from 1812 until his death on July 30, 1824. Howell, David After graduation from Brown, Howe went to Harvard and received his M.D. degree in 1824.
Howe, Samuel Gridley The first of the long-term librarians was Horatio Gates Bowen from 1824 to
1840, who was followed by Charles C. Jewett from 1842 to 1848, Reuben A. Library The professors of mathematics during the first hundred years included
Benjamin West, who lectured from 1786 to 1798, Asa Messer whose title was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy from 1799 to 1802 and who continued to teach after becoming president in 1802, Jasper Adams from 1819 to 1824, Alva Woods from 1824 to 1828, Alexis Caswell from 1828 to 1863, and Samuel Stillman Greene from 1855 to 1864. Mathematics
Asa Messer patented two inventions, "Flume for a Mill" ( 1822) and "Water-wheel and Flume" (1824). Messer, Asa In earlier times the annual catalogues listed Vattel’s "Law of Nations" as one of the textbooks studied in the senior year in 1824 and
1825. Political Science
William Rogers ( 1751-1824), the first student to matriculate, was born in Newport on July 22, 1751. Rogers, William
William Rogers died on April 7, 1824 in Philadelphia. Rogers, William In 1824 Messer felt that it was the result of his own theological quarrel with members of the
Corporation that "During our last spring and summer terms unusual disorder prevailed among out students. Student conduct After visiting the cultural institutions of Europe Alva Woods returned to teach at Columbian College, but it was not long before the financial straits of the college caused him to leave and accept the professorship of mathematics and natural philosophy at Brown in 1824. Woods, Alva