The Association of Class Officers began as the Association of Class Secretaries in 1902, when the Brown Alumni Monthly, scarcely two years old, gave a dinner at the University Club for the secretaries of the classes from 1857 to 1902, hoping to encourage subscriptions to the "Monthly," and to organize the secretaries to work for the interests of the University.Association of Class Officers
The first "Brown Paper," which appeared in November 1857, was initiated by Zeta Psi as a college paper conducted by editors from the several secret societies, its object being "to furnish a list of the members of the secret societies, and to communicate information pertaining to them, and to the other public and social organizations existing in Brown University."Brown Paper
Of this print William A. Mowry 1858 wrote to President Faunce in 1914, "In 1857 to 1860 and after I was the editor and publisher of ‘The R. I. Schoolmaster,’ I had the steel engraving of four buildings made at a cost of $50.00 and published it with a historical sketch of the College in ... the Schoolmaster for Jan. 1858....Campus
In 1857 the "old system" was to a certain extent resumed.Curriculum
In 1857 the undergraduate Master of Arts degree was dropped, and the Bachelor of Arts was once more a four-year degree.Degrees
Albert Gorton Greene held the first office until the year before his death, and the second office until 1857, when he was appointed judge of the court, an office he held until his death in Cleveland on January 3, 1867.Greene, Albert Gorton
These were a convalescence from a sprained ankle suffered from a fall from a ladder in the library in 1857, a few days of absence when his son died in 1876, and a visit to England and Scotland in 1877 when Reuben A. Guild attended the International Conference of Librarians in London.Guild, Reuben A.
John Hay was admitted to advanced standing and could have finished college in 1857, but finding himself behind the juniors in some studies, he wrote home, "I do not know whether I can finish the course, with justice, in two years.Hay, John
In 1857, at the age of twenty-six, Alexander Lyman Holley gave up his paper and went with Colburn to Europe to study European railroads with a view to improving American railways and published a report on this subject.Holley, Alexander Lyman
The end of the senior exhibitions was noted in an obituary of the Senior Exhibition which appeared in the first "Brown Paper" in November 1857, with these lines: In 1870 the "Brunonian" called for an end to the "obsolete custom," by which the exhibition speakers were obliged to appear in a gown in which "the speaker can make no gesture with grace, nor even stand at ease."Junior and Senior Exhibitions
In 1830 Kingsbury was among the founding members of the American Institute of Instruction, of which he was later vice-president for many years and president in 1856 and 1857.Kingsbury, John
Since 1857 seniors had been accustomed to purchase large leather-bound class albums into which they inserted photographs of individual classmates as well as campus views and group photographs.Liber Brunensis
The next year John Larkin Lincoln was promoted to professor, and, although presidencies of colleges were offered him, kept that position for the rest his days with the exception of three trips to Europe, one for his health in 1857, the next in the summer of 1878, and the last a year’s absence in 1887-88.Lincoln, John Larkin
The chapel was redecorated in 1857 with funds from Robert Hale Ives and the late Moses Brown Ives and a marble tablet in memory of Nicholas Brown was placed on the east wall.Manning Hall
William Learned Marcy (1786-1857), Secretary of State of the United States, was born in Sturbridge (the part which is now Southbridge), Massachusetts on December 12, 1786.Marcy, William L.
After leaving the Department of State in March 1857, Marcy planned a trip to Europe with Hamilton Fish.Marcy, William L.
After graduation from Brown in 1856, John Peirce worked for a short time for a drug and dye company until the depression of 1857 caused him to leave his work and travel to Europe for a year with the Padelfords.Peirce, John
In 1857 a collection of portraits of prominent Rhode Islanders painted at the expense of friends of the University through the efforts of John Russell Bartlett was placed in Rhode Island Hall.Rhode Island Hall
The University Boat Club, sometimes called the Brown Navy, was organized on June 4, 1857.Rowing
First beset by the financial crisis of 1857-58 and later by the Civil War, Barnas Sears's administration was still able to produce a new chemistry laboratory, an endowment increased by about $210,000, and the beginning of a system of scholarships for the students.Sears, Barnas
This traditional "smoking-out" was popular in the 1850s and inspired a poem by John Hay, which was actually a parody of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem "Brahma," which had appeared in November 1857 in the first issue of the "Atlantic Monthly".Student customs
Ives died in 1857, and was succeeded by his brother, Robert Hale Ives 1816.Treasurer
The house was originally the John F. Chapin house, built in 1857.Walter Hall
Edward H. Cutler 1857 recalled, "A mat lay in front of the platform in the chapel on which Francis Wayland regularly spat before going up into the desk at morning prayers," and William H. Pabodie 1855 wrote, "It was too flagrant a failing not to be attacked, so at one of the semi-annual exhibitions there appeared on the ‘mock programme’ prepared for the occasion the announcement that ‘Dr.Wayland, Francis