In January 1863 the Rhode Island legislature accepted the grant of 120,000 acres (thirty thousand for each senator and representative from the state) and transferred the land scrip to Brown University.Agricultural lands
In its January 1894 session the General Assembly approved an agreement in which Brown would repay the $50,000 received from the sale of the land in Kansas and assume the expense of educating the present holders of the state scholarships, and in return would receive $40,000 in compensation for the education of earlier state scholars and would be relieved of the responsibility for agricultural education assumed in connection with the Morrill Act of 1863.Agricultural lands
Alexis Caswell joined the faculty as professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in 1828, and from 1850 to 1863 was professor of mathematics and astronomy.Astronomy
Guild for the account of Brown’s first intercollegiate game on June 27, 1863, written for the "Providence Journal," which described the details of the encounter from meeting the Harvard team at the railroad station, taking them to Humphreys’ for lunch, touring them through the library and laboratory, to escorting them to the Dexter Training Ground for the game.Baseball
When the National Academy of Science was created in 1863, Caswell was one the fifty members chosen.Caswell, Alexis
The preamble to the Charter of 1764 sets forth the purposes of the institution: One provision of the Charter, that of tax exemption for the faculty, became controversial in later years, was amended in 1863 and was gradually phased out after 1965.Charter
The House passed an act on February 9, 1863, limiting the tax exemption to amounts up to $10,000, and the Corporation voted its compliance on February 11.Charter
In 1863 the University also created a committee of public lands to be responsible for the agricultural lands assigned to the University as a result of the Morrill Act in 1862.Corporation
Edmund Burke Delabarre (1863-1945), professor of psychology, was born in Dover, Maine, on September 25, 1863.Delabarre, Edmund B.
From his collections until 1863 and the efforts of President Sears, by the end of Sears’s administration $259,000 had been subscribed.Financial aid
Delta Upsilon (Brown chapter) began as Gamma Nu in 1860, when several members of the classes of 1863 and 1864, observing the decline of the literary societies at Brown, sought permission to form a new society to provide opportunities for extemporaneous speaking and debate.Fraternities
The founding members intended the society to consist of freshmen and sophomores only, but in 1863 membership was extended to all classes.Fraternities
Henry Brayton Gardner (1863-1939), professor of economics, was born in Providence on March 26, 1863.Gardner, Henry B.
In May 1863 William Williams Keen was sent to Philadelphia to be resident surgeon in special wards in the Christian Street Hospital devoted to the treatment of injuries and diseases of the nerves.Keen, William Williams