A committee of the alumni reported in 1869 in favor of a permanent association to meet annually at Commencement and recommended the formation of local associations.Associated Alumni
Thus the Brown Clubs began, as the local associations were established in New York in 1869, and in Philadelphia and Boston in 1870.Associated Alumni
In his report for 1869 he mentioned the use of Loomis’ new textbook on astronomy for the first time and the use of the black globe and Vail’s Terrestrial and Celestial Sphere.Astronomy
The freshman team of 1872 took an unprecedented tour in July of 1869 to play against five other colleges.Baseball
The Boat House which first served the college crews suffered in a great gale in 1869 which carried away the wharf and float, after which the boat house was removed to a more convenient location on the east side of the Seekonk River.Boat House
By 1867 the "Brown Paper" had doubled in size, but the next year the appearance of a new magazine, the "Brunonian," provided literary articles and college news on a more frequent basis, and the "Brown Paper" reverted to its original size, and in December 1869 was superseded by the first yearbook, "Liber Brunensis" of the Class of 1870.Brown Paper
In 1869 Chace began a tradition of inviting to his home on Benefit Street all the members of his senior class in mental philosophy in groups of four or five for a social evening.Chace, George Ide
In 1869 the rule regarding attendance at chapel every morning applied to all residing in the college or living within a mile, but allowed certain students within that radius who had no recitation after prayers to be excused.Chapel
Stephen Sheldon Colvin (1869-1923), professor of educational psychology, was born in Phenix, Rhode Island, on March 29, 1869.Colvin, Stephen S.
When Professor Diman reported on his class in political economy in 1869, he stated that "Instruction has been by lectures, and has included a general introduction to the study with an examination of the laws of Production, Exchange, Distribution and Consumption.Economics
In 1869 45 students were aided by scholarships and nine by the aid fund, for a total of $3270, and two students were beneficiaries of the agricultural land fund.Financial aid
Samuel Stillman Greene was a member of the school committee of Providence for eighteen years, president of the Rhode Island Institution of Instruction from 1856 to 1860, president of the National Teachers’ Association in 1864-65 and president of the American Institute of Instruction in 1869-70.Greene, Samuel Stillman
Samuel Stillman Greene continued his connection with Worcester Academy as trustee from 1852 until his death, and is credited with the rescue of the Academy from a proposal to close and turn its endowment over to the Newton Theological Institution, and also with the relocation of the school to a better location in 1869.Greene, Samuel Stillman
In 1867John Hay went to Vienna as chargé d’affaires, and in 1869 he became secretary of legation in Madrid.Hay, John
Charles Herman Hunkins (1869-1931), professor of romance languages, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, on December 30, 1869.Hunkins, Charles H.
At a concert performed in the Horse Guards Armory on June 14, 1869, the new Glee Club introduced the "Alma Mater," which had been written nine years earlier.Musical Clubs
Albert DeForest Palmer (1869-1940), professor of physics, was born in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, on July 21, 1869.Palmer, Albert D.
In October 1869 Charles W. Parsons wrote to Professor Caswell of his situation, "As the college does not propose to me a permanent appointment, I cannot rightly undertake such an engagement and sacrifice to it my professional business."Parsons, Charles W.
The membership lists disappeared from the "Brown Paper," the libraries of the two societies were diminished by unsupervised borrowing from unlocked meeting rooms, and in 1869 the rooms assigned to the societies were made over into dormitory rooms.Philermenian Society
In 1869 an arrangement was made with Messrs. West and Hunt for the use of their gymnasium by the students on a voluntary basis, half the expense being borne by the college and half by the students.Physical Education
In 1869 Rowland Gibson Hazard and his son Rowland Hazard donated $40,000, for a professorship which would benefit the university and concurred in the recommendation of President Caswell that the funds be used for the Hazard Professorship of Physics, to which Eli Whitney Blake was appointed.Physics
In the fall of 1869 the society proceeded to more missionary work in Elmwood.Religious Societies
Interest in crew waned until the fall of 1869, when class crews were organized to take the place of rival clubs.Rowing
With student singers in mind James A. DeWolf 1861 wrote for the "Brown Paper" of 1860 a song called "Old Brown," which was renamed "Alma Mater" in 1869, and is well known.Songs
There were songs which were inspired by specific occasions at Brown, as the "Boating Song" by Adoniram Brown Judson 1859, a member of the first crew, and "The Water Procession," by Francis E. Bliss 1868 and Francis Lawton 1869, which commemorated the march downtown to get water when the bucket of the college well was removed by the authorities in 1867-68.Songs
Tougaloo began when the American Missionary Association bought 500 acres of land with an antebellum mansion north of Jackson, Mississippi, in 1869 and acquired a charter from the state in 1871.Tougaloo College
After his graduation from the Phillips School in 1869 at an age his father considered too young for college, Winslow Upton continued his study of music and other academic subjects in Boston for two years before entering Brown in 1871.Upton, Winslow
"Yang Lang," subtitled "an illustrated journal devoted to burlesque and light literature" came out in March 1869 in a four-page newspaper format, announcing that it would be published monthly by the students of Brown University during the academic year.Yang Lang