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Minutes of the University of Georgia Board of Trustees,
1892-1899

 

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Athens, June 9th 1892

 

The Board met today in annual session at One O’clock P.M.

 

Mr Joel Abbot Billups was called to the chair and the meeting was opened with prayer by the Chancellor.

 

The minutes of the last two meetings in Atlanta were read and approved.

 

New members

A.O. Bacon

Official notification of the appointment by the Governor of Mr A.O. Bacon to fill the unexpired term of Mr JJ Gresham deceased (“of Spencer R. Atkinson as Trustee for the eleventh Congressional district.” added overhead) and of Messrs, Jos. B. Cumming and Andrew J. Cobb in the places of Pleasant A. Stovall and Wm W Thomas resigned, was read and accepted. The roll of the members was called and the following responded present:

 

Atkinson, W.Y.                        Hull

Bacon                          Hollis

Billups                          Little

Cobb                           McDaniel

Hammond                    Miller

Harris                           McIntyre

Hamilton                       Felton

Hutchins

 

Mr John Screven upon request, was excused from attendance on this session.

 

Insurance on Technological Buildings.

Mr Harris offerred (sic) a resolution “that the insurance now due on the shop buildings and fixtures of the Technological School be collected by Mr. Hull the Treasurer of this Board and paid over to the Treasurer of the local Board Mr S.M Inman, and that the Treasurer of this Board be authorized to receipt for the money and do all other things in the name of this Board required to collect the same.”

 

The resolution was adopted.

 

The Board then took a recess till 4 P.M.

 

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At 4 P.M. the Board reconvened.

 

Messrs PW Meldrim and AR Lawton took their seats with the Board.

 

Chancellors report

The Chancellor was invited before the Board and made his annual report which was received and referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline. Subsequently the Chancellor made a report on his work during the year in instruction in Elocution, which was referred to the same Committee.

 

Cuthbert

Mr OA Barry and R Lillage appeared in behalf of the Branch College at Cuthbert and presented a report of that College which was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

A Communication from Mr WM Howell in regard to the property of that College was received and referred to the same Committee.

 

Election of Chairman

The Board then went into an election for Chairman of the Board for the unexpired term of Hon J.J. Gresham lately deceased. Mr Little Nominated Mr N J. Hammond. The election was held by ballot, Messrs Atkinson and Meldrim being appointed tellers by the chair. Upon counting the ballots it appeared that Mr Hammond had received fifteen votes and he was accordingly declared unanimously elected.

 

Mr Hammond then took the Chair acknowledging his election with appropriate remarks.

 

Upon motion of Mr. Hull a blank page (“of the minutes” added overhead) was set apart to be inscribed with the name of Hon J.J. Gresham, the date of his birth and death and election to the Presidency of this Board, and the chair appointed Messrs, Miller, Billups and Bacon a committee to prepare suitable resolutions on his death.

 

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Athens,

 

To the Memory of

 

John Jones Gresham

 

Born in Jones County Georgia January 21st 1812

 

Died in Baltimore Md. October 16th 1891

 

Elected President of the Board of Trustees

 

of the University of Georgia

 

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Clark Wright

The Survivor’s Association of the 3rd Georgia Regiment C.S.A sent in the nomination of Rev. Clark Wright of New York for the degree of D.D.

 

            Referred to Committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

The report of the Prudential Committee was received and laid on the table.

 

Rock College lands

Mr Cobb submitted a report relating to the sale of the Rock College lands which was laid on the table.

 

Obligations of Brown Beneficiaries

The Treasurer submitted a report showing the amount of 29616.66 advanced to beneficiaries of the Chas. McDonald Brown Fund for which obligations are held, which was referred to Committee on Brown Fund. The Finance Committee submitted their report which was received and laid on the table for the present.

 

The Chair appointed Mr. Cobb in Mr Thomas’ place on the Property and Prudential Committee, and the following annual Committees:

 

Committee

 

Laws & Discipline:

Little, Billups, Bacon.

 

Auditing:

Hamilton, Atkinson, McIntyre

 

Chas. McD Brown Fund:

McDaniel, Hamilton, Miller

 

Branch Colleges:

Meldrim, Felton, Harris

 

Invitation:

Hollis, Meldrim, Cumming.

 

The Board adjourned till 10 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 10th 1892

At 10 AM the Board met with a quorum present. The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. Mr Cobb submitted the report of the Property Committee together with the report of the Inspector of Buildings which was laid on the table for the present.

 

CM Snelling

Mr Hull nominated Col. Charles Mercer Snelling for the honorary degree of A.M.

 

Referred to Committee on degrees.

 

The resignation of the Professors of the Law School was read and         (blank space) referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline. The reports of the Professors to the Chancellor on their various departments were read for information and laid on the table.

 

The Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a report on the department of Law, which after some discussion was recommitted.

 

Messrs Little and Atkinson were excused from further attendance upon this session and Mr. Felton also after tomorrow.

 

Mr Harris was appointed to fill Mr Little’s place on the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

The Board then took a recess till 4 P.M.

 

Upon reconvening at 4 o’clock Mr Jas B. Cumming was upon motion excused from attendance upon this session.

 

Rev. Mr. Robins

The name of Rev. Mr. J.B. Robins of Trinity Church Atlanta, was recommended for the degree of D.D.

 

Referred to Committee on Degrees.

 

The Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a report on the Literary Societies which was laid on the table till tomorrow morning.

 

The Board then adjourned till 10 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Saturday June 11th 1892

 

The Board was called to order by the Chairman and the minutes of yesterday read and approved. The report of the Normal College at Milledgeville was received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Certain portions of the Chancellors report were at the request of the Committee on Laws & Discipline, referred to the Committees on Finance, Property & Branch Colleges.

 

Joseph Jones LLD

The Committee on Honorary Degrees recommended that the degree of L.L.D. be conferred on Joseph Jones M.D. of New Orleans, LA. and upon motion the degree was conferred.

 

Ga Medical College

The Committee on Laws & Discipline reported a resolution that a Committee of three members of this Board be appointed to confer with the Faculty of the Georgia Medical College on the subject of raising the standard of graduation which was adopted and the chair appointed Messrs McDaniel, Miller and Cumming.

 

Literary Societies

            The report on the Literary Societies was taken from the table and adopted as amended.

 

            The report requires all students to belong to one or the other Literary Society; to attend the meeting of the Society every Saturday from 9 A.M. to 12 M unless engaged in some one of the Laboratories or assigned to other work by the Faculty. It appropriates $300 to the repair and furnishing of each hall and $25 for fuel. Two Junior Speakers every year are to be selected from each society, one for composition, one for declamation.

 

Law School.

A report of the Committee on the Law School was submitted and on motion laid on the table till the next annual meeting.

 

Resignation of Law Professors.

The tendered resignation of the Professors of the Law School was declined and Messrs Meldrim, McDaniel and Hutchins were appointed a committee to

 

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Athens, June 11, 1892

confer with the Professors of the Law School touching the interests of that department and report as soon as possible.

 

Auditing Committee

The Auditing Committee made their report upon the examination of the Treasurers vouchers, which was received.

 

JB Hunnicutt

JHT McPherson

Upon motion of Mr Hull, the election of Messrs J.B. Hunnicutt as Professor of Agriculture and JHT McPherson as Professor of History and Political Science, was made permanent.

 

Mrs. MG. Machen

Upon motion of Mr Lawton a resolution of thanks to Mrs. Mimmi G. Machen of Baltimore for the gift of a portrait of her father the Hon J.J. Gresham late Chairman of the Board was unanimously adopted.

 

The Board then took a recess till 4 P.M.

 

At 4 o’clock the Board reconvened.

 

Baseball

Dr Felton offered a resolution looking to the discouragement of baseball matches etc. which was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Lost Obligation

The Auditing Committee submitted a report recommending that the Chairman and Treasure take the proper steps to have a “duplicate issued of the lost 50 year obligation of the State No 17 for $1000, which was adopted.

 

Finance Report

The report of the Finance Committee was taken from the table and adopted as amended, passing for the present salaries of fellows, repairs and farm expenses.

           

Purchase of Books.

Mr Lawton offerred (sic) a resolution requiring that all Books hereafter purchased shall pass through the hands of the Librarian, to be catalogued, and a record made showing where the volumes are kept, and this shall include all books recently purchased with the Library fund or by specific appropriation. The resolution was adopted.

 

            The Board then adjourned till 10 A.M. on Monday.

 

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June 13th 1892

 

Law School

The Board met this morning with a quorum present. The minutes of Saturday were read and approved. The report of                         (blank space) the Branch College at Milledgeville was received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges. The Committee appointed to confer with the Professors of the Law School reported that as the result of the conference the Professors will continue to discharge their duties for the ensuing year.

 

AJ Cobb

Mr Hutchins offered the following which was adopted: “Resolved that Mr Andrew J. Cobb, a member of this Board be and is requested to retain his position as Professor of law, in connection with the other Professors in that department until further action of the Trustees.”

 

BJ Conyers

The Board then took a recess to hear the address of Mr Bennett J. Conyers before the Literary Societies.

 

Salary Prest. State College for 1890-1891.      

Upon reconvening Mr McDaniel made a statement to the effect that the Salary of the President of the State College for the year 1890-1891 had not been paid for want of appropriation by the Board, and moved to take from the table Dr White’s communication relative to it which was carried.

 

Salary of Sec. & Treas.           

Mr McDaniel then moved the appropriation of $500. to pay the said salary which was carried. Mr Hammond offered the following: “Resolved that the Salary of the Secretary & Treasurer be hereafter One thousand dollars per annum.” which was adopted.

 

Report of Property Committee

Mr Cobb called up the report of the Property Committee and moved its adoption which was carried.

 

Sale of Rock College land

Mr Cobb offerred (sic) a resolution that the sale of Rock College lands and removal of the farm be referred to the Property Committee to report at the next annual meeting of the Board. Adopted.

 

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Finance Report.

The Finance Report was taken up and appropriations to repairs and farm adopted.

 

The Board then took a recess till 4. P.M.

 

            Upon reconvening Mr Harris made a report from the Technological School which was referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Mr Meldrim submitted a report from the College for Colored Youths which was referred to the same committee. The Board took a recess to hear the following Students of the Sophomore Class declaim:

 

Sophomore Speakers

W B Armstrong                        PL Fleming                   SL Olive

D C Barrow                 W Harbin                     J D Stelling

J H Butner                    Jno. W. Morton                        OC Turner

W A Wilkins

 

Upon reconvening the Committee on Laws & Discipline made a report on Dr Felton’s resolution which was laid on the table till tomorrow morning.

 

The Board then adjourned till 9 o’clock tomorrow.

 

Tuesday June 14th 1892

The Board met with a quorum present. The minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

HJ Hammond

The Board adopted a resolution to telegraph the Supreme Court requesting that Mr Hammond’s case be arranged so as to permit him to remain through tomorrow.

 

Chancellor and Colored College

Mr Hull offered a resolution that the Commission on the Colored College be and they are hereby empowered to make such compensation to the Chancellor for his services to the College as may be agreed upon between them. The resolution was adopted.

 

Water Closets

Upon motion of Mr. Hamilton, the Property Committee was directed to report at the next meeting of the Board the necessity and cost of erecting water

 

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closets in the College.

 

The Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a report prohibiting the Literary Societies from incurring debt, which was disagreed to, and a report relating to the election of anniversarian which was tabled.

 

AA Lipscomb

The Board took a recess to hear the address of Mr Andrew A Lipscomb of Washington D.C. before the Alumni Society.

 

Upon reconvening Mr. McIntyre was excused from further attendance upon the meetings.

 

OH Sheffield.

Mr Hull offered a resolution that Mr OH Sheffield be appointed Instructor in Engineering and Free Hand drawing at a Salary of $900. per annum. Adopted Mr Harris offered a resolution creating the Fellowship in Metaphysics and Ethics, which was afterward withdrawn.

 

Degrees

Upon the recommendation of the Chancellor and Faculty the following degrees were conferred:

 

Master of Science on                Marrion McHenry Hull

 

Master of Arts on                     Frank Erwin Callaway

 

Civil Engineer on                       Oscar H. Sheffield

 

Bachelor of Arts on                  ER Black                      JC Blasingame

                                                AA Boggs                    LL Brown

                                                SJ Cassels                    WE Christie

                                                E Denmark                   VE Franklin

                                                EW Frey                      JS Horsley

                                                WT Kelly                     JF Lewis

                                                WG Park                     SH Sibley

                                                HH Smith                     JE Whelchel

                                                Dudley Youngblood

 

Bachelor of Engineering on        Roy Dallis                     WN Gramling

                                                Julian R. Lane               RDT Lawrence

 

Bachelor of Science on                         RN Hogg

 

Bachelor of Agriculture on        FE Callaway

                                                MC Horton     

OE Horton

 

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Bachelor of law on                    SB Brewton                 DF Crosland

                                                FR Durden                   WM Glass

                                                JE Henry                      ER Hodgson Jr.

                                                JC Kimball                   GA Merritt

                                                J Milton                                    FC Shackleford

                                                TJ Shackleford             WL Stallings

                                                EF Weems

 

Students to remain.

Mr Bacon offered a resolution instructing the Chancellor and Faculty to require all Students to remain through the Commencement exercises unless excused for providential reasons, which was adopted.

           

AS Erwin’s line

The Board then took a recess till 4 P.M. Reconvening at 4 o’clock upon motion of Mr Cobb the Prudential Committee were authorized to adjust the line between the lands of Rock College and Judge A.S. Erwin. Adopted

 

“Old” and “New” College

Mr Bacon: “Resolved that the Prudential Committee be directed to have painted conspicuously on the New College building the name New College with the date of its erection, and on the Old College building the name Old College with the date of its erection also the designations North end, South end, East end and West end, the cost of said work to be paid out of the repair fund”  - Adopted.

 

Mr Hull offered the following:

            Resolved that the following appointments be and are hereby made:

Fellows.

Virgil E Franklin                        Fellow in Biology

Adam A Boggs             Fellow in Modern Languages

W.T. Kelly                   Fellow in English

Which was adopted

 

Mr McDaniel for the Committee on the Chas. McDonald Brown Fund, submitted a report recommending for appointment as beneficiaries of that fund

 

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the following applicants, and the sum to each:

 

Brown Beneficiaries

M.C. Horton                Pendleton S.C.             $200.

O.E. Horton                          “                            200.

CR Thompson              9th Cong. District                        200.

CE Brand                     9th      “         “                200.

PJ Shearouse                1st      “         “                200.

EG Cabaniss Jr.                        1st      “         “                200.

W.T. Bacon                 8th      “         “                200.

HC Moreno                 8th      “         “                200.

Eugene Dodd               7th      “         “                200.

CP Dodd                     7th      “         “                200.

E.T. Hall                       8th      “         “                200.

E.P. Green                   7th      “         “                200.

 

Hull and Green are recommended on condition they pass the examination required by the Chancellor.

           

As alternates Jas E Brannen 1st Cong. Dist.

                      J.L. Dwight     3rd    “        “

The report was adopted.

 

The Board took a recess to hear the following Speakers from the Junior Class:

 

Junior Speakers

HA Alexander              PW Breitenbucher

GF Johnson                  MA Lewis

CR Nisbet                    LC Slade

 

and upon reconvening adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 15 1892

The Board met at 9.A.M. with a quorum present.

 

The minutes of the previous day were read and confirmed.

 

Governor Northen appeared and took his seat. The report of the Committee on Dr Felton’s resolution was taken from the table. A motion to table was lost.

 

Baseball &c.

The following substitute was offered:

“Resolved that in the opinion of the Board the indulgence by Students of the University in interstate and inter Collegiate football or baseball contests during the Collegiate term may be harmful in its influence and further that students should not be permitted to leave the University to give Glee Club or other exhibitions during the term.” upon the motion to adopt the yeas and nays were called with the following result:

 

Yea:     Bacon              Nay:     Hammond

            Billups                          Hollis

            Cobb                           Hull

            Hamilton                       Meldrim

            Hutchins                      

            Lawton

            McDaniel

            Miller

            Northen

 

The substitute was declared adopted.

 

Hon. Degrees

The nominations of 

Gen Henry R Jackson for degree of LLD

and Rabbi JP Mendez         “            A.M. were referred to Committee on Degrees.

 

Salary of Fellows.

On motion of Mr Hull the sum of $900. was appropriated for Salaries of the three fellows appointed at $300. each.

 

The following  resolution was adopted: Resolved that the Faculty be authorized to

 

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Entrance Exam

arrange for holding entrance examinations to the University at such points in the State and under such regulations as may to them seem proper. Mr Meldrim offered the following which was laid on the table till the next meeting:

 

Admission of Females

“Resolved that the State University at Athens Shall be open to all white female students of proper age and qualifications with equal rights and privileges as those exercised and enjoyed by male students of the University under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by this Board of Trustees.”

 

The Report of Committee on Branch Colleges was read and adopted.

 

Law Students

Mr Cobb offered a resolution declaring Law Students to be subject to expulsion, suspension or other punishment by the Chancellor or Faculty as students in other departments of the University, and it shall be the duty of Professors in the Law Department to report to the Chancellor any violations of the rules or other misconduct that may come under their observation or of which they may be reliably informed. Adopted.

 

Instructor in English & Elocution

By Mr Hull. Resolved that at the next annual meeting of this Board an election will be held for an Instructor in English and Elocution. Adopted. The Board then took a recess to hear the following Seniors speak in the Chapel:

 

Senior Speakers

SH Sibley                     E Denmark

NE Franklin                  JE Henry

JF Lewis                      DF Crosland

 

Teaching Elocution

Upon reconvening, Mr Cobb offered the following: “Resolved that the teaching of Elocution be restored to the Professor of English for the ensuing year.”

 

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A motion to table was lost.

 

The vote was taken on its passage and the resolution was adopted.

 

The minutes were read and approved and the Board adjourned Sine die.

 

            AL Hull Secretary

 

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Atlanta Ga. November 18th 1892

 

            Pursuant to a call by the Chairman, two other members concurring the Trustees convened in the State Capital at 10 o’clock A.M.

 

The chairman being absent Mr Billups was called to the Chair and the meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Boggs.

 

The roll was called and Messrs. Billups, Cumming, Cobb, Hamilton, Hutchins, Hull, McDaniel, Miller & McIntyre & Hollis responded to their names. Subsequently Messrs, Bacon, W.Y. Atkinson, Spencer R. Atkinson, Meldrim and WH Felton took their seats with the Board.

 

            Excuses were rendered and received for Messrs, Hammond, Lawton and Screven.

 

            The Chancellor read a communication touching upon the needs of the University, the question of Athletic games and the literary societies, which was received.

 

Mr Hull offered the following:

 

Athletics.

“Resolved that the resolution adopted by the Board on June 15th relating to games of baseball and football is not mandatory, but the matter is left to the discretion of the Faculty,”

            Which was unanimously adopted.

 

Winter School

A recommendation from the Faculty that authority be given to offer in the State College, in addition to the regular courses now offered therein, a special three months course of instruction, to include Mathematics, English, Constitutional History, Natural Science and Practical Agricultural, suitable for young men unable or unprepared to enter the regular full-term courses now provided was adapted and the

 

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the (sic) sum of $500. five hundred dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary was appropriated to that purpose.

 

Literary Societies

A resolution offered by Mr Cobb, looking to the restoration of Saturday morning recitations and repealing the action of the Board regarding the Literary Societies was laid on the table.

 

Report from Colored  - College Rescinded June 1893

Mr Meldrim as Chairman of the Commission on the College for Colored Youths reported that the Commission had voted as compensation to Dr Boggs for his services to that institution the sum of $750.00 for the past year and $1000.00 for the present year and asked the action of the Board thereon.

 

Disapproved

After much discussion upon Motion of Mr W.Y. Atkinson the report was disapproved.

 

Mr Cobb offered the following

Leave of absence to Col. C.M Snelling

Resolved that Col. Chas. M. Snelling be granted leave of absence for the session of 1893-4 upon condition that he provide for filling his chair and the position of Commandant of Cadets out of his salary during his absence to the satisfaction of the Prudential Committee.

 

Pending action the Board adjourned till 3 o’clock P.M.

 

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At 3 o’clock the Board reconvened with Col. Hammond in the Chair.

 

The resolution of Mr. Cobb, granting leave of absence to Col. Snelling was taken up and adopted.

 

            Prof. HC White appeared before the Board and related the substance of an interview between himself and Hon Jno L Hall in regard to the financial interests of the University.

 

Prof Strahan

Upon motion of Mr Hull the sum of $20. twenty dollars was appropriated for advertising in Prof. Strahan’s book.

 

Legislative Committee

On Motion of Mr. W.Y. Atkinson a Legislative Committee was appointed, the Chair appointing Messrs Hammond, McDaniel, Meldrim, Hollis & Hamilton.

 

Dr Boggs’ Service to Colored College - Rescinded June 1893

Mr Hollis offered the following which was adopted; “Resolved that the Secretary be instructed to notify the Treasure of the College for Colored Youths not to pay until further order of this Board any sum to Chancellor Boggs for services beyond his expenses in visiting said College not withstanding any resolution that may have been heretofore adopted by this Board on this subject.”

 

            The Board then adjourned sine die.

 

            AL Hull Secretary

 

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Athens, June 15 1893

            The Board of Trustees met at 1 P.M. today, present Messrs. Billups, Cobb, Bacon, Hammond, McDaniel, McIntyre, Miller, Hamilton, Harris, Hutchins, Hull.

 

            The meeting was opened with prayer by the Chancellor.

 

The minutes of the last two meetings were read and confirmed.

 

The Board then took a recess till 3.30 P.M.

 

Chancellor’s report

Upon reconvening Chancellor Boggs appeared and read his annual report to the Board upon the condition and necessities of the University, which was received and referred to the Committees on Finance and Laws & Discipline.

 

Death of Mr Hollis

The Chairman Mr Hammond, announce the death of Hon BP Hollis a member of the Board and upon Motion of Mr Billups a blank page in the minute book was set apart to be inscribed with the name of Mr Hollis, his age, the date of his election as a trustee and the date of his death.

 

Mr WH Fish    

The Board accepted notice through the Chairman of the appointment by the Governor of Hon Wm. H Fish of Americus to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Hollis.

 

            Upon motion of Mr Bacon the Committee from the Dahlonega College was appointed a hearing tomorrow morning.

 

Professors Reports

The reports of Professors of the various departments were read and referred to the Committees on Finance and Laws & Discipline.

 

Mr Screven

Mr Screven was for satisfactory reasons excused from attendance on this session.

 

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Inscribed to the memory

 

of

 

Benjamin P. Hollis

 

Born January 8th 1845.

 

Elected Trustee of the University of Georgia July 11th 1884

 

Died at Americus Ga. May 19th 1893.

 

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Dahlonega Resignation of Pres. Basinger.

The annual report of the President of the Branch College at Dahlonega with his resignation enclosed, was received and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Committees

The Chair announced the following Committees:

 

Auditing:

McIntyre, Harris, Hamilton

 

Laws & Discipline,

Little, McDaniel, Cobb

 

Branch Colleges

Billups, Hamilton, Fish

 

Brown Scholarship

Meldrim, WY Atkinson, Hutchins

 

Invitation

Hutchins, Felton, Meldrim.

 

Bethel Association

            A communication from the Bethel Association in regard to the Branch College at Cuthbert was received and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

W Leroy Brown

            Mr Harris nominated Dr Wm. Leroy Brown of Auburn Ala. for the honorary Degree of L.L.D. which was laid over under the rules, and referred to the Committee on Degrees.

 

            Messrs Lawton and Meldrim appeared and took their seats with the Board.

 

Reports

Mr. Cobb for the Property Committee and Mr Hull for the Finance Committee submitted their reports which were read and laid on the table for the present.

 

The Board then adjourned till 10 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 16 1893

The Board met at 10 A.M.

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved Messrs Fish and Little took their seats with the Board.

 

            The report of the Law Faculty was read and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Election of Chairman term fixed

            Mr McDaniel offered the following resolution which was adopted: “That the election of Chairman of the Board of Trustees shall take place biennially on Monday preceding Commencement day to take effect at the expiration of the then pending session of the Board.”

Mr Hull.

 

Dr Boggs & Colored Colleges

            “Resolved that the chair appoint a special Committee to report upon an adjustment of the claim of Dr. W.E. Boggs against the College for Colored Youths for services rendered.” Adopted.

The Chair appointed Messrs Miller, Meldrim, McIntyre.

 

Report of Colored College

Mr Meldrim submitted his report as Chairman of the Commission on the Colored College which was referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Upon motion of Mr Little on Branch Colleges.

 

Upon motion of Mr. Little all maters in reports of Chancellor and officers relating to appropriations asked were referred to Committee on Finance.

 

Dahlonega

The committee from the Branch College at Dahlonega appeared and presented a communication from the Trustees of that institution which was referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

By Mr Hull

 

Fence on Prince Ave.

Resolved that the Prudential Committee be authorized to have the fence enclosing

 

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Fence on Mitchell’s Bridge Road.

the University property on the South Side of the Mitchell’s Bridge Road set back eight feet, for the purpose of giving a sidewalk from Mr Talmadge’s to Mr Wilson’s, without expense to this Board.

            Adopted.

 

Law School

By Mr Cobb, Resolved that the report of the Committee on the Law School made the last annual meeting be taken from the table and be referred to the Committee, Messrs McDaniel, Hutchins & Meldrim, appointed at the last meeting to confer with the Law Faculty and that all maters pertaining to the Law School be referred to that Committee, and that the Committee have authority to confer with the present Law Faculty if they so desire. Adopted.

 

Request of Branch College at Dahlonega

On the request of the Branch College at Dahlonega that its Board be permitted to elect its President, the Committee on Branch Colleges reported “ that to comply with the request would be in direct conflict with both the letter and the spirit of the contract of October 24th 1872 on page 93 of the Manual and would virtually abrogate said contract and we recommend that the request be denied.”

 

Resignation of Prest. Basinger

The same Committee further recommended that the resignation of President W.S. Basinger to take effect July 1st next be accepted.

 

Both recommendations were adopted.

 

Major Bacon offerred (sic) the following:

           

Appointment of President

Resolved that the chairman of this Board and the prudential Committee as representatives of this Board shall have the power to select a President of the N. Ga. A&M College who shall serve as such during the ensuing scholastic year and to fix his salary. The Board of Trustees

 

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of the N. Ga A&M College being invited to make suggestions of the names of a person or persons suitable to be chosen for the position and the Salary to be paid to him. This delegation is made by the Board because it is impracticable during its present session to satisfactorily perform the duty.           Adopted.

 

Prest. Basinger

By Mr Meldrim:

Resolved that in accepting the resignation of the President of the No. Ga. A.M. College this Board desires to express its high sense of the Scholarship and ability of Col. Basinger and of his devotion to the institution over which he has presided for the past seven years.                                              Adopted.

 

The Secretary was directed to inform the Committee of the Dahlonega College of the action of this Board on their Communication.

 

Pandora

A request from the Editor of the “Pandora” to make an appropriation for an advertisement which he had inserted at his own risk, was denied.

 

Term of Prof. of English Lost.

            By Mr. Meldrim,

            Resolved that the person to be elected to the Chair of English be elected for the period of one year from September 1st next.

The resolution was lost.

 

Treasurer’s Bond.

The Chairman of the Board was made the Custodian of the Treasurer’s bond.

 

The Board then took a recess until 3.30 P.M.

 

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Reconvening at 3.30 upon motion of Mr Harris the matter of the debts of the Literary Societies was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

           

Finance Report

            The report of the Finance Committee was taken from the table, amended and adopted, with the exception of the appropriation of $2000. to the branch College at Dahlonega, which was passed by for the present.

 

Property Report

The report of the Property Committee was taken from the table, amended and adopted.

 

By Mr McIntyre

Brown Fund due Notes

Resolved that the Committee on Brown Fund be instructed to take into consideration the notes given for loans from said fund which are now due and unpaid and report to this Board the action necessary to be taken by the Board.

Adopted

 

The Board then went into Committee of the whole to consider the election of a Professor of English with Dr Miller in the Chair.

 

The Committee of the whole rose and reported that the election of Professor of English be held tomorrow Saturday, at 5 P.M. and that the Secretary be instructed to notify absent members by telegram.     Adopted.

 

Debts of Literary Societies

The Com. on Laws & D. reported as follows:

“The papers furnished your Committee show that the Phi Kappa Society is indebted to CA Scudden for a gold medal furnished on May 20th 1890, the sum of $15. and that the Demosthenian Society is indebted to Mr FS Morton in the sum of $25. or $30. for music furnished to that society on their last anniversary. It is stated in a note

 

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by the Chancellor that this sum was paid by Mr Morton at the solicitation of representatives of the Society; also bills for $57.20 against the University Magazine and for printing and stationery. Your Committee is unable to ascertain that any reason exists for the payment of any of the aforesaid bills by this Board; these expenditures were not authorized by the board nor do we consider either of them to be proper charges to be met out of the funds in our hands.

            Adopted.

 

The Board then went into Committee of the whole with Dr Miller in the Chair, and later rose and reported progress.

 

Board then adjourned till 10 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Saturday June 17th

Fees refunded Abbott

The Board was called to order at 10 A.M. Minutes of yesterday were read and confirmed. Finance Committee reported recommending that $15. entrance fees of Samuel K. Abbott be refunded to his mother Mrs Bell K Abbott upon his application on the ground that he was under the required age when admitted to matriculation.

                        Adopted.

 

The Auditing Committee made their report which was adopted.

 

Bethel Association

The Committee on Branch Colleges favorably upon the petition to reconvey the premises of the Branch College at Cuthbert to the Bethel Association, and the report was adopted.

 

Dahlonega

The same Committee also reported that the attendance of male students at Dahlonega Branch College during

 

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the past year was 90 and recommended that a Committee be appointed to visit that College.

 

The report was adopted and the Chair promised to announce the Committee later.

 

            Mr Harris gave satisfactory reasons why the report of the Technological School was not ready.

 

            The Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted their report pending the discussion of which the Board took a recess till 4 P.M.

 

            Reconvening, and pending the continued discussion of the report, at 5 P.M. the Board went into the election of a Professor of English to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Professor Charles Morris.

 

Election of Professor of English.

The Chair appointed Messrs Little and McDaniel tellers. The election was held by ballot and upon counting the vote it appeared that Rev. B.F. Riley D.D. of Birmingham Ala. had received a majority of the votes cast and the Chair accordingly announced his election.

 

Upon motion the election was made unanimous and the Secretary was directed to notify Dr. Riley of his election.

 

Resuming the consideration of the report of the Com. of Laws & Discipline a part was adopted and the remainder was recommitted.

 

Mr Fish and Mr Little were excused from further attendance upon this session of the Board.

 

Reports from the Technological school and Branch College at Milledgeville were received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Board then adjourned till 10 AM on Monday.

 

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The Board met at 10 A.M.

 

Minutes of Saturday were read and confirmed. Governor Northen took his seat with the Board. The Chancellor presented recommendations from the Faculty of beneficiaries of the Brown Fund, which were referred to the Committee on that Fund – also a petition from the Students asking an appropriation for the improvement of the Parade ground which was referred to Committee on Property.

 

The Chair appointed Mr Hamilton on the Property Committee in place of Mr Hollis deceased.

 

Chairman elected.

The Board then went into the election of a Chairman for the ensuing two years. Mr. Northen was called to the chair and tellers were appointed. Upon counting the ballots it appeared that Mr NJ Hammond was unanimously elected and the Chairman so announced.

 

            Mr. Hammond resumed the chair and Mr Hull moved the following which was adopted:

 

Salary of New Professor

“Resolved that the Salary of the new Professor of English begin September 1st next.”

 

Prof Morris Salary

By Mr Hutchins:

“Resolved that the Treasurer be instructed to pay to Mrs. Charles Morris the remainder of the Salary of the late Professor Morris to September 1st. next.”         Adopted.

 

Committee on Laws & Discipline made their report which was adopted as a whole.

 

Report of Com. on Laws & D. adopted.

The report recommends electric lights to be placed in the Campus, and if necessary for protection of property a watchman be employed; the return to Saturday morning recitations from 9 to 10; all students be required to attend one of the two literary Societies from 10 to 1 P.M. or engage in special work to be assigned by the Faculty;

 

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that debates be held and eight medals be awarded to best debaters, four in each Society, one to each class; that the Fellowship in Biology be not filled; that the Faculty be authorized to admit as students applicants deficient in some studies if prepared in one or more; that French & German be added to the studies of the Freshman Class; that a Tutor in Mathematics and an Instructor in English to assist also in Modern Languages be elected;

 

Tutor and Instructor in English elected

The Board then went into the election of a Tutor and Instructor in English, resulting in the choice of Mr John Morris for Instructor and Mr HC Moreno for Tutor, and the Chair so announced.

 

Woodward

The nomination of Capt John Charles Woodward by Hon W.P. Price for the honorary degree of A.M. was referred to the proper committee and laid over under the rules.

 

Ga Normal & Ind. Coll.

The report of Ga Normal and Industrial College was received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

$100 for Parade Ground

Mr Cobb for the Property Committee recommended the appropriation of $100. to the improvement of the parade ground, which was adopted.

 

Mr McIntyre was excused after today.

 

Portraits of Ex. Chancellors Repealed page 429

By Mr Hull

            “Resolved that the venue of $150. be and hereby is appropriated to the purchase of oil portraits of ex – Chancellors Lipscomb, Tucker and Mell Adopted

 

Wilcoxson.

The Board then took a recess till after the address of Mr A.O. Wilcoxson before the literary Societies.

 

Reconvening the Chancellor presented the nomination of graduates for degrees as follows:

 

Master of Arts

Adam A. Boggs

 

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Bachelor of Arts:

Graduates

HC Moreno,                LC Slade,                     EG Cabaniss,               HA Alexander

AO Halsey,                  G.F Johnson,                E. Dodd,                      FG Barfield

HM Dorsey,                 BT Frey,                      WH Goodrich,                         EP Green

EL Halsey,                   Geo Hillyer Jr.,                         Harry Hodgson,                        MA Lewis

BL Rountree,                NB Stewart,                 J Taylor,                       WP Warren

N. Watkins.

 

Bachelor of Engineering:

RB Nally,                     RJ Gantt,                      Lamar Lyndon

 

Bachelor of Science:

EW Barnwell,               TJ Bennett.

 

Bachelor of Law:

WW Bacon,                 Jos P Brown,                L.L. Brown,                 FW Dart

J.E. Dean,                    S.C. Dean,                   Alex Erwin,                  FG Govan

LC Greer,                    TW Hardwick,                         CP Harris,                    WV Harvard

A Heyman,                   MC Horton,                 OE Horton,                  WW Hiles,

Jno D Humphries          Jos W Humphries                     J.V. Kelly                     WJ Matthews,

E.T. Moon,                  NA Morris,                  MG Ogden,                  EK Overstreet

OA Park,                     ZV Peacock,                GO Persons,                Sam Rutherford

WW Sheppard,                        SH Sibley,                    T.C. Smith,                   LL Sweat,

JE Whelchel,                DB Whitaker,               Blanton Winship.

 

Appropriation to Dahlonega see page 432

The degrees were conferred as nominated. The report of Finance Committee was taken from the table and the sum of $1800. instead of $2000. was appropriated to the Branch College at Dahlonega for the ensuing year.

 

Dr Boggs & Colored College.

The special Committee on adjusting the claim of Dr Wm E Boggs against the College for Colored Youths made a verbal report recommending that the action taken by the Board in relation thereto at their meeting in November last, be rescinded.

 

Mr Meldrim, offered the following substituted

 

Resolved that there be paid to the Chancellor

 

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of the University out of the Morrill Fund, the sum of $750. for the year 1891, the sum of $1000. for the year 1892 and hereafter the sum of ___ (blank) dollars for the services rendered in the general supervision of the Ga State Industrial College.

 

The Substitute was lost, and the report of the Committee was adopted.

           

Sophomore Speakers

The board took a recess till 3.30 P.M. and upon reconvening took a recess to hear the following Sophomores declaim in the Chapel:

 

DC Barrow 4th CF Dodd         JT Dunlap         WP Gerrald

Moses Guyton  OB Nisbet        F.G Orr                        RA Ridley        JG Smith.

 

Upon returning to the place of meeting Mr Hull offered the following:

 

Fellow in Biology.

Resolved that so much of the report of Committee on Laws & D. as relates to filling the Fellowship in Biology be reconsidered.

The resolution was Lost.

 

$50 for Y.M.C.A.

The Finance Committee recommended the appropriation of $50. to the College Y.M.C.A. for the purchase of religious papers and hymn books.          Adopted.

 

Mr. Billups offered a resolution relating to the extra-official services of the Chancellor to the Colored College, pending the discussion of which the Board adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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The Board was called to order at 9 o’clock. The minutes of yesterday were read and confirmed.

 

Portraits of Ex Chancellors

Mr Bacon moved the reconsideration of the resolution appropriating $150. for portraits of ex-Chancellors which was agreed to.

 

Same

Mr McDaniel then offered the following which was adopted:

Resolved that the families of Ex-Chancellors Lipscomb, Tucker and Mell be requested to furnish their portraits to the University.

 

Mr Harris offered the following, which on his own motion was laid on the table:

 

Greek Letter Societies

“Resolved that the special verbal report of the Chancellor recommending that the Board require the Greek letter Fraternities to take rooms on and confine their meetings to the Campus be referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act thereon after consultation with the Faculty for the best interests of the University.”

 

Beneficiaries of Brown Fund.

Mr. Meldrim for the Committee on Brown Fund reported as follows which was adopted: “That the following named persons be allowed each the sum of $184.82 for the next scholastic year, to be paid out of the Chas McD Brown Fund:

 

Wm. T. Bacon,             Chas. E. Brand,            Carlos F. Dodd,           Perry J. Shearouse,       Clinton P. Thompson,

H.V. Clanton,   Henry Dodd,    W.W. Larson, L.A. Lindsay,               J.M. Stephenson,              

J.E. Brannen,    Hawes Cloud, T.A. Neal,        R.W. Fuller.

 

Past due Notes

and further recommend that the Treasurer continue to obtain from beneficiaries of the fund their promissory notes and endeavor to collect those due

 

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to the best of his ability, it not being deemed wise to instruct suit being brought at this time.”

 

Gen’ HR Jackson

Mr Billups resolution was then taken up and before discussion the Chancellor was invited to make his statement to the Board, after which the Board took a recess till after the address of General Henry R Jackson before the Alumni Society. Reconvening at 3.30 P.M. Mr Billups withdrew his resolution by consent, and the Board took a recess to hear the orations of the following Juniors in the Chapel:

 

Junior Speakers.

Joseph Akerman                       PL Fleming

WA Fuller                    JD Stelling

W.A. Wilkins               S.B. Yow.

 

W.F. Slaton

Upon returning the name of Major WT Slaton of Atlanta was presented by the Chancellor for the honorary degree of A.M. which under the rules was laid over for one year.

 

Committee on Branch Colleges submitted their report which was adopted.

 

Honorary Degrees Conferred

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Honorary degrees, the following were conferred:

 

L.L.D. on        Henry R. Jackson of Savannah

 

D.D .    on        Rev John D. Robins of Atlanta

 

A.M.    on        Charles M Snelling of Athens

 

A.M.    on        Rabbi J.P. Mendez of Savannah

 

The nominations of Rev Clark Wright of New York for the degree of D.D. was laid over for want of sufficient information.

 

Law School.

The Special Committee on Law Department reported as follows:

We recommend that the Law School be continued on present basis except that

 

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Sylvanus Morris

Sylvanus Morris Esq. be elected Professor and Messrs. Geo D. Thomas and Andrew S Cobb be retained as lecturers to assist the Faculty as far as their other engagements will permit under such arrangements as the faculty of the law department may make.” Adopted.

 

The Board then by ballot elected Mr Sylvanus Morris a Professor of Law.

By Mr Bacon:

“Resolved that the amount to be paid to Dr Boggs for services rendered up to date in connection with the Ga State Industrial College shall be paid out of Morrill Fund one third of which shall be paid out of the 33 per cent of the same allotted to the GA State Ind. College. Resolved further that the total amount to be paid for such services to date shall be ___ (blank) dollars.

 

            The resolution was laid on the table, Messrs Bacon and Meldrim voting nay.

 

            The Board then adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Wednesday June 21 1893

 

The Board was called to order at 9.30 A.M. The minutes of yesterday were read and confirmed.

 

Medical College

Mr McDaniel for the special Committee on the Medical College reported that at present nothing can be done towards raising the standard of scholarship requisite for graduation. The report was received.

Mr McDaniel offered the following: Resolved that in view of the fact that the number

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Appropriation to Dahlonega

of male students in attendance upon the North Ga. A&M College at Dahlonega has for the first time fallen below one hundred, the sum of $200. is hereby appropriated to that college for the next year in addition to the $1800. due by its contract: and that the Secretary inform the Trustees of that College that this is not to be taken as a precedent and that it will not be repeated.”

The resolution was adopted.

 

Mr Bacon raised the point of failure on the part of the Faculty to carry out the instructions of the Board in regard to the Literary Societies and Mr. Cobb offered the following.

 

Resolved that the Chancellor be requested to inform the Board why the regulations about the literary Societies were not carried out, in response to which the Chancellor appeared and explained that the matters had been overlooked on account of unusual duties imposed by the death of Prof. Morris

 

Sub Freshman Class proposed.

Mr. Bacon:

“Resolved that there shall be a new class in the University to be known as the Sub-Freshman Class. No applicant shall be admitted in said class who shall not have attained the age of fifteen years. The studies upon which they shall stand a satisfactory examination to entitle them to admission shall be prescribed by the Faculty. The special object of instruction in the Sub-Freshman Class shall be the preparation of students for admission to the Freshman or Sophomore Classes, and to this end the said class shall be arranged in such divisions

 

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as in the Judgement of the Faculty will best accomplish this purpose.” Upon Mr Bacon’s own motion the resolution was laid on the table till the next annual session.

 

Felton & Cumming

Messrs Felton and Cumming were excused for non attendance at this session of the Board.

 

Mr Bacon moved to reconsider the action of the Board in refusing to fill the Fellowship in Biology. Pending the discussion there on the Board took a recess to hear the orations of the following Seniors in the Chapel:

 

Senior Speakers

Green F. Johnson,        Harry A. Alexander

Lester C. Slade                        Hugh M Dorsey

            Arthur Heyman             Orville A Park

 

Fellows Appointed

Reconvening Mr Bacon’s motion to reconsider was carried, that much of the report of the Committee was disagreed to and Mr Lester C. Slade was appointed Fellow in Biology,

 

Mr Green F. Johnson Fellow in English and

 

Mr Harry A. Alexander Fellow in Modern Languages

 

Duties of Fellows

Mr Meldrim offered the following which was adopted:

“Resolved that the Fellows in the University Shall be required to perform in addition to the prescribed duties such services in instructing the students and by aiding the work of the faculty in such manner and at such times as the faculty may direct.”

 

Prof Hunnicutt

By Mr Bacon

Resolved that the Chancellor, Faculty and Prudential Committee be authorized to assign Professor JB Hunnicutt to such duties

 

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in teaching as may be profitable to the University.”         Adopted.

 

Com. to define Normal School Land.

The Chair appointed Messrs Cobb, Billups and Hull a Committee to define the limits of the land assigned to the Normal School.

 

The Minutes were read and confirmed and the Board adjourned Sine die.

 

AL Hull

Secretary

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The Board met in annual session today. Present Messrs Billups, Cobb, Hammond, Hull, Hutchins, McDaniel, Miller.

 

            There being no quorum no business was transacted.

 

Friday June 15th 1894

 

            The Board met this morning at 9 o’clock with the following members present:

Billups              Hull                  Miller

Cobb               Hutchins          

Hamilton           McDaniel

Hammond        Meldrim

Harris               McIntyre

 

            The session was opened with prayer by the Chancellor.

 

            The minutes of the last session were read and confirmed.

 

            The Chancellor’s report having been read and the reports of the various officers of the Faculty, they were upon motion referred to appropriate Committees.

 

Excuses were rendered for Messrs Screven, Lawton and Felton which were received, and for satisfactory reasons they were excused from attendance on this session.

 

Prof. Barrow.

The resignation of Professor David C. Barrow Jr. of the chair of mathematics was read and upon motion of Mr Billups, the resignation was declined

 

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declined (sic) and Mr Barrow was requested to withdraw his letter and to give the Board an immediate reply.

 

The Chair announced the following Committees:

 

Committees

 

Laws & Discipline – McDaniel, Billups, Cobb,

 

Degrees – Harris and Miller as substitutes for Lawton and Little absent.

 

Property – Mr Howell Cobb in place of Mr Andrew J. Cobb resigned, and Mr Meldrim as substitute for Mr Screven, Absent.

 

A letter from Prof. D.C. Barrow Jr. was received withdrawing his resignation as requested by the Board.

 

Lipscomb portrait

Mr Harris offered the following;

Resolved that the portrait of Ex Chancellor Lipscomb referred to in the Chancellor’s report, presented through Mr AL Hull, be accepted with the thanks of this Board, and that the portrait be hung in the room west of the Library.

                                    Adopted.

 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees.

Nominations for the degree of A.M. were made by Mr. P.W. Meldrim to be conferred on Prof. Otis Ashmore, of Savannah, and by Mr W.P. Price on Prof Elias B. Vickery of Dahlonega, which were laid over under the rules.

 

Prudential Committee

The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and approved. Board then took a recess till 3 o’clock P.M.

 

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Reconvening at 3.30 P.M.

 

Committees.

The Chair announced the following Committees:

 

Auditing Committee: SR Atkinson, Harris, McIntyre.

 

Brown Fund: Bacon, Harris, Miller.

 

Branch Colleges: Hamilton, Hutchins, Bacon.

 

Invitation: Meldrim, McDaniel, Hamilton.

 

JG Smith

A statement from the Chancellor was received saying that Mr J.G. Smith having been providentially prevented from completing any year of his college course and having paid $45. matriculation fees for fourteen months in college, asked a rebate on his fees paid.

 

            Upon motion of Mr Harris, Mr Smith will be allowed a credit of $15. on his fees provided he returns to college next year.

 

            Mr Meldrim’s report on the College for Colored Youths was received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Degrees Conferred.

            Committee on Degrees reported, recommending that the degree of A.M. be conferred on Prof. Wm M Slaton of Atlanta, Ga and LLD on Dr Wm Leroy Brown of Auburn Ala.

 

The report was adopted and the degrees so conferred.

 

Dr. I. W. Waddell

            Committee on Branch Colleges recommended that Rev. Isaac W. Waddell D.D. be elected the President (principal) of the N.G. A&M College at Dahlonega; and upon motion the report was adopted and Dr Waddell declared so elected.

 

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The Board then adjourned till 9.30 tomorrow A.M.

 

Saturday June 16th 1894

 

            The Trustees reconvened at 9.30 A.M. with the additions of Messrs. Bacon and Fish.

 

            The Minutes were read and approved.

 

Report of Property Committee

            The Committee on Property made their report which was considered by paragraphs and adopted.

 

            The report recommends that a larger portion of the Library funds by expended in future in books of general interests to students rather than periodicals and books of scientific and technical character; approved the erection of two water closets in the Library building; the continuance of electric lights on the campus; the recommendations of the Inspector of Buildings for repairs with exceptions noted and the improvement of the Campus by planting trees and shrubbery and fertilizing the grass.

 

Water Closets

Mr Harris offered the following:

            Resolved that the Inspector of Buildings be requested to make an estimate of the cost of a system of water closets for the use of the college, to be located in the college buildings on the Campus, and report the same to this Board at this session with as little delay as practicable.

            Adopted.

 

            In reply the Inspector reported the cost in round numbers to be $500. or $600.

 

            The Communication was referred to Committee on Property who reported postponing the erection of these closets and requesting estimates and bids on the work to be presented to the Board at the next annual meeting.

            Adopted

 

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Report of Laws & Discipline Committee. Debates. Moreno. Elocution

 

            Committee on Laws and Discipline submitted their report which was considered by sections and adopted as a whole.

 

            The report commends the improvement in the interest taken in the Literary Societies, and reduces the minimum number of debaters in the Competitive debates from 8 to 6; continues Mr Moreno as Tutor in Mathematics; limits the selection of speakers at Commencement to those who have taken instruction in elocution; declines to interfere in the matter of debts contracted by the literary Societies; encourages the continuance of the College Y.M.C.A.;

 

Night Watch Adjunct-Professors

continues the employment of a night watchman; advances Messrs, Snelling, Hooper & Herty from the rank of Instructor to that of Adjunct – Professor, each in his own department;

 

Appointment of Tutors & Fellows.

appoints Mr. A. Belcher of Winchester, Tenn (Covington, Ga.,) to be Tutor in Ancient Languages:

 

Mr Noel MH. Moore, Fellow in Biology;

 

Mr Geo. P. Butler, Fellow in Mathematics;

 

limits the appointment of Tutors and Fellows to one year;

 

Farm

declares that the Experimental Farm ought to be self-supporting for the ensuing year, and no more of the appropriation for “equipment” should be expended on manures;

 

New Medal

offers a medal for impromptu English Composition;

 

Sunday P.M. Service

strikes out from the Manual (paragraph 2 chapter 3 page 121) the words “and The Sunday afternoon service held on the University Grounds;”.

 

authorizes the reception of students upon exhibiting their diplomas from certain high schools without further examinations;

 

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Finance Report

Finance Committee made their report, which was considered in detail and after amendment was adopted as a whole.

 

New appropriations

The report appropriates, besides the sums to cover the usual expenses of the College, $600. each to the salaries of the two tutors, $300. each increase to salaries of professors Herty and Hooper, $300. to salary of Mr. N M Moon Fellow in Biology, $300. for salary of Instructor in Physics for three months, $750. for equipment of department of Ancient Languages; $250. for publication of decinnial Catalogue of Alumni, and other lesser appropriations.

 

The Board took a recess till 3.30 P.M.

 

Prof of Agriculture.

Reassembling at 3.30 o’clock, a communication from the Professor of Agriculture was received, giving his reasons why appropriation should be made to keep the farm in a state of high cultivation, which was laid on the table for the present.

 

Brown Fund Appointees.

Committee on Brown Fund made a report which was adopted.

The report appoints the following applicants to be beneficiaries of the Brown Fund, each to receive $185.00:

 

Charles E. Brand (Failed to rise)                       WW Larson

Carlos F. Dodd                                                LA Lindsey

Harry Dodd                                          TA Neal

Hawes Cloud                                       JG Smith

DT Clark                                              BD Watkins

H.V. Clanton                                        P.J. Shearouse

HR Hunt                                              

R.W. Graham (resigned)

 

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and as alternates in the order named:

  1. RE White of Taylor Co. (Special)
  2. JW Mason Campbell Co (takes Brand’s place)
  3. BW Weston Clark Co.
  4. CC Carson Franklin Co (Special)
  5. Jos E Brand Gwinnett Co
  6. MN McCall Screven Co.

 

Age of admission 15

Mr Hull offered the following:

Resolved, that the minimum age of admission into the Freshman Class be fifteen years and no applicant under sixteen shall be admitted into the other classes. Adopted.

 

Report of Auditing Com.

The Auditing Committee made their report which was received and adopted.

 

            The report requires that all accounts against the University shall be rendered to the Treasurer for payment and whenever the Treasurer shall advance to any member of the Faculty and any sum to be expended by him, a detailed statement shall be made to him of sums so disbursed not later than June 1st of each year.

 

Board adjourned till 9.30 AM on Monday

 

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Monday June 18th 1894

 

The Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

The minutes of Saturday were read and confirmed.

 

Mr. Little excused

Mr Little through the Chairman, requested leave of absence for this session which was granted.

 

Mr Cumming resigned

Notice was received from Major Jos. B. Cumming of his resignation as Trustee of the University.

 

Prof Hunnicutt’s &c.

A Statement of details of expenditures on the Farm was received from Prof. Hunnicutt, and was referred to Auditing Committee.

 

A report from the Technological School was received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Mr Meldrim offered a resolution looking to the reception of Students from certain High Schools in the State which after amendment was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Butner

Mr JH Butner, a Student in the Junior Class, having lost one year at College requested the Board to refund the fees for that year.

 

The Treasurer was instructed to credit Mr Butner with $15. on his fees provided he enters college next year.

 

Mr Meldrim presented the matter of the compensation of Dr Boggs for services rendered to the College for Colored Youths, asking directions from the Board.

 

            The matter was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

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Mr Hull offered the following which was adopted:

           

$25000 asked of Legislature

Resolved that the Legislative Committee of this Board be instructed to prepare a bill asking the General Assembly to appropriate the sum of $25000. 00/100 to the University for the erection on the Campus of a building to be used as a Gymnasium and laboratories for the Departments of Physics and Chemistry; and that plans, specifications and estimates for such building apparatus and equipment, be furnished to the Committee by the Appropriate department or departments of this University.”

            Adopted.

 

Mr Hurt.

            Mr Joel Hurt appeared before the Board asking that his son G.F. Hurt, who was refused permission to declaim by the Chancellor for leaving college without permission, be restored to his privileges and be permitted to speak.

 

            The Chancellor was summoned and made a Statement of the case, whereupon the following resolution was adopted:

 

            “Resolved that the action of the Chancellor and Faculty in upholding the discipline of the University be commended. But in view of the statement of Mr Joel Hurt that he had written his son to come home, and that his son was under the belief that the Chancellor’s permission for leave of absence at this time was not necessary, and he having disavowed any intention to violate the laws of the institution, the Chancellor is requested to restore him to his speaker’s place and position in the College.

Resolved further that Students in future shall not be permitted to indulge any presumptions with reference to the rules of this institution but shall in all cases apply to the Chancellor for an interpretation of any rule or regulation and shall observe the same.”

 

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The Board then adjourned till 3.30 P.M.

 

Reconvening at 3.30 o’clock, the Committee on Laws & Discipline reported as follows on Mr Meldrim’s request:

 

Dr Boggs and the Colored College.

            The act of the General Assembly under which the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youths was organized as a Branch of the University contains the same provision as other acts of the General Assembly for the organization of Branch Colleges that the Chancellor of the University shall have the general supervision of the School, and the Committee are of opinion of that this provision does not require different supervision or more frequent visits than is required in the case of other Branches of the University.

 

            It appears that the plan of organization and conduct of the School requires the presence and oversight of a competent white man at least once a month during the scholastic year, and that the Commission think the Chancellor can serve the Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths better than any other person in that capacity.

 

            The Committee therefore recommend that the Board of Trustees consent that the Chancellor may continue so to act, but that the Commission of said Industrial College for Colored Youths shall pay for it out of the funds under their control.”

 

Pending discussion of the report, the Board took a recess to hear the Sophomore Speakers declaim in the Chapel.

 

(Program Inserted)

 

University of Georgia

SOPHOMORE DECLAMATION

June 18th, 1894

 

Declaimers

---------

Prayer.

 

  1. Holcombe Bacon, P.K.,                       DeWitt, Ga.

The Race Problem.

 

  1. W.W. Chandler, D.S.,              Girth, Ga.

The Stars and Stripes.

 

  1. D.T. Clark, D.S.,                                  Atlanta, Ga.

The South and Her Problem.

 

  1. C.H. Holden, P.K.,                  Crawfordville, Ga.

The Mississippi Contested Election.

 

  1. G.F. Hurt, P.K.,                                   Atlanta, Ga.

Voorhees Defense of the South.

 

  1. J.A. Morton, P.K.,                   Athens, Ga.

The South.

 

  1. T.A. Neal, D.S.,                                   Banksville, Ga.

The Unknown Speaker.

 

  1. Jno. G. Pittman, P.K.,               Thomasville, Ga.

Education in Georgia.

 

  1. E.C. Ryals, D.S.,                                  Savannah, Ga.

Southern Chivalry.

 

  1. J.M. Stephenson, D.S.,             Oxford, Ala.

Curse of Regulus.

_____________________

 

Announcement For June 19th, 1894.

_________

 

10:00 a.m. – Meeting of the Alumni.

  11:00 a.m. – Address before the Society of the Alumni,

                                           by Hon. R.L. Berner, Forsyth, Ga.

4:30 p.m. – Exercises of the Junior Class.

     Delivery of Sophomore Medals.

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Upon returning to the Library, the discussion was resumed.

 

Mr Meldrim offered following substitute for the report which was lost:

 

“Resolved that the compensation to the Chancellor for his supervision of the Colored College be paid out of the funds in the treasury of the University; the amount to be paid to be fixed by the Commission but not to exceed $900. per annum.”

 

            Mr Bacon then offered the following substitute: “Resolved that it shall be the duty of the Chancellor of the University as a part of his official duties to visit once in every three months the Georgia State Industrial College and make inspection of the same, giving such direction as may in his judgment be most conducive to the efficiency of the institution.”

 

            The ayes and noes being called resulted as follows:

            Ayes:                                        Noes:

            Bacon                                      Billups

            S.R. Atkinson                           Cobb

            Meldrim                                               Hutchins

            McIntyre                                  Hull

            Miller               5                      McDaniel

                                                            Fish

                                                            Hamilton           7.

 

and the substitute was lost.

 

            The report was put upon its passage and the ayes and noes demanded, with the following result:

            Ayes                                        Noes

            S.R. Atkinson                           Bacon

            Billups                                      Meldrim

            Cobb                                       McIntyre

            Hamilton                      

            Hull

            Hutchins

            Fish     

            McDaniel        

            Miller

 

            and the report was adopted.

 

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Physical Culture

Mr Meldrim offered the following:

“Resolved that a department of Physical Culture be and the same hereby is established in this University; that Dr Charles H Herty is made temporary director of said department; that the said director is requested and directed to organize said department and formulate, subject to the approval of the Faculty, a plan of government and exercise in said department.”

            Adopted.

 

Board then adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Tuesday June 19th 1894

 

The Board met according to adjournment.

 

The minutes of the 18th were read and approved.

 

Mr Jesse Coates’ resignation

The resignation of Mr Jesse Coates, Instructor in Physics, to take effect at the pleasure of the Board, was presented.

 

            The following resolution was adopted: “Resolved that the resignation of Mr Jesse Coates as Instructor in Physics be hereby accepted to take effect January 1st 1895, with the proviso that if it shall meet the approval of the Professor of Physics and the interests of the University shall not suffer thereby, Mr Coates may be relieved of any active services in the University in the interim.

 

  1. That in accepting his resignation the Board of Trustees expresses its high regard and respect for the honorable character and many excellent qualities of Mr Coates and its admiration for his manliness.

 

  1. That the Secretary be requested to furnish Mr Coates a copy of these resolutions.

 

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Mr Harris presented excuses for the absence of Mr. W.Y. Atkinson from this session of the Board which were received.

 

Appointment of Instructor in Physics.

By Mr Hull:

            “Resolved that the Prudential Committee, after Consultation with the Chancellor and Professor of Physics be authorized to secure the services of an Instructor in Physics during the ensuing year, and that the same salary now paid to that officer be paid to him and that the necessary amount be hereby appropriated.”

            which resolution was adopted.

 

N&I College

Mr Harris:

            Resolved that the Chairman of the Local Board of Trustees of the Normal Industrial College have 30 days after the adjournment of this Board within which to make his report of the operations of said school for the current year and that said report be sent to the chairman of this Board as soon as completed.

 

Resolved that the Secretary of this Board send a copy of this Resolution to the President of said College.

            Adopted.

 

Alumni Catalogue.

By Mr Hutchins:

            “Resolved that not less than 1000 copies of a Catalogue of the officers and alumni of the University, including the graduates of the present year, be published and that the sum of $250.00 be appropriated for that purpose.

 

            Resolved that Mr. A.L. Hull be requested to attend to said publication.”            Adopted.

 

Legislative Committee

The chair announced the following Legislative Committee:

NJ Hammond,  Ex officio Chairman

HD McDaniel   NE Harris

PW Meldrim    SR Atkinson.

 

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Auditing Committee reported the correctness of the Statement of expenditures on the farm, furnished by Dr. J.B. Hunnicutt.

 

Hon RE Berner

Board then took a recess to attend the meeting of the Alumni Association and hear the Oration of Hon Robt. E Berner at the Chapel.

 

Reconvening at 1 o’clock,

 

            Mr SR Atkinson asked leave of absence for the remainder of this session, which was granted.

 

Two items in the finance report which had been passed were taken up and the appropriations made as recommended

 

The Board took a recess till 3:30 P.M.

 

Prof Riley

“Reassembling at 4 P.M. a communication was handed in by the Chancellor, signed by the Students of the Senior Class A.B. course, asking the removal of Prof B.F. Riley from the Chair of English.

            The paper was read and the matter indefinitely postponed.

 

            The Board took recess to hear the speakers in the Junior Class in the Chapel:

 

JH Butner         Macon

Moses Guyton  Marianna, Fla

JJ Gibson         Newnan, Ga

WA Harris       Macon

JW Morton      Athens

FJ Orr              Athens

JH Porter         Atlanta

PJ Shearouse    Springfield, Ga

 

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Degrees Conferred.

Upon reconvening the following nominations for degrees were made by the Faculty, and upon motion, the degrees were conferred:

 

Master of Arts:                         Lester C. Slade

            Harry A. Alexander      Lynn N. Gerdine

            Green F. Johnson                     Halcott C. Moreno

 

Master of Science:

            Virgil E. Franklin                       Ewd W. Barnwell

 

Civil Engineer:

            Louis Camak.

 

Bachelor of Arts:

            Joseph Akerman                       Wm P Harbin

            Wm T Bacon                John M Harrington

            Ben S Baldwin              JB Madden

            David C Barrow, 3rd     CD McCutchen

            Byron B Bower Jr        Thos A McGregor

            Jas. E Brannen              Noel McH Moore

            Edwin Davis                 T. Ralph Moye

            Jasper N Dorsey                      Jno. V. Stubbs

            Paul L Fleming              Chas R Tidwell

            Lunsford D Fricks        Alex. W. Stephens

            WR Fuller                    Sam B. Yow

 

Bachelor of Science:

            D.L. Cloud

 

Bachelor of Engineering:

            Henry C. Brown,                      Geo P. Butler

            Geo. W. Beckett,                    John D. Stelling

            Arthur Wrigley

 

Bachelor of Law:

            Robert D Bush,                        Chas D. Kline,              Jefferson D. Lanier

            Augustus D. Daly,         Pharos R. Lester,                      Gabriel P. Martin

            James C. Mell,             Frank Mitchell,             John H Mobley

            Charles H Smith Jr.,      Eleazer J. Stafford,       David S. Sterling

            Stephen C. Upson,       James Q. Wallace,        Louis B. Warren

            George Young,             Hugh C. Strong

 

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The Board then adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Wednesday June 20th 1894

 

The Board met at 9.30 pursuant to adjournment. Minutes of the 19th were read and confirmed.

 

L.L.D. on Gen AR Lawton.

Mr Meldrim nominated

            Gen. Alexander R. Lawton for the degree of L.L.D. The rule requiring nominations for honorary degrees to lie over one year, was suspended and the degree of LLD was unanimously conferred on Gen. Lawton.

 

Appropriation to Physical Culture

By Mr Meldrim:

            Resolved that the sum of $50.00 be appropriated to aid in the matter of Physical Culture; said sum to be paid to the Director of that department for the purchase of such partial equipment as he may select.

            Adopted.

 

Committee on Branch Colleges made their report which was adopted.

 

The Board took a recess to hear the orations and essays of the graduating classes at the Chapel:

Joseph Akerman                       Paul L. Fleming

WA Fuller                    John D Stilling

Frank Mitchell              HC Strong

 

(Program Inserted)

 

University of Georgia

COMMENCEMENT DAY.

June 20th. 1894.

 

Speakers and Essayists of the Graduating Class.

___________

 

Joseph Akerman, A.B.,                        Athens, Ga.

Essay. – Importance of a Popular Training in

Political Economy.

 

P.L. Fleming, A.B.,                   Atlanta, Ga.

Oration. – the Irony of History.

 

W.A. Fuller, Jr., A.B,               Atlanta, Ga.

Essay. –  Man and Environment.

 

Jno. D. Stelling, B.E.,                Augusta, Ga.

Oration. – True Greatness.

____________

 

Speakers of the Law Class

Frank Mitchell, B.L.,                Crawfordville, Ga.

Oration. – The Lawyer and His Profession.

 

H.C. Strong, B.L.,                    Atoka, Tenn.

Oration. – The Dynamic Force of Truth.

 

The following members of the Graduating Class receive,

with their diplomas, the honors of the University, and are entitled

to seats on the stage during the graduating exercises:

 

A.B. Course.

First Honor       S.B. Yow         Avalon, Ga.

Second Honor.             W.T. Bacon,    Lexington, Ga.

Third Honor,    W.A. Fuller, Jr.,           Atlanta, Ga.

Fourth Honor   N.M. Moore,   Augusta, Ga.

Fifth Honor,      J. Akerman,      Athens, Ga.                                         

Sixth Honor,     J.M. Harrington,           West Point, Ga.

 

B.E. Course.

First Honor.      G.P. Butler,      Augusta, Ga.                                       

 

Delivery of Diplomas, Etc.,                   The Chancellor

 

Adjournment of the University, Closing the Ninety-Fourth Session.

 

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Returning to the Library

 

            Major Bacon offered the following resolution which at his own request was laid on the table without discussion:

 

            “The Board of Trustees reiterating and emphasizing the conviction that the Literary Societies are second to no other department or agency of the University for the Cultivation and improvement of the Students, have marked the evidence of a want of interest in the same on the par of the young men and the failure to observe the outward formalities which are inconsistent with the conditions essential to the usefulness of these societies.

 

            Therefore resolved that the Board will proceed to investigate whether this unfortunate condition is or is not due in whole or in part to the absence on the part of those clothed with authority the duty and responsibility of a proper and earnest desire for the success of these societies, and further whether those thus clothed with authority and responsibility have endeavored in good faith to carry out both the letter and spirit of the rules relating to this matter which have been made by this Board.

 

            Resolved that if it shall be found that such rules and regulations have not been conformed to and enforced in good faith, the Board will further inquire what changes if any are necessary to maintain the authority of the Board and promote the efficiency of these societies.”

           

            The minutes were read and approved and the Board adjourned Sine die.

           

            AL Hull

            Secretary.

 

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June 13th 1895

 

            The annual session of the Board was opened with prayer by the Chancellor.

 

            The roll being called the following Trustees responded present:

 

            Felton               McDaniel         McIntyre

            Hammond        Lawton             Little

            Miller               Billups              Hull

            Cobb               Meldrim

 

The minutes of the last session were read and the Board took a recess until 3.30 P.M.

 

Reconvening at 3.30 excuses were rendered and received for Messrs Hutchins, Fish and Screven. Messrs Harris and Hamilton took their seats with the Board.

 

Chancellor’s Report

The Chancellor appeared and read his annual report, which was received and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Reports of Professors on their various departments were read to the Board and laid on the table.

 

The Chair announced the following Committees:

 

Committees

 

Laws & Discipline

McDaniel, Little, Cobb

 

Chas McDonald Brown Fund

Meldrim, Harris, Felton

 

Auditing Committee

Hamilton, McIntyre, Hutchins

 

Branch Colleges

Billups, Hamilton, Miller

 

Invitation

Little, Meldrim, Billups

 

Property

Meldrim vice Screven absent

 

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Harris vice Fish absent

 

The Board then adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Friday June 14th

 

The Board met at 9.30 o’clock

 

The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

Mr Hutchins took his seat with the Board.

 

Mr S.R. Atkinson was excused for cause, from attendance on this session.

 

Prudential Minutes

The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and confirmed.

 

            Mr MacIntyre announced that he would ask leave of absence after Tuesday noon.

 

            The report of the Finance Committee was submitted and laid on the table for the present.

           

JA Davis Jr.

The treasurer was authorized to credit Mr JA Davis Jr of Albany Ga. with twenty dollars fees on his reentering College next term.

 

The following resolution offered by Mr. Cobb was adopted:

AL Hull “Resolved that the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated to compensate Mr AL Hull for work done in preparing and publishing the decennial Catalogue of the University.”

 

A Belcher

The Chancellor presented a request with accompanying papers, from Mr A. Belcher asking a hearing

from the Board in an appeal

 

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from the action of the Faculty in dismissing him from College. The hour of half past nine was fixed for Mr Belcher to appear before the Board.

 

LJ Langley.

            A request from Mr Lee J Langley was presented by the Chancellor asking that the degree of Bachelor of Laws be conferred upon him as a graduate of the Class of 1893. Referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

F.S. Jones

            The Treasurer was authorized to credit F.S. Jones with fifteen dollars on his fees, on his returning to College next term.

 

Colored College

            Mr Meldrim submitted the report of the Commission on the Colored College, which was received and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Mr Bacon took his seat with the Board.

 

Branch Colleges

            The Committee on Branch Colleges submitted a report which was received and adopted

           

            The Board took a recess till 4 P.M.

 

At 4.25 PM the Board reconvened.

 

            Mr Fish took his seat with the Board

 

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr Billups was requested to take the Chair.

 

Report of Property Committee.

            Mr Cobb submitted the report of the Property Committee which was received and adopted.

 

            The Report after recommendations for repairs, asks the appointment of a special committee to confer with the City Council of Athens about the improvement of sidewalks etc.

 

            Recommends the arrangement of a room for a philological library when provision is made for the College Y.M.C.A.

 

            The Prudential Committee submitted a plat of the tract of land set apart for the use of the Georgia Normal School, showing the lines agreed

 

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upon with the Commission of that School. The plat was received and ordered to be recorded in the minutes.

 

(Hand drawn map not shown)

 

            Mr Meldrim offered the following, which was adopted:

 

L.L.D. on JLM Curry

            “Whereas at the Commencement of 1886 the degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon the Hon. Jabez L.M. Murry and whereas the conferring of said degree does not appear upon the records of the University, it is therefore Resolved, That the action of the Board of Trustees in conferring said degree be and the same is hereby confirmed and ratified and that the appropriate diploma of the University be delivered to the said the Hon JLM Curry”

 

(“See Page 11 This book” written in the margin)

 

JC Woodward Mr Meldrim nominated Prof J.C. Woodward of Milledgeville for the honorary degree of Master of Arts.

 

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JD Scott

and Rev. Jas D. Scott of San Antonio Texas, was nominated by letter, by Mr Jno. J. Strickland. Both nominations were laid over under the rules.

 

Laws & Discipline Report

            Mr McDaniel submitted a report from the Committee on Laws & Discipline, which was considered by sections and adopted as a whole.

 

            The Report remarks the increased attendance and the improvement in the scholarship of the students, and commends the discipline of the institution.

 

Patterson

Confirms the appointment of Mr Andrew H. Patterson as Instructor in Physics,

 

Moreno

recommends the appointment of H.C. Moreno Tutor in Mathematics

 

Guyton

Moses Guyton Jr. Tutor in Ancient Languages.

 

Smith

J.G. Smith, Fellow in Biology

 

Accepts the bequest of the late Henry Hillyer of a collection of Birds,

 

Sheffield

Grants leave of absence for one year to Mr OH Sheffield and authorizes the appointment of Mr Fred J. Orr as his substitute for the time,

 

Snelling

Declines to relieve Col. Snelling of the duties of Commandant, but fixes his salary as Adjunct Professor of mathematics at Fifteen hundred dollars and adds three hundred dollars for his services as Commandant. Recognizes the valuable work done in the department of Physical Culture.

 

Pays the expenses of a delegate from the Faculty to the annual convention of Teachers of the State, and of on(e) from the State College of Agriculture to the meeting at Denver, Col. asks a special Committee of three to consider the state of the Farm;

 

Declines to make any change in the law as to the literary Societies as it now exists;

 

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Declines for reasons given, to confer the degree of B.L. on Mr Lee J. Langley.

 

            Mr Little was excused from further attendance upon this session.

 

            The Chair appointed Messrs Bacon, Hamilton and Hutchins, the Special Committee on the state of College farm.

 

            The Board adjourned till 9.30 AM tomorrow.

 

Saturday June 15. 1895

 

The Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

The Chancellor introduced the Board of Visitors and a short recess was taken to form their acquaintance.

 

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors presented their report as required under the new law, which was read by their Chairman, received and referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

            The Chair appointed Mr Fish on that Committee Vice Mr Little, excused.

 

            On motion of Mr Bacon, the special order, the hearing of Mr Belcher, was postponed.

 

            The Auditing Committee made their report which was received and adopted.

 

JE Witherspoon – SG Brinkley

The nomination by Mr Little of Prof John E Witherspoon of Columbus, for the degree of A.M. was laid over under the rules and the nomination by the Faculty of Prof S.G. Brinkley for the same degree took the same course.

 

            Governor Atkinson appeared and took his seat with the Board

 

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Curriculum

Mr Harris offered the following which was adopted: “Resolved that a committee of three from this body be appointed to examine, in connection with a Committee from the Faculty, one of who shall be the Chancellor, the present Curriculum of the College, and the disposition of the time and attention of the students in reference thereto, with the view of revising the same if necessary looking to the recent act of the Legislature in reference to the A.B. course, and report their conclusion touching the same at as early a day as practicable, not later than the next annual session of this Board.”

 

            The Chair appointed on the Committee, Messrs Harris, Meldrim and Cobb.

           

Orator at Commencement

Mr Hull offered the following: “Resolved that the Chairman of this Board be authorized to invite annually some gentleman of distinction and reputation to deliver an address before the Students of the University on Commencement day and that the sum of One Hundred dollars be appropriated to pay his expenses.”

                        Adopted

 

Otis Ashmore

Committee on Degrees, recommended that the honorary degree of A.M. be conferred on Professor Otis Ashmore of Savannah Ga. and the Board declared the degree so conferred.

 

            On motion of Mr Billups the Committee on Laws and Discipline was requested to return the report of the Board of Visitors, which was done.

 

Upon motion the Board then took up the report and considered it in committee of the whole.

 

            Pending discussion the Board took a recess till 4 P.M.

 

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Reconvening at 4 P.M.

 

Tennis Courts

the Committee on Property brought in their report recommending the fitting up of four tennis courts in the North east corner of the Campus as requested by the Director of Physical Culture.

                        Adopted.

 

The Committee of the whole resumed consideration of the report of the Visitors and later the Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M. on Monday.

 

Sunday June 16

Sermon

The Commencement Sermon was preached in the Chapel by Rev. Isaac S. Hopkins. D.D. of Atlanta

 

Monday June 17 1895.

The Board met pursuant to adjournment. The minutes of Saturday were read and approved. The Chancellor submitted to the Board the recommendations for Scholarships which were referred to the Committee on the Brown Fund.

 

            Mr Screven took his seat with the Board. For good and sufficient reasons Mr Gamble was excused from attendance at this session.

 

            Messrs Lawton and Felton were also excused.

 

Election of Chairman and Secretary and Treasurer

The Board went into the election of a Chairman for the ensuing two years, and of a Secretary and Treasurer for the ensuing four years.

 

Mr Billups took the Chair.

 

Mr HJ Hammond was nominated for Chairman and was unanimously elected.

 

Mr AL Hull was nominated for Secretary and Treasurer and was elected, there being no other nomination.

 

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The hour of 5.30 P.M. was set for hearing Dr Riley in reply to the Board of Visitors.

 

The Chair appointed Messrs Bacon, Harris and Cobb, the special Committee to confer with the City Council on the improvements of the Campus Surroundings.

 

L.L. Knight

Board took a recess to hear the address of Mr. Lucian L. Knight before the Literary Societies in the Chapel.

 

            Returning to the Library, the Chancellor presented a petition from Messrs Floyd and Neal which was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

            The Committee of the whole reported that they had no report to make on the suggestions of the Board of Visitors. Upon motion the Visitor’s report was then returned to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

           

Judges for Soph Medals.

 

Mr Screven offered the following:

 

“Resolved that the present method of awarding and presenting the medals to the most meritorious Sophomore speakers, be so changed as that a Committee of not less than three nor more than five impartial referees be appointed by the Chairman of this board, who shall sit openly and hear the declamations and that one of said Committee shall present the medals upon the close of the exercises on the following day.”

            Adopted.

 

Chancellor Boggs presented a request from the Faculty asking that the sum of $500. be appropriated to an University exhibit to be made at the Atlanta Exposition.

 

            Referred to the Finance Committee.

 

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Address on Commencement Day.

By Mr McDaniel,

            “Resolved that the address on Commencement day provided for at this session shall take place of the address to the graduating Class, until further order of this Board.”

            Adopted.

 

The Board then took a recess till 3.45 P.M.

 

Reconvening at 4 P.M.

 

Books for Exhibit

Mr Hull offered the following:

“Resolved that this Board request the loan or gift of copies of all books written by any former student officer or Trustee of this University for use in its exhibit at the Atlanta Exposition.”

            Adopted.

 

            The Finance report was taken from the table and considered, pending which the Board took a recess to hear the Sophomore speakers in the Chapel.

 

Dr. Riley.

            Reconvening in the Library, Dr. Riley appeared according to appointment and addressed the Board.

 

            The time for hearing Mr A. Belcher was set for the return of the Board from the Chapel tomorrow morning.

 

            Adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Tuesday June 18 1895.

 

The Board met pursuant to adjournment. The minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

Legislative Committee.

The committee from the Legislature appeared before the Board, and a short recess was taken to receive them.

 

Lecturers

Upon their retiring the Chancellor presented a paper from the Faculty relative to inviting lecturers to the University which was received.

 

            The Board then took a recess to attend the exercises of the Alumni Society.

 

Belcher

            Reconvening the Board received Mr A. Belcher who read a paper containing a grievance against the Faculty and an appeal from their action in dismissing him from the College.

 

            Mr MacIntyre was excused from further attendance upon this session.

 

            Board took a recess until 3.30 P.M.

 

Finance Report

            At 3.45 the Board resumed the consideration of the Finance report which was adopted as amended.

 

            Mr Harris submitted the report of the Technological School which was received and referred to committee on Branch Colleges.

 

I.C. Plant Collection.

Mr Harris presented a letter from Mr George H. Plant of Macon, Ga, offering a collection of mineral specimens and Indian relics, which was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

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            The Committee on the Brown Fund reported appointed the following as beneficiaries with an allowance of $185. each:

 

Brown Fund Appointees.

LA Lindsay                  TA Neal                       Harry Dodd                  CF Dodd

DT Clark                      BD Watkins     HF Hunt                                   JM Stephenson

Will Chandler               Geo. E. Price    Powell Stephens                       Jno M Hunt

 

and Walker White, as appointee of Julius L Brown Esq.

 

            Fred Morris as appointee of Joseph M Brown Esq. Recommends that legal steps be taken to collect the matured obligations given for loans.

            Adopted.

 

The Chancellor reported the recommendations of graduate degrees, which were received and the following degrees were conferred:

 

Master of Science:        Noel McH. Moore

 

Bachelor of Arts:

Graduates.

Frank W. Bean             Jos J Bennett                Robt. M Butler

Hawes Cloud               Ewd E Dougherty         Van M Fletcher

Moses Guyton              Walter A Harris                        Wm L Kemp

O Brevard Nisbet                     J Henry Porter              RA Ridley

Marshall P. Robertson.

 

Bachelor of Science:

J.O. Cook                    James T. Dunlap,          HH Ezzard

EM Gammon                WP Gerrald                  Joel J. Gibson

Lindsay Halsey             Jno W Morton              Archibald Smith

JG Smith

 

Bachelor of Engineering:

Sam G. Hunter,                        Fred J. Orr                   Percy J. Shearouse.

 

Bachelor of Laws:

Jerry S. Ayers              Hugh Chambers                        Eugene Ford

Wm A Fuller                Chas T Haskell             Thos Samuel Hawes

CL Heller                     Green F Johnson                      Frank C. Keen

Robt. E Lee                  Lattie L. Lyon               Maston E. O’Neal

 

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Micajah T. Perkins       Jno B.G. Petrie             Fred O. Price

Howell B. Simmons      Walter P. Warren                     Newton Watkins

John W. Welch             Herschel S. White         Jno. E Swartz

 

Report of Visitors

The Board then took a recess to hear the Junior Speakers in the Chapel.

 

Reconvening in the Library, the Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted their report on the recommendations of the Board of Visitors, which was received and adopted.

 

Messrs. Hull and Billups asked leave to have their votes recorded “nay” as against so much of the last paragraph of the report as relates to the change of opinion in this Board, which was granted.

 

            The appeal of Mr Belcher was postponed till after the reading of the minutes tomorrow.

 

            The Finance Committee reported accepting the gift of a collection of specimens by Mr Geo H. Plant of Macon, which was adopted.

 

            Mr Bacon made a report for the special Committee on the College Farm, which was laid on the table.

 

            The Board then adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 19, 1895

Wednesday, Commencement Day.

 

The Board met pursuant to adjournment. The minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

Belcher.

            Upon motion of Mr Hamilton, the appeal of Mr. A. Belcher was dismissed, and the action of the Faculty in dismissing him from College is approved.

 

N.G.A.& M. College

            Mr McDaniel offered the following which was adopted:

            The Report of the Board of Trustees of the North Georgia College at Dahlonega, not having been submitted, the Treasurer is directed to withhold the appropriation to that College until satisfactory evidence has been presented to the Prudential Committee that the required number of students attended the College during the last session.

 

            “The report of the special Committee on the Farm was taken up for consideration, was discussed amended and adopted.

 

Farm.

            The report recommends that a model farm be organized on the southern part of the Campus between Jackson and Lumpkin streets; improvement of the Campus; authorizes Prudential committee to negotiate for purchase of land near campus and sell part of land near Rock College; appropriates $400. to carry out the exchange of farm and erection of buildings.

 

            Committee on Branch Colleges submitted an additional report which was received and adopted.

 

Mr Harris offered the following:

            Resolved that the Committee on arrangement of the curriculum in this institution appointed at this session, be instructed to include within the scope of their investigations the matter of improving the efficiency

 

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and promoting the success of the two literary Societies and the encouragement of oratory and composition among the students as provided in the act approved Dec. 18’ 1894 and that in connection with the Committee from the Faculty the said Committee from this Board have authority to inaugurate such measures as will in their Judgement secure the desired end, provided the same be not in conflict with the regulations of this Board. The Committee shall report its action to the Board at the next annual session.

            Adopted

 

Publication of Report

By Mr Hammond,

            Resolved that if called for the Secretary be and is authorized to furnish for publication the report of the Committee on Laws & Discipline as to the suggestions of the Board of Visitors submitted to this body.

            Adopted

 

The Board took a recess to hear the graduating class in the Chapel.

 

Exhibit at Atlanta

Returning to the Library

Mr Hull offered the following:

Resolved that the sum of three hundred dollars be appropriated under the direction of the Prudential Committee to making an exhibit for this University at the Atlanta Exposition.

            Adopted.

 

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Political Addresses

By Mr Meldrim:

            Resolved that it is the sense of this body that no criticism of living American political Characters, parties or measures, be permitted by any student of this University in any oration essay or other University exercise, and that this resolution be communicated to the Faculty.

            Adopted.

 

The minutes were read and approved and the Board adjourned sine die.

 

            AL Hull

            Secretary.

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Thursday June 11th 1896

 

Quorum

The Board met today at 1 o’clock in the Library. Present, Messrs Cobb, Hammond, Harris, Hull, Felton, Hutchins, Hamilton, Lewis, McDaniel, Meldrim, Persons, Simmons, Screven.

 

A quorum being present the session was opened with prayer by Chancellor Boggs, after which the minutes of the last session were read, and the Board took a recess until 4 P.M.

 

Reconvening at 4 o’clock,

Governor Atkinson, Messrs Gamble and MacIntyre took their seats with the Board.

 

Chancellor’s Report

The Chancellor read his annual report to the Trustees which was received and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Mr Fish excused

            Mr Fish was for good reasons excused from attendance on this session.

 

New Trustees

            Notice was received of the appointment by the Governor, of Messrs, Hal T. Lewis and Henry Persons as Trustees in place of Messrs Billups and Little whose terms had expired, and Mr WE Simmons in the place of Dr Miller, deceased.

 

            Reports of Professors were read for the information of the Board.

 

Branch Colleges

Reports were received from

Branch Colleges at Dahlonega, and the Ga Normal & Ind. School at Milledgeville, and later from the Technological School all of which were referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

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The Chair announced the following Committees:

 

Laws & Discipline:

Screven, McDaniel, Cobb.

 

Auditing,

Harris, Lewis, Hutchins.

 

Branch Colleges,

Lewis, Simmons, MacIntyre

 

Brown Scholarship,

Meldrim, Persons, Gamble.

 

Invitation

Hamilton, Harris, Meldrim.

 

and the following Standing Committees:

 

Prudential Committee

Cobb, Hull, Hutchins

 

Finance,

Hull, McDaniel, Lewis

 

Honorary Degrees

The Chancellor, Screven, Bacon

 

Property,

Cobb, Harris, Hamilton.

 

Adjourned to 9:30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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University of Georgia,

Friday, June 18 12, 1896

 

The Board was called to order at 9.30 o’clock. Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. Mr Harris, for the Special Committee on A.B. course submitted a report, which was received and laid on the table.

 

Dr HVM Miller

Mr Hamilton offered the following:

            Resolved that this Board has heard with profound regret of the death of Dr HVM Miller for twenty eight years a Trustee of this University and that a blank page in the minutes be inscribed to his memory, with the dates of his birth and death.

                                                            Adopted.

 

Special Committee on Farm.

By Mr Hull,

            Resolved that the Chair appoint a Committee of three whose duty it shall be to inquire into the condition of the Chair of Agriculture and report a plan of the conduct of the farm at this session of the Board.

 

            The resolution was adopted and the chair appointed Messrs Meldrim, Hamilton & Persons, and afterwards added Mr Gamble.

 

Jordan and Johnson

The Treasurer was instructed to admit without the payment of the usual fees, Messrs, J Holmes Jordan and AR Johnson on their return to College next term.

 

            A request from Professor Strahan for an appropriation to cover the postage on 750 copies of the Engineering Annual was read and referred to the Finance Committee.

 

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Inscribed to the memory

 

of

 

Dr Homer Vigil Milton Miller

 

Born April 29, 1814

Near Walhalla, S.C.

 

Died May 31, 1896

in Atlanta, GA

 

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Mr Lewis submitted the report on Branch Colleges, which was received and laid on the table.

 

A request from the N. Ga. A&M College for an additional appropriation for its support, was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

The Board took a recess till 4 P.M.

 

Reconvening at 4 o’clock,

 

Dr Felton

Dr Felton offered the following:

“Whereas it has been published in the leading daily papers of the State as a part of the programme of the Commencement exercises of the University at this time, Showing to the public that dances, germans and dancing receptions are to be carried on day and night for every day and every night during commencement week, such dancing assemblages originated and carried on by students of the University.

 

            And whereas, the religious sentiment of the State is being seriously antagonized by such dances, carried on by Students who are granted free tuition by the generosity and self denial of the taxpayers of the state also indicating a waste of valuable time – and a disregard of valuable opportunity.

 

Be it resolved: That the Board of Trustees disapprove of such dancing assemblages, whether carried on by Freshman, Sophomores, Junior & Senior Classes, or through the organization of their secret societies, and they hereby instruct the chancellor to suppress hereafter these dancing assemblages in such a conservative manner as his good Judgement may indicate, during Commencement occasions and at all other times while a session of the University is in progress.”

 

            The resolution was laid on the table until Tomorrow.

 

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Mr Meldrim for the Special Committee on the Farm offered a report which was laid on the table for the present.

 

NG A&M College

            Mr Hull for the Finance Committee, reported that “the condition of the funds of the University do not authorize the appropriation of any additional sum to the North Ga. A&M College as requested in their printed communication of May 29th 1896.

 

            It is true that the University is in receipt of additional income from the United States Treasury, but such are the increased demands of the institution incident to the development of its different departments and increased attendance, that its income is totally inadequate to its necessities.”

            The report was adopted.

 

Auditing Committee

Mr Harris for the Auditing Committee submitted their report which was read, received and adopted.

 

The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the year were read and approved.

 

Property Committee Report.

Mr Cobb submitted the report of the Property Committee which was received and adopted.

 

            The report recommends the sum of $1586.70 for sundry repairs on buildings as detailed in the report of the Inspector; and $300. to the improvement of the Campus, east of the Chapel Avenue, to be expended under direction of the Prudential Committee.

 

            Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

 

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University of Georgia,

Saturday June 13th 1896

 

The Board met at 9.30 o’clock.

 

The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors was invited to meet this Board and a recess of five minutes was taken to form their acquaintance, after which through their Chairman Mr. Stewart, they presented their recommendations as required by law.

 

            The report was referred to the Committee on Laws & Disc.

 

Committee on Laws & Discipline

Mr. Screven for the Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted their report on the Condition of the University which was received and adopted after being considered by sections.

 

The report recommends that a Laboratory for Electrical Engineering be established under the charge of Prof. AH Patterson;

 

that $300 be appropriated to introduce an electrical current into the physical laboratory;

 

that Mr H.V. Black be appointed Honorary fellow in Chemistry;

 

that Mr Geo. P. Hunt be appointed Tutor in Ancient Languages;

 

that Greek be made obligatory upon students in the A.B. course through the Freshman & Sophomore years;

 

that the school of ancient languages be divided into: School of Greek Language & Literature and the School of Latin Language & Literature, the latter in charge of Adjunct Prof Hooper;

 

that the Chair of English be divided, that Mr John Morris, with the title of Adjunct Professor, and a salary of $1500. be in charge of “English Language & Teutonic Philology,”

 

and that English Rhetoric and Elocution remain with Dr Riley. that a tutor in Modern Languages be appointed at $600. Salary; that a tutor in Biology be appointed at a salary of $600,

 

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that Prof. Strahan be granted leave of absence to visit Europe, for one year from June 1897, be to furnish a substitute in his department during his absence;

 

that a Surgeon of Cadets be appointed by the Chancellor at a compensation of $100 per annum;

 

that $300. be appropriated to Physical Training, $150, of that to go to the Physical Director as salary;

 

that $50. be appropriated to College Y.M.C.A.;

 

that compulsory attendance upon Literary Societies be abolished;

 

that Miss Mitchell be thanked for her gift of Cartoons of Raphael;

 

that Prof Riley be refunded $57.57 paid by him for books;

 

that book shelves to cost $75. be put up for government records;

 

that names of graduates in diplomas be engrossed;

 

that in lieu of medals for Sophomore speakers, in future one prize – a goblet or cup – be awarded not to cost more than $40.

 

Dr Felton’s Resolution

            Dr Felton’s resolution looking to the suppression of dancing during commencement, was taken from the table. After the expression of his views on the subject by Dr Felton, and upon motion of Mr Hammond, the resolution was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Mr Simmons was granted leave of absence until Monday.

 

The Board took a recess till 4 P.M.

 

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Colonial Dames

Reconvening at 4 o’clock, the Chancellor presented a memorial from the Colonial Dames and Daughters of the Revolution in Savannah, asking that the doors of the University be opened to women.

 

The memorial was referred to Com. on Laws & D.

 

Honorary degrees, nominations.

Mr Hull nominated Col. Richard Malcolm Johnston for the honorary degree of L.L.D. and Prof WD Hooper for the honorary degree of A.M. which laid over under the rules.

 

Finance Report.

Mr Hull submitted the report of the Finance Committee which was considered, and amended and adopted.

 

Tutor AA Boggs

The Board went into the election of a Tutor in Modern Languages Mr Screven nominated Mr Adam A. Boggs.

 

There were no other nominations.

 

Tellers were appointed and Mr Boggs received 11 votes, there being none contra.

 

The Board adjourned till 9.30 Monday.

 

Sunday June 14th 1896.

 

The Commencement Sermon was preached by Rt Rev. Cleland K. Nelson

Bishop of Georgia.

 

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Athens, June 15, 1896

The Board met at 9.30 A.M. The minutes of Saturday were read and approved.

 

Hon degree nomination

Mr Felton nominated for the honorary degree of A.M. Mr Jas. S. Steward of Marietta, GA. The nomination was laid over under the rules.

 

L.L.D. on NJ Hammond

Chairman Hammond, being called from the room, Mr Screven was invited to take the chair.

 

            Mr McDaniel moved that the rules be suspended and that the honorary degree of L.L.D. be conferred on Hon Nathaniel J. Hammond.

 

            The rules were suspended and the degree was conferred by a unanimous vote of the Board.

 

The report of the Special Committee on the Farm, was recommitted at the request of the Chairman.

 

The report from the Commission on Colored College was submitted by Mr Meldrim, and referred to Branch College Committee.

 

Address of Remsen Crawford

The Board took a recess to hear the address of Mr Remsen Crawford before the Literary Societies in the Chapel.

 

AH Cox

Returning to the Library, Mr Meldrim read a telegram from, Hon A.H. Cox, saying that it would be impossible for him to make the address to the Alumni Society as expected. A motion was made to set the exercises of the Junior Class for this occasion at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning instead of at 4. P.M. and a Committee consisting of Messrs Gamble, Hull & Hamilton,

 

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was appointed to confer with the Faculty and ascertain if there was any objection. There being none, the change of programme was so ordered and the Board took a recess till 3.45 P.M.

 

Reconvening at 4, Governor Atkinson, Mr Bacon and Mr Simmons took their seats with the Board.

 

A recess was taken to hear the declaimers of the Sophomore Class in the Chapel.

 

Report of Com. Laws & Discipline.

Returning to the Library, Mr Screven made a supplementary report from the Com. on Laws & Discipline, on the recommendations of the Board of Visitors and other matters.

 

            Mr Simmons offered as a substitute for the paragraph relating to intercollegiate games, that no such games be permitted in this University unless they be played on the campus.

            The substitute was lost.

 

Mr Bacon moved to strike out the entire paragraph relating to intercollegiate games, which motion was lost.

 

Upon motion of Dr Felton the report was then adopted.

 

            The report approved the recommendations of the Board of Visitors, in the main, recommends that the Chancellor take such measures as will discourage the publication of entertainments given in the name of Classes and fraternities;

 

recommends that the Chancellor & Faculty at their discretion, regulate intercollegiate games, with a view finally to limiting them to the local jurisdiction of the University or to the City of Athens, whenever adequate provision shall have been made for such games at these places;

 

refers Society of Colonial Dames to previous action of the Board; empowers Prudential Committee to appoint Tutor in Biology; appoints HC Moreno Tutor in Mathematics.

 

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Board then adjourned till after the meeting of the Alumni Society tomorrow.

 

Tuesday June 16

The Board met at 11 o’clock and took a recess to hear the Junior exercises in the Chapel.

 

Returning to the Library the minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

Mr. Harris took his seat, and Dr Felton was excused after noon today.

 

The following offer was read to the Board:

 

Dr Newton’s medal

“As a courtesy to his distinguished friend PJ Berckmanns – President both of The Georgia State Horticultural Society and The Pomological Society of the United States – and as a compliment to Dr JP Campbell – chair Biology University of Georgia.

 

Dr ED Newton – President Farmer’s Club of Clarke County and Vice President of Georgia State Horticultural Society for 8th Congressional District, offers a Gold Medal for the Best Thesis from the Graduating Class of 1897 (Each and every member to compete)

 

Subject

Birds and Insects

Birds = the destroyers of Insects, Insects = the destroyers of Plants

The friends and the foes of the Horticulturists of Georgia.”

 

The offer was accepted with thanks.

 

Dr. E D Newton claim for services rendered the University at the Atlanta Exposition was referred to Com. on Laws & Discipline.

 

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Mr Bacon was added to the Committee on Literary Societies.

 

A recess was taken till 4.30 P.M.

 

Dr Newton’s claim.

Reconvening, The Committee on Laws & Discipline reported on Dr Newton’s claim, referring it to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

                        Adopted.

 

Mr Harris submitted the report of Committee on Curriculum for A.B. course which was adopted.

 

Brown Fund appointees.

Mr Meldrim presented the report of Committee on Brown Fund which was received and adopted.

It appoints with a loan of $190 each,

 

Harry Dodd                  Jno M Hunt                  LA Lindsey

JW Mason                   GW Price                     JR Barge

BD Watkins                 CA Weddington                       WA Thompson

CA Mize                      Chas B. Matthews        DJD Myers

J Waldrop

Walker White, appointee of Julius L. Brown

AJ McBride             “           Elijah A. Brown

 

It defers to the Prudential Committee the question of suing on the matured notes of beneficiaries.

 

Report on Farm

Mr Meldrim Chairman of Special Committee on the Farm submitted his report which was received and laid on the table for the present.

 

Board adjourned till 9.30 tomorrow.

 

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Athens June 17 1896

Board met pursuant to adjournment.

 

Minutes of the 16th were read and approved.

 

The Chancellor submitted recommendations of of (sic) the Faculty for graduate degrees which upon motion were ordered to be conferred as follows:

 

Master of Arts:                         Geo Glenn Bond,          Francis M. Harper.

 

Master of Science:        Joseph G. Smith.

 

Bachelors of Arts:

Graduates.

Craig Barrow,              Homer V. Black,                      Chas. E. Brand,                        Charles C. Carson,

Wm W Chandler                      Carlos F. Dodd,                       Arthur P. Flowers                     Jas. W Griffeth

Haywood S. Hansell     Carl H. Holden,                        Geo P Hunt                  Henry R. Hunt

Frank S Jones              James B Lockhart,        Malcom M Lockhart,

Shelby Myrick,             Thos A Neal                 James O Pettis,                         Wm M Pettis,

Jno. G. Pittman,                        R. Powell Stephens       James M. Stephenson Jr.

Herbert W. Stubbs,      John E. Teasley

 

Bachelor of Science:

Gilbert H Boggs,                       Thos R. Boggs,                         Wm R Dancey,                         Elton S Osborne.

 

Bachelor of Engineering:            Robt Hatton Lovejoy.

 

Bachelor of Agriculture,            Geo T. Traylor.

 

Bachelor of Law

Paul F Akin,                 BL Battle,                     BB Blount,                   JC Bond

JD Boyd Jr,                  Shirley Brooks,             HM Calhoun,               AR Davis

TM Gilreath,                 MP Hall,                      Walter A Harris                        Marion M Jackson,

WB Hollingsworth        WF Jenkins Jr.                         EP Johnston                 G. Noble Jones,

WL Kemp,                   Stanley Littel,                DA McCoy                  WL McCoy

Emmett McElerath        P. Middlebrooks                      WD Mills                     HC Moreno

Fred Morris                  JT Norris Jr.                 RB Odom                    JN Ross

LS Selman,                   EC Smith                      PL Smith                      RD Stephens

JH Stephens,                WB Stovall,                  HB Van der Velde

J Arminius Wright.

 

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Honorary degree AM

Committee on Honorary degrees recommended the Conferring of A.M. on Prof. S.G. Brinkley of Augusta Ga which was accordingly done.

 

Mr Gamble’s resolution.

Upon motion the Finance report was reconsidered as to the appropriation for Salaries, and Mr Gamble offered the following:

 

Resolved that the Salary of the Inspector of Buildings be fixed at $100. instead of $500.

 

The yeas and nays were called for.

 

Voting aye: Messrs Gamble, Simmons, Lewis, Persons, Meldrim 5.

 

Voting no: Messrs Bacon, Cobb, Hammond, Harris, Hull, Hamilton, Hutchins, McDaniel, MacIntyre, Screven, 10

 

and the resolution was lost.

 

Mr Lewis resolution

Mr Lewis offered the following:

“Resolved that in addition to the appropriation of $2000. to the N. Ga A&M College we do hereby donate to the support of said institution for the ensuing year 1896-97 the sum of $500.

 

Resolved further that by this additional appropriation of $500. we do not recognize any indebtedness to said College or any obligation whatever to continue said appropriation after the expiration of said year.”

 

Note:

The resolution was offered immediately prior to Mr Gamble’s resolution and was temporarily withdrawn to make way for it.

 

The Board took a recess to attend the graduating exercises in the Chapel.

 

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Returning to the Library,

            So much of the Finance Committee report as had been reconsidered, was now declared adopted.

 

Report on Farm.

The report of Special Committee on Chair of Agriculture was taken up and adopted.

 

It asks the Prudential Committee to provide a lecture room for the Professor of Agriculture on the Campus.

 

Authorizes the same Committee to sell the present Farm and with the proceeds to purchase and equip a suitable farm.

 

Botany

It charges the school of agriculture with instruction in Botany to the Students of the University.

 

Mr Lewis presented the resolution which he had withdrawn and being put upon its passage it was lost.

 

Com on A.B. course.

Mr Harris submitted the report on AB Course which was adopted.

It requires the Chancellor to announce to students that every student shall become a member of one of the Societies:

it charges the Commandant with the formation of the Societies on the occasion of the oration before their bodies;

it provides for the appointment by the Chancellor of certain members of the Faculty to look after each society.

 

Looking To economy

Mr MacIntyre offered the following

Resolved that a committee of three shall be appointed to investigate and look into all the expenditures of this Institution with a view to economy and lessening the expenditures of the University and at the next regular meeting of this Board by report suggest to the Board where expenses may be reduced without injury to the University

 

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The resolution was adopted and the chair appointed Messrs Lewis, McDaniel & Cobb.

 

No Tutor in Biology

Upon motion of Mr McDaniel

            The Prudential Committee was instructed not to appoint a Tutor in Biology until the further order of this Board.

 

            The Board then adjourned Sine die.

           

AL Hull

Secretary

           

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Atlanta December 14 1896

Pursuant to a call signed by the Chairman and two members the Board met today at 3.P.M. in the governor’s office. Present, Messrs, Cobb, Felton, Fish, Harris, Hamilton, Hammond, Hutchins, Hull, Lewis MacIntyre, McDaniel, Persons, Screven, Simmons, and the Governor.

 

The Board was called to order by the Chairman, who stated the object of the call to be the importance of some action in view of the status of the bill for an appropriation now pending in the Senate.

Excuses were offered and received for Messrs Gamble and Dubigon.

 

The Board discussed the situation of some length and with the view of appearing before the Senate Finance Committee tomorrow, adjourned till 8.45 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Reconvening at 8:45 A.M. December 15th Messrs. Meldrim and S.R. Atkinson took their seats. Messrs Hutchins and Hull, were excused from attendance. At 9.15 the Board went before the Senate Committee and were heard through their Chairman on the subject of the necessity for the appropriation, and by request of the Board also by Dr HC White as to the details concerning the appropriation. After the meeting the Board reassembled. The Chancellor presented some questions for consideration touching the establishment of Bible Chairs in the University, but no action was taken.

 

            The Board adjourned at 10:30 with the request that those members who could conveniently stay should be at the meeting of the Senate Committee at 3 P.M.

 

            AL Hull

            Secty.

 

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Athens Ga. February 13th 1897

 

Pursuant to a call by the Chairman and two members the Board met today in the Chancellors lecture room, at 9.30 A.M.

 

Present, Messrs. Hammond, Harris, Hamilton, Cobb, Persons, Gamble, Meldrim, Lewis, Simmons, Hull, and the Governor.

 

The meeting was opened with prayer by the Chancellor.

 

Excuses were received from Messrs. Bacon, MacIntyre, Screven, Felton and Hutchins.

 

The Chancellor read a communication to the Board which was received with accompanying papers.

 

The Chair stated that the object of the meeting was to consider the disposition of the appropriation recently made by the Legislature.

 

After some discussion of the situation, Mr Harris moved that the Board erect a building to cost not more than twenty thousand dollars, exclusive of heating, plumbing and lighting.

 

            The motion was carried unanimously. Mr Hull moved that the new building be located about midway between the Phi Kappa Hall and Prof Morris dwelling, which was also unanimously carried.

Mr. Lewis: “Resolved that the entire matter of selection of plans for the building and the erection of the same be left to a committee to be composed of Messrs Hammond, McDaniel, Meldrim, Cobb and Hull, to report to a meeting of the Board to be called by the Chairman.

 

            The resolution was Adopted.

 

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Mr Meldrim moved that the powers of the Committee include the right and duty to provide for the plumbing, heating, lighting, equipping and furnishing of the proposed building, which was agreed to.

 

The Prudential Committee was requested to examine into the condition of the Library and report to the Board at its annual meeting with recommendations.

 

Upon motion of Mr Hull, the Prudential Committee was authorized to have five acres of land adjoining the tract set apart to the use of the Normal School, appropriated to the State Normal School under the same terms and conditions as govern the tract set apart on June 15th 1891.

 

The Board then adjourned.

 

AL Hull Secty

 

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University of Georgia,

Atlanta, Ga April 24th 1897

Pursuant to a call by the Chairman, the Board met today at 3 P.M. in the State Library.

 

Present Messrs Hammond, Hamilton, Cobb, Lewis, Hutchins, Hull, Dubigon, Felton, Persons, Fish and the Governor.

 

Bids on New Building

The following bids for the erection of the new building on the Campus were presented and opened:

Watson Bros,               Athens, Ga       20700.

WW McAfee,              Charlotte, N.C.            23190.

Algernon Blair,                         Macon Ga        22260.

Wagner & Gorenflo,     Atlanta, Ga       24187.

Venable Bros.                     “       “       23570.

FP Heifner                           “      “         19900.

Donaldson & Pearson          “       “       25995.

Nicholas Ittner                     “       “       23862.

Gude & Walker                               “       “       25800.

McGinty & Co.                        Athens, Ga       20840.

Standard Mf’g Co.       Augusta  “        22000.

John H McKenzie                “    “          22480.

 

            Upon motion of Mr Felton the contract was let to the lowest bidder.

 

Accepted Bid.

            Mr F.P. Heifner being the lowest bidder, his bid was accepted, and the Chairman of the Board was requested to have the proper contract for the work executed.

 

Upon motion of Mr Fish the Prudential Committee was authorized to direct the mode of heating the building should any action be necessary before the annual meeting of the Board.

 

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CP Willcox prizes.

            An offer from the sons of the late Professor C.P. Willcox was read, establishing the “C.P. Willcox prizes in French and German,” in memory of their father, which upon motion was accepted, and the Secretary was requested to reply to the Messrs Willcox expressing the appreciation of the Board of their offer.

 

Pandora

Mr Hamilton moved the appropriation of $20.00 for a front page advertisement in the Pandora, which was carried.

 

            Excuses were read and received for Messrs Gamble Screven Bacon and McDaniel for absence from this meeting.

 

Parade ground

Upon motion of Mr Hull, the sum of two hundred dollars was appropriated to the completion of the grading on the parade ground, the same to be paid after July 1st next and charged to the income of the next collegiate year.

 

            The Board then adjourned.

 

            AL Hull

            Secretary

 

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            The Board met in annual session today at 3.30 P.M. and was called to order by the Chairman.

 

            Present Messrs. Cobb, Felton, Gamble, Hammond, Hamilton, Harris, Hutchins, Hull, Lewis, McDaniel, Meldrim, Persons, Screven, 13 members.

 

Chancellor’s Report

The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Boggs after which the Chancellor read his annual report to the Trustees.

 

            The report was received and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Reports of Officers and Professors were presented by the Chancellor and read for the information of the Board.

 

The chair appointed the following Committees:

 

Laws & Discipline:

Lewis, Cobb, & Harris

 

Branch Colleges:

Gamble, Persons & Felton

 

Brown Scholarships:

Hutchins, McDaniel & Meldrim.

 

Invitation:

Meldrim, Hamilton, Screven

 

Auditing:

Screven, Persons, Hamilton

 

Honorary Degrees:

McDaniel in place of Bacon absent.

 

Also a

Special Committee on Farm and Chair of Agriculture

McDaniel, Persons, Meldrim.

 

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Committee of 1896 on Expenditures

            Mr Lewis submitted the report of the Committee appointed at the last session to investigate the expenditures of the University which was received and referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Mr Harris’ report on Technological School was read and referred to Com. on Branch Colleges.

 

Excuses were rendered and accepted from Messrs, Bacon, Fish, Atkinson and Simmons.

 

Requests from three young ladies for degrees

Requests from three young ladies of Athens asking permission to take courses looking to the taking of degrees of the University were referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Friday June 11, 1897

 

Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved, and the minutes of the last annual meeting and of the called meetings were also read and confirmed.

 

Resignation of Inspector Charbonnier

The resignation of Col. L.H. Charbonnier as Inspector of Buildings was read and referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Rev IW Waddell

The resignation of Dr Isaac W. Waddell President of N.G. A&M College at Dahlonega was referred to Branch College Committee.

 

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HW Maples

The Treasurer was authorized to remit the usual fees upon Mr HW Maples reentering College he having left early last year on account of sickness.

 

The report and Minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and approved.

 

Legislative Committee

Mr Gamble offerred (sic) the following:

            Resolved that the Sect. & Treasr. of this Board exhibit to the Committee of the House of Representatives now in session at Atlanta Ga, when and where it may suit their convenience all our books and papers which they may call for; and each member of their faculty is requested to furnish such information as he has to facilitate the performance of the important duty with which that Committee is charged.

 

  1. Should said committee deem it necessary or important to confer with this Board, a cordial invitation is hereby extended to them, to visit us during the present session of this Board.

 

3rd.  That a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Chairman of said Legislative Committee.

            Adopted

 

Report of Pres. N. Ga A&M College was referred to Branch College Committee.

 

Report of Finance Committee was read and laid on the table for the present.

 

New Building

By Mr Hull,

            “Resolved that the new building now being erected, be named “Waddell Hall” in commemoration of three generations of that family so long and honorably connected with the University.”

            Referred to Com. on Laws & Discipline.

 

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A.R. Lawton

It was ordered that a Blank Page in the minutes be inscribed with the name of Gen. A.R. Lawton, the dates of his birth and death.

 

F.G. Dubigon

The Board accepted notice of the appointment by the Governor of the Hon Fleming G. Dubignon in the place of Gen Lawton, deceased.

 

An invitation from Prof. JP Campbell to the oratorio this evening was accepted with thanks.

 

Board took a recess till 4. P.M.

 

Women

Reconvening petitions from the Colonial Dames and Federation of Women’s Clubs asking that women be admitted to the University were presented and referred to Com. on Laws & Discipline.

 

Snelling

Committee on Laws and Discipline submitted a partial report which was considered by sections and adopted. The report discontinues the office of Tutor in Mathematics. It raises Prof CM Snelling to the rank of “Junior Professor in Mathematics” with a salary of $2000. per annum, and imposes upon him the duties of Commandant of Cadets without additional pay.

 

Inspector

It reduces the salary of Inspector of Buildings to $250. per annum, accepts Prof. Charbonnier’s resignation and appoints Prof David C Barrow Jr, his successor for the next year.

 

Night Watchman

It dispenses with the services of a night watchman on the campus after the opening of the fall session.

 

Delegates

It authorizes the expenses of two delegates from the Faculty to Warm Springs Convention up to $50.

 

Patterson

It promotes Instructor AH Patterson to the Adjunct Professorship of Physics and Electrical Engineering at a salary of $1500. per annum.

 

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In memory of

 

Alexander R. Lawton

 

Born November 4th 1818

 

Died in Savannah Ga. July 2nd 1896

 

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Campbell

It gives Prof. Campbell $65. for certain purposes in the Biological Laboratory.

 

Hooper

It promotes Prof. W.D. Hooper to the full Professorship of Latin with the salary of $2000.  per annum.

 

Hunt

It reappoints for another year Mr GP Hunt as Tutor in Latin and Greek.

 

Stephenson

It appoints Mr Jas M Stephenson Tutor in English at $600 per annum to assist Prof Riley.

 

Fresh examination

It requires applicants for all classes to pass the examination in English for the Freshman Class before admission.

 

Law Students

It applies to Students of the Law Class the rule requiring speakers to take declamation from the Professor of English. It abolishes the school of Modern Languages; assigns German to the chair of Teutonic Philology.

 

New Chairs.

It creates a school of Romance Languages the incumbent of which shall be under the supervision of the Professor of Teutonic Philology.

 

It adjusts the chairs of English and Modern Languages in the State College to the changes just made.

 

No women

It declines to admit women to the University or to compete for degrees upon the reason that the authority of the Trustees to do so without further legislative action is at least very doubtful.

 

Pending the discussion on this report the Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 12 1897

The Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

            for the Special Committee on the A.B. Course reported and at his request the report was laid on the table.

 

Felton Resolutions

            Dr Felton offered two resolutions which by consent were read and referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline – They were: No1.

 

Reelection of Faculty

            The Trustees of the University do ordain that the Chancellor and every member of the Faculty of the University shall hereafter be elected quadrennially (sic). The first election shall be held at the meeting of the Trustees in June 1898 and the persons chosen shall begin their official service at the beginning of the fall term of that year and shall serve a full term of four years unless removed by death, resignation or otherwise. The incumbents may be reelected at the close of the regular term and as often quadrennially (sic)

as may be desirable, but may be removed at anytime for cause or by giving six months notice.

 

No. 2.

Prohibiting Athletic Games and Dancing.

The chancellor of the University is hereby instructed to prohibit absolutely all inter-collegiate athletic contests between students of this University and any other College or University – whether the contest is held in Athens or elsewhere. The Chancellor is also instructed to prohibit the Students of this University from engaging in public or private dancing parties, which are given in the name of the Students of this University or by any number thereof. Any dancing assemblage arranged by or chaperoned by students of this University during the regular sessions of this institution are positively and authoritatively forbidden, and the Chancellor by Authority of this order is directed to carry out both the letter and spirit of this resolution.

 

(Both resolutions were lost upon their passage.)

 

 

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The regular order was resumed and the report of the Com. on Laws & Discipline was taken up.

 

Board of Visitors

Pending the discussion the Board of Visitors entered. A short recess was taken in which to receive them and hear their recommendations. The communication was referred to the Com. on Laws & Discipline.

 

Felton Substitute for Committee resolution

Resuming the consideration of the report, Dr Felton offerred (sic) the following substitute for the paragraph relating to the admission of Women.

 

“Resolved that the Trustees hereby express their willingness and approval of admitting the women of the country to all the educational advantages and opportunities of this University upon the same terms by and through which men are now admitted to the University. We respectfully request the Legislature of the State to enact suitable legislative provisions in regard to such changes, as are herein contemplated, that women may be admitted as students to the University of Georgia.”

 

The ayes and noes were called for on the substitute

Ayes                            Noes

Screven                                    Hammond

Felton                           Harris

Persons                                    Gamble

Hamilton                       Hutchins

Meldrim              5                   Cobb

                                    Lewis

                                    McDaniel

                                    Hull      8

 

The substitute was lost.

 

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The ayes and noes were called on the adoption of the section of the report referred to

 

Ayes:

Hamilton, Hammond, Persons, Screven, Gamble, Harris, Cobb, Lewis, McDaniel, Hull, Hutchins 11

 

Noes: Felton, Meldrim  2

 

            The report was adopted.

 

The report of the Committee was then adopted as a whole.

 

Mr Harris was granted leave of absence until Monday.

 

The election of the incumbent of the Chair of Romance Languages was appointed for 9.30 A.M. Monday. and the Board adjourned until 4 P.M.

 

 

(Written in the margin in pencil “inserted out of place”)  

 

Sunday June 13th 1897

 

Commencement Sermon was preached by.

Rev. John D. Hammond D.D.

of Macon Ga.

 

 

 

Reconvening at four, Mr Dubignon took his seat with the Board.

 

Banquet with wine.

            The Chancellor appeared making a statement about a banquet given by the graduating class and submitted this resolution from the Faculty: Resolved that the Faculty being called on by him advise the Chancellor that he make a special Communication to the Board of Trustees embodying a statement of the facts including the former action of the Chancellor forbidding the use of wine or liquors at banquets reciting Sec 14 of the

 

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manual and asking whether such utterance of the Chancellor has the binding force of law.

 

Reply to Faculty

In answer to the inquiry the Board answered:

            The utterance of the Chancellor has not the effect of law; Rule 14 provides that the Chancellor and Faculty shall make such rules as respects the regularity of the practices and habits of the students as the Chancellor and Faculty may deem expedient.

 

            The applications for Scholarships on the Brown Fund were presented by the Chancellor and referred to the com. on Brown Scholarships.

 

Reply to Federation of Women’s Clubs.

 

Mr McDaniel submitted the following which was adopted:

 

            “The petition from the Federation of Women’s Clubs of Georgia to this Board for admission of women to the University having been respectfully Considered, Resolved that the Secretary transmit to the Federation of Womens Clubs a copy of so much of the report of the Committee on Laws & Discipline as the action of the Board thereon, as relates to the important matters presented in the petition.”

 

The Finance Report was taken from the table, considered and parts of the report adopted, and the report was again tabled.

 

            Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M. Monday.

 

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Athens, June 14th 1897

Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 12th were read and approved.

 

By invitation Dr. White, President of the State College, addressed the Board on the necessity of retaining Mr Sheffield as Instructor in Freehand drawing.

 

Instructor of Drawing restored

            Mr McDaniel moved to reconsider the action of the Board abolishing the office of Instructor in Engineering which was carried, and so much of the report as related to that matter was recommitted to that Committee who reported on further information recommending that the section be stricken from the report. Adopted.

 

Committee on Branches Colleges

Mr Gamble read the report of Committee on Branch Colleges which was received and adopted.

 

            It accepts the resignation of Dr Waddell and empowers the Prudential Committee to select and appoint his successor.

 

Reelection of Chairman Hammond.

The term of office of Chairman expiring with this session upon motion the special order was displaced and the Board went into an election of a chairman.

 

            On motion of Mr McDaniel the Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of those Trustees present for Hon. N.J. Hammond which was done, twelve votes being cast, and Mr Hammond was declared elected Chairman for the two years ensuing.

 

Instructor in Romance Languages

The special order was taken up.

            Mr Gamble moved that the incumbent of the chair of Romance Languages be filled by an Instructor at a salary of $1500. per annum.

            The motion was carried.

 

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Term of election

Mr Hull moved that the incumbent of the Chair of Romance Languages, when elected, be elected for the term of one year. The motion was carried.

 

Prof. Lustrat

The Board went into the election of that officer, the Chair appointed Messrs Lewis & Gamble tellers, - Upon counting the vote it appeared that Mr Joseph Lustrat received 9 votes and Dr W.L. Bringhurst 4 votes. Mr Lustrat was declared elected.

 

The report on the College for Colored Youths submitted by Mr Meldrim was referred to Com. on Branch Colleges.

 

The Special Committee on Farm and Agriculture were excused to attend the duties of that Committee.

 

Brown Scholarships.

Committee on Brown Scholarships reported giving $175. to each of the following students:

 

Wm B Kent as the appointee of Julius L. Brown

 

W.L. Wooten   “            “          Joseph M. Brown

 

A.J. McBride Jr.  “        “          Elijah A. Brown

 

Harry Dodd                         Fair Dodd

Ben D. Watkins                               CA Mize

J. Waldrop                          JR Barge

Keiffer Lindsay                    WR Ritchie

James C Brand        &           EA Duke

Mr Duke being condition on making up deficiencies in English.

 

            The report was adopted.

 

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By Mr Screven

            Resolved that in future the selection of prizes to be awarded by the University be left to the Prudential Committee, and that the cup awarded the successful declaimer in the Sophomore Class bear the following inscription

            University of Georgia

 

Soph Cup.

Sic Nitere Semper

Sophomore Declamation.”

(the date of the year)

Surrounding the Coat of Arms of Georgia

The cup to be inscribed with the name of the winner

Adopted

 

Board took recess until 4 P.M.

 

Reconvening at 4. the Board proceeded to the Chapel to hear the Sophomore declaimers.

 

Auditing Committee

Returning to the library, Mr Screven submitted the report of the Auditing Committee which was received and adopted.

 

Mr MacIntyre was excused from attendance for sickness in his family.

 

Substitute for Felton resolution

Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a substitute for the first resolution of Dr Felton, which being considered was accepted by the Board in lieu of the Felton resolution, but when put upon its passage was lost. A substitute for the second Felton resolution was adopted as follows: Your Committee recommend that the resolution of Dr Felton on the subject of Athletic contests and dancing do not pass. We see no reason why the action of the Board

 

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on these subjects had at its last annual session should be changed or modified, see pages 252 & 253 of the book of reports.”

 

            At the recommendation of the Chancellor and Faculty the following graduate degrees were conferred:

Bachelor of Arts

Graduates

Charles Akerman                      EW Born                      JD Bradwell                 RE Brown

OC Brake                    H.G. Colvin                  TB Conner                   W.S. Cothran

FL Culver                     B J Dasher                   H Dodd                                    MD DuBose

HC Erwin                     JW Hendricks              IJ Hofmayer                 JM Hunt

WB Kent                     GE Maddox                 JW Mason                   CB Matthews

WE McCurry               U.B. Phillips                 GW Price                     AS Richardson

O Roberts                    TK Slaughter                PS Smith                      CM Walker

LD Watson                  CT Whipple                 RP White                     Walker White.

 

Bachelor of Science

BA Crane         DB Franklin      Geo T Jackson WA Selman      RF Watts

 

Bachelor of Engineering

Thos Basinger   RM Harper      LA Lindsey

 

Civil Engineer

PJ Shearouse

 

Bachelor of Law

SK Abbott                   HH Alexander              HS Brown                    RR Burger

JW Camak                   HE Chambliss               JP Cheney                    Z.S. Childers

RM Coburn                  BT Castellow               LC Culver                    WW Dykes Jr

JH Estill Jr                    FL Fleming                   JF Foster                      WR Frier

P Haralson                   RE Hollingsworth          JR Hutcheson               ER King

JR Lawrence                Hatton Lovejoy                        CM McKenzie             WNS Maltby

Henry Marlin                CH Martin                    Shelby Myrick              HW Nalley

MH Nussbaum             MJ Paulk                      JL Perkins                    WA Peterson

JS Roberts                   AJ Ritchie                     RM Scruggs                 WM Shaffner

PR Showalter               JW Spain                     GR Stovall                    WG Warnell

 

Board adjourned till 9:30 AM tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 15 1897

Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

Minutes of yesterday were read and confirmed. Dr Felton was granted leave of absence after this morning’s session.

 

Report Com on Laws & D.

 

Committee on Laws & Discipline made a supplementary report which was adopted.

 

It recommends that Dr White’s expenses to the convention of Agricultural Colleges be paid up to $100.

 

That Dupree Hunnicutt be awarded advocates medal

 

That A.J. Ritchie be graduated in Law.

 

Phillips

That UB Philips be appointed Fellow in History as $300. per annum.

 

John Morris

That Adj. Prof John Morris be made full Professor as $2000. salary.

 

That the new building be named “Science Hall.”

 

Committee on Honorary Degrees recommended that the following degrees be conferred by the Trustees:

 

Honorary Degrees

Master of Arts on

John E. Witherspoon of Newnan Ga.

Joseph S. Stewart                   Marietta Ga.

Elias B. Vickery         “ Dahlonega

Wm. D. Hooper                     Athens Ga

 

and the degree of LL.D. on Richard Malcolm Johnston of Baltimore Md. which degrees were conferred.

 

Laying Corner Stone

Board took a recess to attend the laying of the Corner Stone of “Science Hall” and upon returning to the library the report of the Property Committee was read by Mr Cobb and adopted.

 

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Rule as to Chancellor’s report.

Mr Harris:

“Resolved that Chapter 1. Sec 11 of Code of laws in the Manual be amended so as to read “Each member of the Faculty shall submit to the Chancellor and Faculty twenty days before the annual meeting of the Trustees a report of his department to be forwarded by the chancellor to the Trustees with his annual report, and the Chancellor shall read his annual report to the Faculty ten days before the said annual meeting and shall present to the Board of Trustees with said annual report such recommendations or memorials as the Faculty may desire to submit.”

 

The resolution was adopted.

 

Board then took a recess till 3.30 P.M.

 

Finance Report

Reconvening at 4 o’clock the Finance report was taken from the table, the remaining recommendations adopted and the report adopted as a whole.

 

it appropriates $3000. to lighting, plumbing & heating “Science Hall.”

                        $1000. to refitting and furnishing lecture rooms.

                      $3700. to equipping deptmt. of Electrical Engineering.

It adds $150. to the Salary of Physical Director

 

Tenants must pay for water

It requires tenants renting houses from the University to pay for the water they use and provides meters to measure it. It makes the usual appropriations for the expenses of the University.

 

A recess was taken to hear the Junior Speakers in the Chapel.

 

Returning to the library the Committee on Laws & Discipline were requested to look into the matter of the conduct of the general exercises of Commencement and report

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Purchase of farm

The special Committee on Farm made their report recommending that the Prudential Committee be empowered to select a farm, make the purchase using the unexpended balance available for the purpose, arrange for the payment of the remainder & sell the present farm if practicable, and take necessary steps to equip a model farm.

 

Instructor in Biology

They recommend that the instruction in Botany be under the direction of the Professor of Biology in order to preserve the unity of that department. Also that Prof Hunnicutt be repaid $91.07 advanced by him for the farm.

The report was adopted.

 

            Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M.

 

Wednesday June 16

 

Board met at 9.30 AM.

 

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

Visitors

The Board of Visitors appeared and read their completed report which was received and referred.

 

Rule as to Commencement Exercises

Committee on Laws & Discipline reported on the Commencement exercises, recommending that the Trustees, Faculty and Students shall attend all the Commencement exercises; Whenever the exercises of any class shall occur, all the members of that class shall attend sitting near the stage and some member of the Faculty shall be designated to note any absences;

 

When prizes are to be delivered the contestants shall be seated near the stage and the successful contestant shall come upon the stage to receive his prize.

 

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Under Chancellor and Commandant

The Commencement exercises shall be under the Supervision and Control of the Chancellor, but he shall be assisted by the Commandant of Cadets.

The report was adopted.

 

Sodding parade ground

By Mr McDaniel

Resolved that $200. be appropriated to complete the sodding of the parade ground..

Carried.

 

            The Board repaired to the Chapel to hear the exercises of the graduating class and afterwards returned to the library.

 

Architectural Models

Mr Hull offered:

            Resolved that the sum of $100. be appropriated to the purchase of architectural models for the school of Engineering which was adopted.

 

            The minutes were read and approved and

 

            The Board adjourned Sine die.

 

            AL Hull

            Secretary

 

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Atlanta Ga Nov 17th 1897

            A called meeting of the Board was held today in the State Library, present, Messrs W.Y. Atkinson, Spencer R Atkinson, Bacon, Cobb, Felton, Fish, Hamilton, Hammond, Harris, Hull, Hutchins MacIntyre, McDaniel, Lewis, Meldrim, Persons, Screven, Simmons –

 

            After prayer by the Chancellor, the Chairman stated the object of the meeting to be to appear before the Legislature to make a statement of the work of the Board in the management of the University.

 

            Mr Harris moved that the Chairman be requested to address the General Assembly in behalf of the Trustees, which was carried

 

            Messrs Dubignon and Gamble were excused from attendance upon this morning.

 

            At eleven o’clock A.M. the Trustees entered the hall of representatives and upon invitation of the President of the Senate made an address to the legislators.

 

            Returning to the Library, Mr Bacon offered the following: Resolved that the thanks of this Board are due and are hereby tendered to the Hon N.J. Hammond for his masterly address before the General Assembly,” which was adopted unanimously by a rising vote.

 

            Board then adjourned Sine die.

 

AL Hull

            Secty.

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Athens, June 9 1898

The Trustees met today in annual session at 1 o’clock P.M. There being no quorum adjourned till 4 P.M.

 

At 4 P.M. there were present Messrs.

Atkinson S.R.               Cobb               Gamble

Hammond                    Hamilton           Hand

Hull                              Hutchins           McDaniel

Simmons          and       Dubignon

 

The session was opened with prayer by Chancellor Boggs.

 

Excuses

Excuses were received from Messrs. Persons, Fish, Meldrim, Wilkins, Felton & Lewis.

 

Chancellor’s Report

Chancellor Boggs read his annual report to the Trustees which was afterwards referred to appropriate Committees.

 

The Chair appointed the following Committees:

 

Committees

 

Laws & Discipline:

Gamble, McDaniel, Cobb.

 

Branch Colleges:

Simmons, Hamilton, Hand.

 

Brown Scholarships:

SR Atkinson, Hutchins, Dubignon

 

Invitation:

Dubignon, Hutchins, SR Atkinson

 

Auditing:

Hamilton, Hand, Simmons

 

Honorary Degrees:

The Chancellor, SR Atkinson and Hutchins in place of Bacon absent

 

Property:

Simmons in place of Harris absent.

 

Finance:

Hutchins in place of Lewis absent.

 

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            Mr. Hamilton moved that the hours of meeting be from 9.30 A.M. to 1 P.M. and from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M.            Carried.

 

            The minutes of the last session were read having already been confirmed.

 

Wm J. Bryan’s offer    

The following offer from the Hon Wm J. Bryan was read and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline:

 

Athens Ga March 12 1898

 

To the Trustees of the University of Georgia

 

            Gentlemen,

            I hereby propose if agreeable to you to give to the University of Georgia two hundred and fifty dollars the same to be invested by you and the proceeds used for an annual prize for the best essay discussing the theory of our government.             Awaiting your reply I am truly yours

                                                            Wm J Bryan.

 

Resignations

The resignations of LH Charbonnier as Professor of Physics and of OH Sheffield as Instructor in Engineering, and of David C Barrow Jr as Inspector of Buildings were read and referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

JL Hand

WA Wilkins

            Notice was accepted of the appointment by the Governor of Mr JL Hand and Mr WA Wilkins in the places respectively of Messrs MacIntyre and Screven whose terms as Trustees had expired.

 

            Board then adjourned till 9.30 A.M tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 10 1898

 

The Board met at 9.30 AM.

 

The minutes of yesterday were read and confirmed

 

The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and approved.

 

Prudential Committee

            The Prudential Committee submitted a report of their action in purchasing a farm and in erecting and furnishing Science Hall, which was received and adopted.

 

            Mr Bacon was excused from attending this session on account of public duties at Washington.

 

Farm

            Mr McDaniel moved  that the Trustees visit the farm this afternoon at 6 o’clock which was agreed to. Nominations were made for the following honorary degrees:

 

Honorary Degrees

D.D. on Rev Hugh K Walker of Los Angeles Cal.

 

LL.D. on Dr Eugene Foster of Augusta Ga

 

Ph. D on Miss Julia A Flisch of Milledgeville Ga which were referred to the appropriate Committee and laid over under the rules.

 

            Mr Hull submitted the report of the Finance Committee which was received and laid on the table for the present.

 

            Committees were permitted to retire and the Board adjourned till 4 P.M.

 

            At 4 P.M. Mr Persons took his seat with the Board.

 

JB Gordon Jones

            The Treasurer was authorized to return his matriculation fees to Mr Jno B Gordon Jones on his reentering College next fall.

 

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            Mr Hull offered a resolution looking to the sale of the Rock College property which at his own request was laid on the table.

 

            Board adjourned to visit the farm and to meet at 9.30 AM Tomorrow.

 

June 11 1898

            Board met at 9.30 The minutes of the 10th were read and confirmed.

 

Laws & Discipline

            The Committee on Laws and Discipline submitted their report which was considered by sections and adopted excepting sections 9 and 20 which were passed for the present.

 

Night watch     

The report recommends the appointment of a night watchmen by the Prudential Com.

 

Chapter Houses

it disapproves of Chapter houses and places them under the surveillance of the Chancellor and Faculty.

 

AH Patterson

it accepts the resignation of Professor Charbonnier and appoints Prof AH Patterson his successor.

 

CH Herty

it grants leave of absence to Prof CH Herty for a year from June 1899 to visit Europe:

 

Dean of Franklin College

it appoints  Prof. DC Barrow Jr, Dean of Franklin College vice Dean Charbonnier resigned; it continues Mr UB Philips as Fellow in History.

 

Must take elocution

it offers a substitute for the rule requiring students to take elocution;

 

it furnishes Prof Riley’s room.

 

Lustrat

it promotes Instructor Lustrat to a full Professorship;

 

Delegates

it recommends an appropriation to the Military deptmt. and the expenses of delegates to Associations;

 

JM Stephenson

it reappoints Mr JM Stephenson Tutor in English; recommends payment of balance due on boiler in the basement of the dormitory, and

 

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it retains Miss Frierson as librarian and authorizes

 

Asst. Librarian

the Prudential Committee to employ an assistant Librarian to keep the Library open two hours every night,

 

and to light the Library with electric lights;

 

Strahan

it accepts the resignation of Prof Barrow, appoints Prof Strahan his successor and changes the title of his office from Inspector to Superintendent of Buildings and grounds;

 

Sheffield

it accepts the resignation of Instructor Sheffield.

 

it accepts the offer of Hon Wm J Bryan;

 

Mr Dubignon moved that existing vacancies in the Faculty be filled Tuesday morning, which was carried.

 

            Board took recess to hear the Sophomore speakers in the Chapel.

 

            Returning to the Library adjourned till 4. P.M.

 

At 4. P.M. the Board reconvened.

 

Auditing Com.

            Mr Hamilton presented the report of the Auditing Committee which was received and adopted.

 

The Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a Supplemental report which was taken up by sections.

           

Pending discussion, the Board of Visitors appeared and read their report with recommendations as required by law. The report was received and referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            The report under discussion was taken up and adopted.

 

Instructor in Physics.

            It fixes the grade of Prof Patterson’s successor and assistant as Instructor in Physics & Electrical Engineering.

 

Commandant of Cadets

and recommends that Mr Sheffield’s place be filled by the Prudential Committee, and that the appointee shall also be Commandant of Cadets who shall relieve Col Snelling.

 

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Property Committee

The Property Committee made their report which was adopted.

It recommends besides general repairs to property

  $50. for furnishing Historical Library;

  $50. for bringing water upon the Campus;

$100. for general improvement of Campus;

$ __.  (blank) for fitting up third floor of Science Hall;

$ __.  (blank) for furnishing Faculty room; and provides for heating Library Building with Steam and lighting Library room with electricity.

 

            Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M. Monday.

 

June 12th 1898

 

Sermon

The Commencement Sermon was preached in the Chapel by Rev. Professor B.F. Riley.

 

Monday June 13th 1898

 

Board met a 9.30 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 11th were read and confirmed.

 

Messrs Meldrim and Wilkins took their seats with the Board.

 

The Chancellor submitted a list of applicants for loans from the Brown Fund, which was referred to the appropriate Committee.

 

            An inquiry from Prof Barrow as to the duties of the Dean of Franklin College; was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Reports of Professors on the state of their departments were read, pending which the Board took a recess to attend the address before the Literary

 

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Societies by Mr Hugh M Dorsey.

 

            After the conclusion of the reports of officers, the Committee on Laws & Discipline asked leave to amend their report already adopted which was granted and the amended report was adopted.

           

Dates of Resignations

The amendments promote Mr UR Philips from Fellow to Tutor in History, and fix September 15 next as the date for the resignations of Prof Charbonnier and Mr Sheffield and the promotion of Prof Patterson, and Mr Philips, and July 1st as the date of Mr Barrow’s resignation as Inspector.

 

Sale of Rock College

Mr Hull’s resolution was taken from the table and after discussion adopted as follows:

 

Whereas this Board of Trustees did on the 15th day of June 1891 tender to the General Assembly of the State the building known as Rock College valued at $15000. with ten acres of land surrounding it to be used as a State Normal School, and

 

Whereas, the General Assembly did at its next annual session accept the said tender with its conditions, and did subsequently erect buildings and make other improvements upon said property to the value of $20000. and

 

Whereas this Board did on the 13th day of February 1897 set apart five acres of land additional for the same purpose, therefore be it

 

Resolved, that this Board of Trustees are willing to sell to the State the entire property now used for a State Normal School and in addition there to the adjacent land on either side of the public road comprising about 33 acres, in fee simple, with all improvements thereon for the sum of ten thousand dollars (10000.) if the State will give that sum for the same.

 

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Resolved that if this offer shall be accepted the Chairman and Secretary of this Board be and they hereby are empowered to execute good and sufficient titles to the State of Georgia to the property so tendered.

 

Resolved, that all the money received from this sale shall be used in the payment of the balance due on the purchase of the College farm and in the improvement there of.”

 

            Mr Hutchins moved that the Chairman wire Senators Bacon & Clay about exempting bequests to Charitable and educational institutions from the tax bill, which was carried.

 

Finance Report

            The Board took a recess till 4 P.M. Upon reconvening the report of the Finance Committee was taken from the table and as amended, was adopted.

 

            After attending the exercises of the Junior Class in the Chapel, the Board adjourned till 9.30 tomorrow.

 

June 14th 1898

            The Board was called to order at 9.30a.m. Minutes of the 13th were read and confirmed.

Prof. Hunnicutt

 

            Upon motion the Board went into the Committee of the whole to give a hearing to Prof. Hunnicutt.

 

            Mr Gamble, as Chairman of the Committee of the whole which sat on Friday last, reported that it was the sense of the Committee that Prof. J.B. Hunnicutt should retire from the Chair of Agriculture and Horticulture after six months notice.

 

            A motion to lay the report on the table was lost by a vote of 9 to 3.

 

            The following resolution was offered:

 

Resolved that notice is hereby given to Dr

 

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J.B. Hunnicutt that his services will be dispensed with in this institution at the end of six months from this day;

 

            Resolved that a copy of this resolution be furnished to Dr Hunnicutt by our Secretary.

 

            A division was called for and the resolution was adopted, ten voting aye and two, no.

 

            Mr Wilkins was granted leave of absence on account of the illness of Mrs Wilkins.

 

            Board adjourned till 4 P.M.

 

Upon reconvening recommendations by the Faculty of graduate degrees to be conferred on Students of the Senior and Law Classes were submitted though the Chancellor and upon motion the degrees were so conferred as follows:

 

Degrees.

Master of Arts

George M Napier

 

Bachelor of Arts,

Alfred Akerman                                    Clement Akerman                     Judge R Barge

Walter G Basinger                    Chas H Black                           J Ryals Conner, 2nd Honor

RJH DeLoach                          Jno T. Dorsey                           Nat E Harris Jr

Dupree Hunnicutt, 1st Honor                                                     JB Lawrence

WT Martin                               HR Perkins, 2nd Honor

HP Smart Jr                             YL Watson                              CA Weddington

Cruger Westbrook                   Lucius A Whipple,

Hugh H. White                         Benj C. Yancey

 

Bachelor of Science

RP Brightwell                           UH Davenport 2nd Honor

HT Dearing                              CC Harrold 1st Honor

RD Mure                                  BJ Riley Jr.                               WF Upshaw

                                                EE Pomeroy

 

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Bachelor of Engineering

GA Bailey        CA Mize

 

Bachelor of Agriculture

Atturton Seidell

 

Bachelor of Law

JO Adams                                Chas Akerman                         WD Anderson

WM Bailey                               SB Baker                                 SE Bayless

JLP Bernard                             EW Born                                  HH Chandler

WN Colquitt                            WF Crawley                            Harry Dodd

CG Edwards                            HC Erwin                                 BJ Fowler

John Gibson                             SH Gillis                                   HA Goodwin

Geo T Jackson                         WT Johnson                             WT Kelly

AD Kent                                  WB Kent                                 RM Lester

JH Lewis                                  Roy Lewis                                JH McIntosh

TH McKey                              JT Moore                                 JA Perry          

Peter Preer                               CL Smith                                  EE Spurlin

JW Stone                                 WR Teichenor                          WD Tutt

JR Walker                                BWM Wall                              RP White

 

Duties of Dean.

Committee on Laws & Discipline reported as follows: The duties of the Dean of Franklin College are to fill one of the chairs in the University and to preside over the Faculty of Arts; to make an annual report through the Chancellor to the Board of Trustees of the work and condition of the School of Arts with such recommendations as he may deem proper.

 

            The report was adopted.

 

Alumni Society.

A communication was received from the Alumni Society, through its Secretary asking

 

Catalog

  1. That the Trustees would take steps at this current session looking toward the publication of a catalogue of the Alumni in the year 1900. 

 

 

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Bulletin

  1. That the Trustees would publish in July of each year a bulletin giving an account of the State of the University and of its work and life for the year, and send a copy to each alumnus of the University.

 

 

Committee.

Upon motion of Mr Meldrim a Committee to consist of the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, a member of the Faculty to be elected by the Faculty and the Secretary of the Alumni Society, was raised to whom was entrusted the duty of carrying out the wishes of the Alumni.

 

            Mr Fish took his seat with the Board. The Board took a recess to hear the exercises of the Senior and Law Classes in the Chapel and adjourned till 8.30 this evening.

 

Chancellor Bogg’s Resignation.

Upon reconvening the Chairman presented the following Communication to the Board;

            Athens Ga June 14th 1898

            Hon NJ Hammond

            Chairman Board of Trustees,

            Dear Sir,

            It has from the beginning been my purpose to retire from the burdens and cares of the Chancellorship before increasing age should render me at all disqualified for the exercise of the Christian ministry, which is my chosen vocation.

 

            Time is slipping by and I feel it best to name a date when my resignation may go into effect. I therefore tender it to take effect twelve months hence. This will allow time for you to find a suitable successor and for me to find employment.

 

            Yours faithfully

            Wm E Boggs.

 

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Mr Simmons offered the following:

 

            Resolved that the resignation of Dr Wm E Boggs of the office of Chancellor of this institution dated the 14th instant, be said is hereby accepted to take effect at the end of Commencement day 1899.

Resolved that a copy hereof be furnished the Chancellor by our Secretary.

 

            The resolution was adopted.

 

Hugh N Starnes

Mr Hammond offered the following – Mr Dubignon in the Chair:

 

            Resolved that Hugh N Starnes be and he is hereby elected to the Chair of Agriculture and Horticulture, his term to begin at the expiration of the term of Prof. Hunnicutt.

 

            Resolved 2nd that the Prudential Committee be and they are hereby authorized to put said Starnes in possession of the farm at such time prior to January 1899 as may be needful to enable him to properly begin the operations of the next year. Resolved that the pay of Said Starnes for any time this year be at the rate of $166.66 per month, that being one twelfth of the annual salary of the office.

 

            The resolution was adopted.

 

The sections passed over in the report of the Committee on Laws & Discipline were taken up and adopted.

 

J.B. Lawrence

            The Board went into the election of a Tutor in Greek and Latin. Tutors were appointed and upon counting the ballots it appeared that Mr Jas B. Lawrence was elected.

 

            The filling the Instructorship in Physics was then taken up. Tellers were appointed and upon counting

 

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UH Davenport

the ballots it appeared that Mr UH Davenport was elected, and the Chair so announced.

 

            Mr Simmons submitted the report of the Committee on Branch Colleges which was adopted and the Board adjourned till 9.30 am tomorrow.

 

June 15

Board was called to order at 9.30.

 

Minutes of the 14th were read and confirmed.

 

Hon degrees

            Mr Meldrim nominated Rev I Pellendez of Savannah for the degree of D.D. and Hon HJ Lewis by letter, Prof GF Oliphant for A.M.

           

Brown beneficiaries

            Both were laid over under the rules. Committee on Brown Fund submitted their report appointed as beneficiaries the following young men:

 

JT Moore appointed by Julius L. Brown

 

Hamilton McWhorter appointed by George M Brown

 

WL Wooten appointed by Jas. M Brown

 

DJ Myers ,                   BD Watkins,                Keiffer Lindsey

JC Brand,                     Fair Dodd,                   WR Ritchie

EA Duke,                     Geo Eusher,                 Chas H. Stary

Isham P Ross,              Benj T. Smith,              Paul H. Doyal

 

and AJ McBride, as the appointee of Elijah A Brown provided McBride shall stand his examinations and rise with his class, if not then

Conyers Fite as the appointee of Elijah A Brown.

 

The report was adopted.

 

AJ Ritchie

The Treasurer was authorized to pay Mr AJ Ritchie $17.50 balance due him on his loan for 1897-98, out of the unappropriated balance of the income of the Brown Fund.

 

 

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Georgian.

An account of  “the Georgian” of $25. for advertisement for the past year was presented and refused because no authority had been given for its insertion. A motion by Mr Meldrim that $25 be paid the Georgian for a full page advertisement for the ensuing year was carried.

 

            Board took a recess to hear the address of Rev. P.S. Henson D.D. in the Chapel before the graduating class.

 

            Returning to the Library, the minutes were read and confirmed and the Board adjourned Sine die.

 

            AL Hull

            Secretary

 

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University of Georgia,

Athens, Ga June 15th 1899.

 

The Trustees met today in annual session today at 1 o’clock P.M.

 

            Present, Messrs SR Atkinson, Bacon, Cobb, Harris, Hull, MacIntyre, Meldrim, McDaniel, Screven, Simmons, & Persons.

 

            A quorum being present, Mr MacIntyre was called to the chair, and the session was opened with prayer by Chancellor Boggs.

 

            The minutes of the last session were read for information.

 

            The hours for meeting and adjournment were fixed for 9a.m. and 1P.M. and 4 P.M. and 6 P.M.

 

            Board took recess till 4 P.M.

 

            Upon reconvening Messrs W.Y. Atkinson, Gamble, Felton, Hutchins, Howell and Governor Candler took their seats.

 

Chancellors Report

            Chancellor Boggs read his annual report which was received and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline to be appointed.

 

            The hour immediately after reading the minutes tomorrow morning was fixed for receiving the Committee from the State Teacher’s Association.

 

Election of Chairman

            The Board then went into the election of a Chairman to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Chairman Hammond.

 

Mr Felton nominated Hon HD McDaniel for the unexpired term and for two years from the close of this session.

 

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There were no other nominations and the Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the Board for Mr McDaniel, who was declared elected and thereafter took the Chair.

 

            Messrs Fish and Lewis were excused from attendance on this session.

 

Chancellorship

            Mr Harris moved that the matter of filling the Chancellorship be taken up Saturday morning immediately after the reading of the minutes. Carried.

 

Committee on Farm

Mr Hull:

            Resolved that the rules for the government of the Trustees as published on page 114. ¶ 11, in the manual, be so amended as that a standing Committee on the Farm shall be raised consisting of three members of the Board. Adopted.

 

Clarke Howell

Notice was accepted of the appointment of Hon Clarke Howell to the vacancy caused by the death of Hon N.J. Hammond.

 

Messrs Screven & MacIntyre

            It appearing that Messrs John Screven and AJ MacIntyre were duly appointed and confirmed as members of this Board to succeed themselves, and that through some error in the Executive office Messrs WA Wilkins and JL Hand were subsequently appointed to fill the places supposed to have been made vacant by the expiration of the terms of Messrs Screven and MacIntyre, and that Messrs. Wilkins and Hand were present as members of this Board at its last session, this statement is spread upon the minutes in order that the facts may be made to appear to account for their absence, and for the presence of Messrs. Screven and MacIntyre.

 

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Committees

 

The Chair appointed the following Committees:

 

Laws & Discipline – Screven, Hutchins, Bacon

 

Branch Colleges – Persons, Meldrim, W.Y. Atkinson

 

Brown Scholarship – Meldrim, SR Atkinson, Howell

 

Invitations – W.Y. Atkinson, Howell, DuBignon

 

Auditing: Harris, SR Atkinson, Persons

 

Farm: Gamble, Simmons, Persons

 

Property: Gamble vice Hamilton absent.

 

Finance, Hutchins vice McDaniel and MacIntyre vice Lewis absent

 

            Adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Board met at 9. A.M.

 

Minutes of the 15th were read and approved. Mr Hamilton was excused from attendance on account of sickness

 

Soph Speakers

            Mr Screven from the committee on Laws & Discipline reported in favor of permitting Messrs Roy Powell and Jno. L. Callaway to declaim with the Sophomore Speakers from which they had been excluded on account of a technical objection. Adopted.

 

Teacher’s Association

            The Committee from the State Teacher’s Association appeared before the Board and requested that the University be opened to the Teacher’s of Georgia during the summer months.

 

            Upon motion of Mr Howell a Committee of three was appointed to consider the matter and report to the Board.

 

            The Chair appointed Messrs Howell, W.Y. Atkinson and Cobb.

 

Women’s Clubs

            A communication from the Federation of Women’s Clubs was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Mr Meldrim presented a report from the College for Colored Youths which was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            Mr Felton moved that the request from the Women’s Clubs be referred to a special Committee Carried. The Chair appointed Messrs Felton, SR Atkinson and Simmons.

 

Finance Report

            Mr Hull submitted the Finance Report which was received and laid on the table for the present.

 

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Titles and Land

Mr Hull:

            “Resolved that in the case of such sales of land as have been made or may hereafter be made by the order of this Board, the title shall be conveyed by deed signed by the Chairman and attested by the Secretary of this Board with the seal of the University attached thereto.                     Adopted.

 

Com. on Property

Reports of Officers were read and referred to appropriate Committees.

 

The Committee on Property made their report which was received and adopted.

 

Attendance on Prayers

Mr Cobb;

            Resolved that attendance on daily prayer service of the University be made voluntary by the members of the Senior and Law Classes, and upon all Students taking Post Graduate Courses.

 

            Referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Board took recess till 4 P.M.

 

On reconvening Messrs Fish Lewis and DuBignon took their Seats.

 

Mess Hall

Mr Cobb,

            Resolved that a special Committee of three be appointed to visit and inspect the mess Hall and confer with the managers of the same and report the success of the experiment for the past year.           Adopted.

The Chair appointed Messrs Simmons, Meldrim and Harris.

 

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NJ Hammond

Mr Hull

            Resolved that a blank page in these minutes be inscribed to the memory of Hon N.J. Hammond with the dates of his birth and death.

                        Adopted.

 

Summer School.

Mr Howell from the Special Committee on the request of the Teachers Association made a report which was adopted.

 

            It authorizes the faculty to provide for a summer course of not less than eight weeks and submit the plan to the Board at a meeting to be called by the Chairman for the purpose. The Teachers Association is invited to confer with the Faculty in preparing the scheme.

 

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and approved.

 

LH Charbonnier          

Mr Meldrim.

            Resolved that the Secretary be instructed to acknowledge the Communication from Prof LH Charbonnier and that this Board appreciates his donation of valuable diagrams and accepts them with pleasure.                       Adopted

 

Assessment for paving

Mr Hull

Resolved that a Committee be appointed to report to this Board whether the University is liable for the assessment for paving done by the City of Athens.

            The Chair appointed Messrs Harris, SR Atkinson and Gamble.

 

            Board adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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June 17th 1899

 

Board met at 9 a.m.

 

Minutes of the 16th were read and approved.

 

Tech School.

            The report from the Technological School was made by Mr Harris and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

           

Chancellorship.

            The regular order for the hour being the Consideration of the Chancellorship, Mr Hull moved that the Board go into the Committee of the whole which was agreed to, Mr Screven being called to the Chair.

 

Adjourned meeting.

The Committee of the whole rose and reported that the election of a Chancellor be postponed to a meeting to be held in the Capital in Atlanta Thursday July 13th at 3 o’clock P.M.

            The report was adopted.

 

Board of Visitors.

The Board of Visitors appeared before the Trustees and submitted their recommendations as required by law, which were referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Messrs Fish and Lewis were excused from further attendance on the session.

 

The report of the President of the No. Ga. A&M College was read and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Dr Felton offered the following:

 

Whereas many branches of science now taught in the University are essential to the obtaining of the degree of Bachelor of Agriculture, and are compulsory upon

 

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all students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Arts

 

Agriculture Compulsory

            Be it ordered that attendance upon the lectures of the Professors of Agriculture be also made compulsory upon all students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and the Chancellor shall be instructed to assign proper time in each week to either the Junior or Senior Classes necessary to make the Chair or Agriculture efficient and reputable in the curriculum of this University.”

 

            Referred to a special Committee to confer with the Faculty – Messrs. W.Y. Atkinson, Meldrim & Persons.

 

Messrs Howell, Bacon & SR Atkinson were granted leave of absence till Monday.

 

Dr Boggs

Mr Cobb,

            Resolved that Dr William E Boggs be invited to occupy the Chancellor’s residence so long as it may be convenient to him or until it shall be required for the use of the University.

            Adopted unanimously.

 

Dr Riley

Mr Dubignon,

            Resolved that the notice required by the rules is hereby given that the Chair of Rhetoric and English Literature is declared vacant six months from date.

 

            The resolution was made the special order for Monday at 9.30 A.M.

 

Board adjourned till 9 AM Monday.

 

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June 19th 1899

Board met at 9 AM.

 

Minutes of the 18th were read and approved.

 

Dr Walden

            The commencement Sermon on yesterday was preached by Rev. J.W. Walden D.D. of Athens.

 

            Mr Hamilton took his seat with the Board. Mr DuBignon moved that the regular order be displaced and and (sic) that the resolution offered by him be made the special order for 9.30 AM tomorrow which was agreed to.

 

Laws & Discipline

Mr Screven from the Committee on Laws and Discipline made a report which was considered by sections and adopted.

 

Prayers

It refuses to make attendance of prayers voluntary.

 

Agent

It recommends that an agent be employed to travel the State in the interests of the University.

 

Schedule.

It adopts the Schedule for degrees as recommended in the Chancellors report.

 

EL Griggs

It makes permanent the appointment of Mr EL Griggs as Commandant of Cadets

 

John Morris

It grants Prof. John Morris leave to spend a year in Europe.

 

HN Starnes

It endorses the plans of Prof. Starnes.

 

Field Day

It discontinues “Field Day” as a holiday.

 

Physical Director

It authorizes a Committee of the Faculty to perform the duties of Physical Director during Prof Herty’s absence.

 

DuBose

A complaint from Mr Marion DuBose of the Professor of English and his request that he be granted the graduate degree of A.M. was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

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            The use of the Library room was granted to the Alumni Society for tomorrow.

 

Nightwatch

Mr Cobb,

            Resolved that the Authorities controlling the employment of the night watchman be given the discretion to employ students to do that work.

            Adopted.

 

The Board took a recess to attend the exercises in the Chapel.

 

Returning to the Library.

 

Farm.

Mr Gamble made a report from the Committee on the farm which was adopted.

 

It recommends that 40 acres of land south of the farm be purchased by the University.

 

It recommends that $1000 be appropriated for work and improvements on the farm for the next year and that monthly bulletins of his work be issued by the Prof of Agriculture.

 

The Chair appointed Messrs Cobb, Hamilton and Harris, a committee to confer with the Chancellor and heads of departments on promotions and appointment of assistants.

 

At 4 P.M. Board proceeded to the Chapel to hear the Sophomore declaimers and afterwards adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Inscribed to the Memory

 

of

 

Hon. Nathaniel J. Hammond

 

Born December 26th 1834.

 

Elected Trustee of the University of Georgia

July 1872

 

Died in Atlanta Georgia

April 20 1899.

 

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Board met at 9. A.M.

 

Minutes of the 19th were read and approved.

 

The regular order was displaced at the request of Mr Dubignon.

 

DuBose

            Mr Screven reported from the Committee on Laws & Discipline, denying the request of Mr DuBose that the degree of AM be conferred upon him. The report was adopted.

 

Mr Bacon

Acting Chancellor

            Resolved that in the absence of the Chancellor the Dean of Franklin College shall perform the duties of the Chancellor.                   Adopted.

 

Mr DuBignon called up his resolution and after some discussion, he requested that it might be withdrawn, which was agreed to.

 

Study of Agriculture

       The special Committee on Dr Felton’s resolution reported recommending that

 

  1. The Faculty publish prominently the work in the school of agriculture.

 

  1. That immediate publication be made of the Curricula for degrees of A.B. and B.S.

 

  1. That all academic students, preferably those in the Senior Class be required to attend lectures in Agriculture.

 

The report was adopted.

 

The secretary was directed to have the report published if without cost.

 

The report of the Auditing Committee was submitted, read and adopted.

 

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Supplement to Manual

By Mr Harris

Resolved that the Prudential Committee be requested to prepare and have published a Supplement to the Manual giving the acts of the Legislature affecting the University and its Branches passed since the date of issue of the last Manual as well as the rules and changes in the Manual.

            Adopted.

 

Bulletin

Mr Hull reported progress of the Committee on the Alumni Bulletin and Catalogue and was given further time.

 

            Board took recess till 4 P.M.

 

Branch Colleges

At 4 proceeded to the Chapel to hear the orations of the Junior Class and upon returning Mr Persons reported from the Committee on Branch Colleges. The report was adopted.

 

Promotions

Mr Cobb for the Special Committee on promotions recommended that the tutor in Greek be retained and that Mr Jas B Lawrence be reappointed and that UB Philips be reappointed Tutor in History and assistant Librarian at the same salary. Adopted.

 

Admitting Women

Mr Screven from the Special Committee on the request from the Federation of Women’s Clubs made a report recommending that no steps be taken at this time to admit women.

            The report was adopted.

 

 

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Upon the recommendation of the Chancellor and Faculty graduate degrees were conferred as follows:

Bachelor of Arts.

Graduates.

AJ Ritchie                                 L Haas                                                 HS Walden

GG Boner                                MS Haas                                  DB Heidt Jr.

AP Adams                               FM Hailey                                MM Hirsch

WS Blun                                  CR Hardee                               TB Johnson

RM Charlton                            TM Hicks                                 DV Hopps

LA Cothran                              L Morris 1st Honor

PH Doyal                                 OA Partridge                            AB Blackshear

Garrard Glen                            KD Sanders 2nd Honor

WA Thompson                         TA Denmark                            GD Perdue

 

Bachelor of Science

HR Adair                                 Harry Hull                                RW Rucker Jr

A Seidell                                  JB Thompson                           JB Sullivan

 

Master of Arts

Ulrich B. Philips

 

Bachelor of Law

JJE Anderson                           TC Atkinson                             JC Bernard

A Bonds                                               TL Bowden                              RP Brightwell

JT Brown                                 ZL Cobb                                  BJ Dasher

R Falligant                                EW Graham                             CV Hohenstein

GT Holmes                               D Hunnicutt                              IL Jenkins

RP Jones                                  WH Krauss                              RW Lillard

LL Linden                                TM Linton                                HH Little

WG Love                                 DA Loyless                              CD McKinney

CB Marshall                             JW Mason                               EE Pomeroy

NM Reynolds                           AS Richardson                         Orrin Roberts

EW Schaefer                            WA Sims                                 LJ Steele

RJ Travis                                  Cruger Westbrook                   BC Yancey

 

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Brown Fund.

The report of the Finance Committee was taken from the table and as amended was adopted

 

            Committee on Brown Scholarship Fund reported the following loans:

To Students at Dahlonega $1000.

 

to H. McWhorter Jr appointed by Geo M Brown.

WL Wooten                 “          Jos. M Brown

CA Fite                                    “          Elijah Brown

L.D Griffis                    “          Julius L Brown

 

JC Brand,         Fair Dodd        EA Duke

IP Goss                        K Lindsay        DJD Myers

WR Ritchie       BJ Smith           Claude H Story

GE Usher         BD Watkins     EW Ragsdale

RJ Aderhold     Russell Gould   Norwood Oxford

JL Echols and   R Lawler          $125. each

WC Hill                                                $115.

JA Usher                                  $100.

 

            The report was adopted.

 

            Board adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 21 1899

Board met at 9. AM

 

Georgian

Minutes of the 20th were read and approved. Upon motion of Mr Hamilton the Secretary was authorized to insert a page advertisement in the Georgian at $25. when the state of the funds permit.

 

Election of Sec. & Treas.

            The term of office of the Secretary and Treasurer expiring with this session, Mr AL Hull was nominated for his own successor for four years from date and the Chairman declared him duly elected to the office.

 

Honorary Degrees.

The Committee on Honorary Degrees reported the following:

 

On Rev. Hugh K. Walker of Los Angeles California and Rev IP Mendez of Savannah, Ga the degree of Doctor of Divinity.

 

On Miss Julia A. Flisch, Milledgeville, Ga Prof. JC Woodward Newnan Ga, Prof CT Oliphant Greensboro, Ga the degree of Master of Arts

 

Mess Hall

The report was adopted.

The Report of the Special Committee on the Mess Hall was read and adopted.

 

Senator Morrill

Resolutions of respects to Hon Justin L Morrill were presented by Mr Howell and adopted by the Board.

 

Dr Boggs.

The Salary of Chancellor Boggs was ordered paid up to July 1st.

 

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The following communication was read by the Secretary:

 

June 21, 1899

To the Board of Trustees

University of Georgia

Resignation of Dr Riley

 

Gentlemen,

            I hereby tender my resignation of the Chair of Rhetoric and English Literature to take effect at the close of the session of 1899-1900.

            Very respectfully

            B.F. Riley

 

Upon motion the resignation of Prof Riley was accepted

 

 

JM Stephenson

Mr Cobb

Resolved that the tutor in English be retained and that Mr Jas M Stephenson be appointed to the position.

            Adopted

 

Board took recess to attend the exercises of the graduating class at the Chapel.

 

Hon Degree.

On returning Mr Bacon nominated

Rev FK Reese of Macon for the degree of D.D. Laid over for one year.

 

The minutes were read and approved and the Board adjourned till July 13th at 3.P.M. at the Capitol in Atlanta.

 

            A.L. Hull

            Secretary.

 

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Atlanta, GA July 13th 1899

The Board met pursuant to adjournment every member being present.

 

            The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr Hamilton.

 

Account of City of Athens

            Mr Harris for the Special Committee to consider the claim of the City of Athens, reported recommending the payment of $138.36/100 for work done on the campus, but denying the charges for paving the sidewalk. The report was adopted.

 

Local Farmer’s Institute

Mr Gamble for the Committee on Farm made a supplemental report recommending the establishment of a localized Farmer’s Institute in connection with the College Farm. The report was adopted.

 

Committee to Nominate

            Resolved that a Committee of three of which the Chairman of this Board shall be a member be appointed who shall be charged with the duty of presenting to the Board at its next meeting the names of suitable persons to fill the chair of English, with all the information relative to their fitness for the position, and the election shall be held at that meeting.             Adopted.

Committee: McDaniel, Harris, Screven.

 

Board then went into the Committee of the whole to consider the election of a Chancellor, with Governor Candler in the Chair.

           

Election of Chancellor Hill.

The Committee rose and reported through its Chairman recommending that Mr Walter B Hill of Macon, Georgia, be elected Chancellor. The report was unanimously adopted and the Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the Board for Mr. Hill. This was done and Mr Hill was declared elected Chancellor.

 

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Chair of Moral Philosophy

Mr Howell:

            Resolved that the duties of the Chair of Mental and Moral Philosophy be attached to the office of the Chancellor until further order of this Board. Mr Hull offered as a substitute that the Board go into an election of Professor of Moral Philosophy. Carried. Gov Candler moved that the vote be reconsidered for the purpose of letting the matter go over till the next meeting of the Board. Carried. Mr Howell’s motion was then put on its passage and carried.

 

Nomination for Honorary degree

Mr Harris nominated Rev W.W. Pinson for the degree of Doctor of Divinity

            Laid over under the rules.

 

Mr Atkinson moved that a committee of five be appointed to confer with the new chancellor on a readjustment of duties in the Faculty and report at the next meeting of the Board. Carried.

The Chair appointed

            W.Y. Atkinson, Cobb, Hull, Meldrim, Hutchins.

 

Adjourned.

 

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Atlanta, Ga October 27 1899

Pursuant to a call by the Chairman the Board met today in the Capital, present Messrs. Bacon, Barnes, Candler, Gober, Harris, Howell, Hull, Hutchins, Fish, McDaniel, MacIntyre, Meldrim, Turner, Lewis, Simmons, Persons. Messrs Cobb and Screven were excused.

 

Chancellor Hill opened the meeting with prayer. The special object for which the meeting was called was stated by the Chair, viz: to receive the report of the Faculty on a scheme for a Summer School.

 

Summer School

The report was read and the full scheme was explained in detail and after a full discussion was adopted by the Board. The Committee provided for by the resolution of June 1899 to procure the necessary appropriation from the Legislature, was appointed. Simmons, Chm. Howell, Gober, Fish, Harris.

 

Chancellor’s duties

The report of the Committee appointed to confer with the Chancellor on a readjustment of his duties was presented, pending the discussion of which the Board took a recess until 3 P.M.

Upon reconvening the report as amended was adopted.

 

It relieves the Chancellor of the duty of teaching Pschiology (sic), permits him to teach Ethics, and lecture to the Law Class, and empowers him to appoint an assistant to take the work in psycology (sic) for $500 until the end of the present session.

 

The following offer from Chancellor W.B. Hill was addressed to Hon Howell Cobb and

 

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submitted to the board.

 

Offer of Books by Chancellor Hill

My dear Sir

            I beg to submit the following offer of my law library for the use of the Law School of the University (retaining title to the books) I will deposit in the Law Building my Law Library consisting of the American Decisions, American Reports, English Commons Law Reports, English Chancery Reports, various State Reports and various text books provided:

 

  1. The Law School of each year during which the deposit continues will elect a Librarian and agree to make good any loss of the books. I would look to the Law Class alone and not in any way to the University for reimbursement of any loss. Several members of the present class have indicated that they would be glad to meet this condition.

 

  1. Provided further that arrangements be made to put the books in cases having doors with suitable locks. As the library is intended for consultation of authorities, it is not contemplated that the books are to be removed from the building.

 

  1. Insurance to be carried in the general policy of the University.

 

I here with also tender to the University Library, (irrespective of the above proposition) for the use of the Law School about twenty five volumes of very early English Reports, in black letter, which possess considerable antiquarian interest; this tender being unconditional and conveying the title.

 

            Very respectfully

            Walter B. Hill

 

Upon Motion of Mr Meldrim, the offer of Chancellor was accepted; the thanks of the Board were tendered to him and it was ordered that the cases for the books be made and paid for out of any unappropriated funds of the University.

 

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Atlanta October 27 1899

 

State Geologist

Mr Meldrim offered the following:

Resolved that his Excellency the Governor be requested by special message to invite the consideration of the General Assembly to the desirability and practicability of making the State Geologist ex officio the Professor of Geology in the University of Ga.

 

            Referred to Committee consisting of Messrs Meldrim, Gober & Harris, to report at next annual meeting.

 

By Mr Hull,

            Resolved that the term of office of the Professor of English now to be elected, begin September 1st 1900. Adopted.

 

The Board then went into the Committee of the Whole, with Governor Candler in the Chair.

 

Election of Prof RE Park Jr.

The Committee rose and the Chairman reported that the Committee recommended that Mr Robert E. Park Jr. of LaGrange, Georgia, be elected to fill the Chair of English upon the retirement of Professor Riley. The report was adopted, and the Secretary was upon motion, directed to cast the ballot of the Board for Mr Park, which was done.

           

Dr Boggs’ furnace

Mr Harris for the Committee on Property recommended that the furnace and the wires for electric lights in the Chancellor’s residence, which were put in by Ex Chancellor Boggs at his own expense and are his private property, be purchased for the University for the sum of One hundred dollars. Adopted.

 

            The Committee appointed to visit the Legislature was further empowered to ask for an appropriation sufficient to carry on the work in the Agricultural Chair as contemplated in the scheme adopted by the Board on July 13th.

 

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Dr HH Carlton, Representatives from Clarke County, appeared before the Board in explanation of some contemplated legislation, which however did not require any action by the Board.

 

There being no other business, the Board adjourned.

           

            AL Hull Secretary