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698 COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES.
MISSOURI UNIVERSITY, MO.
This institution, founded in 1840, is located at Columbia. It numbers 12 instructors, and about
50 students; 26 had graduated in 1850. Library about 1200 volumes. Commencement is on the
fourth Thursday in August. Its president is John H. Lathrop, A. M.
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE, MI.
This college is located at Clinton. Our information respecting it is not full. Commencement is
on the last Thursday in July. Rev. C. Parrish president.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE, MD.
This institution is under the direction of the Roman Catholics. It was established in 1809, by
Dr. Dubois, afterwards Roman Catholic bishop of New York. In 1830 it was incorporated as a
college. It is situated in a romantic spot at the foot of a branch of the Blue Ridge Mountains, two
miles from the village of Emmetsburg, in Frederick co., 50 miles from Baltimore, and 60 from Wash-
ington. The number of instructors given as connected with the institution is 24, a small part of
whom only are professors. In 1850 the number of students was 126; and of alumni, 137. The
library contains 4000 volumes. Commencement is on the last Wednesday in June. John McCaf-
frey, A. M., is the president.
NORWICH UNIVERSITY, VT.
This institution, located in the town of Norwich, on Connecticut River, opposite to Dartmouth
College, was first opened in 1820 as the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy.''
Subsequently its character was changed to that of a college, under the patronage of the denomination
of Universalists. The building is of brick, 100 feet by 40, four stories high, containing 3 lecture
rooms, and 42 rooms for students. Volumes in the library, about 1400. Students in 1850, 59 ;
alumni, 100. The president is Rev. Edward Bowers. Commencement, Thursday next after third
Wednesday in August.
OAKLAND COLLEGE, MI.
Founded at Oakland, in 1830. Instructors, 6; students in 1850, 64; alumni, 83 ; 6000 volumes in
the libraries. Commencement is on the first Thursday in April. Rev. Robert L. Stanton is
OBERLIN COLLEGE, O.
This institution was founded at Oberlin, in 1834. In 1850 it had 66 students. It has a female
department, the pupils of which are not included in the above enumeration. They may, however,
pursue the same course, and be admitted to the same college honors with the young men. The
number of instructors employed is 12; the number of alumni, 199, of whom 130 are reported as
having entered the ministry. The libraries contain 4200 volumes. Commencement is on the fourth
Wednesday in August.
OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY, GA.
This institution was incorporated in 1836. It is located at Milledgeville. It had 5 instructors in
1850, and 45 students. Its library has about 4500 volumes. Commencement is on the Wednesday
succeeding the second Monday in November. Samuel K. Talmage is president.
OHIO UNIVERSITY, O.
This institution was founded in 1804. It is located at Athens, and is supported mainly by the
income accruing from two townships of land, given by Congress for that purpose. It has 5 instruct-
ors and 145 alumni. In 1850 it had only 18 students. The libraries contain 5500 volumes. Com-
mencement is on the first Wednesday in AugusJjj Rev. Alfred Ryors, D. D., is the president.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, O.
This institution is located at Delaware. It was founded in 1842, and is under the direction of the
Methodists. It has 6 instructors, and in 1850 had 38 students. Libraries, 2800 volumes. Com-
mencement is on the last Wednesday in July. Rev. Edward Thompson, D. D., is president.
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE, PA.
This institution is located at Gettysburg, in Adams co. It is under the direction of the Evangeli-
cal Lutheran denomination, who have also a theological seminary at the same place. It was incor-
porated in 1832. In 1850 it had 6 instructors and 76 students. It had graduated 146. It has,
likewise, a department for preparatory instruction, with quite a large number of pupils. Its libraries
contain about 6000 volumes. A medical faculty connected with this college was established at Phil-
adelphia in 1839. It is furnished with 7 professors, and has commodious buildings upon Filbert,
above Eleventh Street. The medical lectures commence in the middle of October. The degree of
M. D. is conferred by the medical faculty at Philadelphia, as authorized by a special act of the
A Gazetteer of the United States of America by John Hayward.
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