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Board of Ed11catioIl. HIS HIS

















'W ol'cester.









Framingham. LL.D., Secretary ancl Treasurel路.






D.D., Assistant Seentm路y.

D., Geneml Agent.

A.:M:., Agent.

Dil'ector of Al路t Eclu('ation.



Board of V isitors. JOliN







ALBER'l' Rhetoric;












Civil Pulity English Botany; Composition.






Latin; French; Gel路man.

BA IWE'l'T n. Al'ithmPtic;



ELIZA B. Physiulogy;







CLARA A. Algebl'a;




MARY Geography;




Vocal iJtIusic;





Teacher of Elon!t'lon.




I' I StllclelltS.



-,-~d -vaIlced



vVellington Depuy, Tecumsch, Mich. Clarence Boylston, Duxbnry. George G. Ellwards, N. 1l1idllleboro'. John B. Giftord, Westport. Eli S. Sanderson, Newton Centre. - 5.



Katie Bassett, Bridgewater. Katherine VV. Cushing, Cambridge. Emma M. Outter, Jaffrey, N H. Annie J. Fairchild, .Fail路haven.

Gcrtrulle Eo Hale. Peterboro,' N.n. Sarah A. Jones. W. Scituate. Ellith Leonard, Bridgewater. I Clara C. Pl'ince, Chelsea. - S.


Se:nior Class. GEXTLE3lEX.

Daniel J. Bakie. Kingston, N.H. George Evans, Freetown. Herbert L. Morse, Sherbol'l1.

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Katharine C. Allen. New Bellforll. Nellie W. Allen, Scituate. Martha P. Ames. Brill,gewatcr. Mary E. Austin. New Beclrord. Martha A. Braley. Middleboro'. Ella L. Bush, Provincetown. Mary J. Collingwood. Plymouth. Annie E. Damon, Bernard~ton. Isabella G. Driscoll. Ranllolph. Lucy V. Evans, Tivcrton. R. r.

L. Eliot Packard, Broc],toll. Georg'e W. Pratt. E. Milldleuoro'. Geo. E vVales, N. Abington. - G.


Sarah L. Harris, E. Dedham. Mary A. Higginbottom, N. East路oll. Alice L. Lanman, Plymouth Addie S. ~Iitchell, Provincetown. Anna L. Noyes. Abington. Lucretia N. ::lmith, New Bedford. Frances M. Talbott, Lowell. Jerusha B. Thomas, Plymouth. Abbie M. WiswalJ. Newton CentrC'. ~L B. mchardson, E. Mcdway.-20.




Sub-Senior Olass. G "E;\"TL E)I EN".

Charles F. Cole, Wellfleet. Bradforu W. Drake, Stoughton.


George P. Rich, Charlton. Clarence E. Wheeler, Rockland.-4


Eudora M. Allen, Berkley. Serena Bailey, Haverhill. Julia R. Burt, Berkley. Lucy E. Carruth, Petersham. ]<'aunie A. Comstock, Somerville. Alletta F. Dean, Mansfield. Eliza L. Doull. New Bedforu. Jnlia M:. Drew, Briugewater. Lucy E. Gassett, Bdugewuter. Alice Gray, Stoughton. Mary A. Gregory, Saudwicb. Sophia A. Wilbur,

Lillie A. Hicks E. Bddgewater. Lois E. Jenkins, S. Braintree. Dolary M. M. Leonard, Bridgewater. Minnie '1'. J~ewis, E. Falmouth. Sarah E. Lyoll, E. Bridgewater. J~mma F. Manson. Scitnate. Abbie L. Marble, Somerset. Mary E. Peckham, Petersham. EUen F. Regan, Attleborongh. Mary A. Wadsworth, Bridgewater. Abbie J. Wheeler, Fitchbnrg. Plympton. - 2B.

Ex-Junior Olass. Charles L. Prince, Chelsea. George O. Smith, Randolph. Arthur C.'Vadsworth, Bridgewater. Henry R. Whidden, Fisherville,N.H.

Zem.ira Baker, West Deunis. Nelson Freeman, Milton, N.S. 1I0ratio D. Newton, Chatham. Louis A. Pratt, North Abington. 8

Mary E. Anderson, Acworth, N.lI. Elva 'V. Andrew. Dam'ers Ida E. Andrews, ",Vest Bddgewater. Elvira '1'. Atkinson. Rochester. Anna S. Benson, Bridgewater. Caroline E. Brown. New Bedforu. Augusta Bunker, Nantucket.. Clara E. Delano, New Bedford. Georgie L Dike, Stoneham. Clara A. Emerton, Ioscow, }Ie. Emma L. FaITiugton, Everett. Mary C. Fisher, Walpole, N.H. Helen W. Winslow,

Matilda O. Gamans, Ea~t Falmonth. Aline E. Gardner, Boston. Sarah C. Gardner, West Scituate. lIattie E. Gove, \Yashington, D.C. MelvinaJ. Hammond.Lewiston.l\1e. Mary L. HoIIllC~, South Plymo路uth. .Florence C.JUorsc,",Vashiugton,D.C. Caroline E. Morse. Quincy. Mary E. Reed, Middleboro'. Susan A. 'Yalker, Grantville. Mary Walton, Livermore, Me. Anna D. Wickes, ew Beuford. Freetown. - 215.



Junior Olass. GENTLEMEN.

Walter Keyes. East Princeton. Horace Packard, West Bridgewater. James Roche, Bridgewater. Warren A. Rodman, ·Wellfleet.

Roger Sherman, Middletown, R. 1. Edward P. Shute, Windham Depot, Caleb Slade, Acushnet. [N.R. Julius H. Tuttle, West Acton. - 8.



Clara B. Alden, Fairhaven. Ella F. Ball, Hollis, N. H. Anna F. Bass, Boston. Annie M. Barney, N. Swansea. Lilian Bryant, l£. Bridgewater. Georgiana Bullene, Hingham. Emeline B. Cary, Medway. Edith S. Copeland, W. Bridgewater. Elizabeth H. Cotting', Meredith, N.H. Julia F. Cutter, Pelham, . H. Cynthia B. Draper, E. Brookfield. Carrie E. Ellis, Vineland, N.J. Flora B. Goodwin, Norway, .Me. Hattie D. Hall, Yarmouth. Esther'!'. Hamblin, W. Falmouth. Myra. C. Harding, 8. Chatham. Edith E. Williams,

Amelia Hearsey, Charlestown. Emily J. Herrick, Stoughton. }\ilary E. Hewett, Auburn. l£liza C. Howland, Fairlmven. Annie D. Johnson, Worcester. Emeline F. Jacobs, Scituate. Mary H. Kelly, Nantucket. Ellen M. Lovering, Medfield. Clara 1. Metcalf, Norfolk. Clara L. Oyler, Black Hawk, Col. Emma J. Purdy, Stoughton. Ida H. Sanborn, Quincy. Lyllia H. Tappan, Fairhaven. Abbie C. Thayer, Weymouth. Anua Wheeler, W. Brid~ewater. Lucy Y. Wilber, Milford. N. Easton. - 33.

Sumn1.ary. Advanced Course, . Senior Class, . Sub-Senior Class, Ex-Junior Class, Junior Class, . Number Ladies, 109; Number Ladies, 141;

13 26 27 33 41

of pupils in attendance the present term: Gentlemen, 31, '1'otal, 140. of different pupils during the past year: Gentlemen, 40; Total. 181.

State N Orll'lal Scllool, Bridgewater, Mass.

This institution is one of the foul' State Normal Schools under the direction of the Massachusetts Board of Education. It was established by the Co mlUonwealth. with the eo-operation of the citizens of Bridgewater. and the first class was received September V, 18-10, 'rhe number of difI'erent pupils since its establishment has been two thousand one hundred fourteen; of these, twelve hundred fifty-nine have completed the prescribed course of study, and received certineates or diplomas.

Oonditions of


Gentlemen applying for admission mnst be at least seventeen years of age; ladies, sixteen. Candidates must present a satisfactory certificate of good moral character; must declare their full intention of faithfully observing the regulations of the school while members of it. and of afterwards teaching in the public schools of Massachusetts; * and must pass a satisfactory examination in Readillg, Spelling, "Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, the History of the United States, and English Grammar. A greater age and higher attainments than those prescribed, with some experience in teaching, make the eOllrse of instruction in the school lllllCh more val uable to the pllpil. These conditions will be strictly enforced. The next e:o:amination fo,' admission takes place on TUESDAY, September 8, 187Âą, beginning at nine o'clock, A.M.

Design of the School.


The design of the Normal School is strictly professional; that is, to prepare, in the best possible manner, the pupils for the work of organizing, governing. and teaching the public Schools of the Commonwealth. To this end, there must be the most thorough knowledge; ji"st, of the branches of learning required to be taught in the schools; and second, of the best methods of teaching those branches. * Persons

intending to leach ill Otlll'l' Stutes, or in prinne schoolM, nrc admitted by II term for tuitioll.


fifteen dollars

State fl ormal School.


The primary object is to train the pupils to the habit ot clear und systematic thinking and speaking, to giyc them such command of themselves that they can educate others.

Course of Study. The Board of Education, by a vote passed January 9, 1866, prescribed the following course of study for the State Normal Schools:"The time of the cour8C cxtellds through a period of two years, and iii divided into terms of twenty weckR each. with daily at'ssions of not less than five 11Ours. five days each week"

Branches of Study to be Pnrsued. FIRST TERM.


2. 3. 4.

Arithmetic, oral and written, begun. Geometry, begun. Chemistry. Grammar, and Analysis of the English Language. SECOND TEUJ\I.

Arithmetic, completed; Algebra, begun. 2. Geometry, completed; Geography ami History, begun. 3. Pbysiology and Hygiene. 4. Grammar and Anulysis, completed. 5. Lessons once or twice a week in Botany and Zoology. 1.



2. 3. 4. 5.

Algebra, completed; Book-keeping. Geography and History, completed. Natural Philosophy. Hhctoric and English Literature. Lessons once or twice a week in Mineralogy and Geology. FOURTH TERJ\1.


2. 3.

Astronomy. Diental and Dioml Science, inclnding the Principles and art of Reasoning. Theory and art of Teachillg,including<...... (1.) Principles and Methods of Instruction. (2) School Organization and Government. (3.) ~chool Laws of Massachusetts.


The Civil Polity of Massachnsetts and the Duited States.

State .Normal School.


In connection with the foregoing, constant and careful attention to be given throughout the course to Drawing and Delineations on the blackboard; Vocal .Music; Spelling, with derivations and definitions; Reading, including analysis of sounds aud vocal gymnastics; allli Writing. The Latin and Frcnch may bc pursued as optional studies, but not to the neglect of the English course. General exercises in Composition, Gymnastics, Object Lessons, etc .. to be conducted in such a manuel' and at such times as the Principal shall deem best. Lectures on the different branches pursued, and on related topics, to be given by gentlemen from abroad. as the Board of Visitors shall direct, and also by the teachcrs and more advanced scholars. The order of the stlldies in thc cour'(' may be variell in special cases, with the approval of the Visitors.

Advancecl Oon rse. A supplemental coursc of stully, occnpying two years, is provided for the graduates of thc regnlar course who Llesire to pn'pare themselves for the higher departments of teaching, which inclllth¡s the Latin, French and Germanlanglta)!,'eS, thc Iligher Mathematics. and the other branches required to be taught in tbe High Schools of the State. Pupils who, on entering the school. havc in vicw the complction of this l1ig-her course, Illay take a part of it~ studies in connection with a part of thc branches in the regular conrse, and in this way, at the end of four years. be prcpared to graduate from both COlli'ses simultaneously. This arrangement gives the students the benefit of the study of the languages iu counection with the study of the other branches of the course. Gmduates of the School who ?nay desil'e to take the Advanced Cow'se are 1'equested to cO?n?nunicate with the Principal as eal'ly â&#x20AC;˘ as possible. Gmduates from this COUl'se are in special demand f01' tM best positions. An Advanced Class will be formed at the openinu of the next ten!!.

Exam.il1<ltion, Graduation and Employment. Examinations, both oral and written, are made each term iu every study, and the result in each must be satisfactory to enable the pupil to advance to the studies next in order, Only those pupils who have satisfactorily passed all the examinations in the prescribed coursc of study receive the diploma of the Institution, 'fhe demand for graduates of both sexes, to fill good positions in the public schools, is greater than the school can at present supply.


State .Normal School.

Library, .Apparatus and Oabillet. This institution has a valuable LIBRARY of works for g'eneral reference and reading, to which the pupil have daily access. Text-books in neal'ly all the required studies m'e furnished to students without chal'oe, It also has ApPARATC J excellent in quality, for the illustration of the more important principles in the natural sciences. It has a CABINET of minerals and other specimens used in teaching ~ atural History. Further additions to the library, apparatns, and cabinet, will be made as frequently as the fnnds of the school, or donations of its friend , will permit. 'fhe ART ROOM is handsomely IHted lip and furnished with the best kind of fnrnitme and instruments, affording excellent facil ities for teaching in the various departments of drawing. A large number of the finest examples of casts, models, and flat copies have been obtained from London, adding greatly to the beauty of this room, and fUl"llishing a constant study of art to th e members of tIle ScllOol.

School-Year and Terms. The SCHOOL-YEAR is dividcd into two terms, - each term inclnding twenty weeks, with a week's recess near the middle of the term. The ne;,;t Term will commence on Tuesday, Septembel' 8, 18H, and will close on Tuesday, Janum'y 26, ]875. The follo'i\Ting Term will commence on Tnesday. Febl'llary 23, 1871), The present Term will clo e on Tuesday, July 14, 1874, with public cxcrcises of Examination and Graduation, commencing at 9:t o'clock, A.1L

School Regulations. Pupils are expected to attend public worsllip on the Sabbath, at any church thcy may select. At least one hour of excrcisc in the open air is required each day, weather and health permitting. All study hours, at home and at sehoo1. are to be spent quietly. and without communication. The hour for rctiring is not late?' than ten o'clock, at all seasons of the year. Pupils must devote a propel' amount of time to sleep. Seven honrs of ullllisturbed repose is the minimnm. Unseasonable rising and study will be regarded as a violation of the rules of the Institution. No absence or tardiness is allowed except in extreme cases. Absence from town mnst be on leave previously obtained from the Principal. â&#x20AC;˘

State .Normal School.


â&#x20AC;˘ Normal Hall. The State has erccted upon the school premises a very pleasant and commodious Boarding Hall. which will accommodate all the pupils who desire board. Two students occupy one room. Each room has two closets. is carpcted, supplied with furniture, including mattrcss and pillows, heated â&#x20AC;˘ by steam, lighted by gas, and thoroughly ventilated. One wing of the hall is occupied by the gentlemen. The IIall is under the charge of the Principal, who resides in the house and boards with the students. No pains are spared to make the Hall in every respect a home for the pupils. It has a beautiful location, and every room is pleasant. A Reading Room, supplied with newspapers, periodicals, and some of the best new books, and a fine Gymnasium, are provided for the daily use of the boarders. The Hall was built and furnished by the State. 'l'he boarders are to pay the current expenses, which include board, fuel, light, washing, and the expense of keeping the Hall and its furniture in good condition. 'fhe aim is, to make these expenses not more than $80 a term, or $4 a week fOI' gentlemen; and for ladies not more than $75 a term, or $3.75 a week. Should it be found at the end of the term that the expenses have not amounted to the sum named, whatever is over will be refunded. If the balance is the other way, it will be payable then. Boarders who remain for any period less than half a term will be charged 25 cents a week additional. The expensp thus fm' has not exceeded the slim specified.

State .Normal School.


PAYMENTS. - $40 for each gentleman, and $37.50 for each lady, at the beginning of the term; and tile same amount for each at the middle of the term. The object of this payment in advance is, to secure the purchase of supplies at wholesale cash prices, thereby saving to each boarder much more thall the interest of the money advanced. FURNITURE. -Each boarder is required to bring bedding, towels, napkins and napkin-ring, and clothes bags. Each occupant will want, ordinarily, four pillow-cases, three sheets, two blankets or their equivalent, and one coverlet. It is required that every article which goes to the laundry be distinctly and indelibly marked with the owner's name. Pupils living on the line of the railroad. and wishing to board at hOlne, can obtain tickets for the term at reduced rates.

Expenses and Pecuniary


'1'U1'r1O]'\ IS FREE to all who eomply witil the condition of teaching in the schools of ~Iassachusetts, wherever they may have previously resided. Pupils who fail to comply with this condition are charged a reasonable SUUl for tuition. A fee of '2.00 is paid by each pupil at the beginning of the term, to meet incidental e"penses. Fur the assistance of those students whu are unable to meet the expenses of the course of instruction iu tile school, the State makes an aunual appropriation of one thousand dollars. One-half of this sum is distributed at the close of each term among pupils from Massachusetts who merit and need the aid, in sums varying according to the distance of tlleir residences from .. Bridg'ewater, but not exceeding' in any case $1.1)0 a week. This aid is not furnished during the 1irst term of attendance. It is expccted that those who do not complete the prescribed course of study, and thuse who do not teaell in the public schools of Massachusetts will refund any aUiount they have received from the bounty of the State. Applications for this aid are to be made to the Principal in writing.

ANNOUNCEMENT. - The Biennial Convention of the Bridgewater Normal Association will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 1874.

A Biographical Sketch of Marshall Conant,

the second

Principal of the School, and several short memorial addresses will be given.

This meeting will be one of peculiar interest

to the members of the Association.


Catalogue and Circular of the State Normal School, Bridgewater, Mass., Spring/Summer Term, 1874  

Catalogue and Circular of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, Mass. Eighty-Third Term. Spring and Summer Term, 1874