Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1874
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passing obstacles, avoiding local attraction, etc., for which the ground is prepared. The number of divisions is so large that no two students need have the same problem, and so accurately laid out that the correctness of the student's work can at once be determined. An astronomical observatory for meridian observations, and of suitable size for the practical exercises in astronomy, has been erected, and is in use. An equatorial telescope has also been mounted for the use of the students. A set of Smithsonian meteorological instruments has been procured and placed in suitable positions, and observations commenced.
SCHOOL OF MINING ENGINEEBIMJ.
OBJECT AND INSTRUCTION.
This school is intended to qualify the student for undertaking mining operations of all kinds. Its instruction consists of a thorough training in the principles of theoretical and applied chemistry, of chemical and blow-pipe analysis, of assaying and metallurgy, and of the engineering operations of mining.
STUDIES AND APPARATUS.
The coarse of studies will be found on page 49. The cabinet already contains a quantity of mining models, and about $2,000 worth in addition are arriving from Europe.
SCHOOL OF AECHITEOTUEE.
OBJECT OF THE SCHOOL.
The aim and object of the school is three-fold, viz: 1. To enable the student to obtain a full and thorough knowledge ot the scientific principles of construction, employed in the erection of the most important classes of buildings. 2. To furnish him with an extensive, varied, and thorough course of practice in the preparation of general and detail drawings, plain, shaded and colored, with the specifications, estimates, etc., necessary in practice. 3. To afford the student an opportunity of acquiring a practical knowledge of construction in all its forms by a full course of shop practice. To skilled mechanics who can pass the examinations for admission, an opportunity will be afforded of obtaining the Lectures on History of Architecture, Elements of construction, Projection, and Architectural Drawing, in a course of a single year.
SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES— Construction—Elements of construction and finish of all classes of buildings, in brick, stone, iron and wood walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, foundations, doors, windows, etc. Shop Practice-— Construction of models to scale, from drawings, of the various elements of buildings. Advanced Shop Practice-—Same, from original designs by students, for stairs, etc. Stone Work—Preparations of working drawings for the voussoirs, for the various forms of arches, vaults and domes. Strength of Materials—Roof and Bridge Trusses, their stability and construction.