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College of Engineering.
following suggestions will be of use to such as wish to make thorough work. One recitation a day is devoted to French and German, each of which is pursued at least one year. Some preparation in Latin will be of great assistance in these languages. The engineer and architect should be adepts in the various departments of drawing, and some previous study and practice of this branch will be of great advantage; " Warren's Draughting Instruments" may be used as a text-book, and the drawings made on smooth paper, each plate eight by ten inches.
The following sizes and qualities of paper will be required in all the College exercises : For manuscript and unimportant drawings, a heavy flat-cap paper, but slightly sized. For ordinary drawings, not colored, a heavy, firstquality, smooth drawing paper. For drawings finished in colors, the best Whatman's paper. For topographical and right-line drawings, and lettering, the best three-sheet Bristol board.
For Problems, Exercises, Vacation Journals, Lecture Notes, Theses and other Manuscripts, and for Geometrical, Projection, Topographical, Railroad, Typographical and Construction Drawings, paper 8xll£in., the size of the plate being 8x10 with ^ added for binding. If Bristol board is used it must be cut 8x10 in., and the binding margin hinged on with muslin.
Our friends and students are earnestly desired to send us specimens of material and manufactures, and drawings, models or photographs of machinery, bridges, and other engineering and architectural works. Finished and detailed working drawings, perhaps otherwise useless, would be of great value for purposes of instruction. Illustrated circulars and price lists of manufacturing firms are desired. Contributions will be labeled with the donors' names and placed in the cabinets of the College for the inspection of students, and the illustration of lectures.
SPECIAL EXERCISES, VACATION JOURNALS, AND MEMOIRS.
During the second and third vacations, Journals are required to be kept by each student of the College; and should contain accounts of matters pertaining to his chosen profession. These will be presented at the opening of the winter term, and will be read before the faculty and students of the College, in evening sessions, held in the Physical Lecture-room; the reading being illustrated with blackboard sketches, drawings, photographs or specimens. The Journals should be pithy and concise, instead of voluminous. The Journals should consist of illustrated descriptions of engineering and architectural subjects: such as important steam engines, water and gas works, mines and mining machinery and processes. Special