West Durham Seminary
1860

Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf from the original document located at the Durham Center Museum.


Catalogue Of The
Teachers and Students
Of The
West Durham Seminary

For the Year 1860

Albany:
Weed, Parsons & Company, Printers
1860

Teachers.
Z. L. Newell, Principal
Miss Anna E. Lenon, Assistant
Students.

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Gentlemen’s Department

Names

Address

Lewis Baldwin

Durham

Sidney Cromwell

Broome Centre

Elizur Cook

Livingstonville

Walter B. Chase

Jewett

Edwin S. Chittenden

Durham

David M. Francis

East Durham

Anson B. Gilbert

Durham

Daniel C. Hunt

Windham Centre

Korvill Hull

Durham

E. C. Ingraham

West Durham

Champion Judson

Livingstonville

Newell O. Moss

West Durham

Watson S. Mackey

Broome Centre

E. A. Newell

West Durham

C. A. Newell

West Durham

E. D. Newell

West Durham

Joseph C. Porter

Windham Centre

William H. Peck

Oakhill

Dwight L. Pond

Jewett

S. D. Pond

Jewett

James B. Rouse

Leeds

Franklin Richtmyer

Conesville

Aaron Rogers

Conesville

Eugene Smith

Durham

Rexford Smith

Potter’s Hollow

Joseph B. Strong

Cornwallville

Abraham O. Smith

Potter’s Hollow

Henry C. Soop

Durham

Luther H. Spencer

Durham

Clark Wetmore

Cornwallville

Students

Ladies Department

Name

Address

Eliza L. Brand

West Durham

Libbie Bump

Windham Centre

Hannah S. Bump

Windham Centre

Adelaide Brown

West Conesville

Sarah E. Bushnell

West Durham

Ruth Coe

Jewett

Martha S. Fitch

Poughkeepsie

Addie E. Humphrey

West Durham

Lousia B. Humphrey

West Durham

Josie Humphrey

West Durham

Eliza Hendrickson,

West Durham

Cordelia M. Hitchcock

West Conesville

Libbie O. Hall

West Durham

Sophia L. Kerr

West Durham

Eunice L. Moss

West Durham

Alice E. Moss

West Durham

Eliza C. Miller

West Durham

Elle McKean

West Durham

Julia Miles

Windham Centre

Libbe J. Newell

West Durham

Helen F. Peck

Durham

Louisa Pon

Jewett

Mary L Smith

West Durham

Mary A. Scoville

West Durham

Fannie L. Thorn

South Cairo

Laure Whittlesey

Durham

Summary

Gentleman……………………….30

Ladies……………………………26

Total……………………………..56

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Graduating Course
For Ladies and Gentlemen.

This course of study is completed in three years, and is
designed for those who finish their studies in this Institution.

None can enter upon it without sustaining a satisfactory
examination in the common English branches.

FIRST YEAR

First Term

Arithmetic Higher

Geography

English Grammer

History

Second Term

Philosophy

History

Physiology

Intellectual Arithmetic

Third Term

Algebra

Rhetoric

Physical Geography

Chemistry

 

SECOND YEAR

First Term

Latin Grammer

Algebra

Geometry

Physical Geography

Second Term

Latin Reader

Algebra

Botany

Geometry

Third Term

Latin Reader

Botany

Moral Philosophy

Ancient History

 

THIRD YEAR

First Term

Virgil

Astronomy

Greek Grammar

Intellectual Philosophy

Second Term


Virgil

Astronomy

Greek Reader

Intellectual Philosophy

Third Term


Latin Cesar

Book Keeping
Greek Reader Rhetoric

Another course is arranged, designed for Teachers in district schools, which will be thorough and systematic. Young men are fitted for College, and the classic department will receive all the attention its importance demands. No assistants will be employed but such as are fully competent.

Classes will be formed in Surveying and Civil Engineering at any time it is deemed necessary, or pupils wish to pursue those branches. Also in the ornamental branches classes will be formed when necessary.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Instrumental Music will be under the supervision of an accomplished Instructress, whose aim will be to advance pupils with thoroughness and rapidity in this interesting science.

Vocal music will receive particular attention. It is engaged in daily by every student, and is made a pleasant pastime.

MISCELLANEOUS

Reading is made one of the prominent features of a thorough education, and all are required to engage in it daily.

Writing and Spelling receive particular attention. Our motto is, no one can be educated who is not a good reader, writer, and a correct speller.

Composition writing is considered a most important branch, and the instructions in it are thorough; and from it no pupil is excused.

Declamation is engaged in by all the young gentlemen, and none need ask to be excused from it.

An Apparatus will be purchased as soon as consistent with the demands of the Institution, to which additions will be made as often as needed.

LIBRARY

A Library is already formed, to which new and valuable selections will constantly be made.

LOCATION

This Institution is pleasantly situated upon the side of the Catskill mountains, presenting the most beautiful scenery of any location of the kind in the world. Three sister states can be seen at a single glance; the highest peaks of the Green mountains, and the highest points of the mountains in Connecticut are visible. Its beautiful scenery, its bracing atmosphere, its pure water, its ease of access render it one of the most desirable locations in the State. It can be reached by stage from Catskill three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, and three time a week from the west, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pupils from New York city can leave during the summer season, at five o’clock, by boat for Catskill, and thence by stage to Durham, where they arrive at ten o’clock on the next morning.

MORALS

The Seminary is located in a highly respectable community of farmers, and is destitute of those evils which affect all large villages. There is no place where intoxicating drink is sold; and it is doubted whether there is a situation in the state where pupils will be so free from the allurements of vice.

ATTENTION TO PUPILS

As the number of boarders that the Hall will accommodate is limited to twenty, those pupils will have the care and instruction of the Principal at all times. All will enjoy the benefits of a well regulated Christian family. None need apply for board at the Hall who are not willing to be restrained by the family regulations. Each pupil is required to be courteous in his behavior.

GOVERNMENT

The government is mild yet firm; the good sense of the pupil is appealed to, and personal reputation rather than the fear of punishment, is made a motive for good behavior. Those who cannot be controlled by good and wholesome regulations after a fair trial, will promptly be removed. It is the sincere wish of the Principal that parents and guardians will not supply students with spending money. They should be supplied with all that is necessary when sent to the Institution.

The year is divided into three terms, viz., two of 15 weeks each, and one of 12.

The first term for 1860 will commence January 4th, and continue 15 weeks.

The second May 9th, and continue 12 weeks.

The third September 12th, and continue 15 weeks.

TUITION

In the Lower English branches, per term of 12 weeks,………$3.00

Common,………………………………………………………3.50

Higher………………………………………………………….4.00

Greek and Latin………………………………………………..5.50

Music on the Piano…………………………………………….8.00

With use of Instrument………………………………………..10.00

Melodeon………………………………………………...……10.00

Vocal Music……………………………………………………1.00

Board at the Hall, including washing and fuel, $2.00 per week. Students furnish their own toilet soap, lights and matches. No deductions allowed except in case of sickness. All bills must be paid promptly at the close of each term.

REFERENCES

The Students are the references.

BY-LAWS

  1. Students will attend church and Bible class every Sabbath.
  2. Students will not attend parties of any kind without the consent of the Principal.
  3. No profanity allowed.
  4. Students rise at the ringing of the bell.
  5. Other regulations made as circumstances require.

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