Queen’s University Senate Minutes

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6. Gilbert Patterson 7. James George Stuart

For Cataraqui scholarship 1. Robert Shaw

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W. Snodgrass, Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary

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[margin] Oct. 8th 1872 [/margin]

Queen's University October 8th 1872

The Senate met and was constituted by Prof. Williamson.

Sederunt Professors Williamson, Mowat, Mackerras, Ferguson, and Dupuis.

The minutes of the meetings held on the 3d and 7th inst. were read and approved.

[margin] list of matriculants [/margin]

On a review of the examinations it was found that all the candidates had obtained the number of marks requisite for matriculating, and they were accordingly declared to have matriculated, ranking in the following order:

First year 1. James George Stuart 2. Patrick Anderson Macdonald 3. John Alexander Lindsay 4. George Claxton 5. John Mowat Duff 6. John McLaren 7. Hugh Cameron 8. Gilbert Patterson

Second year 1. William Mundell

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2. John Herald 3. Thomas Dickie Cumberland 4. George Richard Webster 5. Robert Walker Shannon 6. John Mordy 7. Henry Amey Asselstine 8. Archibald McMurchy 9. Alexander McRae 10. Alexander Hugh Scott 11. John Ball Dow 12. Charles McKillop 13. Alexander Macgillivray 14. John Pringle 15. William Nesbitt Chambers 16. Thomas Stuart Glassford 17. James McArthur

Third year 1. Thomas Malcolm McIntyre 2. John Inkerman MacCraken 3. William John Gibson 4. James J. Craig 5. George Gillies

Fourth year 1. William Arthur Lang 2. Robert Shaw 3. Peter C. McVee 4. William Donald

[margin] List of scholars [/margin]

On a review of the examinations it was found that the scholarship had been gained as follows:

First year 1. St Paul's Church (1) (with honour of Mowat) James G. Stuart 2. Watkins, P.A. Macdonald 3. Allan (to be increased by Scholarship Committee 28.58) J.A. Lindsay 4. Leitch Memorial (1)

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5. Campbell, John M. Duff 6. Mowat, Hugh Cameron

Second year 1. Hardy Memorial, William Mundell 2. Synod (1), Thos. D. Cumberland 3. St. Andrew's, John Mordy 4. Henry Glass Memorial, Archibald McMurchy

Third year 1. Kingston, D. M. McIntyre 2. Cataraqui, W. J. Gibson 3. Synod (2), James J. Craig

Fourth year 1. Synod (3), W.A. Lang 2. Russell, R. Shaw 3. Synod (4), P.C. McVee 4. Aberdeen, W. Donald

Queen's University October 25th 1872

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Mackerras, and Dupuis. The Principal introduced to the Senate Mr. John Watson M.A. Acting Professor of Logic, Metaphysics, and Ethics.

[margin] Mr. Bell Interim Lecturer on Elocution [/margin]

The minutes of the meeting held on the 8th inst. were read and approved.

There was read an Extract from a letter from the Rev. D. J. Macdonnell of Toronto intimating that A. Melville Bell Esq. formerly Lecturer on Elocution in University College London had expressed his willingness to give a three weeks' course

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of Lectures on Elocution in this University during the month of December, and that this arrangment if approved of would be carried out, without expense to the College. The Senate accepted the proposal with pleasure, appointed Mr. Bell Interim Lecturer on Elocution, and agreed to record their thanks to Mr. Macdonnell for the trouble he had taken in the matter.

[margin] Lecturer in theology [/margin]

There was read an Extract from a letter from Rev. D.J. Macdonnell of Toronto proposing one or more extra courses of Lectures in the Theological Department to be given without expense to the College during the ensuring session by two or more Lecturers to be appointed by the Senate. The Senate approved of the proposal and appointed the Professors in the Theological Department to correspond with Mr. Macdonnell on the subject and report progress.

[margin] Mr. Cleland to be examined for B.A. [/margin]

The REv. William Cleland of Kemptville having applied to be examined for the degree of B.A. and the Senate having evidence that he had gone through a curriculum equivalent to that prescribed for graduates of this University, it was agreed to grant his appicaiton and the following subjects were prescribed for his examination:

Mechanics (Galbraith & Houghton's) Whately's Logic - all but first book McCoshs edition of Stewarts' Moral PHilosophy An oration of Demosthenes or a book of Iliad English Literature in 16th Century

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Closed with prayer

W. Snodgrass, Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary

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[margin] Nov. 19th. 1872 [/margin]

Queen's University November 19th 1872

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Mackerras, Ferguson, and Watson.

The minutes of the meeting held October 25th were read and approved.

[margin] matriculants in theology [/margin]

On a review of the matriculation examinations in Theology it was found that the following students had obtained the number of marks requisite for matriculating and they were accordingly declared to have matriculate, ranking in the order of their names.

First year John Lowrie Stuart, Toronto Malcolm Macgillivray, Collingwood Archibald P. Knight, Renfrew James Cormack, Kingston

Second year Alexander H. Cameron, Nova Scotia Robert John Craig, Kingston John J. Cameron, P.E. Island

Third year Ebenezer D. McLaren, Komoka

On a review of the matriculation examinations it was found that the scholarships in Theology had been gained as follows:

[margin] scholarships in Theology [/margin]

First year 1. Leitch Memorial (2) Malcolm Macgillivray $80 } equal John L. Stuart $80

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2. Colonial Committee (2) Arch. P. Knight $60 3. Colonial Committee (1) James Cormack $50

Second year 1. Colonial Committee (5) Alex. H. Cameron $60 2. Colonial Committee (3) Robert J. Craig $55 3. Colonial Committee (4) John J. Cameron $50

Third year Dominion. Ebenezer D. McLaren $65

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M. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary

__________ [margin] Decem. 9. 1872 [/margin]

Queen's University December 9th 1972

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Mackerras, Ferguson, Dupuis and Watson.

The minutes of the meeting held Nov. 19th were read and approved.

[margin] by-laws [/margin]

The Senate passed the following By-laws:

1. Students are required to proceed to their respective class-rooms immediately after morning prayers.

2. A handbell will be rung at five minutes past ten, eleven, and twelve o'clock, for the purpose of intimating that students are required to proceed at once to their respective class rooms.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal

J.B. Mowat, Secretary

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[margin] March 5th 1873 [/margin]

Queen's University March 5th 1873

The Senate met and was constituted.

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Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Mackerras, Gerguson, Dupuis, and Watson.

The minutes of the meeting held December 9th were read and approved.

[margin] Subject of Burgess Thesis [/margin]

The Secretary was instructed to inform Mr. J.E. Burgess B.A. that the proposed subject of his Thesis viz. classical Civilization, is accepted if by classical civilization is meant the civilization of the Greeks and Romans.

[margin] programme of Medical examination [/margin]

The programme of days and subjects for the university examination in Medicine was arranged and is as follows:

Day [subject(s)] [instructors]
Tuesday March 11 Materia Medica Drs. Lavell & Fowler
Wednesday " 12 Practice of Medicine Drs. Oliver & H. Yates
Thursday " 13 Chemistry Dr. Saunders & Prof. Dupuis
Friday " 14 Surgery Drs. Neish & Sullivan
Saturday " 15 Chemistry Practical Prof. Dupuis & H. Yates
Monday " 17 Anatomy Drs. Dupuis & Neish
Tuesday " 18 Obstetrics Drs. Fowler & Lavell
Wednesday " 19 Institutes of medicine Drs. Sullivan & O. Yates
Thursday " 20 Jurisprudence Drs. H. Yates & Oliver
Friday " 21 Botany Drs. Neish & Dupuis
The examinations were appointed to begin each day at two o'clock.

The Senate taking into consideration the propriety of specifying more particularly certain offences against which the students should be warned, agreed to the following resolutions, and requested the Principal to read the same tomorrow morning, and ordered a copy of it to be placed on the Notice Board:

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[margin] March 5th 1873 resolution announ. noises [/margin]

Whistling, shouting, singing, stamping, and all kinds of disorderly noises within the College premises are declared to be offences within the terms of Regulation No. 17: any student found guilty of any of them shall be dealt with by the Senate in accordance with that Regulations; and inasmuch as warnings and remonstrances have already been repeatedly addressed to students, during the present session, as to the impropriety of these noises, any such offence committed after the announcement of this Resolution shall be regarded as an act of grace in subordination.

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W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat _____________________

[margin] March 6th 1873 [/margin]

Queen's University March 6th 1873

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Mackerras, Dupuis, Ferguson, and Watson.

The minutes of yesterday's meeting were read and approved.

A case of discipline was considered and decided and a minute of it ordered to be kept in retentis.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary _____________________________ [margin] March 25th 1873 [/margin]

Queen's University March 25th 1873

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Mackerras, Dupuis, Ferguson

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and Watson.

The minutes of the meeting held on 6th inst. were read and approved.

[margin] programme of Un. Ex. to be prepared [/margin]

Professors Mackerras and Dupuis were appointed to prepare a programme of the University examinations and to report on Thursday at one o'clock P.M.

[margin] application from Alex. Macgillivray [/margin]

A letter was read from Alexander Macgillivray undergraduate of the second year stating that on account of ill health he had been unable to prepare sufficiently for the ensuing pass examinations, and requesting that his pass examination be appointed to take place at the same time as his matriculation examination next session. The Senate agreed to comply with his request on condition of his furnishing a medical certificate in accordance with regulation 42.

[margin] monthly examination post forward [/margin]

In compliance with a petition from the students it was agreed that the last monthly examination of this session shall be held on Monday 31st inst. instead of April 2d as announced in the Calendar.

The Principal and Prof. Watson were appointed to examine E.D. Mclaren's Thesis, and to report to the Senate.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary

_______________ [margin] March 27th 1873 [/margin]

Queen's University March 27th 1873

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Mackerras, Dupuis, and Ferguson.

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The minutes of the meeting held on the 25th inst. were read and approved.

[margin] programme of Univ. exam [/margin]

The following programme of the subjects and days of the University examinations was submitted by the Committee appointed to prepare it and was adopted:

[date] [day] [am/pm] 1st year 2d year 3d year 4th year Divinity
8 Tues. A.M. Greek verse chemistry metaphysics natural philosophy
9 Wednes. A.M. Greek prose chemistry metaphysics natural philosophy
10 Thurs. A.M. logic French history
11 Frid. A.M. Latin mathematics natural philos. minerology
12 Satur. A.M. Latin mathematics nat. philosophy geology
" P.M. honour. nat. hist.
14 Mon. A.M. mathemat. Greek botany ethics
15 Tues. A.M. mathemat. Greek zoology ethics
16 Wed. A.M. Latin Greek Greek Hebrew
17 Thurs. A.M. Eng. language Latin Greek Greek Greek Test.
18 Frid. A.M. Eng. Liter. Latin Latin Ch. hist. [?]
19 Satur. A.M. honours classics honours in ethics Hill etc.
" P.M. honours in math honours in math honours in history Butler, Paley etc.
morning diet to begin at 10 A.M. and close at 1 P.M. afternoon diet to begin at 3 P.M. and close at 6 P.M.

A letter was read from the Rev. D.J. Macdonnell of Toronto intimating that the effort to secure an extra course of Lectures in the Theological Department during the present session has failed.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary ___________________________ [margin] March 28th 1873 [/margin]

Queen's University March 28th 1873

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors

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