Sunday, May 1, 2011

1844 Catalogue of Officers & Students at Waterville College, (later named Colby College), Waterville, Maine


Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Waterville College, Maine, for the Academical Year 1844-5.
Printed at Hallowell, Maine by Glazier, Masters & Smith in 1844.












Waterville College was the second name of the college now known as Colby College.  It was founded in 1813 by Reverend Jeremiah Chaplin, a Baptist minister, as the Maine Literary and Theological Institution.  Shortly after Maine became a state, the school was renamed Waterville College.




During the Civil War, Waterville College, then an all-male institution, nearly closed, as many prospective students had gone off to war.  Maine native Gardner Colby, a businessman in Boston, stepped forward with a generous donation to tide things over, and the school was renamed in his honor.   Colby College began accepting female students in 1871.




Scans of all pages with text and a transcript of the names, below, after a short family history of the owner of the catalogue, sophomore Henry J. Ware of Athens, Maine, who made check marks throughout.  From online research, hopefully correct:




Henry J. Ware was born 21 May 1825 at Athens, Maine, the son of Abel and Elizabeth Ross (Thomas) Ware .  His paternal grandparents were  Abel and Sybil (Spaulding) Ware.  His maternal grandfather was Dr. Samuel Thomas of Portland, Maine.  I don't have the name of her grandmother.




Sadly, Henry J. Ware died 28 June 1847 before he had much of a chance, if any, to put his education to good use.








Board of Trustees


Rev. DAVID SHELDON, President
Hon. TIMOTHY BOUTELLE, LLD., Vice President
Rev. JOHN HAYNES
Hon. WILLIAM KING
         NATHANIEL GILMAN, Esq.
Hon. JUDAH McCLELLAN
Hon. NATHAN WESTON, LL.D.
        ROYAL CLARK, Esq.
Rev. JOHN BUTLER
Hon. LEMUEL PAINE
Rev. ADAM WILSON
Rev. BARON STOW
Rev. JAMES GILPATRICK
        JAMES STACKPOLE, JR., Esq., Treasurer
       ELEAZER COBURN, Esq.
Hon. GEORGE EVANS
Hon. EDWARD KENT
        ANDREW MASTERS, Esq.
Rev. ARTHUR DRINKWATER
       CHARLES TRAFTON, M.D.
Rev. SAMUEL F. SMITH
       BYRON GREENOUGH, Esq
Rev. HANDEL G. NOTT
       ELIJAH L. HAMLIN, Esq.
      DANIEL MERRILL, Esq.
      OTIS C. GROSS, Esq.
Rev. CALEB B. DAVIS
Rev. LEWIS COLBY
Hon. JOSIAH W. PIERCE
Rev. JEREMIAH O. B. CHAPLIN
Rev. AMARIAH KALLOCH




Faculty of Instruction


Rev. DAVID N. SHELDON, A.M., PRESIDENT, Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy
GEORGE W. KEELY, A. M., Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy
JUSTIN R. LOOMIS, A.M., Professor of Chemistry and Natural History
REV. JAMES T. CHAMPLIN, A.M., Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages, and Literature
MARTIN B. ANDERSON, A.M., Professor of Rhetoric, and Librarian


*Professor of Modern Languages


*The duties of this Professorship, for the present, are performed by the President








 STUDENTS


SENIOR CLASS


Names, Residence, Rooms


Theophilus C. Abbot, Augusta, No. 12, N.C.
James W. Capen, Cambridge, Mass., 32, N.C.
John Dennis, Jr., Litchfield, 
Charles G. Hanscom, China, 24, N.C.
Hobbs Hatch, Wells, 15, S.C.
Augustus Pullen, Waterville, 15, S.C.
Samuel K. Smith, Litchfield, 12, N.C.
Jonathan Van Wagenen, New Paltz, New York, 7, N.C.








JUNIOR CLASS


Names, Residence, Rooms


Stephen L. Bowler, Palermo, No.
George W. Briggs, Hampden, 32, N.C.
Hugh Dempsey, Woodstock, Connecticut, 13, S.C.
Josiah H. Drummond, Winslow, 19, N.C.
Thomas W. Herrick, Harmony, 11, N.C.
John W. Harris, Claremont, New Hampshire, 25, S.C.
George R. Starkey, Vassalborough, 27, N.C.
Leonard Swett, Turner, 19, N.C.
Greenleaf A. Wilbur, Augusta, 13, N.C.




SOPHOMORE CLASS


Names, Residence, Rooms


John S. Baker, Lisbon, No. 9, S.C.
Samuel A. Bickford, Skowhegan
William L. Brown, South Reading, Massachusetts, 27, S.C.
John P. Craig, Readfield, 4, N.C.
Elkanah A. Cummings, Parkman, 20, N.C.
Enoch L. Cummings, Paris, 20, N.C.
Samuel H. Currier, Readfield, 29, N.C.
Hiram C. Estes, Bethel, 16, N.C.
George G. Fairbanks, Winthrop
Seth Fairfield, New Boston, New Hampshire, 32, S.C.
Alexander Gamble, Jr., Linnaeus, 11, S.C.
Walter M. Hatch, New Gloucester, 16, N.C.
Bradford H. Lincoln, Hingham, Massachusetts, 23, N.C.
Henry B. Neil, Skowhegan, 10, N.C.
John B. Nutting, Gardiner, 14, N.C.
Abner S. Oakes, Sangerville, 16, S.C.
Timothy O. Paine, Winslow, 10, S.C.
Gilbert L. Palmer, Athens, 10, N.C.
James M. Palmer, Exeter, 11, S.C.






SOPHOMORE CLASS (Continued)


Names, Residence, Rooms


Andrew C. Philips, Farmington, 22, N.C.
Reuben A. Ricker, North Berwick, 23, N.C.
Thomas H. Ripley, Portland, 14, N.C.
William Sanford, Wickford, Rhode Island, 9, N.C.
Edwin P. Snow, Atkinson, 21, N.C.
William Stickney, Bangor, 6, N.C.
Thomas M. Symonds, Reading, Massachusetts, 31, N.C.
Thomas Tibbets, Jr., Woolwich, 9, S.C.
Augustus E. Trafton, South Berwick, 8, N.C.
David S. True, Monmouth, 4, N.C.
Henry J. Ware, Athens, 6, N.C.         [note his marks by his name in the image above]
Henry R. Wilbur, Boston, Massachusetts, 13, N.C.
Daniel D. Winn, Woburn, Massachusetts, 32, N.C.




FRESHMAN CLASS


Names, Residence, Rooms


Benjamin G. Ames, New Sharon, No.
Henry J. Arnold, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1, N.C.
Thomas F. Barton, Sidney
Junius A. Bartlett, Harmony, 12, S.C.
Amos Bixby, Norridgewock, 26, S.C.
Benjamin S. Bronson, Augusta, 25, N.C.
Horatio Q. Butterfield, Farmington, 22, N.C.
Asa Dalton, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 15, N.C.
Benjamin W. Dean, Grafton, Vermont, 30, S.C.
William F. Giddings, Campton, New Hampshire, 12, N.C.
Joseph C. Hawes, Anson, 26, S.C.
John C. Hyde, Derby, Vermont, 15, N.C.
John Jewett, Jr., Readfield, 29, S.C.
William H. Jewett, Readfield, 29, S.C.
Jacob S. Marshall, China, 10, S.C.
Joseph H. Seaver, Salem, Massachusetts, 31, N.C.
Ephraim W. Young, Bingham, 3, N.C.


The remaining pages don't mention any names but give an idea of the rigorous training students can expect.  Notice that Henry J. Ware made a few notations next to classes he apparently intended to take his junior year.










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2 comments:

  1. I found recently, on this website, a photo of my husband's grandfather that we do not have. I plan to print it out for my husband's mother for a gift. Thank you for your wonderful site.

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  2. I can just imagine her face when she opens her gift! I'm so glad you found the photo and for taking the extra step of leaving a comment. If I had any genealogy or family history about her father or others on that post and you found an error, would you let me know? Thanks.

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