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Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers

Edited by Emma Savage Rogers
with the assistance of William T. Sedgwick

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company.
The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1896

The volumes consist of selected letters to and from William Barton Rogers, his family, and colleagues,
with text and editorial comment added to make a connected history.

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Volume I

Emma Savage Rogers and William Barton Rogers

Emma Savage Rogers and
William Barton Rogers

Front Matter: Title Page, Preface, Contents, List of Illustrations.

Chapter I: Ancestry.

Chapter II: Youth and Early Manhood. 1804-1828.

Chapter III: Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry at William and Mary College. 1828-1835.

Chapter IV: Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University and Director of the Geological Survey of Virginia. 1835-1842.

Chapter V: Professor of Natural Philosophy and for One Year Chairman of the Faculty in the University of Virginia. 1842-1846.

Chapter VI: Professor of Natural Philosophy and for One Year Chairman of the Faculty in the University of Virginia (continued). 1846-1853.

Chapter VII: First Years in Boston. 1853-1859.

Appendix A. Report from the Committee of Schools and Colleges [of the Legislature of Virginia] against the Expediency of Withdrawing the Fifteen Thousand Dollars Annuity from the University [of Virginia]. (Prepared by William B. Rogers).

Appendix B. Student Riots in the University of Virginia. (A Circular Letter prepared and issued by William B. Rogers, Chairman of the Faculty).

Appendix C. A Plan for a Polytechnic School in Boston.

Volume II

Front Matter: Title Page, Contents, List of illustrations.

Chapter VIII: Foundation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1859-1861.

Chapter IX: Organization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1861-1865.

Chapter X: Establishment of the School of Industrial Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1865-1868.

Chapter XI: A Period of Illness. 1868-1878.

Chapter XII: President of the National Academy of Sciences and for the Second Time President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1878-1882.

Chapter XIII. Conclusion.

Appendix A. Memorial of the Associated Institutions of Art and Science to the Massachusetts Legislature of 1860, asking for a Reservation of Lands on the Back Bay. (Prepared by William B. Rogers).

Appendix B. Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Education of the Massachusetts Legislature of 1861 on the Memorial of the Associated Institutions of Science and Art. (Prepared by William B. Rogers).

Appendix C. A List of Publications by William Barton Rogers.

Appendix D. On the Nomenclature of the Palæozoic Formations introduced by William B. and Henry D. Rogers.

Index

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