Catalogue of the Trustees, Officers, and Students of the University of Pennsylvania Session 1854-1855
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Catalogue of the Trustees, Officers, and Students of the University of Pennsylvania Session 1854-1855. Softcover, 38 pages with some soiling to the covers. Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins, Philadelphia. Someone has written in pencil on a few pages. It looks like the notes were written by a student in 1854-1855 because they indicate the fraternity each student in the Arts department belonged to.
Penn had 814 students of the 1854-1855 term and are all listed along with their home city. By far the largest school was the Medical School, which had 426 students. The Arts department had 9 professors, the Law Department had 3. There is a Charity (English) Schools listed with 162 students.
To get admitted into the freshman class for the Department of Arts a student had to be at least fourteen years old and qualified for examination on the following subjects and authors: Caesar (first three books of the Gallic War), Ovid (Excerpta), Virgil (First six books of the Aeneid), Cicero (Four Orations against Catiline), Horace (First Book of the Odes), Xenophon (Anabasis), Homer (First three books of the Iliad).
A rare Penn item.