The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6 eBook

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them with the charmed society of 80,123 swine, thus hand in hand Massachusetts’ pork and beans stride up and down the earth, supremely content in the joyous ecstasy of their Puritan conceit.  While Massachusetts has well known agricultural tendencies, and her Agricultural college is one of the most important factors in her system of practical instruction, it cannot be claimed that she is a controlling element in the agricultural interests of the country.  Of all her influences for good, perhaps her educational interests would command the greater prominence.  She has ever regarded the instruction of her youth as one of her most sacred trusts, and in all the details of her public school system she ranks second to no state in the Union.

In the various departments of technical instruction, she has a national reputation.  Her colleges and universities so richly endowed secure the highest attainable advantages.  These privileges supplemented by the free public libraries of the state, place possibilities within the reach of every young man or young woman, the value of which cannot be approximated by human estimate.

Six of the leading states are thus classified:—­

Public                 School      Sittings       School
Schools.     State.    Buildings.     Provided.      Property.
6,604     Mass.        3,343      319,749    $21,660,392
15,203     Ill.        11,880      694,106     15,876,572
11,623     Ind.         9,679      437,050     11,907,541
18,615     N.Y.        11,927      763,817     31,235,401
16,473     Ohio        12,224      676,664     21,643,515
18,618     Penn.       12,857      961,074     25,919,397

The following institutions for higher education have about $5,000,000 invested in grounds and buildings, about $9,000,000 in endowments, yielding an annual income of about $1,000,000, having about 4,000 students and about 400,000 volumes in libraries, Universities and Colleges.


Amherst College, organized                        1821
Boston College, organized                         1864
Boston University, organized                      1872
College of the Holy Cross, organized              1843
Tufts College, organized                          1852
Harvard College, organized                        1636
Williams College, organized                       1793


Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, organized          1837
Sophia Smith College, organized                   1872
Wellesley College, organized                      1874


  Andover Theological Seminary, organized 1808
  Boston University School of Theology, organized 1847
  Divinity School of Harvard University, organized 1816
  Episcopal Theological School, organized 1867
  Tufts College Divinity School, organized 1867
  Newton Theological Institution, organized 1825
  New Church Theological School, organized 1866

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