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Regents

ANSON J. UPSON, D, D., LL. D., Chancellor
RT. REV. WILLIAM CROSWELL DOANE, D. D., LL. D., Vice-Chancellor
ROSWELL P. FLOWER, Governor
WILLIAM F. SHEEHAN, Lieutenant-Governor

Ex officio
FRANK RICE, Secretary of State
JAMES F. CROOKER, Superintendent of Public Instruction

TROY

GLENS FALLS

ITHACA

NEW YORK

ROCHESTER

SYRACUSE

NEW YORK

UTICA

In order of election by the legislature
MARTIN I. TOWNSEND, LL. D., 1873
ANSON J. UPSON, D. D., LL. D., 1874
WILLIAM L. BOSTWICK, 1876
CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW, LL, D.,

1877
CHARLES E. FITCH, 1877
ORRIS H. WARREN, 1. D., 1877
WHITELAW REID, LL, 1)., 1878
WILLIAM H. WATSON, M. D., 1881
HENRY E. TURNER, 1881
ST CLAIR MCKELWAY, LL. D., 1883
HAMILTON HARRIS, LL. D., 1885
DANIEL BEACH, LL. D., 1885
WILLARD A. COBB, M. A., 1886
CARROLL E. SMITH, 1888
PLINY T. SEXTON, 1890
T. GUILFORD SMITH, C. E., M. A., 1890
RT. REV. WILLIAM CROSWELL DOANE, D. D., LL. D., 1892

Two va ies

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BROOKLYN

ALBANY

WATKINS

LOCKPORT

SYRACUSE

PALMYRA

BUFFALO

ALBANY

MELVIL DEWEY, M. A., Secretary

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INTRODUCTION The system of higher education in New York is one of great interest to the students of state educational institutions. It has the interest of age

and of historic incident, for it is closely connected with the whole development of the state. The distinguished men who aided in founding it, and their distinguished successors in its control, give to its history that interest which springs from association with conspicuous personality. But it is the greatness of the work achieved by this system in the development of the educational life of the state which chiefly entitles it to be studied. And yet the boundaries of the commonwealth do not bound the historic or the practical importance of the university. The American colonies were profoundly influenced during the latter half of the 18th century by the new educational ideas with which revolutionary France conquered the 19th century. The New York system shows abundant traces of this influence and itself has become a source of an influence which has spread to the Pacific on the one hand and back to Europe on the other.

New York a leader in innovation. New York has always been a leader among the states in the practical methods and organization of

ABBREVIATIONS
New York (state) – University. Regents' report. Reg. rep't [followed by no. of rep't and year

in curves; e.g. Reg. rep't, 102 (1889)]. New York (state) — University. Proceedings of

Conv. proc.
the University convocation.
New York (state) – University. Historical and Hist. record.

statistical record, by F. B. Hough.
New York (state) — Public instruction, Sup't of. Sup't's rep't (followed by no. of rep't and
Annual reports.

year in curves]. New York legislative papers.

N. Y. leg. papers.

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