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FACULTIES OF THE UNIVERSITY.
LANDON C. GARLAND, LL.D., CHANCELLOR.
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE, AND LITERATURE.
L. C. GARLAND, LL.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
NATHANIEL T. LUPTON, M.A., LL.D., Professor of Chemistry.
J. C. GRANBERY, M.A., D.D., Acting Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy.
B. W. ARNOLD, M.A., Adjunct Professor of Latin.
EDWARD S. JOYNES, M.A., LL.D., Professor of Modern Languages and English.
ALEXANDER WINCHELL, LL.D., Professor of Zoology, and Historical and Dynam-
WM. LEROY BROUN, M.A., LL.D., Professor of Mathematics.
T. O. SUMMERS, D.D., Dean, Professor of Systematic Theology.
A. M. SHIPP, D.D., Professor of Exegetical Theology.
J. C. GRANBERY, D.D., Professor of Practical Theology.
R. M. MCINTOSH, Professor of Vocal Music.
THOMAS H. MALONE, M.A., Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Commercial Law
W. B. REESE, Secretary of the Faculty, Professor of the Law of Real Property,
THOMAS MENEES, M.D., Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Obstetrics.
JAMES M. SAFFORD, M.D., Secretary of the Faculty, Professor of Chemistry.
WILLIAM T. BRIGGS, M.D., Brofessor of the Principles and Practice of Surgery.
and of Clinical Medicine.
VAN S. LINDSLEY, M.D., Professor of Physiology.
THOMAS A. ATCHISON, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
JOHN H. CALLENDER, M.D., Professor of Psychological Medicine.
CHARLES S. BRIGGS, M.D., Demonstrator of Anatomy.
HIS volume is meant to be the beginning of a series, to be issued annually. Addresses on Commencement and other special occasions, Baccalaureate Sermons, and such Scientific Discourses and Lectures as may be delivered in the Course of Instruction, and be thought proper for publication, will constitute the material for future volumes of the VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Series, of uniform edition with the present one.
It is proposed, in this way, to make a contribution to general literature that shall possess permanent value. Unlike the justly celebrated Bampton Lectures, and other similar courses of lectures which generous founders have provided for, the subjects of this and following volumes will be found to be various-suited to the times in which they appear; but like them, it is to be hoped, in this-the best thoughts of the best minds on problems most worthy of public attention. A history of current thought, and a defense of truth against present existing objections, will, therefore, be a feature of these publications. The first volume will be accepted as a fair specimen of this style.
The Alumni of the older institutions of learning cannot but regret that productions similar to those herein and hereafter to be preserved-productions of orators and essayists of the first order, stimulated to their highest effort by appreciative surroundings-have never been given to the world. If published, they exist now only in fugitive pamphlets, scarcely to be found, or are bound up with other miscellaneous works of their authors, and not readily accessible.
The candid reader will require no apology for being presented, along with graver matter, with the connecting incidents of the Dedication and Inauguration Exercises which arè peculiar to the beginning. And he will also be pleased to have, as a part of this Preface, some account of the foundation of the Institution of which this volume is a kind of first-fruits.
The University owes its foundation to the munificence of Mr. CORNELIUS VANDERBILT, a citizen of New York, who, on the 27th of March, 1873, made a donation of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars for this purpose, to which he afterward added more.