To the board of Examiners for Rensselaer Institute
February 11th 1835.
A class of eight young ladies have received
instruction here for the
period of one quarter in practical math-
ematics, by way of experiments.
-- To wit, S. A. M. Aikin, Eliza
Eddy, S. C. Eaton, Laura
Johnson, L. A. Palmer, F. E. Tuttle, Jul-
iette Wallace, Abbey H.
We do not offer them for a formal examination,
as this is not authorized
by precedent.* On our own account we res-
pectfully ask, that you
will question some of them, so far as to
be enabled to draw a fair
comparison, between the study of spec-
ulative geometry and algebra
as generally practised in female
seminaries, and this mode
of applying mathematics, to the essen-
tial calculations of Geography,
Astronomy, Meteorology, necessary
Amos Eaton, Sen. Prof.
T. R. Hopkins, Adj. Prof.
the daughters of
* But the education of
^ Farmers & Mechanics is mentioned
in the constitution, as
one of the objects of this institution.
See page 3rd of this book