Letter from Amos Eaton to Emma Willard, December 24, 1824 Mrs Willard,   
                      I have given the regular notice   
to S. Blatchford, Prest. of the Rensselaer    
School, that it is in readiness.  He and several of    
the other officers have inspected the rooms, appa-   
ratus, &c. and pronounced all compleat.  This will    
soon be published.  The object of this note is,    
to request you to visit the place, and exam-   
ine my plan of arrangement.  Perhaps one of your    
tutoresses may attend, and become a practical    
or operative chemist, so as to be able to give    
instruction at home.  There will be one    
section of young ladies, I think.  For this    
course, no fees [will] be charged to Ladies,    
who are preparing for giving instruction in    
chemistry.  Will you honour me with a    
call tomorrow?   
                                            Yours respectfully,   
                                                            Amos Eaton   
Dec. 24th 1824.  
Letter to Emma Willard from Amos Eaton, May 16, 1827, p. 1
 Mrs Willard,         
                         The evening after you called, I          
 applied myself to the subject of my duties to          
 the school during the present term.  I found          
 that my time would be so entirely occupied,          
 that I must continue to do my duty to you          
 and to this school conjointly.  I had prom         
 ised the students a concise specimen of my          
 manner of conducting a popular course,          
 in the whole round of Natural Science.           
 I have devised a scheme, of which the fol-         
 lowing is a copy; which, in my opinion,          
 will subserve your purpose and mine.         
 A course of double lectures on Natu-         
 ral Sciences ---- that is, the subject of 20          
 lectures included in 10 hour and a half          
 [All lectures to be given from 4 o'clock to          
 half past 5, P.M. on Mondays and     
     1.st Lecture.         
May.  Monday 21.  General view of Science.  Lines          
            of demarcation between Natural & Mental.           
            Under the former Nat. Phil -- Min -- Bot --          
            Zool.  Under the latter Phil.  Hum.  Mind --          
            Mor. Phil. -- & Math.         
    2.nd Lecture         
May.  Tuesday 22.  Min illustrated with blowpipe,          
            tests, spec. grav.  hardness, goniometer &.  Classes,          
           Orders, Sections, Genera, Species, Sub-species &.           
          All illustrated with specimens         
    3.rd Lecture         
May.  Monday 28.  Geology, including the new Buck-
Letter to Emma Willard from Amos Eaton, May 16, 1827, p. 2
     linian classification of alluvial and analluvial     
      4th Lecture    
    May. Tuesday 29.  Botany & Zoology.  All the lectures     
             confined to Zoology excepting so much     
             of botany as may be necessary for     
             comparing its classification with that     
             of Zoology.    
    5th Lecture.    
    June.  Monday, 4.  Chemical Powers.     
    6th Lecture.    
    June.  Tuesday 5.  Chem. Principles, the Metals.     
    7th Lecture.    
    June.  Monday 11.  Metals, Animal & Vegetable     
    8th Lecture.    
    June.  Tuesday 12.  Nat. Phil.  Attraction     
                and Mechanical powers.    
    9th Lecture.    
    June.  Monday 18.  Nat. Phil.  Air & Liquids.     
    10th Lecture.    
    June.  Tuesday 19.  Nat. Phil.  Light.    

            You may be disposed to [censure?]     
     me for deciding in this summary     
     way.  Two reasons, I think, justify     
     me.  lst You, impliedly, authorized me.      
     2nd - Necessity compels me to request you     
     to have your students attend the course     
     which my duty commands me to give to ours. 

Letter to Emma Willard from Amos Eaton, May 16, 1827, p. 3         I think you will be accommodated by   
 this course.  I shall have two or three as-  
 sistants well disciplined; and they will give   
 many good experiments and exhibit speci-  
 mens illustrative of all I say in my   
 lectures.  If my hoarseness does not   
 persist, I shall give every lecture.  If it   
 does, I shall compell Hez. or Horton or Keeney,   
 or Chandler, to lecture in a satisfactory   
         I hope, this arrangement will please   
 you.  Please to drop a line in the Post   
 Office if it does not.  If I receive no   
 letter, I shall expect your pupils, ac-  
 companied by a teacher (although we   
 shall hope to be honored with your   
 presence) at 4 P. M. on Monday next.  
                                  Yours respectfully,  
 May, 16. 1827.       Sen. Prof. R. School.  

 Mrs. Willard.