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History and Reunion of Falley Seminary

Containing history of Falley Seminary and of the institutions which led up to it; Special phases of the reunion of 1888; Life-sketches of departed teachers, and names and addresses of teachers and students.

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History
Preliminary History - Fulton Female Seminary 1836-42—Old manuscript—First Fulton Seminary born in 1834—Rev. and Mrs. J. Eastman— New Seminary opened in 1836—How funds were raised— Sixty-five stockholders—By-Laws governing them—Plan of first Seminary— First officers—First teachers—Maria Clara Maynard—Growth of school—Christian institution—Bible heads list of text-books—Intellectual training thorough— First library and apparatus—Interesting features of old regime—"The Gleaner"—"The Depository"—Pictures of Fulton in their pages—Tribute to Miss Maynard—Reunion at her home in 1856.
Reminiscences - Epoch in history of Fulton—Location of select school— Plan of part of village in '34— Names of students in early days—Precious memories of teachers and lessons learned — Marriage of Miss Maynard—Pleasant retrospect.
History Of Falley Seminary, 1849-69 -Until 1856, under management of Black River Conference— Her standing in those days—An advocate of thorough and Christian education—John P. Griffin becomes owner and principal in 1856—His devotion and enthusiasm—Kindness to clergymen and their children—Christianity had a fair chance at Falley—College preparation thorough —Efficient cabinet—Large number of students—Good sowing—End of harvest not yet.
History Of Falley Seminary, 1869-83 - Last years—Some reasons for its success—Bought by Rev. James Gilmour in 1869—Reasons for its decline—His plans to revive—His eminent qualification—Failing health prevents—Illness of 1882-84—Endeavor to dispose of the property—Last term—Falley Seminary gone into history.
The Kalamatheon Society - Organization—Original members —"Kalamatheon Hall"— Gift of chair from Peithos—Of door-plate from Alethes —Some questions debated—"The Lever"—"The Glea- ner"—First "Public"—Our "Eva Burke"—Our "Belle Taylor"—Good times—Record closed — Last meeting— Names of Presidents—Value of the society—Its members now.
The Aletheon Society - True successor to Academic — Organization—"Aletheon Hall" as you knew it—Library and book-case—Pioneer members—The "Coits"—56 presidential terms—Presidents —How members were secured and expenses met—Debates —Great event of term—"The Monitor"—First and last publics—Union picnic at VanBuren's Island in '69—Outcome of meeting of old students in 1871—Last Aletheons file sadly down the stairs.
The Peithologian Society - Student eloquence needed a safety-valve—Founders and fathers of Peithologian Society—First Resolution debated —"New quarters" in the attic story—Room-furnishing— "Working" new students—"Pat" Bulger's maiden effort —"The Columbiad"—Order of exercises, Feb. 25, 1865— Friendly rivalry between the "Alethes" and "Peithos" — Incident illustrative—Last entry.
Seminary Life - Palatial appointments—Dining-room arrangements—The Menu—Sunday morning prayers—Tribute to Mrs. Griffin— Camden colony—Seminary socials—Romantic experience of timid Oneida youth—High ideal of manhood and womanhood.
Professor Hadyn's Concerts - Music in the attic—How practice hours were spent—Prof's lead-pencil—Annual concert at Salmon's Hall—A list of pieces rendered—The performers—Thorough teaching.
The Harmonic Association -Tender recollections—Pleasant hours—"The Haymakers."
Anniversary Week - How anticipated and dreaded—Monday and Tuesday examinations—Conduct of recitations—Prize declamations— Reading merit roll—Crowning event of the school year— Exhibition day greater than July 4th—Decoration of church —Other arrangements—"Green room"—Style of literary work—Subjects in '61 and '71—Flowers—Diplomas—Benediction—" Scheme" of Exhibition, June 30, 1864.
Reunion Wherefore? - How it came—A significant day—June 21, 9 o'clock at night —The decision—The invitation—The response.
Programme Of Reunion - The Reception - Falley Seminary recalls her own—Thronging the church- Search for faces of long ago—Welcome given to loved and honored teachers—"Should auld acquaintance be forgot?" —Address of welcome—The response—Other voices—Hand clasping—Good night.
Chapel Exercises - Seminary bell—Students crowd the old chapel—Representatives of all periods of Falley's history—Class of '68—Choir —Faculty—Students in their old seats—"Last roll-call."
Stray Thoughts - Familiar scenes—Familiar voices— 147th Psalm—The prayer —March to church.
Historical Address - Old impressions renewed—Falley Alma Mater to 6500— "Adsum " — Appreciation of educational advantages by early settlers—First catalogue—Early managers and teachers — Prospectus of '48—-New venture—The Falleys and Schencks—Class of '52—Building and dedication of Seminary—Interesting facts concerning Fulton and the Oswego River—School like a river—Impressions made by preceptors— Slee—Underhill—Prof. and Mrs. Griffin—Fun and frolic—Nos. '35,' '2,' '18,' '54'—Public division—War times—"Troja Fuit."
Poem, Talks, Telegrams
The Banquet - Friday evening, August 31, 1888—Gay scene—Sumptuous repast—"Feast of reason "—Slee and Underhill partnership—Sentiments and responses—Letters—Greeting poem —Parting.
Saturday - "Do-as-you-please" day—At church—At dinner—At tea— In drawing room—On the river—Fulton's hospitality.
The Love Feast - Beautiful Sabbath morning—Soulful testimonies—Two hours quickly pass—Testimony of Mrs. Griffin.
The Prayer Meeting - Powerful agency—Thursday evening in the old chapel— Their influence—In Sunday-school room—Changes wrought by time—"God is Love."
The Platform Meeting - Last day—Last hour—"Overflow meeting"—Old songs— Speeches—Loving resolution—Closing sentences.
Stray Thoughts - Bro. Chase's thought an inspiration—Treasures in heaven —Vestal fires—Chief joys of reunion—Never-to-be-forgotten days.
Aftermath - Monday morning's hurry—At the station—"All aboard"— Monday night in Fulton lonely—Joy be with you all.
Our Departed Teachers - Life-sketches of Miss Cadwell—Dr. Bragdon—Miss New- man—Dr. Copeland—Mrs. Templeton—Prof. DeMott—Prof. Geo. Griffin—Miss Alden—Prof. Gilmour—Brief mention of Prof. Parsons—Benjamin Cadwell—Dr. Mattison—Dr. Armstrong—O. O. Shumway—Dr. Hapgood—Spencer R. Fuller —Elkanah L. Briggs.
Teachers And Students
List Of Teachers, 1836-83 - Fulton Female Seminary—Fulton Academy—Falley Seminary.
The Chapel List - Those who responded to the invitation in person or by letter.
Additional List

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