Hamilton College in Clinton, New York graduates seventeen men of the class of 1860

Oneida County, New York, 1857
Hamilton College in Clinton, New York graduated seventeen young men at its commencement ceremonies, passing one thousand graduates since its founding in 1812.  The college also awarded honorary degrees to Asa Gay, professor of botany at Harvard and future champion of Darwin in the United States, and Henry Allen Foster, former Senator from New York and future chair of the Hamilton board of trustees.  (By John Osborne) 
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Seventy-Fourth Annual Report of the Regents of the University of the State of New York (Albany, NY: C. Van Benthuysen, 1861), 51.

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