We are in receipt of a copy of the announcement of the Correspondence University, which contains the courses in instruction and a long list of experienced instructors. The purpose of the University "is to enable students to receive at their homes systematic instruction at a very moderate expense," in all subjects which can be taught by correspondence, and also to supplement the work of other institutions of learning by instructing persons who are unable to attend them. The instructors have been selected without regard to the institutions with which they have been connected ; but merely for their special qualifications. Every student will be required to pass an examination by correspondence given at intervals, so that in this way the instructor can ascertain the progress of each student.
The University will be prepared to instruct students in Agriculture, Botany, Drawing, Engineering, Music, Physiology and Zoology, Physics, Mathematics and Languages. Among the list of instructors in Mathematics we find the names of Professor Benjamin Williamson and Thomas Muir, formerly connected with the universities of London and Glasgow. Professors Flagg and Harkness have charge of the classical course. Mr. Flagg was tutor in Greek at Harvard for four years, and is at present connected with Cornell University. Professor Appleton of Harvard, '64, heads the list of instructors in German, among whom is Prof. Horatio S. White, Harvard '73, and at present Professor of German in Cornell University. The University will also be prepared to give thorough instruction in Philosophy and History. Prof. C. S. Minot gives instruction on entymology. and Prof. Burt G. Wilder in Physiology and Zoology.
The instructors number thirty-two in all, of which nine have been at times connected with Harvard either in the capacity of student or instructor. Copies of the announcement or any information can be obtained from the secretary Mr. Lucien A. Wait, Ithaca, N. Y., to whom applications for instruction must be made.