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This University of Maine catalog for the year 1872-1873 includes a list of the Board of Trustees, faculty, students, and information about the design of the institution, admission, courses of instruction, expenses, and calendar. It also provides information about the college farm, buildings, library, and campus organizations.

The list of students provides a summary indicating that there were 7 seniors, 7 juniors, 25 sophomores and 32 freshman that year.

One of the juniors is Louise Hammond Ramsdell, the first female student who attended the Maine State College of Agriculture (now the University of Maine) after legislation passed in February, 1872, stating that "Females who possess the suitable qualifications for admission to the several classes, may be admitted as students in the college; subject to the requirements of labor and study, which may be determined by the faculty of instruction and by the trustees of the college." Louise Ramsdell transferred to Maine and was a member of the class of 1874.


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