e Normal, and four in the College Preparatory.
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Mr. Coffin graduated from Fisk University in 1885, and has held important positions as a teacher ever since graduating. He has also bought about $250 worth of books on one of the special courses of study established by the Illinois Wesleyan University, and so successfully complied with the requirements of the course that the result mentioned in the letter below has been reached.
ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, Ill.
Dear Sir.--Mr. A.O. Coffin has just been here for his final examination for his Ph.D., and desires me to report to you his performance.
This last work closes a series of about six examinations upon some thirty papers, requiring from three to five hours' writing on each. The examination held here was oral, before a committee of three of our faculty, and lasted nearly three hours. Mr. Coffin was probed on all sides with everything that had a bearing on his course (Biology), both as to techn