The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 86, July 1982 - April, 1983 Page: 162
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Oran M. Roberts. Courtesy BTHC.
throughout the decade. Regent provision for the department itself
was less generous: the amount of $1,500 was allocated on September
14, 1883, for "special equipments" of history and literature, mental
and moral science, mathematics, Latin 8c Greek, modern languages,
and the Department of Law. The key for allocations within that
group was not specified.2
This barren account can be amplified in two respects. First, the re-
gents resolved at their initial meeting of November 16, 1881, that
"Judge Hastings of California be invited to be present" at the meet-
ings of the board so as to give the board "the benefit of his experience
and information on the subject of the organization and future opera-
tion of the University." Serranus Clinton Hastings was a prominent
2Regents Minutes, Vol. A, Aug. 17, 1882, p. 27, Nov. 16, 1882, p. 32, Apr. 30, 1883, p.
35, Sept. 14, 1883, p. 73.
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