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The number of the students attending Queen's during
the session of 1888-89 was as follows,

Arts 231
Theology 24
Medicine 170
[total] 425

Previous to the commencement of the session, the
appointments to the two new chairs in Queen's were made.

At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees called on
September 18th, the Committee specially appointed to
receive applications for the Chairs of English Literature
and Language and of French and German Literature
and Languages, recommended Mr. James Cappon of
Glasgow, Scotland, for the first; and for the second, either
Dr. John MacGillivray of Canada, or Mr. Frederic Spencer
of Cambridge, Eng. After consideration of the respective
claims of the applicants, Mr. Cappon was elected
to the Chair of English, and Dr. MacGillivray to the Chair
of French and German, at a salary of $2000 per annum,
their duties to commence on the 1st of October following. The
classes for this winter began accordingly, with this important
addition to the Teaching Staff. The practical results of the last
year's efforts on behalf of the Endowment Fund were already
very evident. Besides the appointment of the two
new professors. Mr Adam Shortt had been appointed

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