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This gentleman certainly deserves some mention in our pages, for he belonged to the front rank of those earnest and zealous educators who have so stimulated the mental growth of American youth. He was a leader in the enterprises of commercial education; the founder of forty-four separate institutions for the instruction of young men in the principles, theoretical and practical, of business life. How


thousands owe advanced and lucrative positions in the counting-room or in the warehouse to their pupilage at those academies it would be difficult to estimate, for they are to be met with in almost every city or town where mercantile enterprise has

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any marked prominence. Predicated of sion.

sion. Fourth, a progressive earnestness his portrait we find several conspicuous which knew little of hesitation, yet was characteristics by which he was known to deferential and forbearing. Fifth, a friends and associates. First, a tem- warm sympathy which was quickly perament of fine quality, delicate, intense, aroused by genuine sorrow or distress. and exceedingly active, yet possessed of He possessed, too, a strong imaginative much endurance and elasticity. Second, element, but it was adapted to his practia strong perceptive intellect, imparting cal and energetic intellect, suggesting clearness of understanding and keenness projects of utility and ministering to the of penetration. Third, a ready judg- cravings of an incessant activity. He ment, amounting to intuitional impres- was organized to have “many irons in

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the fire," and he could keep them all hot. furnish timber for the railroad, in which--al- favorable to himself that could be effected. So,

though many predicted loss—he was quite suc- in making his way in a new community, he There was not sufficient vitality, how

cessful. With the little capital thus acquired always first secured the good-will and coever, to sustain so active & nervous

he engaged in the purchase of sheep-a very operation of the first citizens in point of social system. Though wiry and tough, though important business in northern Ohio—and in and political standing, while he was not the powerful in will and strong in spirit,

this, also, was successful. With his accumula- less considerate of the friendship and aid of such an organization would at length tions he purchased land, until he became the the most humble. wear itself out for lack of bodily sup- owner of some 300 to 400 acres of good farming “In the spring of 1856 Mr. Lusk withdrew and grazing lands. This gave him enlarged

from the firm. In the following autumn Mr.
port--the wick, so large and perpetually
burning, would exhaust the reservoir of

opportunity to prosecute his live-stock busi- Stratton opened the Chicago College, which at
ness, which he did with fair success.

once entered upon a successful career. The oil. His failings lay chiefly in not car

“ In the winter of 1851-2 he took a course of college in Albany was opened in January, '57; ing enough for himself, for physical re- mercantile training at Folsom's Commercial the one in Detroit in the fall of the same year. pose and comfort ; in working too dili- College, Cleveland, in which Mr. H. B. Bryant | Then followed Philadelphia and New York. gently; and in seeking to accomplish was chief instructor in book-keeping.

In connection with the New York College, the too much. In his line of life he was in “While here, he conceived the project of es

firm commenced the publication of a monthly every sense of the word a “ driver." tablishing a series of institutions in the various magazine — the American Merchant - which commercial cities of the country; and uniting

was continued for three years. The severe For the accompanying portrait and the with Mr. Bryant and James W. Lusk — the

financial depression which followed the panic following biographical account of Mr. latter a favorite pupil of P. R. Spencer, and an

of 1857 was not conducive to prosperity in this Stratton we are indebted to Packard's acknowledged master of the science and art of direction, Monthly, a magazine which is “devoted writing—the plan was perfected, and the first

“ The New York College, which was opened to the interests and adapted to the tastes institution started in Cleveland, under the

in the Cooper Institute Building on the 1st of of the young men of the country.”

style of ‘Bryant, Lusk & Stratton's Mercantile October, 1858, gradually grew in favor, and
This was in the spring of 1853.

soon exhibited the germ of future success.

During the following winter the second college Soon after its establishment, Mr. Stratton began “Mr. Stratton was born at Amherst, Lorain of the series was commenced, under the same

to investigate the feasibility of having prepared County, Ohio, August, 9, 1824. His father, | style, in Buffalo, as a successor of Spencer and a series of text-books in the several departJonas Stratton, was one of the first settlers of Rice's institution, which had been in vogue for

ments of science embraced in the college the town; and, in fact, gave it its name,

after a year or more. These institutions became at course; the result of which was the publication Amherst, New Hampshire, his native place. once prosperous and remunerative, owing, in within two years of a work on book-keeping, He was the second of four children, and was the first place, to a generous administration of one on commercial arithmetic, and one on never a rugged boy, but grew up rapidly and their internal affairs, but more particularly to

commercial law. These works, prepared by with a slender constitution. His father being the attractive way in which their claims were competent authors, became at once the texta cabinet-maker by trade, he took up that oc- presented to the public. Mr. Stratton was the books of the colleges, and have steadily won cupation as soon as he was old enough to be outside manager, and his thorough apprecia- the best opinions of teachers and practical of service. His education, until he was some tion of the opinions of good men, as well as eighteen or nineteen years of age, was such as his utter confidence in printer's ink, so shaped “In 1860, Mr. Stratton removed, with his falls to the usual lot of boys in the country. his course of procedure, that before the colleges family, to New York, which was thenceforth He then spent a couple of years in the English had been in operation one year, they were his home; although, until his last sickness, department of Oberlin College, which is situ- thoroughly well known to all persons who the greater portion of his time was spent in ated but six miles from his home,

read the papers.

One great secret in Mr. journeyings between the links' of the great “While at Oberlin he became deeply interest- Stratton's success as a business manager lay in international chain'—which were being gradued in the art of penmanship; and he prepared his thorough self-consecration to whatever he ally forged, and welded, in the important cities himself to enter upon this field as a teacher. had in hand. He always believed in his work ; of the continent—and in arranging the financial His first effort as a 'Professor of Penmanship’ and was neither afraid nor ashamed to proclaim basis for their successful operation. was at Charlestown, Mass., in the suburbs of it upon all occasions, and to all classes of “ In the early part of his career as an eduBoston. He afterward visited various portions people. He never stopped to inquire whether cator, it became necessary for him, at times, to of the New England States, paying his way in the presentment of his affairs was appropriate borrow money. He had one friend upon whom teaching; and, after an absence of two years, or acceptable, but took it for granted that he relied in such contingencies, and although returned to his native town, a traveled gentle- everybody must be interested in what seemed he was always prepared to give ample security, man and a full-fledged writing-master. He so important to him. He was not remarkable and never failed to pay his demands promptly was wont, in after-years, to make humorous for reticence, and never believed in letting slip-with a good round percentage for the accom. allusions to his ‘Boston' professorship, and to a good opportunity to make acquaintances and modation—the gratitude he ever felt and maniillustrate, for the amusement of others, his friends. Notwithstanding this constant pre- fested toward this individual afforded a most original system of inculcating art. A peculiar

ferment of his own affairs, he never, in any positive and pleasing illustration of his unmethod he had of making the letter X was so sense, became what is termed a “bore. His swerving fidelity. ridiculed by the veteran Spencer, and so hu- great good-humor, and his intuitive knowledge “During the embarrassments of 1857 he morously defended by its author, that the of what to say, and how to say it, always put found great difficulty in making good his style has ever since been known, among pro- him on the best terms with those with whom financial engagements, and was often put to fessional writers, as ‘Stratton's Boston X.' he came in contact.

straits that would have discouraged a less He afterward improved somewhat upon his “He never believed in doing business with a resolute man.

One rule which he adopted original style, under the able instruction of the subordinate, if the principal were accessible- and acted upon under such embarrassments is author of Spencerian penmanship, but did not not that he ignored the authority of agents, well worthy of mention : 'Never avoid & man again attempt to teach the art.

but because he desired contact with the su- you owe. If he found that it would be diffi“For a number of years he devoted himself to perior party, both as an incidental aid to his

cult to meet an engagement, he went at once such opportunities of making money as occur business, and to assure himself that whatever to the person who would be discommoded, in in country places. He took a contract to arrangements he entered into were the most case of failure, and without reserve laid the


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