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No. 24 Franklin Street. 

















No. 24 Franklin Street. 



Class Song. 


This Report is issued in accordance with the vote passed 
at the Class meeting in 1888, and is made up from information 
furnished in response to the following Circular. It is hoped 
that its receipt by the Class will elicit the details still needed 
to complete the Class biographies iox present record dind future 
publication at convenient season. 

Storey Place, Jamaica Plain, 

I February, 1890. 
Classmates : 

Our thirtieth anniversary will be observed by a Class 
Dinner, given at the Revere House, Boston, at 6.30 p. m., 
24 June, 1890, the evening before Commencement. 

Attendance will be free to all, the expense being met 
from the Class Fund. Wetmore will preside, and every effort 
will be made to have our meeting full of enjoyment. Let 
every man make his plans from now on so as to have his 
share of it. There will be some talking and music, but no 
one's pleasure shall be marred by the dread of being called on 
unless by previous arrangement. I know how that is myself. 

At the Commencement Class meeting in 1888, when this 
Dinner was decided upon, it was suggested that the Secretary 
should prepare for the occasion notes of the Class history 
supplementary to the Class Book of 1880. To do this it will 
be essential to hear from every man by May 15 at latest, to 
give time for arrangement and printing. 

Let each write me everything of any note that has hap- 
pened to himself or family since 1880. 

I have every addres^ except those of Carter and Paul, 
which some of you may be able to tell me. Mention also 
any death or change of residence in the Class within your 

Looking for a careful and timely response, in which should 
be included notice of intention to attend the Dinner, 

I am 

Faithfully yours, 


Class Secretarv. 


George Edward Henry Abbot, A. M. 

*Edward Gardiner Abbott *i862 

*Henry Livermore Abbott, A. M. *i864 

Benjamin Faneuil Uunkin Adams, M. D. 1864 

George Everett Adams, LL.B. 1865; M. C. 

*WiLLiAM Hooper Adams, A. M. 1866 *i88o 

Henry Freeman Allen,- Andover Theol. Sem. 1863 

William Sumner Appleton, A. M. 1864; LL. B. 1865; Memb. Mass. 

Hist. Soc. ; Fellow Am. Acad. 
Henry Dean Atwood 

Frederic William Batchelder, A. M. 1865 
Selwin Zadock Bowman, LL. B. 1863 ; M. C. 
Frederic Wainwright Bradlee 
Lane William Brandon 
Henry Burdick, A. M. 1868 
Thomas Burgess, 1861 ; A. B. Oxford 1864 
Edward Carter, A. M. 1865 
Henry Austin Clapp, LL. B. 1864 

*William Gardner Colburn, LL. B. 1862 *i875 

*John Treadwell Cole *i87i 

William Ellery Copeland, A. IVL 1864; Div. S. 1866 
Caspar Crownixshield 

Julius Dexter, LL. B. Cincinnati 1865 ; Corr. Memb. Mass. Hist. Soc. 
Charles Henry Doe, A. M. 1872 
Stephen William Driver, M. D. 1863 
Edward Franklin Everett, A. M. 

*JosiAH Milton Fairfield *i865 

James Champlin Fernald 
Charles Henry Fiske 

*Thomas Bayley Fox, LL. B. 1862 *i863 

William Eliot Furness, A. M.; LL. B. 1863 
William Channing Gannett, A. M. ; Div. S. 1868 
*Henry Ware Hall, 1883 *i864 

Frank Haseltine 
AuDLEY Haslett, A. M. ; M. D. Columbia (Coll. Phys. and Surg.) 1867 


James Haughton, A. M. 1866 

Horace John Hayden, A. M. 

Henry Hinckley 

Wesley Otheman Holway, A. M. 1870 

*JuLius Sedgwick Hood *i86i 

*]VIahlon Hopkins *i879 

Charles Adams Horne, Prof. Math. High S. Albany (N. Y.) 

Edwin Johnson Hortox, A. M. 

Horace Howland 

Charles Alfred Humphreys, Div. S. 1863 

Francis Welles Hunnewell, A. M. ;4LL. B. 1864 

John Welles Hunnewell, A. M.; S. B. 1863 

*HoRATio Deming Jarves *i883' 

Edward Crosby Johnson 

Arthur May Knapp, Div. S. 1867 

Daniel Talcott Smith Leland, A. M. 

*Henry Leonard, A. M. *i875 

Henry Stephen Mackintosh, A. M. ; Asst. Prof. Hist. U. S. Naval 

Acad. Annapolis (Md.) 
*WiLLiAM MacRea Magenis *i864 

*Charles Jamks Mills *i865 

John Torrey Morse, Overseer; Memb. Mass. Hist. Soc. 
*Charles Redington Mudge *i863 

Myron Andrews Munson, A. M. 1865 ;.^Andover Theol. Sem. 1864 
Charles Alexander Nelson, A. M. 

*Edgar Marshall Newcomb *i862 

Franklin Nickerson, M. D. 1863 
George Edward Niles, A. M. 
George Sterne Osborne, 1861 ; M. D. 1863 
Hersey Goodwin Palfrey 
Charles Chauncy Parsons, LL. B. 1862 

*Daniel Webster Paul, A. M. * 

♦William Edward Perkins, LL. B. 1862 *i879 

*Charles Appleton Phillips *i877 

Silas Dean Presbrey, A. M,; M. D. 1865 

*William Matticks Rogers *i862 

Henry Sturgis Russell 
Henry Bruce Scott, LL. B. 1862 

*RoBERT Gould Shaw, 1873 *i863 

Thomas Sherwin 
Joseph Shippen, A. M. 1867 

*Benjamin Smith Skinner *i864 

*Addison Gilbert Smith, A. M. 1869 *i874 

Henry George Spaulding, Div. S. 1866 
John William Stearns, A. M. 1866; LL. D. Univ. Chicago 1877; 

Director Nat. Normal S. Tucuman (Argentine Repub.); Pres. State 

Normal S. Whitewater (Wis.); Prof. Philos. and Pedagogy Univ. Wis. 
Charles Wistar Stevens, ficole de Medicine (Paris) 1868; M.D. 1870 
*Edward Ford Stokes, A. M. 1866 *i886 

Charles Walter Swan, A. M. 1864; M. D. 1864 
Lewis William Tappan 
James Bourne Freeman Thomas 
James Augustus Towle, Andover Theol. Sem. 1869; Prof. Greek 

Lang, and Lit. Ripon Coll. (Wis.) 
Louis Walter Clifford Wade, A. M. 1872 
Alexander Fairfield Wadsworth, A. M. ; LL. B. 1863 
Oliver Fairfield Wadsworth, A. M. ; M. D. 1865 
*James Bryant Walker, Prof. Equity and Dean Law S. Cincinnati 

Coll. *i874 

*George Willis Warren, A. M. 1864; Andover Theol. Sem. 1867; 

Prof. N. T. Lit. Chicago Theol. Sem. *i888 

*Emory Washburn, A. M. 1864; LL. B. 1862 *i885 

Samuel Gilbert Webber, M. D. 1865 
Joseph Dunning Weed 

Francis Mixot Weld, A. M. 1871 ; M. D. 1864; Overseer 
George Walker Weld 
Stephen Minot Weld, A. M.; Overseer 

*George Fiske Weston, 1862 *i864 

Edmund Wetmore, LL. B. Columbia, 1863; Overseer 
Albert Blodgett Weymouth, A. M. ; M. D. Bellevue Hosp. Med. 

Coll. (N. Y.) 1863, Bowd. 1866 
Nelson Joseph Wheeler, Newton Theol. Inst. 1863 
George Gill Wheelock, A. M. 1864; M. D. Columbia (Coll. Phys.. 

and Surg.) 1864 
*JoHN Corlies White *i872- 

George Henry Whittemore, A. M.; Newton Theol. Inst. 1868 
Charles Albert Whittier 

*Arthur Wilkinson, 1881 *i86o 

Robert Willard, M. D. 1864 

*IsRAEL Francis Williams, Div. S. 1863 *i864 

James Henry Wilson 
William Converse Wood, A. M. 1865; Andover Theol. Sem. 1868 

Calvin Milton Woodward, Ph. D. (Hon.) Washington Univ. (Mo.) ; 

Asst. Prof. Math, and Prof. Math, and Pract. Mechan. Washington 

Univ. ; Dean Polytechnic S. Washington Univ. 

CxEORGE Brooks Young, A. M. ; LL. B. 1863: Just. Supr. Court, 




*JOHN Andrew *i8s7 

*Hexrv Martyx Atkinson, A. B. 1861 ; Pres. Woodland Colleg. In- 
stitute (Cal.) *i887 

*JoHN White Chickering Baker *i87i 

David Moore Balch, S. B. 1S59 

*Nathaniel Saltonstall Barstow *i864 

*George Sidney Bowen *i857 

Charles Edwin Brown 

*Walter Curtis *i876 

Frederic Henry Elder 

Henry Chotard Eustis 

Alfred White Gannett 

George Frederic Gay 

George Sears Greene 

Charles Henry Hall, D. V. S. Amer. Vet. Coll. (N. Y.) 1877; 
M. D. Univ. New York 1881 

Isaac Hills Hazelton, M. D. 1861 

*Arundel Hopkins, M. D. Univ. Maryland 1863 *i873 

*William Guptill Hubbard, A. B. 1863 *i865 

*Thomas Devereux Jones *i863 

*NuMA Olivier Lauve *i887 

Fraitk William Lawrence 

Ion Hanford Perdicaris 

*George Brown Perry, LL. B. 1861 *i867 

*Charles Alston Pringle *i862 

*WiLLiAM Rotch Rodman *i86o 

*VVarren Dutton Russell *i862 

*Charles Christie Salter, A. B. 1S61 ; Div. S. 1865 *i87o 

William Cadwalader Schley 

Thomas Parker Smith 


James Henry Stearns, A. B. 1862 

jAMfis Pierce Stearns 

James Kent Stone, A. B. 1861 (1863) ; A. M.; S. T. D. Racine (Wis.) 

1868; Adj. Prof, and Prof. Latin, and Pres. Kenyon Coll, (O.) ; 

Pres. Hobart Coll. (N. Y.) 
*Ebenezer Francis Thayer *i858 

*Abner Francis Thompson *i864 

*Edmund Winchester Whittemore * 

*George William Wilson *i872 

Henry Winsor 


Members of the Class 79-4-31 = 110 

Temporary Members 174-19= 36 



FRANCIS MINOT WELD, Class Secretary. 


Class of 1860. 

quiet life, with no changes since the last report. He sent his 
regrets to the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner. 

Address, Groton, Massachusetts. 

1882, after very trying work, his health broke down for the 
second time, and, giving up active practice, he removed from 
Waltham, Massachusetts, to Colorado Springs, where he has 
since resided. His daughter, Anne Bethune, born Novem- 
ber 3, 1873, died August 7, 1888. His son, Edward Brinley, 
is a member of the Class of 1892 in Harvard College. He 
sent his regrets to the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner. 

Address, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

ADAMS, GEORGE EVERETT. — Has been a Repub- 
lican member of Congress since March, 1883, serving on the 
Judiciary Committee, and on that on Banking and Currency, 
each for four years. He was defeated, November, 1890. A 
daughter, Margaret, was born in 1883. His son, Franklin 
Everett, died March, 1887. 

Address, 19 Bryan Block, Chicago, Illinois. 

ALLEN, HENRY FREEMAN. — No reply to the cir- 
cular has been received. He has lost his wife within the 
present year. 

Address, 200 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

each year about equally between Boston and the country. 


near Newton Centre, except for a long trip abroad. He 
sailed from Boston, May 20, 1886, and returned July i, 1889. 
He passed the first summer at Pyrmont and in the Harz 
Mountains; then six months at Hanover; then travelled a 
little, visiting Miinster, Brunswick, Magdeburg, Berlin, Dres- 
den, etc. ; passed the summer at Pyrmont, Saint Goarshausen 
on the Rhine and Kyllburg ; visiting also Cassel, Mainz, 
Cologne, etc ; passed the second winter in Paris, and the 
third summer at Crecy-en-Brie and Florenville. in Belgium; 
then made a short stay in England, and travelled in Belgium 
and Holland ; passed the third winter in Egypt, staying 
eight weeks at Luxor ; in the spring travelled in Italy and 
France, visiting Perugia, Pavia, Avignon, Carcassonne, Blois, 
Bourges, etc. ; then to England and home. He has one 
more child, Gladys Hughes, born in Boston, Nov. 22, 1881. 
He has written various articles, genealogical and numis- 
matic ; but his most important literary work has been the 
editing of two volumes as Record Commissioner of Boston, 
viz., the fifth and twenty-first reports. 

Address, 317 Dartmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

ATWOOD, HENRY DEAN. — Has been President, 
since its organization in 1886, of the Bristol Club of Taunton, 
Massachusetts. He is president of the Taunton Land and 
Improvement Company, a member of the Social and Harvard 
Clubs of Taunton, and has been Auditor of the Massachu- 
setts Real Estate Company. He is Treasurer of the Taun- 
ton Button Company, of the Phoenix Manufacturing Company, 
and of Taunton Lodge, No. 150, of the Benevolent Protec- 
tive Order of Elks. He is a member of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company, and of various other organiza- 
tions in and out of the State. He delivered, last year and 
this, the Memorial Day poem for William H. Bartlett Post, 
No. 3, of the Grand Army of the Republic. 

Address, Taunton, Massachusetts. 


to the circular has been received. 

Address, Manchester, New Hampshire. 

BOWMAN, SELWYN ZADOCK. — Has led an une- 
ventful life since 1880, occupied in "one demnition grind " at 
the law. Resides in Somerville. 

Address, 23 Court Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

to be abroad at the time of the Thirtieth Anniversary Din- 
ner. His wife died in New York, December 28, 1880. 

Address, 107 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

BRANDON, WILLIAM LANE. — Is Clerk and ex-officio 
Recorder of the parish of West Feliciana. He sent his 
heartfelt regrets to the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner, and 
his kindest regards to " all the boys " of the Class. 

Address, Parish of West Feliciana, Bayou Sara, Louisiana. 

Address, unknown. 


Address, The Jansen, New York, New York. 

CARTER, EDWARD. — Has had three children. His 
wife died in Che fall of 18S0. His youngest child died in the 
spring of 1881. 

Address, Montreal, Canada. 

CLAPP. HENRY AUSTIN. — Has few changes of im- 
portance to report. In January, 1888, resigning as Assistant 
Clerk for the County of Suffolk, was appointed Clerk of the 
Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth ; and still 
retains the office. In the autumn of 1885 he began to give 


lectures upon Shakspeare's plays, and since then has con- 
tinued to speak in public during a part of every year upon the 
same class of subjects. 

Address, Court House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

report has removed to Tacoma, Washington, where he is in 
charge of a large Unitarian parish. He sent his regrets to 
the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner, "with cordial greeting to 
his classmates. 

Address, 225 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma, Washington. 

CROWNINSHIELD, CASPAR. — No reply to the cir- 
cular has been received. 

Address, Dublin, New Hampshire. 

DEXTER, JULIUS. — Was elected in October, 1880, to 
the State Board of Equalization, and in October, 1881, to the 
Senate of the State of Ohio. He was President of the Fidel- 
ity Safe Deposit and Trust Company, in Cincinnati, from 
1883 to 1886. In August, 1887, he was chosen a director 
of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad Company, 
and in the same year became its President, which office he 
still retains, devoting most of his time to its duties. He has 
been a trustee of the Sinking Fund of Cincinnati since 1879 ! 
Treasurer of the Cincinnati Museum Association since its 
organization in 1881 ; an active member of the Commercial 
Club of Cincinnati since 1872, and was its President last year. 
He is interested in some public societies in Cincinnati, and is 
trustee or executor of several estates. He has lived, since 
1876, at his present 

Address, 122 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

DOE, CHARLES HENRY. — No personal changes of 
importance are to be recorded since the last report. His 


eldest son is a member of the Class of 1893 of Harvard 

Address, Worcester, Massachusetts. 

DRIVER, STEPHEN WILLIAM. — Becoming tired out 
in the spring of 1880, went to England, returning in June, 
and spent the summer at Magnolia, Massachusetts, and the 
fall at the White Mountains, resuming practice in November, 
in fair health. 

In January, 1888, he went to Aiken, South Carolina, Jor 
his health, returning in April, when he made a three months' 
voyage to Fayal and Madeira, as surgeon of the packet ship 
Kennard, resuming practice in good health on his return, in 

In 1884 and 1885, he was President of the Cambridge 
Medical Improvement Society; in 1886 and 1887, President 
of the Middlesex South District Medical Society ; and has 
been Visiting Surgeon at the Cambridge Hospital since 
August, 1886. 

Is "prosperous and happy as most men." 

Address, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

in the fire-insurance business, travelling most of the time 
since 1884 in the New England and Middle States. He is 
now inspector of large manufacturing plants, in the employ 
of the New England Bureau of United Inspection, an organ- 
ization of fifty large stock insurance companies. He is a 
member of Edward W. Kinsley Post, No. 113, of the Grand 
Army of the Republic, and of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion. His daughter married, in 1887, Dr. Herman 
G, Hichborn, of Boston, and our classmate rejoices in a 
bright and active grandson. He resides in Cambridge, and 
has an office at 71 Kilby Street, Boston. 

Address, Post-office Box 1423, Boston, Massachusetts. 


FERNALD, JAMES CHAMPLIN. — No response to 
the circular has been received. He is said to have been 
occupied of late in editorial work. 

Address, New York, New York. 

FISKE, CHARLES HENRY. — Reports no changes 
of importance. 

Address, 60 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

FURNESS, WILLIAM ELIOT.— Has nothing new to 
report. He is still living in Chicago and practising law. He 
sent his regrets to the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner, with 
best wishes to his classmates. 

Address, 107 Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois. 

signed his charge as Unitarian minister at St. Paul, Minne-. 
sota, and for four years lived mostly in Chicago. He married 
November 3, 1887, Mary Thorn Lewis, of Philadelphia; and 
a daughter, Charlotte Katharine, was born at Hinsdale, Illi- 
nois, January 4, 1889. Here he "had a little parish and 
built a little church," but in 1889 he assumed his present 
charge, the Unitarian church at Rochester, New York. 
" Within these ten years have come two or three little books, 
some disappointment, a great deal of joy, no end of things of 
both kinds to be thankful for, and the beginning of gray hair 
over both ears. May all the boys of '60 have had as happy 
a record. Bless 'em all, and to the end." 

Address, 8 East Street, Rochester, New York. 

*HALL, HENRY WARE. —The degree of A. B. was 
conferred on him in 1883. 

H ASELTINE, FRANK. — Remains in Philadelphia, with 
the same mistress, — Art ! Expecting to be abroad, he sent 


his regrets to the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner, with the 
verses which appear on a later page. 

Address, 1825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

HASLETT, AUDLEY. — Reports no changes since 1880. 
He continues practice. 

Address, 115 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, New York. 

HAUGHTON, JAMES. —Since February, 1887, has 
been rector of the Church of the Redeemer, at Bryn Mawr, 
Pennsylvania. His oldest son, Victor, is a Junior in the Gen- 
eral Theological Seminary, in New York. His second son, 
John Paul, is a Freshman in Haverford College. Expecting 
to sail for Europe, he sent his regrets to the Thirtieth Anni- 
versary Dinner, with "best greetings to those venerable boys, 
parted but stuck together!' 

Address, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. 

HAYDEN, HORACE JOHN. — Was appointed General 
Traffic Manager of the New York Central & Hudson River 
Railroad, March 10, 1880. He became Third Vice-President, 
May 4, 1883, and Second Vice-President, June 17, 1885. He 
is a member of the Century, Harvard, Union, and University 
Clubs, of New York, and has continued to reside in that city. 

Address, 116 East Eighteenth Street, New York, New 

HINCKLEY, HENRY. —Went abroad in the spring of 
1887, visiting England, Scotland, France, Italy, Switzerland, 
Germany, and Holland. He hopes at some future time to 
visit Egypt and Palestine. He intends to make the latter 
his final station, from which he will travel express to Paradise. 

Address, Lynn, Massachusetts. 

HOLWAY, WESLEY OTHEMAN. — No reply to the 
circular has been received. 

Address, 219 Shurtleff Street, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 


HORNE. CHARLES ADAMS. - Was born in Berwick, 
Maine, June 30, 1837; the son of John and Ruth (Went- 
worth) Home. He remained at home, at Great Falls, 
New Hampshire, till September, 1861. He was then the 
Principal of the High School at Salmon Falls, New Hamp- 
shire, till April, 1863, and then of the High School at 
Woodstock till July. He then taught at Medford, Massa- 
chusetts, for a few months, and was for a short time in 
the Provost Marshal's office at Springfield. He then was in 
the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction 
at Albany, New York, till November, 1864, and then was Prin- 
cipal of Public School Number Four, at Albany, till Septem- 
ber, 1867, when he became Professor of Mathematics in the 
Albany Public High School, where he still remains as Vice- 
Principal and Professor of Greek and Latin. He married, 
March 24, 1864, Florence, daughter of Charles Dwight and 
Caroline (Nelson) Allen, of Roiiinsford, New Hampshire. He 
has had six children : Florence, born October 25, 1867, who 
graduated at Vassar College in 1890; Pierce, born July 15, 
1872, died August 17, 1872; Charles Allen, born December 
20, 1874; Ralph, born April 18, 1877 ; Agnes, born July 2, 
1879 ; and Allen Gibbon, born April 25, 1885. 
Address, 186 Elm Street, Albany, New York. 

HORTON, EDWIN JOHNSON. — In 1886 removed 
from Pomeroy, Ohio, where the coal and salt business, in 
"which he had been engaged, ceased to be remunerative, and 
•engaged in the electric business in New York City, where he 
.now holds the position of Assistant General Manager of the 
Hiverand Rail Electric Light Company. Is a member of the 
Harvard Club. His oldest son, Charles, passed his examina- 
tions with " special mention " for the Freshman Class at 
Harvard, in 1884, but did not enter. He is now in the service 
of the Chicago, Burlington & Ouincy Railroad Company. 
His youngest son, Henry, graduated last year from the Univer- 


sity of Ohio, and will study for the Episcopal ministry. His 
oldest daughter, Elizabeth, remains at home. His youngest 
daughter, Aimce, is at school at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 
Address, 45 Broadway, New York, New York. 

HOWLAND, HORACE. — No reply to the circular has 
been received. 

Address, 70 West Eleventh Street, New York, New York. 

ing seventeen years of settlement over the First Parish, 
Framingham, Massachusetts. Had a very pleasant trip with 
his two daughters through English and Scottish lakes and 
cathedral towns, in 1888. He has gained twenty pounds in 
weight, and hopes the increase in " vidth and visdom " has 
been proportionate. 

Address, Framingham, Massachusetts. 

the circular has been received. 

Address, care of H. H. Hunnewell & Sons, 87 Milk 
Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

HUNNEWELL, JOHN WELLES. — No reply to the 
circular has been received. 

Address, care of H. H. Hunnewell & Sons, Sy Milk 
Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

*JARVES, HORATIO DEMING. — Died at the Frank- 
lin House, Augusta, Maine, April 16, 1883. 

JOHNSON, EDWARD CROSBY. — Reports no changes 
of importance. 

Address, 33 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 


KNAPP. ARTHUR MAY. — No reply to the circular 
has been received. 

He was settled over the First Parish Church at Watertown, 
Massachusetts, July i, 1880. 

Address, American Mission (81 Nagata Cho Nichome), 
Tokio, Japan. 

past three years has been connected with Stoddard, Lover- 
ing & Company, importers of textile machinery and carpet 

Address, 152 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

the circular has been received. 

Address, care of Professor George M. Lane, Cambridge, 

MORSE, JOHN TORREY. — Has edited "The Ameri- 
can Series of Statesmen," and is the author of four of them. 

He has been an Overseer since 1879. Nothing else of 
importance has occurred. 

Address, 16 Fairfield Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

MUNSON, MYRON ANDREWS. —Enlisted as private 
in the Sixtieth Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer 
Militia, July 28, 1864; was mustered out November 30, 1864. 
In 1885 and 1886, he spent several months in the study of 
Geology with the pre-eminent professor James D. Dana, of 
Yale College. He has engaged in genealogical and historical 
study, and delivered an elaborate address on his ancestor, 
Captain Thomas Munson, at a reunion of about five hundred 
of the family, August 17, 1887, at New Haven, Connecticut, 
which was published. In 1 888, supplied a pulpit at Middlebury, 
Connecticut, for about six months. At the close of the year 


1 888, he went to Winter Park, Florida, where he has been since 
connected with Rollins College, teaching Latin, German, 
Geology, English Literature, Rhetoric, the History of the 
English Language, and English Composition. He married, 
October 26, 1887, Jessie Dewey Chidsey, of New Haven, 
Connecticut. He hopes that classmates who may travel in 
his direction will make a point of visiting him. 
Address, Winter Park, Florida. 

the book business in 1881, took a position in the Astor 
Library in the city of New York, where for seven years, with 
three assistants, he was engaged on the continuation of 
the "Catalog of the Astor Library," in four large octavo vol- 
umes. Since August i, 1888, he has been Librarian of the 
Howard Memorial Library, at New Orleans. In 1887 he gave 
three lectures before the School of Library Economy at 
Columbia College, New York. He has been a contributor to 
the " International Cyclopedia," " Appleton's Cyclopedia of 
American Biography," " Appleton's Annual," and the " Li- 
brary Journal." 

He has been Secretary of the New York Library Club, 
Assistant Secretary of the American Library Association, and 
Librarian of the Harvard Club of New York. He is a trustee 
of Leland University, and a fellow of the New Orleans 
Academy of Science. He sent his regrets, with greeting to 
the class, to the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner. His family 
reside in Brooklyn, New York, where he would prefer to live. 

Address, Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans, Louis- 

NICKERSON. FRANKLIN. — Remains in the practice 
of medicine at Lowell. He has been for several years a 
councillor of the Massachusetts Medical Society ; since 1883, 
chairman of the Library Committee of the Middlesex Mechan- 


ics' Association. In 1889, he was elected a member of the 
staff of Saint John's Hospital, of Lowell, and was chosen one 
of the Executive Committee of the Unitarian Club of Lowell. 
He read a paper on " A case of Chylous Deposit in the Abdo- 
men " before the Massachusetts Medical Society, June ir, 
1889. A son, Arthur, was born October 2, 1880, and died 
April 25, 1885 ; a son, Harold, was born March 15, 1882, 
making three children living. 
Address, Lowell, Massachusetts. 

NILES, GEORGE EDWARD. — A son, John Adams, 
was born June 8, 188 1. His son George Caspar has just 
entered the Class of 1894 in Harvard College. 

Address, 27 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

OSBORNE, GEORGE STERNE. — Reports no changes 
of importance in his life since 1S80. 
Address, Peabody, Massachusetts. 

PALFREY, HERSEY GOODWIN. — Is now agent of 
the Granite State Fire Insurance Company, of Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire. He lives at Bradford, and earns his living 
at Haverhill, Massachusetts, and " has thus far managed to 
keep out of the jail and the poorhouse." Good for Palfrey! 
The class is well satisfied. 

Address, Bradford, Massachusetts.. 

to report but regulation business and worry in chemicals." 
Address, 66 Water Street, Brooklyn, New York. 

*PAUL, DANIEL WEBSTER. — From information 
obtained from his physician and others, by Parsons, Thomas, 
and Wheeler, it appears that he had an attack of cerebral 
disease six or seven years ago, and returned from Saint Louis, 


Missouri, where he had practised law, to his former home in 
Vermont, and partially recovered. He was afterwards 
pronounced to be hopelessly ill of softening of the brain, and 
died at Saint Louis ; but the date is not known. 

PRESBREY, SILAS DEAN. — Has continued in the 
busy practice of medicine, but visited Europe in the summer 
of 1881. He is the Medical Examiner of his city (this office 
has superseded that of Coroner in Massachusetts), and has 
been President of the Medico-Legal Society, to the "Transac- 
tions " of which he has contributed three articles. He was 
actively engaged in the establishment of the Morton Hos- 
pital, and is senior Consulting Physician ; and is the Presi- 
dent of the Taunton Hospital Company. His oldest daughter 
spent two years in the Harvard Annex, and has since studied 
portrait painting. Two other daughters are at Smith Col- 
lege, Northampton, Massachusetts. 

Address, Taunton, Massachusetts. 


RUSSELL, HENRY STURGIS. — Reports nothing new 
personally. " Life has gone, and I trust will continue to go, 
smoothly with me, and has brought every possible happiness 
along in its course." His third child, Mary Forbes, married 
Copley Amory, December 5, 1889. 

Address, Milton, Massachusetts. 

SCOTT, HENRY BRUCE. — Is still living in Burling- 
ton, Iowa, dealing in Western lands. He has had four 
children since the last report : Richard Gordon, born at Bur- 
lington, July 25, 1880; Christopher Pearse, born September 
19, 1883; Elizabeth Rose, born February 5, 1886; and Mar- 
garet, born April 23, 1889, making seven in all. He seems to 
be trying to make up for not getting the class cradle. 

Address, Burlington, Iowa. 


SHERWIN, THOMAS. —Entered the telephone busi- 
ness, and is now Auditor of the Bell Telephone Company, and. 
President of the New England Telephone and Telegraph 
Company. A daughter, Anne Isabel, was born September 
9, 1880; and a son, Edward Vassall, was born February 4, 

Address, 95 Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

SHIPPEN, JOSEPH. — No reply to the circular has been 

Address, 49 Portland Block, Chicago, Illinois. 

elected Secretary of the Unitarian Sunday School Society, 
which post he still holds. His son, Plenry Plympton, is in 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His daughter, 
Elizabeth Bell, died November 18, 1889, at Newton, Massa- 

Address, 25 Betcon Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

STEARNS, JOHN WILLIAM. —No reply to the cir- 
cular has been received. 

Address, Madison, Wisconsin. 

lished " Revelations of a Boston Physician," and articles on 
"The Education of Women," and "Curiosities of Human 
Hair." Has since written on "Ergot," " Corrosive Sublimate 
internally in Puerperal and other Septicaemias," " Longevity 
in its Relations to Marriage and Heredity," and " Nassau as a 
Winter Resort." Is a member of the Gynaecological Society 
of Boston, and a fellow of the American Academy of Medi- 

Address, 54 Elm Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts. 


*STOKES, EDWARD FORD. — Was born September 
28, 1839. He died July 26, 1886. The following notice 
appeared in the Greenville (South Carolina) Baptist Courier 
of July 29, 1886: — 

" Edward F. Stokes, of Greenville, who was sent to the 
lunatic asylum at Columbia a short time ago, died on Mon- 
day last, and his remains will be brought to Greenville for 
interment on Tuesday. He has refused to eat and drink 
since he was in the asylum, requesting that he be allowed to 
remain quiet on his bed, and it is supposed that he died from 
sheer exhaustion. His career has been quite remarkable, 
and it is deemed certain now that his mind was deranged all 
the while, even when he was baffling learned judges and 
astute lawyers. The history of the litigation in which he 
was the moving spirit forms one of the most extraordinary 
chapters in the courts of this State. Mr. Stokes was a mem- 
ber of the Episcopal Church, and was about forty-five years 
of age" (forty-six years and ten months). 

SWAN, CHARLES WALTER. —Has experienced few 
changes of importance during the past ten years. He re- 
moved to his present number in the same street this fall. A 
daughter, Edith Rosamond, was born August i r, 1880. 

Address, 79 Worcester Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

TAPPAN, LEWIS WILLIAM. — Reports nothing new. 
He is now in Europe. 

Address, 27 Kilby Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

practised law as usual since 1880. He was in Europe in 
September and October, 1887, visiting England, France, and 
Germany. He remains unmarried, in spite of many earnest 
efforts made to catch him. 

Address, 10 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 


TO.WLE, JAMES AUGUSTUS. —Continues to en- 
li2;hten the callow youth of Amherst College, Cleveland, 
Ohio. He has dipped a little into light literature this last 
year, having edited a volume of Plato, which he calls the 
" Protagoras." What this is about your Secretary is ignorant, 
but from Towle's good character, presumes it to be unobjec- 
tionable. It can be obtained at a moderate price of Ginn & 
Company, Boston. 

Address, Cleveland, Ohio. 

the circular has been received. 
Address, Portland, Maine. 

experienced no changes of importance since the last report. 
Address, 50 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmoscopy in the Harvard Medical 
School since 1881. He has made many valuable contribu- 
tions to medical periodicals, and to the Boston City Hospital 
Reports, which his modesty has probably prevented his 

Address, 139 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

*WARREN, GEORGE WILLIS. —Left Miss Porter's 
school in Farmington, Connecticut, in 1880, and engaged 
in business in Boston ; and died at Somerville, Massachu- 
setts, March 17, 1888. He was highly esteemed by those 
who were best qualified to judge, for his accurate scholar- 
ship, and acquisitions in many departments, scientific as well 
as classical, and for his ability as a teacher. His character 
was irreproachable, and rare in its truthfulness and conscien- 


* WASHBURN, EMORY. — Died at Cambridge, Massa- 
chusetts, of typhoid fever. May 25, 1885. 

WEBBER, SAMUEL GILBERT. — Was Visiting Phy- 
sician to the Boston City Hospital, and Instructor in Nervous 
Diseases in the Harvard Medical School till 1885. Since 
then has been Resident Physician to the Adams Nervine 
Asylum. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical and 
various other societies. Is the author of several articles in 
medical journals and in the City Hospital Reports, and of 
" A Treatise on Nervous Diseases, their Symptoms and Treat- 
ment," published by D. Appleton & Company. The names 
of two of his children do not appear in the former report of 
his life: Maria Gilbert, born July 6, 1866 ; and Sarah South- 
worth, born March 6, 1868. 

Address, Adams Nervine Asylum, Jamaica Plain, Massa- 

WEED, JOSEPH DUNNING. — No reply to the circular 
has been received. 

Address, Savannah, Georgia. 

WELD, FRANCIS MINOT. —Visited Europe for the 
second time in 1884. He retired from practice and removed 
to Massachusetts in September, 1887. He is a member of 
the Harvard, Century, University, and Players' Clubs of 
New York, and the Union and Algonquin Clubs of Boston. 
He has been Secretary, Treasurer, and President of the 
Harvard Club. His three children are Sarah Swan, born 
August 20, 1873 ; Francis Minot, born February 18, 1875 ; 
and Christopher Minot, born March 30, 1876. He was an 
Overseer of Harvard from 1882 to 1889. 

Address, Storey Place, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. 


WELD, GEORGE WALKER. — Has made several trips 
to Europe ; and to the Provinces, West Indies, etc., in his 
yacht " Wanderer." 

Address, 115 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massa- 

WELD, STEPHEN MINOT. — George Blagden having 
retired June 9, 188 1, the firm name since has been Stephen 
M. Weld and Company. He has been an Overseer of Har- 
vard since 1888. He has lost two sons : Lothrop Motley, 
who died August 18, 1882, and Stephen Minot, Jr., Septem- 
ber 17, 1887. Two have been born : Rudolph, August 22, 
1883, at Canton, and Philip Balch, January 4, 1886, at Ded- 
ham, Massachusetts. 

Address, 89 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

WETMORE, EDMUND. — Reports no changes of 
importance during the past ten years. He has been an 
Overseer of Harvard since 1889. 

Address, 45 William Street, New York, New York. 

in 1 88 1 articles on the CEdipus Coloneus and the Antigone. 
He cast, in June of that year, the first vote in favor of making 
Maiden a city. In 1882, he offered his services to the 
English government in Egypt, but received for reply that. in 
all probability his services would not be needed. The result 
proved that the opinion ventured by the English government 
was well founded. In 1 887, he travelled North, South, and West 
in the United States and Mexico. In 1888, he taught a class 
of Chinamen in Los Angeles, California. He practises his 
profession to some extent, but devotes his time mostly to 
newspaper work. He writes for the Los Angeles Tribime, 
the Honolulu Bulletin, and the religious press. 

Address, Los Angeles, California. 


WHEELER, NELSON JOSEPH.— In 1882, left his 
pastorate in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and travelled in the Rocky 
Mountains. He was then, for four years, the pastor of the 
North Baptist Church in Washington, District of Columbia, 
and travelled through the South. Then, in 1889, he went to 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for medical treatment, and en- 
gaged in city missionary work, and at present is similarly 
engaged at Orange, New Jersey. He has been associate 
editor of the Religious Herald, of Richmond, Virginia, and 
has published various articles and series of letters in other 

Address, Orange, New Jersey. 

WHEELOCK, GEORGE GILL. — No reply to the 
circular has been received. 

Address, 75 Park Avenue, New York, New York. 

to report. He has continued to live in Cambridge ; since 
188 1, he has been Secretary of the Harvard Biblical Club. 

Address, 329 Harvard Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

WHITTIER, CHARLES ALBERT. — No reply to the 
circular has been received. 

Address, i West 39th Street, New York, New York. 

* WILKINSON, ARTHUR. —The degree of A. B. was 
conferred on him in 1881. 

WILLARD, ROBERT. — Reports his record unchanged. 
Address, 120 Charles Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

WILSON, JAMES HENRY. - No reply to the circular 
has been received. 

Address, Keene, New Hampshire. 


WOOD, WILLIAM CONVERSE. — After his pastorate 
at Scituate, Massachusetts, was pastor of the two churches of 
Stanstead, Canada, and Derby, Vermont, for one year, 1884; 
and acted as such at Washington, New Hampshire, for three 
months in 1887. Since September, 1889, he has been 
Instructor in Homiletics in Crescent Bay Lay College, and 
resident Professor and Chapel Minister, but keeps his room 
in Boston. With two Chinese missionaries he prepared a 
report for the Boston Evangelical Alliance on "American 
Christianity and the Chinese " ; was deputed by the evan- 
gelical ministers of Boston to examine the religious and 
social needs of Boston hospitals, and made a report in favor 
of a hospital pastorate : these were printed. Lately, he 
read a paper before the Evangelical Alliance, suggesting a 
Boston Evangelical Church Union, a scheme of great impor- 
tance, and likely to be realized. In 1885, he received the 
second prize, two hundred and fifty dollars, out of two hun- 
dred and forty competitors, from Edinburgh, Scotland, for a 
Sabbath essay, " Heaven once a Week," of one hundred and 
thirty-five pages, published at Edinburgh. He wrote " The 
Day of Heaven," a paper on the Sabbath, for " You and I," 
of Detroit, Michigan. He has reviewed Carroll D. Wright's 
Divorce Report, in "Our Day." He has written an essay 
called " Wealth and Work : the Golden Faith and the Golden 
Rule in Economics," which he hopes to publish, and has 
partly finished three subscription books, " Jesus in the Tal- 
mud," " Father Mathew, Temperance Apostle in Ireland," 
and " Golden Age of French Preachers," for the interrupted 
publication of which new negotiations are pending. He has 
also a rough draft of " Brydeyne, Missioner Royal of France," 
the French Whitefield. He hopes also to publish a Hebrew 
and English illustrated New Testament, the text of Delitzsch, 
and illustrations of Cassell. In view of these efforts he 
" lives in hope," and suggests that perhaps he shall " flower 


late, like the aster." He is a chaplain in the Grand Army 
of the Republic. 

Address, 'j'j Revere Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

WOODWARD, CALVIN MILTON. — No reply to the 
circular has been received, but he sent his regrets to the 
Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner. 

Address, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri. 

YOUNG, GEORGE BROOKS. — No reply to the cir- 
cular has been received. 

Address, Saint Paul, Minnesota. 


Jane , September 28, 1881. The Quinquennial Cata- 
logue records his death in 1887. 

BALCH, DAVID MOORE. — No reply to the circular 
has been received.- 

Address, Salem, Massachusetts. 

BROWN, CHARLES EDWIN. — Was made a corporal 
of Company E, in the Eleventh Massachusetts Volunteers, 
and received his discharge July 14, 1865. He then went 
South as a teacher among the freedmen, where he married 
Sarah Whittaker, of Connecticut, also a teacher. Returning 
to Watertown, Massachusetts, he lived there a few years and 
then removed to Dakota, His occupation is that of a builder. 
He has a son, Charles C, born about 1869. His present 
residence is unknown. 

Address unknown. 


EUSTIS, HENRY CHOTARD. — Is now in the sugar 
business in New Orleans. A son, Ernest Louis, was born 
June 24, 1889. Was very sorry he could not attend the Thir- 
tieth Anniversary Dinner, and asked the Secretary to em- 
brace all who were present. 

Address, 33 North Peters Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

GANNETT, ALFRED WHITE. — Is still in the Inter- 
nal Revenue Department, at Washington, He has prospered, 
and owns his present residence. 

Address, 1731 De Sales Place, Washington, District of 

GAY, GEORGE FREDERIC. - Is still in the wholesale 
grocery business. 

Address, 18 India Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

GREENE, GEORGE SEARS.— Is a member and past 
Vice-President of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 
He is a Companion (by inheritance) of the Loyal Legion, 
and a member of the Century and Harvard Clubs of New 
York. His wife died at New York, June 18, 1881. His son, 
Carleton, graduated at Harvard College in the Class of 1889. 

Address, Pier A, Battery Place, New York, New York. 

HALL, CHARLES HENRY. —Received the degree of 
M. D. from the University of the City of New York in 1881. 
He has resided since September, 188 1, in Cambridge, Massa- 
chusetts, continuing veterinary practice. He is a member 
of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and of the Span- 
ish Club of Boston. 

Address. 68S Main Street. Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. 

HAZELTON, ISAAC HILLS. —Continues the practice 
of medicine. 

Address, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. 


*LAUVE, NUMA OLIVIER.- Removed to Austin, 
Texas, in June, 1882. He died there in 1887. He was 
prominent in insurance circles in that part of the country ; 
had been President of the State Board of Underwriters ; 
and was widely known and respected. His death was made 
the occasion of many notices of respect and regret by the 
press of the State. His family still lives at Austin. 

to February, i86r, studied medicine at Portland, Maine. He 
entered the Harvard Medical School, March i, 1861. From 
March to July, 1862, he was at Port Royal, South Carolina, 
under the Educational Commission. In November, 1862, he 
began his second year at the Harvard Medical School, but 
returned to Port Royal as Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. 
Army, early in 1863. No changes of importance have oc- 
curred since last report. 

Address, Longwood, Brookline, Massachusetts. 

PERDICARIS, ION HANFORD. -^ Tried the produc- 
tion of a religious play in New York, a few years since, with- 
out success. He then returned to Africa, where he was still 
residing at last reports. 

Address, Tangiers, Africa. 

the circular has been received. 

Address, 31 Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Address unknown. 

STEARNS, JAMES HENRY. — No reply to the circular 
has been received. 

Address, Freeport, Illinois. 


STEARNS, JAMES PIERCE. — Reports no changes of 
importance since 1880. 

Address, Shawmut National Bank, 60 Congress Street, 
Boston, Massachusetts. 

STONE, JAMES KENT. — Is now known as the Rev. 
Fidelis Stone, of the Padres Passionistas. 
No reply to the circular has been received. 
Address, Casilla 648, Buenos Ayres, Argentine Republic. 

*THOMPSON, ABNER. — Since the report of 1880, the 
following additional details have been obtained : He was the 
son of Joshua P. and Caroline Thompson. He died of con- 
sumption, April 26, 1864, and was buried at West Dedham, 

the war, engaged in the manufacture of shoe patterns. About 
1880, he went to Santa Barbara, California, and carried on an 
orange plantation. He is not living. He married, first, 
Alice Patterson, of Boston, Massachusetts, who died without 
issue ; second, Mary Lindalls, of Boston, who died, leaving 

two children, Mabel and Lester ; and, third, , who survives 

him with one child. 

WINSOR, HENRY. — Says there is nothing new, except 
that he is getting older, and therefore more disagreeable. 
He sent his regrets to the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner, 
expecting to go abroad. 

Address, Somerset Club, Boston, Massachusetts. 


This Hall 

commemorates the patriotism 

of the graduates and students of this University 

who served 

in the Army and Navy of the United States 

during the war for the preservation of the Union 

and upon these tablets 

are inscribed the names of those among them 

who died in that service. 

Grata eorum virtvtem memoria proseqvi 
qvi pro patria vitam profvdervnt 

Brevis a natvra nobis vita data est 
at memoria bene redditae vitae sempiternae 

Brvtorvm aeternitas svboles 
virbrvm fama merita et institvta 

Inmortalis est enim memoria illorvm 
qvoniam et apvd dvm nota estiet apvd homines 

Qvicvnqve qvaesierit animam svam 

salvem facere perdet illam 

et qvicvnqve perdiderit illam vivificabit earn 

Mortalem vitam mors in mortalis ademit 

Optima est haec consolatio 

parentibvs qvod tanta reipvblicae praesidia genvervnt 

liberis qvod habebvnt domestica exempla virtvtis 

conjvgibvs qvod iis viris oarebvnt 

qvos lavdare qvam Ivgere praestabit 

Die hospes spartae nos te hie vidisse jacentes 
dvm Sanctis patriae legibvs obseqvimvr 

fortvnata mors qvae natvrae debita 
pro patria est potissimvm reddita 

Consvmmati in brevi explenervnt tempora mvlta 

Virtvsomnibvs rebvs anteit profecto 

libertas salvvs vita res et parentes 

et patria et prognati tvtantvr servantvr 

Abevnt stvdia in mores 

Recti cvltvs pectora roborant 


Edward Gardiner Abbott. ^ 
9 August, 1862. Cedar Mountain. 

Henry Livermore Abbott. 
6 May, 1864. Wilderness. 

Nathaniel Salstonstall Barstow. 
22 May, 1864. 

Thomas Bayley Fox. 
25 July, 1863. Gettysburg. 

Henry Ware Hall. 
27 June, 1864. Kenesaw Mountain, 

Charles James Mills. 
31 March, 1865. Hatcher's Run, Va. 

Charles Redington Mudge. 
3 July, 1863. Gettysburg. 

Edgar Marshall Newcomb. 
20 December, 1862. Fredericksburg. 


William Matticks Rogers. 
June, 1862. 

Warren Dutton Russell. 
30 August, 1862. Bull Run, 

Robert Could Shaw. 
18 July, 1863. Fort Wagner. 

George Weston. 
5 January, 1864. Rappahannock Station. 



The names of temporary members are in Italics. 


Home: Provost Marshal's Department, 1864. 

Munson: private, Sixtieth Mass. Vols., July 28, 1864; mustered out, 

November 30. • 

White: private. Seventh N. Y. Militia, April 19, 1861 ; First Lieutenant, 

One Hundred and Seventy-Second N. Y. Vols., September i, 1862; 

Adjutant, First N. Y. Vols., January 16, 1863 ; mustered out, June 30, 

This makes the number of nit.ii in the Union service (>"] instead of 64. 


Jarves : April 16, 1883. 

Paul : , . 

Stokes : July 26, 1886. 
Warren: March 17, 1888. 
Washburn : May 25, 1885. 

Previously reported, 26 


Atkinson: , 1887. 

Lauve : , 1887. 

Whittemore ^ E. W. : , . 

Previously reported, 16 

31+19 = 50 

N. B. — The following dates are correct: W. H. Adams, May 15, \\ 
Baker ^ February 21, 1871. 


Gannett, W. C. : November 3, 1887, Mary Thorn Lewis, of Philadelphia, 

Munson: October 26, 18S7, Jessie Dewey Chidsey, of New Haven, 



Atkinson : Sept. 28, 1881, Mary Jane . 

Brown : Sara Whittaker, of Connecticut. 

Whittetnore, E. IV. : Alice Patterson, of Boston, Mass., who died 
Mary Lindalls, of Boston, Mass., who died . And . 

Graduates . . . . . . . 71 

Temporary members . . . ' . . 21 

Total 92 

N. B. — The following details are needed to complete the record 

Allen: His wife died in 1890. 
Bradlee : His wife died December 28, 1880. 
Carter : His wife died in the fall of 1880. 
Howland : Date should be September 29, 1863. 
Spaulding : Date should be November 5, 1867. 
Greene : His wife died June 18, 1881. 


Adams, G. E. : Margaret, 1883. 4 — 2 living. 
Appleton : Gladys Hughes, November 22, 1881. 5 — living. 
Gannett, W. C. : Charlotte Katherine, January 4, 1889. i — living. 
Home: Florence, October 25, 1867; Pierce, July 15, 1872, died August 

17, 1872 ; Charles Allen, December 20, 1874 ; Ralph, April 18, 1S77 ; 

Agnes, July 2, 1879; Allen Gibbon, April 25, 1885. 6 — 5 living. 
Nickerson : Arthur, October 2, 1880, died April 25, 1885 ; Harold, March 

15, 1882. 7 — 3 living. 
Niles : John Adams, June 8, 1881. 4 — living. 
Scott: Richard Gordon, July 25, 1880; Christopher Pearse, September 

19, 1883; Elizabeth Rose, February 5, 1886; Margaret, April 23, 

1889. 7 — living. 
Sherwin : Anne Isabel, September 9, 1880; Edward Vassall, February 

4, 1885. 6 — living. 
Swan: Edith Rosamond, August 11, 1880. 3 — living. 
Webber : Maria Gilbert, July 6, 1866; Sarah Southworth, March 6, 1868. 

3 — 2 living. 

Weld, S. M.: Rudolph, August 22, 1883; Philip Balch, January 4, 1886. 

7 — S living. 
Brown: Charles C, about 1869. i — living. 
Etistis : Ernest Lewis, June 24, 1889. 3 — living. 
Whittemore., E. W.: Mabel; Lester; . 3 — living. 

N. B. — The following details are needed to complete the record : — 
Adams, B. F. D. : His daughter, Anne Bethune, died August 7, 1888. 

4 — 2 living. 


Adams, G. E. : His son, Franklin Everett, died March, 1887. 4 — 2 

Appleton : His fourth child, Dorothy Everard, was born January 10, 1878. 
Carter : Has had three children ; the youngest died in the spring of 

1881. 3 — 2 living. 
Everett: A daughter married, 1887, Dr. Herman G. Hichborn; (and has 

a son ! ) i — living. 
Hinckley: His daughter, Lizzie Judkins, was born June 8, 186S. His 

youngest child was named Bradford Chandler. 
Russell : His third child, Mary Forbes, married December 5, 1889, Copley 

.Shippen : His third child is named Bertha Violet. 
Spaulding: His daughter, Elizabeth Bell, died November 18, 1889. 

2 — I living. 
Weld, S. M. : Two sons have died; Lothrop Motley, August 18, 1882, 

and Stephen Minot, Jr., September 17, 1887. 7 — 5 living. 
Hazelton: His fourth child, Margaret Page, was botn March 17, 1876. 

Graduates 197 — 37=160 

Temporary members . . . 51 — 8= 43 

Total . . . . 248 — 45 = 203 



We greet all who have honored us by their presence to-day 
with a hearty welcome. To the parents who have watched 
our course with anxiety, .and yet with hope ; to the instruct- 
ors with whom we have been so long associated, and who, for 
this day, have resigned their authority to our master of cere- 
monies ; and to other friends who have come to view the 
College in its festive garb, and gladden our departure with 
their beauty and their smiles, we would extend a cordial salu- 
tation ; and especially do we welcome back the classmates 
who have left us at different stages of our course, but are 
present at its close. We have spent many happy hours since 
they were with us, but the happiest day we pass together in 
these halls shall be the last. 

We are now to leave the scenes of our student life ; and 
however fortunate may be our lot, the lines will never fall 
unto us in more pleasant places. We know that many ties 
are soon to be severed and many friends separated ; that we 
have met to perform the last ceremonies at parting as com- 
panions, who may never grasp each other by the hand again, 
and as men who must now meet the realities of life. We 
take no overweening satisfaction in the past ; we are aware 
that all our duty here has not been done, and no gloss of 
words can cover our failures. Nor is conceit the ruling 
spirit now ; we are distrustful of our own powers, and look 
forward with a trembling eye. We fear that some of us must 
meet with misfortune, and that Death, who has not spared us 
in this seclusion, will soon thin our ranks. 

" For who the fool, that doth not know 
How bloom and beauty come and go ; 
And how sickness, pain and sorrow 
May chance to-day, may chance to-morrow. 
Unto the merriest of us all? " 


We are glad, indeed, that a compulsory routine of recita- 
tions and studies is to be broken ; but we shall soon discover 
that this is no great cause for joy. We are pleased to escape 
a strict supervision which seems more suitable for boys than 
men ; but freedom from such control, when it closes four 
happy years, is small matter for congratulation. Why is it 
then that we have so long anticipated, with pleasure, the day 
which is to conclude our academic life, and which opens such 
an uncertain future .'' We have reached the age when inac- 
tivity is a burden. We are impatient of any further post- 
ponement of those duties and responsibilities for which we 
have been so long preparing. This it is which makes the 
close of our college course welcome, in spite of the sorrow of 

This occasion is a social one. We have not invited our 
guests to any literary exhibition, but we have asked them as 
friends " to cheer us on our way." Our life will be much 
influenced by the spirit in which it is begun ; and as the set- 
ting sun promises a glorious morrow, so may the last hours 
we pass together here be an omen and an aid to future years. 
On whatever has been pleasant in our past let us dwell. We 
cannot recall all the happy days and all the dear companions 
of our studies and our sports. Some have passed away never 
to return, and others will only return one by one to the 
memory in after life. If any disappointments " come like 
shadows" across our minds, let them "so depart." Let all 
personal affronts and unkind feelings, if any such there have 
been, be first forgiven, then forgotten ; in the deeper emo- 
tions of this hour they are insignificant. Let us banish 
everything that can mar our pleasure. But if, amid all the 
joy and gayety, we cannot conceal our despondency at depart- 
ure, let this not lead us to underrate the lessons we have 
learned, and the discipline which has prepared us for active 

During our course the College has suffered one loss which 
occurs to us all to-day. The head of the University, after 
long and efficient services, has retired from the post which he 
adorned. If the inward satisfaction, which succeeds a faith- 


ful and useful life, can be enhanced by the expression of 
others' gratitude, we can assure him that he has ours in its 
fullest measure. We deem ourselves fortunate to have 
enjoyed the ripened experience of such a mind. You have 
won, sir, both our love and our respect, — our respect for the 
dignified and gentle sway you have exercised over us ; our 
love for constant kindness and interest in our personal wel- 
fare. You have taught us by your example that simple 
integrity is sure to win the hearts and m.ould the wills of men. 
We have often looked to you for advice, and never looked in 
vain. We can never forget the last words of counsel and 
warning, so full of wisdom and so e;arnest in tone. We have 
done what we could to preserve the memory of your features 
here, but your teachings will survive in a better way. The 
gratitude and affection of these young men will follow you to 
your retirement ; and amid the calm pursuits of declining 
years may you long behold in their lives an ample reward for 
your labors, and be assured that your "golden days" will 
still be fruitful of golden deeds. 

While we follow the retiring President with the kindest 
wishes, we welcome the new to his high place of honor. In 
resigning the chair of a professor more congenial to his literary 
tastes, in which he had gained popularity with his pupils and 
the respect of scholars abroad, for the more arduous duties 
and responsibilities of this office, we know that he has con- 
sulted the best interests of the University, and can argue 
nothing but continued prosperity. We almost regret that we 
cannot tarry a little longer to see his genial disposition and 
warm hospitality aid in removing " those Japanese barriers " 
of which we have heard so much. 

In the past few years the scenes in which we have moved 
have witnessed few changes. Boylston Hall and Appleton 
Chapel have arisen in opposite quarters of the grounds, and a 
temple has been erected to Hercules hard by. But the old 
halls are the same as in our fathers' days, and as they will be 
when they echo to the songs and laughter of Sixty's sons. 
They are the same dingy piles of brick, with those same old 
blinds, guiltless of paint, and the heirloom of generations. 


The childl'en of toil at the windows still look down on the 
same scenes as when we were Freshmen : the same long paths 
and arching trees ; the plats of grass, and boys ready to 
scramble for American coin, or dispute " the championship" 
for the same reward ; the sordid visage of the Jew, and the 
shrivelled figure of the confectioner ; the groups of noisy and 
rebellious youth, and here and there a college officer in dis- 
charge of his duty. 

But the great changes have taken place in ourselves. One 
would scarcely recognize in this band the uproarious Fresh- 
men of the Franklin procession. The merry, boyish faces 
and shrill voices have taken a serious cast and a sober tone, 
and the slender forms have attained the stature and strength 
of manhood. We must bear testimony to-day to the advan- 
tages of our physical as well as our mental culture ; we must 
speak in praise of the sports to which we owe so much of the 
health and happiness which have attended our college course. 
The establishment of the gymnasium has given a new zest to 
them for the past year. We shall always recollect with a 
smile the excitement which attended it ; the cabalistic signs 
of the tabular view, the popularity of the new professor, and 
the wild feats attempted by aspiring gymnasts. Moreover, 
there is a bit of mystery connected with the institution. The 
donor's name is unknown to us. Whether from modesty or a 
doubt of its success, he has chosen to remain anonymous ; 
but let us tender him, whoever and wherever he may be, our 
heartfelt thanks for his generosity. He has done great ser- 
vice to the cause of learning, and we wish him as long life 
and as sound health as any man who has swung a club or 
handled a glove in the Harvard gymnasium. 

Our Class have all been firm believers in " muscular 
Christianity," and we may grow garrulous over our exploits 
by flood and field. As second childhood comes at the end of 
life, so the talkative and boasting spirit of earlier college days 
returns to make a Senior almost as much of a boy as a Fresh- 
man. We shall inform you that the " Harvard " never cleaved 
the water quicker than when Sixty had the stroke, and was 
never better manned that when three of our classmates were 


in the crew ; but we shall be happy to add that when our 
stroke failed, a Class was found to shake our faith in the old 
proverb that in the Union there is strength ; and we shall 
express an opinion of to-morrow's race, and be ready to stake 
"life, fortune, and sacred honor" on the result; we shall 
mention that on the Delta, too, we have not only won the 
games in which defeat would have been disgrace, but we 
have carried off some laurels expected by our seniors ; and 
we shall raise our voices in defence of the time-honored 
match. If other colleges are too effeminate for such a stir- 
ring struggle, we will bear witness that Harvard is made 
of sterner stuff, and does not fear a few blows for the sake of 
sound health and gushing spirits. 

It gives good promise for the literary men of the next gen- 
eration that the students of this are training physically as 
well as mentally. American scholars will soon be able to 
rival the Herculean labors of the Germans. Doctors will 
trust more to nature and less to physic ; maladies of the flesh 
will beget no morbid belief in the theologian ; and fewer 
preachers will fall like broken gun-carriages because the 
mind is of too heavy calibre for the body. 

We turn then from the doors of our Alma Mater with 
health and strength. She received us boys, and sends us forth 
men. But this outward growth is the least of the changes 
we have experienced. She has left impressions on our minds 
ar^l characters which will mark us as her sons through life ; 
she has taught us lessons which will enable us to avoid many 
dangers. These impressions and teachings have by no 
means been all received from our instructors. Of course, the 
studies we have pursued have been the main object and the 
chief advantage of our academic life, but the other advantages 
have been by no means insignificant. In our social inter- 
course, some principles have been illustrated which no one 
could hide from his sight ; we have obtained valuable disci- 
pline with little bitter experience, and have gained encourage- 
ment for future effort which will rouse our energies when all 
other inducements fail. " Waste of time " is the usual ver- 
dict, when a young man is graduated without the distinction 


of rank. But there are only two dozen in the first twenty- 
four, and what becomes of the other fourscore ? Even the 
Faculty would take exception to so sweeping a statement. 

Probably no one appreciates more keenly to-day the error 
he has made than the man who has not studied. But a 
little reflection must convince him that the past four years 
have not been altogether barren. Waiving for the present 
the question of literary attainments, — and I shall not admit 
that there is any one who has not a share of them, — let us 
ask ourselves if we would blot out from the memory the 
happy hours of conviviality and song we have passed together, 
or drop the friendships we have made, or part, on any terms, 
with the practical knowledge we have gained in this mimic 

We have all found men with whom we have had a commu- 
nity of thought and feeling; whose daily intercourse and con- 
versation has given tone and character to our lives. We have 
lived in a round of music ; when hurried to our morning 
devotions, the serenity of our minds has been brought back 
by the melodies of the college choir ; our voices have been 
in tune for a college song or chorus ; at nightfall the Glee 
Club have taken up the strain ; and at those hours when all 
else was silent, the chimes have broken the stillness. 

" But other bards have walked these dells, 

And sung your praise, sweet evening bells." 


Will any one be so stoical as to assert that these things 
will be of no value to us in future life .'' They will not fill our 
purses, or put us in high places. But when classics and 
metaphysics are alike forgotten, these will dwell in the 
mind ; these will be food for cheerful thought when other 
thoughts are tasteless. Is it not one good fruit of four years 
to have an ever-fresh fund of pleasure in the memory.' 

The case does not rest here. The sociality of our student 
life has become the groundwork of strong Class feeling. In 
other colleges, where large rival societies form the centre of 
attraction, discords often arise between those who are moving 
side by side in the same course of study. But undergrad- 


uates here have wisely thought it better to establish intimate 
relations between those who were connected by a pre- 
established harmony, than to extend those relations at the 
risk of their strength and permanence. We must own that 
this feeling is subject to some abuse. We know that a can- 
did opinion of one Class is seldom given by another ; that we 
are equally loud in sounding the praise of our own Class and 
disparaging the merits of others ; and that we are willing to 
see impositions and insults fall on other Classes, which we 
should resent ourselves. But these are trivial evils compared 
with the intrigues and wire-pulling of society politics and the 
bitterness they engender. And, on the other hand, Class 
feeling promotes a healthy rivalry in the exercises of the 
curriculum, and, as it is subsidiary to our affection for the 
Collei::e, it may lead to liberality towards her when we have 
passed her gates. 

Our Class h(LS been accused of a want of Class feeling, but 
surely the accusation is without foundation. Our numbers 
were so large that we became but slowly acquainted. Yet 
when the time came, we struck the final blow at the Greek- 
letter societies "to preserve our domestic tranquillity," and 
for the same reason we did not suffer them to be resuscitated 
and palmed off in disguise. As brooks springing from dis- 
tant mountain sources gather nearer and nearer, and pour 
into the ocean in one great river, so we, as we have passed 
along our course, have drawn nearer and nearer to each 
other, and shall join the great sea of the Alumni in one un- 
broken stream. 

The chief benefit of our harmony is yet to come, and is 
common to us all. It will give new vigor to our lives. Re- 
called by the strain of some old tune or the echo of some 
familiar laugh, it will awaken in our breasts those better 
emotions that the cares of life will allow to slumber there. 
When we are alone, we shall know that we are not forgotten, 
but that old classmates are watching for the " Sixty spirit," 
and a cowardly word from one of us, like a false note in a 
chime, will jar on many an ear. 

We shall leave these encouragements to success ; but we 


shall draw from the past substantial aids beside those which 
we derive from books. What a man feels and believes at the 
end of these four years is as important as what he knows. 
Character bears the same relation to knowledge that gold 
does to the stamp of the mint. It is the fineness of the 
metal which constitutes the worth, and no beauty of device 
can compensate for alloy. There are two principal agents 
for the formation of character in college, but they are very 
unequal in their influence. In the first place there is the 
college government, who, to promote " order, virtue, and 
piety," have an extensive code of discipline ; and in the second 
place there is public opinion among undergraduates them- 
selves. It is highly desirable that students should be on as 
friendly terms as possible with their instructors, both for the 
specific purpose for which we come here and the general tone 
of life. Within our memory, and, may we not say, by our 
co-operation, some advances have been made in this direc- 
tion, but still the influence of the government is compara- 
tively feeble, and at times we have been strongly set against 
it. We make no criticism now, for we are asking the same 
forbearance of others. No doubt many of our student no- 
tions are local and traditional, and we claim the privilege of 
renouncing them as soon as we please. But we have felt the 
burden of needless restraints as we approached the end of 
our course, and we have been disturbed that honors which 
we thought our due have been bestowed on others. These 
feelings we have frankly avowed, and when a remonstrance 
on such subjects was needed, a man to remonstrate has 
always been ready. But on such things we will lay no em- 
phasis. To-day, at least, the most wild and untutored of us 
all will bury the hatchet ; yet, to-night, when we gather 
around the parting tree, we will give an extra vigor to our 
cheers because we are drifting beyond the reach of Parietal 
control. No fear but what the echo of that applause will be 
heard in the Regent's room. 

There are a number of popular fallacies about the public 
opinion prevalent among students. College is often regarded 
as a scene of gayety and pleasure, in which there are more 


temptations than good principles, and in which independence 
and manliness do not flourish ; we are credited with few of 
the virtues, and charged with all the follies of young men. 
We should do ourselves injustice to-day if we did not vindicate 
our academic life from such aspersions. We do not pretend 
to be blameless. It would be strange, indeed, if, at our age, 
we were not at times betrayed into actions which belied our 
sentiments. We have followed inexperienced judgments and 
made some mistakes. Occasionally we allow the cause of 
virtue to go by default, and the loud-spoken and reckless be- 
come the mouth-pieces of public opinion. But, on the other 
hand, we can truly say that we have nowhere found more 
warm-hearted and generous feeling, greater nobleness, higher 
character, or more refined purity of life, than among our col- 
lege companions, and we shall be fortunate indeed if we find 
them in time to come. These qualities are rated high among 
us. If we were to point out our most popular man, he would 
not be one who had pleased by the polish of his manners or 
his wit, though he might have both in a high degree. He 
has not bought friends by profuse hospitality ; he has not 
astonished his classmates by brilliancy in recitation and writ- 
ing ; but he has been uniformly courteous and kind. He has 
been honest, straightforward, and independent, never intrud- 
ing his principles, but never afraid to avow them, and always 
acting up to them. He has not condemned men, even for 
grave faults, with whom he has had daily pleasant intercourse, 
and with whose many virtues he is acquainted, for he prefers 
to teach by example rather than by precept. Such men we 
respect ; and with respect as a foundation they build up a 
popularity which will last beyond the parting of to-day ; and 
while it will bind old friends as they depart to distant places 
and different occupations with an ever-lengthening chain,, 
the same qualities which gave it birth will gain new friends,. 
and win golden opinions. Can any one say that our senti- 
.ments are of a low tone when we hold such men in the high- 
est esteem .'* 

In the joviality of our life we have added many of the lesser 
virtues to our characters. We have learned to bear disap- 


pointment without desponding ; to make allowances for others* 
peculiarities, as well as to mollify our own. We have been 
thrown in contact with the whole number of our classmates, 
and like stones on a sea-beach, the rough edges of conceit, 
bad disposition, and disagreeable habit have been worn away. 

We at least know better how to live at the end of these 
four years than at the beginning. Even those who have com- 
mitted grave errors have the satisfaction of knowing that they 
have bought experience at the lowest possible price, and that 
they have a fair chance to start again ; for the record here is 
closed, and it will not testify against any one. In short, this 
has been to us all a profitable school for character as well as 
knowledge. We have been playing with foils, to learn our 
weak points ; in future we must be always on the guard. 

The mental discipline of an American college is. very 
unlike that of a foreign university. While in the one there 
are constant supervision over the student, recitations, a minute 
system of marks, and a general A. B. as the " end all," in 
the other there are comparative independence, lectures, and 
private study, concluding in a thorough test of seaworthiness. 
With this difference in routine we should expect a difference 
in results. Here, they educate the people ; abroad, they 
make learned men. If the tendency there is to "abstract 
scholarship," here it is to superficiality. The very air of the 
recitation-room is redolent of " the doctrine of chances," and 
the constant temptation is to make a show of knowledge 
rather than to understand. Though we have seen more fre- 
quent and severe examinations come down upon classes 
immediately behind us with somewhat of that satisfaction 
that Marmion felt when 

" The bars descending razed his plume," 

our sober conviction must be that the academic course has 
been improved thereby. After the lapse of a few years we 
shall regard our education as more antiquated and uncouth 
than we now regard that of our fathers. But after all, there 
is little profit in such a comparison. Properly speaking, our 
studies have only commenced here ; and with the advantages 


we have enjoyed, and the fidelity with which we have im- 
proved them, we have all gained enough to guide us for some 
distance on our way. We have got a clew to the labyrinth of 
knowledge, though we have only crossed the threshold. We 
have learned some of the secrets of success, if we have not 
yet enjoyed the rewards. 

We all entertain the hope that when we meet in years to 
come, we shall be able to congratulate each other on honors 
and prosperity. We may reasonably expect to find among our 
classmates some of the authors, politicians, and scholars who 
will figure in the next half-century, and as brothers in the 
same family we shall watch each other's advancement with 
exultation. But let none of us suppose that these distinctions 
will arise in reality as readily as in imagination, and let us not 
be lulled into inactivity by jocular prophecies. 

In so large a number of young men as we have met in 
college, we have of course found much natural ability. We 
have seen many here who have made a considerable display 
and maintained a fair scholarship by their wits alone. They 
have been mental spendthrifts, living on their capital, without 
laying up or adding to it. Now, we unconsciously fall into a 
hero-worship of those who possess the apparent power of 
arriving at results without labor, and we are apt to underrate 
those who accomplish everything by industry. Let us be 
willing to pay due honor to divine gifts ; but has not experi- 
ence taught us that it is better to consider genius as only 
" the faculty of laboring to advantage," inasmuch as another 
view encourages folly in others, and weakens confidence in 
our own powers .'' We know that all who do not enrich their 
minds by constant study, whatever their previous discipline 
or natural ability, must soon arrive at the end of their 
hoardings or inheritance, and we must admire the attain- 
ments of those who have never shunned work. Let us then 
resolve before the sun goes down to-night to enter upon our 
new life with earnest labor. 

But is there one among us who has not silenced his con- 
science in times of inactivity with such resolves .'' In school 
we looked forward to college, in college we have looked forward 


from year to year, and now we look forward to our profes- 
sions and promise diligent application. As the thirsty wan- 
derer on the desert sees in the mirage before him a beautiful 
landscape filled with lakes and streams, which continually 
vanish at his approach, till death ends the illusion, so we 
have seen days of toil in the future which should amply com- 
pensate for days of idleness ih the present. But here let 
this childish folly cease. It is madness to defer longer. 
Now we are not to contend for school prizes or college 
honors ; in neglecting these we have taken a false, but not a 
fatal step ; but in the present issue, all that we can hope, use- 
fulness, happiness, and honor, are at stake. 

Jansen, the great opponent of the Jesuits, used to say that 
he could afford to labor all this life, because he had all eter- 
nity to rest in. Such men work while strength lasts, and 
then lament that intemperate application sends them to eter- 
nal rest too soon. With us the danger hardly lies in that 
quarter. But there is another danger : we may grow impa- 
tient at the long obscurity on which we are about to enter. 
To-day we are at the head of the college : to-morrow Fresh- 
men will look down on us as lower on our social scale than 
they on theirs. Some years must elapse before the best of 
us can make any perceptible advance in our new life. We 
shall be strongly tempted to push rashly forward into notice. 
The hardest lesson men have to learn is to sacrifice a present 
to a future good ; but if any one has reason to reserve his 
powers, it is a scholar. He knows that every great work is 
matured in silence, and long seclusion must ripen the mind 
which brings it forth. When we are laying the foundation of 
professional success, how can we hope to reach its height if 
we allow our attention to be called away and become absorbed 
in other objects, if we are enticed by public applause to 
seek it too soon, or if we waste our energies by turning them 
in many directions before we have ever concentrated them 
in one.? As many fail from premature efforts as from the 
lack of any effort at all. 

No one has more consolations in his obscurity than the 
professional student. No one can look forward with more 


confidence to the future, and no one can find more pleasure 
in the present. In the volumes which he studies he has 
tools which will never fail him, and which are a constant 
source of enjoyment in his quiet hours, if he has any enthu- 
siasm for such pursuits. I cannot for a moment believe that 
there is one among us who does not love some of the books 
with which he has been conversant, who has not breathed 
in some of the spirit of this place. The very fact that we 
have tarried so long in the presence of so much learning, — 
that we have trod the ground and lived in the halls inhabited 
by so many generations of scholars, — is sufficient to confirm 
our tastes ; and now, when we are to turn from the door, the 
memory of the wise and famous men whom our Alma Mater 
has sent forth comes like a mother's parting blessing, to 
sanctify our lives. 

How can we fail to cherish learning when it has mingled 
with so many of our pleasures, and is endeared by so many 
associations .-' There was one among our number, whom we 
had vainly hoped to see with us to-day restored to health and 
strength, who was a bright example of all the faculties and vir- 
tues of a scholar. We can well remember when first we gath- 
ered here a youth of slight form, whose fair face shone with 
an intelligence beyond his years. We remember how pleased 
we were to hear from those who knew him best, that one so 
modest in his mien and so gentle in his behavior was wonder- 
ful for every quality of mind and heart. How quickly did we 
learn his superiority ; how we admired his love for books ; 
with what pleasure did we listen to the music of his voice ; 
with what pride did we point to the youngest of our number 
as our leader ! As we slowly came to know him better, — 
for even then he was but little with us, — we found his gentle 
face but the counterpart of a beautiful disposition No one 
ever heard him utter a boastful word, no one ever knew him 
to do or say an unkind thing, and in the sufferings of disease 
no murmur escaped his lips. Many years are before us, but 
we shall never meet another Arthur Wilkinson. His genius 
was above the reach of envy ; his character had taken its bias 
from the Eternal beauty. He left us to seek his lost health, 


but a milder sky could not restore color to his cheek or vigor 
to his frame ; he returned, and we laid him down to rest 
among those peaceful shades where we have so often wan- 
dered. As we stood beside the grave, we felt that the calm- 
ness of the spot was in keeping with his spirit. It was hard 
to give up one so young and true to Death, to yield the high 
hopes we had cherished for him ; but has not this been sent 
as the last lesson of our college course ? And when we are 
busy in the world, contending for honors and places, and 
when other sorrows begin to strew the stream of life 

" Thick as autumnal leaves that strew the brooks 
In Vallombrosa," 

may not some memory of one so faithful and so noble quicken 
us to better deeds, and console us in other losses .'' 

Like a traveller approaching a great city, we can already 
catch the hum of the throng in which we are so soon to 
mingle, and see the crowded Ihoroughfares through which we 
must pass. Behind us, the quiet country scenes of college 
life lie open to our viev/. Sadly do we bid farewell to these 
halls of learning ; joyfully do we hail the toil and activity 
on which we are to enter. Reluctantly do we take leave of 
each other ; hopefully do we take up the burdens of life. 
Our destiny is in our own hands ; we cannot fail if we are true 
to ourselves. It has been sneeringly said of our Alma Mater 
that she graduates "little old men ! " Let us show by our lives 
that we have all the high aims as well as the spirit of youth. 
While we are foremost in the strife for fame, let us never 
forget to strive for truth ; and if our labors are rewarded with 
honors and power, let us never lose sight of those "primal 
duties" which " shine aloft as stars." So may we gain those 
consolations which are greater than the applause of men. As 
to-day we look forward through future years and picture hap- 
piness and prosperity to each of our little band, let us prolong 
our gaze and breathe the hope that when our "last graduate" 
has tottered to his grave, and our Class-book is placed on 
the Library shelves, its pages may record that we have lived 
earnest and honest as well as brilliant and successful lives. 












Baked Codfish, Claret Sauce. 

Leg of Mutton, Caper Sauce. Turkey, Oyster Sauce. 

Beef's Tougues. Capons and Pork. 

Westphalia Hams. 

Gelatine of Turkey, En Bellevue. Boned Chicken, Au Truffle. 
Lobster Salad, Garnished. Jellice of Chickens. 


Lamb Cutlets Breaded, Tomato Sauce. Sweet Breads in Case. 

Macaroni, a la Creme. Oyster Patties. 

Fricassee of Chicken. Kidney, Port Wine Sauce. 


Sirloin Beef. Leg Lamb. Pig Stufied. Turkeys. Geese. Ducks. 


Canvas Back Ducks. Black Ducks. Woodcock. Teal. 

Quails. Plover. Partridges. Snipes. Leg of Venison with Currant Jelly. 


Cabinet Puddings. Pastry, Charlotte Russe. 

Creams, Jellies. Confectionery. 


Apples, Pears, Raisins, Nuts, Grapes, Oranges, Figs. 






Class of 1860. 

Point Shirley, June Nth, I860. 


: : 


Boiled Salmon; 
Tautog ; Scrod ; 

American Plaice ; American Sole. 

Lobster Salad. 


Bremen Goose ; Bremen Ducks ; 

Mongrel Goose : Mongrel Ducks ; 

Wild Goose ; Wild Ducks ; 

Spring Chickens ; 


Birds of Paradise. 


Peeps ; 

Sickle-Bill Curlew ; 

Dough Birds ; Jack Curlew ; 

Black Snipe ; Wild Squabs ; 

Sand Snipe ; 
Red-Breast Plover 

Grass Plover ; 

Yellow-Leg Plover. 

One Fish Ball. 

"Vanilla ; 

Currant ; Cranberry. 



Strawberry ; 

. Sherbet; 

Roman Punch. 

Charlotte Russe. 




The Class dined at the Tremont House, Boston, in com- 
memoration of the Twentieth Anniversaiy of Graduation, at 
six o'clock, on Tuesday evening, June 29, 1880, the day 
before Commencement. There were present 

Adams, B. F. D., 

Adams, G. E., 















Hunnewell, F. W., 














Thomas , 

Wads worth, O. F. 



Weld, F. M., 

Weld, S. M., 






The Class Secretary presided. 

Hie dies, anno recleunte, festus 
Corticem astrictum pice dimovebit 
Amphorae, fumum bibere institute 
Praeside Walker. 

Horatius, Od. Ill, 8. 

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry. 

Ecclesiastes^ X, 19. 



CLASS OF 1860, 



Twentieth Anniversary 



JUNE 09, 1880. 

Be wise with speed ; 
A fool at forty is a fool indeed. 

Young, Satire 2, Line 282. 

Forty times over let Michaelmas pass, 
Grizzling hair the brain doth clear — 

Then you know a boy is an ass. 

Then you know the worth of a lass, 
Once you have come to Forty Year. 

Thackeray, Age of Wisdom. 


Ipse dies agitat festos. Vergilius, Georg. II, 527. 

Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest. 

Book 0/ Common Prayer. 

Bid them cover the table, serve in the meat, and we will come 
in to dinner. Merchant of Venice, Act III, Sc. 5. 

A feast of fat things. Isaiah, XXV, 6. 

Alan doth not live by bread only. Deuteronomy, VIII, 3. 

Appetite comes with eating, says Angeston. Rabelais. 

Now, good digestion, wait on appetite. Macbeth, Act III, Sc. 4. 

They eat, they drink and in communion sweet 

Quaff immortality and joy. Milton, Paradise Lost. 

Fear no more tavern bills. Cymbeline, Act V, Sc. 4. 


Alia xovxnvi n^-mtov lu(it'. Aristophanes, Clouds, 1147- 

Lying with simple .shells. Pericles, Act III, Sc. I. 

Thou didst smile, which raised in me an undergoing stomach 
to bear up against what should ensue. 

Tempest, Act I, Sc. 2. 

Durate,et vosmetrebus servate secundis. Vergilius,Aen.I, 211. 

Wine that maketh glad the heart of man. Psalms, CIV, 15. 


When the butt is out we will drink water; not a drop before. 

Tempest, Act III, Sc. 2. 

I sought in my heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting 
my heart with wisdom. Ecclesiastes II, 3. 


Nominativo, Hie, Haec, Hoc. 

Merry Wi-ues of Windsor, Act IV, Sc. i. 

" OvTO? nh yac vdmQ, tjca de oh'ov nivm." xai vfihg. 
eysldrs. Demosthenes, napa7tp£o(i£ia, 46. 

Consomme D'Orleans. 

The Frenchman's darling. Cowper, The Task. 

Give me a cup of sack. Henry IV, Part I, Act II, Sc. 4. 

Vino de Pasto. 
Good wine is a good familiar creature. Othello, Act II, Sc. 3. 

* Wine is blue. 

Eiiangeliinis Apostolidcs Sophocles. 


Halibut bouilli. 
A royal fish, it shall be divided. ■ i Black. Com., iiz. 

A most delicate monster. Tempest, Act II, Sc. 4. 

Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? Job, XLI, i. 

That sort was well fished for. Tempest, Act II, Sc. i. 

Coneombres. Petits Pois. Tomates. 

Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas 
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats and peas. 

Tempest, Act IV, Sc. i. 

Attulit et varias, quas habet hortus, opes. Martialis, X, 48, 8. 


Galen takes exception at mutton, but without question he means 
that rammy mutton which is in Turkey and Asia Minor. 

Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, Part II, Sec. 2, Mem. i, Sub. i . 

Spem gregis. Vergilius, Eel. I, 15. 

What 's this, mutton P Taming of the Shrew, Act IV, Sc. 3. 

No sheep, sweet lamb. Love's Labor Lost, Act II, Sc. i. 

A joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny 
Kickshaws, tell William cook. 

Henry IV, Part II, Act V, Sc. i. 

Tunc pingues agni, et tunc mollissima vina : 

Tunc somni dulces. Vergilius, Georg. /, 341. 


And we meet, with champagne and a chicken, at last. 

The Lover ^ Lady Mary Worthy Montagu. 

Napoleon in magnums. 

Shrine of the mighty ! can it be 
That this is all remains of thee ? 

Byron, The Giaour, line io6. 

Roederer, Carle Blanche. 

Come, thou monarch of the vine, 
Plumpy Bacchus, with pink eyne. 

Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, Sc. 7. 

Veuve Clicquot. 

Be werry careful of widders. Dickens, Pickwick Papers. 


Haec servavit avis Tarpeia templa Tonantis. 

Martialis, XIII, 74. 

For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have cramps. 
Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up. 

Tempest, Act /, Sc. 2. 

Points d'asperges au beurre 

Mollis in aequorea quae crevit spina Ravenna 
Non erit incultis gratior asparagis. Martialis, XIII. 21. 

She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. Judges V, 25. 

The bright consummate flower. Milton, Paradise Lost, book V. 

To feed on flowres and weeds of glorious feature. 

Spenser, The Fate of the Butterfly, line 209. 

Nigra coliculus virens patella. Martialis V. 78, 7. 

* r C, He 0+ ( AI2 O3, 3S0,+ (NHJ () SOa-h-'+H., 0)-f-CV H,.j Oe , 
I +CO,+Ha O. J 

Pate de foie gras. 
A mystery, aye, sir, a mystery. Measure for Measure, IV^ 2. 

Aspice quam tumeat magno jecur ansere majus ! 
Miratus dices : " Hoc, rogo, crevit ubi ?•' 

Afartialis, XIII, 58. 

Pinguibus at ficis pastum jecur anseris albee. 

Horatius, Sat. II, 8, 


Md'Qova dtj xpr^z^Qfi, Msvoiriov vh\ xadiata. 

Homer, Iliad, IX, 202. 

Chateau Lafitte. 

The next they brought up was a bottle of wine 

as red as blood. Bunyan's Pilgrijtt's Progress. 

Pontet Canet. 

What would I do .^ 
Scape being drunk for want of wine ! Tempest, Act II, Sc. i. 


Filet de Boeuf aux Champignons. 

What say you to a piece of beef, and mustard .'' 

Taming of the Shrew, Act IV, Sc. 3. 

The ox knoweth its owner, and the ass his master's crib. 

Isaiah I, 3. 

Mayonaise de volaille. 

This salad was born to do me good. 

Henrv IV, Part 2, Act IV, Sc. 10. 

In order ranged 
Of tame villatic fowl. Milton, Samson Agonistes, line 1692. 

Ris de veau aux petits pois. 
Fish nor flesh nor good red herring. fIeywood''s Proverbs. 


Au Champagne 

What, must our mouths be cold ? Tempest, Act /, Sc. i. 

Pluviers. Canards sauvages. 

What is the opinion of Pythagoras concerning wild fowl ? 

Twelfth Night, Act IV, Sc. 2. 

The peacock is an Aga, but the little bird is a Bulbul. 

Thackeray ^ Oriental Love Song. 

Ta ^8 XQsa avtav ijdiara ijv. Xenophon, Anabasis, /, 5. 


Non quo fraudatis immundus Natta lucernis. 

Horatius, Sat. I, 7, 124. 

My salad days, 
When I was green in judgment. 

Antony and Cleopatra, Act I, Sc. 5. 

We cannot live on grass, on berries, water, 
As beasts and birds and fishes. 

Tinion of Athens, Act IV, Sc. 3. 


We shall feast high with the blood of Burgundy. 

Scott, Quentin Durward. 

Macon Vieux. 

Kat ovd£(g mmv nalcuov, ivdiwz Oslsi n'ov )JyEt ydg- 
6 TtaXaiog xgriaTOx^gog eotiv. Luke V, 39. 


Wine, wine, wine! what service is here ! 

Coriolanus, Act IV, Sc. 5. 


Charlotte a la russe. 

Biscuits glaces. Gelee au madere 

Paniers Chantilly. 

A wilderness of sweets. 

Mi/ton, Paradise Lost, Book V, line 294, 

We are such stuff 
As dreams are made on. Tempest, Act IV, Sc. i. 


When it is baked with frost. Tempest, Act I, Sc. 2. 


Copia pressi lactis. Vergilius, Ed. i . 

Roquefort. Stilton 

I do perceive here a divided duty. Othello, Act I, Sc. 3. 

f/^tv! </>iw! Euripides, A lcestts,Sy$. 


Let us have peace ! Ulysses.* 


Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples ! 

Song of Solomon, //, 5, 

Give it a plum, a cherry, and a fig. King John, Act II, Sc. i. 


Coffee, which makes the politician wise, 

And see through all things with his half-shut eyes. 

Pope, Rape of the Lock. 

* (S. Grant.) 


Good ! yet remember whom thou hast aboard. 

Tempest, Act /, Sc. i . 

Chartreuse. Cognac Benedictine. 

Claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires 
to be a hero must drink brandy. 

BosrvelVs Life of yohnson. 

Give me a cigar ! 


Byron, The Island, canto 2. 

Whose smoke like incense doth perfume the sky. 

Titiis Andronicus, Act /, Sc. 2. 

Pernicious weed ! whose scent the fair annoys, 

Thy worst effect is banishing for hours 
The sex whose presence civilizes ours. 

Cowper, Conversation. 

Jamjam deficio, tuoque Baccho 

In serum trahor ebrius soporem. Statins, Sylvarum, Vf 96. 

And truant husband should return and say 
" My dear, I was the first who came away." 

Byron, Don Juan, canto i. 

We are strongly impressed with the idea of rotatory or orbitual 
motion. HerschePs Outlines of Astronomy, 820. 

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he 
fall. First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians, X, 12. 

Quo nje, Bacche, rapis tui plenufp ? Horatius, Od. Ill, 25. 

Ille potens sui 
Lastusque degit, cui licet in diem 
Dixisse, Vixi. 

Horattus, Ud. Ill, 29. 

Fate cannot harm me 

I have dined to-day. 

Sydney Smith, Recipe for Salad. 



We 're a band of foster brothers, 
Gatlicr'cl here from ev'ry land; 

If at first we were but strangers, 
Now nnited here we stand. 

Pleasant years we spend together, 
While we change from boys to men ; 

Manlv sports and earnest labor, 
Mei'ry mischief now and then. 

Side by side we've sought for honor. 

Songht the front in ev'ry fray; 
Toiling, sporting, this onr watchword — 

"Here comes Sixty, clear the way!" 

Wasting years may thin onr luimbers. 

Till a failing few remain ; 
Tlirilling hearts and faltering voices 

Then shall raise onr old refrain : 


Let ns Classmates be forever, 
Let onr love perish never ! 
"When we're parted, stick together, 
Heart to heart, bold and trne. 
Never fear, then, for Sixty! 
Give a cheer, then, for Sixty! 
Meet the world bravely, Sixty! 
Forward, hearts bold and trne ! 

There are ninety-one quotations in the Bill of Fare, from 
thirty-two different sources, as follows : 

Bible, eleven; Byron, three; Cowper, two; Horatius, 
five ; Martialis, five ; Milton, three ; Shakespeare, thirty-two ; 
Thackeray, two ; Vergilius, five. Aristophanes, Blackstone, 
Book of Common Prayer, Boswell, Bunyan, Burton, Demos- 
thenes, Dickens, Euripides, Herschel, Hey wood, Homer, 
Montagu, Pope, Rabelais, Scott, Sophocles, Spenser, Statins, 
Sydney Smith, Ulysses, Xenophon, Young, one each. 


The Class dined at Parker's Hotel, Boston, in commemo- 
ration of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Graduation, on 
Tuesday evening, June 23, 1885. There were present 

Adams, G. E., 















Hunnewell, F. W., 


















Wads worth, A. F., 
Wads worth, O. F., 
Weld, F. M., 
Weld, S. M., 




The Class Secretary presided. 



CLASS OF 1860. 

Quarter -Centennial Anniversary 

23 JUNE, 1885. 



Little Pleok Clams. 

}Aock Turtle. Consomme. 

Salmon a la flollandaise. 
Ecrevisses aux Coquilles tendres. jSauce Tartare. 

filet de Boeuf aux Champignons. 

Chicken ^aute a la Jvlarengo. 
Croquettes de I^is de Veau. Petits Pols. 

JKacaroni. Bananas Frites. 

Ponche I^omaine, 

Pluviers. Becassines. 

Charlotte I(usse. Omiettee jSoufflee. 

Biscuit Qiace. 
Praises. pinanas. Bananas. Fromage. 

Olives. (places. Sherbet. Cafe. 



18 8 5. 

Ye sons of fair Harvard, come join in the praise 

That to-night in her honor we give — 
Let your memory run over the halcyon days, 

When she taught us as scholars to live. 
The fast flying years have not loosened her hold. 

They have strengthened the charm of her name; 
Like the fountain of youth in the story of old, 

It brings back our boyhood again. 

We left her impatient to conquer the world 

With the wisdom of twenty-one years! 
Brave fellows undaunted our standard unfurled, 

We thought not of sorrow or tears. 
There are men who have left us who sliowed not in vain 

Was their courage when put to the test; 
There are some who disheartened, dear mother, would fain 

Return to thy shelter and rest. 

The days of our youth, and the dreams we made then, 

Oh! my brothers, forever have gone; 
Yet to-night if ye will ye can live them again. 

Though the outlines are faded and worn. 
Then swell the sweet chorus, familiar of yore, 

And stand once again side by side; 
As Classmates of '60, behold us once more. 

Fair Harvard, your honor and pride! 

F. H 


The Class dined at the Revere House, Boston, in com- 
memoration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of Graduation, on 
Tuesday evening, June 24, 1890. There were present 















Wadsworth, a. F., 
Wads worth, O. F., 
Weld, F. M., 
Weld, G. W., 
Weld, S. M., 


Wetmore presided. In spite of the assurance of immunity 
given in the circular of the Class Secretary, nearly every class- 
mate present was called upon by the Chair, and responded 
with apparent cheerfulness, and gratifying result. Haseltine's 
poem was read, in the author's absence, by Sherwin, and 
was thoroughly appreciated. Messages of regret for absence 
or interest in the occasion were received from Abbot, B. 
F. D. Adams, Atwood, Bowman, Bradlee, Brandon, Cope- 
land, Eustis, Furness, A. W. Gannett, W. C. Gannett, Gay, 
Haseltine, Haslett, Haughton, Horton, Munson, Nelson,^ 
Nickerson, Tappan, Wheeler, Winsor, and Woodward. 



LASS 0P 1860, 

Thirtieth Anniversary of Graduation^ 

Little Neck Clams. 

Clear Green Turtle, aux Quenelles 

Consomme, Printaniere 

Boiled Penobscot Salmon, a la Hollandaise 
Baked Chicken Halibut, Potato Duchesse 

Sliced Cucumbers 

New Potatoes 

Fillet de Boeuf Pique, aux Champignons 

Spring Lamb, Mint Sauce 

String Beaiis 

Sliced Tomatoes 

A spa ragus 

Sweetbread Cutlets, aux Truffles 
Pineapple, au Crouton 

Ch^arripagrie Plir\ch^. 


Ice Cream 

Upland Plover, on Toast 

Omelette Souffle 
Charlotte Russe Frozen Pudding 

Dressed Lettuce 

Assorted Cake 

Strawberries and Cream 


REVERE HOUSE, June 24, 1890. 

Bananas Nuts 

Crackers and Cheese 




Written for the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner. 

I know not why my memory clings 

Tenaciously to useless things, 

Or why, in spite of time and will, 

There's something strange that haunts me still; 

Wise "Sophy" gave it long ago,— 

" Why -do- not - dates - in - Delos -grow ? " 

And many tried, but all in vain. 

And hope had faded to despair, 
When from the Sphinx the answer came : — 

" There - were - no - Palm - trees -planted- there ! " 

So when you ask of me, your Bard, 

To sing again the years of yore 
(The task indeed is doubly hard 

With thirty added to the four), 
I strike the lyre, — it gives no sound! 

I try in vain to catch the air, — 
The rusty strings will not resound, — 

There is, alas ! no music there. 

It is not thus that I would sing, 

But sweetly, like the Glee Club men, 
Or you yourselves, who now and then 

Would fairly make the welkin ring. 
Until the stars were taught to say, 
"Why, here comes '60! — Clear the way!" 

And onward marched the brave and true 
On shining walls emblazoned stand 
The names of that heroic band, 

The men who wore the blue. 

And of the men who wore the gray? 

Of those who sought the other way? 

Our classmates still, whate'er we say; — 
1 know my heart beats faster when 
I think of North Carolina Ben. 




But come, O 15ard ! I pray you strike 
A gayer tune, and not intone ; 

We celebrate our Birth Day night, — 
" See Httle '6o, — how he's grown ! " 

His Lordship stands in full command 
Of active mind, in body sound. 

And only Time's impatient hand 

Has moved t^e '6 a half way round. 

Then fill your glasses running o'er. 
And rise and drink this Birth Day toast, 

"Our noble selves," — 
The men who never boast ! 

And if you cry " encore ! " — 
Though thirty flames are flashing up,* 
The number is not half enough, 
So here's to thirty more ! 

To Harvard ! first in Learning's field, — 
Who stamped on us her crimson shield 
In outlines that shall never yield, — 
For still we wear, and still we claim, 
The signet mark of her fair name, — 
And " Veritas," in letters bold, 
Remains as bright as burnished gold. 

They tell me, now, that leading strings 

No longer hold the Harvard youth; — 
That knowledge flows from clearer springs. 
And deeper grows the search for truth ; — 
Deductive laws have ceased to be, 
And earnest will at last is free ; — 
It comes too late for you and me ! 

Yet I do not regret the days 
" Of our time," but love to praise 
Old-fashioned ways, the tender care 
That brought us up in Classic air 
With Horace and Demosthenes, 
With Tacitus, — Euripides, — 
With Plato and Thucydides, — 

* Alluding to the thirty candles around the Anniversary Cake. 


I quote the names with wondrous ease ! 

And may I add in undertone, 

Our Classic friend, the useful Bohn, — 

To these 
Fill up the beaker high ! 

To Mathematics 
Quaff the " extra dry ! " 

To Hamilton, and Mill, and Reid, — 
Ah'! these were learned men indeed, — 

And excellent Thompson too ! 
The sad disaster that he wrought 
With his sweet book, " Outlines of Thought," 

Is known to some of you ! 

Where are they now, these dear old books ? 

"Ah ! where indeed," the echoes say ; — 
I fear the dusty, upper shelf 

Has been their home for many a day. 

Yet take them do>vn, some moment when 

You would an idle fancy please ; — 
'T is worth your while, so much of life 
Is hidden in those well-worn leaves. 

You may not understand them now 
As once you did, when you were wise, 

Or thought you were ; — " Did I know this ? '"' 
You ask yourselves in mild surprise. 

And then, perhaps, upon the page. 
In boyish hand you find the trace 

Of learned comments, or the lines 
Of some old chum's familiar face ! 

It all comes back ! You know the day, — 
'T was when your knowledge upward soared, 

Or when you failed, you know not why, 
To " explain the problem on the board." 

To all these things we loved so well, 
The dear old room, the college bell 

(With or without an " e "), 
To summer day, and winter fire, — 
The placid Charles, — the College choir, 

That nest of melody. 


They tell me of the famous game 
Wherein we won our freshman fame, 
There's nothing left except the name; 
And that a daring racing crew, 
Which flaunts a certain shade of blue, 
Has made the red feel that way too. 
Bring back the crimson to its place, — 
The leading color in the race, — 
And row, with '6o's pluck and pace ! 
Before we hung our laurels up, 
I think we won the champion cup 

With Caspar at the bow — 
I hear them now, through all these years, 
The echoes of those sounding cheers ! 

Applaud the Braves who speak to-night, — 
The scribe who doth our records write, — 

For these give lusty cheers ! 
First-honor men demand your voice, — 
And four cheers more for Harvard's choice. 

The '60 overseers ! 

So have I looked across the space of years, 
Nor touched on days of sorrow, or of tears; — 

These all of you have known ; — 
'T is better far to throw on Memory's screen 
The early days, when life was like a dream, 

And like a dream has flown. 

My song hath ceased ; at least you know 
Why dates in Delos do not grow, — 

And why, alas ! no music springs 

From untuned harp with broken strings. 

F. H. 

May, 1890, 



Cambridge, July 17, 1861. 

The Class met at Hoi worthy i. Present : G. E. H. Abbot, 
B. F. D. Adams, Bowman, Clapp, Colburn, Cole, Copeland, 
Crowninshield, Driver, Everett, Fernald, Fiske, Fox, Furness, 
Holway, Hood, Howland, Humphreys, F. W. Hunnewell, 
J. W. Hunnewell, Johnson, Knapp, Leland, Mackintosh, 
Mills, Niles, Osborne, Palfrey, Perkins, Phillips, Scott, A. G. 
Smith, Spaulding, Thomas, Towle, Wade, A. F. Wadsworth, 
Walker, Washburn, Webbe- F. M. Weld, G. W. Weld, S. M. 
Weld, Weston, G. H. Whittemore, Whittier, Willard, Wil- 
liams, Young, — 49. 

Cambridge, July 16, 1862. 

The Class met as usual. Present : G. E. H. Abbot, H. L. 
Abbott, G. E. Adams, Bowman, Clapp, Colburn, Copeland, 
Doe, Everett, Fernald, Fiske, Fox, Furness, Haughton, Hay- 
den, F. W. Hunnewell, J. W. Hunnewell, Leonard, Mudge, 
Palfrey, Perkins, Presbrey, A. G. Smith, Spaulding, Tappan, 
Thomas, Wade, A. F. Wadsworth, Washburn, Webber, F. M. 
Weld, G. W. Weld, Weston, Wetmore. G. H., Whittemore, 
Willard, Williams, Young, — 38. 

Cambridge, July 15, 1863. 

The Class met as usual. Present : G. E. H. Abbot, Ap- 
pleton, Colburn, Cole, Copeland, Dexter, Driver, Everett, 
Fiske, Humphreys, Knapp, Leland, Leonard, Munson, Nick- 
erson, Presbrey, Spaulding, Thomas, G. H. Whittemore, Wil- 
lard, Williams, Young-* — 22. 


Cambridge, July 20, 1864. 

The Class met as usual. Present : Appleton, Clapp, 
Colburn, Copeland, Doe, Driver, Fernald, Horton, Johnson, 
Knapp, Leonard, Mackintosh, Osborne, Spaulding, Swan,. 
Thomas, A. F. Wadsworth, O. F. Wadsworth, Warren, G. W. 
Weld, Whittemore, Willard, — 22. 

Cambridge, July 19, 1865. 

The Class met as usual. Present : B, F. D. Adams, G. E. 
Adams, Appleton, Carter, Clapp, Colburn, Copeland, Crown- 
inshield, Driver, Fernald, Fiske, Hayden, Hazelton, Jarves, 
Johnson, Leonard, Osborne, Parsons, Perkins, Phillips, Scott, 
A. G. Smith, Spaulding, Thomas, A. F. Wadsworth, Webber, 
S. M. Weld, Whittier, Willard, Wood, Woodward, —31. 

Cambridge, July 21, 1865. 

The Class met on Commemoration Day. Present : B. F. D. 
Adams, G. E. Adams, Appleton, Clapp, Colburn, Copeland, 
Haughton, Hayden, Hazelton, Leland, Osborne, Parsons, 
Perkins, Phillips, Shippen, A. G. Smith, Spaulding, A. F. 
Wadsworth, Washburn, Webber, F. M. Weld, S. M. Weld, 
Whittier, Willard, Wood, Woodward, — 26. 

Cambridge, July 18, 1866. 

The Class met as usual. Present : B. F. D. Adams, Col- 
burn, Cole, Copeland, Doe, Driver, Everett, Fernald, Fiske, 
Hayden, Horton, Humphreys, Johnson, Knapp, Leland, 
Leonard, Mackintosh, Nickerson, Phillips, Presbrey, Russell, 
Sherwin, Spaulding, Swan, Towle, A. F. Wadsworth, Walker, 
W^ebber, F. M Weld, G. W. Weld, S. M. Weld, Wetmore, 
Whittemore, Willard, Woodward, — 35. 

Cambridge, July 17, 1867. 

The Class met at Hollis 23. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
Appleton, Colburn, Doe, Driver, Everett, Fiske, W. C. Gan- 


nett, Hayden, Humphreys, Jarves, Knapp, Mackintosh, 
Perkins, Phillips, Presbrey, Sherwin, Shippen, Spaulding, 
Swan, Tappan, Thomas, A. F. Wadsvvorth, O. F. Wadsworth, 
Webber, F. M. Weld, G. W. Weld, S. M. Weld, Whittemore, 
Willard, — 30. 

Cambridge, July 15, li 

The Class met at HoUis 23. Present : Batchelder, Colburn, 
Copeland, Dexter, Driver, Fernald, W. C. Gannett, Hum- 
phreys, Jarves, Knapp, Mackintosh, Phillips, Russell, Sherwin, 
Spaulding, Swan, Tappan. Thomas, A. F. Wadsworth, O. F. 
Wadsworth, Webber, F. M. Weld, G. W. Weld, Willard, 
Wood, — 25. 

Cambridge, June 30, 1869. 

The Class met at Hollis 4. Present: B. F. D. Adams, 
Bowman, Colburn, Driver, Everett, Horton, Howland, Hum- 
phreys, Jarves, Knapp, Nickerson, Perkins, Phillips, Sherwin, 
Spaulding, Tappan, Thomas, Towle, A. F. Wadsworth, F. M. 
Weld, S. M. Weld, Wetmore, Wheeler, Wheelock, Willard, 
— 25. 

Cambridge, June 29, 1870. 
The Class met as usual. 

Cambridge, June 28, 1871. 

The Class met at Hollis 8. Present: B. F. D. Adams, 
Colburn, Doe, Driver, Everett, W. C. Gannett, Hazelton, 
Hinckley, Osborne, Perkins, Phillips, Sherwin, Stevens, Tap- 
pan, A. F. Wadsworth, G. W. Weld, S. M. Weld, Willard, 
Wood, — 19. 

Cambridge, June 26, 1872. 

The Class met at Hollis 24. Present : Colburn, Copeland, 
Doe, Everett, Hayden, Hazelton, Hinckley, Horton, Johnson, 
Knapp, Mackintosh, Palfrey, Perkins, Phillips, Scott, Sher- 
win, Tappan, Thomas, A. F. Wadsworth, O. F. Wadsworth, 
-Webber, F. M. Weld, G. W. Weld, Willard, — 24. 



Cambridge, June 25, 1873. 

The Class met at Matthews 49. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 

Appleton, Colburn; Doe, Driver, Everett, Humphreys, Jarves, 

Knapp, Palfrey, Perkins, Russell, Sherwin, A. G. Smith, 

Spaulding, Stevens, Tappan, Thomas, A. F. Wadsworth, O. 

F. Wadsworth, F. M. Weld, G. W. Weld, Willard, Wood, 

— 24. 


Cambridge, June 24, 1874. 

The Class met at Stoughton 20. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
Appleton, Colburn, Driver, Everett, J. W. Hunnewell, Mack- 
intosh, Niles, Osborne, Palfrey, Perkins, Phillips, Presbrey, 
Russell, Spaulding, Thomas, O. F. Wadsworth, F. M. Weld, 

G. W. Weld, Willard, Wood, — 21. 

Cambridge, June 30, 1875. 
The Class met at Matthews 43. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
Appleton, Doe, Driver, Everett, Hinckley, Humphreys, Mack- 
intosh, Nelson, Osborne, Palfrey, Perkins, Presbrey, Spaul- 
ding, Stevens, Thomas, Towle, A. F. Wadsworth, O. F. 
Wadsworth, Webber, G. W. Weld, Whittemore, Willard, 
Winsor, — 24. 

Cambridge, June 28, 1876. 
The Class met at Hollis 20. Present : B, F. D. Adams, 
Appleton, Doe, Driver, Everett, Hinckley, Humphreys, Mack- 
intosh, Nelson, Osborne, Perkins, Spaulding, Tappan, A. F. 
Wadsworth, Webber, G. W. Weld, S. M. Weld, Whittemore, 
Willard, Woodward, — 20. 

Cambridge, June 27, 1877. 
The Class met at Weld 8. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
Appleton, Doe, Driver, Everett, Humphreys, Johnson, Knapp, 
Mackintosh, Nelson, Nickerson, Osborne, Perkins, Scott, 
Sherwin, Spaulding, Stephens, Swan, Thomas, O. F. Wads- 
worth, Webber, Weed, F. M. Weld, G. W. Weld, Whitte- 
more, — 25. 


Cambridge, June 26, 1878. 
The Class met at Weld 9. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
Appleton, Driver, Everett, Humphreys, J. W. Hunnewell, 
'Nickerson, Osborne, Perkins, Presbrey, Sherwin, Spaulding, 
Thomas, A. F. Wadsvvorth, O. F. Wadsvvorth, Webber, F. 
M. Weld, S. M. Weld, Whittemore, Willard, — 20. 

Cambridge, June 25, 1879. 

The Class met at Gray's 39. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
G. E. Adams, Appleton, Doe, Driver, Fiske, Hayden, How- 
land, Humphreys, Knapp, Mackintosh, Nelson, Niles, Os- 
borne, Presbrey, Russell, Scott, Sherwin, Spaulding, Tappan, 
Thomas, A. F. Wadsvvorth, O. F. Wadsworth, Webber, F. M. 
Weld, S. M. Weld, Wetmore, Whittemore, Willard, — 29. 
The meeting was called to order at 12 m., by Russell. S. M. 
Weld was chosen Secretary p'*o tempore. On motion of How- 
land, Francis M. Weld was elected Class Secretary. S. M. 
Weld stated that the Class Fund amounted to $1,500 in 
round numbers, invested in a note of Mr. William G. Weld> 
bearing interest at six per cent. 

Voted., — To leave the investment undisturbed until next Commence- 
ment, subject to the discretion of the Class Committee. 

The Chair appointed Humphreys, Spaulding, and Doe a 
Committee to report resolutions on the death of our former 
Secretary, William E. Perkins. 

Voted, — That they should be entered upon the Class Records, and a 
copy of them sent to his family. 

The Secretary reported that the necessary amount to pro- 
cure a suitable memorial window in Memorial Hall was 
$1,200; the amount already subscribed was $535, and the 
accumulated interest $75, thus making the amount in hand 
about $610. Fresh subscriptions were made, amounting to 


Voted, — That the Committee be instructed to have the window in 
place by next Commencement. 

Voted, aXso, — to have a Class Dinner the night before Commence- 
ment, 1880. 

The Secretary was instructed to prepare a Class Report, to 
be ready by that time. 

Cambridge, June 30, 1880. 

The Class met at Holworthy 2. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
G. E. Adams, Appleton, Dexter, Doe, Furness, Hall, Haslett, 
Hazelton, Rowland, Humphreys, Johnson, Knapp, Nelson, 
Niles, Osborne, Parsons, Russell, Scott, Sherwin, Shippen, 
Spaulding, Weed, F. M. Weld, S. M. Weld, Wetmore, Whitte- 
more, — 27. No business was transacted. 

Cambridge, June 29, 1881. 
The Class met at Holworthy 2. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
Doe, Humphreys, Johnson, Knapp, Nelson, Nickerson, Niles, 
Presbrey, Russell, Sherwin, Spaulding, A. F. Wadsworth, 

F. M. Weld, Wetmore, Whittemore, Willard, — 17. The 
meeting was called to order at i p. m. The minutes of the 
last meeting were read and accepted. On motion of Johnson, 
a vote of thanks was passed to the Class Secretary for his 
labors on the Class Book. Johnson stated that Mr. William 

G. Weld had informed him that he would present to the Class 
a bond for One Thousand Dollars, in the name of his brother, 
George W. Weld. On his motion, it was 

Resolved, — That the Class of i860 express their appreciation of the 
generosity of William G. Weld, Esq., in presenting One Thousand Dol- 
lars for the use of the Class. 

The following letter was subsequently received by the 

Treasurer : — 

Box 105, Newport, R. I., July i, 1881. 

Henry S. Russell, Esq., Treasurer Class i860. 

Dear Sir, — I desire to give herewith, in the name of my brother, 
George W. Weld, One Thousand Dollars to the Class Fund of your Class 


I would like to have you call it the " George W. Weld fund." 

The interest to be used for the Class expenses, the principal to be the 
property of the aurvivor of the Class, and to be handed over to him by 
the acting Treasurer at that time. 

Yours truly, Wm. G. Weld. 

Cambridge, June 28, 1882. 
The Class met at Holworthy 2. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
Appleton, Doe, Driver, Everett, Fiske, Hall, Humphreys, 
Johnson, Knapp, Presbrey, Scott, Sherwin, Spaulding, 
Thomas, A. F. Wadsworth, F. M. Weld, and Whittemore, — 
18. The meeting was called to order at 1.30 p. m. It was 
announced by Sherwin that the One Thousand Dollar bond 
of the Massachusetts Central Railroad, presented last yeaif 
by Mr. William G. Weld, had gotten into trouble, and that it 
would cost some money to get it out. On motion, it was 

Voted, — That the Class Treasurer be authorized to expend from the 
Class Fund, in his discretion, in negotiations with reference to the bond 
held by the Class. 

On July 14, 1882, Mr. William G. Weld recalled from the 
Class Treasurer the bond of the Massachusetts Central Rail- 
road, and replaced it with a bond for One Thousand Dollars, 
No. 3536, of the Atchison, Colorado & Pacific Railroad. 

During this year, the following petition was presented : — 

To THE Honorable President and Fellows of Harvard Col- 
lege : 

Gentlemen, — The undersigned, members of the Class of 1860, re- 
spectfully represent : That in various cases the degree of A. B. has been 
granted to persons who did not complete the College Course, and that in 
this way precedents have been established for what is now requested of 
your honorable body. 

We therefore respectfully and earnestly ask that you will cause here- 
after to be printed in the Quinquennial Catalogue the following names in 
the list of members of the Class : 


Nathaniel Saltonstall Barstow,* 1864; Walter Curtis,* 1876; Henry 
Ware Hall,* 1864; George Browne Perry,* 1867; Warren Dutton Rus- 
sell,* 1862; 
and that the degree of A. B. out of course be issued to 

Isaac Hills Hazelton, Francis William Lawrence, James Pierce 
Stearns, Henry Winsor. 

Our desire is that the names of our Union soldiers and sailors may be 
preserved in the list of the Class on the records of the University. 
Some of those mentioned above are already on the tablets in Memorial 
Hall. Following will be found the history of each case for which we ask 
consideration. We may be pardoned for saying that in acceding to our 
wishes you will deeply gratify a Class which sent sixty-six men into the 
Union service. 

G. E. H. Abbot, 
Henry F. Allen, 
Henry D. Atwood, 
Frederick W. Batchelder, 
Frederic W, Bradlee, 
Selwyn Z. Boavman, 
Henry A. Clapp, 
w. e. copeland, 
Caspar Crowninshield, 
Julius Dexter, 
Chas. H. Doe, 
Stephen W. Driver, 
Edward F. Everett, 
J. C. Fernald, 

C. H. FiSKE, 

Wm. Eliot Furness, 
Frank Haseltine, 
H. J. Hayden, 
James Haughton, 
Henry Hinckley, 
Wesley O. Holway, 
Charles A. Horne, 
Edwin J. Horton, 
Horace Howland, 
Chas. A. Humphreys, 
F. W. Hunnewell, 
Horatio D. Jarves, 
Edward C. Johnson, 
Arthur M. Knapp, 
John T. Morse, 
Charles A. Nelson, 

F. Nickerson, 
George E. Niles, 
George S. Osborne, 
H. G. Palfrey, 
C. C. Parsons, 
Silas D. Presbrey, 
H. S. Russell, 
H. B. Scott, 
Thomas Sherwin, 
h. g. spaui.ding, 
J. W. Stearns, 
C. W. Stevens, 
Chas. W. Swan, 
Jas. B. F. Thomas, 
James B. Towle, 
L. Clifford Wade, 
A. F. Wads worth, 
O. F. Wadsworth, 
S. G. Webber, 
Francis M. Weld, 
George W. Weld, 
Stephen M. Weld, 
Edmund Wetmore, 
Albert B. Weymouth, 
George G. Wheelock, 
C. A. Whittier, 
Robert Willard, 
Jas. H. Wilson, 
Will C. Wood, 
George B. Young. — 



This request was granted only in the case of H. W. Hall, 
to whom the degree of A. B. in course was granted in 1883. 

Cambridge, June 27, 1883. 

The Class met as usual. Present : Appleton, Doe, Driver, 
Fiske, Hall, Hinckley, Humphreys, J. W. Hunnewell, Knapp, 
Niles, Osborne, Presbrey, Russell, Spaulding, Thomas, A. F. 
Wadsworth, O. F. Wadsworth, F. M. Weld, G. W. Weld, 
Whittemore, Willard, and Wood, — 22. No business was 

Cambridge, June 25, 1884. 

The Class met at Holworthy 2. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
Appleton, Doe, Driver, Fiske, Hall, Humphreys, Knapp, 
Presbrey, Russell, Scott, Sherwin, Spaulding, Thomas, A. F. 
Wadsworth, Whittemore, Willard, — 17. The meeting was 
called to order at 12 m. by Russell, Thomas was appointed 
Secretary /r^ teTnpore. On motion of Humphreys, it was 

Voted, — First, to have a Class Dinner to celebrate our Twenty-fifth 
Anniversary of graduation. Second, that the dinner be provided at a 
certain price per plate, without wine, to take place the evening before 
Commencement, the Class Committee to have full power of arrangements 
for the same. 

As the Treasurer had advanced Two Hundred and Forty 
Dollars for printing the Class Book, etc., which had never 
been refunded to him, it was 

Voted, — -That a committee of three be appointed by the Chair to ask 
subscriptions of the members of the Class, to make up such deficiency, 
and also to call for subscriptions to the Class Fund. 

Sherwin, Doe, and Presbrey were appointed such com- 

Cambridge, June 24, 1885. 

The Class met at Holworthy 2, but no business was trans- 



Cambridge, June 30, 1886. 

The Class met at Holvvorthy 2. Present : Driver, Everett, 
Fiske, Hall, Horton, Humphreys, Presbrey, Russell, Sherwin, 
Spaulding, A. F. Wadsworth, Webber, F. M. Weld. S. M. 
Weld, Weymouth, Whittemore, Wood, — 17. No business 
was done. 

Cambridge, June 29, 1887. 

The Class came together as usual at Holworthy 2. Present : 
Doe, Driver, Plske, Hall, Humphreys, Johnson, Knapp, Pres- 
brey, Scott, Sherwin, Spaulding, Thomas, A. F. Wadsworth, 
Webber, F. M. Weld, G. W. Weld, Weymouth, Whittemore, 
Willard, Wood, — 20. There was no business done. 

Cambridge, June 27, ii 

The Class met at Holworthy 2. Present : B. F. D. Adams, 
Allen, Copeland, Fiske, Hall, Hazelton, Humphreys, John- 
son, Osborne, Palfrey, Presbrey, Scott, Sherwin, Spaulding, 
Thomas, Webber, F. M. Weld, S. M. Weld, Whittemore, 
Wood, — 20. It was 

Voted, — That in 1890 the Class should have a dinner in commemora- 
tion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of graduation, at the expense of the 
Class Fund, free to all. 

It was also 

Voted, — That the Secretary should be requested to prepare a Report 
of the history of the Class since 1880. 

Cambridge, June 26, 1889. 

The Class met at Holworthy 2. Present : Doe, Everett, 
Fiske, Greene, Hall, Humphreys, Knapp, Osborne, Palfrey, 
Scott, Sherwin, Shippen, Spaulding, Thomas, F. M. Weld, 
S. M. Weld, Wetmore, Whittemore, Wood, — 19. No busi- 
ness was done. 


Cambridge, June 25, 1890. 

The Class met at Holworthy 2. Present : Appleton, 
Driver, Everett, Fiske, Hall, Hazelton, Humphreys, Johnson, 
Niles, Palfrey, Presbrey, Russell, Scott, Spaulding, Thomas, 
Towle, G. W. Weld, Wetmore, Wheeler, Whittemore, Willard, 
Wood, — 22. The meeting was called to order at i p. m. 
by Wetmore. Humphreys was elected Moderator, and Towle 
Secretary /r^ tempore. On motion of Palfrey, it was 

Resolved, — That the Class Secretary be instructed to send a circular 
to each member of the Class in April of each year, requesting information 
as to his history for the year ; and that the information thus obtained be 
printed for distribution to members of the Class. 

On motion of Hazelton, it was 

Resolved, — That the Class of i860 of Harvard College were gratified 
by the recent generous gift of Col. H. L. Higginson, and were deeply 
touched by his recognition of their gallant classmate, Robert G. Shaw. 

Voted, — That a copy of the above be sent to Col. Higginson. 

(See "The Soldier's Field," on a later page.) 


The Treasurer states, for the information of the Class, that 
the cost of the Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner was $233.70, 
and that the balance of the Class Fund remaining in his 
hands is $487.32. 

November 9, 1890. 

HARVARD COLLEGE. 1882-1890. 

The following interesting statement of the recent changes at Harvard, written 
by George Lyman Kittredge, of the Class of 1882, is taken from the last report 
of that Class. 

"A comparison of the 1881-82 catalogue with that for 
1889-90 shows the very great change that eight years have 
made in the pefsoiineloi the Faculty. In 1882 the instruct- 
ors in the College (I leave the other departments of the Uni- 
versity out of account) numbered seventy-four, fifty-five of 
whom were members of the Faculty. This year the whole 
number is one hundred and two, of whom sixty-six are mem- 
bers of the Faculty.* In spite of this increase, the last 
catalogue lacks many familiar names. Professor Francis 
Bowen, in our day very active in his duties, but since last 
year an Emeritus, has just died. His death, though one 
could hardly call it unexpected, was sudden, and almost to 
the last his well-known figure could be seen any day in the 
library or crossing the college yard. Professor Sophocles 
and Assistant Professor Jacquinot died in 1883, Professor 
Eustis in 1885, Professor Gurney in 1886, Professor Asa 
Gray in 1888. Professor Ernest Young, whom we knew as 
Instructor in History and Roman Law, died in the same year, 
shortly after his promotion to the Chair of History. 

"Resignations, promotions and new appointments have all 
done their part to make the present roll of the Faculty 
unfamiliar to '82 eyes. Professor Lovering, after an unprece- 
dented term of service — fifty years as full professor — 
resigned in 1888. His chair is filled by Professor B. O. 
Peirce, in our day Instructor in Mathematics. Dr. Gibbs, 
the Rumford Professor, has also resigned, and Professor 
Trowbridge has taken his place. Neither Professor Lovering 
nor Professor Gibbs has disappeared from the catalogue, 

* It will be remembered that, by the statutes, all instructors appointed for 
more than a year belong to the Faculty. Annually appointed instructors do not. 



however, for both have been honored with the title of 
Emeritus by the Corporation. The resignation of Professor 
Torrey and of Professor James Russell Lowell followed hard 
upon the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the found- 
ing of the college. Both still appear in the catalogue with 
the title of Emeritus. Mr. Macvane, whom we knew as 
Instructor in History, has succeeded to the McLean Profes- 
sorship ; but the chair left vacant by Professor Lowell has 
not yet been filled. Dr. F. G. Peabody has succeeded Dr. 
A. P. Peabody, now an Emeritus, in the Plummer Professor- 
ship of Christian Morals. 

" Several names familiar to us as belonging to Instructors 
or Assistant Professors are now followed by a higher title. 
Among these are Professors Greenough, Smith, C. J. White, 
J. W. White, Palmer (who has succeeded to the Alford Pro- 
fessorship, left vacant by the resignation of Professor Bovven), 
James, Emerton (now Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical 
History), Mark (now Hersey Professor of Anatomy). Tne 
Greek department has been strengthened by the appointment 
of Professor Wright, formerly of the Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity, but has lost Assistant Professors Dyer and Croswell, 
who resigned in 1887 — the former to devote himself to 
literary work, the latter to take charge of a large school in 
New York City. The French department has three new 
Assistant Professors — Messrs. Cohn, Sanderson, and Sumi- 
chrast ; the German department, two — Drs. Francke and 
von Jagemann ; the English department, two — Messrs. 
Briggs (who taught some of us the Odyssey in our Freshman 
year) and Wendell ; the History department, two — Drs. 
Channing and Hart; the Philosophical department, one — 
Dr. Royce ; the Physical department, one — Dr. Hall ; the 
Political Economy department, one — Dr. Taussig. Mr. 
Sheldon, in our day Instructor in Modern Languages, has for 
five years been Assistant Professor of Romance Philology. 
Mr. Davis, in 1882 Instructor in Geology, is. now Assistant 
Professor of Physical Geography, Mr. W. S. Chaplin, the 
present Professor of Engineering, was appointed soon after 
the death of Professor Eustis, in 1885. 


"The great increase in the number of students since 1882 
has often been the subject of remark. The catalogue of 
1882 showed 182 Seniors, 207 Juniors, 217 Sophomores, 217 
Freshmen, and 34 unmatriculated students ; in all, 857. The 
last catalogue shows 278 Seniors, 244 Juniors, 282 Sopho- 
mores, 323 Freshmen, and 144 special students, a total of 
1,271. (The present number in all departments of the Uni- 
versity is 2,079.) '^'^^ class of special students corresponds 
in general to the old class of unmatriculated students, but it 
is held to a much stricter account. A special student must 
now do his work and pass his examinations like anybody else; 
and his selection of courses of study is made under the 
direction of a committee of the Faculty. 

"The curriculum has broadened amazingly since 1882. It 
then included 6"] three-hour courses, 25 two-hour courses, 
and 12 one-hour courses — 104 in all. At present the Fac- 
ulty offers 212 elective courses, classified as full courses (144), 
half courses (60), and courses that may be taken as either (8). 
The elective system has been extended to the work of the 
Freshman year.* The only studies now required of all can- 
didates for the degree of A. B. are Rhetoric and English 
Composition (Freshman year), French or German (of such 
Freshmen as did not present both languages at the admission 
examinations), twelve Sophomore themes, eight forensics 
(four in the Junior and four in the Senior year), and a few 
lectures on Chemistry and Physics (the same that we were 
required to attend when Freshmen). f 

" The principle of election, as is well known, has also been 
applied to the examinations for admission. The scheme of 
these examinations is now very complicated on paper, though 
simple enough in practice. An impression once prevailed 
among the thoughtless that the new method, by allowing the 
omission of Greek, made it easier than before to enter Har- 
vard College, but this was altogether a mistake. The equiv- 

* Freshmen are assisted in making their choices by a committee of the 
Faculty known as the Freshmen Advisers; but the Advisers have no power to 
dictate a student's course] 

t The Lawrence Scientific School still maintains a prescribed curriculum. 


alent demanded is quite as hard as Greek — to many men 
harder. In fact, only 6.42 per cent, of the candidates for 
admission last June and September omitted Greek altogether. 

"There is a greater attempt made at present than in our 
day, it seems to me, to bring instructors and students 
together in informal ways. ' Seminaries,' conferences, socie- 
ties that meet sometimes at the houses of instructors, some- 
times in the rooms of students, and various other means tend 
directly to bring about such intercourse. And, in fact, the 
freedom with which students now consult their instructors, 
in the lecture-room or elsewhere, without any absurd fear of 
being regarded by their classmates as currying favor, is one 
of the pleasantest signs of the times. I'can conceive nothing 
healthier than the present relations of instructors and students 
in the college. 

"The Law School moved in 1883 from its wretchedly 
insufficient quarters to Austin Hall, the splendid gift of 
Edward Austin, Esq., of Boston. This building, which is 
one of the finest belonging to the University, cost $[35,000. 
It stands in part on the site of the old Holmes house. The 
magnificent reading-room of Austin Hall is the envy of every 
department of the University. Dane Hall is now chiefly 
devoted to the uses of the Co-operative Society, which has 
had a continuous and generally prosperous career from its 
foundation in, I think, 1880, to the present time. The large 
down-stairs lecture-room, formerly the law library and reading- 
room, is, however, retained for lectures on music and morals. 

" In the same year the Medical School took possession of 
its new building on Boylston Street, which cost, land in- 
cluded, above $300,000. The old Medical building is now 
occupied by the Dental School. 

"The new building for the Divinity Library stands below 
Divinity Hall on the same side of the avenue. It was built 
in 1887, with funds raised by subscription, and contains, 
besides the fire-proof book-stack, a reading-room and lecture- 

"The department of Physics, which, when we were under- 
graduates, was packed away in various inconvenient corners 


in Harvard Hall and elsewhere, has now a commodious and 
thoroughly equipped building, erected in 1884, the Jefferson 
Physical Laboratory, the gift of T. Jefferson Coolldge, Esq. 
This laboratory, which cost ^115,000, and which is supported 
by a fund of ^75,000 raised by subscription, stands back of 
Lawrence Hall. A sufficient description of it may be found 
in the last catalogue, a copy of which was mailed to all 
graduates of the College whose addresses were known. 

"The great University Museum, of which the Museum of 
Comparative Zoology formed in our time the most consid- 
erable part, has assumed almost stupendous proportions. 
'Advances made by the Corporation within two years secured 
the completion of one section of the Oxford Street front of 
the University Museum. The subscription raised by Profes- 
sor Goodale was sufficient for two-thirds of the remainder of 
the front, and the subscription raised by Professor Cooke 
suffices for the rest. Accordingly, the whole Oxford Street 
front is now built as far as the southwestern corner-block, and 
it is probable that a large part of this new structure will be 
occupied within the current year. Thus about three-quarters 
of the great quadrangle planned by Professor Agassiz in 
1859, with what seemed to many a visionary enthusiasm, are 
already built. The floor area of the natural history portion 
of the Museum, not including the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology, is four acres.' * This space is distributed 
among the departments of Geology, Zoology, Botany and 
Mineralogy in due proportion, not quite three-tenths being 
devoted to exhibition-rooms open to the public. The main 
entrance to the Museum on Oxford Street is admirably simple 
and massive in design. The southwest corner-piece will 
eventually connect the building with the Peabody Museum, 
which, in its turn, has recently been enlarged by an addition 
fifty feet square and five stories high. A small portion of 
the building will be assigned to the Semitic Museum, for the 
establishment of which $10,000 has just been given by 
Mr. Jacob Schiff, of New York. A stroll down Divinity 

* President's Report for 1888-89, P- 33' 


Avenue would, I think, effectually startle an alumnus who 
had not seen Cambridge for five years. 

"Walter Hastings Hall, built with $250,000 bequeathed 
for that purpose by Walter Hastings, Esq., of Boston, stands 
on North Avenue, with Holmes Field "behind it. The build- 
ing was occupied for the first time this year. Its appearance 
has won praise even from the captious American Architect. 
The design is simple and dignified. ' The finishing of details 
is especially noteworthy, and the iron stairs and red brick 
walls and tiled floors of the hallways are a delight to the 
eye.' * The wall is built of Amboy brick of a peculiar 
brownish color. 

"The bronze statue of John Harvard in the Delta, a little 
east of Memorial Hall, is the gift of Samuel J. Bridge. The 
statue, necessarily ideal, is a dignified sitting figure, the 
design of Daniel C. French. 

" To the College Library some 90,000 volumes have been 
added since 1882, but this growth does not represent the 
whole increase in the usefulness of the library. The cata- 
logue, which some of us remember as a hopeless puzzle, has 
been gradually brought into a condition approaching perfec- 
tion, and various minor improvements, though in the aggre- 
gate considerable, have shown the library to be one of the 
best managed departments of the University. Unhappily, 
the building is altogether too small. The reading-room and 
the stack are both quite inadequate, and the pleasure one 
feels in seeing men at work, and so many of them, in Gore 
Hall, is diminished by the knowledge that they are breathing- 
bad air and injuring their eyes. The Divinity Library has 
been increased by the very valuable collection of Professor 
Ezra Abbot, generously given to the school by his widow. 
The Law Library has been enriched by a considerable book- 
fund, $20,oco of which came from Mr. Henry Villard. 

"Among the large gifts which the University, has received 
since 1882 may be mentioned $111,000 from the estate of 
George B. Dorr; $100,000 from the Eben Wright fund; 

^^ Advocate, January 17, 1890. 


^164,000 from the estate of Robert Treat Paine (for the 
Observatory); ^113,000 from the bequest of Francis E. 
Parker; $158,000 from the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Gurney ; 
$237,000 for the Observatory from the Boyden fund ; $80,000 
from H. T. Morgan ; $50,000 from the estate of J. S. 
Wheeler ; $40,000 from the estate of John A. Lowell ; 
$90,000 for the Law School from an anonymous benefactor ; 
$50,000 for a telescope from Miss Bruce of New York. The 
largest gift has been the bequest of E. Price Greenleaf, of 
Boston. This amounted to about $700,000, part of which is 
to be applied to scholarships and other pecuniary aid, the rest 
to the uses of the library. * The private outlays of Mr. 
Alexander Agassiz for the benefit of the Museum have 
amounted, with his public gifts to the Museum fund and to 
other departments of the University, to more than half a 
million dollars during the past thirteen years.' (Treasurer's 
Statement, 1884.) Besides Professor Gurney, two other 
instructors have taken their places among the benefactors of 
the University — Professor Sophocles, who left the college 
about $25,000 for the purchase of Greek, Latin and Arabic 
books, and Professor Asa Gray, whose legacy consisted of his 
valuable copyrights. Large amounts for various purposes 
have been raised by subscription. Of special interest is the 
gift of $200,000 just received from an unnamed benefactor, 
to serve as the nucleus of a retiring fund for professors. 

" Two publishing funds have been established, one of 
$15,000 by John E. Thayer, '85, for the Quarterly Journal 
of Economics; the other of $6,000 by the Class of 1856 for 
the Harvard Studies in Classical Philology. In 1885 Pro- 
fessor Tyndall, out of the proceeds of his lectures delivered 
in America in 1872, gave the College $10,800 to found a 
Fellowship for the study of Physics. 

" The marking system has been materially modified since 
1882. Instead of definite percentages the student now 
receives in each course one of five marks, A, B, C, D, E. 
E indicates failure, and B puts a man on the rank-list. E in 
two and a half full courses, or less than C in more than three 
iull courses, drops a man. The new system works well, and 


I doubt if either instructors or students would contemplate 
with patience a return to the old. 

"The experiment of voluntary prayers, begun in 1886, has 
proved highly successful. The number of students who 
choose to go to chapel in the morning is very considerable, 
and the Thursday vesper services are surprisingly well 
attended. The undergraduates appreciate the advantages of 
the present system of University preachers, and the gentle- 
men who consent to serve in that capacity see no reason to 
regret the abandonment of the old principle of compulsory 

" Of the College papers, the Advocate and the Lampoon are 
alone left in their original shape. The Criinsoji is now a 
daily newspaper, having consolidated with the Herald. The 
Harvard Monthly, a forty-two-page magazine, established in 
1885, 'is intended,' in the language of its prospectus, ' first 
of all, to serve as a medium for the publication of the best 
literary work that is produced by the students of the Univer- 
sity.' In addition, ' each number contains an article from 
some prominent alumnus.' The Harvard Laiv Reviezv, a 
publication in every way creditable to the University, was 
founded in 1887. 

" The multiplication of student societies still continues. 
The last Index contains the following names unknown eight 
years ago : The Classical Club (founded in 1885), La Con- 
ference Frangaise (in '86), Deutscher Verein (in '86), English 
Club (in '89), Boylston Chemical Club (in 'S,y), Electrical 
Club (in '88), Free Wool Club, Total Abstinence League 
(in '88), Camera Club (in '88), Banjo Club (in '86), 
Guitar and Mandolin Club (in '?>7), Sparring Association (in 
''^y), 'Varsity Club (in '86), Canoe Club (in '84), Andover 
Club (in '88), Exeter Club (in '89), Southern Club (in '2>d>), 
Minnesota Club (in '88), Connecticut Club (in '88), Graduate 
Club (in '89), Phi Delta Phi (Choate Chapter 'm). The 
Harvard Law School Association was founded in 1886. 

" The Foxcroft Club, established in 1889, occupies by a 
grant from the Corporation the ground floor of Foxcroft 
House, a large dwelling-house on the corner of Oxford and 


Kirkland streets, recently purchased by the College for use 
as a dormitory. The club has three large studies or reading- 
rooms, which are primarily of use to students who live out of 
Cambridge, and a dining-room in which it furnishes plain, 
well-cooked meals, of good quality. Each member pays for 
what he eats and for no more. This plan enables a man to 
fix his board at a price that suits his pocket. The average 
is not far from $2.75 a week. 

" The Athletic Committee requires a word, not only for its 
importance, but because of the many misconceptions that 
prevail as to its purpose, functions and powers. This com- 
mittee, established by the Corporation in 1888, consists of 
three members of the College Faculty and three graduates 
(all six appointed by the Corporation), and of three under- 
graduates elected by the Presidents of the three upper 
classes and by a representative from each of the athletic 
organizations. With such a membership, all sides must get 
a hearing. 'This committee,' in the language of the vote 
which established it, 'has entire supervision and control of 
all athletic exercises within and without the precincts of the 
University.' In the management of athletic sports, the 
determination of what games shall be played, and where 
and with whom, the regulations concerning trainers, etc., 
the committee acts independently of the Faculty. It is a 
common mistake to say that the Faculty has decreed thus 
and thus with respect to athletics. The decrees come from 
the Committee on the Regulation of Athletics, and are 
neither suggested by the Faculty nor revised by them. The 
relations between the committee and the undergraduates 
are of the most cordial kind. To the graduate treasurer 
appointed by the committee the undergraduate treasurers of 
the various organizations are responsible. This business-like 
arrangement, entered into by general consent, is found to 
work well. 

" Various measures have been taken to promote the physi- 
cal welfare of the students. Two new ball fields have been 
provided to the eastward of Divinity Hall. The new build- 
ing containing five courts, etc., for the use of the nine, will 


be ready this spring. It is the gift of Mr. H. R. A. Carey, 
formerly a special student, and will cost $36,000. It stands 
on the northern edge of Holmes Field. 

" One of the most promising gifts in the direction of phys- 
ical training is the new boathouse, just presented (March 
24) to the students by Mr. George W. Weld, '60. This 
stands on the river front about half a mile above the old 
boathouse, very near the Allston Bridge. It has shower 
baths, broad piazzas, and ample room for lockers, of which 
about two hundred have already been put in. The number 
of boats at present provided, ranging from four oars, suitable 
for racing, to ordinary boats of heavier or less expensive 
build, is sufificient to float seventy men at a time. More will 
be added ; and there is room besides for the storage of a 
great number of private boats or canoes. 

" It is the purpose of Mr. Weld to encourage rowing as a 
form of healthful exercise among students not members of 
any crew. The property is held by five graduate trustees, 
but is managed by an undergraduate committee." 


Over four hundred students and graduates of Harvard Uni- 
versity assembled in Sever Hall on the evening of June lo, 
1890, to hear about "The Soldier's Field" which had been 
given to the University by Mr. Henry L. Higginson. 

President Eliot spoke as follows : — 

Gentlemen : At a meeting of the Corporation yesterday, 
the following letter was presented : 

Boston, June 5th, 1890. 
To the Presidetit and Fellows of Harvard College^ Cambridge. 

Gentlemen : The deeds of Miss Willard's estate will be passed to 
you to-day, and with them my wish in regard to it. 

The estate henceforth belongs to the College without any condition or 
restriction whatsoever, and for use in any way which the Corp iration 
may see tit. 

My hope is that the ground will be used for the present as a play- 
ground for the students, and that, in case you should need the ground 
by and by for other purposes, another playgroun 1 w 11 be given to the 

But the gift is absolutely without condition of any kind. 

The only other wish on my part is that the ground shall be called 
"The Soldier's Field" and marked with a stone bearing tne names of 
some dear friends, — alumni of the University and noble gentlemen, — 
who gave freely and eagerly all th it they had or hoped for, to their 
country and to their fell )w-men in the hour of great need — the war of 
1861 to 1865 in defence of the Republic. 

James Savage, Jr., 
Charles Russell Lowell, 
Edward Barry Dalton, 
Stephen George Perkins, 
James Jackson Lowell, 
Robert Gould Shaw. 

This is o ily a wish, and not a condition ; and, moreover, it is a happi- 
ness t.o me to serve in any way the College, which has done so much 
for us all. 

I am, with much respect. 

Very truly yours, 

Henry L. Higginson. 


You are too young to remember these men, but I remember 
them all. They were all young, — the youngest about twenty- 
six, — about the same age as the men in our professional schools. 
They were all schoolmates, college classmates, or intimate 
friends of Mr. Higginson. He who gives you this field was 
at College here, and afterward studied in Europe He enlisted 
in the infantry at the breaking out of the Rebellion, was trans- 
ferred to the cavalry, and, after serving faithfully, had to leave 
the service in 1864 from the effects of his wounds. His six 
friends died ; he lived, became a successful man of business, 
and has made the best possible uses of his money. He has 
promoted music in Boston as no other man ever has. This 
gift which he now makes to you is very near his heart, for, in 
giving you this land, he feels that he is doing what his friends 
would have liked to have him do. He wishes to promote 
manly sports among you and to commemorate the soldier of 
1861. He has come here to-night to tell you of his wish and 
his hope. 

Mr. Higginson then said : — 

I thank you for receiving me here to-night, and I thank 
President Eliot for his kind words. I have come to tell you 
of my reasons for helping you to a playground, and of my 
wish to link with it my thoughts of the past and my hopes 
for your future. The story which I have to tell is moving to 
me, and, if my voice fails, I can only ask you for a hand. 

It has been evident for some time that the college play- 
grounds were too small, and therefore the Corporation of the 
University and your Athletic Committee have sought to en- 
large them. Just across the river, towards Brighton, lie some 
beautiful marshes in a lovely surrounding of hills, woods, and 
water, in which Mr. Longfellow used to delight as he gazed 
at them from his windows ; and which he and other friends 
gave to the College, with the provision that they should be 
kept open and used for play, if wanted for that purpose. 
Last summer these marshes were surveyed in order to learn 
the practicability of draining and using them. But, the other 
day, when an approach to them was needed, the owner of the 


adjoining estate refused to sell the right of way. So the Cor- 
poration looked at the land of this recalcitrant owner, and con- 
sidered its value for your games and for its own future needs. 
The estate lies just across the Brighton Bridge, to the rioht, 
and takes in about twenty-one acres of upland pasture, and 
about ten acres of marsh — in all about thirty-one acres — 
with a couple of houses. The Corporation approved of the 
land and has acquired it. Do you approve also '> I hope so, 
and, if it siHts you, one point will have been gained. You 
will have a walk to it, but not long enough to weary strono- 
men. Try the ground, and see if it is good for your uses. 

It is very pleasant to do you a kindness, and every one is 
glad of a chance to serve the dear old College. She needs 
help, and thought, and devotion, and gratitude from us all, for 
she has given us and our land more than any one of us will 
give back. She will keep on giving ; and I now ask a kind- 
ness of her. 

This field means more than a playground to me, for I ask to 
make it a memorial to some dear friends who gave their lives 
and all that they had or hoped for, to their country and to 
their fellow-men in the hour of great need — the War of the 
Rebellion. They gave their lives in the cause of virtue and 
good government, and to save our nation from the great sins 
of disunion and of slavery. This is what we claim for our 
Northern men. 

These friends were men of mark, either as to mental or 
moral powers, or both, and were dead in earnest about life 
in all its phases. They lived in happy homes, and were sur- 
rounded with friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sweet- 
hearts, — had high hopes for the future, and with good cause, 
too ; but, at the first call of our great captain, Abraham Lin- 
coln, they went at once, gladly, eagerly to the front, and 
stayed there. Not a doubt, not a thought of themselves, 
except to serve : and they did serve to the end, and were 
happy in their service. 

They were men of various talents, and they had various 

One of them was first scholar in his class — thoughtful. 



kind, affectionate, gentle, full of solicitude about his compan- 
ions and about his duties. He was wounded in a very early 
fight of the war, and after his recovery and a hard campaign 
on the peninsula, was killed at Glendale on the 4th of July, '62. 
Hear his own words : " When the class meets in years to 
come and honors its statesmen and judges, its divines and 
doctors, let also the score who went to fight for their country 
be remembered, and let not those who never returned be for- 
gotten." If you had known James Lowell, you would never 
have forgotten him. 

Another I first saw one evening in our first camp at Brook 
Farm — a beautiful, sunny-haired, blue-eyed boy, gay and 
droll, and winning in his ways. In those early days of camp- 
life, we fellows were a bit homesick and longed for the com- 
pany of girls — you know how it is yourselves- — ^and I fell in 
love with this boy, and I have not fallen out yet. He was of 
a very simple and manly nature — steadfast and affectionate, 
human to the last degree — without much ambition except to 
do his plain duty. You should have seen Robert Shaw as 
he, v/ith his chosen officers, led away from Boston his black 
men of the 54th Massachusetts amid the cheers of his towns- 
men. Presently he took them up to the assault of Fort 
Wagner, and was buried with them there in the trench. 

Still another fine, handsome fellow, great oarsman, charm- 
ing companion, wit, philosopher, who delighted in intellectual 
pursuits, and in his fellow-creatures, whom he watched with 
his keen eyes and well understood, was killed in a foolish, 
bloody battle while stemming the tide of defeat. He was at 
this time loo ill to march ; but, with other sick officers, left 
the ambulances because he was needed in this fight. I well 
remember almost our last day together, — sitting on a log in 
a sluggish stream in Maryland, washing ourselves and our 
clothes, and then drying ourselves in the sun, — and his won- 
derful talk of the delights of an intellectual life. That was 
his realm, and no one in our young days did more to mould 
his mates than Stephen Perkins did. 

Yet another — a first scholar, because he could n't help it — 
full of thought, life, and intense vigor — brimful of ideas — 


brilliant and strong beyond compare — had soon after leaving 
College exhausted himself by overwork. After distinguished 
service with his regiment and on the staff of Gen. McClellan, 
who singled him out for honor, he led his troopers of the 2d 
Massachusetts cavalry in the Shenandoah campaign of '64, 
was always in the front, lost thirteen horses in his daring 
efforts to win success, and at last, when so wounded that he 
could not speak, rode forward in his last charge, when Sheri- 
dan had come back to win the battle of Cedar Creek. Read 
the story of that splendid campaign, and see how even there 
the figure of Charles Lowell stands out. 

These friends were men of unusual powers, but they all 
bowed down to the goodness and the purity of one other — 
James Savage. He also was an enthusiast, and had little 
health and no words, — but ate himself up with his thoughts 
and his fiery wishes — sometimes as gay as a lark and then 
depressed from ill-health and disappointment with himself — 
very fond of his books and of nature — much given to games 
and a great rusher at football from pure will-power and 
enthusiasm — courageous to the last degree. We two fel- 
lows went to Fitchburg just after war was declared, to recruit 
a company for the 2d Massachusetts infantry, and when our 
regiment was ready to march, the colors were intrusted to 
us. This recruiting was strange work to us all, and the men 
who came to our little recruiting office, asked many new 
questions, which I did my best to answer ; but often these 
recruits would turn to the "captain," as they called him, 
listen to his replies, and then swear allegiance, as it were, to 
him. He, the quietest and most modest of men, was im- 
mensely impressive, for he was a real knight — just and gentle 
to all friends, defiant to the enemies of his country and to all 
wrong-doers. He also fell wounded in that most foolish 
battle, where his regiment lost fourteen out of twenty-two 
officers, and was sacrificed to the good of the army. He died 
in the hands of the enemy, who tended him kindly, and were 
deeply moved by his patience and his fortitude. 

The last was a physician, by choice and by nature, if intel- 
ligence, energy, devotion, and sweetness can help the sick. 


After various services from the outstart till '64, he was put 
by Gen. Grant in charge of the great hospital camp at City 
Point, in Virginia, where 10,000 sick and wounded men lay. 
Here he worked out his life-blood to save that of others. If 
I may turn to football language, he played "full-back," and no 
one ever reached the last goal if human power could stop him. 

After the end of the war, New York City needed a vigorous 
medical officer to cleanse it and guard it against a threatened 
epidemic, and leading men turned to our friend for this work. 
Gen. Grant was then in command of the army, and was asked 
to recommend this physician. But the General was weary of 
such requests, and refused without even knowing who the 
candidate was. 

" But hear his name, at least," these citizens said ; and they 
told it to him. 

Grant at once wrote: "Dr. Edward Dalton is the best 
man in the United States for this place." And Dr. Dalton 
did one more public service and then settled into private life. 
Presently he died of disease brought on by exhaustion during 
the war. 

All these men were dear friends to me ; and with three of 
them I had lived from childhood on the most intimate terms, 
doing and discussing everything on earth, and in heaven, as 
boys will, — living, indeed, a very full life with them, and 
through them, — so full were they of thoughts, and hopes, and 
feelings, about all possible things. These men are a loss to 
the world, and heaven must have sorely needed them to have 
taken them from us so early in their lives. And now I ask 
to mark their names and memories on our new playground. 
Shall we call it " The Soldier's Field " .-* Of course, thousands 
and thousands of other soldiers deserved equally well of their 
country, and should be equally remembered and honored by 
the world. I only say that these were my friends, and there- 
fore I ask this memorial for them. 

Mr. James RussgU Lowell has, at my request, given me a 
few words of his own for the stone to be put up on this field, 
and also some lines of Mr. Emerson. I will read them to 
you : — 













" Though love repine, and reason chafe. 
There came a voice without reply, — 
'/T is man's perdition to be safe. 
When for the truth he ought to die.' " 

And let me say here that the war was not boys' play. No 
men of any country ever displayed more intelligence, devotion, 
energy, brilliancy, fortitude, in any cause than did our South- 
ern brothers. Hunger, cold, sickness, wounds, captivity, 
hard work, hard blows, — all these were their portion and 
ours. Look at the records of other wars and you '11 nowhere 
find examples of more courage in marching and fighting, or 
greater losses in camp or battle, than each side showed. We 
won because we had more substitutes and more supplies ; and 
also from the force of a larger patriotism on our side. We 
wore them out. Let me tell you of just one case. A friend 
and comrade, leading his regiment in the last days of the war 
into Richmond, picked up a voluntary prisoner, and this is 
the conversation between them : — 

" Why did you come in .'' " 

"Well, me and the lieutenant was all there was left of the 
regiment, and yesterday the lieutenant was shot, and so I 
thought I might as well come in." , 

It was not boys' play ; and to-day these Southern brothers 
are as cordial and as kindly to us as men can be, as I have 
found by experience. 


Now, what do the lives of our friends teach us ? Surely 
the beauty and the holiness of work, and of utter, unselfish, 
thoughtful devotion to the right cause, to our country, and to 
mankind. It is well for us all, for you and for the boys of 
future days, to remember such deeds and such lives, and to 
ponder on them. These men loved study and work, and loved 
play too. They delighted in athletic games, and would have 
used this field, which is now given to the College and to you 
for your health and recreation. But my chief hope in regard 
to it is, that it will help to make you full-grown, well-developed 
men, able and ready to do good work of all kinds, — stead- 
fastly, devotedly, thoughtfully ; and that it will remind you 
of the reason for living, and of your own duties as men and 
citizens of the Republic. 

On you, and such as you, rests the burden of carrying on 
this country in the best way. From the day of John Harvard 
down to this hour, no pains or expense have been spared by 
teachers and by laymen to build up our University (and pray 
remember that it is our University — that it belongs to us — 
to you and to me), and thus educate you ; and for what end } 
For service to your country and your fellow-men in all sorts 
of ways — in all possible callings. Everywhere we see the 
signs of ferment, — questions social, moral, mental, physical, 
economical. The pot is boiling hard and you must tend it, 
or it will run over and scald the world. For us came the 
great questions of slavery and of national integrity, and they 
were not hard to answer. Your task is more difficult, and 
yet you must fulfil it. Do not hope that things will take care 
of themselves, or that the old state of affairs will come back. 
The world on all sides is moving fast, and you have only to 
accept this fact, making the best of everything, — helping, 
sympathizing, and so guiding and restraining others, who have 
less education, perhaps, than you. Do not hold off from 
them ; but go straight on with them, side by side, learning 
from them and teaching them. It is our national theory and 
the theory of the day, and we have accepted it, and must live 
by it, until the whole world is better and wiser than now. 
You must in honor live by work, whether you need bread or 


not, and presently you will enjoy the labor. Remember that 
the idle and indifferent are the dangerous classes of the com- 
munity. Not one of you would be here and would receive 
all that is given to you, unless many other men and women 
had worked hard for you. Do not too readily think that you 
have done enough, simply because you have accomplished 
something. There is not enough, so long as you can better 
the lives of your fellow-beings. Your success in life depends 
not on talents, but on will. Surely, genius is the power of 
working hard, and long, and well. 

One of these friends, Charles Lowell, dead, and yet alive 
to me as you are, wrote me just before his last battle : — 

'• Don't grow rich ; if you once begin you will find it much 
more difficult to be a useful citizen. Don't seek office ; but 
don't ' disremember' that the useful citizen holds his time, 
his trouble, his money, and bis life always ready at the hint 
of his country. The useful citizen is a mighty unpretending 
hero ; but we are not going to have a country very long 
unless such heroism is developed. There ! what a stale ser- 
mon I'm preaching ! But, being a soldier, it does seem to me 
that I should like nothing so well as being a useful citizen." 

This was his last charge to me, and in a month he was in 
his grave. I have tried to live up to it, and I ask you to take 
his words to heart, and to be moved and guided by them. 

And just here let me, a layman, say a word to you experts 
in athletic sports. You come to College to learn things of 
great value besides your games, which, after all, are second- 
ary to your studies. But, in your games, there is just one 
thing which you cannot do, even to win success. You cannot 
do one tricky or shabby thing. Translate tricky and shabby 
— dishonest, ungentlemanlike. 

Princeton is not wicked ; Yale is not base. 

Lately I travelled with an ex-Southern artillery officer, and 
was rather glad that I did not try a year or two ago to take 
his guns. I asked him of his family, and he said : "I've just 
sent a boy to Yale, after teaching him all in my power. I told 
him to go away and not to return with any provincial notions. 


' Remember,' I said, * there is no Kentucky, no Virginia, no 
Massachusetts, but one great country.' " 

Mates, the Princeton and the Yale fellows are our brothers. 
Let us beat them fairly if we can, and believe that they will 
play the game just as we do. 

Gentlemen, will you remember that this new playground 
will only be good if it is used constantly and freely by you all, 
and that it is a legacy from my friends to the dear old College, 
and so to you ? 


The new gate, shown in the frontispiece, stands at the main 
entrance of the College Yard, on Peabody Street, the western 
boundary, between Harvard and Massachusetts Halls. It is 
designed to harmonize as thoroughly as possible with its sur- 
roundings. It is composed of ten large square posts, built of 
more or less vitrified red brick, of subdued tint, capped with 
light-colored freestone, and connected by hand-wrought iron- 
work of elaborate design. The underpinning is of granite. 
The two central posts are larger than the others, and between 
them is the driveway, closed by heavy iron gates ; and on 
either side are entrances for pedestrians, closed by iron gates 
of lighter structure, with octagonal iron lanterns over them. 
The arch over the carriage entrance bears in the centre a 
cross surrounded by a wreath, and below, in large figures, the 
date of the founding of the College, 1636, just above which 
is a small escutcheon, bearing the date of construction of the 
gate, 1889. The central portion of the structure is recessed 
from the street, and on the sides, facing towards the drive- 
way, are two freestone tablets, bearing inscriptions in antique 
lettering as follows : — 

On the left, — 














On the right, — 
After God had carried vs safe to New England 












The left-hand one of the two principal gate-posts bears in 
front the seal of the State, and below, the words, — 





and on the back, the seal of the city, with the words, — 





The right-hand post bears in front the College seal, with, 
below, the words, — 






and on the back is the seal of the late Samuel Johnston, of 
the Class of 1855, who gave the money to build the gate. 
The design is a spread eagle, with a superimposed wreath, 
and below are the words, — 



ALVMNVS • A • M • D • CCC • LV 

A • M • D • CCC • XXXVI • NATVS 

Inside the gate, on each side, is a freestone drinking foun- 
tain ; and below the one on the left, the water of which flows 
from the mouth of a grotesque mask of bronze, is a supple- 
mentary basin within reach of the smaller kind of quadrupeds. 
Below the fountain on the right is a stone seat, and there is 
another in the recess, in front. 

The structure was designed by the architects, Messrs. 
McKim, Mead & White, of New York City. The same 
gentlemen will superintend the construction, during the year 
1891, of another gate, of the same general character as this, 
but smaller, to be placed opposite to the Delta, between Hol- 
worthy and Thayer Halls. It is the gift of George V. L. 
Meyer, of the Class of 1879. 

The erection of a third gate, fronting on Main Street, is 
contemplated ; and suggestion has been made of a brick wall, 
of harmonious design, around the entire Yard. 



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Brandon, Lane William, West Feliciana Parish, Bayou Sara, La. 
BuRDiCK, Henry Clay. 

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Clapp, Henry Austin, Court House, Boston, Mass. 
Copeland, Rev. William Ellery, 225 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma, 

Crowninshield, Gen. Caspar, Dublin, N. H. 

Dexter, Hon. Julius, 122 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, O. 

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Driver, Dr. Stephen William, Cambridge, Mass. 

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Boston, Mass. 

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FiSKE, Charles Henry, 60 Congress Street, Boston, Mass. 

FuRNESS, William Eliot, 107 Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111. 

Gannett, Rev. William Channing, 8 East Street, Rochester, N. Y. 

Haseltine, Frank, 1825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

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Hinckley, Rev. Henry, Lynn, Mass. 

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HORNE, Prof. Charles Adams, 186 Elm Street, Albany, N. Y. 

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Mackintosh, Henry Stephen, Care of Prof. George M. Lane, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 
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Webber, Dr. Samuel Gilbert, Adams Nervine Asylum, Jamaica 

Plain, Mass. 
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Whittier, Gen. Charles Albert, i West 39th Street, New York, 

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Secretary's Note and Circular •. . 3 

List of Permanent Members 4 

List of Temporary Members 8 

Ci-Ass Committee 10 

Continued Record of Permanent Members 11 

Continued Record of Temporary Members 31 

Memorial Hall Inscriptions 35 

Military Service 38 

Deaths since last Report 38 

Marriages Since last Report 38 

Births since last Report 39 

Class Day Oration 41 

Bill of Fare — 1857 56 

Bill of Fare — i860 57 

Twentieth Anniversary Dinner 58 

Bill of Fare — 1880 59 

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Dinner 72 

Bill of Fare — 1885 73 

Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner 76 

Bill of Fare — 1890 77 

Poem — Echoes of '60 78 

Class Meetings 84 

Treasurer's Report 93 

Recent Changes at Harvard 94 

The Soldier's Field 102 

The Johnston Gate 114 

Addresses 117