res on comets, delivered in the College Chapel in 1759, are still good reading.
The year 1783 saw the founding of the Harvard Medical School; and although this was situated in Boston, the Botanic Garden was in Cambridge and under the supervision (1825-1834) of a highly educated English observer, Thomas Nuttall, whose works on botany and ornithology were pioneers in New England.
These books we read, on the very ground which had produced them; and Nuttall's charming accounts of birds, especiallythe First Church in 1809; and both his sons, Oliver Wendell and John, became authors -the one being known to all English readers, while the other, with perhaps greater original powers, was known only to a few neighbors.
The Ware family, coming in 1825, was a race of writers, including the two Henrys, John, William, John F. W., and George.
Richard Dana, the head of the Boston bar in his day, was a native of Cambridge (1699); as was his son Francis Dana, equally eminent and followed in lineal su