s, have prevented me from writing to you or to anybody else, for a long time, except on business that could not be postponed.
But I begin to feel a little relieved. . . .
The Athenaeum, the College, the Hospital, Mr. Bowditch's office,
He so calls the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company, which is substantially a trust company, a part of whose profits go to the uses of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Mr. Ticknor was a Director from 1827 to 1835, Vice-President from 1841 to 1862, and wrote an important Annual Report in 1857.
He was a Trustee of the Massachusetts General Hospital—no sinecure — from 1826 to 1830.
His connection with the Athenaeum and the Primary School Board have been mentioned.
In 1821 he became a member of the corporation of the Boston Provident Institution for Savings,—the first savings-bank in New England, in founding which his father was much concerned, —and was a Trustee from 1838 to 1850.
In 1831 he became a member of the Massachusetts Cong