Although he always wrote over his own name on scientific subjects, he frequently used a non de plume for his poems, essays and stories; among those used being F. Gerry, F. M. Arnold, and Viator. Articles from his pen are found in the Congregationalist, Gospel Banner, Our Continent, Good Times, Ladies' Repository, Bay State Monthly, besides several of the daily papers.
Of especial interest are his articles in the Bay State Monthly on The Washington Elm and the Eliot Oak, February, 1884, as foreshadowing the greater work-Typical Elms and Other Trees of Massachusetts, which came several years later.
In November, 1884, he contributed to the Bay State Monthly a carefully prepared paper on the Middlesex Canal.
This same was later revised and appeared in its new form in the Medford Historical Register in 1897.
His style of writing is well indicated in this article—clear, concise, and with a smoothness that pleases.
The organization of the Middlesex Institute, which he