telescope in the world.
It was completed in 1873.
Again and again, however, this aperture was exceeded until the famous Lick telescope aroused the extraordinary popular interest of a few years ago. The Lick telescope is of thirty-six inches aperture, and promised to hold the first place for many years.
But the new Chicago University wants to be first in everything, and so of course wishes to own the largest telescope in the world.
The man has been found to make the princely gift, and now (1895) the object glasses for the forty-inch Yerkes telescope are lying nearly finished in Mr. Clark's workshop.
Cambridge people have come to feel that if a telescope of extraordinary proportions is to be made, of course it must have its lenses ground at Clark's.
A visit to the modest shop where all this work has been done, is full of interest.
Everything is for use, not for show, and there is no attempt to make any tool finer than it need be to meet its purpose.
But everything is exactly a
s Eliot Norton, Professor Goodwin, Professor Smith, at the time Dean of Harvard College, Professor Child, Professor Byerly, Professor James Mills Peirce, Miss Mason and Henry Lee Higginson, Esq., of Boston, and Joseph B. Warner, Esq., of Cambridge, who had previously acted as Treasurer.
There have been five other additions to the corporation since 1882. Mrs. Henry Whitman was chosen in 1886, Miss Agnes Invin in 1894, Professor John Chipman Gray, Miss Annie Leland Barber and Miss Mary Coes in 1895.
The two members last mentioned were graduates and had been nominated by the alumnae.
Miss Coes had been assistant to the Secretary for a number of years.
She is now Secretary.
At the time of the incorporation, in 1882, Mrs. Agassiz was chosen President and she began to take a more active part in the work and life of the students.
She gave up one afternoon in the week to a social meeting with them at Fay House, the building which was bought in 1885 as the permanent home, and she assisted
e wisdom of the original plan and the efficiency of the management, need not be determined.
That a city of the size of Cambridge could wait so long before equipping itself with the means of caring for its sick poor may be a matter of surprise to those who have not reflected that in this, and other respects, we are inevitably suburban, however independent of Boston we are in civic matters.
The Holy Ghost Hospital opened the doors of a small frame house-its temporary home-only in January of 1895, to admit incurable patients of all kinds from all accessible points, though no doubt the preference always will be given to Cambridge sufferers.
Though the fund hitherto secured has come through a Roman Catholic parish in Cambridge it is hoped that the future support as well as the usefulness of the hospital will be unsectarian and perfectly general.
The Middlesex Dispensary was established in July, 1892, under a staff of physicians who give each three hours a week to the work.