d Miss Annette Hale (his sister-in-law) the girls.
Mr. Hathaway also built a large dwelling-house on the corner of Ashland and Chestnut streets, into which he moved with his family just before Christmas, 1851.
His school contained pupils from Medford and the surrounding towns; also from other parts of the United States, Mexico and the West India Islands.
He boarded many of his pupils, some of whom remained with him many years.
Mr. Joseph Bird of Watertown was the singing master, and Mr. Horace Bird, his brother, the music teacher; he was succeeded by Mr. Henry G. Carey. Mr. Hathaway was a kindly man and was much beloved by his pupils; to illustrate this we quote from a letter from a lady, formerly a pupil of his school:—
Aaron Kimball Hathaway was a true Christian gentleman, kind and sympathetic, a genuine scholar of the old school, his mind far out-reaching his frail body.
The foundation of my early education is, in a measure, due to his intellectual influence.
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