Charles Tufts of Somerville, who inherited Walnut Hill, then a barren tract, said he meant some day to set a light on it. His words have proved true, for the college set on the hill he gave for that purpose, has been a center of education and culture throughout its history, and has added many illustrious names of both teachers and pupils to literature and life.
Hosea Starr Ballou wrote a biography of Hosea Ballou, 2d, the first president of Tufts College, and many addresses.
Rev. Elmer H. Capen, president of Tufts College from 1875 to 1905, published many articles and sermons, a tribute to John Boyle O'Reilly, wrote a history of Tufts College and of Universalism for the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and a Bible History.
The present president, Dr. Frederick W. Hamilton, is the author of The Church and the Secular Life, and many essays.
Alaric Bertrand Start edited a History of Tufts College.
Prof. Amos Emerson Dolbeare, the eminent electrician, wrote many scientific works, and