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gure in the university, and a marked example of the school of college professors which once flourished in all American colleges,—professors whose elaborate lectures were characterized by literary skill and dominated by philosophy.
This school is now fast passing away and giving place to one composed of men who are devoted to laboratory teaching.
The professors of chemistry also, before 1840, taught mainly by lectures and text-books, and the university owes much to the labors of Professor Josiah Parsons Cooke, who developed the laboratory teaching of chemistry in Harvard College.
The Scientific School, too, has done much for chemical science.
It was there that Dr. Wolcott Gibbs trained a remarkable band of investigators who are now teaching their science in many universities.
It will be seen from this rapid and incomplete enumeration of the scientific men who have given our city a reputation far beyond local limits, that the remarkable fountain of inspiration which shot up like
ncord, college instruction at, 26.
Confectionery, manufacture of, its beginning, 356; amount invested in, 358; number employed in, 358; raw material used in, 358.
Congregational churches, 238, 239, 241.
Congress. See Provincial Congress.
Constitution, General Court proposes to frame a, 27; Cambridge opposes the movement, 27; submitted to the people, 28; rejected by Cambridge, 28.
Constitutional convention, meets at Cambridge, 28.
Continental Army on Cambridge Common, 49.
Cooke, Prof. J. P., 76.
Correctors of the press, 69.
Cotton, John, 6, 7.
Council of Assistants, 5, 23.
County buildings, in East Cambridge, 30; exempt from taxation, 320.
Court-house, site of, 5; used as a townhouse, 5; the new, 16; inadequate for town meetings, 31.
Cox, James, publisher of the Cambridge Press, 221; the Nestor of Cambridge journalism, 222.
Craigie Bridge, 29, 30.
Craigie House (Longfellow House), 69.
Cross Canal, 30.
Dame schools, 189.
Dana, Richard Henr