s take Shepard Church the first church in Cambridge, because it is the oldest society, though its present building is comparatively modern.
When Cambridge was established and called Newtowne, it was designed to be the metropolis, but later this plan was given up in favor of Boston.
Still, many people stayed here, reinforced in 1632 by the Braintree Company under Mr. Hooker.
The latter, a graduate of Emanuel College, Cambridge, England, had taught in England, having among his converts John Eliot, apostle to the Indians.
Mr. Hooker's friends built a meeting-house here and sent for him to be pastor.
The church then was on Water street, now Dunster, south of Spring street, now Mt. Auburn.
Hooker soon removed, with most of his congregation, to Hartford.
At his departure, the remaining members of his flock founded a new church.
The first regular church edifice was built near Governor Dudley's house, and Mr. Thomas Shepard was ordained pastor, 1636.
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volumes, with as many pamphlets.
This number does not include the volumes in the special libraries belonging to the various departments of the college.
The entrance to the hall is on the south side, where one may see a small gilt cross, a trophy brought by the Massachusetts troops from the siege of Louisburg in 1745.
In the original part of the building is the Art Room, containing many precious curiosities: In a glass case one may see the only book remaining from John Harvard's library, John Eliot's Indian Bible, Burns' Scots wha hae in the handwriting of the author, the autographs of many famous men, besides a death-mask of Oliver Cromwell, and a large collection of Roman coins.
The great privilege of using this library is extended to those not connected with the University, and its doors are open every week day, except legal holidays, from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. (2 P. M. during vacations).
As we leave the library, we may see the President's house on the elevated ground to the east
orporation of Harvard College, I wrote the following letter and sent it to President Eliot:
5 Phillips Place, Cambridge, Dec. 23, 1878. Dear Sir:
I am engagt obligations to the University.
I am very truly yours, Arthur Gilman. President Eliot.
On the day before Christmas, in 1878, as I was seated in my library, I had a call from President Eliot, who came in person to answer my letter and to discuss the subject in some of its bearings.
He assured me that there was no objectthout which the effort would have been of little value.
By agreement with President Eliot and the Librarian, Mr. Justin Winsor, we have always been permitted the usirstly, at a hearing before the committee on Education of the Legislature, President Eliot said in positive terms that though Harvard College had in the course of itI had explained my plan to Professor and Mrs. Greenough, and afterwards to President Eliot.
Miss Irwin was guest of Professor Thayer, who had bought the house that