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g's Sketch Book and Bracebridge Hall, as a boy, I found nothing essentially unlike types known to me at home. Especially easy was it to identify his village monarch, Ready Money Jack, with the broad shoulders and yeomanlike bearing of old Emery Willard, reputed the strongest man in the village, who kept the wood-yard just across Brighton Bridge. In my memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli I have attempted to sketch the cultivated women who lived in Cambridge and were a controlling power. Mrs. Farrar, Mrs. Norton, Mrs. Howe, Mrs. King, and others,—of whom Miss Fuller herself was the representative in the next generation,—and whom I was accustomed to seeing treated with respect by educated men, although these ladies themselves had never passed through college. Yet Radcliffe was anticipated in a small way by the advantages already held out to studious girls through the college professors; and my own elder sister studied Latin, French, Italian, German, and geometry with teachers thus p
on electricity. Professor Winthrop assisted at certain astronomical events; made interesting observations on the earthquake which visited Cambridge in 1755, and which was sufficiently powerful to throw bricks from a chimney of the professor's house across the pathway. He was elected member of the Royal Society of London. Count Rumford, then Benjamin Thompson, it is said, walked from Woburn to Cambridge to hear Professor Winthrop lecture. After Winthrop came Rev. Mr. Williams; then Professor Farrar, a remarkable lecturer. Up to the year 1830, astronomy and physics were the only sciences to which much attention was paid in Cambridge. There were no laboratories even in chemistry. In 1816, Dr. Jacob Bigelow was appointed Rumford professor and lecturer on the application of science to the useful arts. He was perhaps the earliest citizen of Massachusetts to recognize the importance of scientific training for young men who proposed to enter into the professions which require techn
, and accordingly such a list was placed on the books. It is as follows: Abiel Holmes, Henry Ware, Levi Farwell, Levi Hedge, Israel Porter, E. W. Metcalf, James Munroe, A. Biglow, Sidney Willard, William Hilliard, William Brown, T. L. Jennison, Asahel Stearns, W. J. Whipple,* Abel Willard,* James Brown, Charles Folsom, Joseph Story, Josiah Quincy, William Wells, Stephen Higginson, James Hayward, N. J. Wyeth, William Watriss,* F. J. Higginson, Joseph Foster, Thomas W. Coit, Otis Danforth, John Farrar. Those marked with a star are single men. It may have seemed to the members that this legislation was rather more for the advantage of the members than for that of the sick, indigent, or otherwise, and this may be the reason why in the following year it was voted that an appropriation for the purchase of tickets for the bath be made, so that five dollars' worth might be put in the hands of each of the three physicians, Drs. Timo. L. Jennison, Sylvanus Plympton, and Francis J. Higgins
rsity, chapter by, 142. Eliot, Rev. John, first sermon of, to the Indians, 10. Endicott, John, governor, 2. Engineer, City, 404. Episcopal churches, 239, 240. Episcopal Theological School, buildings, 254; its founder, 254; his purpose, 255; trustees, 255; its work, 255; benefactors, 256; deans, 256; professors, 256; graduates, 256; property exempt from taxation, 320. Everett, Edward, describes a common town school, 191. Fall River becomes a city, 54. Farms, 4, 41. Farrar, Professor, 73. Fay, Isaac, makes a bequest for a hospital, 278. Fay House, 183, 184. Ferry, 4. Fire Department, 316. Fire Department, Board of Engineers of, 404. Fire engine, the first, 17; Henry Vassall's, 18. First Church, 233, 234. First National Bank, 305-307. First Parish, opposes a new parish south of the Charles, 15; petitions for a strip of land from Watertown, 15; petition granted, 15; wants a strip from Charlestown, 15; the strip annexed, 15; but does not beco