form of literary work.
The result of much of this was published, but, besides these, a large collection of manuscript stories, essays, and addresses testify to his unremitting zeal.
While in Stoneham he was a regular correspondent for some of the Boston papers, and also special correspondent for Nantucket during the summer months.
Although he always wrote over his own name on scientific subjects, he frequently used a non de plume for his poems, essays and stories; among those used being F. Gerry, F. M. Arnold, and Viator. Articles from his pen are found in the Congregationalist, Gospel Banner, Our Continent, Good Times, Ladies' Repository, Bay State Monthly, besides several of the daily papers.
Of especial interest are his articles in the Bay State Monthly on The Washington Elm and the Eliot Oak, February, 1884, as foreshadowing the greater work-Typical Elms and Other Trees of Massachusetts, which came several years later.
In November, 1884, he contributed to the Bay State Mont