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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman), Harvard University in its relations to the city of Cambridge. (search)
the university who have no homes in Cambridge. For lodging the richer class of students large and handsome private dormitories have of late years been erected, buildings which add considerably to the valuation of the city for purposes of taxation. These buildings become more and more substantial and elegant; and it seems probable that they will be a more and more important element in the taxable property of the city. The first of these buildings was erected forty years ago by Mr. Charles C. Little, senior member of the well-known bookselling firm of Little & Brown. His example was not followed for several years; but recently at least one new private dormitory has been erected every year, and the process is still going on. Hundreds of purveyors, mechanics, porters, cooks, waiters, chambermaids, laundresses, and laborers get their livelihood from the university and its students. It is not, however, the business interests of Cambridge which the university has done most to promote
the early members, as we run down the list for the first thirty years: J. Mellen, Esq., A. Craigie, Esq., James Munroe, Sidney Willard, William Hilliard, Esq., Thomas Lee, Esq., Samuel Child, Jr., Charles Folsom, Esq., Hon. Joseph Story, Stephen Higginson, Esq., Dr. F. J. Higginson, Rev. Thomas W. Coit, Jonas Wyeth, Jr., John G. Palfrey, William Newell, Nehemiah Adams, R. H. Dana, Ebenezer Francis, Jr., Andrews Norton, Alexander H. Ramsay, Richard M. Hodges, William Saunders, J. B. Dana, C. C. Little, Simon Greenleaf, J. E. Worcester, John A. Albro, C. C. Felton, Charles Beck, Morrill Wyman, James Walker, E. S. Dixwell, Converse Francis, William T. Richardson, H. W. Longfellow, Edward Everett, Asa Gray, Francis Bowen, Joseph Lovering, John Ware, John Holmes, Estes Howe, William Greenough, Robert Carter, E. N. Horsford, Charles E. Norton. Dr. Holmes remained president until his death in 1837, when Joseph Story was put in his place, Dr. Ware still remaining vice-president. Levi Hedg
meeting Mr. Farwell acted as chairman, with C. C. Little as secretary. The first board of directors a committee consisting of Levi Farwell and C. C. Little made a report recommending John B. Dana as l, elected March 20, 1832, died in 1844; Charles C. Little, elected 1844, died in 1869; Samuel B. Ratriss, William Brown, John B. Dana, and Charles C. Little. At a meeting held November 17, 1834, aFuller, Edward Brown, Jr., Levi Farwell, Charles C. Little, Ralph Smith, William J. Whipple, and Jaacob H. Bates, elected January 21, 1852; Charles C. Little, elected January 25, 1854; Dr. Charles Bction of John H. Blake, Isaac Livermore, Charles C. Little, Estes Howe, and Gardiner G. Hubbard as n Remington Street, Cambridge, then owned by Mr. Little, the business being conducted by A. F. Lemon were in turn succeeded by A. F. Lemon and Messrs. Little, Brown & Co., as equal partners. Mr. Lemoctors, H. H. Stimpson, Willard Phillips, Charles C. Little, and G. G. Hubbard; Estes Howe was elect[10 more...]
Charles Everett, 1833. Robert Fuller, 1834. Thomas B. Gannett, 1834, 1835, 1837, 1838. Luther Brooks, 1835-1839. Eliab W. Metcalf, 1835. Jos. T. Buckingham, 1836, 1838, 1839. Isaac Livermore, 1836, 1838, 1841, 1842, 1849. Charles C. Little, 1836, 1837. Abraham Edwards, 1836. Enos Reed, 1837. Ezekiel Hayden, 1839, 1840, 1844. Joel Giles, 1840. James D. Green, 1841-1843, 1846, 1853, 1854. Sylvanus Plympton, 1842, 1843. John Sargent, 1844-1848. John S. Ladd, Hayward, 1831, 1832. Ralph Smith, 1832-1835, 1837. Luther Brooks, 1832-1835, 1837. Robert Fuller, 1832-1834. Wm. J. Whipple, 1833-1835. John Chamberlin, 1834, 1835. Joseph Burridge, 1835, 1836. William Parmenter, 1836. Charles C. Little, 1836-1841. Jesse Hall, 1836. William Hunnewell, 1836, 1837. Nathan Childs, 1837, 1838. Walter R. Mason, 1838, 1839. John L. Hobbs, 1838, 1839. Walter M. Allen, 1840, 1841. Jonathan Wheeler, 1840. Sidney Willard, 1841, 1844.
arlestown, and Benjamin Locke of W. Camb. 15 Mar. 1807—Wyman, 142. Susan and Samuel Cutter of W. Camb. 6 Mar. 1809—Cutter (par. 39). James, of Cambridge, and Mary Ann Perry of W. Camb. 5 May, 1825. James Brown, of the well-known firm of Charles C. Little and James Brown, publishers, Boston. He died March 10, 1866. Erastus and Anna Winship of Lexington, 22 Oct. 1826. Edmund M., of Lexington, and Harriet W. Whitney of W. Camb. 1 May, 1836. John J., of Lexington, and Hannah A. Swan of W. CaColumbia College. His wife d. 9 Mar. 1855, a. 88. The Rev. Thaddeus Fiske, in an account of himself and ancestry appended to a Sermon delivered at West Cambridge, April 13, 1828, at the close of his ministry, and published at Boston, by Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843, states, I was born on the 22d of June, 1762. At the age of seventeen, I began to prepare for College under the tuition of Rev. Mr. Samuel Woodward, who was an able instructor and linguist, the minister of Weston, my