ne result of this foreign study was the compilation of a text-book entitled Elements of Ornithology, a copy of which he gave to the library at Harvard University.
Two years later, that is, 1845, we find him on the Boston school committee, and, as usual, active in the work.
In 1848, still carrying out his old desire to do something concerning a cause which aroused sympathy, he instituted the Society for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Clergymen, of which he, with Francis Parkman and Ephraim Peabody, were the incorporators, in 1850.
That society now has funds of nearly two hundred thousand dollars, and is aiding twenty beneficiaries in sums varying from one to five hundred dollars a year.
The name has lately been changed from that given by Brooks, and is now the Society for Ministerial Relief.
In 1853, he printed a small slip on colored paper, announcing the preparation of a History of Medford, which was published two years later, in 1855.
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