Ellery 7th to 9th 1801 to 1805
Samuel J. Potter 8th 1803 to 1804
Benjamin Howland 8th to 11th 1804 to 1809
James Fenner 9th to 10th 1805 to 1807
Elisha Matthewson 10th to 12th 1807 to 1811
Francis Malbone 11th 1809
Christopher G. Champlain 11th to 12th 1810 to 1811
William Hunter 12th to 17th 1811 to 1821
Jeremiah B. Howell 12th to 15th 1811 to 1817
James Burrell, Jr. 15th to 16th 1817 to 1820
Nehemiah R. Knight 16th to 27th 1820 to 1841
James D'Wolf 17th to 20th 1821 to 1825
Asher Robbins20th to 26th 1825 1839
Nathan F. Dixon26th to 27th 1839 to 1842
William Sprague 27th to 28th 1842 to 1844
James F. Simmons 27th to 30th 1841 to 1847
John B. Francis 28th 1844 to 1845
Albert C. Greene 29th to 33d 1845 to 1851
John H. Clark 30th to 33d 1847 to 1853
Charles T. James 32d to 35th1851 to 1857
Philip Allen 33d to 36th 1853 to 1859
James F. Simmons 35th to 37th 1857 to 1862
Henry B. Anthony 36th to 48th 1859 to 1884
Samuel G. Arnold 37th 1862 to 1863
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to the more thoughtful members of society,—those who love to combine reasonable intercourse with work and study.
I felt the need of upholding the higher social ideals, and of not leaving true culture unrepresented, even in a summer watering-place.
Professor Rogers entered very fully into these views.
With his help a simple plan of organization was effected, and a small governing board was appointed.
Colonel Higginson became our treasurer, Miss Juliet R. Goodwin, granddaughter of Hon. Asher Robbins, was our secretary.
Samuel Powel, formerly of Philadelphia, a man much in love with natural science, was one of our most valued members.
Our membership was limited to fifty.
Our club fee was two dollars. Our meetings took place once in ten days. At each meeting a lecture was given on some topic of history, science, or general literature.
Tea and conversation followed, and the party usually broke up after a session of two hours. Colonel Higginson once deigned to say that this club m