ciation known as the Town and Country Club of Newport.
Of this I was at once declared president, but my great good fortune lay in my having for vice-president Professor William B. Rogers, illustrious as the founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The rapid crescendo of the fast world which surrounded us at this tth 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 Higginsonsensible even at Newport and during the summer.
The names of a few persons show what we aimed at, and how far we succeeded.
We had scientific lectures from Professor Rogers, Professor Alexander Agassiz, Dr. Weir Mitchell, and others.
Maria Mitchell, professor of astronomy at Vassar College, gave us a lecture on Saturn.