the days of William Woodbridge and Susannah Rowson until now, Medford people have been writing text-books.
Benjamin Franklin Tweed, principal in one of Medford's schools, and afterwards professor at Tufts College, wrote several text-books on English grammar and composition, and was editor of the Massachusetts Teacher. Ephraim Hunt, at one time superintendent of schools, published a Geometry for Grammar Schools.
Charles H. Morss, who held the same position, edited a Book of Fables, by Horace E. Scudder, and the Heroes of Asgard.
He has written many papers, Practicability of the Extension of High School Influence, Development of the Public Schools of Medford and a Memorial of Lorin Low Dame, and delivered many lectures.
George E. Davenport made a valuable collection of ferns, which he gave to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, where it is known as the Davenport Herbarium.
He wrote for the Botanical Gazette, on botanical nomenclature, many monographs on ferns, on which subj