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of living men. At times it seems to have come over Charles Brooks that perhaps his three years of hard, though ultimately successful work might not have secured a firm place in history. In 1845, we find that in a letter giving an account of his labors he tried to forecast the future. He indulged in a little fancy and said, Some educational antiquary, in his pardonable weakness, may show my lectures fifty years hence as they sometimes show old cannon. Old Colony Memorial Newspaper, Plymouth. October 4, 1845. And tonight the thought of sixty years ago becomes a fact. While perhaps the title of educational antiquary hardly applies to your essayist, it will be assumed and the results of the delving recounted. Fortunately a valuable clew to the situation was found, and through the thoughtfulness of Mrs. Sarah Warner Brooks important, original material, a scrap-book, of Brooks' was found. Without this book, so carefully prepared, this paper must have been based on evidence at s