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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 2 2 Browse Search
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and courses of study of Harvard College are thought the best that can be devised for women, that women come in increasing numbers to share them, but because in their estimation they represent the highest stage of present educational progress in our land. The intellectual character of the women who came in the early days differed little from that of those who have followed them. It happens that we have on record the views of a number of the professors on this important subject. Professor John Williams White (Greek) wrote, I have met uniformly great earnestness, persistent industry, and ability of high order. It is an inspiration to teach girls who are so bright and so willing. Professor Louis Dyer (Greek), now of Oxford, England, said: I have been most struck this year in my philosophical course—undertaken in the absence of Professor Goodwin—by the entire absence of intellectual indifferentism on the part of the young ladies. Their questions have been most intelligent, and, where
ten thousand books per day, and that number can be doubled in case of necessity. There is a sort of poetic justice in the establishment of Ginn & Co.'s Press in Cambridge, for a large number of their publications are edited by Cambridge men. Their first book, Craik's English of Shakespeare, edited by W. J. Rolfe, was published about the year 1867. Then followed the well-known series of Latin books by Allen and Greenough; the Greek Grammar, by Prof. W. W. Goodwin; Greek Lessons, by Prof. J. W. White; the Harvard Shakespeare, by Dr. Henry N. Hudson; the mathematical works of Prof. J. M. Peirce and Prof. W. E. Byerly, and many others. Among the other books most widely known and most extensively used, of the eight hundred now published by the house, are the Wentworth Series of Mathematics, the National Music Course, by Luther Whiting Mason, Whitney's Essentials of English Grammar, Lockwood's Lessons in English, Collar and Daniell's Beginner's Latin Book, Young's Series of Astronom