It is not, therefore, so very surprising after all,—the metamorphosis that came to the Latin Grammar School on Garden Street, Corlett's old school, in 1840, for in that year it was divided, the boys remaining on Garden Street and the girls going to the Auburn School, in School Court, now known as Farwell Place, the scof the boys; and this school during its brief existence was known as the Auburn Female High School, although there were also in it misses of lower grades.
From 1840 to 1845 the girls of Old Cambridge fared better than the boys so far as secondary instruction was concerned; but the citizens chafing somewhat under the disadvantaf his committee, the schools, and the public.
It is usually understood that the first superintendent of schools in Massachusetts was appointed in Springfield in 1840.
Cambridge records show, however, that the town warrant of March 17, 1836, contained an article with reference to employing a superintendent of schools, that the
dgeport gymnasium, 171; growth of interest in physical development in the United States, 171; students of physical training at Harvard, 172; influence on the youth of Cambridge, 172, 173; the college offers the use of its grounds to the city, 173.
Pine Swamp Field, 4.
Police Department, 405.
Police force, 316.
Ponema Tribe, Red Men, 293.
Poor's House, the, 17, 276.
Population, in 1680, 10; in 1750, 17; in 1765, 17; in 1776, 17, 29; in 1790, 32; in 1810, 32; in 1840, 32; in 1850, 32; in 1895, 59; comparative statement of, 319.
Population, density of, 131.
Port Bill, 22.
Port chucks, 38.
Porter's Tavern. 37.
Prescott, Col. William, 49.
Printing-press, the first, 8; productions of, 8.
Prison Point Bridge, 29.
Private Schools in Cambridge, 208-217.
Professors' Row (Kirkland Street), 36, 37, 41.
Prospect Union, object, 265; name, 265; begins work in the Prospect House, 265; leaders, 265; outgrows its quarters, 265; occ