for the wardens, whose wands of office stood in the corners, and these pews still remain.
In 1761 the church was opened, although, owing to the absence of any bishop, it could have no true consecration.
At this service, a prayer for George III.
was, of course, said.
All but one or two of these first members were Tories later, and their houses, on Brattle street, were known as Tory Row or Church Row.
Besides these Tory Row people, Richard Lechmere, Benjamin Faneuil (brother of Peter), James and Thomas Apthorp (brothers of East), Madame Temple and her son Robert, Brig- adier-General Isaac Royal, the Skiltons and Sweethens of Woburn, and Robert Nichells of Billerica, all went to Christ Church.
At 10 Linden street was the old rectory.
It had hand-painted wall paper and Delft tiles, and was so grand it was called the Bishop's palace.
Indeed, so did the Puritan people in the town dread lest Dr. Apthorp aspire to be bishop that they fairly drove him, by opposition, back to Eng
in Winsor, we have always been permitted the use of the great collection of books, and at last, without any request on our part, the privileges of the Library were given to the officers and students by a formal vote of the Corporation-after they had been enjoyed under the original oral agreement for a number of years!
The first half-dozen who responded to the circular letter were, in their order, Professors William E. Byerly, Benjamin Peirce, Frederick H. Hedge, William W. Goodwin and William James. Professors Norton, Peabody, Hill, Palmer, Gurney, Shaler, Briggs, Goodale, Emerton, White, Paine and others followed.
When these acceptances had been received, it was thought safe to issue an announcement, and the first public intimation of the scheme was made in a circular headed Private collegiate instruction for women, issued on Washington's Birthday, 1879.
It announced in rather vague terms that some of the professors of Harvard College had consented to give instruction to proper