New Haven on the way, to this city, with which he felt already familiar, through a number of Bostonians, whom he had become acquainted with in Europe
He intended to stay in this country about two years, to lecture in the principal towns, then to visit the different tribes of our Indians
; and at last to return to Paris
How these plans were frustrated, we have already seen.
He died November 10th, 1832, in his 56th year.
The proceedings in relation to his funeral sufficiently indicate the estimation in which his character was held.
On the day following his decease a number ot his friends assembled to determine what honors should be rendered him. At this meeting, the Hon. J. Quincy
of the University
, in the chair, it was voted, that the arrangement of the funeral obsequies of the deceased, and of the measures proper to be adopted to express a sense of the public loss by the death of Dr. Spurzheim
, and the respect entertained by the inhabitants of this city and its vicinity for his talents and virtues, be committed to the Hon. J. Quincy
, Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch
, Hon. J. Story
, Dr. J. Tuckerman
, Dr. Follen
, Professor Barber
, Professor Beck
, Dr. William Grigg
, George Bond
and Charles P. Curtis
Other committees, of equal respectability, were appointed, including one, consisting of Hon. J. Pickering
and three other learned gentlemen, to whom all the papers and other property of the deceased were entrusted.
On the 17th the funeral services took place at Park Street Church, and a Eulogy was delivered by Dr. Follen
The remains of Spurzheim
were not permanently interred on this occasion, but deposited in the
“Strangers tomb,” (belonging to these grounds,) and