destined for Brighton
was a model citizen of Cambridge
and took an active part in all important municipal affairs.
Says Dr. Peabody
of him, “There was no public meeting for a needed charity or educational interest, in behalf of art or letters, or for the advancement of a conservatively liberal theology in which his advocacy was not an essential part of the programme.”
The poor of Cambridge
remember Samuel Sanders
who removed from Salem
to become the steward of the college and on his death left a large part of his property to Cambridge
Professor Charles Beck
enlisted in the civil war but was at once discharged by the medical officers
as unfit for service on account of his age, but Cambridge
still honors his zeal and contributions in behalf of the wounded in the hospitals.
These few instances must suffice, but anyone acquainted with the civic history of Cambridge
will recall many cases of the helpfulness of “Gown” and “Town.”
The confining character of academic duties, and a community of tastes and interests, has tended to make the professors a society unto themselves, but the formation of the Colonial Club
has done much to restore the ancient social relations of Town and Gown, and a winter's evening finds professor and townsman in the bowling alley together on the easy social footing given by shirt sleeves and sport.
It is to be hoped that in spite of the fact that the college has become a university and the town has grown into a city, the early simple relations of mutual helpfulness will be carefully maintained by both sides; and that the relations of Town and Gown may form a new chapter in the history of “the Cambridge