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[p. 17] Brown, by Herman von Holtz, for which he was singularly fitted through his personal knowledge of John Brown. In 1895 he published ‘Sketches from Concord and Appledore,’ and in 1905 ‘Cambridge Sketches,’ both intimate biographies of famous men. In 1892 appeared ‘Real and Ideal in Literature,’ and in 1897 ‘Modern English Prose Writers.’ He also wrote ‘Four Great Venetians’ and the ‘Midsummer of Italian Art;’ a ‘Life of Otto von Bismarck;’ ‘Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne;’ the ‘Life and Public Services of George Luther Stearns,’ his distinguished father; and ‘True Republicanism.’

Miss Annie H. Ryder, who has conducted a private school in Medford for a dozen years, is the author of two inspiring books of essays, ‘Hold Up Your Heads, Girls,’ and ‘Go Right On, Girls,’ and has compiled ‘New Every Morning,’ a day book of selections appropriate for girls.

Joseph Edgar Chamberlin, editor, who originated the Listener column of the Boston Transcript, published two volumes selected from it, wrote a monograph on ‘John Brown,’ included in the ‘Beacon Biographies,’ and a book of curious interest entitled ‘The Ifs of History.’

Some notable briefs on the Division of Medford and other cases, by Judge Benjamin Franklin Hayes, have been published for reference and are to be found in the Medford Authors' bookcase; also stirring speeches by Col. Norwood P. Hallowell, and an article on ‘American College Athletics’ by J. Mott Hallowell.

The ‘Proceedings of the Two Hundred and Seventyfifth Anniversary of the Settlement of Medford’ were issued by the Publishing Committee in 1906. The addresses, poems and various events of the four days celebration are fully recorded and form a very interesting and valuable volume of nearly three hundred pages. This book is prefaced by a very complete though necessarily brief history of Medford from the day of its settlement to the time of the anniversary (June 15, 1905). The author, John H. Hooper, has given a concise and

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