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[p. 8] He wrote for the Botanical Gazette, on botanical nomenclature, many monographs on ferns, on which subject he was a recognized authority. He delivered a lecture with lantern slides, on the Middlesex Fells many times for the benefit of the Fells, and poems and essays of his are to be found in periodicals.

Mrs. Josephine L. Richards made herself an authority on native wild flowers and ferns, and described them so graphically in ‘Wild Flowers and Ferns,’ 1893, that the reader could discern them for himself.

Mrs. Etta Austin Macdonald, at one time superintendent of Brockton schools, and her sister, Miss Mary Frances Blaisdell, have issued an instructive set of school readers for young children, the first, ‘The Child at Play’; the second, ‘Child Life in Tale and Fable’; third, ‘Child Life in Many Lands’; the fourth and fifth, ‘Child Life in Literature.’ The selections are chosen from the best literature in an original manner, and the workmanship is excellent. ‘Play Time,’ ‘Story-book Friends,’ ‘Wide-awake Primer and First Reader,’ ‘Polly and Dolly,’ are other books for young readers by the same authors. In collaboration with Mrs. Julia Dalrymple, Mrs. Macdonald has written ‘Kathleen in Ireland,’ ‘Manuel in Mexico,’ ‘Rafael in Italy,’ and ‘Une San in Japan.’ Mrs. Dalrymple is the author of two delightful books for children, ‘Make-believe Boys’ and ‘Little Me Too.’

Mabel Priest Rust is joint compiler of ‘Song Echoes from Child Land,’ for use in the kindergarten.

Freeman Clarke Coffin, engineer, wrote a scientific work, ‘Graphical Solution of Hydraulic Problems,’ but his real words lie deep in the hearts of his workmen and friends.

George T. Sampson has a pamphlet on ‘Railroad Organization.’

John C. Rand compiled a book of short biographies of prominent men called ‘One of a Thousand.’

Edward Baxter Perry, the blind pianist, has written a

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