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[p. 60] earliest (there have been but three) was well back from High street and, as shown in the view, closely adjoined the horse-sheds of the third meeting house. It was probably considered up-to-date as schoolhouse architecture then was. In the Register, Vol. XVII, p. 76, Mr. Stetson gives an interesting account of his school days which our readers will do well to consult. It will be noticed that Pasture hill looms up in view behind this early temple of learning, whose necessary adjuncts are also depicted. The original drawing from which our cut was made was the work of one of the boys before the advent of photography. As that early high school ‘did not fit for college,’ Mr. Stetson and James Hervey finished their preparation at the Day Academy on Forest street. A picture of this also hangs in the society's library; little has as yet been written of it. Both these gentlemen graduated from Harvard in 1849. It has never been suggested that these ancient schoolboys published a ‘Review,’ as is done quarterly ‘by students of the Medford High School’ of today. Its latest issue, 56 pages, is a ‘Graduation Number,’ June, 1923, No. 4 of Vol. XXIV. James Percival Abbott, editor. We find the first issue to have been May, 1893, (six pages), W. H. Griffiths, editor. This was fortnightly. The Public Library has no complete file. Continuous publication would make thirty-one years. Apparently there were seven years of suspension. If so, the Register ranks second in time of continuous publication, the Mercury being first and M. H. S. Review third. Like those early high school boys, its editor has entered upon a college course at Harvard. We congratulate the present school, the contributors to the Review, and also its editorial staff, on their success.
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