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Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Doctor Holmes. (search)
an out-and-out immediate emancipationist,believes that is the only way to break the strength of the South; that the black man is the life of the South; that they dread work above all things, and cling to the slave as the drudge that makes life tolerable to them. I do not know if his opinion is worth much. This was a meeting of the Bird Club which Doctor Holmes attended and the dingy-linened friends of progress were such men as Dr. Samuel G. Howe, Governor Washburn, Governor Claflin, Dr. Estes Howe, and Frank B. Sanborn. It has always been a trick of fashionable society, a trick as old as the age of Pericles, to disparage liberalism by accusing it of vulgarity; but we regret to find Doctor Holmes falling into line in this particular. He always speaks of Sumner in his letters with something like a slur — not to Motley, for Motley was Sumner's friend, but to others who might be more sympathetic. This did not, however, prevent him from going to Sumner in 1868 to ask a favor for his
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life, Chapter 6: Lowell's closing years in Cambridge (search)
t least, Lowell did — the value of half-rations. Perhaps Mr. Smalley presses too far the novelty that Lowell found in a circle where there were others besides men of letters; for in truth he had around him just such a circle, so far as it went, at home. Among his intimate friends and club-fellows were great capitalists, like John M. Forbes; men of the world, like Tom Appleton; lawyers and public men, like Judge Hoar; men of science, like Agassiz; physicians like his own brother-in-law, Dr. Estes Howe. The difference was not in quality so much as in quantity. Lowell could not perhaps say, like Stuart Newton the painter: I meet in London occasionally such company as I meet in Boston all the time ; but he could at least go so far as to say that at home he met a sufficient variety of types to know that men of letters did not monopolize the world. When it came to sheer quantity, of course London was overpowering; it was like going from a small preparatory school to Oxford; but, after
bridge Hall, as a boy, I found nothing essentially unlike types known to me at home. Especially easy was it to identify his village monarch, Ready Money Jack, with the broad shoulders and yeomanlike bearing of old Emery Willard, reputed the strongest man in the village, who kept the wood-yard just across Brighton Bridge. In my memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli I have attempted to sketch the cultivated women who lived in Cambridge and were a controlling power. Mrs. Farrar, Mrs. Norton, Mrs. Howe, Mrs. King, and others,—of whom Miss Fuller herself was the representative in the next generation,—and whom I was accustomed to seeing treated with respect by educated men, although these ladies themselves had never passed through college. Yet Radcliffe was anticipated in a small way by the advantages already held out to studious girls through the college professors; and my own elder sister studied Latin, French, Italian, German, and geometry with teachers thus provided. Some of these i
upon the conditions stated in said letter, which it will faithfully and gladly observe as a sacred trust, in accordance with his desire. Resolved, That in gratefully accepting this gift, the city tenders to Frederick H. Rindge its heartfelt thanks, and desires to express its sense of deep obligation to him, recognizing the Christian faith, generosity, and public spirit that have prompted him to supply a long-felt want by this gift of great and permanent usefulness. Messrs. Van Brunt & Howe were selected as architects. Ground was broken for the library on May 1, 1888, and on June 29, 1889, the keys of the building were transferred to the city government. The exercises of the dedication were held in the main hall-way of the building, and consisted of music; prayer by Rev. Alexander McKenzie, D. D.; presentation of deed of gift, by Francis J. Parker; acceptance of the same by the mayor, Hon. Henry H. Gilmore; remarks by Hon. S. L. Montague, president of the board of trustees, Ch
igginson, Rev. Thomas W. Coit, Jonas Wyeth, Jr., John G. Palfrey, William Newell, Nehemiah Adams, R. H. Dana, Ebenezer Francis, Jr., Andrews Norton, Alexander H. Ramsay, Richard M. Hodges, William Saunders, J. B. Dana, C. C. Little, Simon Greenleaf, J. E. Worcester, John A. Albro, C. C. Felton, Charles Beck, Morrill Wyman, James Walker, E. S. Dixwell, Converse Francis, William T. Richardson, H. W. Longfellow, Edward Everett, Asa Gray, Francis Bowen, Joseph Lovering, John Ware, John Holmes, Estes Howe, William Greenough, Robert Carter, E. N. Horsford, Charles E. Norton. Dr. Holmes remained president until his death in 1837, when Joseph Story was put in his place, Dr. Ware still remaining vice-president. Levi Hedge (Ll. D.) was treasurer until 1831, when, on account of ill-health and expected absence from town, he asked to be relieved from the cares of office, and a special meeting was called to choose his successor. Dea. William Brown was the choice of the society, and he held th
yde, Charles Wood, Newell Bent, Louis Colby, William A. Saunders, Estes Howe, and Z. L. Raymond; Hon. Charles Theodore Russell acting as soliche election of John H. Blake, Isaac Livermore, Charles C. Little, Estes Howe, and Gardiner G. Hubbard as directors; the last named was chosen president, and Estes Howe was the clerk and treasurer from the beginning until his death in 1887. Blake & Darracott were the contractors whmbridge. Its officers were Gardiner G. Hubbard, president, and Dr. Estes Howe, treasurer, who, with James Dana, of Charlestown, Oliver Hastine Judge Willard Phillips, Herbert H. Stimpson, Charles C. Little, Estes Howe, and John Livermore. These men believed that the time would come to order by Mr. Hubbard, who was chosen chairman, and the late Dr. Estes Howe was elected clerk pro tempore. The officers elected were: direcStimpson, Willard Phillips, Charles C. Little, and G. G. Hubbard; Estes Howe was elected clerk and treasurer. Of these Mr. Hubbard is now the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 3: Journeys (search)
wild and beautiful woods; suddenly the path ends, between great trees, in the loveliest of lakes with no sign of human life. In despair you discharge your rifle, and suddenly a boat comes out from a wooded point, and receives you as guests in fairyland. Stillman is the presiding spirit; he stays there all summer and paints while the other artists and savants who make up the Adirondack Club (or Amperzanders as the boatmen call them) come and go. This summer there have been James Lowell, Estes Howe, Judge Hoar, Horace Gray; and Emerson and Longfellow and others are now coming. John Holmes came, carried in an armchair through the forest by four men; they said it was hard, but he was so funny. They are just buying the pond and its whole surroundings, to keep them sacred from lumbering and injury, and have taken this out-of-the-way place to avoid company and disturbance; besides, it is by far the most beautiful lake we saw, the mountains coming closer and steeper round it than in any
from the governor to appear forthwith at the State House in Boston, with my company for service. Holding it above my head, I shouted, Here it is, boys! Go down to Pike's stable and get a horse apiece, and notify every member of the company to be here at my office by daylight to-morrow morning. The company marched from its temporary quarters to Boston early in the morning of April 17, Captain Richardson writes: As we passed along, we received many tokens of regard from citizens. Dr. Estes Howe placed a one-hundred-dollar bill in my hand, to be used for the benefit of the company. One man gave me a dilapidated white kid glove, saying, The fingers will make the very best kind of cots, if you should get a wound in the finger. (Ms. letter.) and was there organized as a company of State militia belonging to the 5th Regiment, Col. S. C. Lawrence (a Middlesex County regiment), but temporarily to be assigned to the 3d Regiment (Col. D. W. Wardrop), which was mainly from Plymouth C
A., 376 Howard, James, 376 Howard, John, 525 Howard, L. P., 376 Howard, Levi, 525 Howard, O. O., 76, 94, 99, 104, 105 Howard, Olevan, 462 Howard, Patrick, 376 Howard, Robert, 376 Howard, Simon, 462 Howard, W. F., 525 Howard, Willard, 88 Howarth, J. H., 462 Howden, Thomas, 525 Howe, A. A., 525 Howe, A. G., 13th Mass. Inf., 376 Howe, A. G., 18th Mass. Inf., 376 Howe, A. L., 376 Howe, A. W., 462 Howe, C. H., 516, 525 Howe, E. H., 525 Howe, E. M., 525 Howe, Elijah, 376 Howe, Estes, 10 Howe, Franklin, 437 Howe, G. F., 525 Howe, G. H., 126, 377 Howe, G. W., 462 Howe, George, 25th Mass. Inf., 377 Howe, George, 34th Mass. Inf., 525 Howe, H. E., 525 Howe, H. J., 377 Howe, H. W., 377 Howe, J. E., 377 Howe, J. M., 462 Howe, J. W., 525 Howe, N. H., 377 Howe, Orrin, 377 Howe, W. H., 129 Howell, L. C., 65, 66 Howes, George, 492 Howes, S. T., 377 Howland, F. W., 525 Howland, L. R., 377 Howland, L. S., 377 Hoxsey, H. C., 377 Hoye, Patrick, 377 Hoye, T.
845. Joseph T. Buckingham, 1846-1848, 1850. 1851. John Sargent, 1849, 1876. Anson Burlingame, 1852. Zebina L. Raymond, 1855, 1856. J. M. S. Williams, 1859. Stephen T. Farwell, 1860. John C. Dodge, 1862. Knowlton S. Chaffee, 1868. Estes Howe, 1869, 1871. Robert O. Fuller, 1872, 1873. Ezra Parmenter, 1874, 1875. Charles T. Russell, 1877. Representatives in the General Court. styled Deputies, under the first Charter. William Goodwin, 1634. William Spencer, 1634-1638, 1856. Elijah Spare, Jr., 1847-1849. Jonas Wyeth 2d, 1847, 1848. Edmund A. Chapman, 1848, 1849. George Cummings, 1848. Eliphalet Davis, 1848. Ralph Day, 1848, 1849, 1852. Jesse Fogg, 1848, 1849. Horatio N. Hovey, 1848. Estes Howe, 1848. John S. Ladd, 1848, 1851. Wm. T. Richardson, 1848. William Wyman, 1848, 1849. David S. Buck, Elected June 11, 1849, in place of Jesse Coolidge, resigned. 1849-1852. Jesse Coolidge, 1849. Isaac Davis, 1849, 1850, 1855. I
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