eat men, framed with an autograph below--Addison with a note to a friend to meet him at the Fountain Tavern; Pope, with a receipt for a subscription to the Iliad; Dickens, Tennyson, Scott, Washington, etc., each with an original note or manuscript below.
An original drawing of Keats by Severn, his artist friend, in whose arms he died; given to Fields by Severn, as was also a lovely little oil painting of Ariel on the bat's back.
Two superb photographs, of a wild, grand face, more like Professor Peirce than any one, with high, powerful brow, long face, masses of tangled hair, and full black beard; they might be a gipsy or a wandering painter or Paganini, or anything weird — and they are Tennyson.
The next letter refers to a rising young author in whom Mr. Higginson took great interest:
Do you remember a Newburyport girl named Harriet Prescott [Mrs. Spofford] who writes me immense letters and whom I think a wonderful genius?
She has just sent to the Atlantic a story, under
avorite study with avidity and with signal success, acquiring with his theoretical knowledge skill in the manipulations of the laboratory.
He distinguished himself also as a mathematical scholar, taking the advanced mathematical course with Professor Peirce during his Junior and Senior years.
At the close of his Senior year he received the Gray prize for proficiency in mathematics,—a prize the awarding of which depended on a prolonged and thorough examination.
In addition to this he received, could not easily have been greater.
His letters show that he felt nothing connected with the military service so painfully as his separation from books and the means and opportunities of a higher culture.
He had been a favorite pupil of Professors Peirce and Cooke, and they both now sought his services in their respective departments; the former nominating him to a vacant tutorship in mathematics, the latter requesting his appointment as assistant instructor in chemistry.
A letter was writ
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Patten, H. L., Maj., Memoir, I. 415-433.
Also, L 395, 399, 406.
Patten, Maria F., I. 415.
Patterson, F. E., Brig.-Gen., II. 83, 251;.
Patterson, George, Rev., I. 147, 148;. 159.
Peabody, A. P., Rev. Dr., II 319, 389.
Peabody, Elizabeth P., I. 179.
Peabody, Everett, Col., Memoir, I. 150-166.
Also, I. 406.
Peabody, Frank, I. 165.
Peabody, Howard, I. 150.
Peabody, Mary, II. 172.
Peabody, Oliver, Judge, I. 150.
Peabody, W. B. O., Rev., I. 150.
Peirce, B., Prof., II. 208, 213;, 277, 281.
Perkins, C. E., I. 287.
Perkins, Catherine C., I. 370.
Perkins, J. A., Lieut., Memoir, 370-878.
Also, I. 40.
Perkins, Sarah, I. 350.
Perkins, S. G., Lieut., Memoir, I. 349-357.
Also, II 186, 455.
Perkins, S. H., I. 349.
Perkins, William, I. 370.
Perkins W. F., Capt., II. 19.
Perry, Com., I. 34; II. 2.
Pettigru, J. G., Maj.-Gen. (Rebel service), I. 122, 231;; II. 308.
Phelps, Francis, I. 189.
Phillips, C. A., Capt, II.