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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
in reading Dante with Professor Lowell, and have spent many pleasant evenings with him over the pages of the Divina Commedia. Of my devotion to mathematics, I have also given a painful proof by continuing alone the study of that science with Professor Peirce, all the other members of the Mathematical Divison having relinquished the study at the close of the Junior year. The idea of coming to college has been familiar to me ever since I was quite young. During the last part of my attendancetion was difficult to him, yet he excelled in it; and a certain delight in overcoming obstacles seems to have induced him to give what he calls a painful proof of his devotion to mathematics by continuing alone the study of that science with Professor Peirce during his Senior year. His proficiency in this department was attested by his taking the Gray Prize, of two hundred and fifty dollars, for proficiency in mathematics during that year. As a friend he was faithful and true, cordial with h
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
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
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
rd, I. 415. 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.