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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 22 0 Browse Search
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exterior. I remember once borrowing two valuable prisms from him, when I was a green young instructor, which I succeeded in chipping. On returning them to him with great perturbation of spirit, he instantly said: Oh, I always intended to get Alvan Clark to reduce the size of these prisms, and he would have had to chip off these edges. I loved the man instantly. The observatory has prospered exceedingly, and it is now, under Professor Pickering, the principal astrophysical observatory in Ameer, by great minds. I remember Professor Benjamin Peirce once remarking with a gleam of his wonderful eyes: It takes an eagle to train eaglets. The subject of astronomy has always had in Cambridge the peculiar advantages of the services of Alvan Clark and his sons. They can be called artist mechanicians. They have built the largest and best telescopes in the world, and even Russia has been a suitor at the door of their workshop. Their labors in connection with astronomical research illus
school, as early as 1825. In the same year a high school for girls was opened in Boston. Its very success was its defeat. It was crowded to overflowing, and scores were rejected. The citizens became alarmed. The threatened expense was enormous. Moreover, there were those who feared that girls in humble life would be educated beyond their station! In less than two years, in the flush of prosperity, the school was voted out of existence, not to be revived for a quarter of a century. Bishop Clark, of Rhode Island, informs me that the Lowell High School, which was founded in 1831, had girls as well as boys in its membership from the beginning. He was the first principal of the school, and speaks, therefore, with authority. New Bedford opened a high school for both sexes earlier still. Of the fourteen high schools reported to be in existence in 1838 in Massachusetts, there were several where co-education had been the rule for years. The higher education of girls was in the air.
sidents of the city of Cambridge are constantly employed in this factory. Alvan Clark & Sons. In an article written by Professor Simon Newcomb, and published i home in Cambridgeport, melted them, and cast them into a disk. His father, Alvan Clark, assisted him, and the combined skill of father and son produced a five-inch reflecting telescope. Alvan Clark, the father, was born in Ashfield, Mass., in 1804, and was at this time a portrait painter; he had decided mechanical tastes, and for a glass, which was immediately followed by an order for a second one. Mr. Clark commenced the construction of a telescope for the University of Mississippi, e the Tilton House. The firm moved to the present location at about 1860. Alvan Clark died in August, 1887, and George B. Clark in December, 1891. The business iare thoroughly equipped with all necessary machinery and tools. The firm of Alvan Clark & Sons stands at the head of telescope-makers. Their reputation is world-wi
urch, 24 ; other Universalist churches, 241. New Church services, 241. United Presbyterian Church, 241. Reformed Presbyterian Church, 241. Union Methodist Episcopal Church, 241. Swedish services, 241. Colored churches and mission, 242. Church-members, suffrage limited to, 6. Church property exempt from taxation, 320. Cities in Massachusetts, 54. Citizens' Trade Association, corporate members, 297; object, 297; membership, 297; its work, 297; officers, 297. City Hall, 86. Clark, Alvan, 76, 379. Clerk, City, 402. Clerk of Committees, 402. Clough, Arthur Hugh, 68. Clubs: Colonial, 294; Newtowne, 295; Cambridge, 295; Economy, 295; Cantabrigia, 296. College, the, General Court makes a grant for, 235; ordered to be placed in the New Town, 235; John Harvard's gifts to, 8; other gifts to, 8; given the name Harvard, 8; the yard boundaries, 8; why it was placed in the New Town. 235; meant to serve the churches, 235; influence of the ministers on its life, 235
62. Curtis Davis & Co., 358. James C. Davis & Co., 359. C. L. Jones & Co., 361. Lysander Kemp & Sons, 360. Charles R. Teele, 362. Spring-Beds. Howe Spring-Bed Co., 393. New England Spring-Bed Co., 392. Stone work. William A. Bertsch, 389. Charles River Stone Co., 389. Connecticut Steam Stone Co., 389. Austin Ford & Son. 389. A. Higgins & Co., 389. John J. Horgan. 389. Alexander McDonald & Son, 388. R. J. Rutherford. 389. Union Marble and Granite Works, 389. Sugar. Revere Sugar Refinery, 394. Telescopes. Alvan Clark & Sons, 379. Tin cans. Charles E. Pierce & Co., 393. Tinware. Dover Stamping Co., 389. Seavey Manufacturing Co., 390. Turning. Standard Turning Works, 390. Twine. American Net and Twine Co., 377. Undertakers' supplies. William L. Lockhart & Co., 390. Vinegar. Cambridge Vinegar Co., 395. Waterproofed clothing. H. M. Sawyer & Son, 391. Wire work. Morss & Whyte, 351.