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technical schools in America. He was a broad-minded physician, and represented a type of which Cambridge has had remarkable examples. Daniel Treadwell succeeded him in the Rumford professorship. Professor Treadwell was an eminent inventor; to him we owe the method of building up steel guns, which revolutionized the process of manufacturing heavy ordnance, both in this country and Europe. To understand Professor Treadwell's work one should read the admirable memoir of him written by Dr. Morrill Wyman. There had been a long period of intellectual inactivity in science from the time of Professor John Winthrop (1779) to the advent of Dr. Bigelow (1816). Men were now awakening to the importance of a knowledge of science, and Dr. Bigelow's plans for technological education doubtless contributed greatly to this awakening. In 1842, Dr. Asa Gray, the great botanist, came to Cambridge, and his coming marks an epoch in the scientific life of our city. In 1847, Louis Agassiz, Asa Gray
89 two thousand dollars by that of Mr. Daniel P. Cummings. In 1889 also a fund of about nine thousand dollars for its increase was raised by a citizens' subscription. Among the more important gifts of books may be mentioned about five hundred volumes, chiefly historical, from Mr. Denman W. Ross; more than two thousand volumes (with a collection of paintings, engravings, photographs, medals, coins, etc.) from the estate of Mrs. Anna L. Moering; the rare and valuable medical library of Dr. Morrill Wyman, comprising more than four thousand volumes; about five hundred volumes from the estate of Prof. E. W. Gurney; and one hundred and seventy-seven volumes from the medical library of Dr. C. E. Vaughan. Lists of these and other donations are given in the annual reports of the trustees. This imperfect sketch of the history and work of the library must not close without a brief tribute to the memory of Miss Almira L. Hayward, who was its librarian for twenty years (from 1874 to 1894);
illiam 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 Eay is a record that it would be difficult to match in Cambridge. The present officers are: president, Francis J. Child; secretary, Arthur Gilman; treasurer, William Taggard Piper. Mr. Gilman has been secretary for the past sixteen years. Dr. Morrill Wyman has been a member of the society for fifty-five years; Dr. Ramsay had been a member for fifty years at the time of his death; Dr. Palfrey was president for ten years, and there have been many other long terms. The society continues its c
The Cambridge Hospital. Dr. Morrill Wyman. Cambridge has not been wanting in its charities even in its earliest times. The Church, which was then the State, charged itself with the care of the sick poor. Some were aided, in a small way to be sure, in their own houses. Dr. Paige in his history gives us a list of charges, quaintly expressed, from which it appears that Brother Towne has £ 1 toward his expenses in sickness; Sister Banbrick, being sick, had a breast of mutton; Sister Albone 7lbs. of venison, some physic, and a bottle of sack, and brother Sill four quarts of sack for his refreshment in times of fayntness. Others were aided in supply of their manifold necessyties. About 1663 the care of the poor passed into the hands of the town, and for a hundred years after the poor were cared for by the selectmen in private families. In 1779 the first workhouse and almshouse was opened on the corner of Boylston and South streets. This proving unsatisfactory, soon another was
orge, preaches on the Common, 13, 48; a friend to the college, 236. Whitefield tree, 48. Willard, Emery, the village strong man, 40. William H. Smart Post 30, 288. Williams, Rev. Mr., 73. Willson, Forceythe, 68. Wilson, John, Sr., 334. Wilson, Rev. John, election speech of, 7, 48. Windmill Hill, 3. Windsor, Conn., founded, 6. Winlock, Professor, 75. Winship, Mrs. Joanna, tomb of, 189. Winthrop, John, 1, 2, 7, 47. Winthrop, Prof. John, 72, 73. Winthrop Square, 5. Wires, Inspectors of, and Superintendent of Lamps, 404. Witchcraft, 11, 12. Wollaston, Mount, Thomas Hooker's company settle at, 6, 233. Wolves, bounties for, 9. Worcester becomes a city, 54. Worcester, Joseph E., lexicographer, 68. Worthington Street, 116. Wright, Elizur, description of London parks, 119. Wyman, Prof. Jeffries, 73, 75. Young Men's Christian Association, 242; property exempt from taxation, 320. Young Women's Christian Association, 242.