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GENERAL CATALOGUE



1754-1912




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CATALOGUE OF

OFFICERS AND GRADUATES



OF



COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY



FROM THE



FOUNDATION OF KING'S COLLEGE IN 1754



XV EDITION



NEW YORK

PRINTED FOR THE UNIVERSITY

1912






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BURR PRINTING HOUSE
NEW YORK



CONTENTS



Prefatory Note 5

Historical Note 7

Abbreviations 12

Governors of King's College 15

Regents of the University as Trustees of Columbia College 18

Trustees of Columbia College ig

Chairmen of the Trustees 23

Clerks of the Trustees 24

Treasurers of the Corporation 24

Presidents of the College 24

Provosts 25

Officers appointed by the Trustees of Columbia College, 1754-1912 27

Graduates in Arts (Columbia College) 89

Graduates in Arts (Barnard College) 207

Graduates in Medicine 237

Graduates in Law 410

Graduates in Applied Science 536

Graduates in Fine Arts (School of Architecture) 596

Graduates in Political Science 604

Graduates of Teachers College 608

Graduates of the College of Pharmacy 639

Masters of Arts 642

Masters of Laws 723

Doctors of Letters 724

Doctors of Philosophy 725

Recipients of Honorary Degrees >j^(i

Locality Index 771

Alphabetical Index of Graduates q8o



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PREFATORY NOTE



The 1912 edition of the Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Columbia
University is the fifteenth which has been published. The first was issued
in 1774, and subsequent editions appeared in 1815, 1826, 1836, 1844, 1865,
1868, 1871, 1876, 1882, 1888, 1894, 1900, and 1906. Since the publication of
the last edition, the Committee has communicated with all graduates of the
University whose addresses could be ascertained, and every effort has been
made to secure complete records of changes of address and of deaths of
alumni. Much information has been obtained through the Alumni News,
and the office of the Alumni Council has been of the greatest assistance.

The large increase in the number of graduates of the University has
expanded the Catalogue to such proportions that it has been found necessary
to condense or eliminate personal records, but much of this information
can be obtained by reference to earlier editions. Particular care has been
given to the locality index, in order that it may serve as a directory for
non-resident alumni.

A catalogue of this character cannot be strictly up-to-date. Though all
changes have been noted to the time of going to press, doubtless mistakes
have been made, and any one discovering an error will render a favor by
calling attention to the fact in a note addressed to the Committee on the
General Catalogue at the University.

JOHN B. PINE

FRANK D. FACKENTHAL

GEORGE B. COMPTON

Committee on General Catalogue
Columbia University
June 30, 1912.



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HISTORICAL NOTE



1754

A royal charter to "The Governors of the College of the Province of New
York in the City of New York in America," passed the seals October 31.
The Rev. Samuel Johnson, D.D., was elected President, in anticipation of
the granting of the charter, and was at first sole instructor. The first class
met for instruction July 17 in the school house of Trinity Church.

1755

An additional charter passed the seals May 30, providing for the appoint-
ment of a Professor of Divinity of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church.

A device for the College seal was adopted, the same in all respects, except
the name, as that now used.

1756

The corner-stone of King's College was laid July 13. The building stood
on what is now Park Place, near West Broadway.

1758

The first Commencement was held in St. George's Chapel on Wednes-
day, June 21, when the fii|st degrees were conferred.

1760

The first building of King's College was completed and the students began
to lodge and mess therein.

1767

The Faculty of Medicine was estabiished.

I 776-1 784

In April, 1776, at the request of the Committee of Safety, the College
was prepared for the reception of the Continental troops; the students were
dispersed; and the books and apparatus were removed to the City Hall.
During this interval the exercises of the College were suspended.

7



8 HISTORICAL NOTE'

1784

An Act was passed confirming the royal charter, but changing the name
of the corporation to Columbia College, and placing the College under the
charge of the Regents of the University (Laws 1784, chapter 51).

1787

An Act was passed reconfirming the royal charter designating the cor-
poration "The Trustees of Columbia College in the City of New York," and
appointing trustees to manage the same (Laws 1787, chapter 82).

1792

The Medical Faculty was reestablished.

1793

A Course in Law was established.

1810

The charter was amended and again re-enacted (Laws 1810, chapter 85).

1812

The first scholarships were established, and the right of nomination was
conferred upon the Alumni Association.

1813

The Medical Faculty was merged in the College of Physicians and
Surgeons.

1857

The College was removed to Madison Avenue and 49th Street.

1858

The School of Law was established.

i860

The College of Physicians and Surgeons became the Medical Department
of Columbia College, by agreement.

1864

The School of Mines was established.



HISTORICAL NOTE 9

1871

Fellowships were first established, viz.: a fellowship in literature, and a
fellowship in science.

1880

The School of Political Science was established.

1881

The Department of Architecture was established in the School of Mines.

1883

A Course of Collegiate Study for Women was established.

1889

The Course of Collegiate Study for Women was discontinued and Barnard
College was incorporated, with the approval of the Trustees of the University.

1890

The Faculty of Philosophy was established.

The University Council was established as an advisory body.

The DaCosta Laboratory of Biology was established.

1891

The College of Physicians and Surgeons was consolidated with the Uni-
versity (Laws 1891, chapter loi ; Law3 1894, chapter 97).

1892

The Faculty of Pure Science was established.

The University Council was enlarged and reorganized with certain defined
powers.

The Trustees contracted with the New York Hospital for the purchase
of four blocks of land on Morningside Heights, bounded by ii6th and 120th
Streets, Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway, as a new site for the University.

1893

Teachers College became, by agreement, associated with the University,
the latter assuming charge of all courses of study leading to a degree, and
conferring degrees.

The Columbia University Press was incorporated with the consent of
the Trustees.



lO HISTORICAL NOTE

1894

The University acquired title, on July i, to its present site on Morningside
Heights by purchase from the New York Hospital.

1895

The corner-stone of the Library was laid.

1896

The Trustees authorized the designation of all the departments of instruc-
tion and research maintained and managed by the corporation collectively
as "Columbia University in the City of New York," and of the "School
of Arts" as "Columbia College."

The site was dedicated on May 2, and the corner-stones of Schermerhorn
and Fayerweather Halls were laid. On November 4, the corner-stones of
Havemeyer Hall and the Engineering Building were laid.

1897

The removal of the University from 49th Street and Madison Avenue to
Morningside Heights was effected, and educational work in the new buildings
was commenced on October 4.

1899

Teachers College became by agreement a part of the University, the
President of the University being ex officio President of the College.

1900

Barnard College became by agreement a part of the University, the
President of the University being ex officio President of the College.
A Summer Session of the University was established.

1903

An endowment for a School of Journalism was given to the University.

A Summer Course in Engineering was permanently established at Morris,
Connecticut.

The University purchased, on October i, two blocks of land, known as
South Field, adjoining the University Quadrangle, as an addition to its site.

1904

The College of Pharmacy was affiliated with the University, by agreement
of March 15, the President of the University being ex officio President of the
College.

An Act of Benediction was performed on the site of St. Paul's Chapel,
September 28, by the Archbishop of Canterbury.



HISTORICAL NOTE II

The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the foundation of the
College was celebrated October 24-31 ; and the corner-stones of the following
buildings were laid : St. Paul's Chapel, Hartley Hall, Livingston Hall, and the
School of Mines.

1905

The corner-stone of Hamilton Hall (Columbia College) was laid Sep-
tember 27.

An agreement was entered into between the Prussian Ministry of Educa-
tion and the University, providing for an interchange of professors. In
accordance with this agreement the Theodore Roosevelt Professorship of
American History and Institutions in the University of Berlin, and the
Kaiser Wilhelm Professorship of German History and Institutions in Colum-
bia University, were founded.

1906

The Faculty of Fine Arts — comprising the schools of Architecture, Design,
and Music — was established, in co-operation with the National Academy
of Design.

1907

St. Paul's Chapel was dedicated and Hamilton Hall was formally opened.

1908

Alumni representation on the Board of Trustees was established.

1909

The corner-stone of Kent Hall was laid on October 4.

1910

The corner-stone of the Philosophy Building was laid on July 11; and
Kent Hall was formally opened on October 29.

Z911

The corner-stone of the Avery Library was formally laid on Commence-
ment Day.

1912

The School of Journalism was established, and the corner-stone of the
Journalism Building was formally laid on July 2.

The corporate name was changed by order of the Supreme Court to "The
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York."



ABBREVIATIONS



AC


Accountant


INS


Insurance Agent


ACT


Actuary-


INV


Investments


ADV


Advertiser


J


Journalist


ARCH


Architect


L


Counsellor at Law


ART


Artist


LIB


Librarian


ASSR


Assayer


M


Merchant


AST


Astronomer


MET


Metallurgist


AU


Author


MF


Manufacturer


B


Banker


MGR


Manager


BOT


Botanist


MISS


Missionary


BR


Broker


MUS


Musician


BUILD


Builder


PHAR


Pharmacist


C


Clerk


PHYS


Physician


CHEM


Chemist


PR


Printer


CO


Officer of Corporation


PUB


Publisher


CONTR


Contractor


RE


Real Estate


D


Dentist


RET


Retired


DR


Draftsman


RR


Railroad Officer


DRA


Dramatist


SA


Salesman


ED


Editor


SE


Settlement Worker


EDUC


Educator


SEC


Secretary


ENG


Engineer


so


Social Worker


F


Farmer


STAT


Statistician


FIN


Financier


SURG


Surgeon


HO


Hotel Proprietor


TR


Transportation



CC.N.Y, College of the City of New York; H.M.S, Horace Mann School.

The figures in parentheses following the name of a Governor or Trustee
indicate the date of his graduation from King's or Columbia College.

A star (*) after a name denotes that the individual is deceased. In every
case in which the year of the decease is known, it is indicated at the right,
together with the age at time of death.

(8) before a name indicates that the accompanying address is either old or
indirectly supplied.

In the case of an alumnus who holds more than one degree from Columbia,
the full record and address are given only under the school from which he
was first graduated, the name and first degree only being given in the records
of subsequent degrees. Exception has been taken to this rule in the records

12



ABBREVIATIONS 13

of the school of Political Science and in the records of the Masters of Arts
and Doctors of Philosophy. However, the school and class under which the
full record may be found has been indicated in each case.

An effort has been made to list the graduates in Arts (College and Barnard)
and the schools of Engineering according to class affiliation, the year in which
the degree was conferred being inserted in brackets immediately following
the graduate's name.

In the case of married women graduates, the name under which the degree
was received is given first, with the married name immediately following in
parenthesis. In the records of subsequent degrees, in the General Index, and
in the Locality Index, the graduates are listed under their married name,
with the maiden name immediately preceding. For example : Class List inser-
tion — May Jane Smith (Mrs. John M. Jones). Subsequent degree insertion —
May J. Smith Jones (Mrs.), A.B. 190G.

Wherever no word (Ave., PL, Rd., etc.) appears after a name or number
in the address, Street is understood. Wherever no city is given after the
street address, New York City is understood.



GOVERNORS

OF THE

COLLEGE OF THE PROVINCE

OF

NEW YORK

IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN AMERICA

(known as king's college)

named in the royal charter of
OCTOBER 31, A.D. 1754,

AND SUBSEQUENTLY ELECTED



The most Reverend Father in God, Thomas, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury ;

and the most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury for the time

being, ex officio.
The Right Honorable Dunk, Earl of Halifax, First Lord Commissioner for

Trade and Plantations ; and the First Lord Commissioner for Trade and

Plantations for the time being, ex officio.
The Governor of the Province, ex officio.
The eldest Councillor of the Province, ex officio.

The Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the Province, ex officio.
The Secretary of the Province, ex officio.
The Attorney-General of the Province, ex officio.
The Speaker of the General Assembly of the Province, ex officio.
The Treasurer of the Province, ex officio.
The Mayor of the City of New York, ex officio.
The Rector of Trinity Church in the City of New York, ex officio.
The Senior Minister of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in the City

of New York, ex officio.
The Minister of the Ancient Lutheran Church in the City of New York,

ex officio.
The Minister of the French Church in the City of New York, ex officio.
The Minister of the Presbyterian Congregation in the City of New York,

ex officio.
The President of the College, ex officio.

15



l6 GOVERNORS OF KING'S COLLEGE

[The names of those who at various times attended meetings of the Gov-
ernors, by virtue of their office as above, are:

John Chambers, Second Justice of the Supreme Court of the Province.
William Kempe, Attorney-General of the Province.
Abraham De Peyster, Treasurer of the Province.
Edward Holland, Mayor of the City of New York.
Rev. Henry Barclay, Rector of Trinity Church, New York.
Rev. Joannes Ritzema, Senior Minister of the Reformed Protestant Dutch

Church, New York.
Rev. John Albert Weygand, Minister of the Ancient Lutheran Church,

New York.
Rev. Joannes Carle, Minister of the French Church, New York.
Rev. Samuel Johnson, President of the College.
John Cruger, Jr., Mayor of the City of New York.

Daniel Horsmanden, Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court of the Province.
John Taber Kempe, Attorney-General of the Province.
Benjamin Pratt, Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court of the Province.
Myles Cooper, President of the College.

Rev. Samuel Auchmuty, Rector of Trinity Church, New York.
John Cruger, Speaker of the General Assembly of the Province.
The Archbishop of Canterbury (by proxy)].



Archibald Kennedy Declined to qualify

Joseph Murray Died April, 1757

JosiAH Martin. .Removed from Province between March, 1761, and Oct., 1764

Paul Richard..., Died between July, 1756, and March, 1759

Henry Cruger Retired subsequently to 1780

William Walton Died July, 1768

John Watts Retired subsequently to 1780

Henry Beekman Resigned 1770

Philip Verplank Resigned 1770

Frederick Philipse Retired subsequently to 1780

Joseph Robinson Died between May, 1755, and March, 1759

John Cruger Retired subsequently to 1770

Oliver De Lancey Retired subsequently to 1780

James Livingston Died 1763

Benjamin Nicoll Died June, 1760

William Livingston Declined to qualify

Joseph Reade Retired subsequently to 1770

Nathaniel Marston Retired subsequently to 1780

Joseph Haynes Died between March, 1758, and Jan., 1762

John Livingston Retired subsequently to 1780

Abraham Lodge Died between June, 1760, and Jan., 1762

David Clarkson Retired subsequently to 1780

Leonard Lispenard Retired subsequently to 1780

James De Lancey, Jr Retired subsequently to 1780



GOVERNORS OF KING'S COLLEGE 17

Appointed subsequently, by virtue of the power vested in the Governors
by the Charter:

Appointed

1759 Samuel Auchmuty. Becoming Rector of Trinity Church, Resigned 1764

1759 Gabriel Ludlow Resigned 1770

1761 Edward Antill Did not qualify or serve

1762 John Chambers Died April, 1765

1762 Henry Cuyler Retired subsequently to 1770

1762 James Duane Retired subsequently to 1780

1762 William Alexander, Earl of Stirling. .. .Retired subsequently to 1776

1763 Charles Ward Apthorpe Retired subsequently to 1780

1764 Beverley Robinson Resigned 1770

1764 John Provoost Died between Aug., 1767, and March, 1770

1764 Thomas Jones Retired subsequently to 1780

1764 Archibald Kennedy Retired subsequently to 1780

1770 Roger Morris Retired subsequently to 1780

1770 John Ogilvie, S.T.D Died 1774

1770 Samuel Verplank (1758) Retired subsequently to 1780

1770 Goldsborough Banyar Retired subsequently to 1780

1770 William Walton Retired subsequently to 1780

Charles Inglis, S.T.D Retired subsequently to 1780

Henry White Retired subsequently to 1780

Peter Middleton, M.D Retired subsequently to 1780

Jacob Walton Retired subsequently to 1780

John Harris Cruger Retired subsequently to 1780

John Maunsell Retired subsequently to 1780



In a petition to the Legislature for a new charter, dated March 24, 1784,
and now in the State Library, the following are also described as Governors
of the College commonly called "King's College":

George Clinton Retired subsequently to 1780

Samuel Bayard, Jr Retired subsequently to 1780

Richard Morris Retired subsequently to 1780

Gerard Banker Retired subsequently to 1780

Egbert Benson Retired subsequently to 1780

J. H. Livingston Retired subsequently to 1780

Samuel Provoost Retired subsequently to 1780

John Rodgers Retired subsequently to 1780

John Morin Scott Retired subsequently to 1780



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REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY



REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY

To whom the government of the College, under the name of Columbia
College, was committed by an Act of the Legislature of the State of New
York, passed May i, 1784:

The Governor of the State for the time being, ex oiRcio.

The Lieutenant Governor " "

The President of the Senate

The Speaker of the House of Assembly for the time being, ex oiHcio.

The Mayor of the City of New York

The Mayor of the City of Albany "

The Attorney-General "

The President and Professors of the College "

The Secretary of State . "



Brockholst Livingston
Robert Harpur
Walter Livingston
Christopher Yates
Anthony Hoffman (1760)
Cornelius Humphrey
Lewis Morris
Philip Pell, Jr. (1770)
Christopher P. Yates
James Livingston
Abraham Bancker
John C. Dongan

And the following appointed by an
ber 26, 1784:

John Jay, LL.D. (1764)

Samuel Provoost, S.T.D. (1758)

John H. Livingston, S.T.D.

John Rodgers, S.T.D.

John Mason, S.T.D.

John Gano

John Daniel Gross, S.T.D.

JoHANN Christoff Kunze, S.T.D.

Joseph Delaplaine

Gershom Seixas

Alexander Hamilton, LL.D.

(Entered 1774)
John Lawrence
John Rutherfurd
Morgan Lewis
Leonard Lispenard (1762)
John Cochran, M.D.

Ebenezer



Matthew Clarkson
Rutgers Van Brunt
James Townsend
Thomas Lawrence
Henry Wisner
John Haring
Christopher Tappan
James Clinton
Ezra L'Hommedieu
Caleb Smith
John Williams
John M'Crea

Act of the Legislature passed Novem-

CiiARLEs McKnight, M.D.

Thomas Jones, M.D.

Malachi Treat, M.D.

Nicholas Romeyn, M.D. (Entered

1774)
Peter W. Yates
Matthew Visscher
HuNLOCH Woodruff, M.D.
George I. L. Dole
John Vanderbilt
Thomas Romaine
Samuel Buel
Gilbert Livingston
Nathan Kerr
Ebenezer Lockwood
John Lloyd
Herman Garrison
Russell



TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE 19

TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE

Appointed by an Act of the Legislature of the State of New York recon-
firming the original charter with amendments, passed April 13, 1787 :

James Duane Resigned 1795

Samuel Provoost, S.T.D. ( 1758) Resigned 1801

John H. Livingston, S.T.D Retired 1810

Richard Varick Resigned 1816

Alexander Hamilton, LL.D. (Entered 1774) Died 1804

John Mason, S.T.D Resigned 1788

James Wilson Retired 1788

John Gano* Retired 1788

Brockholst Livingston, LL.D Died 1823

Robert Harpur Resigned 1795

John Daniel Gross, S.T.D Resigned 1787

Johann Christoff Kunze, S.T.D Resigned 1792

Walter Livingston Died 1797

Lewis A. Scott Died 1798

Joseph Delaplaine Declined 1787

Leonard Lispenard ( 1762) Died 1790

Abraham Beach,. S.T.D Retired 1813

John Lawrence Died 1810

John RuTHERFURof Retired 1787

Morgan Lewis Resigned 1804

John Cochran, M.D Resigned 1794

Gershom Seixas Resigned 1815

Charles McKnight, M.D Resigned 1787

Thomas Jones, M.D Died 1798

Malachi Treat, M.D Died 1795

Samuel Bard, M.D Resigned 1804

Nicholas Romayne, M.D. (Entered 1774) Resigned 1793

Benjamin Kissam, M.D. (Entered 1775) Died 1803

Ebenezer Crosby, M.D Died 1788

And the following subsequently 'elected :
1788 William Samuel Johnson, LL.D Resigned 1800

1788 Richard Harison, LL.D. (1764) Died 1829

1789 John Watts Resigned 1816

1790 William Moore, M.D Died 1824

1793 Edward Livingston Retired 1806

1793 John McKnight, S.T.D Resigned 1795

1794 John Cosine Died 1798

1795 Cornelius L Bogert Resigned 1823

1795 John M. Mason, S.T.D. (1789) Resigned 1821

1795 Samuel Nicoll, M.D. (1774) Died 1796

*This name does not appear in the list of Trustees after March 15, 1788
tThis name does not appear in the list of Trustees after May 20, 1787



20 TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE

\ 1795 Edward Dunscomb (i774) Died 1814

1796 George C. Anthon, M.D Resigned 1815

1797 Philip Livingston (1760) Resigned 1806

1799 John Charlton, M.D Died 1806

1799 John N. Abeel, S.T.D Died 1812

1799 James Tillary, M.D Died 1818

1801 Charles H, Wharton, S.T.D Resigned 1801

1801 John H. Hobart, S.T.D Died 1830

1802 Benjamin Moore, S.T.D. ( 1768) Resigned 1813

1804 Egbert Benson, LL.D. (1765) Resigned 1815

1804 Johann C. Kunze, S.T.D Died 1807

1805 Gouverneur Morris (1768) Died 1816

1805 Jacob Radcliffe Resigned 1817

1806 Samuel Miller, S.T.D Retired 1813

1806 RuFus King, LL.D Resigned 1824

1807 Nicholas Evertson Died 1807

1808 Oliver Wolcott Retired 1816

1809 John B. Romeyn, S.T.D. (1795) Died 1825

1811 William Harris, S.T.D Died 1829

1811 Robert Troup, LL.D. (i774) Resigned 1817

1812 Peter A. Jay (1794) Resigned 1817

1813 Clement C. Moore, LL.D. (1798) Resigned 1857

1813 Charles Wilkes Resigned 1824

1815 David B. Ogden, LL.D Died 1849

1815 William Johnson, LL.D Resigned 1842

1815 John Wells Died 1823

1816 Thomas Y. How, S.T.D Retired 1818

1816 William Henderson Resigned 1823

1816 Edward W. Laight (1793) Resigned 1851

1816 John R. Murray Resigned 1835

1816 Wright Post, M.D Resigned 1828

1817 Beverley Robinson Resigned 1854

1817 Thomas L. Ogden (1791) Died 1844

1817 Nicholas Fish Resigned 1833

1817 James Renwick (1807) ' Retired 1820

1818 Samuel F. Jarvis, S.T.D Retired 1820

1818 John T. Irving (1798) Died 1838

1820 David S. Jones, LL.D. (1796) Died 1848

1821 GuLiAN C. Verplanck (1801) Resigned 1826

1822 Pascal N. Strong (1810) Died 1825

1823 James Kent, LL.D Resigned 1823

1823 Peter A. Jay, LL.D. (1794) Died 1843

1823 John Duer Resigned 1830

1824 Benjamin T. Onderdonk, S.T.D. (1809) Resigned 1853

1824 Lynde Catlin Died 1833

1824 Jonathan M. Wainwright, S.T.D Resigned 1830

1824 Philip Hone Died 1851



TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE 21

1824 John Watts, M.D Died 1831

1825 Charles King Resigned 1838

1825 James M. Matthews, S.T.D Resigned 1830

1826 Samuel Boyd (1787) Resigned 1835

1828 William Creighton, S.T.D. (1812) Resigned 1840

1830 Gardiner Spring, S.T.D Died 1873

1830 James Campbell Died 1848

1830 William D. Snodgrass, S.T.D Resigned 1833

1830 John L. Lawrence (1803) Died 1849

1830 William A. Duer, LL.D Resigned 1842

1830 John Ferguson (i79.5) Died 1831



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