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OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY

PRESIDENT

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, Portland

VICE PRESIDENT

GEORGE THOMAS LITTLE, Brunswick

TREASURER

FRITZ HERMANN JORDAN, Portland

RECORDING SECRETARY

CHARLES THORNTON LIBBY, Portland

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

WILLIAM DAVIS PATTERSON, Wiscasset

LIBRARIAN AND CURATOR

EVELYN LANGDON GILMORE, Portland

STANDING COMMITTEE

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, Chairman
GEORGE THOMAS LITTLE
FRITZ HERMANN JORDAN
CHARLES THORNTON LIBBY
WILLIAM DAVIS PATTERSON

cx officiis

HENRY SWEETSER BURRAGE, - - - Portland
PRENTICE CHENEY MANNING, - - Portland

GEORGE ADDISON EMERY, Saco

AUGUSTUS FREEDOM MOULTON, - - Portland

HENRY DEERING, - - - Portland

FREDERICK ODELL CONANT, - - - Portland

JOSEPH EUGENE MOORE, ... - Thomaston

CLARENCE HALE, Portland

SELDEN CONNOR, Augusta



COMMITTEE ON BOOKS

FREDERICK ODELL CONANT

HENRY DEERING

VIRGIL C. WILSON

EVELYN LANGDON GILMORE

GEORGE THOMAS LITTLE

COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS

FRITZ HERMANN JORDAN

HENRY DEERING

DARIUS H. INGRAHAM

HANNIBAL HAMLIN EMERY

PUBLICATION COMMITTEE

HENRY SWEETSER BURRAGE
JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER

CHARLES THORNTON LIBBY
GEORGE THOMAS LITTLE

COMMITTEE ON PAPERS

JOSEPH WHITE SYMONDS

AUGUSTUS FREEDOM MOULTON

CLARENCE HALE

GEORGE THOMAS LITTLE

COMMITTEE ON PRESERVING AND RESTORING
HISTORICAL MONUMENTS

ARCHIE LEE TALBOT
♦LEONARD BOND CHAPMAN
FREDERICK ODELL CONANT

COMMITTEE ON EPITAPHS

GEORGE ADDISON EMERY

JOHN FRANCIS SPRAGUE

JOSEPH WOOD



PROCEEDINGS.



January 25, 1913.

A meeting of the Society was held at the library hall,
Thursday evening, January 25, 1913, and was called to
order at 7.30 p. m.

Mr. Lee M. Friedman, of Boston, addressed us very
acceptably on the Hebrews in the Revolutionary War.

Adjourned.

February 27, 1913.

A meeting of the Society was held at the library hall,
Thursday, February 27, 1913, at 2.30 p. m.

The librarian, Mr. Nathan Goold, read a report of
accessions to the library and cabinet.

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT.

February 27, 1913.
Mr. President^ Ladies and Gentlemen :

The last report of your librarian was November 20,
1912. The library is making the usual advances in each
department. We have had the news of three Maine town
histories being produced since my last report. We have
that of Garland, by Lyndon Oak, Esq., of 401 pages,
and that of Jay, by Rev. Benjamin Lawrence, A.M., of
93 pages. They are good histories of the towns of which
they are written. Then we have a notice of the issuance
of volume two of the history of City of Belfast, by the
late Hon. Joseph Williamson, of Belfast. It will be a
book of 700 pages, like the first volume, and will be



6 PROCEEDINGS OF THE

similar to it. Belfast will have the best history of any
town in the State. It is to be issued this spring.

We have added to the library since my last report 128
bound books and 195 pamphlets, making a total of 323.
We have had 246 gifts, 49 exchanges, and 28 purchased,
and have had several additions to our cabinet, as is given
in its place.

We have received the following books by gift :

Archives of General Convention; Vol. 6. Correspondence of John Henry
Hobart 1808-11, from Commissioner on Archives of the New York
Society.

John Fairfield Dryden, In Memoriam, from the Prudential Insurance Co.

Narragansett Sun, from 1897 to 191 1, from C. T. Libby.

A Brief Study of Aquila Chase, an illustrated scrap book, by William E.
Gould, Brookline, Mass., T912, from the author.

Journals of the Continental Congress, Vol. 19, 1781, from the Library of
Congress.

Memoir of James Brown, by George S. Hillard, 1856; Account of the
Churches in Rhode Island, Providence, 1853, both from H. W. Bryant.

Genealogy of the Fillebrown Family, from the author, Charles B. Fillebrown.

Genealogical and Historical Scrap Book of Mechanic Falls, compiled by
Charles E. Waterman, 1912.

Selections from the Public Documents of Nova Scotia, 1869, edited by
Thomas E. Aikens, from Nathan Goold.

Two Crosby Families, 191 2, from the author, Simon P. Crosby.

Sacred Poems, by N. P. Willis, 1847, from H. W. Bryant, Esq.

Check List of American iSth Century Newspapers, 1912, from Library of
Congress.

Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping, 1 1 vols.. Ocean Insurance
Policies, 2 vols., from A. B. Hall.

Genealogy of the Gushing Family, by Lemuel Gushing, 1877, from Charles
E. Banks, M.D.

Morgan's Testament, 1848, by Jonathan Morgan, of Portland; Warren's
Geography, 1844; The Beauties of the Hon. Daniel Webster, by James
Rees, N. Y., 1839; The Waif, a Collection of Poems, 1845, edited at
Cambridge, by Henry W. Longfellow ; Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition
of Book Plates and Super- Libros, Boston, Mass., 1898, all from H. W.
Bryant.

Old Merchants of New York City, by Walter Barrett, N. Y., 1866, 4 vols. ;
Lancashire Folk-Lore, edited by John Harland, Eng., 1867 ; History of
New Jersey, by John O. Raum, 1877, 2 vols. ; History of Hudson
County, N. J., 1874, by Charles H. Winfield; History of 9th Reg. 83rd,
N. Y. Volunteers, N. Y. S. M., 1889, N. Y. ; The City of Dundee, Scot-
land; History During the Last 60 Years, all from Miss Mary Drummond.



MADTE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 7

Catalogue of maps, plans and charts in the map rooms of the Dominion
Archives, 1912, from the Canadian Government.

The Stock Exchange from Within, 1913, by William C. Van Antwerp, from
Doubleday, Page & Company.

Journal of Continental Congress, 1781, Vol. 20, from Library of Congress.

Adjt. Frost's Order Book on the Hudson, 1780, from Nathan Goold.

Backwoods Sketches, from Hon. John Francis Sprague.

Four Pamphlets from University of Maine.

Also current favors from the State of Maine, City of Portland, Library of
Congress, Louisiana State Museum, Mississippi Valley Historical Asso-
ciation, United States Brewers' Association, Brown University, Columbia
University, Dartmouth College.

We have acquired the following by exchange :

Vol. 12, Kansas History Society Collections, 1911-1912.

Vol. 45, Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, 1911-1912.

Ailing, Allen Genealogy and History of New Haven, Conn., 1639 to 1899.

De Veaux Family Genealogy.

Livermore Family of America.

Cummings Genealogy, 1601-1904.

Sterling Genealogy, 2 vols.

Service with 3rd Wisconsin Infantry.

Civil War Messages and Proclamations of Wisconsin War Governors,
Thwaites, 1912.

Annotated Catalogue of Newspaper Files in Library of Wisconsin Historical
Society.

Vol. 14, Connecticut Historical Society Collections on Hartford Land Distri-
bution, 1639.

New York Historical Society Collections. 4 vols., 1906-7-8-9.

The Maine Teacher — a Monthly Journal, eight numbers, 1859-1861.

History of the Australian Colonies, Jenks, Cambridge, Mass., 1896.

The Philippine Experience of an American Teacher, Freer, New York, 1906.

The Cradle of the Republic — Jamestown and James River.

History of the Castle, Town and Port of Dover, England. By Statham.

Thirty Years of New York Politics.

What the Gunpowder Plot Was.

The Deborah Cook Sayle's Public Library, Pawtucket, R. I.

Historic Towns of the Middle States, Edited by Lyman P. Powell.

Historic Towns of New England. 3 vols. Edited by Powell, 1901, New York.

Williamsburg, Va., The Old Colonial Capital.

Also the current publications of the following societies : Essex Institute,
New England Historic-Genealogical Society, Illinois Historical Society,
Indiana- Historical Society, Iowa Historical Society, Louisiana Society,
Maryland Historical Society, Missouri Historical Society, New Haven
Colony Historical Society, Oregon Historical Society, Pennsylvania His-
torical Society, Vermont Historical Society, Virginia State Library,
Wyoming Historical Society.



8 PROCEEDINGS OF THE

We have purchased the following :

American Ancestry in the United States. Vol. 8. 1893.
There Was a Little Girl. By Henry W. Longfellow, New York, 1883.
Leaves from the Battlefield of Gettysburg. 1864. By Mrs. Edmund A. Souder.
The Trial of the British Soldiers of the 29th Regiment of Foot. Nov. 27,

1770. Boston, Mass. Boston Massacre.
Early Virginian Emigrants, 1623-1666. By George C. Greer. 1912.
General Index to Magazine of History with Notes and Queries. 1912. Vol. i.

1905-1911.
Index Probate Records — York County, Me. Jan. 1901 to Jan. 191 1.
Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett, 191 1. Edited by Annie Fields.
The Old Burying Ground of Fairfield, Conn. Also an account of the Rebuild-
ing of the Tombs. By Kate E. Perry, 1882.
Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex, Mass., 1656-1662.
Reminiscences of John Greenleaf Whittier, at Oak Hill, Danvers, Mass. By

Miss Abby J. Woodman, 1908.
Cornwall, England, Parish Registers; Marriages, Vol. 21.
Devon and Cornwall, Notes and Queries. Vol. 7, Part 5, Jan., 1913.
History of Garland, Maine, by Lyndon Oak.
History of Jay, Maine, by Rev. Benjamin F. Lawrence, A. M.
Ballou's Pictorial — Drawing-room Companion. Vol. 9, 1855.
Gleason's Pictorial — Drawing-room Companion. Vol. 7, 1854.
The Makers of Maine, by Herbert E. Holmes, 191 2.

Massachusetts Vital Records, to 1849, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Dunstable.
The Battle of April 19, 1775, with a list of the men who participated, by

Frank W. Coburn, Lexington, Mass., 1913.
Early Records of Londonderry, Windham, and Derry, N. H., 17 19-1762.

2 vols.
Croydon, N. H., 1866, Centennial Celebration, by Edmund Wheeler, 1867.
James Lawrence — Capt. U. S. Navy, by Albert Cleaves, 1904.
Helen A. Oilman, In Memoriam, Portland, Maine, 1904.
The Old Merchants of New York City, by Walter Barrett, New York, 1866.

I vol.
Dartmouth College General Catalogue, 1769-1910.

The Cabinet has been added to as follows :

The Portland Genius, from Miss Mary K. Longfellow.

Manuscript of the Littiefield Family of Rhode Island.

One pair tailor shears used in cutting the uniform of the First Maine Regi-
ment, in 1 86 1, from George H. Smardon, Esq.

Painting of ship Mary L. Stone, from Hon. Charles F. Libby and A. J. Hus-
ton, Esq.

Licenses of Vessels, 1836-1837, from Elias Thomas, Esq.

Leonard B. Chapman, Esq., a home made clothes pin and a fruit dish used
by^him many years.



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. »

Baltimore Telegraph, Christian Pilot, and a small bust of Longfellow, Letters

of Franklin Simmons, Esq., and receipt of William Willis, as president,

1833, from H. W. Bryant, Esq.
Package of Cumberland Bank Bills, from Arthur W. Beal, Esq.
Photos of Public Men, and framed picture of Capt. Samuel Blyth of the Boxer,

from Dr. Charles E. Banks.
Commission of Judge Asher Ware, 1822, from Richard Ware, Esq.
Rock Markings at Machiasport, Maine, from George F. Cary.
A piece of the flag torn down by Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, from the Marshall

House in 1861, from Dr. Mary Chandler Lowell.
The office desk and the bill for same, of Hon. Thomas Brackett Reed, used

while he was in Portland, from Franklin H. Hazelton.

This is the anniversary of the birth of Henry W. Long-
fellow. He was born February 27th, 1807, 106 years ago.
He is a great asset for this Society, and this city, and his
name will always be on the forefront of the city's great

men.

Respectfully submitted,

Nathan Goold,

Librarian.

Dr. James A. Spalding of Portland gave an instructive
and interesting address on Dr. Aaron Young, Jr., the first
ear doctor and earliest botanist of Maine.

Adjourned.

March 26, 1913.

A meeting of the Society was held at the library hall,
Wednesday, March 26, 1913, at 2.30 p. m.

Mr. J. P. Baxter, the President of the Society, intro-
duced Mr. John Albree, vice president of the Lynn
Historical Society, who gave an address on "A Woman
Who Would Not Tell" — Mrs. Elizabeth Van Lew, of
Richmond, Va. Mrs. Van Lew was appointed postmis-
tress of Richmond in acknowledgment of important serv-
ices in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.
The address was made of especial interest by photographs,
and by documents concerning personal relics.

Adjourned.



10 PROCEEDINGS OF THE

ANNUAL MEETING.
June 24, 1913.

The annual meeting of the Society for the year 1913
was held at two o'clock, afternoon, 24th June, in the lec-
ture room of Hubbard Hall, in Brunswick.

The meeting was called to order by the President.

Members present : James P. Baxter, George E. Bird,
Hubbard W. Bryant, Henry S. Burrage, Frederick O.
Conant, Henry Deering, Henry N. Fairbanks, Frederic
H. Gerrish, Clarence Hale, Fritz H. Jordan, Weston
Lewis, Prentice C. Manning, Joseph E. Moore, John A.
Morrill, William D. Patterson and Joseph Wood.

The records of the last annual meeting having been
printed and distributed to the members, it was

Resolved: That reading the records of the last annual
meeting be omitted.

A report prepared by Miss Ethel P. Hall, assistant
librarian, in behalf of the librarian and curator, was read
by Fritz H. Jordan, and said report was accepted and
placed on file.

The annual report of the treasurer, Fritz H. Jordan,
was read by him, and it was accepted and placed on file.

The annual report of the corresponding secretary and
biographer, William D. Patterson, was read by him and
it was accepted and placed on file.

An appropriate memorial of Prof. Henry Leland
Chapman, who at the time of his decease was vice presi-
dent of the Society, prepared by Hon. Augustus F.
Moulton, was read by the President; and upon motion by
Rev. Henry S. Burrage, seconded by Fritz H. Jordan,
the same was unanimously adopted.

Dr. Burrage called attention to the approaching three-
hundredth anniversary of Captain John Smith's presence
with vessels in the roadstead of Monhegan, and upon
motion it was



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 11

Resolved: That a committee to cooperate with the peo-
ple of Monhegan and summer residents there in a proper
observance of such anniversary be appointed by the
President.

Whereupon the President appointed as such committee,
Henry S. Burrage, Prentice C. Manning and Albert R.
Stubbs.

An amendment to the By-laws, proposed at the last
annual meeting, was adopted as follows :

Resolved: That Section 2, of the By-laws, be and the
same is hereby amended by striking out the words " two
hundred and fifty " and inserting in place thereof the
words "four hundred," so that the first sentence of said
section as so amended shall read: "Resident members
must be residents of Maine, and shall not exceed four
hundred in number."

Fritz H. Jordan, Esq., read the report of the committee
appointed at the last annual meeting to carry into effect
the purposes of the trust created in the bequest of the late
Arthur J. C. Sowdon to the Society, which report was
accepted and placed on file.

A nominating committee was appointed by the presi-
dent, consisting of Messrs. Jordan, Gerrish and Deering,
who retired, and upon return reported the nomination of
the following named board of officers :

President — James Phinney Baxter.

Vice President — George T. Little.

Treasurer — Fritz H. Jordan.

Corresponding Secretary and Biographer — William D. Patterson.

Librarian and Curator — Nathan Goold.

Recording Secretary — Hubbard W. Bryant.

Standing Committee — Henry S. Burrage, Frederick O. Conant, Henry
Deering, George A. Emery, Prentice C. Manning, Augustus F. Moulton,
Asbury C. Stilphen, Albert R. Stubbs and Joseph E. Moore.

The report being accepted, and no obj'ection appearing,
the entire ballot was cast by Mr. Patterson, and each



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officer so nominated and balloted for was declared duly
elected to his respective office.

The treasurer reported the names of members three or
more years in arrears with their dues, whereupon said
members were, by vote of the Society, dropped from
membership.

A ballot was taken for resident members, and the fol-
lowing named persons were declared duly elected, viz. :

Rev. Alfred Williams Anthony, Franklin H. Hazelton, Portland.

Lewiston. Aimer J. Huston, Portland.

Edward Russell Barbour, Portland. William B. Jack, Portland.

Mrs. Caroline True Barbour, Rev. Charles R. Joy, Portland.

Portland. Alfred Johnson, Belfast.

Edward H. Carpenter, Castine. Augustine N. Linscott, Thomaston.

Lieut.-Col. William E. Craighill, Mrs. Mary E. McKeen, Portland.

Portland. Charles H. Robinson, Portland.

Pres. George Colby Chase, Lewiston. Alfred Morton Gilmore Soule,
John T. Fagan, Portland. Woolwich.

Miss Evelyn L. Gilmore, Lewiston. Reuel Washburn Smith, Auburn.

Arthur Clark Harrington, Berwick. Payson Smith, Auburn.

William T. Haines, Waterville. Hutson B. Saunders, Portland.

The committee on observance of the Smith anniversary
at Monhegan was enlarged by the appointment of Messrs.
Jordan and Deering, and the President.

Resolved: That the matter of the proposed celebration
at Castine in 191 4 be left with the President with power to
appoint a committee when the time arrives.

The President appointed Messrs. William H. Moulton
and Edward D. Noyes a committee to audit the treas-
urer's accounts.

The meeting was then dissolved.



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 13

ANNUAL REPORT OF TREASURER.

Brunswick, Me., June 24, 1913.
Mr. President and Members of the Maine Historical

Society :
Sirs :

I have the honor to make the following report of receipts
and expenditures for the past year, viz. :

RECEIPTS.

June 25, 1912, balance on

hand as per last report, $ .38

Income of invested funds, $715.00

Admittance fees, twelve new

members, 120.00

Annual dues, 1913? 210

members, $3.00, 630.00

Arrears of dues, 39*00



Sales of publications of the

Society, $61.70

Sales of duplicates, 22.55



1,504.00



84.25



Longfellow Memorial Fund, 700*00

Temporary loan, June, 1913, 200.00



$2,488.63



PAYMENTS.

Union Safe Deposit & Trust
Co., rent of box and bond
of treasurer, $ 25.00

Salaries of librarian, assist-
ant and recording secre-
tary, 1,175-97

Janitor, 380.00



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Fuel, lights and water, $258.55

Maintenance and repairs, 103.52

Printing, 107.65

Sundry miscellaneous items, 125.43



Furnishings, $ 1.75

Additions to library and cabinet, 255 .98
Binding, i7-50



2,176.12



275-23



June 24, 1913, balance on hand, 37-28



$2,488.63

The invested funds of the Society consist of stocks and
bonds of the par value of $16,500.

The account of the Longfellow Memorial Fund is as
follows, viz. :

RECEIPTS.

Balance on hand, June 25,

1912, as per last report, $ 25.14

Income of Wadsworth- Long-
fellow House :



Admissions season 191 2,


$2,162.50


Profit on articles sold at




house.


456.90


Contributions from visitors




at house.


9.28


PAYMENTS.




Expenses Wadsworth-Long-




fellow House :




Salaries of attendants and




janitor,


$747.00


Repairs and maintenance,


86.23



2,628.68

$2,653.82



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 16

Grounds and trees, $16.00
Furnishings, 6.10
Fuel, light, water and clean-
ing, 34-19
Printing, signs and record

books, 52.80

Sundry small items, 9-7^

952.10



Interest on debt, $505.35-

$7.94, $497-41

Reduction of debt, 500.00



997.41

Transferred to general fund,

Maine Historical Society,

on account of running

expenses of library, 70*^-'^^

Cash on hand, June 24,

19135 4-31



$2,653.82
The debt on account of library building is now $11,000.

The account of the Arthur Noble Monument Fund is as
follows, viz. :

RECEIPTS.

August 24, 191 2, received
of George H. Richards,
Executor, $2,000.00

December 31, 1912, Canal

National Bank interest, 28.67

$2,028.67

Present amount of fund, $2,028.67.
Respectfully submitted,

Fritz H. Jordan, Treasurer.



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CORRESPONDING
SECRETARY AND BIOGRAPHER.

Brunswick, 24th June, 1913.
To the Prestdetit and Members of the Maine Historical
Society :
Your corresponding secretary and biographer reports that
of the sixteen persons who were elected resident members
last year, eleven have accepted such membership, one has
definitely declined and four have made no response ; and
that the honorary members then elected have accepted.
The record of deaths is as follows :

RESIDENT MEMBERS.

Henry Leland Chapman, born 26 July, 1845, at Bethel ;
admitted, 1877 ; died at Brunswick, 24 February, 191 3.
Alfred Cole, admitted, 1899; died March,

1913-

Ira Crocker, born 185 1, at Portland ; admitted,

1911 ; died at Chatham, N. H., 3 June, 1913.

Forrest Goodwin, born 14 June, 1862, at Skowhegan ;
admitted, 1905 ; died May, 1913.

Herbert Milton Heath, born 27 August, 1853, at Gardi-
ner ; admitted, 1890; died at Augusta, 18 August, 1912.

Oliver Philbrick Remick, born 22 September, 1853, at
Kittery ; admitted, 1898 ; died at Kittery, 17 March, 1913.

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS.

Rufus George Frederick Candage, born 28 July, 1826,
at Blue Hill; died at Gleasondale, Mass., 19 June, 1912.

Hugh J. Chisholm, born 2 May, 1847, at Niagara-on-
the-Lake, Canada; died at New York City, 8 July, 1912.

George Augustus Gordon, born 17 July, 1827, at Dover,
N. H. ; died at Somerville, Mass., 3 May, 1912.

Jotham Bradbury Sewall, born October 3, 1825 ; at
Newcastle; died at Brookline, Mass., 16 June, 1913.



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 17

HONORARY MEMBER.

Asa Dalton, born 30 October, 1824, at Westbrook ; died
at Portland, 29 August, 191 2.

Respectfully submitted,

William D. Patterson.



HENRY LELAND CHAPMAN



Henry Leland Chapman, one of the most distinguished
and most highly esteemed members of this Society, died at
his home in Brunswick, February 24, 1913. Professor
Chapman was born in Bethel, Maine, July 26, 1845, and
was the son of Elbridge and Belinda Kimball Chapman.
He came of an ancestry distinguished for piety and the
sterling qualities which in public and private life have
developed at its best the New England type of character.
He had in his youth the usual experience of the hardy
stock reared among the rugged hills of Oxford County.
After having been duly instructed in his earlier years in the
ways of industry and the learning of the common school,
he went to Gorham Seminary then in the full flower of its
influence as an educational institution. From the seminary
he graduated in 1862, and it is remembered as an earnest
of his subsequent attractive style of address that he was
recalled to deliver his graduating part a second time. He
entered Bowdoin College in the class of 1866. In college
he was distinguished for his social qualities and his literary
ability and there he graduated with high honor. From
the college he went to Bangor Theological Seminary from
which institution he graduated in 1869, and was immedi-
ately elected tutor at Bowdoin College. The college
which had been depleted by the Civil War was then just
beginning its new career under the efficient presidency of
Dr. Samuel Harris. From this time the life work of Pro-
fessor Chapman was incorporated with that of Bowdoin



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and of its subsequent history he might well be entitled to
say magna -pars fui. For a year he was tutor in Latin
and Mathematics and was then advanced to the position
of instructor. In 187 1, he became assistant professor of
Latin and the next year was made full professor of Latin
which position he held until 1875. In that year he became
professor of Rhetoric, Oratory and English Literature
which position he filled until 1897, when he was made
professor of the English Language and Literature.

The department of English Literature was his chosen
field, and in his broad and accurate knowledge of the
English language, its writers and its literature, and in his
ability to impart such knowledge and to awaken interest
and enthusiasm among the students in his classes he had
few equals anywhere. This position he occupied with
ability ripened and impressive almost to the time of his
decease. Of character straightforward in its manliness, of
disposition always helpful, he came to be known, as the
years went on, the best beloved of Bowdoin by faculty,
students and alumni. The appearance of Professor Chap-
man at the Commencement dinners of the college where


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