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Died at Munich, Bavaria, July 15, 1900.

FRANK DICKINSON BARTLETT completed his sophomore year
at Harvard in the summer of 1900, and went abroad to spend
the vacation with his brother in Munich. He died in that city
July 15, 1900, after an operation for appendicitis. His short
life was filled with sunshine. His boyhood companions and his
fellow students in college with whom he came in contact were all


his warm friends. His genial nature, overflowing spirits and un-
selfish deeds made him popular among his fellows. He was be-
loved by men and women who were his seniors in years and was
idolized by the members of his own family. He was not only
loving and lovable, but was endowed with strength of mind and
character, which gave promise of his being of service in the world.
His fine physique and his love for athletics seemed to assure a long
life. Few young men have, in prospect, more successful careers or
lives of greater usefulness. His loss was deeply mourned and
his memory will long be cherished by every man and woman, old
or young, who knew him.


Born at Taunton, Mass., July 8, 1881. Parents: Josiah Calef, Grace
(Sampson) Bartlett. School: Phillips Eexeter Academy, Exeter, N. H.
Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Lina Harrison Owsley, Glencoe, III., Aug. 15, 1912.
Occupation: Artist.
Address: 41 West lOth St., New York, N. Y.

AFTER graduating I studied painting in this country and in Paris,
and from time to time contributed drawings and verses to Life
and other publications. Later I gave up this type of work and went
in for portrait and landscape painting, and, with numerous breaks,
I have continued this work up to the present. In the Autumn of
1913 I was appointed Vice Consul at Petrograd, where I remained
until May, 1914, and then resigned. Except for about four years
spent abroad in France and Russia and about two years in Cali-
fornia, and North Carolina I have lived in Chicago, or at least
have had my "permanent address" there. Last Summer, however,
I moved to New York and intend to stay here, or at least in this
part of the country.

Member: Salmaeundi Club, New York.


Born at Concord, Mass., Dec 22, 1880'. Parents: Edward Jarvis, Sarah
{French) Bartlett. School: High School, Concord, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. 1906.

Married: Ruth Caroline Jackson, Melrose, Mass., Nov. 25, 1908. Children:
William, Feb. 20, 1910 {died Feb. 22, 1910) ; Edward Jackson, July 21,

Occupation: Physician.

Address: {home) 28 Monument St., Concord, Mass.; {business) 178 Devon-
shire St., Boston, Mass.


AFTER leaving college I spent four years in the Harvard Medical
School, and then served as house pupil on the East Medical
Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital. When my student
days were over I settled in Hartford, Conn., where I specialized
for several years in tuberculosis, and from 1908 to 1913 was resi-
dent physician at the Wildwood Sanatorium in that city. In 1913
I received an appointment as assistant medical director with the
Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co., of Hartford, and, although I
practiced my speciality of tuberculosis for a few years longer,
insurance medicine has gradually become my life work. In April,
1917, I resigned from the Phoenix Mutual, and took a position on
the medical staff of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
at their home office in Boston. As assistant medical director of this
large company I find my work very interesting and varied.

With the change of my work from Hartford to Boston I moved
my family to my former home in Concord, and now live the life of
a commuter. My chief hobby is gardening and care of my small
place in Concord. My travels have been confined to business trips
for my company which unfortunately have never yet taken me out-
side of the United States.

War Service: My only Civic or National Service was in the
Medical Corps of the Army in the Great War. Since tubercu-
losis had been my speciality I was assigned with rank of 1st Lieu-
tenant, Medical Corps, U. S. A., to the hospital for tuberculous
soldiers at New Haven, which was known as general Hospital No.
16, and my entire service was at this post. My service covered the
period between Oct. 1, 1918, and March 23, 1919, and was en-
joyable and profitable. I returned to my work with new enthusi-


Born at St. Johnsville, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1874. Parents: Edward, Mary
Catherine (Peck) Bates. School: High School, St. Johnsville, N. Y.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: A. Elizabeth Glover, New York, N. Y., April 9, 1906.

Occupation: Note broker.

Address: (home) 390 Wadsworth Ave., New York, N. Y.; (business) 26
Exchange PL., New York, N. Y.

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Member: Harvard Club, New York; Rye Country Club, Rye
N. Y.



Born at Quincy Mass., Feb. 6, 1879. Parents: Charles Neivcomb, Louise
Bartlett (Carruth) Baxter. School: Massachusetts Agricultural Col-
lege, Amherst, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; S.B. (Mass. Agri. Coll.) 1898; S.B. {Boston Univ.)

Married: Iva Georgiana Bishop, Branford, Conn., March 25, 1913. Chil-
dren: Iva Georgiana, Feb. 24, 1914; Ruth Louise, June 12, 1918.

Occupation: Librarian.

Address: {home) Branford, Conn.; {business) The James Blackstone Me-'
morial Library, Branford, Conn.

EVER since 1902 I have been engaged in library work. For ten
years, 1902—1912, I was assistant in the Boston Athenaeum
and for the past ten years, 1912-1922, I have been librarian in
Branford. I a trustee of the Thomas Crane Public Library in
Quincy, Massachusetts for a few months in 1912.

My home is on one of the loveliest parts of the shore line of
Branford. The Blackstone Memorial library was erected in mem-
ory of Captain James Blackstone, a life-long resident of Branford,
by his son Timothy B. Blackstone. It cost about $300,000, and the
donor provided an endowment of the same amount. Captain Black-
stone was a descendant in the fifth generation from the Rev. William
Blackstone, the first settler of Boston. Mr. T. B. Blackstone was
President of the Chicago and Alton Railroad from 1864 to 1899.

Here I am a sort of public servant, and am mixed up with every
movement for the public good. During the war I took part in most
of the Liberty Loan, Red Cross and other campaigns, I am now
treasurer of the Branford Branch of the Red Cross, chairman of
the membership committee of the Branford Community Council;
on the finance committee of the Branford Visiting Nurse Associ-
ation; and have been chairman of the Branford Guarantors for the
Swarthmore Chautauqua for the five years that the Chautauqua has
come to Branford. My library work, public service work, and
Masonic interests keep me very busy.

In the Summer of 1908, I spent a few months abroad in England
and France with Mr. David H. Montgomery, the writer of the school
histories. Since then my travels have been confined to Connecticut
and Massachusetts, except for a trip to Bermuda.

In 1919 I was very glad to welcome to Branford my classmate
and college room-mate, Brewer, who came to be Rector of the
Episcopal Church.

War Service: Served as campaign director, American Library
Association, Branford, Conn.


Member: Harvard Club, New Haven; American Library Associ-
ation, Connecticut Library Association, (President, 1918-19) Massa-
chusetts Library Club, Bunker Hill Monument Association, Connect-
icut Historical Society, New England Historic and Genealogical
Society, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Miasonic degrees
from Widow's Son Lodge No. 66 A. F. & A. M., Branford, Pulaski
Chapter No. 26, R. A. M., and Crawford Council No. 19, R. & S.
M., New Haven.


Born at Neiu York, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1876. Parents: William Reynolds,
Eleanor Louise {Bell) Beat. School: New York Military Academy,
Cornwall, N. Y.

Degree: (5. 1898-1903.)


Occupation : Engineer.

Address: (home) Newburgh, N. Y.; (business) 129 Broadway, Newburgh,
N. Y.

AFTER graduation I took a position with The Newburgh Light,
Heat & Power Co., which later merged with other gas and elec-
tric utilities to form the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Co. During
the first years I was superintendent of the Gas Department. Since
the organization of the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Co., I have
been first district manager and later assistant commercial sales mana-
ger — gas and electric.

I have been interested in agriculture and farming. Member of
Grange and local Farm Bureau, and did considerable work in these
organizations during the food campaigns of the war period. Have
made three trips to Cuba, one to Panama, one to Texas, one to
Mexico, one to the Pacific Coast, one to Newfoundland and Mari-
time Provinces and one to England.

Was president of the Newburgh Chamber of Commerce from
1916 to 1917. Was instrumental in organizing the Hudson Valley
Federated Chambers of Commerce in 1915 and have been vice presi-
dent of that organization to the present year. During the war was
on executive committee of Local Liberty Loan Drives, and was
chairman of sub-committee of the Orange County Defense Com-
mittee. Am local representative of United States Chamber of

War Service: On account of strenuous work in our company,
and also as leader in the local Chamber of Commerce, etc., I did
not get into war service until the Spring of 1918, at which time,


in spite of the fact that I am a veteran of the Spanish War, and
had two years in a military academy, I was unable to get a com-
mission. Suffering an impediment which prevented my entering
as a private, I entered the Red Cross Service, and was commis-
sioned Field Director and assigned to take care of Red Cross ac-
tivities at Camp McClelland, Anniston, Ala. I served there from
July 1918 to January 1, 1919. Was transferred from there to the
position of Field Director in charge of Red Cross war camp ac-
tivities at Newport News, Va., and resigned from that position on
the 1st of June, 1919. During this period of approximately one
year I served as a full time volunteer; that is without salary or any
compensation for expenses, under the promise that I would get the
opportunity to go abroad, which, however, was never fulfilled.

Member: Powelton Golf Club, Newburgh City Club, Amrita
Club, Foughkeepsie, N. Y. ; Newburgh Rotary Club (charter mem-
ber), American Gas Association, Illuminating Engineering So-
ciety, National Electric Light Association, Pi Phi Fraternity (high
school), Newburgh Yacht Club.

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Born at Randolph, Mass., Oct. 18, 1880. Parents: Joseph, Annie Maria
(Wilde) Belcher. School: Randolph High School, Randolph, Mass.;
Thayer Academy, South Braintree, Mass.

Degree: (s. 1898-1900.)


Died at Randolph, Mass., July 13, 1900'.

AS a young boy Belcher was apparently strong and rugged.
He passed rapidly through the several grades of the public
schools and was graduated from the Randolph High School at
the age of fifteen with an average scholarship of 96 per cent for
the four years. He was the valedictorian of his class and was
awarded the Turner gold medal. The following two years he at-
tended Thayer Academy, Braintree, Mass., to complete his prepara-
tion for Harvard College, which he entered, as a member of the
class of 1902, unconditional and receiving honors in Latin and
Greek. As a young boy he manifested a marked ability for base-
ball and football in which he was actively engaged throughout his
school life. He was captain of the Thayer Academy football team
in his senior year. He enjoyed immensely his year and a half
at Harvard, his only serious disappointment being when he was
dropped from the baseball squad. He developed symptoms of
tuberculosis suddenly and without warning during the Christmas


holidays in 1899. Everything possible was done for his relief,
but without avail. He was in Charlottesville in the spring when
the Harvard team played West Virginia and went out to see the
game. "How I wish I were playing on the Harvard team" was
his remark as the game started. He died at his home in Randolph,
Friday morning, July 13, 1900. His funeral was largely attended
by classmates from Thayer and from Harvard. He was a member
of the Iota Charge, Theta Delta Chi fraternity.


Born at Hickory Run, Carbon Co., Pa., April 11, 1874. Parents: Craw-
ford Lorenzo, Josephine Louisa (Davidson) Benscoter. School: Dick-
inson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa.

Degree: A.B. 1902.


Occupation: Stenographer with National Teachers Agency.

Address: {home) 1364 Kenyon St., N. W., Washington, D. C; (business)
928 Southern Bldg., Washington, D. C.

UNTIL I was twenty years old, it was my desire to make agri-
culture an occupation. Opposed by my parents, and not
having the money to get an agricultural education when interested
in it, I gave up the idea. I taught school a year, attended Dickinson
College two years, worked two years as a stenographer with the
InternT Corres. Schools at Scranton, Pa., and when I unexpectedly
had an offer of aid to continue going to college, I decided to go to
Harvard, make a special study of social questions, especially the
liquor problem, and help fight the liquor-drinking custom. I was
twenty-five years old when I entered Harvard, in the fall of 1899.
In my Junior year, I heard J. Q. A. Henry, of the Anti-Saloon
League, talk in Boston, and he arranged for me to work the fol-
lowing summer in the office of the League in New York City. Dur-
ing the summer, Dr. Henry left. Dr. H. H. Russell, the founder of
the League, taking charge of the office, he made an arrangement
with me to have charge of the office work of the N. Y. State League
in New York City on my graduation. A month before Commence-
ment, he called upon me and said that when he proposed my name
to the State Board of Directors for the work as arranged, there
was an objection to me on religious grounds; he did not know
what the objection was, nor who made it. A motto of the League
was, "Let us abandon the matters on which we differ and unite on
those on which we agree." That sounded broad; I was willing to
work with the League if it was willing to have me, and I kept so


quiet on matters of religion on which I differed that, although I
was with Dr. Russell daily, he did not know my religious views;
when he learned what they were, he felt it was better that I should
not work with the League in the capacity planned. I could not
see any other way to work on that matter, and did nothing more
about it. I then wished I could get to working independently
on social questions, but never have been able to find a way to
do it.

The most important course I took at Harvard was Semitic 12,
under Dr. Lyons; I had been in purgatory since I was twelve years
old on account of religious questionings, and this course gave me
the opinion that I did not need to believe the things I had been
vainly trying to believe.

George Low and I had planned to go on a cattle boat trip to Eu-
rope, taking our bicycles along for a ride through Ireland. The coal
strike of 1902 in Pennsylvania affecting my father's income ser-
iously, I gave up that project, and went to work as a stenographer in
Lawley's yacht yard, South Boston. My going to South Boston
caused me to miss a telegram from "Joe" Foster, which, if received,
would have taken me to the Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., to
work; I remained at Lawley's through the year 1903.

In the Spring of 1904, I went to New York and had a talk with
the secretary of the American Federation of Labor of the city, Mr.
Herman Robinson, and he suggested that if I wanted to undertake
some social investigation, I go to Bridgeton, N. J., and observe and
write up the conditions of child labor in the glass-blowing regions;
I went there, rubbered around a bit, went to work in a gas-fixture
factory, and eventually went back to New York, working in Brook-
lyn with the International Correspondence Schools and the Metro-
politan Life Insurance Co., and in New York with James Oppen-
heim, the writer, and the New York Telephone Business Directory.
In the Spring of 1905, my father died, and I felt it was up to me to
go to teaching, although I did not want to do it, as there was
apparently nothing else I could do that amounted to anything.
On Commencement Day, in 1902, I received a letter from my
mother, but on reading at the beginning her suggestion that I seek
a teaching position for the next school year, it made me sore, and
I threw the letter into my trunk, and did not finish reading it
until several days later; the one thing I did not want to be was a
teacher — in a school; a teacher outside of school, on social, eco-
nomic, and political matters, yes. I have not been a "success"
as a teacher; I have rattled around in the work; I have not been
personally suited for it, nor prepared for it, have not wanted to
do it, and all the time I have been in it, I have been trying to get


out of it, sometimes doing that temporarily, but never being able
to see anything else that I could do that amounted to anything.
My line has been commercial subjects. The positions I have held
have been as follows: 1905-7, substitute, Univ. of Vermont; 1907-8,
High School, West Chester, Pa.; summer, 1908, Mass. Agric. Col.
Farm, farm and office work; fall, 1908, Griffin's Business College,
Springfield, Mass.; first half-year, 1909, Tech. High School, Spring-
field, Mass.; 1909-10, High School, Camden, N. J.; 1910-12, High
School, North Adams, Mass.; 1912-13, High School Wilkes-Barre,
Pa.; 1913-14, student, Zanerian School of Penmanship, Columbus,
Ohio; 1914-15, High School, New Rochelle, N. Y.; summer, 1915,
student, Hyannis, Mass., Normal School; 1915-16, High School,
Lowell, Mass., and Supervisor of Penmanship in Grammar Grades;
summer, 1916, Harvard Summer School; 1916-17, Clerk of Com-
mission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education in Mass-
achusetts; summer, 1917, student, Castine, Maine, Norman School;
1917-18, Superintendent of Schools, Bethel Me.; January, 1918,
operation for adhesions; summer, 1918, rejected for insurance
by Union Central Life Insurance Co., on account of albumen in
urine; 1919-20, unskilled laborer on U. S. Govt, Dairy Expt. Sta.
Farm, Beltsville, Md. (The albumen disappeared within six
months after getting down to sweating for a living at my beloved
farming.) 1921, stenographer. International Correspondence
Schools, Washington, D. C; 1922, stenographer. National Teachers
Agency; next spasm — ?


Born at Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1879. Parents: Oh Kruse, Dorothea
(Christiansen) Bernbaum. School: Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute,
Brooklyn, N. Y.

Degrees: A.B. 1902 (1903); A. M. 1905; Ph.D. 1907.

Married: Ruth Guenther, Mansfield, 0., June 9, 1921.

Occupation: Professor of English^ University of Illinois.

Address: (home) 308 fFest Nevada St., Urbana, III.; (summer) Harvard
Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.

FROM 1902 to 1907 I was in the Harvard Graduate School,
studying for the doctorate in English, and supporting myself
by private tutoring. From 1907 to 1916, I held a position of in-
structor in English at Harvard. Taught English A; and, after
five years, the advanced Composition course, English 31, introduc-
ing the principle that all work in it must be written as if for pub-
lication in a stated magazine or newspaper. Also taught English


28, the large Freshman course in literature; two half -courses in
seventeenth and eighteenth century literature; and (at Radcliffe)
Bacon and Milton. In 1916, I was offered a full professorship
at the University of Illinois. The department of English at Harv-
ard recommended my promotion; but the president, in his wisdom,
rejected the recommendation. Since 1916 I have been professor
of English at the University of Illinois. Established there a
course in Comparative Literature. My main work is the teaching
of graduate courses in English literature, and the directory of doc-
torial investigations.

Preaching the glory and the need of "The Great Tradition" in
literature; sojourning in New England; playing chess, bridge, and
golf, constitute my hobbies. In 1910, I traveled in England and

During 1919-1920 I was a speaker for the League to Enforce
Peace. In 1920, I was on Committee for the Pilgrim Tercentenary
Celebration at the University of Illinois.

War Service: Was chairman. Committee on War Lectures,
University of Illinois, 1918-1919; worked with Students' Army
Training Corps as lecturer on course in War Issues, 1918-1919;
made Liberty Loan speeches in New Hampshire in 1919.

Publications: 1914, "The Mary Carleton Narratives: a Miss-
ing Chapter in the History of Fiction," Harvard University Press;
1915, "The Drama of Sensibility: 1696-1780," Ginn & Co.; 1917,
"Arden Edition of Shakespeare's 'King Lear,' " D. C. Heath & Co.;

1920, "Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels,'" Harcourt, Brace & Howe;

1921, "The Puritan Pilgrim to Them That Sit in the Seats of the
Scorners," a poem. University of Illinois Press. .

Member: Harvard Clubs of Boston and Eastern Illinois (presi-
dent of latter in 1921) ; University Club (Illinois) ; Modern Lang-
uage Association; Association of University Professors.


Born at New York, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1881. Parents: Chailes, Jennie (Liss-

berger) Bernstein. School: Sack's Collegiate Institute, New York,

N. Y.
Degree: A.B., 1902.
Married: Irma Lewyn, Neiv York, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1907. Children: Charles

Allen, July 20, 1908; Aline Milton, March 25, 1914; Peter Irma, Jan. 22,

Occupation : Merchant.
Address: {home) 127 West 15th St., New York, N. Y., (business) 23 Seek-

man St. New York, N. Y.


SINCE leaving college, I have been engaged in the sponge busi-
ness and in the manufacture of chamois leather. I am presi-
dent of Lasker & Bernstein, Inc., Almil Reality Co., Inc., and Leousi,
Clonney & Co., Inc. I am on the New York County Grand Jury

Member: Harvard Club, New York; Hollywood Golf Club,
Deal, N. J.

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Born at Reading, Mass., Aug. 7, 1864. Parents: Marcellus Dearborn,

Hannah (Evans) Berry. School: High School, Maiden, Mass.
Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)

Married: May E. H. Douglas, Swanipscott, Mass., Oct. 16, 1903.
Died at Boston, Mass., Feb. 25, 1910.

OSCAR GRANT BERRY died at the Eliot Hospital, Common-
wealth Avenue, Boston, and was interred at Pine Grove Ceme-
tery, 185 Cornus Path, Lynn, Mass. Mr. Berry was with the Mutual
Benefit Life Insurance Company, 45 Milk Street, Boston, until he
went to Philadelphia as manager of the Phoenix Mutual Life In-
surance Company of Hartford, Conn. While there he was the
first president of the Neighborhood Club of Cynwyd, Pa. Com-
ing back to Boston to live, his business address was with the
Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company, Old South Building,
He was a member of the Qetland Lodge, Boston, Mass.; the Blue
Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.; and the Neighborhood Club, Cynwyd, Pa.


Born at Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. Parents: Rev. J. G. and Catherine
(Seaboyer) Bigney. Schools: Windsor Academy, Nova Scotia; Mount
Allison College, New Brunswick.

Degree: A.B.


Occupation: Instructor, New Mexico Military Institute.

Address: {home) N. M. M. L, Roswell, New Mexico.

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War Service : Came to this institute at the time of the induction
of the Students' Army Training Corps, September, 1918. The War
Department now maintains a cavalry unit here. Am commissioned
Major in the National Guard.



Born at Newton, Mass., June 14, 1879. Parents: Charles Edgar, Mary

{Murdoch) Billings. School: Cutler's School, Neivton, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.

Occupation: Real Estate and fruit grower in Florida.
Address: 14 Charlesgate West, Boston, Mass.

AFTER graduating I was associated with Mr. Gustav Martin in
the chemical business in Boston; first on Pearl Street, later
moving to larger quarters on Federal Street. We dealt largely
in imported drugs and chemicals, selling to large wholesale houses
throughout this country. Some years later, on account of ill

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