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'98. Winslow, E. A.



1896-00, 1905-00
1875

1890-92, 1894-96

1889-90, 1892-94
1900-03

1903-05, 1906-09
1909




ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS. 513

THP] NEW YORK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

In 1875, an attempt was made to form an association in New
York City, but without success.

In 1883, General G. M. Dodge, '51, Ijecame interested in the
matter and called a meeting at tlie Hotel Brunswick, Wednesday
evening, March 28, 1883. About twenty-five of the alunmi
responded and an organization was perfected. General G. M.
Uodge, '51, was elected president and Waldo P. Clement, '72,
secretary and treasurer. After the business meeting the members
adjourned to the banquet rooms, which were tastefully decorated.
General Dodge acted as toast master, and gave a brief introductory
speech on the work and needs of the University. Dr. C L. Hath-
away, '69, vice-president of the University, nuide the principal
address. The other speakers of the evening were: Col. Charles B.
Stoughton, '61; Maj. G. M. Basconi, U. S. A., '60; C. E. Rich, '63;
W. R. Vermilye, '55; Maj. H. E. Alvord, '63; W. P. Clement, '72,
and A. L. Sheldon, '73. A committee was appointed to make
arrangements for celebrating, in 1884, the 50th anniversary of
the University, since its incorporation in 1834.

An effort was made in February, 1890, to hold a reunion,
but without success.

The second meeting was held in the parlors of Clark's Hotel,
at 23 West 23d Street, March 22, 1892. The following officers
were elected: president. Gen. G. M. Dodge, '51; vice-presidents.
Rev. C. H. Fay, '37; C. E. Rich, '63; W. R. Mead, '64, and W. M.
Rumbaugh, '76; secretary and treasurer, George R. Miner' 83.
General Dodge acted as toast master. Rev. C. H. Fay, '37,
responded to the toast "Norwich University"; Mv. J. K. Egerton,
a trustee of the University, presented the needs of the Institution.
Brief speeches were made by Capt. George W. Hobbs, '58,
Prof. C. C. Brill, Rev. H. F. Hill, '67, and W. P. Clement, '72.

The third meeting was held at Delmonico's, 26th Street and
Fifth Avenue, April 13, 1893. The meeting was well attended.
The guests of the association were: General Horace Porter, the
distinguished soldier and diplomat; General Swayne; Mr. Robert
J. Kimball, president of the Brooklyn Societ}' of Vermonters;
Judge Russell of New York, a graduate of Dartmouth; General
Stanley, U. S. A.; Maj. H. E. Alvord, '63, and Col. John R. Van
Wormer. General Dodge delivered a brief address on the military
work of the University. Prof. C. C. Brill of the University
gave details of the work at tlie Institution and ably presented



514 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

its needs. General Horace Porter made an eloquent address
and gave interesting facts as to Captain Partridge's military
school in Harrisbm-g, Pa. (q. v.) General Swayne, who had served
in the war under General Ransom, '51, and General Dodge,
gave an eloquent address on the work of General Ransom in the
Civil War. Speeches were made by Mr. Kimball, General Stanley,
and Maj. H. E. Alvord, 'Q'A. The officers elected were; president.
Gen. G. M. Dodge, '51; secretary and treasurer, George R. Miner,
'83. Attempts were made to continue the meetings, but without
success. In 1901, General Dodge, with the assistance of J. F.
Richardson, '00, and W. A. Ellis, '97, succeeded in placing the
association on a sound footing.

The fourth meeting was held at the Everett House, Union
Square, May 15, 1901. The meeting proved a great success,
fully fifty of the Alumni and friends of the University being
present. Mr. W. M. Bates, '55, a classmate of Admiral Dewey
and proprietor of the hotel, did much to promote the meet-
ing by his generous hospitality. The guests of the associa-
tion were: Ex-governor U. A. Woodbury of Vermont; Rev.
K. L. Stoddard, '65; Hiram R. Steele, a former president
of the Brooklyn Society of the Sons of Vermont, and Col.
John R. Van Wormer. General Dodge acted as toast master
and gave a brief introductory address on the history of the Uni-
versity. Governor W^oodbur}- paid a glowing tribute to the work
of the University. Rev. E. L. Stoddard, '65, gave several remini-
scences of his cadet days. Hon. Isaac T. Smith, '28, the oldest
cadet, gave an eloquent address on the life of Captain Partridge
and the history of the old A. L. & S. M. Academy. Speeches
were also made by Mr. Hiram R. Steele, Col. John R. Van Wormer
and Dudley F. Phelps, '64. General Dodge was re-elected
president and Edward ]\IcC. Peters, '80, vice-president; and
W. N. Jones, General Dodge's private secretary, secretary and
treasurer. This board of officers continued until the fall of 1909.

The fifth annual reunion was held at the Everett House,
May 1, 1902. Over fifty alumni and guests were present. Gen-
eral Dodge acted as toast master, and Col. H. 0. Kent, '54, gave
the principal address. Speeches were also made by President
A. D. Brown, Hon. Frank Plumley of Northfield, N. L. Sheldon,
'84, and Col. John R. Van Wormer.

The sixth annual reunion was held at the Everett House,
April 23, 1903. Fifty alunmi and guests were present. General
O. 0. Howard, (q. v.) a trustee, was the principal speaker. He



NEW YORK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 515

presented the needs of the University and paid a ^lowins tribute
to the work of Generals Dodge and Ransom. Hon. Isaac T.
.Smitli, '28, made an eloquent speech on the work of the Univer-
sity; Gen W. W. H. Davis, '43, gave an interesting account of
his cadet daj'^s; Maj. H. E. Alvord, '68, spoke on the work of the
College Cavaliers (q. v.) in 1862. Brief speeches were made
by D. F. Phelps, '64; Samuel T. Wellman, '66; Colonel Church,
editor of the Army and Navy Journal; Ex-postmaster General
J. S. Clarkson of Iowa and Colonel John R. Van Wormer of the
Union League Club.

A special meeting was held in the ofRce of General Dodge,
at 2 p. M., April 14, 1904, at which several of the alumni were
present. The matter of a new barracks was discussed and its
erection determined upon. This was made possible by the
generous aid of General Dodge and Mr. Edward D. Adams, '64.

The seventh reunion was held at the Everett House on the
evening of the same day. Sixty-two members and guests were
present. The guests were: Professor C. C. Brill, Admiral George
Dewey, '55; ^Major General H. C. Corbin, U. S. A.; Major General
O. O. Howard, U. S. A.; Brigadier General John A. Johnston,
U. S. A.; Major H. W. Hovey, U. S. A., commandant "N. U.";
Rev. W. R. Huntington, '55; Hon. Isaac T. Smith, '28; Hon.
D. B. Henderson of Iowa; Commander G. P. Colvocoresses,
U. 8. N., '66 : Col. H. 0. Kent/ 54; W. C. Church, editor of the Army
and Navy Journal; and Col. John R. Van Wormer. Professor
Brill presented the needs of the University and spoke on the
necessity of having a new barracks to accommodate the largely
increased corps of cadets; Major Hovey also spoke on the needs
of the institution; Admiral Dewey gave several reminiscences
of his cadet life at "N. U." and paid a glowing tribute to the
memory of General Jackman. General Corbin made a brief speech.
Commander G. P. Colvocoresses spoke on the work of Captain
Partridge, the founder of "N. U." and the University graduates;
Hon. Isaac T. Smith, '28, paid a glowing tribute to the memory
of his old instructor, Captain Partridge; General Howard spoke
on the needs of the University and asked the co-operation of
all those present on the construction of the new barracks; Colonel
Kent spoke on the past deeds of the sons of " N. U.' ' Mr. Adams
testified to the value of a training received at the University.
This meeting was the most successful held by the association.

The eighth reunion was held at the Everett House, .Alarch
30, 1905. Eighty-four niemliors and guests were present. The



516 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

guests of the association were: President Charles H. Spooner, '78;
Major General O. 0. Howard, Brigadier General John A. Johnston,
U. S. A.; Colonel A. H. Merrill, Frank Trumbull, president of
the Colorado & Southern R. R. ; Ex-Governor U. A. Woodbury of
Vermont, Major General Fred D. Grant, U. S. A.; Brigadier
General A. L. Mills, U. S. A., Superintendent of West Point;
George D. Thomas, '76, Major H. W. Hovey, U. S. A., command-
ant; Col. John R. Van Wormer, A. Noel Blakeman and V. G. Bogue,

C. Vj. Seventeen of the corps of cadets were present as guests
of the association. General Dodge spoke at some length on the
needs of the University and the recent gift of $50,000 from Mr.
Carnegie; Hon. Isaac T. Smith, '28, then ninety-two years of
age, gave an address on Captain Partridge's system of educa
tion; Col. A. L. Mills gave the history of Captain Partridge at
West Point, and paid a glowing tribute to his services as super-
intendent. General Grant spoke on the work of the cadets of
'^N. U."

Brief speeches were also made by Gen. John A. Johnston,
U. S. A., Ex-Governor Woodbury, Col. John R. Van Wormer,
Cadet Maj. H. R. Deal, '05, and Cadet Joseph Denny, '05.

The ninth annual reunion was held at the Everett House
April 6, 1906. Eighty members and guests were present. The
guests of the association were: President Charles H. Spooner, '78;
Gen. 0. 0. Howard, Plon. Frank Plumley, Col. W. C. Church,
Gen. John A. Johnston, U. S. A. ; Gen. Horace Porter, Gen. Fred

D. Grant, U. S. A.; Maj. H. W. Hovey, U. S. A.; A. Noel Blake-
man, Col. John R. Van Wormer and Frank Trumbull. The corps of
cadets were represented by a delegation of fourteen men. Speeches
were made by President Spooner, General Porter, General Howard,
General Grant, Maj. H. W. Hovey, U. S. A.; R. H. Ford, '92;
Cadet Maj. Bradford P. Hovey, '06, of the corps of cadets. Mr.
W. A. Ellis, '97, was called on by General Dodge to explain in
regard to the proposed second edition of the " N. U." History.

The tenth annual reunion was held at the Murray Hill Hotel,
March 9, 1909. In 1906, Mr. W. M. Bates,'55, assumed the manage-
ment of this hotel and the annual banquets have since been held
there. Ninety members and guests were present. The guests
of the association were: Gen. F. D. Grant, U. S. A.; Col. H. I.
Scott, U. S. A., superintendent of West Point; Lieut. Col. Robert
Hawze, U. S. A., commandant of West Point; Lieut. L. A. I.
Chapman, U. S. A., commandant; A. Noel Blakeman, Prof.
H. R. Roberts of the University, Gen. O. 0. Howard, President-



518 NOEWICH UNIVERSITY .

Charles H. Spooner, 78; Col. W. M. Church, Frank Trumbull
and Col. John C. VanWormer. General Dodge made an eloquent
address on the early history of the University and the work of
the graduates in the Civil War. Speeches were made by Presi-
dent C. H. Spooner, '78; Lieut. L. A. I. Chapman, U. S. A.;
General Grant, Lieut. Col. Hawze, President Trumbull of the
Colorado & Southern R. P., Cadet Lieut. Davis and Cadet Barber.

The eleventh annual reunion was held at the Murray Hill
Hotel, February 15, 1908. Sixty members and guests were
present. The guests of the association were: President Charles
H. Spooner, '78; Governor F. D. Proctor of Vermont; Maj. Gen.
J. F. Bell, U. S. A.; Gen. O. 0. Howard, Gen. Horace Porter,
Maj. Gen. F. D. Grant, Col. R. L. Hawze, U. S. A., commandant of
West Point, and Frank L. Fisk. Fifteen of the corps of cadets
were present and added much to the interest of the occasion.
Speeches were made by President Spooner, Governor Proctor,
General Bell, General Horace Porter, General Howard, General
Grant, Colonel Hawze, Lieutenant Chapman, U. S. A.; Frank
L. Fisk, and Cadet Karl F. Baldwin.

In 1909, owing to the absence of General Dodge from the city,
the regular meeting was not held.

A special meeting of the association was held at the Murray
Hill Hotel, October 13, 1909. About twenty of the members
were present. General Dodge presided and gave many reminis-
censes of his life on the plains. He then told the association that
owing to his retirement from active work and his removal to his
old home in Council Bluffs, he would have to resign. His resigna-
tion was regretfully accepted and Mr. Edward D. Adams, '64,
was elected in his place. Commander E. McClure Peters, '80,
was re-elected vice-president; Charles H. Nichols, '86, secretary
and treasurer, and B. P. Hovey, '06, assistant secretary.

The twelfth annual reunion was held at the Murray Hill
Hotel, March 25, 1910. About fifty members and guests were
present. President Edward D. Adams, '64. acted as toast master.
The guests of the association were: President Spooner, '78; Dean
H. R. Roberts; Capt. L. A. I. Chapman, U. S. A.; Prof. E. A.
Winslow, '98, of the University; Lieut. James Mayes, U. S. A.;
Mr. Hiram Percy Maxim, and Dr. Harry M. Gokey of Northfield.
A delegation of fifteen cadets were entertained by the association.
The University quartette, under the leadership of Dr. Gokey sang
several songs. Lieutenant Mayes delivered an able address on a
" Military Education of College Men an Asset of National Defense,"
Mr. Maxim gave a demonstration and lecture on his famous " Gun



NEW YORK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 519

Silencer' ' ; President Spooner spoke on the needs of the University
and Capt. Chapman spoke at considerable length on the military
work at the Institution. After the banquet the association
inspected the New York Herald's printing plant. 7^ The next
day the visiting cadets and members of the association inspected
the engineering works of the Grand Central Station and the
Municipal Building, also the ocean liner Lvciiama.

The thirteenth meeting was held at the Murray Hill Hotel,
March24, 1911. The old board of officers was re-elected. Seventy-
three members and guests were present. A delegation of sixteen
cadets were entertained by the association. Mr. Edward D,
Adams, '64, president of the Association, acted as toast master.
The guests of the Association were: President Charles H. Spooner,
'78; Maj. Gen. Frederick D. Grant, U. S. A.; Dean Herbert R.
Roberts; Daniel C. Beard, Capt. FranklTompkins, U. S. A ., com-
mandant; Mr. William Parker, delegation of eight Boy Scouts.
President Spooner and Dean Roberts presented the needs of the
University. Captain Tompkins gave an outline of the military
work at "N. U." Cadet Gordon spoke on the athletic work of
the University. General Grant made an eloquent address, in
which he complimented the work of the graduates of " N. U."
Dr. Daniel C. Beard, the author and artist, was the'^principal
speaker of the evening. He gave a history and account of the
work of the Boy Scout movement. Mr. William Barber, " Scout
Leader, " also gave a brief address on the work of this organiza-
tion; and, under his command the squad of "Scouts" gave exhi-
bition drills.

To further increase the good fellowship among the Alumni
and past cadets of New York City, a "N. U." club was organized
in 1905. Waldo P. Clement, '72, was elected president of the
club and F. M. Goodhue, '91, secretary; later G. Harold Ellis,
'98, served as secretary.

Several meetings of the club were held at the various cafes
in the city and were well attended. These meetings were con-
ducted until late in 1906, and did much to assist the University.



520 NofeWICtt UNIVfellSiTW

THE BOSTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

The Norwich University Alunmi Association of Boston
and vicinity had its inception in a call for a meeting of the sons
of "Old N. U." signed by Dr. Joseph Stedman, '59; Col. Charles
H. Lewis, '55; Col. Henry 0. Kent, '54; George D. Thomas, '76;
Charles H. Nichols,'86; C. K. Mellen '84, and Nelson L. Sheldon,'84.
As a result of this call about thirty N. U. men met on the evening
of February 5, 1889, at the Quincy House, Boston, Mass., and form-
ed this association.

The first president was Dr. Joseph Stedman, '59; the first
secretary. Nelson L. Sheldon, A. M., '84; the first treasurer,
George D. Thomas, '76; all of whom have taken a great interest
in the development of the Association and their A Ima Mater. The
formation of this Association was coincident with the reincar-
nation of "Old N. U. " вАФ the l)reaking aAvay from the traditions
of Norwich Plain and the sulxstitution therefor of the spirit de-
veloping at Northfield.

Colonel H. O. Kent, '54, gave an eloquent address; speeches
were also made !)y Col. Thomas Clarke, '44; Dr. J. Q. A. McCol-
lister, '53; Hon. S. H. Cross, '59; Dr. C. L. Hathaway, '69; Prof.
C. C. Brill of the University; George C. Thomas, '76, and N. L.
Sheldon, '84.

The second meeting was held at the Thorndike Hotel, P'eb-
ruary 7,1890. Dr. Stedman was re-elected president, N. L.
Sheldon, '84, secretary, and George D. Thomas, '76, treasurer.
Col. Charles H. Lewis, '55, made the principal address. Speeches
were also nuide l)y Prof. C. C. Brill, Dr. J. Q. A. McCollister, '53;
Hon. S. H. Cross, '59; F. S. Parker, '84; M. L. Chandler, '86;
W. A. Shaw, '88, and others. At this meeting was announced
the gift of $1,000 from Gen. Ci. M. Dodge, '51, for the endowment
fund. About thirty of the former cadets were present.

The third annual meeting was held January 3, 1891, at the
Thorndike Hotel. Hon. Frank Plumley, trustee of the University
made the principal address. Speeches were made by Prof.
J. B. Johnson, '79; Hon. S. H. Cross, '59; Rev. Howard F. Hill,
'67; Rev. I. P. Booth and Mr. J. K. Egerton, trustees. An
original poem was read by Capt. George W. Hobbs, '58. General
Dodge, '51, was present, and announced that he would give funds
for a new building, which promise was fulfilled in the erection of
Dodge Hall, the following year. Thirty-three alumni and
guests were present. J. i\. A. McCollister, '53, was elected



BOSTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 521

president; N. L. Sheldon, '84, secretary, and E. D.Wilmarth, '84,
treasurer.

The fourth annual meeting A\'as held at Young's Hotel,
P^ebruary 5, 1892. Fifty of the former cadets were present.
Dr. Joseph Stedman made the ])iincipal speech. Addresses
were made by Lieut. F.C.Kimball, U. S. A.,Coniniandant ; George
W. Hobbs, '58; D. E. Wilmarth, '84; William R. Cutter, '68;
George D. Thomas, '76, composed and read a poem for the occa-
sion. The officers elected were Dr. McCollister, president; N. L.
Sheldon, secretary, and D. E. Wilmarth, treasurer.

On Februar}' 22, 1893, the fifth annual meeting of tlie asso-
ciation was held at the American House. Thirty-five alumni
and past cadets Avere present. Dr. J. Q. A. ]\IcCollister acted as
toast master, G. H. Hathaway, '24, the oldest cadet, made the
principal speech. The other speakers were: J. K. Egerton, trustee;
George W. Hobbs, '58, and Prof. Charles Dole, '69. The officers
elected were: president, George H. Hobbs, '58; secretary, N. L.
Sheldon, '84; treasm-er, George D. Thomas, '76.

The sixth annual meeting was held at the American House,
January 5, 1894. Twenty-five of the alumni were present.
George W. Hobbs, '58, president, acted as toast master. The
officers elected were: George W, Hobbs, '58, president; X. L.
Sheldon, '64, secretary, and George D. Thomas, '76, treasurer.

On February 15, 1895, the seventh annual meeting was held at
the Quincy House. About thirty alumni were present. Rev.
Howard F. Hill, '67, acted as toast master. Hon. Frank Plumley,
trustee, was the principal speaker. The others giving addresses
Avere: William R. Cutter, '68; Lieutenant H. C. Keene, U. S. A.,
commandant; Major H. E. Alvord, '63; J. Q. A. McCollister, '53;
S. H. Cross, '59; H. C. Cady, '91; P. R. Hoeffer, '95, for the corps
of cadets. The officers elected were : Rev. H. F. Hill, president ;
N. L. Sheldon, secretary, and George D. Thomas, treasurer.

The eighth annual meeting was held at the United States
Hotel, Februar}' 14, 1896. It was the best attended of any of the
meetings so far held. About forty alumni were present. Dr.
Hill acted as toast master. The principal speaker was Prof. Chas.
Dole, '69, vice-president of the University. Lieut. H. W. Hovey,
U. S. A., commandant, gave a very interesting address. The other
speakers Avere: R. B. Eaton, '40; Lieut. E. H. Catlin, U. S. A.,
J. Q. A. McCollister, '53; G. T. Hobbs, '82, and W. R. Cutter, '68.
The officers elected AA'ere: Rev. HoAvard F. Hill, '67, president;
N. L. Sheldon, secretary, and George D. Thomas, '76, treasurer.



522



NORWICH UNIVERSITY.



The ninth annual meeting was held at Young's Hotel, Feb-
ruary 19, 1897. About fifty alumni and guests were prese:it.
Rev. Howard F. Hill acted as toast master President Allan D.
Brown, of the University, gave an able address on the needs of the
University; Col. Albert Clarke, trustee, made a brief speech. The
officers elected were: Rev. H. F. Hill, '67, president; N. L. Sheldon,
secretary, and George D. Thomas, '76, treasurer; reception com-




School Street, Boston. Dewey Celebrationi 1899.



mittee. Dr. Joseph Stedman, '59; George W. Hobbs, '58, and Fred
T. Ausfin, '88.

The tenth annual meeting was held at Young's Hotel,
February 21, 1898. Thirty-six alumni and guests were present.
Dr. Hill, president, acted as toast master. The principal ad-
dresses were made by Pres. Allan D. Brown, Judge E. J. Sherman,
Rev. D. C. Roberts of Concord, N. H., Prof. C. C. Brill and Charles
Marseilles, '68. The officers elected were : president, N. L. Sheldon
'84; secretary, George D. Thomas, '76; treasurer, Fred T. Austin,



BOSTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 523

'88; reception committee, Rev. H. F. Hill, '67; W. B. Eaton, '66;
E. W. Clark, '92; B. H. Prior and D. C. Warren, '95.

On Saturday, October 14, 1899, Boston gave a welcome to
Admiral Dewey, ''Hero of i\Ianila Bay," in a manner which re-
ceived the highest praise from its recipient. Conspicuous among
the many decorations was the enormous banner hung across School
Street, on the line of march, bearing the words " Norwich Univer-
sity Alumni Welcome George Dewey, '55.'' As the admiral passed
under the banner the " N. U.' ' yell and cheers were lustily given
from the windows of the Niles Building by the assembled graduates.
We quote from the Boston Globe: " Nothing pleased the ad-
miral of admirals more, apparently, than the banner which the
Norwich Alumni hung over School Street in honor of Cadet Dewey."
In the evening, the Boston Alumni was represented by the presi-
dent of the association, N. L. Sheldon, '84, at the banquet ten-
dered the admiral by the State of Massachusetts.

The eleventh reunion was held at Hotel Brunswick, January 11,
1899. This was one of the most enthusiastic alumni meetings ever
held in the city. About thirty alumni and guests were present.
The main topic of the evening was the deeds of Admiral Dewe}', '55,
and the other " N. U." men who had performed valuable services
in the Spanish- American War. The guests of the evening were:
Col. Edmund Rice, '60, the gallant colonel of the 19th Massachu-
setts Volunteers in the Civil War and the 6th Massachusetts regi-
ment, Spanish- American War; Col. H. O. Kent, '54; Commander
Stockton, U. S. N. of the U. S. Naval College; Pres. Allan D. Brown
of the University and Capt. H. W. Hovey, U. S. A., commandant.
Rev. H. F. Hill acted as toast master. President Brown gave an
able address on the work of the alumni and the needs of " N. U."
Col. H. O. Kent, '54, gave many reminiscences on the cadet life of
Admiral Dewey. The other speakers were Commander Stockton,
Colonel Rice and Captain Hovey. The officers elected were : N. L.
Sheldon, president; George G. Thomas, secretary; and Wright
S. Prior, '89, treasurer.

The twelfth reunion was held at Hotel Brunswick, ^larch
8, 1900. About thirty alumni were present. The guests were:
President Brown of the Universit}^, Hon. B. F. Spaulding, '77,
and Gen. W. A. Bancroft, trustee of the University. N. L. Sheldon,
president of the association, gave an eloquent address on the work
of the alumni. Congressman Spaulding also gave an address on
the work of the Uni^'ersity and on education in general. Addresses
were also made by President Brown, General Bancroft and W. R.



524 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

Cutter, '68. E. W. Clarke, '92, read an original poem entitled,
"The Engineer.'' The officers elected were: N. L. Sheldon, '84,
president; E. W. Clark, '92, secretary; and ^^^ S. Prior, '89, treasurer.

The thii'teenth reunion was held at Young's Hotel, February
15, 1901. Nearly thirty members Avere present. l^resident
Sheldon acted as toast master and gave a brief address on the work
of Captain Partridge and the alumni. Speeches were made by Dr.
Charles F. Kingsbiu'y, '51; William R. Cutter, '68; Rev. Howard F.
Hill, '67, and Charles M. Reed, '67. The officers elected were:
president, N. L. Sheldon, '84; secretary, E. W. Clark, '92; and
treasurer, J. Albert Plolmes, '95.

The fourteenth annual reunion was held at Young's Hotel,
February 21, 1902. Thirt}'-one members were present. Presi-



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