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tea at Standish Hall in Cambridge in the
afternoon, and a dinner at the Union
Club in the evening. At the dinner 59
members were present. Howard Towns-
end presided, A. L. Hansoom read a
poem, and among the speakers were
A. B. Hart, Sherrard Billings, and C. G.
Washburn. — Russell Bradford is one
of the editors of the University of Vir-
ginia AUmwi Newe, — W. G. L. Taylor
has received from the University of
Nebraska the honorary degree of LL.D.

1881.

Rev. J. W. SuTBB, Sec^
Hotel Puritan, Boston.
There were about 40 at the dinner at
the University Club the night before
Commencement. Atkinson presided.
There were informal speeches, by Bran-
degee and others. — At the meeting at
21 Holworthy, Commencement Day,
memorials were presented of those who
have died during the year, — six in all,
— D. R. SladOf J. R. HowOf Lane,
Guild, Harvey, and Stetson. — The
Class welcomed three sons of *81, Rey
nolds, Sanger, and Ballon. A fourth,
Watson, was abroad, having been with
the Ambulance Corps in France. Wood's
nephew, like the rest of the Class of
1915, was also welcomed.



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2 Joy St..

Fifty men sat down on the evening of
June 9S, to one of the most tnooeaaf ul of
our mf onnal dinners. Prof. J. R. Brack-
ett presided, and the smging of S. Cool-
idge^ Codman, Dorr, Hamlin, Sollxvan,
and our leaser songbirds was a particu-
larly enjoyable feature. The beautiful
table decorations were thoogfatfuOy and
lavishly supplied by A. C. Bunage in the
8hi4>e of "eighty-three" dosen canuk
tions from his greenhouses. Prof. C. H.
Grandgent, who had been elected Ptesi-
dent of the«. B. K. the day before, nat-
urally dianissed "Education," whidi he
illustrated and illuminated by his spedal
brand of deplorably amusing anecdotes.
Hon. C. S. Hamlin gavea most interest-
ing and instructive talk on matters ol
high financf, and the world rhangps and
war currents incident to oar new position
as a crecfitor nation. J. F. Moors ad-
dressed his "disfranchised" classmates,
and sp«ke of the almost hopdess diffi-
culty experienced by educated men in
making th^ influence felt and their
ideals tell in municipal government. J.
R. CooHdge discussed "Military Pre-
paredness,*' and Joseph Lee discoursed in
lus vigorous and entertaining fariiioii
upon tile work he has tried to accom-
plish as a member of the Boston School
Board. —Angell Boss Babbitt died of
heart cBsease at his home in Media,
Pa., in the latter part of May. The son
of Thomas Hathaway and Mary Smith
(Boss) Babbitt, he was bom at Burrill-
ville, R.I., August 21, 1859, and pre-
pared for College at the Worcester High
School. At Harvard he devoted himself
to the classics, and took both Second-
year honors and final honors in that
subject, ranking thirteenth in the Class
at graduation. Immediately after leav-



mg College he accepted a position as
teacher of Latin and Greek in Swithin
C. Shortlidge's Academy at Media, Pa.,
which office he held until 1891, when he
beeame Classical Master in the De Latt-
er School of Philadelphia where he had
since continued, having become in 1909
Associate Headmaster. He was married,
Sept. 2, 1884^ to Ida L. Adams, who, with
five children, survives him. His oldest
son* Loois Angell Babbitt, graduated
from Harvard in 1907, and received the
degree of A.M. in 1908. Two other sons,
Walter Hathaway and Clarence Ste-
irfien Babbitt, are in the present Senior
and Sophomore classes respectively. —
MttBhall QSenfy) Cnshing died m
New Yoik City on May 11. The son of
David and Mazy Jacobs (Shennan)
Cushing, he was bom at Hingham,
Mardi 11, 1800, and prqmred for Col-
lege at Phillips Bzeter Academy. As an
undergraduate he was widdy popular
and took a large part in the sodal life of
the Class, especially in the Pi Eta Soci-
ety, where his musical and dramatic abil-
ities found congenial exercise. He was
secretary of the AdoocoitCf a member of
the Everett Athemeum, and one of the
first basses in the CoHege Choir. After
graduation he entered the Law Sdiool,
but became interested in newspaper
work and setued down as a correspond-
ent of the Boston Globe, " covering" HaN
vard College, and later became night
editor and "State House Man," serving
for four years in the two capacities. In
November, 1887, he went as private
secretaiy to Congressman Henry Cabot
Lodge, *74, to Washington, where he re-
mained for ten years. He worked as
correspondent for the Boston Advertiser
and Record, the New York Qrap/nc and
Sun, the Philadelphia Press, the Cincin-
nati Times^iar, and other papers, and
in 1889, became private secretary to
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n^ fim poditkn anon^ioiit Oie BmoA-
Km Admixiiftmtioii. In 1803 he becuiie
pvbluhcr and editor oC The Capital, a
weeUy jonrnal of p<^t]CBl and social
gossip, wliidi lie conducted for three
years^ founded the Washington DaUif
Ttrnn, served as manager of the Daiiif
Nem, and also conducted OunUnCt Ma^
taine in New Ywk. In 1807 he finally
removed to the latter city, where he had
since remained. FortwoyearsfromMay,
1000, he was New York manager of the
Natimial AssncJatimi of Manuf actaren^
and for five yean thereafter its general
secretary, managing its office at 170
Broadway, editiAg its magagiiM% AafMri"
can lnduMbri€9, and representing it at
Washington. At the time ol his death he
rep resented, in New Yoik and Washing
ton, a national committee of representa-
tives of employees' otganisataom, was
chairman of the committee on publie
affairs of the Manulacturen' Club of
Philadelphia, and owned and published
its magazine. The MaaaifaehBr^r. He
was married, Dec 25, 1800, to Mn.
Isabel McBride Palmer, uiio survives
him. —- * Charl^a Miffliti HanuniMid
died suddenly of heart disease, at his
home at Vppts Lake, Cal., on June 14.
The son of Gardiner Greene and Eliiap
beth Crowninshield (Mifflin) Hammond,
he was bom at Nahant, Aug. Iw 1861,
and prepared for College at St Paul's
School, Concord, N.H. While at Hai^
vard Hammond was a notable oarsman
and athlete. He was No. and raptain
of our famous Freshman crew, which
won the dass races and defeated Yale
and Columbia; he rowed No. 8 in the
Univnrity Crew in his Sophomore year;
and he was, in his Junior and Senior
years. No. 4 and captain of the Univer-
sity Crews which won the races ol those
years from Yale. His social activities in-
cluded membership in the Forodlian*
Hasty Pudding; and Art Cli^ in the



Institste ^ 1770, and in the St Paul's
and Natmd Histoiy Sodettes. In his
Semor year he also played in the rush
line on the University Eleven. Immedi-
ately alter graduation he went to Cali-
fornia and pmvhased a ranch at Upper
Lake where he had since remained, call-
ing himsdf "a farmer, vin^yaidist, and
orchardist" and devoting his time {win*
dpally to wine and brandy making. He
was accustomed to make an annual visit
to Boston from November to Mardi,
and always made it a point to attend our
Januaiy lunch and spin some wdcome
and interesting "yams." He was a mem-
ber of the Union League Club of Cain
lomia, and an unsuccessful candidate
lor the State Senate in 1806. In April
1807, he was appointed to the Govern-
or's staff, with the rank of lieutenant*
oolood A.D.C., to hold for four years.
He was mairied, Dec, 1888, at Boston,
to Harriet Paine Lee, who survives him.
— The Bev. Edward Cnmmings's son,
B. £. Cummings, delivered one of the
En^Ush parts at Commencement — H.
B. Cabofsson, H. B. Cabot, Jr., lowed
No. 7 in the University Crew. — Bev.
P. S. Grant delivered the Baccalaureate
Semum at the Commencement ezei^-
dses ol the University of the City d
New York. — Hon. Edward Kent re-
ceived the degree of LL.D. on May £6,
from the University of Arisona. — G. B.
If orison has retired from the presidency
ol the Boston Athletic Association, a
position which he has hdd for eleven
years. A reception was given in his honor
on May 20, at the dubhonse, attended
by 600 members, and a watch and chain
were presented to him. Later herecdved
a silver loving-cup as a testimonial from
members ol the different committees ol
the organisation which he has served so
loyally and effidently for 28 years. Mori-
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N. Y. — J. F. Moon received at Conk-
meneement the degree of LL.D., be-
stowed in the following ward&: "J<rfm
Farwell Moon, a reformer who bai
wrou^t reforms deep and lasting in the
school qrstem and dty goveinme&t of
Boston; a man of public q>irit who sedu
no recognition, and wants no reward from
men but toil and strain in serving them."

1884.

T. K. CmofiNB, S^e^

70 State St., Boston.

N. S. Hunting sailed from New York

on June 26 on the steamship Noordam

as a member of the surgical unit whidi

Dr. Wm. Osier asked Harvard to asecm

ble for work with the British army. —

Winthrop Burr is vice-president of the

New York Stock Exchange. ~ & A.

Eliot has again been elected head of

the American Unitarian Association.

1885.

H. M. WlLUAlIB, S«c.»
16 State St.. Borton.
The 80th anniversary celebration wm
much enjoyed by a large number iA men
and their wives. The first gathering was
on Sunday, June 20, for a morning churdi
service at the First Parish Church in
Cambridge. Rev. W. F. Greenman
preached the sermon. This was followed
by a brief reception at President Low-
ell's house and by a luncheon, etc., at the
Oakley Club. All day Monday was spent
in a delightful trip to John E. Thayer's
home in Lancaster, which included an
inspection of his museum of North Amer-
ican birds. A large number attended the
Stadium exercises on Class Day. Wed-
nesday the Class took breakfast at Smith
Hall, then inspected the Widener Li-
brary, made a visit to Prof. Richards at
the Chemical Laboratory, inspected the
new Andover theological buildings,
lunched at the Harvard Union, attended



the ball game, and womid up the day
with the Class diimer. Storrow pre-
sided. Nutter and S. E. Winslow acted
as toastmasters. The Class luncheon
was held on Conmiencement at Harvard
e. A large party attended the Yale races
on Friday. — The 8th Class Report, in-
duding an account of the 80th anniver-
nry celebration, will be issued this f alL
— J. E. Thayer and E. F. Woods were
elected at Commencement members of
the Class Committee to fill vacancies
caused by the death of Mumford and
the resignation of Hansen. — Ckarles
Heath AtUnson died at Brattleborob
Vt., July 10, 1015, after a long ^esa
which incapacitated him for nearly SO
years. He was the son of Edward and
Mary (Heath) Atldnscm and was bom
atBrookl]ne,July2,1862. He attended
the Roxbury Latin School and took his
examinations for College in 1880, but
stayed out a year and entered in the
Class of 1885. In College he was one of
the conspicuous men of the Class and
was third marshal at graduation. He
was prominent in athletics as steward,
secretary, treasurer, and finaSy presi-
dent of the H.A.A. He was a regular
contestant in the running hic^ jump and
the two-handed vault. He held the
intercollegiate record in the former and
the college record in the latter event. His
victories twice helped to win the Mott
Haven Cup for Harvard; and the dass
flag for '85 in his junior year. He was a
member of the A.D., Art Qub, the
H.P.C., and the D.K.E. He was presi-
dent of the Institute of 1770 and a menn
ber of the Advocate and Lampoon boards.
After graduation he spent nearly a year
and a half in the study of mechanical
engineering at the Mass. Institute of
Technology as a member of the Class of
1887. Then his health gave away and he
was forced to live a retired life. The
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home, Cl&estnut Hill, July 22, 1915. —
The addresses are desired of Francb
Brinley Fogg and Abner Z. Bowen. — *
Cowdin, Delano, Johnson, and Williams
with family parties were members of the
Finland shipload to the Associated Haiw
vard Clubs by the way of Panama CanaL
-^ Grafton D. Gushing is candidate for
Republican nomination for Governor of
Massachusetts. — B. B. Thayer is now
vice-president ol the Anaconda Mining
Company. — C. S. Parker has been ap-
pointed receiver of the Rock Island Co.,
the holding company of the Chicago,
Rock Island and Pacific R. R. Co.

1886.

J. H. HUDDLBBTON, SeC.^
146 W. 78th St., New York.
The annual subscription class dinner
was held at the St. Botolph Club, June
£8. Sabine piesided. G. G. Wilson spoke
on certain questions of international
law in connection with the present war;
Nichok told of the organization of the
Harvard surgical unit. The other speak<-
ers were Boyden, Ennis, Frothingham,
Malloiy, and Vogel. Weld and Simmons
did a musical stunt. Besides the "out-
landers" Boyden, Bradley, and Ennis^
from Chicago, and Vogel, from Mil-
waukee, there were present Austin, T.
T. Baldwin, Claflin, Clifford, Codmaa,
Fe8senden,Frothingham, Gleason, Guild,
Hamlin, Harris, Haughton, Hood, P. S.
Howe, W. H. Howe, Kendall, Lyman,
Mallory, Merriam, Moors, Nichols, Pai^
sons. Porter, Pratt, Roberts, Sabine*
Simmons^ Slocum, G. M. Weed, Weld,
Weston, G. G. Wilson, Winter, and G.
M. Woodbury. — PUns for our 80th
reunion next June are under considera-
tion. -«- Nichok is the head of the Har-
vard surgical unit serving in France at
part of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
The unit, 82 surgeons and doctors from
the staff and graduates of the Medical



School, and 75 nurses, sailed for Eng-
land late in June. The term of service
will end Oct. 1. — Haughton is a mem-
ber of the General Committee of the
Refugees' Relief Fund, with headquar-
ters in New York, which is appealing to
members of social and other clubs in the
United States for subscriptions for the
relief of non-combatant war refugees or
Bufferem of any nation.

1887.
G. P. FuBBBB, See,,
844 South Station. Boflton.
The usual informal dinner was held on
Wednesday, June 28, at the Tavern
Club, Boylston PL, Boston: 45 men were
present. A. C. Coolidge gave a very in-
teresting talk on the European situation.
Hollis 7 was open to the Class as usual
on Commencement Day. — Frederic
Shurtleff Coolidge was bom in Boa-
ton, Dec. 19, 1865, and died in New York
May 14, 1915. Fred Coolidge spent more
than six years in medical study before
beginning the active practice of his pro-
fession; a large part of this was at the
Harvard Medical School in Boston; a
little more than a year at the Massa-
chusetta General Hospital, and some-
what less than two years abroad. Dur-
ing all this time, the close contact that
comes from daily intercourse, both social
and academic, revealed always the same
manly characteristics. He was an eager
student; he was persistent and thorou^^
in his method of study. He was never
superficial; never guessed at things, but
worked always to know the facts, not
being satisfied until he knew them no
matter how much time it might require.
He was careful, prompt, and consistent
in attendance, not only upon stated lec-
tures but at clinics, demonstrations, and
the endless other forms of instruction
which go to make up a modem medical
education. His ambition, which was un-
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prommeQoe, wu to be a leader in every-
thing; whether it was study, recreationt
or official position, Coolidge would be
satisfied to be only among the very first.
The men who came from *87 to the Med-
ical School ranged through all the tiers
of social and mental standing. It was
the largest number of men who had ever
come from a single class at Cambridge,
and remained the largest number fbr
many years afterwards. In a short time,
Coolidge was a friend to each one,
whether he had known him well in Cam-
bridge or not. His interest in his neigh-
bor was sincere and sympathetic, and it
was a true human interest, because it
did not in any way interfere with his
rivalry to lead in class standing. Cool-
idge was always cordial and hearty in his
greetings, never too busy to answer a
question, or to refuse a beginning oon*
versation; always willing to discuss, and
to maintain his opinion with argument
if need be, yet always considerate of
another's opinion. This democratic sin-
cerity added to his obvious industry
could not fail to make him a favorite
with scholars and teachers alike, with
those classmates who were not Harvard
men, as well as those who were. When,
after his marriage, he came to Vienna
in '92, these same characteristics if poa*
sible were intensified. At times he would
refuse to go on the regular Saturday
excursion into surrounding mountains
which we all found intensely enjoyable;
giving for an excuse that he must pre-
pare his lectures for Chicago; and at
other times, if, for instance, we went to
the big Bwiamiing*pool on the edge of the
Danube, he would challenge us all to a
swimming race and not be content until
to our surprise he had beaten us all;
and on occasions, which were too in-
frequent, when he went with us to the
opera, his enjoyment of the magnificent
performance in the Royal Opera House



on the Rtngstrasse was always so keen
and so ondisguised that it was a pleasure
to watch his face. At that time, Cool-
idge was in perfect health. He returned
from Vienna in the late autumn, taking
with him our deep regrets and leaving
bdiind an unfilled place. The future
which awaited him seemed one in wfakh
hard work, success, and great kapfMness
would surely be combbed; it would be
impossible to think otherwise. Yet he
had scarcely entered iqxm his career
when disease in a most unexpected form
gripped him, and for the next twenty
years he was doomed to be the victila of
one terrible infection after another; in
spite of operations, of new or old forms
of treatment, of change of habitation,
the resultant curve was always down-
wards; ''one sorrow treads upon an-
other's heels, so fast they foUow." The
progress of sickness was slow but unre-
lenting, the spirit opposed to it always
courageous, always optimistie; if dia-
oouragement came in the ni^t, it had
gone by the morning, and if despair
was ever a visitor, his family and friends
could not discover it. Up to the very
end, Coolidge made plans for the future,
and always with the aim of helping
others by some form of professional ao-
tivity; he would not accept defeat, his
ambition did not leoogniae disMter.
Physicians of mature age gradually come
to believe that no case is so pitiful that
another still more pitiful cannot be
found. But it has seemed to many of us
who knew the whole story, that nothing
we had seen before could be as pathetic
as this; everything possible to live lor;
every facility past and present for work;
all the work uming at the relief of sof-
fering; a spirit that could not be re-
pressed, that would not be defeated,
doomed to two decades of unoompUin-
ing invalidism; and at last, alter a seem-
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meetiiig with a smile the vnieen enemy
lie had repelled so long, the laggard, bat
now kindly and almost welcome Death.
Such a life leaves only a heritage el hifjtk
pride mito his family, and gives to *8T
the tradition of a classmate who lived
and made real the pure idealism of Co^
lege Youth to the utmost degree^ who
fought the good fight undismayed, the
Happy Warrior, to the iMUer end. -
J. B. B., '97.

1888.

G. R. Tvuanst, Sec^
412 Baimter's Hall, Boston.
E. A. Haniman has published in
pamphlet form an address delivered be*
fore the Bar Asaodation of the State of
Connecticut, entitled ** Efficient in the
Administration, of Justice.*' — B. R.
Thayer has published in pamphlet form
an address delivered on Jan. 25 last b^
fore the Law Asaodation of Philaddphia,
entitled "Judicial Administration.** *-<v.
B. Leighton has been appointed a mem-
ber of the N.H. Board of Forestry Com-
missioners. — R. H. Van Deman, Major
4ji U.S. Army, has been ordered to duty
in Washington on the General Staff. •—
Jobm R. Eldridge died at Berkeley,
CaL, Mi^28. He was bom at Milf oid,
Sept. 19, 1864, and prepared for College
at PhiU^ Andover. After graduatioa he
studied medicine in San Fhmcisoo^ and
subsequently practised in that city,
Fresno, and Berkeley. His professional
work had centred on nenious and mental
diseases, and he was an enthusiastic
student of pqrchology and its bearing on
nervous and mental troubles. He mar-
fied Miss Imogene Rowell at San Fnat-
cisook Nov. 85, 1895. She survives him
with a son and daughter. Because of the
distance from CambridgCb Eldridge had
never been able to attend reunions sub-
sequent to his graduatiottk He has kept
in touch with the Ckss» and tiie Secv»-



taxy has firom time to time received cor-
dial letters from him.

1889.

Hon. Chaslbb Wabbbn, See.,
Dept. of JuatioSb Washington, D.C.
W. R. Bigelow's address is Old South
Bldg., Boston.— -J. B. Crocker's home
address is Chatham. — £. C. Pfeiffer's
home adflress is Box 125, West Alham-
bra, Cal. — The informal Class dinner
at the University Club, Boston, Wed-
nesday evening, June 28^ 1915, was a
great success. The Class Secretary,
Charies Warren, presided, and the fol-
lowing 48 were present: Bigdow, Brew-
ster, Brooks, Bunker, Burdett, Burr,
Caner, Coulson, Darling, Durfee, Good-
win, Grew, Hall, Hathaway, High,

A. D. Hodges, W. T. Hodges, Holliday,
Isham, Jennings, Joline, Latimer, Mar-
vin, Majmadier, Moore, Morgan, Morse,
Newell, Ohnstead. J. S. Phdps, Potter,
Prescott, Raymond, Reynolds, M. W.
Richardson, Ropes, Saltonstall, Shuman,
Stone, Storrow, Taylor, P. W. Thayer,
Townsend, Trafford, C. Warren, Weaver^

B. C. Wdd, Whitney. — W. R. Bigdow
has become a member of the law firm of
Moulton, Loring & Bigdow, in Boston.
— J. B. Crocker retired from business,
July, 1914. He writes that he has "sold
the old farm and now has a house by the
sea at Chatham, where the same old
rules in regard to '89 men still apply." —

C. E. Curry wrote in April: "One thing
I am quite sure of is that Germany, or
at least Bavaria, where I am residing,
ndther sought nor expected the present
war. On the 26th of July we hdd our
last regatta of the Munich week on the
Ammer^ee, and among those who at-
tended on the small steamer that accom-
panied the regatta was the present King
of Bavaria. During the whole race his
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ftnd it was not imtU the regatta was en-
tirely over, on our way back across the
lake, that I ventured to refer to the
trouble then brewing between Austria
and Serbia, upon which he gave me to
understand that he had not the least
apprehensions about the misunderstand-
ing between the two countries. Every
one I met here at the time felt the same>
and I mention this only to show how
little concerned we all were about the
future, the best proof that we had neither
sought nor expected war." — R. N. Dur-
f ee has been elected director of the First
National Bank of Fall River and of the
B. M. C. Durfee Safe Deposit and Trust
Company; also trustee of the B. M. C.
Durfee High School — £. C. Pfeiffer
has sent his address (see above) and is
no longer in the "Lost Men*' list. — W.
H. Siebert is President of the Ohio His-
tory Teachers' Association, has been
elected member of the National Insti-
tute of Social Sciences, and a correspond-
ing member of the Loyal Society of Can-
ada. — C. M. Thayer has formed a law
partnership with Frank C. Smith and
George A. Gaskill as Thayer, Smith %t
GaakiU.

1890.

J. W. Lund, Sec,,
84 State St., Boston.
The Ckiss celebrated its 25th anni-
versary from June 19 to 25. The head-
quarters were opened at the Copley-
Plaza Hotel on Sunday, June 20, where
members of the Class and their wives
and guests registered as they arrived.
A luncheon was served, and at 8 o'clock
the Class went to Cambridge to the
Phillips Brooks House, and at 5.80 had
services at Appleton Chapel. After the
services the Class was received by Presi-
dent and Mrs. Lowell at their home, and



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