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Bishop of the Diocese of Maine, and
there, for over fifteen years, he labored
with marked success. His upright
character, his executive ability, and
his steadfast labor accomplished much
for his diocese, and his death leaves
a void that it will be difficult to fill.
He was given the honorary degree of



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S.T.D. by Trinity College in 1900 and
by Bishop's College at Lenoxville,
Canada, in 1904. Only three weeks
before his death he was married at
Bar Harbor to Miss Margaretta
Biddle Porter, and while on his wed-
ding journey he was stricken with
severe brain trouble and removed to
a Boston hospital where he died. A
man of rare intellectual accomplish-
ments and charm of manner he will be
sadly missed by his Classmates, and
to his diocese, where he had wrought
so well, his loss will be well-nigh ir-
reparable.

1883.

Frqdebick NiCHOLB, See.,
2 Joy St., BoatOD.
John Chandler died on Aug. 15, at
Chicago, HI. The son of John and
Anna (Perkins) Chandler, he was
bom in Boston, April 18, 1862, and
prepared for College at Chauncey
Hall School, where he was in the class
with Kikkawa, A. G. Weeks, and
W. C. Winslow. After graduation, in
September, 1883, he entered the em-
ploy of Warren & Co., steamship
agents, of Boston, with whom he re-
mained connected until 1897. Since
that time* he had acted as agent for
various business enterprises, chiefly
in the West, having his headquarters
for the most part in Chicago. He was
married, April 4, 1888, to Lucy Brig-
ham Foster, who, with a son and
daughter, survives him. His son,
John Chandler, Jr., graduated from
Yale in the Class of 1912. His daugh-
ter, Dorothy, was married, in June,
1912, to J. Sloat Fassett, Jr., of New
York. — At the nineteenth meeting
of the Associated Harvard Clubs,
held at the Palace Hotel, San Fran-
cisco, Aug. 21, the following '83 men
were present: C. M. Belshaw, G. B.



Dewson, R. B. Ennis, W. O. Edmands,
M. W. Haskell, F. E. Jennison, Ed-
ward Kent, D. I. Mackie, A. W. Pol-
lard, Osgood Putnam, and A. K.
Stone. This was the largest repre-
sentation from any Class down to the
1900's. Dewson, Mackie, Pollard,
and Stone, with their wives, were
passengers on the steamer Finland,
which went through the Canal. Pol-
lard went on to Japan, and writes the
Secretary, on a card embellished with
Japanese characters of his own con-
struction, that he has enjoyed meet-
ing "Our Baron Kikkawa." — Prof.
C. H. Grandgent has been appointed
Exchange Professor at the Sorbonne,.
and will devote the first half of the
year to his duties there. — C. P..
Perin, who returned in August after
a year in India, is considering a prop-
osition to go back to that country
for a term of years and associate him-
self with the Tata Iron Co., which he
has been instrumental in building up.

1884.

^ T. K. CuMMiNB, Sec.,

70 State St.. BoBton.

Rev. Charles T. Billings has re-
signed as rector of the First Unitarian
Church in Lowell, where he has been
established since Sept. 18, 1896, and
on Dec. 1, 1915, he will become rector
of the Belmont Congregational- Uni-
tarian Church, Belmont. — Rev.
S. A. Eliot, who is a member of the
United States Board of Indian Com-
missioners, presided at th« 33d Lake
Mohonk Conference on the Indian
and other dependent peoples, which
was held in October. — Nathaniel
Cushing Nash died in Boston Oct. 10,
1915, after an illness of many months.
He was bom in Boston April 4, 1862,
the son of Nathaniel Cushing and
Lucy Turner (Briggs) Nash. He pre-



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pared for college at the private school
of Mr. and Mrs. David Mack, Bel-
mont, and at Mr. G. W. C. Noble's
school in Boston. After graduating
with the Class, he was a special stud-
ent at Harvard during the academic
term of 1885-86, taking a course in
history and political economy. Dur-
ing the years 1891 and 1892 he took a
course of study in botany in the Grad-
uate School, receiving the degree of
A.M. at Commencement in 1892.
After that he devoted himself prin-
cipally to the care of his own prop-
erty, engaging also in a variety of out-
side interests. He always felt a keen
interest in the Botanic Garden, and
for many years served on the com-
mittee appointed by the Overseers to
visit that institution. He served also
on the Committee on Botany, acting
for several years as its Chairman. He
gave to the University the botanical
lecture-room, which was named, in
memory of his father N. C. Nash.
His recreations were yachting, fish-
ing, shooting, and hunting big game.
He was an expert rifle shot and gave
much attention to the sport, being a
director and president of the Mas-
sachusetts Rifle Association. He was
a director of the Cambridge Trust
Company from the time it was found-
ed and for several years held the posi-
tion of president of the company. He
had been a director at different times
in a number of other corporations and
was a member of many clubs, pa-
triotic associations, and societies. He
was married in Arlington, June 26,
1884, to Nellie Munro, daughter of
Nehemiah Munro and Mary Eliza-
beth (Fiske) Fessenden. His wife and
one son, Nathaniel Cushing, who was
bom June 19, 1885, survive him. An-
other son, Edward Fessenden, bom
March 14, 1892, died Aug. 19, 1894.



His son Nathaniel graduated at Har-
vard with the degree of A.B. in 1907,
and from the Harvard Law School in
1911 with the degree of LL.B. He is
now practising his profession in Bos-
ton.

1885.
H. M. WiLLiAiiB, See.,
16 Stote St.. Boston.
Hon. G. D. Cushing was defeated
in the primaries by a small plurality
for the nomination for Governor of
Massachusetts on the Republican
ticket. He presided at the Republi-
can Convention in Boston Oct. 2. He
is one of the directors of the Massa-
chusetts Tax Association. — Two '85
men have been appointed by Secre-
tary Daniels on the Naval Advisory
Board, Prof. A. G. Webster, nomi-
nated by the American Mathematical
Society, and B. B. Thayer, by the
American Institute of Mining Engi-
neers. — J. J, Storrow gave a bar-
becue on his grounds at Lincoln in
October, the proceeds of which were
devoted to several war charities. —
J. B. Newhall is one of the Protective
Committee of the Boston & Maine
minority stockholders. — C. W. Birt-
well has given up sociological work
as a livelihood and associated himself
with J. A. Schweinfurth, architect,
58 State St., Boston, in a business
capacity. — C. G. Parker has been
appointed by the New Jersey courts
receiver of the Rock Island Co. of
New Jersey and of the International
Mercantile Marine Co. in New Jer-
sey. — H. M. WUliams is treasurer
of the Judge H. H. Baker Memorial.
— Col. F. S. BUlings has purchased a
winter residence in Milton. His legal
residence continues to be at Wood-
stock, Vt. — O. R. Hansen has built
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land on Puget Sound, near Seattle. —
E. L. Dorr attended the PlatUburg
Camp for business men in August. —
R. S. Bickford has associated himself
with the Nevada Winemucca Gold
Mine of which V. C. Alderson is
President. — A memorial of R. S.
Gorham, attractively printed and
bound» has been prepared and dis-
tributed among his friends.

1886.

The following changes of address
should be noted: J. F. McClure,
R.F.D. 89, Brookfield Center, Ct.;
W. W. Bruner, 180 Perry St., Oakland,
Cal.; Gilbert Tompkins, 863 Lexing-
ton Ave., New York City.; J. B.
Harris, 111 Devonshire St., Boston;
£. B. Jennings, 15 Lincoln St., Exeter,
N.H. — There were in attendance at
the San FVandsoo meeting of the As-
sociated Clubs the following members
of '86: W. W. Bruner, D. H. Coolidge,
P. L. Campbell P. R. Frothingham,
J. H. Huddleston, E. T. Lee, G. B.
Somers, W. H. Slocum. — A. A. Glea-
son announces a new partnership in
which there are associated with him
J. J. Higgins and W. M. Mclnnes,
with offices at 60 State St., Boston.
— Howard Taylor has just returned
from the other side where he spent
some time in France and Engknd. —
Dr. E. H. Nicholls writes as follows
of his work abroad: " The so-called
Harvard Surgical Unit, in reality the
Second Harvard Surgical Unit, the
earlier one being sent to the American
Ambulance hospital, was undertaken
because of a request sent from the
British War Office, through Sir Wil-
liam Osier, with the approval of
Robert Bacon, to the President of
Harvard University, asking if Har-
vard would provide a staff for a British
base hospital. A similar request was



sent to Johns Hopkins and to Col-
umbia Universities. At a meeting held
in New York in the latter part of
April, with representatives from the
three universities, it was agreed that
the three universities would provide
a staff for a British base hospital for
at least six months. Harvard to take
the first three months. It was del-
egated to me to organise Harvard's
contingent. This contingent con-
sisted of 84 medical officers and 75
nurses. The medical officers were
drawn, with three exceptions, from
greater Boston, and all were gradu-
ates of the Harvard Medical School,
and more than half were professors or
other officers of instruction in connec-
tion with the Harvard Medical School.
The nurses were drawn from the train-
ing schools of eastern Massachusetts.
The entire party left New York, June
27, for the three months' service, and
after a delay of ten days in London for
equipment, the contingent went to a
British base hospital, not far from Bou-
logne, and was put in charge of a 1000-
bed military hospital. The work was
the usual army work, including about
one third medical cases. The work was
chiefly infected wounds and the re-
moval of foreign bodies, mostly shrap-
nel. Various clinical reports will be
made by the members of this party
later. The work, on the whole, was
very creditably performed. The Unit
obtained an enviable reputation.
Notable in the work was the work of
the dental men, and the head dental
man, with two assistants, still re-
mains in France in charge of a cen-
tral dental infirmary, to which all
fractured jaw cases are sent, for so-
called reconstruction work. The work
was extremely interesting, not only
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the point of human interest. Forty of



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the noraes are now remaining in the
same hospital. Harvard is now plan-
ning to send on another contingent
to fill up the gaps of the first line, and
the organisation of that party is now
under way.'* — Two days after sending
in the notes above. Dr. J. H. Huddle-
•ton, secretary of the Class, died in
New York City of pneumonia on Oct.
30. A notice will appear later.

1887.
G. P. FuRBKB, See,,
344 South Station. Boston.
George Perkins Kiuipp was born in
Bitlis, Turkey, June IS, 1868; grad-
uated from Harvard College in 1887;
from Hartford Theological Seminary
in 1890; ordained to the Christian
ministry and appointed missionary of
the American Board in 1800; married
July 2, 1890, to Miss Anna J. Hunt of
Barre; served in Bitlis 1890-96, Con-
stantinople 1896-97, Harpoot and
Bitlis, 1897-1914; died in August, 1915.
He leaves a wife and four children, all
of whom are in this country. Knapp
was 25 years a missionary in Turkey.
His father and mother were mission-
aries before him; and all the tragic ex-
periences through which he passed
were not able to drive him from the
distracted people to whom he had de-
voted his life. After spending six years
in Bitlis, he was arrested on a wholly
false charge of inciting sedition, was
made a prisoner in his own house,
where his enemies watched him so
closely that for weeks he dared not
show himself at door or window. It
was intended to deport him from
Turkey, but with great courage and
persistence he asserted his right of
having a trial at Constantinople.
This brought a stay in the proceed-
ings. For ten years from 1899 Knapp
was in Harpoot, where he did much to



improve the agricultural and indus-
trial conditions, and to relieve the
oppressed people. He died in Diar-
bekir some time during August of this
year from causes which are not yet
known. But his sympathy for the
Armenians and his activities in their
behalf make it seem dear that in some
way his death is to be connected with
the atrocities which are now being
perpetrated upon the Armenian peo-
ple. His loyalty to the cause to which
he gave himself was noble and com-
plete.

1888.

G. L. PniiiiFBB, See.,
413 Banirter's HaU. BoMoa.
Charles M. Cabot died suddenly at
Beverly Sept. 5. He had not been in
good health during the summer, but
his condition was improving and his
friends were very hopeful. Aug. 8 he
had withdrawn from the firm of
Moors & Cabot, of which he had long
been a member. Cabot had served
the Class with great skill and fidelity
as Class Treasurer and as Treasurer
of the Special 85th Anniversary Fund.
Besides the cares of his regular busi-
ness he had in recent years been able
to devote much energy, perhaps too
much for his own well-being, to phil-
anthropic and charitable objects.
To the general public he is perhaps
best known for his successful cam-
paign to obtain better working condi-
tions for the employees of the U.S.
Steel Corporation. — H. L. Mason has
been elected president of the Cecilia
Society of Boston, a long-established
organisation of high rank, devoted
to choral music. — E. R. Thayer died
Sept. 14 at Boston. It is planned to
have a suitable memorial prepared by
the Class at a later date. A memoir
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— Charles S. Hervey is deputy comp-
troller of New York City, — W. S.
Mills published in April last a book on
The PraeUee of Medicine.

1890.

Joseph W. Lund, 8ee,p
84 State St., Boston.
Robert F. Herrick has been ap-
pointed head coach of the Harvard
crews.

1891.

A. J. Gabckau, See.,
12 Aflhburton Pi., Boston.
The Secretary has sent various
communications to his classmates.
Those who have not paid attention to
his earnest appeals for assistance in the
Class Report should do so at once.
Also those who have not had their
pictures taken most do so at once,
otherwise the Report will be so de-
layed that the Secretary will not be
able to fulfil his part of the agree-
ment mentioned in his circulars dated
Oct. 15 and 85. Your cooperation is
absolutely necessary. — The Class
Committee has added to the Boston
Committee for the 25th Anniversary
Fund Rev. Henry B. Washburn, and
to the Middle West Committee, Murry
Nelson, Jr. Arthur V. Woodworth
has been appointed Chairman of
Conmiittee on Entertainment of
Wives and Children of Members. —
Frauds G. Caffey made an address
before the Alabama State Bar Asso-
ciation at Montgomery on the United
States Cotton Futures Act. — Frau-
ds Rogers has been appointed In-
structor in Singing in the Yale School
of Music. — Frederick G. Morgan
went to London again during the sum-
mer, but has returned to his home
at Aurora, Cayuga County, N.Y. —
Prof. Angelo Hall has published a



pamphlet on Songe of Love and War.
— J. R. linlay is a collaborator with
other mining engineers in the pub-
lication of the Rules and Regulations
for Metal Mines, of the Department
of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, at
Washington. — Regis H. Post, former
Governor of Porto Rico, has been at
the Plattsburg camp this summer. —
John Lockwood Dodge has been giv-
ing exhibitions in bronco busting at
American Falls, Idaho. — V. Sydney
Rothschild has been living abroad for
some time. He now represents the
Big Four Packing House in Genoa,
Italy, retaining his association with
a stock-brokerage office in New
York. — Frederick W. Burlingham
has renounced his stock-brokerage
office and is now established as a life
insurance counselor at 821. Corn Ex-
change Bank Bldg., Chicago. — Gib-
son T. Williams has been for some
time in Germany. His address is The
Deutsche Bank, Munich, but he is
living at Oberammergau. — Rev.
Henry Phipps Ross is at Rossmont,
Chamcook, St. Andrews, New Bruns-
wick. — H. J. George is with the
Miscoe Spring Water Company at
Mendon. — The address of Edward
L. Baker is 1508 Sheridan Road,
North, Lake Forest, HI. — Members
representing the Class of 1891 on the
S.S. Finland through the Panama
Canal to San Frandsoo for the meeting
of the Assodated Harvard Clubs were
Rev. Minot Simons and Andrew
Oliver. At San Frandsco they met
Dr. William H. Alien, Nicholas Long-
worth, Lewis K. Morse, Alfred Sutro,
Rev. James R. Jenkins, Charles W.
Willard, Torrey Everett, Charles R.
Detrick, and William J. Farquhar.
The Secretary received a pleasant
telegram from these representatives
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the late Harvey H. Baker have re-
cently aent out a communication for
subscriptions toward a fund in mem-
ory of our classmate " To Promote
the Efficiency of the Juvenile Courts of
Massachusetts." The purpose of this
fund is, first, to publish a study of
Judge Baker's life and work; second,
through lectures and publications, to
bring to the attention of the public
the latest results of juvenile court
progress, whether here or elsewhere;
third, to foster and develop the work
which had become such a large part
of Judge Baker's life. Subscriptions
may be sent to Henry M. Williams,
16 SUte Street, Boston. — B. A.
Gould has published a book. The Wat
Thoughts of an Opiimui.

1892.

Prof. A. R. Benxer, Sec,,
Andover.
T. W. Lamont was elected presi-
dent of the Associated Harvard Clubs
at the annual meeting in San Fran-
cisco. — The following members of the
Class attended the Plattsburg Camp in
August: W. W. Churchill, J. Codman,
N. L. Francis, J. W. Ganson, H. T.
King, P. L. Spaldmg, T. C. Tebbets,
C. C. Walker, F. N. Watriss, A. M.
White, A. Woods. — Joseph Allen was
recently elected to the Common Coun-
cO of White PUins, N.Y. — W. D.
Orcutt's latest novel is entitled The
Bachelors (Harper k Brothers).

1893.

S. F. Batchbldbb, Sec.,
721 Tremont Bldg., Boston.

Edward Heman Carpenter died of
Bright's disease at Castine, Me., Oct.
3, 1915. He was bom at Chicago,
March 28, 1870, the son of George
Nathaniel and Agnes Anthea (Wil-
liams) Carpenter. His family, which



was of old Vermont stock, soon re-
turned to New England, and settled
in Brookline. He fitted at the high
school there, and entered Harvard in
1889, as a regular member of '93. For
seven years after graduation he fol-
lowed his father's business in the Mass.
Mutual Life Ins. Co. He took an
active part in the civic and religious
life of Brookline, serving on commit-
tees and holding various offices in
the First Parish Church and the Re-
publican town organisation. In Octo-
ber of 1900, on two days' notice, he
removed to Castine, to take sole own-
ership and management of a twine and
netting factory, which he called the
" Castine Line & Twine Co." Here
he remained till the end of his life. He
built up this business to large propor-
tions,* and sent his fishing-lines from
Newfoundland to the Pacific Coast.
Again he entered vigorously and help-
fully into the life of his community,
as secretary of the Republican town
committee, superintendent of schools,
president of the local board of trade,
etc. He was always much interested
in boys' clubs, and was president of
the " Castine Fraternity " of young
men. He keenly enjoyed out-of-door
sports, especially tennis, and the
healthy simple life of a Maine coast
town. His temperament was genial
and buoyant, his friends many, his
work honest and well done, his avoca-
tions useful to his day and genera-
tion, and his record a credit to the
Class. In January, 1895, he married
Lillian Saunders Cummings, of Brook-
line, who, with three children, sur-
vives him. — Guy Stevens Callender
died of cerebral hemorrhage Aug. 8,
1915, at Indian Neck, Conn. He was
bom Nov. 9, 1865, at Hart's Grove,
O., whither his father, Robert Foster
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family town of Sheffield. His mother,
Ivis Winslow, was a descendant of
the Winslows of Plymouth Colony.
Brought up on the farm, he longed for
a college training, and finally worked
his way through Oberlin, graduating
in 1891. Unsatisfied, he came the
next year to the Harvard Graduate
School, where he experienced, as he
used to say, the great awakening of
his life. He received the A.B. in 1894,
" as of 1893 "; at the same time he
took the A.M. After further study he
took his Ph.D., on a thesis in Eco-
nomics, in 1897. Meantime he gave
the courses in Political Economy at
Wellesley, and from 1897 to 1900 was
an instructor at Harvard, conducting
a course which he himself created, in
American Economic History. In the
latter year he was called to Bowdoin
as Professor of Political Economy,
and in 1903 took up the same work at
the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale,
which proved to be his permanent
post. His specialty was the American
history of his subject, and in it he be-
came the leading authority. His books
and his contributions to Die Quarterly
Jovmal of Economies have been
called condensed masterpieces. His
courses for graduate students in par-
ticular were the admiration of every
man who took them. His enormous
fund of facts, the skill with which he
presented them, the acuteness of his
mental processes, his inflexible hon-
esty and sincerity, the generosity with
which he shared the fruits of his labors
with his colleagues, his untiring energy
and vitality, made him an ideal
teacher. Though he was "a singularly
detached intellectual force, pursuing
truth for its own sake, never dis-
tracted by personal interest, fearing
no condemnation, seeking no favor,'*
yet he was an intensely human and



inspiring companion, full of courage
and hearty good-fellowship — a manly
man. In spite of increasing illness he
spared himself at no point where he
could aid the College, his last contri-
bution being a large share in the plans
for the new business courses at Shef-
field. And thus he wore himself out in
harness for his beloved work. In June,
1904, he married Harriet Rice, of
Cambridge, who, with one son, sur-
vives him. — Gilbert Fnmeis Ordway
was killed by a fall while climbing
Mt. Rainier in Washington, Aug. 19,
1915. He was bom at Dorchester,
Feb. 26, 1870, the son of George Fran-
cis and Julia Maria (Gilbert) Ordway.
He fitted at the Dorchester High and
entered Harvard with the Class of
'94. Completing his course in three
years, he joiiled '98 as a senior. He
then studied law at Boston Univer-
sity, receiving his LL.B. in 1896. He
entered active practice with I. R.
Clark, of Boston, and later became a
partner with him, under the title of
Clark & Ordway. Here he continued
till his death, announcing " no
change " in each successive Class Re-
port. From 1899 to 1908 he was an
instructor in the Boston University
Law School. During the earlier years
of his practice he took part in Repub-
lican politics, as a member of the Bos-
ton City Committee and the State
Committee, and also as a campaign
speaker. His professional work, how-
ever, became increasingly arduous,
and of late years absorbed all his time
and interest. His vacations were
spent in walking and mountaineering
trips; he became an experienced ama-
teur alpinist, so that his death was
peculiarly unexpected and regrettable.
In June, 1907, he married Gertrude
S. Worthington, of Caldwell, N.J.,
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18M.
£. K. Rand, Sec.,
107 Lake Viow Ave.. Cambridge.
Alkn Bradshaw Fay died in Wash-
ington, July 5, after an operation for
appendicitis. He prepared for college
at the Friends' School and the High
School of Washington. After obtain-
ing the degrees of A.B. and A.M., he
spent two years on a California ranch
for the sake of his health, and then
was appointed instructor and later
Professor at Gallaudet College; in the
noble profession of teaching the deaf,
he won notable success. He was an
efficient member of the Washington
Harvard Club, serving since 1909 as
Secretary of its Scholarship Com-
mittee. He was also Secretary of the



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