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15, 1915.

1897. Horace Binney to Harriet Cun-
ningham, at Hubbardston, S^t.
18, 1915.

1898. Alexander Hamilton Rice to
(Mrs.) Eleanor EUdns Widcner,
at Boston, Oct. 7, 1915.

[1896.] William Stackpole to Florence
Helen Williams, at New York,
Sept. 85, 1915.

1900. Carl Shepard Oakman to Harriet
Brooks, at San Antonio, Tezasi,
Oct 80, 1915.

[1900.] Cecil Hamelin Taylor to Myrto

Camille Garland, at New Haven,

Conn., Sept. 8, 1915.
[1900.] Parker Whitney to Louise Car^

penter, at San Francisco, Cal.,

May 14, 1915.

1901. Richard Bishop to Alice Rosa-
mond Corcoran, at Brighton,
Sept. 16, 1915.

1908. Augustus Samuel Beatman to
Frances Elisabeth Wimmer, at
Minden, Neb., July 89, 1915.

1908. Charles Whitney Gilkey to Geiv



aldine Gunsaulus Brown, at Hins-
dale, lU., July 86, 1915.

190S. William Charles McDermott to
Anna Cecelia Cavanagh, at Dor-
chester, Oct 18, 1915.

190S. Gardner Biown Perry to Eleanor
Frances Twining, at Troy, N.Y.,
Sept 85, 1915.

190S. James Sherman Pitkin to Annie
Lawrence De Forest at New
Haven, Coon., June 19, 1915.

1905. Samuel Martin Dorranoe to Sarah
Weed, at Noroton. Ct., Aug. 4,
1915.

1905. George Fullerton Evans to Clara
Denison Ripley, at Dordiester,
Aug. 19, 1915.

[1905.] George Dunning GribUe to
Yvette Louise Gaucheron, at
Paris, France, 1918.

1905. Edward Chambers Sperry to
Eleanor Marguerite Oenen, at
New York, Sept. 1, 1915.

1905. Charles WeU to Ida Mae Beek-
man. at Boston. Sept 11, 1915.

1907. Arthur Coleman Comey to Eu-
genia Louise Jackson, at Wilming-
ton, Del., Oct. 8, 1915.

1907. Frank Foster Dodge to Anne At-
wood, at Stonington, Conn., Sept
8» 1915.

1907. Ernest James Hall to Alice Clara
Poole, at BrodEton, July 88,
1915.

1908. John George Breslin to Evelyn
Taber, at D<»chester, Oct. 6,
1915.

1906. Sidney Webster Fish to (Mga Wi-
borg, at East Hampton. L.I.,
Sept 18, 1915.

1906. Herman Arthur Mints to Esther

M. Gordon, at Dorchester, Oct

11, 1015.
1906. George Stetson Taylor to Hilda

Dancocks, at Haycroft, Surrey,

Eng., Sept. SO, 1915.

1909. Edward Switier Allen to Minnie



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MtlUer-Iiebenwalde, at Berlin,
Gennany, Aug. 9, 1015.

1900. Lemuel Baimister to Maiy Mun-
roe Faxon, at Quincy, June 88,
1015.

1000. John Tappan Beach to Edith
Mildred Knowlton. at Auburn-
dale, Oct 4, 1015.

1000. William BuUard Durant to Bar-
bara Leighton, at Turners Falls,
Oct. 15, 1015.

1000. Grover Charles Good to Nona
Clements, at Grand Rapids,
Mich., June 12, 1015.

1000. Horace Gray to Katherine Meek-
er, at Chicago, 111., Oct. 16, 1015.

[1000.] Sterne Morse to Maiy Isabdle
Weber, at Columbus, O., Aug. 18,
1015.

1000. Gardner Swan to Maiy Warner.
Penhallow, at Jamaica Plain, Nov.
6, 1015.

1010. Luther Mitchell Ferguson to
Edith Gray, at Brookline, Aug.
10, 1015.

1010. Harlin Albert Sexton to Ora Mae
Howes, at West Springfield, Aug.
18, 1015.

[1010.] William Levi White to Nancy
Bunton Kimball, at Boston, Oct.
17, 1015.

1011. John Joseph Carey to Josephine
Marie Hodgkinson, at Boston,
Oct. 10, 1015.

1011. Julian Locke d'Este to Katherine
Littell WoodhuU, at New York,
Oct. 28, 1015.

1011. Alfred Putnam Lowell to Cath-
erine Hayward Bowles, at Boston,
Oct 16, 1015.

[lOll.] Lawrence McKeever Miller
to Frances Tileston Breese, at
Southhampton, N.Y., Oct. 0,
1015.

1014. Morgan Belmont to Margaret
Frances Andrews, at Newport,
R.I., Aug. 14, 1015.



1014. Grisoom Bettle to Dorothy Ball,

at Boston, Oct. 2, 1015.
1014. William Humphreys Coolidge to

Eleanor Cok at Wenham, Sept.

8, 1015.
1014. Morgan Glover Day to Ruth Van

Buren Hugo, at Boston, Oct 2,

1015.
1014. Theodore Baldwin Pitman to

Doris Jean Bliss, at Boston, Oct.

5,1015.

1014. Boaooe Lambert West to Edith
fiances Richardson, at Millis,
Sept 2, 1015.

1015. Albert Sprague Coolidge to Mar-
garet Stewart Coit, at Lenox,
Sept 22, 1015.

1015. Lionel de Jersey Harvard to May
Barker, at London, Eng., Sept
11, 1015.

1015. ^^lliam Moulton Marston to
Sadie Elisabeth Holloway, at Ar-
lington, Sept. 16, 1015.

[1016.] Andrew Johnson Richard Hel-
mus to Florence Andrews, at
Chioopee, Sept 15, 1015.

S.B. 1008. John Prince Hasen Peny
to Adele Augustine Lloyd, at New
York City, Sept 14, 1015.

S.B. 1008. Frederick Ellis Rice to
Florence Morrison, at St. Louis,
Mo., June 8, 1015.

S.B. 1007. George David Cutler to
Jessie Barr Wright at St Louis,
Mo., Oct 20, 1015.

S.B. 1018. William Henry Capen to
Julia Raymond Schmals, at New-
ton. Sept 14, 1015.

A.M. 1014. Paul Sumner Nickerson to
Edith M. Maoomber, at Benning-
ton, Vt, Sept 1, 1015.

Ph.D. 1018. John Van Home to Mar-
garet Vamey, at Chelsea, Sept.
14, 1015.

M.L.A. 1014. Herbert Wardwell Blan-
ey to Chariotte Greene, at Lowell,
Aug. 15, 1015.



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[December,



LL.B. 1906. Rowland Johnson Hast- 1859.

ings to Eunice Weeks Leach, at

North Bmokfield, Kv^. 10, 1015.
L.S. 1905-1906. Charies CaHahan Mc- ^

CarthytoAnnaCrispinaConnoly, ra858.

at Beverly, Oct. 14. 1915. ^

LL.B. 1909. Edgar Avery Marden to

M. Carita Patten, at Cambridge, 1858.

Sept. 8, 1915.
LL.B. 1912. FVederidc Aloysiufl Carroll

to Maiy Madeline Sheehan, at 1855.

Dorchester, Sept. 22, 1915.
LL.B. 1912. Louis Sherman Headley to

Sylvia Knight, at Brighton, Sept. 1850.

18. 1915.
LL.B. 1918. Leslie Eugene McCuen to

Ruth Carver Forbes, at Brooklyn, ^ 1857.

N.Y., Aug. 24, 1915. *

M.D. 1909. Martin Heydemann to Lil-
lian Adelaide Pelonsky, at Bos- 1858.

ton, Oct. 0, 1015.
M.D. 1911. Fnmk Algar Duston to

Rachel £. Perkins, at Springfield,^ 1802.

Oct. 16, 1915. A

M.D. 1918. Roger Paul Dawson to Mai^

guerite A. Long, at Brookline, 1803.

Oct. 20, 1915.
D.M.D. 1910. Walter James Whelan

to Anna F. Mulvey, at Matta-

pan, Sept. 9, 1915. 1809.



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NECROLOGY.
August 1 to Octobeb 31, 1915.

With some deaths of earlier date, not pre-

vioculy recorded.

Prtpartd by th$ BdUcr of iff Quin^uennitU

Catalogue of Hanard Univorwi^,

Any one having information of the deoeaae 1074
of any Graduate or Temporary Member of *^'*'
any department of the Univereity is asked to
send it to the Editor of the Qimuiuennial
Catalogue, Widener Library, Harvard Univer-
nty, Cambridge, Mass.

(SraHiwtei- ^®^^-

The College,
1850. Francis Charies Foster, b. 17 1870.
Mar., 1889, at Boston; d. at
Cambridge, M Oct., 1915.



Joseph Mansfield Brown, b. 17
Aug., 1831, at Boston; d. at
Washington, D.C., 12 Sept.
1915.

Arthur Theodore Lyman, b. 8
Dec., 188«, at Boston; d.at Wal-
tham, 24 Oct., 1915.
Samuel Savage Shaw, LL.B., b.
10 Oct., 1838, at Boston; d. at
Boston, 24 Sept., 1915.
Willard Flagg Bliss, b. 29 Nov.
1829; d. at Leesburg, Va., 8 Oct.,
1915.

George Zaccfaeus Adams, b. 23
Apr., 1833, at Chelmsford; d. at
Roxbury, 19 Aug., 1915.
John Davis Long, LL.D., b. 27
Oct., 1888, at Buckfield, Me.; d.
at Hingham, 28 Aug., 1915.
Joseph Alden Shaw, b. 4 Jan.,
1890, at Athol; d. at Worcester,
22 May, 1015.

Arthur Reed, b. 13 Aug., 1841, at
Boston; d. at Brooldine, 18 Oct.,
1915.

John William Freeman, b. 7 Oct.,
1842, at Glens FaUs, N.Y.; d.
at Canandaigua, N.Y., 28 Sept,
1915.

William Seal Windle, b. Sept.,
1840, at Fairville, Pa.; d. at
West Chester, Pa., 22 Oct.,
1915.

John Sidney Pfttton, LL.B., b.
24 Nov., 1847, at Dysartville,
N.C.; d. at Morganton. N.C., 10
Aug., 1915.

Frank Eldridge Randall, b. 22
June, 1851, at De Ruyter, N.Y.;
d. at New York, N.Y., 15 Sept,
1915.

^nilard Knowlton Dyer, b. 21
Apr., 1852, at Boston; d. at Bos-
ton, 17 Oct., 1915.
Frederic Henry Kidder, b. 5 May,
1853, at Medfoid; d. at Medford,
13 Oct., 1915.



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1878. Caleb ESmery Gowen, b. 27 Nov.,

1855, at Bozbuiy; d. at Cleveland,

O., 8 Jan., 1014. 1893.

1879. George Frederick Cook, b. 8 Nov.,

1856, at Brookline; d. at Mt
Clemeu, Mich., 14 June, 1915. 1897.

1879. Fnuik Herbert Darnels, M.D.
and A.M., b. 1 Sept., 1856, at
Charlettown; d. at New York, 1896.
N.Y., 80 Oct, 1915.

1880. NatMaynardBrigham,b.8Mar.,

1856, at Sazonville; d. at Hamil- 1898.
ton, O., 9 Aug., 1915.

1881. William Noyes, M.D., b. 6 Nov.,

1857, at Boston; d. at Jamaica 1900.
Plain, 20 Oct., 1915.

1882. Robert Codman, LL.B., b. 80

Dec., 1859, at Boston; d. at Bos- 1908.
ton, 7 Oct, 1915.
1888. John Chandler, b. 18 Apr., 1802,

at Boston; d. at Chicago, lU., 15 1905.
Aug., 1915.

1884. Nathaniel Cuahing Nash, A.M.,
b. 4 Apr., 1862, at Boston; d. at
Cambridge, 10 Oct., 1915. (Kl906.

1885. Charles Heath Atkmson, b. 2 \
July, 1862, at Brookline; d. at
Brattleboro, Vt, 19 July, 1915.

1886. John Heniy Huddleston, M.D. 1908.
and A.M., b. 11 July, 1864, at
Boston; d. at New York, N.Y.,

80 Oct, 1915. 1910.

1887. George Peridns Knapp, b. 13
June, 1863^ at Bitlis, Asiatic
Turkey; d. at Diarbekir, Asiatic
Turkey, about 10 Aug., 1915. 1912.

1888. Charles MiUs Cabot, b. 12 Apr..
1866, at BrooUme; d. at Beverly,
5 Sq>t., 1915.

1888. Esra Bipl^ Thayer, LL.B. and

A.M., b. 21 Feb., 1866, at Milton; 1857.

d. at Boston, 14 Sept, 1915.
1893. Guy Stevens Callender, A.M.,.

Fh.D., b. 9 Nov., 1865, at Harts (1^ 1862.

Grove, O.; d. at New Haven, \

Conn., 8 Aug., 1915.
1898. Edward Heman Caipenter, b. 28 1870.



Mar., 1870, at Chicago, lU.; d. at
Castine, Me., 2 Oct, 1915.
Gilbert Francis Ordway, b. 5
Apr., 1869, at Doreliestsr; d. at
Tacoma, Wash., 19 Aug., 1915.
Frank Taber Bement b. 14 Sept,
1871, at Waver^, la.; d. at Spo-
kane, Wash., 2 S^t, 1915.
George Oakes Tob^, LL.B., b.
24 Sept., 1876, at AugusU, Me.;
d. at Wareham, 11 Aug., 1915.
Allen WaUaoe, b. 13 Feb., 1876,
at New York, N.Y.; d. at Rome,
Italy, 22 June, 1914.
Frederick HaU BeaU, b. 28 Nov.,
1873, at Mt Vision, N.Y.; d. at
Newark, N.J., 17 Oct., 1915.
Charles Robert Cross, LL.B., b.
17 July, 1881, at Roxbuiy; d. at
Dinard, France, 8 Oct, 1915.
WiUiam Ernest Hyde Neiler, b.
22 Feb., 1879, at Philadelphia,
Pa.; d. at Trenton, N.J., 20 Aug.,
1915.

Arthur Campbell Blagden, LL.B.,
b. 22 Apr., 1884, at New York,
N.Y.; d. at Burlington, Vt, 8
Sept., 1915.

George Stetson Taylor, b. 22 May,
1886, at Orange, N.J.; d. at Lon-
don, En«^nd, 19 Oct., 1915.
Jay Spalti Myers, LL.B., b. 7
Nov., 1887, at Pleasantville, U.;
d. near Denver, Colo., 29 Aug.,
1915.

Henry Weston Famsworth, b. 7
Aug., 1890, at Dedham; died in
France, 29 Sept., 1915.

Scientific School,
William Watson, S.B., 1858, b. 19
Jan., 1884, at Nantucket; d. at
Boston, 30 Sept, 1915.
Frederic Ward Putnam, b. 16
Apr., 1839, at Salem; d. at Cam-
brid^, 14 Aug., 1915.
Charles Hallet Wing, b. 5 Aug.,



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1886, at Boston; d. at Brighton,
18 Sept., 1915.

QraduaU School cf Arit and Seienees,
1807. Ray Gi«ene Huling, A.M., b. 15

Oct., 1847, at Ptovidence, R.I.;

d. at Manhfield, 4 Sept., 1015.
1006. John Hamilton Blair, Ph.D., b.

26 July, 1880, at Ithaca, N.Y.; d.

at Cortland, N.Y., 7 Sept., 1015.

Buisey IrutUuHon,
1001. Ogiesby Paul, b. 28 Sept., 1778,
at Philadelphia, Pa.; d. at Bos-
ton. 5 Oct.. 1015.

M^ical School.
1867. David Hunt, b. 21 June, 1845, at

Providence, R.I.; d. at Detroit,

Mich., 15 Sept., 1015.
1872. Archibald Keightly Camithers,

b. 25 Oct., 1885, at Liveipool,

Eng.; d. at Stow, Mass., May,

1014.
1801. Herbert Eugene Knowlton, b. 28

Feb., 1866, at Bdfast, Me.; d. at

San Diego, Cal., 28 Oct., 1015.
1008. John Joseph Hector McAllister,

b. 8 Mar., 1877, at Waltham; d.

at New Bedford, 16 Apr., 1015.

DefOal School,
1885. Charles Eugene EsUbrook, b. 6
Dec., 1856, at Brewer, Me.; d. at
Jacksonville, FU., 16 Sept., 1015.

Law School.
1854. Louis Shissler, b. 80 June, 1828, at

Wilmington, Del.; d. at Chicago,

111., 18 Sept., 1015.
1856. William Jarvis Boardman, b. 15

Apr., 1882, at Boardman, O.; d. at

Washington, D.C., 2 Aug., 1015.
1856. William Charles Thompson, b.

25 Sept., 1882, at Plymouth,

N.H.; d. at Pepperell, 7 June,

1015.



The ColUge,
1848. Coddington Billmgs Funsworth,
b. Sept., 1820; d. at Norwich,
Conn., 5 May, 1807.

1856. Austin Flint, b. 28 Mar., 1886, at
Northampton; d. at New York,
N.Y., 22 Sept., 1015.

1857. William NewhaU Eayn, d. at
Cranford, N.J., 18 Oct., 1015.

1875. John Kidson Woodward, b. 2
Nov., 1858, at New Albany, Ind.;
d. at Warm Springs, Va., in 1015.

1878. Nicolas Penniman Bond, b. 27
Sept., 1855, at Baltimore, Md.;
d. at Blue Ridge Summit, Md.,
21 June, 1015.

1878. Charies Richard Briggs, b. 7
Aug., 1855, at Boston; d. at Bos-
ton, 14 Sept., 1015.

1882. Edward Freeman Wdles, b. 11
Apr., 1860, at Biarrietta, O.; d.
near Juanita Station, Merico^ 18
Aug., 1015.

1888. Frank Clinton Roby, b. 21 May,
1865. at Decatur, 10.; d. at Jadc-
sonville. 111., 24 June, 1014.

1801. (Special) Alonao Rothschild, b.
80 Oct., 1862, at New York. N.Y.;
d. at East Foxboro, 20 Sept.,
1015.

1000. Raymond Andrew Sapp, b. 7
Oct., 1888, at Wyanet, ED.; d. at
SpringvaUey, Dl., 2 June, 1015.

1011. Harold Marion-Crawford, b. 1
Feb., 1888, at Sorrento, Italy; d.
at Givenchy, Italy, in 1015.

1014. Francis Palfrey Motl^,b. 8 Dec.,
1800, at Boston; d. at sea, be-
tween Boston and Portland, Me.,
' 4 Oct., 1015.

ScienHfic S<^u)ol.
1857. Henry Hunt, b. 25 Oct., 1886, at

Abington; d. at Boston, 26 July,

1015.
1850. William A Flagg, b. at Bloom-



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ington. 111.; died in Missouri sev-
eral yean ago.
1868. Samuel Baitlett Shapleigh, b. 3

Feb.» 1844, at LoweU; d. at AU-

Bton, 18 Aug., 1915.
1888. Joshua Hale, b. 8 May, 1860, at

Boston; d. at Newburyport, 15

June, 1915.
1891. Walter Gassett, b. 8 Oct., 1855;

d. at Yokohama, Japan, 18 July,

1915.

Qraduate School cf Arit and Sciences.
1876. Nathan Frederick Merrill, b. at

Chariestown; d. at Burlington,

Vt, M Oct., 1915.
1896. James Mahoney, b. 9 May, 1862,

at Hardwick; d. at Colorado

Springs, Colo., 4 Sept., 1915.



Medical Sdiool.

1847. Aleiander R. Holmes, b. 26 July,
1826, at New Bedford; d. at Can-
ton, 11 Nov., 1894.

1881. John Merrick Bemis, b. in 1860,
at Worcester; d. at Worcester, 22
Sept., 1915.

Veterinary S<^u)ol.
1887. William David Famum,b. 8 Jan.,
1857, at Charies City, la.; d. at
Rockland, Me., 5 July, 1897.

Law School.

1866. Marquis Fayette Dickinson, b.
16 Jan., 1840, at Amherst; d. at
Amherst, 18 Sept., 1915.

1871. Jonah Turner Brakeley, b. 10
Jan., 1847; d. at Lahaway PUnta-
tions, near Bordentown, N.J., 24
Aug., 1915.

1871. John Olin Moore, b. 25 March,
1847, at Indianapolis, Ind.; d. at
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 16
Aug., 1911.

1873. James Robert Dunbar, b. 23 Dec.,



1847, at Pittsfield; d. at Brook-
line, 20 Aug., 1915.

1880. Frank West RoUins, b. 24 Feb.,
1860, at Concord, N.H.; d. at
Boston, 27 Oct., 1915.

1886. John Charles Adams, b. 19 Jan.,
1862, at OakUnd, Cal.; d. at Oak-
land, Cal., 8 Nov., 1918.

1906. Martin Ambrose DrisooU, d. at
Suffem, N.Y., Oct., 1915.

Non-Oradnate Officers.
Alfred Mason Amadon, Aesietani
in Otology, 1907-19U; b. 21 May,
1867, at North Adams; d. at
Saranac Lake, N.Y.. 6 Mar., 1915.
Henry Grosvenor Carey, In-
structor in Singing, 1878-1879;
Instructor in Vocal Music, 187^
188S; b.4 Dec., 1829,at Lempster,
N.H.: d. at West Newton, 4 Apr.,
1905.

Robert Eari Swigart, Lecturer
(Oraduaie School of Medicine),
19U-1915; d. at New Yoric. N.Y.,
28 June, 1915.

UNIVERSITY NOTES.

After several years of distinguished
service as adviser to the King of Siam,
J. I. Westengard this sununer resigned
his position to become Bemis professor
of international law in Harvard. Before
he left Siam the King conferred on him
the Order of the White Elephant, first
class, the highest honor in the gift of
the Siamese Government, and usually
reserved for members of royal families.

Austin W. Scott, LL.B. '09, has been
appointed Acting Dean of the Law
School. He is a graduate of Rutgers
College, was for a year Dean of the Uni-
versity of Iowa Law School, and for the
last two years has been an assistant pro-
fessor in the Harvard Law School.
Arthur D. Hill, '90, is giving Dean
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McLain, '18, who was last year an as-
sistant in Government^ is giving the
lectures in Torts.

An extraordinary and very interestr
ing change has come about in the Medi-
cal School during the past few years,
especially since the standard d admis-
sion was raised. This change has to do
with the parts of the country from which
the School draws its students, and the
figures show that it has become, in con-
sequence, national instead of local in
its service. The first table shows the
districts from which students have been
drawn at intervals of five years; the sec-
ond shows the total registration and the
numbers from Massachusetts during the
last six years.

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100


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128


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115
119
121
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286


1911-12


275


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290


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810


1914-15


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On the evening of Oct. 20 was ob-
served in Sanders Theatre the cen-
tenary of Richard H. Dana, author of
Two Yearn Before the Mad. The meetr
ing was held under the auspices of the
Cambridge Historical Society. Bishop
Lawrence presided. Prof. Bliss Peny
spoke of Dana as a man of letters; Mr.
Moorfield Storey, '66, discussed Dana's



anti-slavery work; and Joseph H.
Choate, '52, gave a general apprecia-
tion of Dana both as a writer and as a
public citizen of fine worth to the state
and to the nation.

The performance in the Harvard
Stadium, on the evening of June 4, of
Wagner's music drama Siegfried, was
an occasion replete with absolutely
novel features, both as to quantity and
quality. Certainly never before had a
Wagnerian opera been presented to an
audience of over 20,000 people. With
so. many unusual features to be con-
sidered and adjusted* the vast apace of
the auditorium, — about two thirds of
the entire Stadium, — the greatly en-
larged orchestra, the preserving of bal-
ance between voices and orchestra, the
adaptation in scenic effect, the uncer-
tain New England dimate, it would not
be true to assert that the performance
was one of ideal perfection. Certain of
the conditions absolutely prohibited
that; but it is true that no one who was
present could fail to be convinced of the
great care and skilful thought which had
been devoted to the undertaking; nor of
the artistic sincerity and fervor with
which the forces, both vocal and in-
strumental, presented this marvelous
woik. As usual there were many after
the event who could tell exactly how
everything might have been better done,
and criticism was divided into the three
well-known classes, — intelligent and
fair, needlessly carping, and merely
futile. Every one agreed that the sing-
ing was wonderful, the voices by reason
of their purity, sonority, and the fault-
less enunciation of the singers, carrying
even to the farthest limits of the audi-
torium. The writer, who speaks from
a personal memory of many superb per-
formances of this woric, both on the
Continent and at the Metropolitan, is
happy to testify that he never heard it



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gung ao perfectly, nor with such in-
spiied fervor. As to the instrumental
portions, the performance would seem
to settle once for aU that the only satis-
factory instrumental medium for out-of-
door performanoes is a combination of
wood-wind and brass instruments. The
peculiar quality of stringed tone and its
subtle nuaneea are lost without the reso-
nance of walls and floors. The numerous
pageants and open-air pantomimes
which are becoming so frequent are fast
adi^ting this theory. But as some slight
solace to those comparatively few who
assert that they could not hear a note
^of the orchestral portions we must re-
member that the weather conditions on
that night were unusually trying and
could not have been foreseen on what
Lowell calls "a rare day in June." There
was a rather strong breeze blowing and
the air was so charged with dampness
that after an hour's playing the strings
of the violins and the fingers of the musi-
cians were so damp that power and bril-
liancy were out of ikfi question. That
the intonation was, on the whole, so
faultless was nothing short of a miracle
and proves the devotion which the
players gave to their task. The con-
ductor, Mr. Hertz, conducted con amore,
and every one was convinced of his
eloquent conception of the drama, how-
ever short of his intentions was the ac-
tual result. The occasion was certainly
a great inspiration to many musical
students and music-lovers in this neigh-
borhood, in that, for the first time, the
door was opened to them of the wonders
of the Wagnerian realm; — for not-
withstanding the many beauties en-
shrined in the operatic literature of
other countries, there is more uplifting
thought and sustained fire in a typical
Wagnerian opera than in all other operas
put together. To set at rest certain
reckless criticism it should be stated



officially that the proceeds of the per-
formance, after the deduction of neces-
sary running expenses, were given to the
Universal Red Cross Society and not to
any particular national branch therein.
Special thanks are due to Mr. Alexander
Steinert, of Boston, for unstinted gen-
erosity in his efforts in behalf of the
cause of music and the pleasure and en-
lightenment of the public. — W, R. S. '87.

NOTES ON THE QUINQUENNIAL

The Quinquennial Catalogue is an
endless source of information about
Harvard nuitters. It may be studied
from a hundred different points of view,
each of value for the history of the Col-
lege and indeed of the nation. So well
has the immense work of pr^aring the
Catalogue been done, moreover, that it
is possible to draw inferences with little
chance that the evidence will prove vst-
reliable. Fortunately many graduates
have realized this and have been suf-
ficiently interested to send to the Maga-
sine the results of their study. Th^
vary from the merest notes to the more
serious articles printed below. But some
of the notes are also interesting. One
graduate, for example, writes, "I have
often thought that the usefulness of the
Quinquennial would be much increased
if there could be inserted some indica-
tion of relationship among graduates —
of the same surname at least. The sim-
plest relation, that of father to son, can
easily be shown in the index by setting
opposite the son's name the father's
year of graduation; and this can be ex-
tended to cases where only the grand-
father, an unde, or a brother was a
graduate, by prefixing g» u, or 6 to the
date." It is certain that such an in-
novation would be very interesting,
but whether it would be possible, or
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quennial, is another matter. Another
graduate writes as follows: "What have
been the requisities for the degree of
Bachelor of Arts? What are they? and
what ought they to be? These are large
questions; few there be that can profess
to answer them; nor would those few
answer alike; but perhaps all would
agree on one qualification as needful for
a candidate, namely, that he should ex-
ist. Yet the Quinquennial teaches us
that this is not required in practice.
John Adams received (or at least was
granted) in 187S his degree of A.B. as of
the Class of 1823, having meantime died
in 1826. There are at least two other
like cases in the Classes of 1860 and 1865
respectively; and there may be many
more. Does the custom of conferring
degrees on ghosts extend to all, and
particularly to honorary degrees? If
not, why not? And if so, should not the
College enlarge its list of posthumous
honors? The reasonable claims of Na-
thaniel Hawthorne, Jonathan Edwards,
and Paul Jones have been too long ne-
glected. Surely the rule for academic
distinctions should be Prasenti Hbi
maturos largimur honores."

A Higtofy of ike Quinquennial
Catalogues.
E. L. WnmnBT, '85.
Unlike most books which pass through
successive editions there is nothing in
the current Quinquennial Catalogue to



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