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in the room was taken and men stood
in the back and in the galleries.

A. G. Hodges, '74, President of the
Gub, was the presiding ofiicer. He in-
troduced first L. P. Marvin, '98, Secre-
tary of the Gub, who gave a ludd and
very interesting review of the problems
of buQding which had been so success-
fully met and a description of the addi-
tions. E. G. Chadwick, '04, chairman
of the executive committee, then pre-
sented to the President the canceled
vouchers, showing that all payments for
the new addition had been made. On
behalf of the Harvard Gub of Boston,
O. B. Roberts, '86, presented a huge
silver bowl, in accepting which Mr.
Hodges said, '*I can assure you that
the acknowledgment of this bowl will
be made in proper shape, and in addi-

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tion that we will attend to this bowl aa
well as others." In conclusion of the
dedication Mr. Hodges read the follow-
ing poem by E. S. Martin, '77:

In vain the pains our fellows take

To house us all so fairly here,
In vain what was, a pledge they make,

These new expansions now to rear,
In vain the architect, his plan

And builders' contracts are fulfilled.
In vain this whole conceit of man,

Unless the Lord the house doth build.

Not bricks alone sufficient are.

Nor carvings, nor upholstered seats.
Nor swimming-tank, nor eke a bar.

Our faith's ambition to complete;
Nor space nor light avoid the rub.

Nor sum of all art's pious care:
A house is not a Harvard Club

Unless the Harvard spirit 's there.

The spirit saveth; cherish it I

It matters. All this else is just
Our casual baggage as we ffit

From whence to whither as we must.
What counts is what shall ever be —

The godly fathers' faith we fed
In Chriato et BccUnae

And Veritat upon their seal.

Thanks for this generous pile that so

Completely meets our creature needs!
Blest be its use and may it grow

To seem to us as time proceeds
A statelier mansion of the soul

Of Harvard, whence shall always come
Wisdom ready at call of n^.

Valor at tap of drum.

The President then said, "We now
proceed to the celebration of the fiftieth
anniversary of this Club." He caUed
attention to the bronse replica of the
oiginal call of 1865 which had been
placed on the door leading into the din-
ing-room of the Club by IngersoU
Amory, *96, a son of Arthur Amory, '62,
one of the signers of the call. Mr.
Hodges read a letter from W. G. Choate,
'52» who was unaUe to be present, and
then introduced J. H. Choate, '52, as
"the best asset of the Harvard Qub of
New York." Mr. Choate spoke in part
as foUows:

"When I was in College, wehada very
charming professor — many charming

professors, but one that exceeded them
all. We called him 'Potty' Channing.
I find on reference to the Catalogue that
his real name was Edward Tsrrrel Chan-
ning, but no one ever called him that.
He was the father of Harvard English,
the best English that I ever heard spoken
on either side of the water. He was very
quaint himself, and was very fond of
giving us very quaint subjects for our
semi-monthly forensics, and one he gave
us, that I have never failed to remember,
and which comes to me very strongly
tonight, was: 'He who has lived history
despises the gownsmen who sit in
cloistered ease and write about what
they know not.'

"Now, in preparation for this even-
ing, I asked for a copy of the last pub-
lication of the Harvard Club Catalogue,
and so far as I could see, from scanning
its pages, the whole history of the Club,
as known to those writers who 'sat in
cloistered ease ' and got it up, began with
the incorporation of the Club in 1887.
But there was a long period of existence
before that to which no allusion is made
in the pages of the last catalogue, for it
was 1866, as I remember, that I at-
tended the first dinner of the Harvard
Club at Delmonico's, the Club having
itself been organized a few weeks be-
fore. There were present, as distin-
guished guests, two ez-P^residents now,
but one of them the acting, real Presi-
dent of Harvard College at that time,
the Reverend Thomas HUl, and his pred-
ecessor, the Reverend Jared Sparics,
the best President in my opinion that
Harvard has ever had, — the present
company only excepted. He was a won-
derful President; he knew how to man-
age boys, as we were at that time. If
any complaint was brought to him about
the boys, he always said, 'Let the boys
alone, they'll take care of themselves.'

"I will teU you one little incident that

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The Harvard Club of New York City. [December,

shows the difference between the j^eii-
dent ol that day and the Presidents that
we have known since. Mr. Edward
Everett was the President, and after I had
been in College about a week — I came
from the antiquated city of Salem, which
was not remarkable for its knowledge of
etiquette — I received a message from
Mr. Alexander Everett, the President's
secretary, 'wouldn't I please ocmie to
his office.* I went there in great appr^
hension; I did not know but what I had
committed the unpardonable sin. He
looked very solemn, and he said, 'Mr.
Choate, the President has directed me
to say to you that you passed him in
Harvard Square yesterday without
touching your hat. I trust that this of-
fense will never again be repeated.'
I thought of Eliot — Eliot, stalking
through Harvard Square, through the
whole of the College Yard, and no no-
tice taken of him. And I thought what
a wonderful change had come over the
manners of the association.

"Well, looking back to those distant
days, reminds me of several other things
in which the College then differed from
the College now. I remember that it was
the last year of the College Commons.
We fed then, or were fed, in the base-
ment of Univeraty Hall. There were
two sections, one at two dollars and a
half a week, and one to which I resorted
at two dollars a week, called 'Starva-
tion Hollow' — and it was not quite
worthy of the name. It was meat one
day, and pudding the next, and I really
think it was better for our health than
some of the feasts to which you now re-
sort The alleviating part of it was that
we fed with the College silver, which
bore the ancient arms of Harvard, dec-
orated since 1638 with that magic
word 'Veritas' upon them, which has
carried Harvard through nearly three
centuries, from honor to honor, and

from rfory to rfofy. I wondered where
those wonderful spoons were, with the
College arms, and I asked President
Eliot tonight, and he said, 'Why, I've
got a dosen of them my^df* I do not
wish to cast any reflection upon the dis-
tinguished ex-President of the College,
the President Emeritus; he deserved all
the spoons that he could carry away,
but he did not really cany these away.
He told me how he got them; that there
was an auction sale in 186S of those won-
derful spoons. How each one of us
wishes that he had been at that sale!
Well, the purchaser of these spoons pre-
sented them to the President of Har-
vard, in recognition of his wonderful

" I have said that I boarded in'Starvar
tion Hollow* at two dollars a week. It
was the best that my father ooukl poa-
sibly do. He was a veiy proud Harvard
man. He had graduated in 1818, and
thirty years afterwards, in 1848, he had
four sons in the Annual Catalogue of
Harvard College. I have often seen him
pay out what I believe was his last dol-
lar in payment of the College bills, but
he had graduated himself thirty years
before, and he was determined that if
he failed in everything else, those four
boys of his should be educated at Har-
vard, and there were we, that year, 1846^
one medical student, one Senior, and
two Freshmen, and I have always car-
ried the memory <^ that fact with the
supreme conviction in my mind and
heart that he was one of the fathers
worth having.

"But I must hurry on to my arrival
in New York, and the ten years before
the formation of the Harvard Qub; ten
years beforo it had begun to be thought
of. In 1856, when I came here, there waa
no relation at all existing between New
York and Harvard College. Harvard
was kx^ced upon, as perhaps it was, aa

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a provincia], heretical concern, hardly
worthy of recognition by the great dig-
nitaries of the metropolis of New York.
Nobody ever then thought, in New York
State; of sending their boys to Harvard,
and very few people ever thought of
coming to settle in New York tdUx
graduating from Harvard College. There
were not, I think, over twenty or thirty
graduates of Harvard in New York at
that time. They never thought of a
dub. There were not enough of them to
form a club, but great events were com-
ing on, and great events were happen-
ing. That great 'new birth of freedom'
that Lincoln prophesied at Gettysburg
was about to come, and as the years
rolled on from '55 to '66, — you know
the whole of the wonderful history of
our country that has been crowded in
those ten years, — there came the time
for the formation of the Harvard Club.

"It was my brother William, who, in
1866, prepared alone, out of his own
brain, the Constitution of the Harvard
Club, which dppears one of the few relics
of antiquity which is preserved in your
catalogue. It consisted of two articles:
'Article First: The Harvard Club shall
be perpetual. Article Second: What^
ever changes shall be made in respect
to the conduct of the club, no change
shall ever be made in this first article.'
That is the way it stands today, as it was
when the Harvard Club was founded.

"Well, the * new birth of freedom ' was
working. Men were beginning to crowd
to New York who never in previous de-
cades had thought of coming here before.
New York was sending its sons to Har-
vard; fathers who never had thought of
sending them there before, and a great
event occurred in the history of Har-
vard which is worth recalling tonight in
this presence, and that was in 1869, the
election of Charles W. Eliot as the Presi-
dent of Harvard College. That event

transformed, in a few years, the little,
provincial, out-of-the-way College of
Harvard into a great, national univer-
sity, as it stands today."

The next speaker was President Eliot
who, after stating the bond which made
it possible for Harvard men the world
over to associate in clubs, the bond
created by loyalty to common Harvard
ideals, discussed the problems of today.
In his incomparable way he re-defined
the growing insistence on the necessity
of obedience, as exhibited, for instance,
at Plattsburg, in a manner consonant
with Harvard ideals of personal freedom
and initiative, as quick response to a
signal, as the perfection of co5perative
effort. President Lowell, the last speak-
er, looked ahead to the great future of '
the University, to a time when it should
be loved as well as honored by other in-
stitutions of learning, when it should be
able to care for aU its students as they
should be cared for, when it should be
able to make every one feel that he, in-
dividually, and his problems, were the '
aim of education. He ended with the
fine words:

"I look forward to a Harvard that
shall keep open the pathway to every
profession that may now exist, or may
in the future arise among men, each
school developed fully under its own
faculty, that we may send out into the
country men highly fitted for every
profession that the country knows.

"Beyond that, I look forward to the
time when Harvard will do more than
she has done before, far more than any
American University has ever done, in
the advancement of human knowledge;
shedding light over the whole world;
as Bologna did in her day, and Paris
in her day. Gentlemen, we have our
chance now, when the Old World, which
was the centre of light, is torn with di»-
tractions, her civilization set backwards

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to a point from which it will take her
years and years to recover. It is our
time to seise the banner and cany it
forward, and I hope that fifty years
hence Harvard will be a place from
which the greatest scientific and liter-
ary productions will come. But, gentle-
men, if all our dreams of a greater Har-
vard, of what may hi^pen in the future,
come true, we shall be disappointed,
because if Harvard cannot in the future
do something far b^ond anything we
can now conceive, if she does not see
visions beyond anything we can now im-
agine, then she will have been false to
her past, and will no more be the Har-
vard that we have loved and honored."


(In William James's laboratory, a friend

"What are you doing there? "

"I am seeking balm for the souls of men,"
replied the philosopher.)


Balm for the souls qf men, —

He sought for it through all his mortal

To heal men's heart-hurts and to dry

their tears.
To make them whole again.
— O kindly master with the deep dark

And didst thou find, this side of Paradise,
Balm for the souls of men?

We saw thee many an hour.

In that old Harvard hall 'neath bower^

ing trees.
Ever with infinite pains yet quiet ease
And heaven-sent power.
Questing for Light and Truth.
— O high of heart and with thy f addess


la memory I see thee searching still
For that medicament for mortal ill!
Balm for the souls of men, —
How from thy moving voice, th/ eager

It flowed, — we apprehend, who cherish

Those radiant hours, nor can forget
Thy glorious searching on the seas of

For that whose blissful worth I may not

In my poor perishable rime, —
Albeit I loved thee well.
And in my dreaming see thee seek again
Balm for the souls of men.

John Russell Hayes, '89.


To College men he taught the arts called
Yet Sculpture, Music, Painting,

Poetry —
Above them all. Living he held to be
The great Fine Art. Still to make beauty

Was his high aim and joy; which did
His speech and ways. In vision he

could see
A world where Art should order
Life's duties, and with labor should com-
Yet of the outcome he was hopeless.
The number of the elect, sordid and

The world. He stood, with faith in all
things dim.
Courteous and kindly, yet aloof from all;
And when he passed from earth, 't was
not St. Paul
But Pico and Ficino greeted him.
Frederic Palmer, '69.

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anb expensive articles, but for g^^i
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MARCH, 1916

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DwiGHT Harold Ingram, '16, Student Editor.

WiNTHROP Rowland Wade, '81.

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By Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641). Flemish School.

Recent acquUitlon of the Fogg Art Museum.

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Vol. XXIV. — march, 1916. — No. XCV.

PAUL J. SACHS, '00, Aasutant Director.

With singleness of purpose and qaiet enthusiasm Mr. Edward W.
Forbes has built up in recent years the permanent collections of Harvard's
Art Museum, and is now directing its policies. Only a few graduates real-
ize that, single-handed, and without endowment worthy of the name, very
great progress has been made under his guidance. But those who do
understand acclaim his work in no uncertain terms.

A distinguished critic of international fame, who speaks with the voice
of authority, very recently expressed the view that he has come to pin
his faith and his hope for a really great university museum in America
to the Fogg Museum. Another eminent critic, Dr. Osvald Siren, of the
University of Stockholm, who has just deb'vered a course of public lec-
tures on *^ Giotto and his Followers/' under the auspices of the Fogg
Art Museum, says : *^ I do not know of any other university art museum
in America which is so active, and so usefully active, both in the matter
of collecting and in the practical use to which the collections are put for
teaching purposes. I do not believe that anywhere in Europe there is a
university museum of similar importance where work is carried on with
such enthusiasm, both for ideal and practical ends."

The Fogg Art Museum is, in fact, not only the laboratory, but the
treasure house as well of an increasingly important fine arts department.
It serves as workshop and place of inspiration for a group of earnest
scholars, who are friBe from the modern quantitative craze, and yet wel-
come every effort of the Director to acquire important works of art by
purchase or loan.

The beneficial effect of confronting the student body with original
works of art to supplement the wealth of essential photographic material
is now so clearly understood by all good teachers, that a restatement of
this recognized fact is all that is here required.

The history of the Museum is a matter of record. The important de-

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tails have been frequently Btated in the yearly reports of the Director.
They were also set forth by him in these pages for the benefit of the grad-
uate body in March, 1911.

What has been the achievement since 1911, and what are the hopes of
the Fine Arts Division and the Director for the future ?

Much has been accomplished in these last few years, and the mere
statistical mention of salient facts will, I believe, prove impressive.

By gift and purchase, or with the help of the Society of Friends of
the FogG^ Art Museum (organized in 1912 to increase the potential power
of the Museum, but still in its infancy), a great many works of art of all
sorts have been added to the permanent collections, of which a very few
of the most notable perhaps are these : a highly important ^' Annuncia-
tion,*' by the 14th century Sienese painter, Andrea Vanni, described by
Prof. Edgell a year ago at a meeting of the Archsdological Institute, and
subsequently published by him in Art in America ; also, three parts of
an altar-piece by Spinello Aretino, of which for some years the centre
panel has hung in the gaUery. The most recent acquisition, here repro-
duced, is that of a superb little picture of '* Christ in Limbo,'* in an almost
perfect state of preservation, painted by the 15th century inheritor of an
earlier tradition, Stefano di Giovanni, called Sassetta, to whom Mr. Be-
renson has devoted his well-known monograph. And last, but not least,
there should be included in this too brief list a fine portrait of Nicolas
Triest, Baron d*Auweghem, painted by Van Dyck in his early manner.
This picture is also reproduced here as an acquisition of prime import-
ance. It belonged at one time to the eminent Paris collector, Rudolph
Eann, from whose collection, it will be recalled, were drawn so many
of the best pictures for the Altman Collection, since bequeathed to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Outside the field of painting there have been added, by gift and pur-
chase, drawings by William Blake and others. The field of Chinese
porcelain and sculpture has not been neglected, and there have also been
added some unusual Greek vases and terrarcottas. A small room is now
being used for the exhibition of a gift of rare rubbings from English
monumental brasses, and another small room is being used for a collec-
tion of Cretan reproductions, admirably arranged by Professor Chase.

Furthermore, 486 books, designed particularly for the constant use of
students in the Fine Arts courses, have been carefully added, as well as
2644 photographs and 4027 slides. The photograph and slide collections
have thus grown to a respectable total of about 54,000, and form a truly
invaluable part of the equipment.

The Print Department, second in this country only to that of the Mu-
seum of Fine Arts in Boston, and already years ago the glory of the

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Fogg Art Museum, is today, as always, a justly prized department, which
has, since 1911, added between 500 and 600 prints to its store of treasures.
The quality of these acquisitions has been of the very highest In this, as
in other Departments, the larger institution in Boston has shown a fine co-
operative spirit. Not only is Mr. FitzBoy Carrington, the curator of prints
in the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, a lecturer on the history of en-
graving at Harvard College, but there are also frequent and generous
loans of prints, as of paintings, sent out to the Fogg Art Museum.

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