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r.Kxious and benelicial inse( ts for the ( 'entennial b'.xposition. 'l"he
eolbrtion was, as \ou remark, in tuentv-four drawers, so arranged
a- to be hung nii f )r exhibitx.m purposes : antl wa.-, for the time
and material he h.id at conmiand, whii h wa^ liniited, a most in-
striicii\e and prai-e'.M)rth\- colle( tion. It is -iiil in this department,
Very much as he arranged it. I had a \-er\- jjieasant acciuaintance
wilh Mr. Sanborn. I louked upon him as a genius in his powers


of observation, nml in;_;eniiitv in ilcvi-.in'_,' nvan'; nnd rontri\-anrcs
both for collcclinj; and prcscrxiiiL; in-rcts. I in.-\er knew a kir.dcr,
more genrrous lu-art ; and his h'alcrnal and -\ uipatlu-tic di-.;,'Osi-
tion led him. d()ubtli - >s. inii.) niueh of the trouble whiidi he some-
times suffered."

I'rom 1S76 to 1MS2 Prof. S.uilinrn was enga;^"-''! more or le-s in
museum work, arr.uiL^iug and Lihi,-linL; private eabinets, and giving
familiar talks before seliuo!,-, and chilis, wu entomolugv chienw In
18S2 he was engaged as regular ( u->todi an in the mu-euin of the
Worcester Natural History So(iel\-, which oftice he held at th.e
lime of hi^ death, which oc( urred at the residei'.i ■• >.f a frieiid in
Pnjvidence, June 5th. iSN.;, in con^'.■lluence of an o\erdu>e of
chloial taken to allay a nervous affection from whi( h h.e wa?, a

Prof. Sanborn fu'^t came to ^\"orcester in ()( tober, 1S71. and
ga\'e a lecture beloie the Xatm.d lIi-,tor\ S x ic tv on .//.'/>. .\mong
those jire^ent were Rev. deorge .\llen. lion. Icihn .Mi'yoii I'.arle
and lion. Stephen Salisbury. Prom that time he Ikit been c|o-,ely
identified with the interests of the Worcester .Xatur.d Ilr-torv .So-
ciet)', (jfleii being present at the monthly and held meetings, where
he was ever welcome with his g./nial ->p;iit arid luud of knovvledge,
abilitv, and willingne.-^s to impart infoiination in relation to anv ob-
ject which might be brought to him.

Not only w.ts he good authorit\- for those engaged in the ^tudv
of animal life, but he al.-.o liail a general knowledge of b:)tanv, and
a thorough iindei-,taiiding of the microscope, generallv ( .uTying
one with him, with whii h he was e\er read)' to intere-t and iri-;ruct.
His comiection with the S( ieiitific world was su< h that his lo-s will
be felt through tlie length and brea.dth (vf the Kind.

Prof. Sanborn was a great lover and reader of bv)iiks, and he pos-
sessed a store of general intoiination which seemed ine\l;au-lible.
His taste for literature accounts partlv f )r hi^ ccjimection with d'lie
Woi'cester .Society of .\ntii[ult}', fjr in the sjiecial work of our so-
ciety he had no close interest. P(jr the ]iast two \ear>. however.
he has frei[uently atteiide<l our meetings, and hao spent mm h time,
when not otherwise engaged, in the librarv ; and was ever re.ulv to


>,h(nv \'i-iit(irs tlirouLih the rooms. It was one of his deh'i^hts to turn
ha-^tilv lhroui;h a volume, and extra.ct here and there a hit for t'uture
use : the adxeiit o! die Allen l.ihrary last April prumi^eil him an
abunflaut har\( -t in this ri'-peit, and he was gnini; through it in
(\)urse at the lime ot" hi> dL-ath. lie wa-. a L^ood French s( holar,
and his familiarily with several other laiii^ua^es was such that he
( ould aj>[/l\' tiiem to jjra'lical u>e ; he was lherel)\' enabled ])ar-
ticularl}' to aiiprociate ihr old l.atni, h'rtaieli and Cierman hooks
which form so lar:;e a jiart of the Allen ( i illcciinn. He was clecteci
a member of thi-i So( icty at the meeting in January, 1.SS4, and al-
thoug'h his connc( tinn w ith it was hriel, his death brought to many
of u?5 a feeling ol personal loss.

Prof. Sanborn was a meml>er of the .Vmerican .Association for
the .Vdvancemeiit of Science, i.S:;^ ; a corporate member of the
Uoston Societv of Xatiu-al llisn)r\-, iM6j; : an associate member of
the Cambridge lait(Miiiilcigi( al Club, ■•'s;.^; and a conesponding
meml)er dftlie lluiliri-iun ('uunt\ I,\ceum of History and Science
(1861), Huff lb) Si)ciei\()f Natin-al Scienies (1864), I'aitomologi- *
cal .S')ciet\' of I'liiladelphia (iS');), faitomological Society of Can-
ada (iSO(j), and th'/ New \'ork I'aitoniological Club (iNSi). He
rLCeisedth.e higher degiees of hree Ma.soni}'. He assisted in
the prep.u-alion of Hanis's '•In.-eci-, injurious to Wgelation,"
1S62; I'aikaid's ■'C.ui<le to the Stud\' of Insects," i^Cxj ; anrl
was author of "Insects benefii ial to .\gricultuie," in Mass. Agri-
cultural ]\e[iort for 1S62, and a small work entitled "How to
Colle< I," 1870.

In regard to his character as ,1 man, an<l to illustrate some of his
l>ersonal traits, 1 will ipiote hom the testimony of two gentlemen
whose frieriilshi[i with him was intimate and of manv \ear.s' stand-
ing. .Mr. j'lederick ('o( hrin, of lloslon. writes of him :

■'I first made his aci(uaintance at ]'hilli[is .Academv, .Andover,
iu I 830, and ret. lined his hiendsliip u|) to the dav of hi.-^ ileath. I
well remember that tlie earlv bent of his mind was towards science,
and jiaiticiilarlv natural historw of which entomologv was always a

"W'e, although our channels of thought were widely divci'gent,

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always maintained close social relnti(jns, am: he was always a very
welcome visitor at my flither's house.

"He was regardlesi" of 'Mrs. C.rui-dy ' cr the opinion of the
world in general when iii o[>i«.>>itio:i to th.at freedom he thougiit
proi-ior for a man d.c\uted to science. I rerr.en-ilier in-tanct^- of
his disregard of what people would think. l.i:i tlie general faet will
suffice. Frank, althougli al.le U) karn easii)' in any and all
branches, would ne\er devote himself to an\- r-tud\- for uhich
he had no ta-^le : consequently the sludie- k.e jmrsued at scdiool
he mastered only so far, and >o fa^t. as tb.ey -eemed to be uselul
in the promotion of the -tudy of natural hir-iwry."

Dr. v.. v. CoTuy, of Wakefield, Ma - ., in a letter written since
Prof. Sanliorn's tleath. savs :

•'I ha\e accompaniei! him on man\- ^hort eNCU.r-ions, and on
long tripr- to the Connecticut Ri\er \alle\', W'i.iie Mountains, or
other mountains of Ma^-ai hu^elts, Vermont a:v.! New Ilamp-iiire.
On such exc\n->ion-. as in tai t at all othei tinvj-. lie wab a nieirs,
un^elfi-ih, hard-v,-orl-;ing and in.^truc ti\e com[ia';;'jn. *

"His commumon with Nature was in-p'iriiij. and as intimate as
thouLih she were his next of kin ; and to be v.i;;i him among the
wood.-, and mountains was to see him wor.-iiip in tlc - , to him, luo^t
sacreil of all tempK -."

In rei)l\- to a letter written to him in \Si>^. Mr. Sanborn wrote :
"I have marked out for m_\self a co'n'-e of -tidy in the single
department of lailoinologv, to which I ii-ileci to di \oie the best
eneigies of my life, feeling firmly cominccd t'r.-t liie ^tudy ot the
works of the ("lealor is the iiighe^t to which man < an apply his
time and abilities, no less than that the allempt lo Mthom the uhok-
snbj'-ct of Zo'dogy alone, not to mention the mvriad ramifuations
of Natural IIi.-t(jr_\-, would be i.)re-umtuou> in ■d:C ];re^ent >tale ol

"1 have fitted m)-^elf solel)' for this branch.. a:id whate\er occu-
pation I mas- be forced to pursue tc i:)roc'are n^;)' hrrad, I shall e\er
devote my wiiok- lei>ure to it> e\-olutii)n. 1 1". I'.e for >i\ or se\en
years past been employed in clerical duties in a jiublic othce, and

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expected tn jirfx-ecil witli the or.'ani/atidii niid coniiilction of an
;\L;ri('ultur.il caljiiiet of insrcls, calcuhUL'fl to iiiturni and instnic t the
more intelliL(cnt classes of fannci.T in our .>tate. I find in ni)' ex-
jn-ricnec and ol)>ei\alloii in this (onnection, niaiu' SLrious, and at
l)ivsent, fatal oh.-^lac ics, both to tlic [uililic and to myself.

"The greatest is the al)strii - ene>s and tcclinies u( tlie science,
and th(.' ignorance of the niar>s (resulting from want of interest) of
its first [trinciples, ^o that I h i\c at times. 1 can assiu'e \'ou, felt
the ili^conragemcnts of one who should ]i'jr>c\cre in an allL-iiii)t to
mingle oil with water ; and should faint on the road were it not for
my faith in the lutnre nentrali/ing of this soiu' indifference and ig-
norance by the alkali of education and progress.

"I am like nian\- other >'oung men, no doubt rnnch given to self
criticism of the sternest kind, so tint to some Iri^aids it might even
sh.ow a morbid |iha>e. 1 ha\-e accordingly endea\'ored to av(jid
committing m\ '^elf to an\' stat'-ment not perfect!)' true. Truth is
the gocl 1 worship, \ou know.

''liut while I ha\'e my dieories, as do all stmlents of an almost*
untried sulij'cl like this, I feel die iie< essilv of submitting them t(J
the most rigor(;us tests oi' comparison with facts befijre allowing
mysel! to recei\x' them, much less llie public.

''If 1 should be so foitunate as to succeed in my present busi-
ness undertakings, J shall much preter to resign all thoughts of a
piihlii iiirrrr (so calleil), and b\' remaining in piri\'acy, be able to
devote my undi\id^-d attention to tlie de\'elopment and elaboration
of mv fa\ orite branch ol's( ience."

Trol". Sanborn alwa\s Iiad a good word tor e\ cry one. and in
speaking of t!ie fiilings and peculiarities of a jierson, woiihl alwavs
bring up redeeming traits in their ( haracters. lie was generous
and kind to all. llis charities were without stint — an open heart
and an open hand, lie was e\er read\' to s\'mpathi/e ami assist
in afiliction, lending help in whatever work he could do to make
himself useful.

lie w,is \erv comiianionable ,ind an interesting talker, liis con-
veisation being replete with wit and humor, ready on an)' occasion.


He alua\s carried alnjut him a surprising nunil)cr of small tDols
which uUcii ^cr\cd a valuable puipu-^c in an emer^^eiicy.

Prof. Sanuurii was a firm l)clic\er in a iiuuie life, hut n(.)l frcjrn
any csidcnce out^iile uf him-^clf. lie lnolvecl upim death as simply
a change, when he would lall asleep and wake up in the spirit
world — a world of [irogre^^ and peai e ; and if, a> he hclicved, there
is sue h a world, he is woiiin' of a liigli ]jlace among those who
have gone before.

l_)uring his boyhood, from i,X46 when he was eight years old, to
1S5S wiien he ciUcred the ol'ii' e of Mr. Idint at the State IIoUsC,
Mr. Sanborn kept a dail_\' joiuaial. uhi(h has been preserved. The
habit was prob.ibh di^i oiuinuc il afier he went to llostoii, or if any
record was kepi it w.is imdoulitedU' destrowd, as ik.) e\ideni es of
any were to be luund amoii:; his papers. I ha\e thought il lu-^t. in
order to show the earl} bent of his mind, and his fac ully of oli^er-
vation liming < hil''hoo(l. to gi\e son:e selections from these jour-
nals, regretting that he lia> left nothing of this char.icter relatmg
to his maturer \ears. 'i'he first date ibtmd in the journal is 1 )e( .
5th, 1846, wUl'^ he lecords the death of a liUle playmate ; ami th.en
follow entries on a wuielN' of subjects. He UoIk es the aimi\er-
sary of the landing ot the Tilgiim^ on I )ec. 2j. and on his ninth
birthday, Jan. iNth, 1 847, "painted on glass for magic lantern."
A lew da).s after he gi\es some of the incidents ot a \isit to I'.oslon :

"/■>/'. J. — \\'e all went to Boston; staid at the Marlboiough
Hotel. In the aflerncion went to see the jiainting of the .Mis^i-,-
sippi ri\er b_v Mr. lian\ ird. The ( ain-as of it was three miles long.
6//1. — We went to the I'.aptist ( 'huich to hear a concert b\' C'o\ert
andi Dodge and the Misses Macumber. (7/'/. — In the e\ening we
all went to a lecture on ])h_\-siolog',- by Prof. Harling, ilhislraled by
a ]''renc-h manikin, drawings and a skeleton."

".!/•/■// J^. — (Irandmoiher went home with aunt. I went down
to the depot with them. 'I'here were some matehes kning tht re,
and I look a card and put it in ni\- jioekel, but wiien I'apa knew
it he made me go b.nk and return it. I felt \er\- mihapp\'."

On his partial ie( o\ery from illness„ to which he was nuich sub-
jected when a chili.l, he writes :


'•.I/./v //. — I W.I - vers' weak ami mv hear] ac'v.-d wrv liarlly.
In the iin^rnin:; I went uiil to waleli th_e ants br.ililin^' their nests."

'"./,'/;. -J. — I ni.iile a kind i)f cahinet v\n cl" a !ar^e box with
shelves in it, and ananu'ed my shells in it. I hi.i.I a httle ^tar-fi.-h
and a crab, some e\ei:_:reen mo-:, tliat 1 fuimd on the ->ea shore,
uitii a tl>!r> jaw and a kir^e piei e ol" >ea weed ti'.at had fastened
ii-eh'onto a stone \ery llrmly, so that it i uidd nL't be shaken off."

He writes that on d'liank->;^i\ in:;' I )ay, Ndv. 25. 1S47, the family
visited h.is L^iandiather C.regor}- at C'liark siown, a.'id that "in the
afternoon we went (i\er the brid:;e with ('irandj.a to see the Chinese
jtuik, whieh w.i> bronL;lit from China a. few nviTr.'r.s a:_^o. It is a
verv turions shi[>, the stern of which was \ery hi^h, so Uiat it
reached 1^ or 20 feet abo\-e the brid,L;e."

'■.•//•;•///•)', /.^'./V. - In the aftei!iin)n I went to Roval M's, and
jirettv Mion b'e and 'I'nm C". came and we went d.nwn tcj the new
rai]riia<l where the\' are filliiiL,^ u|i into th;; rner. T'nere are tein-
porarv wuuden r.iils for the dirt car.^ drawn b_\' i.^r-es (emplo\cd
in carr\;!\L; dni to I'lil up holes cUid ,L;a]).-.). \\'i:e:i tiie cars get to
tlie end of the tr.K k the horses are unhitched ami tiie cars jMished
onto a small pLaf )iin, nio\'ing on caNter.-, and tMrniii;^' on a jiivot.
'I'his is turned inuiid .iml the cars rolled onto ti'ie track ; on the
other side the lior-e> are hitched on and they ^^o ofi". Then we
went down to the .-'nore and amu.-ed o'niel\es by t'firowing stones
into the deep water, and seemi; what beaiuit'ul rainbows the sun
made b\' shining th.rough the drops of water."

"J/iH- f. — I went to Miss l\iet/ to get a Frencli lesson.

'"Av. j6. — Went to school with lanma in (/i'.arie.stown, which
school is a \erv unu-nal one, a.^ the scdiolars are allowed to hollo
across the room to each other, and to kuigii and talk ! drandpa
look me to the Xa\\- ^'ard, and to the wharf where they were load-
ing ice on board a sh.ip from the cars."

" CV. 2/. — ] went to see (".en. Tom Thumb, and .saw the pres-
ents the king> ami queens of luirope hail given I'.im, one of which
wa^ a little golden cane, and some others were a brace of silver
l)i>tols and two golden swijrds."

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""Yune 2J, iS^Q. — I went to Miss Rictz to recite a French les-
son, and I invited I'^rami^ca Riet/. to ctMue with us and see a couple
of orani^-outan;j;s. In the eveniiv^ we went, but Iwancisca (hd not 'j
come. ']'he oran_ - c)ulani;> wne about three feet hi.;h, and there ^ ,1
were two ot' them, male and fcuiale, and one little ( hiniiKUizce as ,*
larj^e as a three mouths old kitten. 'I'he name of the male was A
Caspar llau-,er, ami of the female .\hi'am>.elle.'' \[

"A/^i^. jg. — I bei;an yoim; to the Academy or Latin School." ■,;

" yaii. 7 5", l8^0. — Attended lecture on telegraphs and electricity ^ \
by James Hyatt." !

"Max 20. — I ans\\ered a question that no other in the class
coukl answer. Jt was 'what is torment deri\-ed from?' I an-
swereil ' lo)-<]iirrc' which was riL^ht."

".h/:^'.JO. — Trof. \\'eb^ter was himg to-day tor the murder of :
Dr. I'arkman." '\ ■

"/•)■/'. ./, y.Vfy.— I went to school, and in the afternoon read a ;
compo-.llion on l''ntomo!i>L;y." ;•

"/■c/'. /f. — IVinted, and en-ra\ed some pictures ^n lead so as to
])rint with lluuu, and ma.de a priuling pre^^ ot cedar woi'd." •

'■•Mar. S. — I made houie paint of sealing wax, and jiainied my
l)rinting i)res-> ami m\- bow and abo my name on m}' >>led."

"Mar. 2./.- \ passer! a very satisfartorv examination in arith- '■
mctic and grammar, but was reprimanded by the I'riiK ipal tor
snowballing, vdiirh is aguii>l the regulation^."

"April 17. — We heard of the lo.s of the Minot'> Ledge Light
Mouse, with two men who fiithlully remained in it during the gale.
Mr. JJenneli. the keeper, had gone on shore on business and there-
fore escaped."

"Oct. g. — Mr. 'l"a\lor read my name to spi'ak next Wednesday.
] ha\-e selected a piece bv Iv.lward ICveretl on the Indian."

On l'',aster Simday. .Vjiril 11, 1852. he wrili's : '-Dear father
sjje.ke \er\ kindb' and solemnly to us this al"teinoou, and made us
feel \t'ry sad b\- speaking of hi^ d\ing, and of ha\ing done so little
good in his life, when 1 think th.it his (diaiityand killllIles-^ and
geneiosity art' \'ery gre.at."


'Yn'ir 2. — I had to '^pcak aiiu)!v_^r thr cithers this afternoon on
t!ii.- .\i\^htinL:alc aiiil (How woiin. ami Mr. Maton, the critic, saiil
i!iat he had read tliat piece several times, but ne\er with so much
j.lea^ure as in lieariii;,; me."

'■ '/'///r ■)'. — lauina and I had a ti( het apiece t(j ,^o to the cele-
hratitin, and we walk<,(l in pi'oce->->ii)ii to the L;ro\e. The spealcers
iMi tliis oc( a^ion were .Mes>r^. John I'ierpont, Cdiarles Hudson, (i.
\\ . JJungay, Mr. Miner, and William I'ierce as toastmaster."

'•Oct. 2~. — Mr. 'l'a\Ior ya\-c me as a ])enalt\- a couple of chap-
ters in Cicero to translate, and to he brought in to him as soon as
finished. I did not ,L;et done till 6, and carried them to him at
that lime."

'■/v/'. //. iS^j. — In the alu-rnoon 1 went down town and pur-
chased a \'alenlme for 10 c:ent^, a mse painted on embossed note
])aper. I c(.)miJo-,cd the following lines, whi(di 1 wrote (;n the third
page, and direi leil il to * "' ' '.

"( ) Su>:ui il(.Mr, I oftrn u i-^ti
riHMi yciiir c1lr^■I^ tlir ruiC to see;
I'.ut llieix- ill'- lilv Lrr|is iN ].l.u-e,
laii ericljleni of tliv ]iiii it\ .

" I'd!. Ilfillt"

''■Ap)-il6. — 'i'here was a ^reat thundei- storm at noon. The
Hunker llill Monuiii'-nt wi-, struek b\- li_,;h!nin,Lj;, but not injured.
Although several persons were in it not one was hurt."

"' April 20. — I went to si hool ; the ^mnmer term begins to dav.
I began to stud)- X'iigil's 1m !o::ue>, with the promise from my
teacher that il' I do not hei-p ni_\- reputation up to six I shall be
degraded to a li;wer cla:-,s. I re-ioh.e to study harder and tii pay
more attention in cda^s."

'■/'c/'. y, /(S;-,-/.— In the afternoon I cut wood, fixed the back
door handle, and mended the coifee pot."

"d/iM yy. — Wrote in in_\' journal for tlie past fortnight, and wish
I < ould for the tulure."

[The summer of 1854 he sjient at Meiedith Jlridge, X. H.,
Working on a farm.]

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Of the years 1856 ami 1857 he wrote: "Interregnum during
v.hich I altcniied the Finuhanl lligii S' howl for three terms under
Bcldcii niid S-.-vniore! Sludhcd Algclira : X'irgil's .-hhicid, S Ijooks ;
Zenoj'hon's Ana!i.i-is. 3 hooks; hotau}-, ^Vc."

••6V//. liij. — Knicrcd the PhiHips Aca'h.niv again, -senior class,
t"noug","i under ratlicr unfavoraMe au>[)ices ; but got along unu h
liettcr tlian I expected."

•"March, i8;8. — l.a^l Sunda\- I went into the I'a.t:i,L;onian woc^ds
and collected from trees, \;c., 4 new kinds of small (.-aterpiHars, 3
of lieetles. and half a do/en other in^ectr. — eggs, chrysalid^, pupre,
\;c., "out of tile lap of wmter.'

••'ri-iree weeks ago \e-terday, hovrowed a s])lendid compound
micro-rope of Mr. John Dove, and ha\-e been highly enjoying the
use of it."

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The rcadiiiL^ ot the memorial was lollowed ])y re-
marks in eul(.i;gA' nt Vvnl. Sanhorn In' ^Messrs. \\ ai-
kins, Estey, Srajjles aiid others. »

The Committee; aj)pointecl at the last meeting;' to
prepare resohitions on the death ot lion. Stephen
SahsbiHA', presented the following' which were tman-
imoiisly adopted.

"T/'w l\'orLC<frr Soi-ii'/v of\-}iif!i/!/!/v d<.-<<\YC U) inscribe upon their
Recor'.Is their appreciation of the great lo>s su>tained by theni, in
common witli other institution^ of a like nature, b}- the death ol
tile Ibc\. Sn i'lirx S\i.i-!;rKV. LL. lb, wliicli took place in thi>
city, Sunday, .\ugr.st 24th, 1884, at th.e age of 86 years, 5 montlis
and 1 6 davs.

Tiurejorr Rru'IvCi/, that in the deadi of Mr. Sah.-,bury this So-
ciety realize the I0-.S of (Mie who v.as deepv interc>u-d in their wel-
fare ; that the\' recall with gratitude tiie kind and -enerou- appre-
ciation of tiieir work, ^o kAww .-.liown b\' him in" kindlv words .md


liberal contributions. That althoii_L;h not an active mcinber, he
was in full syinivuh}- with them and the objects they have in view,
ami was most cordial in the expression of his wishes for their suc-

''/u'.<o/rc',/, Til, it we also recogni/.e the luss sustained by a Society
of a kindred nature with our own, in tiiis cit\', o\'er which Mr.
.Sali.-ibury presided lor so many \ears with sucii ^listinL;ui^hed honor.
That his CKanqjle is especially worthy of emulation by all interested
in Histr)rical and Antiquarian studies, in sound learnin<;, and in
irreproachable rcj;utation.

^'Resolved, That we extend to our associate, Mr. Stephen Salis-
bur\', our warmest svrni.iathy in his great bereavement in the death
of his honored fuller."

The incctinc' ^va.s llien acliourned.

At the Xovciril)cr niectini^" on tlic cvcnlnor of Tues-
day the -itli, eiL;lU('en iiK-mbers were present, namely :
^Messrs. Crane, A. .S. Roe, T. A. Dickinson, Sea-
orave, Meriam, II. M. Smitli, Fcjrehantl, .Staples,
Sumner, Tolman, F.ste)', Maynard, Mubhard, Taylor,
Prentiss, Lawrence, Stiles and Rice.

Mr. l*". V. Rice made a report for the Committee
of Arrangements for the Tenth Anniversar)' of the
Societ)', i^i\inL( the- plans for the celebration so far
as they had been perfected.

Maj. l^-ederick G. .Stiles [^resented to the Society
an oil i)ortrail, which he had painted, of his grand-
father, Jeremiah .Stiles, a portrait painter and local
ceUdjrity, who was drowned in Lake O'-''^"'^'.^^''^'''^''^'"'*^^
in '1826. 'i'lu; thanks of the .Societ\- were A'oted for

the gift, and Maj. Stiles was requested to prepare a
biographical sketch ot his grandlather lor publication
in the Proceedings.

The meeting was then adjourned for two weeks.

At the acljoiu'nod meeting, luesda)' ex'ening, Xow
iSth, Messrs. Crane, Sumner, C fillson, Stajiles,
T. A. Dickinson, .Abirble, Kstey, llubbard, Mcriam,
Gould, Rice, Stiles, Tucker, Abl)ot, WV'sb)', ()'M\-nn,
IT M. Smith," A. S. Roe, Stedman, Seagrave and
several x'isitors were })resent.

Mr. George liidwards was elected an active mem-
ber of the Societ)'.

Dr. A. P. Marlde, Superintendent of \\'orcester
Schools, read aii interesting version of the story
of Luc)' ]\e)es, the lost child of Princ(,'lon,'"' together
with a briei essay on the Origin of Histor)-.

Mr. Ahred S. Ivoe presented as the Report of the
Department of Militar\- Mistor)-, a descrijnior, in
detail of the Rebellion Relics in the possession oi
the Socict\\t

The President called attention U) the fact that a
remarkal)le scientilic disc()\-er\- had been made in
the town of Xorthborough the da\- l)efore, and stated

*'lliii s»,,:y in a diUricnt h.ini, w riUtii hv aiiMllicr iiK-iiil.ti- of the Society,
Willini:i T. n.iiinu, i;s.|., \\a> piinted in tlie O/,/ and .-Wr.' .\lar;a/ine.
t See Deiiaitnient l\ii)Mits.



KxhiliilL-<i al .1 inct-liiit^ ol I he \Vi)iLL-r,lcr Suticty i>l Aiili(|uily, Nov. iS, 1.SS4,
[Xa.'ur,,/ Si','.]

that several meml)ers of llie Society had visited tlic
|)hu:i:, and returned with seune evidences of their
irii). lletlien exhibited to the meeting- several
icc-di and otlier frai^inents of a Mastodon which had
l.ren u!K;arthed on the farm of William U. Ma\-nard
in NorthborouLih. Ivemarks in relation to the dis-
covery were made I))' T. A. 1 )ickinson, II. M. Smith ;
l)r. \V. II. ]\.a)inenton, President of the Natural
History Society; I Ion. Clark Jillson. A. S. Roe and
V. P. Rice."

The meetiiiLC was then adjourned.

The Annual Meetin;^^ was called on the evening
Tuesday, 13eceml)er 2d. This Ijeing the twenty-fifth
anniversar)- of the (execution of John Brov/n, the
Inisiness of the meelini.,^ was ])Ostponed, and the fol-
lowing paper appi-<jpriate to the occasion was read
by Mr. Allrc;d S. Roe.

*Mc:,>rs. K. 15. Crane, 1. .\. DiLkiiiMui. !•'. \\ Kicc, 11. L. Shuniway and
11. M. Smiili vi,itcil til.- M.riic .,f ihf ,li-c.)vciy on I'uevlay, X"V. iS, under
tlic .;;i'.idan';L- ..f Dr. 1". W. r,ii.,;liam of Slncu>liuiy, wliu war- lirst nutitied of
I'lL- ui.'tlcr l.y Mr. Maynard. Suiiie of liic teclh and olht-r remains were

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