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A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Harvard University, for the Academical Year 1827-8.

Harvard University.

Published by University Press; Hilliard, Metcalf, & Co.; 1827., 1827
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Rare. No OCLC library holdings. Sewn wraps with front and rear covers missing, 6 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches, 24 pp. Focal mild foxing; small stain to upper right corner, 1/4 inch in greatest dimension. Lists a total of 389 students (163 graduates and 226 undergraduates). One of the Theological Students is Horatio Alger. This would be Horatio Alger, Sr., the father of the writer, Horatio Alger, Jr. ("Horatio Alger, Jr., juvenile writer, was born in Revere, Mass., the oldest child of the Rev. Horatio Alger, a Unitarian minister, and Olive (Fenno) Alger. His childhood was a long nightmare: his father, a coming-to-life of the caricature Puritan, allowed the little boy no recreation whatever; only study, discipline, and prayer under his personal supervision. He broke the boy’s will and frustrated his life. Finally Horatio was released to Gates Academy, and then to Harvard, from which he was graduated in 1852." h t t p : / / l i b w s 6 6 . l i b . n i u . e d u / 7 s u b b i o . h t m --- without the spaces). In the Medical School, one of the Instructors is George C. Shattuck. ("The annual Shattuck Lecture is named after Dr. George Cheyne Shattuck, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 1836 to 1840. By his will, probated in 1854, Dr. Shattuck left a sum of money to the Massachusetts Medical Society to be used 'for the collection and publication annually by some suitable person, of historical or other essays on the climate or the diseases of Massachusetts.' In years that followed, the Committee on Publications was directed to organize this annual event which eventually became known as the Shattuck Lecture, the lecture to be delivered at the annual meeting of the Society. The first lecture, given in 1890 by Dr. George Brune Shattuck, grandson of Dr. George Shattuck, addressed 'Influenza in Massachusetts.'" w w w . m a s s m e d . o r g / a m 9 9 / e d p r o 3 . h t m l --- without the spaces) In the list of Undergraduates are Oliver Wendell Holmes and Samuel Francis Smith. That would be Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. ("Holmes, a doctor, taught anatomy and physiology at Harvard Medical School, where he eventually became dean. However, he is perhaps best remembered as an author, and as father of American Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In addition, with James Russell Lowell, he helped found The Atlantic Monthly magazine in 1857." h t t p : / / t c h . s i m p l e n e t . c o m / b i o / h / o w h o l m e s . h t m --- without the spaces). "The secular world best remembers Samuel Smith as the lyricist for the patriotic song 'My Country ’Tis of Thee.' He and Oliver Wendell Holmes were classmates at Harvard, and at a eunion for the class of 1829, Holmes wrote: 'There’s a nice youngster of excellent pith, Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith; But he shouted a song for the brave and the free, Just read on his medal, 'My country ’Tis of thee.'" (h t t p : / / t c h . s i m p l e n e t . c o m / b i o / s / s f s m i t h . h t m --- without the spaces). The admission requirements are quite interesting: "To be received into the Freshman Class, the candidate must be thoroughly acquainted with the Grammar of the Latin and Greek languages, including Prosody; be able properly to construe and parse any postion of the following books, namely, Jacobs's Greek Reader, the Gospels in the Greek Testament, Virgil, Sallust, and Cicero's Select Orations, and to translate English into Latin correctly. He must be well versed in Ancient and Modern Geography; the fundamental rules of Arithmetick; vulgar and decimal fractions; proportion, simple and compound; single and double fellowship; alligation, medial and alternate; and Algebra, to the end of simple equations, comprehening also the doctrine of roots and powers, and arithmetical and geometrical progression." (3214016). Bookseller Inventory # 617

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Title: A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of ...

Publisher: University Press; Hilliard, Metcalf, & Co.; 1827.

Publication Date: 1827

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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