The suggestion of preparing a necrology of alumni of Harvard College was made by Hon. Edward Everett to the compiler' of these notices in the year 1851. He began the work the next succeeding year, and has since, at the request of the Executive Committee of the Asso ciation of the Alumni, published it annually in the Boston Daily Advertiser on commencement-day. He acknowledges his obligations to Mr. John Langdon Sibley, the accomplished librarian of Harvard College, for the use he has been permitted to make of the notes and memoranda of the alumni, collected by him during his long connection with the college. The compiler intended to rewrite the earlier notices, as they were meagre and imperfect; but he was unable to do it, by reason of having partially lost his eyesight. They are therefore republished nearly as they appeared in the Advertiser. It is to be regretted that the necrology was not begun a century earlier; for then much valuable information would have been preserved which is now irrecoverably lost. The compiler hopes, that, when he shall have passed away (which, in the course Of nature, will occur at no distant period), the necrology will be continued by more able hands.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Joseph Palmer
Published Date - August 28 2019
ISBN - 9780265229880
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
Page Count - 547
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