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Mr. WILLIAM C. LANE exhibited one of two known copies of a broadside dated 12 May, 1801, containing a list of all students — including one who had died and eleven who had already left College — who belonged to the Class of 1802. This list, which presumably was printed by the Class, was given to the College Library by Mr. J. de Bernière Smith. It antedates by two years the first list of students known to have been printed by the College.

The PRESIDENT announced the death, on the tenth of December, of DAVID RICE WHITNEY, a Resident Member.

Mr. FRANCIS RUSSELL Hart of Milton was elected a Resident Member.

The Rev. EDWARD HALE communicated a Memoir of EDWARD HENRY Hall, which Mr. Hale had been requested to prepare for publication in the Transactions.

MEMOIR

OF

EDWARD HENRY HALL, S.T.D.

BY

EDWARD HALE

EDWARD HENRY HALL died at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 22, 1912, after a short illness following an attack of pneumonia. Two years previously he had undergone an operation which proved more serious than had been expected and no doubt taxed his vitality heavily. But he had seemed in excellent health during the summer and fall of 1911, and had been engaged in his usual activities up to the time of his final sickness.

He was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, April 16, 1831. His father, the Rev. Edward Brooks Hall, was born at Medford, Massachusetts, September 2, 1800. He graduated from Harvard College in 1820 and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1824. He was ordained to his first pastorate at Northampton, as minister of the Second Congregational Society (Unitarian), August 16, 1826, but resigned on account of ill health December 31, 1829. Upon his recovery he took charge of the newly organized First Congregational Church (Unitarian) at Cincinnati, Ohio, in September, 1830, supplying its pulpit until June 13, 1831. In 1832 he was called to the pastorate of the First Congregational Society (Unitarian) of Providence, Rhode Island, and was installed November 14, 1832. He continued in this pastorate, increasingly honored and beloved, until his death, March 3, 1866. He received the degree of S. T. D. from Harvard in 1848. Harriet Ware, his first wife, and the mother of six children of whom Edward Henry was the only one living at the time of his father's death, was a daughter of Henry Ware the elder, Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard from 1805 till 1840, and Hollis Professor Emeritus from 1840 until his death, July 12, 185. She died June 24, 1838, and Dr. Hall later married Louisa Jane, daughter of Dr. John Park of Boston, who, with their daughter, Harriet Ware Hall, long survived him, and was as a beloved second mother to her stepson.

Edward Henry Hall prepared for college at the Providence High School, and was admitted to Harvard in 1847, during the presidency of Edward Everett. He graduated from College in 1851, during the presidency of Jared Sparks, and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1855, when James Walker had become president. Among his classmates in college were James W. Codman, Charles Franklin Dunbar, William Watson Goodwin, Samuel Abbott Green, Augustus Thorndike Perkins, William Dwight Sedgwick, George Otis Shattuck, and Frederick Winsor. Frederick Frothingham, George Hughes Hepworth, and Alfred Porter Putnam were among his classmates in the Divinity School, and Joseph Henry Thayer, who later graduated from Andover Theological Seminary, was a student in the Divinity School during Hall's senior year. He was ordained as minister of the First Parish of Plymouth, January 5, 1859, and continued in this first pastorate until July, 1867. Meanwhile, from September 12, 1862, until June 18, 1863, he served as chaplain of the Forty-fourth Regiment of Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, of which Francis L Lee, of the Harvard Class of 1843, was colonel, in active service in the Civil War, winning the respect and confidence of all in the regiment. On February 10, 1869, he was installed as minister of the Second Parish at Worcester.

Of the task upon which he entered here, and the spirit in which he performed it, his successor, the Rev. Austin S. Garver, spoke with peculiar insight and sympathy in an address which was given in the church of the Second Parish at a memorial service held April 14, 1912, and which was afterwards privately printed. Mr. Garver said:

The mid-nineteenth century was not a happy time for the liberal preacher. The earlier biblical and creedal liberalism still held sway in most of our churches. ... The harsher doctrines had been exchanged for milder, but the basis of belief remained much the same. Meanwhile floods of light were let in on these questions from scientific and historical studies which demanded new interpretations and especially fresh search for the foundations of reality. There was much confusion, and timidity. The old landmarks were disappearing, old sanctions were

Emeritus from 1840 until his death, July 12, 1845. She died June 24, 1838, and Dr. Hall later married Louisa Jane, daughter of Dr. John Park of Boston, who, with their daughter, Harriet Ware Hall, long survived him, and was as a beloved second mother to her stepson.

Edward Henry Hall prepared for college at the Providence High School, and was admitted to Harvard in 1847, during the presidency of Edward Everett. He graduated from College in 1851, during the presidency of Jared Sparks, and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1855, when James Walker had become president. Among his classmates in college were James M. Codman, Charles Franklin Dunbar, William Watson Goodwin, Samuel Abbott Green, Augustus Thorndike Perkins, William Dwight Sedgwick, George Otis Shattuck, and Frederick Winsor. Frederick Frothingham, George Hughes Hepworth, and Alfred Porter Putnam were among his classmates in the Divinity School, and Joseph Henry Thayer, who later graduated from Andover Theological Seminary, was a student in the Divinity School during Hall's senior year. He was ordained as minister of the First Parish of Plymouth, January 5, 1859, and continued in this first pastorate until July, 1867. Meanwhile, from September 12, 1862, until June 18, 1863, he served as chaplain of the Forty-fourth Regiment of Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, of which Francis L Lee, of the Harvard Class of 1843, was colonel, in active service in the Civil War, winning the respect and confidence of all in the regiment. On February 10, 1869, he was installed as minister of the Second Parish at Worcester.

Of the task upon which he entered here, and the spirit in which he performed it, his successor, the Rev. Austin S. Garver, spoke with peculiar insight and sympathy in an address which was given in the church of the Second Parish at a memorial service held April 14, 1912, and which was afterwards privately printed. Mr. Garver said:

The mid-nineteenth century was not a happy time for the liberal preacher. The earlier biblical and creedal liberalism still held sway in most of our churches. . . . The harsher doctrines had been exchanged for milder, but the basis of belief remained much the same. Meanwhile floods of light were let in on these questions from scientific and historical studies which demanded new interpretations and especially fresh search for the foundations of reality. There was much confusion, and timidity. The old landmarks were disappearing, old sanctions were

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