Excerpt from Harvard College, Class of 1867: Secretary's Report, No. 3, 1870
In accordance with the intention expressed in my first Report, issued at the time of our graduation, I now present you with a short record of the life of each member of the class for the past three years. The period has been, for most of us, almost, if not quite as much a time of study and preparation as were the previous four years; and, consequently, the record is, in most cases, very brief. That it is so, however, in so large a proportion of the lives, is owing to the failure of about one-half of the class to answer my circular, sent out several months since, - leaving me to supply, in the best way that I could, the facts which they could have furnished with so little trouble. My regret on this score is not so much that it has entailed more labor upon myself, as that the inevitable result must be a less complete and a less accurate account than could otherwise have been given. I have endeavored, so far as I have been able, to include all items of interest or importance, without going at length into statistics and dates, more properly recorded in the class-book. If every one who is dissatisfied with the few lines I have here given him, will remember, when the time comes for a new Report, that the Secretary does not know every thing already, as seems to be the prevailing idea, even among those from whom I have received letters, I can hope to make my fourth Report full, interesting, and valuable, in a much greater degree than is the present very imperfect one.
I have included in the Report all that I knew concerning those members of the class who did not remain with us until the end of the college course. In 1867, -i addressed invitations to those who had left college before graduation, asking them to continue their connec tion with the class. Several expressed their desire to do so, as will be seen on a subsequent page; and I shall be happy to have any additions made to this number in the future. The Faculty have recommended Garbutt for a degree of a.r., out of course, this year.
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