Six items pertaining to the graduating class of 1861. Harvard University.
Six items pertaining to the graduating class of 1861

Six items pertaining to the graduating class of 1861

[Cambridge]: June, 1861. Wright, J. Edward, class secretary. To Members of the Class of Sixty-one. Cambridge, March 25, 1861. Bifolium, 8vo, pp. [3]; a printed letter to the class regarding their submissions for the class year book ("Pedigree on your father's side, tracing back the origin of your family as far as possible ... Various places of residence before coming to college ... What are your plans in life?"); not found in OCLC. Harvard College. Class Day, June 21, 1861. Bifolium, 8vo, pp. [3]; order of exercises for graduation day, printing on p. 3 an "Ode" by William Franklin Snow in four octets, beginning "Brother Classmates, since first that we met in these halls / Full of pleasure the bright years have flown..." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the class poet, is listed on the program as delivering a "Poem." Brown, AAS and Boston Public in OCLC. Anon. Song for the Class of '61, [Cambridge, 1861]. Broadside, approx. 8" x 5", four octets sung to the tune of the Austrian National Hymn; not found in OCLC. Harvard University. Dinner [menu] for the Graduating Class of 1861, [Cambridge, July 17, Broadside, approx. 8" x 5", 1861]. Seven courses, from Soup and Fish, to Game, Pastry, and Dessert. Served at Parker House; not found in OCLC. Anon. Song for '61. [Cambridge, 1861]. Bifolium, 8vo, pp. [3]; printed music on p. [2], and lyrics for verses II-IV on p. [3]; ("The parting hour holds us here together / The world impatient chides delay"); not found in OCLC. Anon. Song for the Class of '61. [Cambridge, 1861]. Broadside, approx. 8" x 5"; printed music at the top followed by four verses; ("Golden and gladsome the sunlight of youth / Shines in our faces today"); not found in OCLC. Most with traces of previous mounting on versos, the last with corners clipped making the sheet an octagon; in all, very good. Item #54104

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