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OBITUARY LIST OF NOTABLE EDUCATORS.
Number of deaths, American and foreign, by ages.
AINSWORTH, Joseph F., in Dedham, Mass., October 20, 1882, aged sixty-nine years; one of the oldest, best, and most respected of schoolbook publishers in the United States. To his wise foresight the public is indebted for the introduction and success of the Payson-Dunton writing books, Bartholomew's drawing books, Professor Crosby's Greek text-books, etc.
ALLEN, Nathan, M. D., LL. D., in Lowell, Mass., January 1, 1889, aged seventy-seven years; began academic studies at seventeen years, matriculating at Amherst College, 1832; was graduated in the class of 1836; received his medical degree in the Pennsylvania Medical School in 1841; was recently honored with the title LL. D. His published works are "The Opium Trade," 1853; Important Medical Problems," 1874, etc. He was one of the oldest practitioners in Lowell.
BARNARD, Frederick Augustus Porter, D. D., LL. D., in New York, N. Y., May, 1889, aged seventy-nine years; president of Columbia College; for many years a most prominent literary man; graduated from Yale College in 1828; was teacher of deafmutes at Hartford and New York; was professor of mathematics and natural history in the University of Alabama, 1837-38, and of chemistry, 1838-54; then professor of astronomy in University of Mississippi, 1854 to 1861, becoming president the last two years; 1864 was made president of Columbia College; was president of the society for the advancement of science, and at different times an officer in the distinctively scholastic associations of Europe and America. BARTLETT, Sidney, LL. D., in Boston, -, 1888. He celebrated his ninetieth birthday the previous week and at the time was actively engaged in practice of law. BOYCE, Rev. J. P., D. D., LL. D., at Pau, France, December 26, 1888, aged sixty years; president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, of Louisville, Ky.; founder of the seminary; president of the Southern Baptist Convention; a trustee of the "Slater fund," and held many important private and public trusts. His principal published works are: "A Brief Catechism on Bible Doctrines," "The Doctrine and Uses of the Sanctuary," "The Suffering Christ," and his largest and greatest work, "Abstracts of Systematic Theology," used as a text-book in the seminary.
BRAISLIN, Priscilla (Mrs. Timothy Merrick), Holyoke, Mass., December 15, 1888; was born near Burlington, N. J., 1838; for several years taught school in that city; was chosen tutor of mathematics and chemistry in Vassar College, 1865; was placed at the head of the mathematical department, which position she held until the spring of last year, resigning to become the wife of Mr. Merrick.
BREWER, Mrs. Gardiner, in Boston, Mass., December 14, 1888, aged eighty-five years; widely known for her numerous gifts to schools and charities.