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Harvard Faculty and Alumni 1871

Harvard Faculty and Alumni 1871

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Tags: Andrew Peabody | Arthur Rotch | Henry Lodge | James Lowell | William Byerly

School - Harvard Notables
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Friday, 03 April 2009 05:29

Photos of some notables from the Harvard University class of 1871

We were quite pleased to have acquired some very nice photographs of some of Harvard universities more famous graduates and faculty. We are even more pleased to be able to offer these vintage photographs here for you to read about and view.

james-russell-lowelljames-russell-lowellJames Russell Lowell 1819-1891

Among the 60+ portrait photos we acquired, the first photo we would like to share is one of James Russell Lowell. James Russell Lowell was a very famous American poet and diplomat.

Lowell was a graduate of Harvard in 1838 and went on to become professor of languages at Harvard in 1854.Lowell continued to teach there for twenty years.

Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge Henry Cabot Lodge 1850-1924

Next we would like to share a great photo of a very young Henry Cabot Lodge. Henry Cabot Lodge was a famous United States Senator from Massachusetts who graduated from Harvard in 1872, a year after this photograph was taken.

Lodge's great grandfather George Cabot was also a Senator as was his grandson Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

Dr. A. PeabodyDr. A. PeabodyDr. Andrew Preston Peabody 1811-1893

Dr. Andrew Preston Peabody was a professor at Harvard University, but also exercised the Office of President without the title in 1862, and again from 1868 to 1869. He was also a clergyman and author.

Dr. Andrew Preston entered Harvard at the age of 12 and graduated in 1826. He was the second youngest person to graduate Harvard.


Arthur RotchArthur RotchArthur Rotch 1850-1894

Arthur Rotch held a Bachelors of Arts from Harvard, and was part of the class of 1871. He also studied architecture at MIT and Eine der Beaux Arts in Paris.

In his short careear he built many buildings, including churches and buildings for Milton Academy in Milton Massachusetts, and others throughout Massachusetts.

William Elwood Byerly PhDWilliam Elwood Byerly PhDWilliam Elwood Byerly PhD.

William Elwood Byerly was the first Harvard PhD, in mathematics, in 1873.He was part of the Harvard Bachelors of Arts class of 1871.

Byerly became a Harvard Professor of Mathematics from1881 to 1906 and Perkins Professor of Mathematics from 1906 to 1913. He also wrote textbooks on mathematics.


Professor GurneyProfessor GurneyProfessor Ephraim Whitman Gurney

Professor Gurney was professor of history from 1869 to 1886 and Dean (Coll. Faculty) from 1870 to 1876.




Professor Edwin Pliny SeaverProfessor Edwin Pliny SeaverProfessor Edwin Pliny Seaver

Professor Seaver was one of the Overseers of Harvard University in 1879, 1885, 1894,1896, and 1902.

In 1880 he became Superintendent of the Public Schools of the City of Boston and re-elected every2 years until 1904. He,along with George A. Walton, wrote the Franklin Arithmetics.

Professor Seaver was also the author of The Formulas of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry in 1871 and a larger work called A Mathematical Handbook containing the chief Formulas of Algebra, Trigonometry, Differential and Integral Calculus and Analytical Geometry in 1907.

Two Harvard University Professor Photos

We have not had the time to research the next two Harvard Professors, so if you know a little bit about them, feel free to leave a comment below. If we can confirm your information we will add it to this article.

As stated above in this article, we have 60+ photographs of the Harvard class of 1871. As we get the time we will be adding more of those photos to this article. Stay tuned.

The images below are in order from left to right;

  1. Professor Grun
  2. Professor Bocher

Professor GrunProfessor Grun Professor BocherProfessor Bocher

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