A Memoir of Robert C. Winthrop

A Memoir of Robert C. Winthrop

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A Memoir of Robert C. Winthrop

A Memoir of Robert C. Winthrop

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HON. ROBERT C. WINTHROP died in Boston, November 16, 1894, in his eighty-sixth year. The Massachusetts Historical Society -- over which he had formerly presided for thirty years, and of which he had been a member more than half a century -- soon after printed and circulated the tributes then paid to him by leading members, and, in accordance with usage, appointed one of their associates to prepare a memoir. This duty fell upon the undersigned, and the reason the performance of it has been so long delayed, in conformity to Mr. Winthrop's wishes, is explained in the following pages. For the present volume the Society is in no way responsible. The memoir is issued in a separate form for convenient reference and for distribution among leading public libraries and the libraries of learned institutions. Any such libraries which do not receive it may, if they so desire, communicate with the undersigned.

Several engravings of Mr. Winthrop -- none of them wholly satisfactory -- have from time to time appeared in different publications. Instead of furnishing one which has been used before, the experiment has been tried of reproducing likenesses of him taken at widely separated periods of his life, and which possess, at least, the merit . . .

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