Rev. Chester Dewey ( 1784-1867, Williams 1806) was from 1810 to 1827 professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at his alma mater, and the founder of its museum. Thereafter he had a long and distinguished career as principal of the Berkshire Gymnasium at Pittsfield ( 1827-1836), principal of the Collegiate Institute at Rochester, New York ( 1836-1850), professor at the medical school in Woodstock, Vermont ( 1842-1849), and first professor of Chemistry and Natural Sciences at the University of Rochester ( 1850-1861).
Ebenezer Kellogg, a professor at Williams College, gave his name to a building on the campus. II, 685.
Charles Sedgwick. See 60.1.
Thomas A. Gold ( 1788-1854, Williams 1806) was a lawyer and principal organizer of the Hudson and Berkshire Railroad in 1828. I, 341, 418.
Henry Hubbard ( 1783-1863, Williams 1803), lawyer and organizer in 1827 of the Berkshire County School Society, edited the Berkshire County Whig at Pittsfield from 1840 to 1849. I, 340; Birdsall, Berkshire County, pp. 109-110.
Samuel M. McKay. See 90.9.
Dr. Asa Burbank was first Professor of Obstetrics at the Berkshire Medical Institute. Smith, Pittsfield, I, 360.
Col. William Ward ( 1781-1849?) had been postmaster at Worthington since 1805. He was the son of William Ward ( 1743-1820), a first Selectman of Cummington and, in 1790, principal founder of Cummington Academy (often called "Ward's Folly"), which was attended by Bryant's mother as well as by his brother John. Only One Cummington, pp. 348, 376; Brown, John Howard Bryant, p. 13; Town of Worthington, Massachusetts Bicentennial 1768-1968 ( Worthington?, 1968?), p. 151.
Elisha Mack was later a Middlefield lawyer. Gazatteer of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1654-1887, ed. W. B. Gay ( Syracuse, 1887?), p. 329.
Jacob Porter. See Letters 6 and 7.
Great Barrington Feb 23 1824.
Yrs. of the 12th inst was duly received-- 1 You wish to know where Stevens is. A few days after I wrote you last 2 he called on me, and said that he came to see about your demands against him. I told him what I had written to you, and in answer he said that he did not mean to leave the country--that he intended to remain in West Stockbridge--that he could not pay your debt at present--but would pay it if you would give him time--and finally that he intended before long to call on you and make some arrangement of the affair with you. I believe that one item of his information is true--namely that he does not mean to pay the debt at present. I do not know of any way to secure it. Stevens is now in West Stockbridge. What is become of his goods I cannot tell. Some hides purchased by him in New York were brought from Poughkeepsie by one Brown of Pittsfield who I am told claims them.-- 3
WM. C. BRYANT