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Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers


A TRULY great achievement of the life of William Barton Rogers was the foundation and establishment of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which ranks among he best technological schools in the world. His scheme as adopted by a general committee in October 1860, and it became the basis of the present Institute. If Mr. Rogers had accomplished no more than this, he would yet have done a great service to the cause of science and education. He was, however, an active investigator, and the two volumes before us testify to the keenness of his interest in all scientific subjects.

Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers.

Edited by his Wife, with the assistance of William T. Sedgwick. Vol. i. pp. viii + 427. Vol. ii. pp. vi + 451. (Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and Co., 1896.)

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Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers. Nature 56, 124–125 (1897).

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