Communication

A Noteworthy Letter by Phillips Brooks.

[We invite all men in the University to submit communications on subjects of timely interest. The CRIMSON is not, however, responsible for the sentiments expressed in such communications as may be printed.]

To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

Within a few days a remarkable framed autograph letter by Phillips Brooks has been set in position on the left of the fire place in the parlor of the Phillip Brooks House. It gives Phillips Brooks' judgment of the religious character of Harvard College, and was written in March, 1887, in the first year after compulsory religious exercises in the University had been abolished, and the voluntary system introduced. The letter was written to Charles Lewis Slattery '91, now Dean of the Cathedral at Faribault, Minnesota, who has now given it to the Phillips Brooks House. It is an interesting and characteristic document both in form and contents, and is well worth careful inspection. Yours truly   JAMES HARDY ROPES.