HONORARY DEGREES

Conterred Today upon 30 Eminent Delegates by President Lowell.

Following the choral by the Alumni Chorus after the inaugural address President Lowell conferred honorary degrees upon 30 Delegates to the inauguration in these words;

Dector of Letters.

James Bryce, delegate from the University of Oxford; guide, honored and beloved by all students of political science, whose portrayal of our government will last as long as books are read; an enjoy who has earned the gratitude of tow nations by drawing closer the ties that bind the children of a common stock.

Doctor of Science:

William Napier Shaw, eminent in the new science of meteorology; welcome delegate from John Harvard's College, and from the ancient university whose sons here the sacred fire of learning to a new England;

Doctor of Science:

John Christopher Willis, also a delegate from the University of Cambridge; an eminent botanist, remarkable for his knowledge of tropical plants; Director of the Royal Garden in Ceylon; who has done a great work in improving the varieties useful to men;

Doctor of Science:

John Harvard Biles, delegate from the University of Glasgow; professor and master of naval architecture on the Clyde, where fleets are built that carry the commence of the world;

Doctor of Science:

Hector Frederick Estrup Jungersen, delegate from the University of Copenhagen; Professor of Zoology and Director of the Zoological Museum; heir of an ancient and virile race, who has enriched modern science by his profound studies of reproduction and development in fishes;

Doctor of Letters:

Joseph Bedier, delegate from the College de France; a scholar who adds lustre to a famous chair; a Frenchman, inspired by the literary splendors of his country, who has illuminated the origins of French romance;

Doctor of Science:

George Alexander Gibson, delegate from the University of Edinburgh; physician and professor of medicine; a clear and prolific writer; investigator of the action of the heart; distinguished teacher in a school long famous, where founders of our own medical school were trained more than a hundred years ago;

Doctor of Science:

Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn, Director of the Observatory of Groningen; astronomer and organizer of scientific work; fit representative of a strong race, already glorious in arms, in art, in learning, and in adventure;

Doctor of Letters:

Eduard Meyer, classical historian, unsurpassed by living man; doubly welcome here, as delegate from the University of Berlin, and as our fellow-teacher and comrade for the coming year;

Doctor of Laws:

Otto Gierke, delegate from the University of Berlin; soldier, historian jurist; who as a youth won the iron cross at the stage of Mezieres, and as a man has compelled the admiration of all scholars by his unmatched knowledge of legal and political thought since the Middle Ages;

Doctor of Laws:

William Peterson, Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University, whose firm hand has led it with unflagging zeal in calamity and in success; representative of the progressive vigor of Canadian education;

Doctor of Letters:

Thomas Walker, educator; Professor of Philosophy and Literature at the University of the Cape of Good Hope; not there remote, for, although eight thousand miles away, he has tilled daily the same fields in which his colleagues here have toiled;

Doctor of Science:

William Abbott Herdman; delegate from the University of Liverpool; a great authority on marine biology, who has dredged the floor of the ocean, and learned the secrets of the oyster and the pearl;

Doctor of Letters:

Edward Parmelee Morris, a delegate from Yale, our next of kin among American universities; a leader in her academic counsels; a master of early Latin, and of the significance of the Roman tongue; a classical scholar, learned and original;

Doctor of Science:

William Berryman Scott, a delegate from Princeton University; a persistent and thorough explorer of early mammal forms, he has helped to draw aside the veil that shrouds the mystery of life upon our planet;

Doctor of Laws:

Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, an institution whose services are writ large in the annals of American education; himself a teacher of teachers, to whom the country owes a lasting debt for the Teachers' College;

Doctor of Laws:

Frank Johnson Goodnow, Professor at Columbia; clear of brain and tireless in work; an expounder of administrative law and municipal government, who has trained many disciples by his teaching, enlightened the public by his works, and placed his great knowledge freely at the service of the state;

Doctor of Laws:

Edwin Anderson Alderman, President of the University of Virginia; we rejoice to greet him here for his devotion to sound scholarship, for his genial Southern sympathy, and as head of a seat of learning to which the country owes much, and under his guidance will owe more;

Doctor of Divinity:

Francis Brown President of Union Theological Seminary; honored in two continents for his labors on the Old Testament, which modern learning has made new; wise and trusted Christian teacher of whose attainments his nation is proud;

Doctor of Letters:

Frederick Jackson Turner, a delegate from the University of Wisconsin; a pioneer in American history, who has set forth in memorable pages the vast influence of Western expansion upon the civilization of our country;

Doctor of Laws:

John Henry Wigmore, delegate from Northwestern University; author of a monumental treatise on the Law of Evidence, a jurist in a day when lawyers are many and jurists rare;

Doctor of Letters:

Francis Barton Gummere, a delegate from Haverford College; a man of letters with a command of literature profound and wide; delightful writer on the origin of English poetry, whose love of song has made the history of song more lovely;

Doctor of Science:

Arthur Amos Noyes, chemist of renown; a leader of research in physical chemistry. As Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and recently its head, our neighbor, our fellow-laborer and our friend;

Doctor of Laws:

Edmund Janes James, President of the University of Illinois, under whose inspiring touch it has risen to the front rank among American universities;

Doctor of Letters:

Henry Morris Stephens delegate from the University of California; brilliant historian in many fields; careless of fame, but spending himself without stint to teach others a love of history;

Doctor of Laws:

Jacob Gould Schurman, philosopher, educator and colonial administrator; President of Cornell University, a pioneer among colleges, founded on new principles that have borne abundant fruit;

Doctor of Science:

Edward Bradford Titchener, a delegate from Cornell; thorough and exact in methods of work in a new and rich field, his researches in experimental psychology have enlarged the bounds of human knowledge;

Doctor of Laws:

Ira Remsen, President of Johns Hopkins University; eminent for his researches in chemistry; a public-spirited citizen; and worthy to lead the university that first taught our country the higher training of scholars;

Doctor of Laws:

Henry Pratt Judson, a scholar in law and in political science; President of the University of Chicago, which escaped the pains and perils of youth, and was born, fully equipped, into the fellowship of great universities;

Doctor of Science:

Elihu Thomson, prolific in research and invention; a magician who by the witcheraft of science has subdued electricity to the service of man.