If the suggestion of President Eliot with reference to raising money for the Library is carried out we feel sure that the graduates and friends of Harvard will not be slow to respond to any appeal that the Corporation may make to them. The Library is, as President Eliot says, the very core of the University, and that this most important department should have its immense capacity for usefulness impaired on account of insufficient quarters can not but cause mortification to every Harvard man who has the good of the University at heart.
Harvard's past is inseparably linked with the generous benefactions of individuals and her debt to them is immeasurable, but should the fact that many of her sons have done so much to prove their devotion lessen the sense of obligation which every one of them should feel? It seems as though the enlargement of the Library was a cause which was most suitable for the combined support of all the graduates. We know if a definite appeal for this help is made, the new Alumni Weekly will carry it to them as urgently and keep it before them as constantly as it will be in its power to do.