The following announcement has been sent out by the committee in charge of the fund for a memorial to the late Professor A. P. Peabody:
"The donations thus far received for the memorial to the Rev. Dr. Andrew P. Peabody slightly exceed $3,000.
"There is now in Gore Hall a marble bust of Dr. Peabody; and a portrait of him by Vinton, taken while living, will probably be given to the University at some future time.
"It has, therefore, been decided by the Committee to expend a small portion of the subscription for an appropriate tablet, to be placed, with the permission of the College authorities, in Appleton Chapel, and to put the balance into a fund for needy students or into a scholarship. This gift to bear Dr. Peabody's name, and mention of the same to be made on the memorial tablet.
"Dr. Peabody's ever ready sympathy and his many acts of kindness gave him so unusually strong a hold upon the affections of the Harvard students in the last thirty years that it seems especially fitting for the alumni of the College to associate his name with a constantly recurring beneficence to their successors in the years to come.
"It is believed that many graduates who have not yet responded will be glad to increase, by their donations, the usefulness of the Peabody fund, and that some who have already given may wish to add to their gifts.
F. W. HUNNEWELL,CHARLES C. BEAMAN,JAMES BARR AMES,AUSTEN G. FOX,JOHN F. ANDREW,EDMUND L. BAYLIES,GORDON DEXTER.AMORY A. LAWRENCE, Treasurer,No. 68 Chauncy Street (or P. O. Box 2155), Boston, Mass.
Boston, March, 1895."