The class of 1883 has arranged to present the university with a portrait bust of James Russell Lowell '38, to be designed by Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the statue of "The Minte Man" at Concord. The bust, which will be completed before Commencement, will be placed in a niche i the north wall of Massachusetts Hall.
Work was begun last Monday on a concrete foundation four feet below the ground. Above this will be erected a large brick base with decorations of white stone, upon which will rest a square pedestal of Knoxville marble, will be executed in herole size by Mckim, Mead and White, of New York. A stone settee, ten feet long, will be placed in front of the statue, and the windows on each side of the niche will be bricked up in order to give greater prominence to the bust.