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BROOKS HOUSE ANNIVERSARY

Services This Evening to Commemorate Eleventh Successful Year.

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A special service will be held in Brooks House this evening at 7.30 o'clock to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the dedication of the house. Rev. A. P. Fitch '00, President of Andover Theological Seminary, will speak on "The Growth and Influence of Phillips Brooks House"; Dean Wells '97, on "Harvard and Phillips Brooks House"; and Professor G. H. Palmer '64 on "The Ideals of Phillips Brooks." The well-known hymn composed by Phillips Brooks, "O little town of Bethlehem," will be sung by a quartet from the Glee Club, and at the close of the addresses light refreshments will be served informally. The meeting will be open to all members and graduates of the University.

The idea of establishing a home for the student religious societies, a centre of the highest things in the voluntary student life, had been much in the mind of Phillips Brooks, and just before his death in 1893, in the midst of his power, he suggested that such a building would be the best means of commemorating his life and perpetuating his influence at Harvard. The building was opened for use in the fall of 1899, but was formally dedicated on the seventh anniversary of his death, January 23, 1900,--"to Piety, Charity, Hospitality, in grateful memory of Phillips Brooks."

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