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MEMORIAL TO THE AUTHOR OF "FAIR HARVARD."

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On the eighth of September, 1836, at the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of Harvard College, "Fair Harvard" was sung for the first time. Since that day "Fair Harvard" has been the hymn of the University, an inspiration to Harvard men the world over, wherever heard, recalling the thoughts and scenes and ideals of college days. Samuel T. Gilman, of the class of 1811, was the author of the famous ode, and it is now proposed by Harvard men in Charleston, South Carolina, to establish a room to his memory in the church in which he served for over forty years. While an undergraduate, Gilman was an editor of the "Harvard Lyceum," the first undergraduate publication. After graduation his life was one of quiet and devoted service in the ministry. His greatest service to the University was as the author of "Fair Harvard," and the CRIMSON commends the thoughtfulness of the Harvard men of Charleston, in creating this appropriate memorial to a man who made such a valuable contribution to the traditions of the University.

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