The University is to receive $30,000 and a large amount of real estate according to the provisions in the will of Mrs. Mary P. C. Nash which was filed in Probate Court yesterday. Mrs. Nash was the widow of the late Professor B. H. Nash of the University faculty.
The will provides that one undivided half of the buildings and real estate at 134-141 Summer street and 38 Broad street, and $30,000 in Liberty Bonds be given to the University to found three trusts. One of these will be called the Josiah P. Cooke Relief Fund and the income will be given to men who are assistant professors, or instructors at the University or men who have held these positions. The second of these funds is to be known as the Josiah Parsons Cooke Mineralogical Fund in memory of her brother J. P. Cooke, former professor of chemistry and mineralogy at the University. The third one is to be the Bennett Hubbard Nash Fund in memory of her husband. It will be used to purchase books.