1863 - 64 1913 -14
RT. REV. JOSEPH (CRUNCKSHANK TALBOT, D. D.
This little Historical Sketch of Brownell Hall is written with the hope that it may prove interesting to all pupils and patrons, and that the record of the school's struggles and accomplishments will give renewed courage and faith to those who now are responsible for its success and welfare.
In the life of a school, one cannot expect to find all smooth sailing, but the happy days and brilliant successes so far outnumber the dark days and miserable failures that we gladly forget the latter, and dwell only on that part which is pleasant and profitable.
Many of the records have been lost, but by dint of much letter-writing and careful comparison of court house records, old newspapers, old catalogues and the secretary's book belonging to "The Board of Trustees," we have gathered the important facts contained in this book.
Much of the life and the incidents narrated are personal recollections of the writer.
The work was undertaken at the request of The Alumnae Association, but so great has been the enjoyment of the task that the duty has become a privilege and the sketch is offered as a tribute of loving gratitude and loyal devotion.
FANNY M. CLARK POTTER, '73.
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