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The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1886. The Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 2, February, 1886.   By:

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The New England Magazine and The Bay State Monthly are two excellent publications that provide readers with a diverse range of content. Both magazines feature a mix of articles on history, literature, and current events, making them a great choice for anyone interested in learning more about New England culture and society.

In the February 1886 issues, readers can find fascinating pieces on topics such as the history of New England towns, profiles of notable figures, and poetry and short stories that showcase the region's literary talent. The magazines also include illustrations and photographs that bring the text to life and help readers to visualize the people and places being discussed.

Overall, The New England Magazine and The Bay State Monthly are well-written, informative, and entertaining publications that provide a valuable glimpse into the past. Whether you are a history buff, a literature lover, or simply curious about New England, these magazines are definitely worth checking out.

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THE

NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE

AND

BAY STATE MONTHLY.

OLD SERIES FEBRUARY, 1886. NEW SERIES VOL. IV. NO. 2. VOL. I. NO. 2.

Copyright, 1886, by Bay State Monthly Company. All rights reserved.

Transcriber's Note: Minor typos have been corrected and footnotes moved to the end of the article.

TUFTS COLLEGE.

BY REV. E. H. CAPEN, D.D.

[Illustration]

Tufts College is situated on the most beautiful and commanding eminence in the southeasterly part of Middlesex county, within the town of Medford and on the borders of Somerville. This eminence was formerly called Walnut Hill, on account, it is said, of the heavy growth of hickory timber with which it was covered at the time of the settlement of the colony, but is now called College Hill, on account of the institution which crowns it. The land on which the College is built is a part of the farm which the late Charles Tufts received by way of inheritance; and, when asked by his relatives what he would do with the bleak hill over in Medford, he replied, "I will put a light on it." The tract of land originally given by Mr. Tufts consisted of twenty acres. Subsequently he gave his pledge to add other valuable tracts adjoining. This pledge has been fulfilled, so that the plot of ground, belonging to the College, given by Mr... Continue reading book >>


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