Item #67629 MEMORIAL WINDOW IN MEMORIAL HALL. Pledge Circular from Window Committee, Harvard College. N. P. HALLOWELL.

MEMORIAL WINDOW IN MEMORIAL HALL. Pledge Circular from Window Committee, Harvard College

Boston: September 1, 1886. Signed in ink by N.P. Hallowell. Printed circular. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. A very good copy. Norwood Penrose Hallowell (1839-1914) graduated from Harvard College in 1861. He was a member of the committee to raise money to put a memorial window in Memorial Hall at Harvard. Other members of the committee were A.W. Blake, O[liver] W[endell] Holmes, and W.H. Forbes (Col. William Hathaway Forbes 1840-1897). A.H. Hardy was Treasurer, and the committee hoped to raise $4000. The initial meeting secured pledges from those present amounting to $2600. This circular solicited subscriptions from members of the class who were not present at the meeting, in order to "secure a window, in design and execution, worthy of the Class which sent so many of its members into the service."
Upon graduation, Hallowell immediately enlisted in the army, and remained in the service until the close of 1863, when he was forced to resign because of disability from a wound received in the Battle of Antietam. He became Colonel of the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Infantry. He was elected in 1884 a companion of the first class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Massachusetts. He worked in 1864 in the commission house of Watts, Crane and Company, in New York; after a few months he entered into partnership with his brother, Richard P Hallowell, and took charge of a New York branch of the business. In 1869 he moved to West Medford, Massachusetts, and established himself in Boston as a wool broker and commission merchant. He was elected president of the National Bank of Commerce in Boston in 1891, and the next year retired from the wool business. Hallowell was a member of the Society of Friends; at one time, during an emergency at Swarthmore College, he filled the chair of history for a few weeks. He lived at "Noddebo," West Medford. Item #67629

Price: $85.00

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