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The two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Hopkins Grammar School of New Haven was celebrated on June 17 and 18, 1910.
The exercises of the first day were opened in Lampson Hall, on the New College Campus, at half past two in the afternoon.
The order of proceeding was as follows:
cut, President of the Senior Class.
At five o'clock a reception and lawn party was given by the Rector and Mrs. Woodford at their residence, Oak Hill, which was largely attended.
In the evening the annual Senior assembly and dance took place at Hopkins Hall.
The exercises on the second day began at Lampson Hall at half past two, and consisted of prayer by the Reverend Dryden W. Phelps, Litt.D., D.D. (H. G. S. 1872), and an historical discourse by Hon. Simeon E. Baldwin, M.A., LL.D. (H. G. S. 1857).
At five o'clock there was a reception at Hopkins House. The Alumni and the ladies of their families were received by Professor and Mrs. Henry W. Farnam (H. G. S. 1870), Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Adler (H. G. S. 1888), and Dr. and Mrs. Woodford.
In the evening the Alumni and their families dined together in the rotunda of the Yale Dining Hall. Over a hundred were present, and among them were three, Elias M. Gilbert (H. G. S. 1839), Rev. Dr. Edward O. Flagg (H. G. S. 1840), and Rev. Dr. Timothy Dwight (H. G. S. 1845), who were in the school when it was kept in the old schoolhouse on Crown street.
Hon. Simeon E. Baldwin (H. G. S. 1857), the President of the Trustees of the School, presided at the banquet, and brief addresses were made by Rev. James Morris Whiton, Ph.D., of New York City, Rector of the School from 1854 to 1864, Rev. Edward Octavus Flagg, of New York City, D.D., LL.D. (H. G. S. 1840), ex-President Timothy Dwight, of New Haven, D.D., LL.D. (H. G. S. 1845), Ziegler Sargent, of New Haven (H. G. S. 1900), George Douglas Miller, of Albany (H. G. S. 1865), Arthur B. Woodford, Ph.D., the present Rector, and Walter Camp, of New Haven (H. G. S. 1876), Secretary and Treasurer of the Trustees. Dr. Flagg also read an original poem in memory of the Rector under whom he studied when at the School, Hon. Hawley Olmstead, LL.D.
The two addresses and the poem follow this note.
Copies of this publication may be obtained by addressing the Rector, Dr. Arthur B. Woodford, New Haven, for $1.00 per copy, bound in full cloth, postage prepaid.