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The following resolutions, adopted by various associations and communities in different parts of the country will show something of the extent and strength of Dr. Philbrick's influence throughout the nation :
DEPARTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENCE OF THE NATIONAL
ALLIANCE, OHIO, March 15, 1886. Mrs. John D. Philbrick, Danvers, Mass.,
DEAR MADAM: - At the late meeting of the Department of Superintendence of the National Educational Association at Washington, D. C., the following resolutions were unanimously adopted :
Whereas, We, the officers and members of the Department of Superintendence of the National Educa. tional Association, have learned of the death of John Dudley Philbrick, LL.D., of Massachusetts, who for more than twenty-five years has been an active and enthusiastic member and an ex-President of the Association, desiring to place upon record our appreciation, esteem, and love of him, adopt the following:
Resolved, That this Association mourns the loss of one of its most devoted and intelligent workers in the
cause of popular education. As a teacher, superintendent, and writer upon educational topics for more than a third of a century, he has ranked among the foremost educators of this country. Wise and discreet in counsel, energetic and enthusiastic in action, helpful and sympathetic in his relations with his co-workers, he left behind him a record full of inspiration and worthy of imitation.
Resolved, That the cause of general education has sustained a heavy loss in being deprived of his zeal, energy, and wisdom, which have pre-eminently characterized his long career.
Resolved, That the Department of Superintendence especially desires to recognize the eminent services of Mr. Philbrick in this special field of educational work, in which he labored nearly a quarter of a century, achieving not only a national, but a world-wide reputation as a superintendent of instruction.
Resolved, That these resolutions be entered upon the minutes of this department, and that a copy of them be sent to Mrs. Philbrick, to whom we tender our sincere sympathy in her great bereavement.
W. E. SHELDON,
R. W. STEVENSON,
Sec. Dep't of Superintendence.
TRUSTEES OF THE PHILBRICK-JAMES LIBRARY.
The trustees of the Philbrick-James Library, having learned with deep regret of the death of Hon. John D. Philbrick, desire to place on record their appreciation of his worth as a man, of his long and successful labor as an
educator, and especially of his interest in, and his services for the Philbrick-James Library.
Personally and as a Board we lament the loss sustained by his native town and by the Library which bears his name. His interest in both was great, and the aid rendered in selecting the Library was invaluable.
His thorough knowledge of the wants of the community and his intimate acquaintance with books enabled him to make the Library of the greatest possible value.
We express our sense of the salutary influence the Library has exerted, and feel that in it Mr. Philbrick has a memorial in the contemplation of which his friends may well be gratified.
We extend to his widow our sympathy in her great sorrow, and have instructed our Secretary to forward to her and to place on our records this expression of our appreciation of Dr. Philbrick's worth, and the greatness of his love.
Deerfield, N. H., March 4, 1886.
TEACHERS OF DENVER.
The following communication to the Journal of Edu. cation will explain itself :
Dear Sir: — I could write a volume without exhausting the expression of my admiration and love for the life and work of Dr. Philbrick. But
and I lack ability. Herewith please find an expression of my associates.
Very respectfully, AARON GOVE.
At the meeting of the teachers of District No. 1, after the superintendent had announced by appropriate remarks the death of Dr. Philbrick, at his home at Asylum Station, Massachusetts, a committee, representing the three several departments, - primary, grammar, and high schools, — was appointed to prepare fitting resolutions of respect.
The Committee prepared the following, which were adopted :
With the death of John D. Philbrick, we realize the loss to the profession of one of the ablest, truest, and noblest of schoolmasters ; of a life devoted to the interests of public education, stopped in the midst of its best efforts.
Along with the thousand other tributes that will be presented, the teachers of Denver beg leave to submit, in token of their respect to his memory, an expression of their kind remembrance of his life and works, and of their high appreciation of the magnitude and value of his career to the school world of America and Europe, and offer the prayer that many teachers of this land may follow in the footsteps of their cherished friend whom the Lord has called home.
They tender their sympathy, first, to the bereaved widow, and, second, to all friends, and rejoice with them that the memories of his pure life are so redolent with all that is sacred and lovely.
F. LEE FORMAN,
N. B. Coy, Denver, Col., Feb. 6, 1886. HELEN DILL.
QUINCY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION.
At the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Quincy School Association of Boston, held Feb. 12, the following testimonial to the late Dr. John D. Philbrick