• Archives,  History,  Library News

    The Pulpit in the New Chapel

    The pulpit in the New Chapel was a gift to the Form of 1887. It is ornately carved with the symbols of the for Evangelists, the School shield, and the School symbol - the pelican. #ohrstromlibrary #ohrstromlibrarydigitalarchives #pulpit #evangelist #symbols #shield #pelican #horaescholasticae #spshistory #iamsps #chapel #newchapel #chapelofstpeterandstpaul #throwback #throwbackthursday

  • Nugalia

    June 1, 1920

    Jeepers, creepers: The “hyla crucifer” better known, perhaps, as “peeper” began nocturnal concerts April 18, and was in full cry about ten days later.  One pauses to note that according to the authorities the full-sized adult varies in length from one inch to thumb-nail size!  What would their song be like, if they were larger?

  • Nugalia

    March 26, 1894

    The fragrance of spring: Another school record broken!  A flower in full blossom (the skunk cabbage) was found by a botany walk on March 15.  This is the earliest date on which a flower has been found during the School’s history, and is a sure sign that spring will come a fortnight earlier than usual.

  • Nugalia

    April 5, 1920

    Winter wonderland: One of the most familiar sights of the winter has been the big, four-horse sleigh which has transported the children of the neighborhood to school in Concord…Those whose memories go back to the dark ages of St. Paul’s will be interested to know that the sleigh in question is the famous old “Daniel Webster,” which was used for the Washington’s Birthday expeditions to Canterbury.

  • Archives,  History

    From the Archives: Faculty Chess Tournament, 1894

    The Nugalia column in the February 22, 1894 edition of the Horae Scholasticae notes with unusual brevity: A chess tournament is being played among the masters.   Pasted to the page preceding that issue, in a bound volume of issues from 1893-94, is the card with the scores for that tournament.  Carefully recorded in red ink on what appears to be a blank playing card, in the column marked “Total” are the words “Won by Mr. Gordon”. This particular bound volume of the Horae Scholasticae has a label pasted to the cover identifying it as the personal property of Malcolm Kenneth Gordon who was a member of the Form of…