• Archives,  History,  Library News

    William Dwight Chandler, Form of 1880

    Here is a cabinet card portrait of William Dwight Chandler, a St. Paul's School student from 1875-1881, for #throwbackthursday . A few years after graduating he became the publisher of the Concord Monitor and later in life was the Postmaster of Concord, NH. He is shown here with his high wheel bicycle - a very popular item at SPS during that time. #ohrstromlibrary #ohrstromlibrarydigitalarchives #spshistory #iamsps #throwback #tbt #pennyfarthing #highweel #bicycle #highwheelbicycle #williamdwightchandler #formof1880 #concordnh #concord #concordmonitor @concordmonitor #postmaster #cabinetcard #kimballstudio

  • Archives,  History

    The Year in Review: 1910

    The Record of 1910 and 1911, School publications covering the 1910-1911 academic year,  provide some insight into what student life was like one hundred years ago.  The Reverend Dr. Henry Ferguson was Rector, only the third Rector in the School’s then fifty-four year history.  Interestingly, Ferguson served as Rector from 1906 to 1911, a one-hundred year parallel to our current – and retiring – Rector, William R. Matthews, Jr. In 1910, Kimball Studio of Concord took this photograph of the entire School.  The Record tells us that there were 328 students, all boys,  with 1.5% of them listed as coming from outside the United States.  In 2010, the students number…