Wm to H'ry, Jan. 1, 1904. Age: 61

Just when Wm thinks he's clear of Harvard, they pull him back in:

"[President] Eliot made a long call on Alice the other day when I was too ill to see him, and said for certain reasons they did not want me to go on the retired list, but that I could draw pay equivalent to retiring allowance on the Gurney foundation, and take it out in writing and not in teaching.  This of course would be a very fine arrangement..."

President Charles Eliot, in 1904

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