At the Fiftieth anniversary of the class of '58, the President, L. E. Holden, moved that the Secretary, L. M.
O'Brien, collect the material for a history of the class.
This was unanimously approved. Thereupon Mr. Holden offered
to publish the history, which offer was gratefully accepted by
The work of collection and compilation was undertaken in
the winter of 1908-9 and has been prosecuted up to the time of
Owing to the many years since the class graduated; the
lack of data respecting several of its members; and the meager
record relating to some of the class reunions, of which no complete record was found beyond a few newspaper clippings and
notices, difficulty was encountered in the collection of material
for this volume.
This was, however, greatly lightened by the valuable records
collected by E. Bruce Chandler, the zealous and enthusiastic Secretary of the class up to the time of his death in 1904, and which
were turned over to the compiler by his son, George M. Chandler,