Harvard Club of New York:
Homage to Robert Bacon

 At a meeting of
The Board of Managers
of the
Harvard Club of New York City
held on the 11th day of June, 1919,
the following memorial minute
was unanimously adopted:
--

 ON MAY 29TH, 1919,
THIS CLUB LOST BY DEATH ONE OF ITS
MOST WIDELY KNOWN, BEST BELOVED, HIGHLY
RESPECTED AND MOST DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS---
ROBERT BACON
OF THE CLASS OF 1880.

No complete estimate of
His Great Qualities of Heart and Soul,
and no adequate expression of the sense of
sorrow occasioned by his death can be entered here.
To others let it be given to record the full history of
His Big and Eventful Life.

But we, the Board of Managers of the Club,
would preserve as a permanent contemporaneous
record in our minutes some brief reference
to his college life and associations, which so
Largely influenced and shaped his career,
and which specially
Endeared Him to All Harvard Men.

Born at Jamaica Plain, near Boston, Massachusetts,
July 5th, 1860, he received his preparatory
school training at Hopkinson's School in Boston;
entered Harvard College at the
early age of sixteen years, and graduated with the
degree of B.A. before he was twenty years of age.

To those whose privilege
it was to know him well,
his manly beauty of face and figure,
his winning smile, his gentle ways,
his innate modesty, his quiet sincerity,
his freedom from cant, hypocrisy and
affectation, his ruggest honesty of
characgter and purpose, his steady
perserverance, his unflinching courage,
his fidelity to friendships, his helpful
and even extravagant generosity, his lofty
idealism and his loyal unselfish and
unswerving patriotism,
will never be forgotten---
Let them be recorded here that future
generations of members of this Club
may know how he was regarded by
the men of his own time.

ROBERT BACON
had the heart of a child
and the soul of a gentleman.
He died as he had lived
"UNSPOTTED FROM THE WORLD."

Harvard University
was very proud of him, because
she gave to him much of what he was,
and in his life and attainments he
reflected back upon her and upon
all Harvard Institutions,
a glory which repaid her many times
all that she had done for him.

Document copied from:
A. Piatt Andrew Collection,
"Red Roof", Eastern Point Road
Gloucester, Mass.
May 9, 2007