Harvard College graduates its largest ever class, watched by Stephen Douglas and Charles Sumner

Harvard College held its 219th commencement ceremonies at the First Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  In front of Stephen Douglas, Edward Everett, and Charles Sumner, one hundred and seven students were graduated, the largest class ever up to that point.  Honorary degrees were awarded to, among others, James Walker, the retiring President of the College, and Lord Lyons, the new British ambassador to Washington, DC.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Harvard College, Report of the Class of 1860 (New York: S. Angell, 1880),  200-201.
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