Mr. Thom Peters, Archivist
The Hopkins School (FKA Hopkins Grammar School)
New Haven, Connecticut
Apparently, JWBassett earned two diplomas from Hopkins, one in science and one in classics.
According to the 1895 Annual:
"James Walter Bassett, Mt. Carmel, 16 Dwight St." was enrolled in the senior class Scientific Course (as opposed to the Classical Course)
He was a member of Alpha Gamma Nu society (fraternity that published a newspaper, The Fence, of which there are copies in the archives).
According to the 1895 Annual, Bassett was neither a member of the Athletic Society nor of any of the musical groups.
He was a member of the Tennis Club, Dancing Club, Debating Society, Hopkins Cadets (First Lieutenant),
There is a class photo of the class of 1895 in the Annual, although it is not labeled.
According to the 1896 Annual:
"James Walter Bassett, Mt. Carmel, 99 Howe St." was enrolled in the senior class Classical Course.
He was Vice-President of his class.
He was one of the editors of The Fence.
He IS a member of the Athletic Society in 1896. He played on the "second nine" (baseball) at left field. Vice-president of Debating Society
In a section headlined "Historical Memorabilia" it says, "James Walter Bassett was born April 17th, 1878, in the quiet and peaceful village of Mr. Carmel. His father is in the manufacturing business. J. Walter says French, Scotch and Irish blood runs in his veins, but of his early ancestors little is known."
His senior quote (called a "grind"): "A study in books."
There is a class photo of the class of 1896 in the Annual, although it is not labeled.
Arthur Marvin, B.A. is listed an an instructor in English and German.
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