Wesley C. Sawyer

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1885, Dec. 22: heard of conspiracy to exterminate Chinese in California; would like a position with the university; 1886, April 14: thoughts on university library's needs, Sawyer family history being written; 1887, June 6: working on his book, planning to come to California



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" A MARVEL of clear statement, compact and yet excellent arrangement of the Etymology and Syntax of the German language. It is all that can be desired. It is certainly worthy of universal adoption."- M.J. Griffin, Teacher of German, Syracuse High School, N.Y.

A Practical German Grammar. By Wesley C. Sawyer, PH.D Professor in the Wisconsin State Norman School, Oshkosh; Member of the American Philological Association, etc. 12mo, cloth, 177 pp. Retail price, $1.00

Published by S. C. Griggs & CO., Chicago.

'' It seems to me exceedingly well adapted to its purpose.''Wm. F. Warren, S. T. D., LL.D., President of Boston University.

''For a short course, it is much the best grammar that I am acquainted with.''- F. P. Jordan, Teacher of German, Battle Creek H. S.

''The plan of this grammar is happily conceived and success fully executed. I am particularly pleased with the order adopted in the work.''- R. H. Garnett, Prof. of German, Georgetown College, Ky.

"The simple directness and clearness of the work make me anxious to command the time to investigate it very fully. So far, I must confess to a very favorable estimate of it." - John S. Irwis, LL.D. Sup't of Public Schools, Fort Wayne, Ind.

''I have examined it with considerable care and like it very much, and had we not introduced another text-book one year since I should certainly have sent you an order for its introduction into our schools.'' - H. E. Robbins, Sup't of Schools, Lyons, Iowa.

''A very attractive little book. Your idea seems to me a good one, and it is certainly very happily expressed. The fonetic part, the pronunciation is especially clear and simple.''- F. A. March, LL.D. Prof. of English Language and Comparative Philology, Lafayette College, Penn.

''He has not only introduced many new features, which will at once commend themselves to practical teachers, but he has greatly con densed the grammars in common use, and relieved the student from burdening his memory with an unnecessary amount of grammatical lumber. We heartily commend it.''- Zion's Herald, Boston.

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Sawyer's Practical German Grammar.

'' It will lead the students over the rough and stormy road of German grammar with comparative ease.''- New York School Journal.

" A very clear, compact and direct exposition of the etymology and syntax of the German language. It contains nothing but the essentials necessary to thorough knowledge of the language.''- The Interior.

''Prof. Sawyer has sought to simplify the first steps, throwing out the unnecessary details and concentrating the pupil's attention upon the normal forms without too much delay over variations and irregularities, so that a fair working knowledge of the language may be obtained in a single term of fourteen weeks. The work has been tested by practice, and the result is expressed in high commendations for its clear statement, compact arrangement and general efficiency.''- New York Home Journal.

"You have done well to make so much of the script, your rules for pronunciation appear to be eminently simply, clear, good, and likely to produce correct results. The method as to adjectives and verbs is calcu lated greatly to lessen the difficulties in those branches of the study, and I am much struck with the way in which you have condensed the whole grammar, yet at the same time have made it not less but more easy for the beginners to grast.'' - Geo. Lathrop, Concord, Mass.

''It supplies accurately a demand not heretofore adequately met my more pretentious text-books. The author introduces instructive matter not usually available in the early study of the German language, simplifies the ordinary difficult arrangement of the verbs, refers the declension of the adjectives to a single controlling principle, and reaches quickly the core of the study and without the burden of useless rules and wild deriva tions so often used to pad and fill. It will be found absolute economy of time and care to purchase the well-filled little volume.''- AppletonPost, Wis.

''Some of the most striking features of this new work may be seen in the very full and careful treatment of orthography, with original explanations and illustrations, the short course of actual translation and writing of German, the simplicity and perspicuity of the whole work. On eight pages of most beautiful print the whole declension and comparison of adjectives is taught, with exercises for practice. The brevity and simplicity with which the author treats the gender, number and declension of nouns is something almost marvelous, in view of what it is customary to find in German grammars for schools.;;- Practical Teacher, Chicago.

A SPECIMEN COPY for examination will be mailed post-paid to any teacher on receipt of 67 cents. SUPPLIES FOR FIRST INTRODUCTION, ordered direct from the publishers, will be sent, expressage prepaid, at 67 cents net per copy.

S. C. GRIGGS & CO., Publishers, Chicago.

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1a Portiens Str. I.

Dresden, Saxony, Dec. 22nd 1885.

Judge Loranzo Sawyer,

San Francisco, California.

My Dear Sir:

My German daily paper announced this morning that a conspiracy had just been discovered in your state which aimed at the extermination of the Chinese in the commonwealth and the destruction, at the same time, of several of the foremost citizens. Among the latter, I recognized your own name and that of Senator Stanford as proscribed and assigned for slaughter. Happily, the same dispatch announced the detection and arrest of the conspirators. I hope to hear of such a disposition of them as will affectively discourage all

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Villa Dressler,

Loschwitz, bei Dresden,

Germany, April 14th, 1886.

Hon.Lorenzo Sawyer, San Francisco, Cal.

My Dear Sir:

Your esteemed favor of the 16th Feb. was cause of special gratification. I did not even know that the organization of the new university had gone so far as a Board of Trustees, and it was not till after I had written to you that, in asking myself about the resources of California in men fit to take the responsible control of a great university, it came to my mind that no man of whom I had any knowledge, would be so likely as yourself to be on the Board of Trustees.

My special satisfaction in learing of your honorable position in the Board was prompted

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be known in California, so I will send whatever can make up the defect, or work under a temporary appointment till I can become personally known.

Mr. Carter sent me some advance sheets of his history, but they never reached me, and I now learn by a recent letter from Prof. Thomas J. Sawyer of Tufts College, that our friends in and about Boston are organizing a Sawyer Family Hist. Asscn for the purpose of helping Mr. Carter out, by furnishing funds and having Thos. J. - edit the work of Mr Carter. If Thos. J. - is willing to give the time to thoroughly re-write when necessary, this may be our best means to duly recognize Mr. C's labor, and at the same time secure a worthy history. I fear Mr. C's faculties have failed beyond rendering much trustworthy service. It is important, however, to secure the stories of his information as far as it still remains in the [covered by tape]

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