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Tributes From The Faculty

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The Chicago Daily News quotes the members of the University faculy in its issue of last Friday: President Angelí said that Dr. Winchell was probably one of the most widely known active members of the faculty, and that in his death the University of Michigan suffered an irreparable loss. He continued, "Iregardhimasa profoundly learned man, with a mind rich in stores of many-sided knowledge. He was the most tireless student I ever knew. He would sit in his study eighteen hours out of the twenty-four and give his undivided thought to a single subject of study. His powers of mental application were almost unequaled." Dr. Winchell's colleague in the geological department, Prof. Pettee, said: "His especial claim to f ame rests upon his presentation of geological theories, to his studies upon the relationship of geology to other branches of science and to his great works on the reconciliation of science and religión. Probably his writings have done more than those of any other man of his time to create a popular interest in geology among Americans." Prof. P. R. B. DePont said: " I knew Dr. Winchell best as a friend. He was a man of indefatigable energy and a worker the like of whom I never met. His work was so sytematized that he could carry on three or four wearing labors at once. He was a devoted man, gentle, and a harmonious and loving household mourns him." Prof. M. W. Harrington, of the astronomical observatory, said: "I regarded Dr. Winchell with deepest love. He was a really able and brilliant man, and a deeply religious man. His reputation was worldwide." Judge Thomas M. Cooley said: " I esteemed him as a man of large acquirements as a teacher and scholar. They were more extensive than those of any other man on the faculty. He cultivated the fields of knowledge more widely than any man I ever knew. He was a great geologist, an excellent mathematician and an accute philosopher. Had he taken the chair of philosophy he would have made himself famous in that line. He had a deep fondness for astronomy, and in conversation with me he showed a grasp and appreciation of the problems of law that proved him to have an eminently legal mind." Prof. Francis W. Kelsey said: "A man of broad and catholic views, one of the last of his literary labors was working up a Latin grammar of scientific terminology. His philosophical views were of great interest to me. An enthusiast in fine music, he was one of the projectors of the University Musical Society." Prof. Calvin Thomas said: "Dr. Winchell was the most learned, industrious and widely known man of the faculty, unless we except Judge Cooley. Like all who attempt to popularize science, he had been much criticised, but his works cannot be considered as of a popular character merely. He was the author of over three hundred scientific memoirs. He had little of the schoolmaster in his character, but laid the fsuits oí his vast knowledge before his pupils. ' '