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SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG In Bobby’s undergraduate days at Harvard I had an place of work off the library within the Fogg Museum, the place i used to be a professor within the high quality Arts division. It used to be instantly obtainable to somebody who desired to stroll within the door. Bobby did so usually. He could take a seat himself down and open up a topic of dialogue which would or is probably not suitable, after which he may very speedily get lost into philosophical generalizations of completely outstanding breadth and confusion. It used to be virtually most unlikely to get him to imagine in a consecutive and disciplined means. yet he could insist on mentioning the heavy artillery, concerning himself with first rules on the philosophical point. He particularly used to be extraordinarily clever. One felt that his highbrow derailments have been the outcome of mental factors, now not of any disorder of brain. occasionally he could say issues that had the main awesome acuity, fairly nice highbrow penetration, yet he himself was once by no means available to his personal severe schools. usually he pointed out his father, characterizing him in a fashion which i will simply describe as pathologically hostile—a courting ruled by means of buckets of incompatibility. Duke couldn’t see in any respect what Bobby used to be approximately; extraordinarily impatient with him. And Bobby, on his part, used to be totally adversarial to his father’s insistence upon stringent fiats and the entire virtues that Bobby proposal have been Boy Scoutish. The Porcellian membership, Harvard, 1953. Bobby is within the again row, fourth from left. WILLIAM ALFRED The peculiar factor was once that, regardless of Bobby’s visible problems along with his father, he carried his father’s nickname, Duke, via university. He used to be a truly unusual younger guy. He had those suits of irascibility and genuine weirdness. His freshman consultant gave him to me and acknowledged, “See in case you can’t get this man via his sophomore 12 months. ” He was once taking superb Arts on the time, and that i provided to train him. in advance of Christmas, 1952, he passed in a paper which didn’t make any experience to me. 1 acknowledged, “Read it to me sentence via sentence after which inform me what they suggest. ” We talked it over; it was once like giving dictation. After your time he started to get the cling of it. He may possibly write by means of himself then. yet after Christmas holiday at domestic he simply gave up. i used to be informed that his father stated such things as “You’re kind of silly. You’re only a handsome Airedale. I don’t imagine you should use your brains. Your basically wish in lifestyles is to marry a few wealthy woman. ” “I can’t do any further work,” Bobby advised me. “I’ve obtained those bad pains in my knees. ” He had taken up loads of my time that my first response used to be to take a e-book and hit him at the best of the top, he made me so damned mad. He informed me, “Every time i'm going domestic i am getting the stuffing kicked out of me, and that i simply don’t see what’s the use. I’m going to permit every thing slide. I simply don’t care no matter if I cross or now not. ” I’d by no means obvious anyone cave in that quick. no matter what occurred in the market should have been lousy. THOMAS J. MCGREEVY a part of what most likely eventually set Bobby off used to be the top of his romance with Randy Redfield.