Katharine Allen of Worcester, who died August 23, 1913, named the Institute and Memorial Hospital as residuary legatees of her estate. The bequest was a memorial to her father, Charles Allen, distinguished member of the Massachusetts bar, one-time member of the State Legislature and member of Congress from 1849 to 1853. First fruits of this bequest were $117,500; subsequent additions to the fund were nearly $50,000. The other accession was the Alzirus Brown fund for scholarships, bequeathed in memory of a prominent Worcester citizen whose wealth had been accumulated in trucking. Mrs. Harriet D. Brown, who died November 23, 1912, had designated in her original will that the Institute should receive $12,000, and that most of the residue of her estate should go to the Art Museum and the Public Library. When the terms of Stephen Salisbury's will became known, she added a codicil which cut off these beneficiaries and made the Institute residuary legatee. This fund, the first to provide unrestricted scholarships, amounted to $49,000 in 1914, was increased to $73,000 in 1915, and subsequently reached a total of over $140,000 due to profits on stock transfers.
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