1755 April 26 (Saturday). Alpheus Newton was to have come and Sowed Wheat for me, but disappointed me. Poor Mr. Samuel Coollidge, brought up by Lieutenant Tainter, 2 or 3 Days ago, is in Town, that if he may be able he may keep School.
Coolidge (Harvard 1724) had a checkered career as librarian at Harvard, sometime preacher and schoolmaster. See Diary, Sept. 8, 1744, and July 3, 1745.