The Rogers Brothers

The Rogers Brothers
Courtesy Institute Archives

The three brothers of William B. Rogers (from left): Robert Empie Rogers, James Blythe Rogers, and Henry Darwin Rogers.

MIT founder William Barton Rogers was the second of four brothers. He and Henry Darwin Rogers collaborated on the original proposal for MIT.

It is difficult to divine how the slavery problem is to be settled; but one thing is certain, that the control of the slave interest in the politics of the continent is done forever...We have nothing doing in science or letters. Of course our plans on the Back Bay must wait for the restoration of tranquility.

William B. Rogers to Henry D. Rogers, 7 May 1861

Timeline: 1870s
Career: Education
Object: Photograph
Collection: MIT Presidents, Roots and Exponents 1875-1920, William B. Rogers