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GUNN, Frederick William, educator, born in Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 4 October, 1816; died there, 10 August, 1881. He was graduated at Yale in 1837, taught in New Preston, Connecticut, and subsequently in Towanda. Pa., with Orville H. Plait. In 1850 he established in Washington, Connecticut, the boys' boarding-school that is now known as the Gunnery. His unique methods and the homelike character of the school soon won it a wide reputation, and he continued in its charge till his death. The school is described in Josiah G. Holland's novel entitled "Arthur Bonnicastle" as the "Bird's Nest," and also in William Hamilton Gibson's "Snug Hamlet." See also "' The Master of the Gunnery " (New York. 1884).
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