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he Somerville Historical Society, held Wednesday evening, January 8, to take action on the death of Elbridge S. Brooks, first vice-president of the society, a committee, consisting of President John F. Ayer, ex-President Charles D. Elliot, and Vice-President L. B. Pillsbury, was appointed to represent the society at the funeral; a committee was also appointed to prepare a suitable memorial of the deceased. Under the auspices of this society a memorial service was held Sunday afternoon, February 16, in the Unitarian church, on Highland avenue, in honor of the late Elbridge Streeter Brooks, story-writer and historian. Besides the other exercises there was prayer by President Capen of Tufts College; introductory remarks by John F. Ayer, president of the Historical Society; addresses by J. L. Harbour, one of the editors of the Youth's Companion; Hezekiah Butterworth, author and editor, and Rev. William H. Pierson, Mr. Brooks' pastor; and the singing of a hymn written by Sam Walter Fo
easure in herewith enumerating the papers read and the talks given during the several years from 1899-1903. Many of these papers will prove of great historical value, and will furnish one of the principal sources from which the future local historian will draw his material. The talks, too, that have been given from time to time have been exceedingly interesting and valuable, and the neighborhood sketches, as bits of local history, will certainly furnish data of permanent worth. 1899: February 16, The Stinted Common (a term applied to a large area of Somerville in the early days), Charles D. Elliot; March 2, Early History of the Tufts House, L. Roger Wentworth; Reminiscences of Domestic Life in the Tufts House, Mrs. Helen E. Heald, Mrs. E. A. Maynard; March 16, Genealogical Records, Frederick W. Parker; A Paper on Genealogy, Charles Carroll Dawson, read by Howard Dawson; March 30, An Evening with Sam Walter Foss; April 13, An Address Commemorative of the Battle of Lexington, Rev.