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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 263 263 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 98 98 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 42 42 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 40 40 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 33 33 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 26 26 Browse Search
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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 23 23 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 21 21 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 18 18 Browse Search
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s in Massachusetts since the incorporation of Salem and Lowell in 1836. But following the example of Boston's three little neighbors, New Bedford became a city in 1847, Worcester in 1848, and Lynn in 1850. Then came Newburyport in 1851, Springfield in 1852, Lawrence in 1853, Fall River in 1854, and so the list has lengthened, yertment was organized in the summer of 1846. Protection from fire was inadequate,—extremely so, when modern standards of efficiency are taken for comparison. In 1847, the old volunteer fire companies were superseded by an organization of which our present fire department is the culmination. In 1846, Cambridge was a city of walso the important personal facts regarding them, may be gathered from the following table:— Years as Mayor.Born.Died.Native of. Occupation. James D. Green.1846-47, 1853, 1860-61.1798.1882.Maiden, Mass. Clergyman. Sidney Willard.1848-49-50.1780.1856.Beverly, Mass. Professor. George Stevens.1851-52.1803.1894.Norway, Maine.
e of science, and Dr. Bigelow's plans for technological education doubtless contributed greatly to this awakening. In 1842, Dr. Asa Gray, the great botanist, came to Cambridge, and his coming marks an epoch in the scientific life of our city. In 1847, Louis Agassiz, Asa Gray, Jeffries Wyman, and Professor Horsford formed the nucleus of a school of science, which has had more influence on education in America than any other scientific institution. A large number of young naturalists hastened er rises from the perusal of his papers with the consciousness that many men of far greater popular reputation were fit only to sit at his footstool. He, too, had that fine enthusiasm which warmed the heart of the struggling scientific student of 1847,—struggling in the sense of the lack of laboratories and systematic instruction, but rich in the ability to converse with such men as Wyman. I can see now that fine profile fit for a medallion, with a face lit by the gentle glow of scientific ref
part has become happily embraced in the park areas of the city. South of the railroad, the recovery of the lowlands, although almost encompassing the most thickly habited section of Cambridge, has been till recently slow in its progress. Repeated effort through corporate union of landed interests proved unavailing to effect their transformation. The incorporation of the city and the projection of the railroad, promising a new era of prosperity and growth, encouraged certain merchants, in 1847, to undertake the improvement of the overflowed lands in this quarter. Corporate powers were secured by them from the General Court, with authority to buy and develop lands between the highlands of East Cambridge and the River Charles and north of West Boston Bridge; and the Cambridge Wharf Company was organized. Beyond the purchase of a tract along the river front and the conception of a plan of improvement, this company did little, and finally released its entire holdings to an individual
rammar school grades, it was as often called a high and grammar school as a high school. The high schools of Wards Two and Three were for both sexes, that of Ward Two being the only one in the town not associated with grammar school pupils. In 1847, the plan of uniting the high school pupils of the three wards was revived. A high school for the city (Cambridge had ceased to be a town May 4, 1846) was opened October 4 of that year in the high school building of Cambridgeport, with Elbridge e Shepard, which was known as the Winthrop before 1852, and earlier still as the North Grammar; or like the Webster, known from 1841 to 1853 as the Mason; or like the Thorndike, which, previous to 1861, was the Otis,—the school which, from 1843 to 1847, was known as the High and Grammar School of East Cambridge; or like the Washington, whose history, as we have seen, makes it difficult to assign a satisfactory date for its founding. The Morse and Wellington schools have primary in addition to t
pril 22, 1844, the Rev. Manasses P. Dougherty was appointed pastor, and on August 11, 1846, Bishop Fenwick died, and was succeeded by Father Fitzpatrick, his coadjutor, who had been the first priest of the first Catholic church in Cambridge. In 1847 Woburn was added to the parish, and Father Magrath was sent as an assistant. At this time the Catholic population had become so numerous in Old Cambridge that they desired to have a church of their own, and Father Dougherty was commissioned to er sculptured in almost human size. This parish numbers between twelve and fifteen thousand souls. Father O'Brien is still the pastor in charge, and is assisted by five curates. The Parish of St. Peter's Church. As before stated, in the year 1847 the Rev. Manasses P. Dougherty, while pastor of the parish of the Church of St. John, in East Cambridge, recognizing the necessity of church facilities for those of his flock who were settled in the northern part of the city, secured a site upon C
ed a partnership with Francis Russell, under the style of Russell & Squire, at No. 25 Faneuil Hall Market, where the new firm carried on a provision business until 1847, when it was dissolved. Mr. Squire continued the business at the same place alone until 1850, when the firm of John P. Squire & Co. was formed, his partners bei conceived the idea of making tin covers by means of dies; these articles at that time being raised up by hammering by hand, a very slow process. It was not until 1847 that he succeeded in doing such work. The business was carried along in a small way for a number of years, and finally it became necessary to establish an office rs, however, clothing has become the largest feature in the product, and the goods are now sold in almost every country in the world. Henry Thayer & Co. In 1847 Henry Thayer was the proprietor of a retail apothecary store on Main Street, Cambridgeport, and began in a small way to manufacture fluid extracts. Beginning in a