Walk Across South America is of thrilling interest, and filled with geographical and ethnological data and descriptions of the flora and fauna of the countries he traversed.
His interest in natural history was the incentive for making this unusual journey, and he brought home with him a rare collection.
He also wrote the Voyage of a Paper Canoe, from Quebec to New Orleans, via the Hudson River and Atlantic Waterways, and Four Months in a Sneak Box, both records of personal experience.
In 1853 a volume of short stories, essays and poems by Louise J. Cutter were collected and published after her early death and named Cypress Leaves.
Elizabeth M. Hall compiled a book on Practical American Cookery and Domestic Economy that would repay study, even in the changed conditions since 1856.
Elizur Wright, a man of words as well as deeds, translated La Fontaine's Fables, 1859, and wrote Savings Bank Life Insurance, 1872, and Trap Baited with Orphan, 1878.
His daughter Ellen published
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In 1851 the great tornado which wrought such havoc in West Cambridge (now Arlington) and Medford totally wrecked this schoolhouse, but did little damage to the almshouse.
Fortunately there were no children hurt in the schoolhouse wreck, as it was vacation time, but the school was to have opened two days later.
It is said, however, that the great September gale of 1815 blew down the chimneys and broke the almshouse windows badly.
In 1853, Medford having built a new (the present) almshouse, this house, with its land, was sold for $3,690.10. Thomas P. Smith was the purchaser, and he had also acquired all the territory in Medford lying westward there — from between High street and Mystic river.
Traversing this had been the Middlesex canal, but this had been discontinued in the preceding year.
Mr. Smith was a man of much public spirit and enterprise, and had planned here a suburban village to be called Brooklands, with numer