omen in Various Ages and Nations, two volumes, 1854; Fact and Fiction; Aspirations of the Spirit; The Freedmen's Book, 1865; Progress of Religious Ideals Through Successive Ages, three volumes, 1869; Romance of the Republic, 1867; Autumnal Leaves, 1857; Looking Toward Sunset, 1865; Biographies of Good Wives; and Letters, collected after her death.
Maria Gowen Brooks was born in Medford in 1794.
She went abroad, met many famous people, and achieved an international reputation for her poetry—J the North American Review.
A unique pamphlet was written in 1847 by Abijah Baker—The Ark, Ships and Shipbuilding, with a Brie History of the Art, and a register of vessels built in Medford.
James Gilchrist Swan wrote Life in the Northwest, in 1857, and later the Amoor River.
He was the author of many monographs on ethnology and made himself an authority, through observation, on the customs and languages of the Northwestern Indians.
Much of his work was given to the Smithsonian Institution