l 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 his appeals for the Middlesex Fells and the forests, with a sketch of what he did for both.
Richard Price Hallowell was the author of Quakers in New England, 1870; Quaker Invasion of Massachusetts, 1883; Pioneer Quakers in Massachusetts, 1887.
Mrs. Anna Davis Hallowell edited the Life and Letters of James and Lucretia Mott, 1884.
John Ward Dean, whose long and valuable services as librarian of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society has made all investigators in that most patient of studies indebted to him, has written a History of the Gerrymander, 1892; Descendants of Thomas Deane, 1883; Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Ward; Memoirs, Rev. M
sium of the seminary.
The outbreak of the Civil War blasted all hope, and the school closed.
For a time thereafter, with her father, Ebenezer Smith, Mrs. Smith resided in the Mystic Mansion.
The town of Medford still held a mortgage on the property and had taken possession thereof.
The elder Mr. Smith died in August, 1864, and in 1866 the claim of the town was satisfied by the payment of nearly $3,500.00, and the property came into the hands of trustees under the Smith will.
Early in 1870 the entire estate came into new ownership, and after lying dormant for seventeen years the enterprise of building a village, begun by the younger Mr. Smith, was commenced anew.
During later years the Mansion House had been neglected.
It was in 1871 repaired and three quarters of the dormitory extension removed, the latter made into a comfortable dwelling.
The owners, however, found the proximity of the railroad detrimental to its occupancy as a high-class residence by any one able to ma