e eastern chimney are hidden by the big elm, and no photographer's name appears, but one Copeland was delineator.
In this view the words Public Library appear on the frieze of the portico, which indicates that the view was secured subsequent to 1875.
It is a matter of regret that no files of either the Medford journal or Medford Chronicle were preserved by their publishers, for to such we would naturally refer for information.
In the early seventies (probably ‘74) the younger Magoun had put Mrs. Revd. Dr. Wm. Adams of New York.
The Mansion House of their father built by him about 1835 is already advertised for sale. Of the occupants, or if there were any during the succeeding years prior to 1874, we have no information.
Early in 1875 the selectmen of Medford were informed by Mr. Magoun, by letter dated January 22, 1875, of his intention to donate to the town the Mansion House of his late honored father for a library building.
A copy of this letter was published in the Medford