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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Literary men and women of Somerville. (search)
number of more than forty volumes. His first book was a biography of Rev. Elbridge Gerry Brooks, dedicated to the author's mother,—whose loyal and loving aid made more effective the life-work of my father. Many of the volumes by Mr. Brooks have attained a wide popularity, and so have met his cherished wish, that his works in thehat they had been often and vigorously handled. The kind of writing in which Mr. Brooks excels is a mingling of historic fact with playful imagination. Take, for exding facts in our country's history. Into the so-called fiction written by Mr. Brooks historic fact enters almost unawares, just as in books whose main interest is Christmas, St. Valentine's Day, or Midsummer Eve. Throughout the works of Mr. Brooks there is earnest effort to make the historic parts correct as to fact, and alome of his sketches. It is their truth to history that makes the writings of Mr. Brooks respected by older readers, who, as well as the young, are at the same time a
cises. Elbridge Streeter Brooks, the subject of this memorial, was born in Lowell April 14, 1846. His father, Elbridge Gerry Brooks, was a prominent minister in the Universalist church, and one of the organizing spirits of that denomination. La, and eloquent preacher, received the degree of doctor of divinity from Tufts College. The mother, Martha Fowle (Munroe) Brooks, was a cultivated and homemaking Christian gentlewoman, descended from the Munroes, who fought so bravely at Lexington, a The Rev. Anson Titus, in an appreciative article, printed in the Somerville Journal, February 21, 1902, thus speaks of Mr. Brooks' ancestors:— Mr. Brooks was of rugged Puritan ancestry. His paternal family was of the best of ancient Kittery oMr. Brooks was of rugged Puritan ancestry. His paternal family was of the best of ancient Kittery on the coast of Maine; his maternal ancestry was of Charlestown and Lexington stock. His father was a man forceful and eminent in the ministry of the Universalist church. His grandfather, Oliver Brooks, was of Eliot, Me., but who, with his wife, S
. 17. Brickmakers. the last of the, II.—20. Brickmaking, II.—16. 17. Brickmaking, materials for, II.—17. Brighton Street, III.—15. Bridge, Cambridge, II.—10. Bridge, Charlestown, II.—8, 10. Bridge, Essex, II.—8. Bridge, Maiden, II.—8, 16. Bridge, London, II.—8. Bridges, Ferryman, I.—21. Broadway, Somerville, I.—31, 32; II.—21, 22, 25; III.—12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21. Broadway Park, II.—19. Brooklyn Daily Times, I.—8. Brooks, Christine, I.—11. Brooks, Elbridge Gerry, I.—7. Brooks, Elbridge Streeter, Biographical Sketch of, I.—7 to 13. Brooks, Elbridge Streeter, Ancestry of, I.—7, 8. Brooks, Elbridge Streeter, Action of Somerville Historical Society on death of, I.—13. Brooks, Elbridge Streeter, Funeral Services, I.—11. Brooks, Elbridge Streeter, Memorial Services in honor of, I.—13, 14. Brooks, Elbridge Streeter, Occupations of, I.—8. Brooks, Elbridge Streeter, Published Works of, I.—