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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
hom he finally made his wife. For forty years all the printing done in the British Colonies in America was done on this press, Stephen Daye being followed by his son Matthew, and he by Samuel Green.dividual writers, but literary families. The Rev. Abiel Holmes, D. D., author of The Annals of America, came to Cambridge as pastor of the First Church in 1809; and both his sons, Oliver Wendell andnd Mrs. S. R. Putnam, were all authors. Judge Joseph Story, the most eminent legal writer whom America has produced, resided for many years in Cambridge (1829-1845), as did his son, William Wetmore r William Everett. Other instances of literary families-more, perhaps, than any other place in America has produced --might be added to these; but these are enough to show how a literary atmosphere y back to it as evening drew on. Add to all this that Cambridge, like other college towns in America, was a place of simple habits, where wealth counted for little and intellect for a great deal;