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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1,606 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 462 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 416 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 286 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 260 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 254 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 242 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 230 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 218 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 166 0 Browse Search
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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Lafayette's visit to Medford. (search)
good American help gave capable, cheerful and interested service. Mrs. Hall, with the assistance of the sister of her husband's foreman, both of whom were for many years in the employ of the Hall family, cooked the dinner, and this excellent New England woman had a vivid remembrance forever of the day, and used to tell her nieces and nephews of the various dishes served at the different courses. Three tablecloths were spread on the table, one over the other. When one course was finished anton or here, though their descriptions are brief. Lydia Francis was then a charming young girl of twentytwo, having the entree of the best society in Boston and Cambridge. She was already known as a writer, and in 1825 issued her Evenings in New England, which mentions Lafayette's entry into Boston and the reception given him, of which she was an eye-witness. We know her better as Mrs. Child, her married name, which she assumed in 1828. Miss Lucy Osgood, who was personally unknown to me,
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Some notes from my Scrapbook. (search)
epard house and Marble brook. When Brooks and Wheeler purchased their estate (1660) they also acquired a right in the landing at the Rocks, next to Thomas Marrable's (Marble's) house. The Rocks are now know as Rock hill, and Thomas Marrable's house must have stood on the east side of Marble brook, and may have been (and probably was) the identical house set off to Katherine Wyer from her father's estate. April 26, 1641. Mr. Cradock grants to Josiah Dawstin of Mistick at Medford in New England all that my messuage or tenement late in the tenure of the said Dawstin, commonly called Dixes house, together with six acres of planting ground adjoining. Also seven acres of meadow commonly called by the name of Rock Meadow. . . . The name of Rock meadow is naturally associated with Rock hill. All the early houses of which we have any record were on, or near, a traveled way. There is no other location shown that so nearly points to the neighborhood of Rock hill. It is possible tha
gious teacher and guide rather than the manager of a theological plant, built and carried on according to modern efficiency. And in this we had much in common, though I was the greatly younger man and trained in the new age. Another thing appealed to me and that was his spiritual quality. I had not thought of Unitarianism as developing the especially spiritual life, although always strong in its intellectual and ethical aspects, even though I knew the spiritual qualities of the great New England poets and philosophers who were largely of this faith. But here at least was a man, a Unitarian minister, of a distinctively spiritual, even also evangelical Christian temper, in the broad sense of the word evangelical. Some years ago, at the time of the Chapman revival meetings in Boston, I was very desirous that special union gospel meetings of all the Protestant churches of Medford might be held in this city. To do this, the basis of union would have to be simple and broad, and I t
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Some errors in Medford's histories. (search)
has been shown, Mr. Cradock's men had planted a farm at Medford in 1629, over a year before Governor Winthrop came to New England. The occupation of the land and the planting of a farm is usually considered as a settlement, and therefore Medford wghts in the soil which could not be so obtained in Medford at that time. Quite a number of our early settlers came to New England, bound to persons who advanced the necessary passage money, and were under contract to serve their masters a specifieds men. . . [P. 33.] Mr. Cradock's business was in charge of agents both before and after Governor Winthrop came to New England. [Register, Vol. 9, No. 1.] The 28th of September, 1630, Medford was taxed £ 3. for the support of military teach88.] This extract conveys a wrong impression, inasmuch as Mr. Brooks was well aware that Mr. Cradock never came to New England. And who, in a letter of April 17, 1629, speaks of the settlement of families here in these terms. . . . [P. 89.]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Something about Capt. Isaac Hall. (search)
ared to enjoy the company of those who have been redeemed of the Lord Her mortal remains were disposed of by the filial attention of her son James Hall Esq. Fred. E. Stimpson. By some inexplicable means this communication was mislaid and forgotten and has but recently come to light. It conflicts with Mr. Gleason's statement in but one particular, that of the date of Captain Hall's death, but adds interesting facts of the later days of both Captain and Mrs. Hall. We find in Halls of New England, by Rev. David B. Hall, A. M., Duanesburg, N. Y., 1883, the date of death November 24, 1789. The above work was shown us by Mrs. Annie (Hall) Gleason and is doubtless the basis of Mr. Hall Gleason's statement. By the courtesy, also, of Mrs. Gleason, we have examined the old family Bible in which are recorded the marriage of Andrew Hall and Abigail Walker, and the births and deaths of their large family. This Bible record is, Isaac Hall born January 24, 1739 died November 24, 1805. J
ssed other industrial pursuits. Slaughtering of cattle and tanning of their hides kept pace with each other in three places. Medford had even then paid the penalty for forest destruction in the loss of its water power of the brooks, and only one grist—and one saw-mill are named, these on the tidal river. Its two bake houses were the predecessors of the Medford cracker. Two householders had shops in their dwellings, and nineteen other shops were named. Perhaps some were the little New England shoe-shops, though these last may have been among the other buildings, value 20 dollars that numbered sixty-six. Parson Osgood, in his somewhat peculiar letter to his sweetheart, tells of some Medford people being bridge mad. Not the present bridge of social functions, but Maiden bridge across the Mystic. Here is the evidence, Shares in toll bridges 17. It would be interesting to know how the Medford tradesmen did business with a stock of only fifty-three hundred and fifty dollars
, with its large fireplaces and cozy-corners, was born, in 1840, a little girl destined to become one of Medford's most beloved and influential teachers. The New England Magazine states that James Barr, a Scotch gentleman traveling in the American colonies, was caught here when war was declared against Great Britain, and falling life. In answer to my inquiry, her sister, Miss Fanny Barr, writes:— There was nothing unusual in my sister's character in her early life. She, like many New England girls, was bright, affectionate and wide-awake. She began her education in the public school of her native town, afterwards attending our Appleton Academy and his effort says:— Miss E. M. Barr's school for girls in Boston for ten years was recognized as one of the best ever conducted in that city. Few teachers in New England have had the confidence and admiration of so great a circle of friends. In 1893 she gave up this school and made a journey around the world, returning in Ma