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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
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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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ail of the work, made many improvements, and in 1823 began business for himself in April, and in June of that year finished and sold his first piano. This is now in the collection of early musical instruments of various types belonging to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. John Montgomery had three daughters in Mrs. Rowson's school. He was not General till the war of 1812. Recalling the interesting episode in Medford's old meeting-house (related by Miss Sargent) when Mr. Rowhed in 1870, it was not acquired by our library until March, 1901, and in the twenty years since then had been taken out but once (March, 1914). Attached to page 99 is the following typewritten statement:— In 1884 there was given to the New England Conservatory of Music an old piano—made in London in 1782. This instrument originally belonged to the Princess Amelia, the youngest daughter of George III, and she gave it to the Chaplain of the royal family, whose daughter married a Mr. Odio
ch has been told in Vol. XVI, p. 69, of the Register, by the present occupant, Mrs. Ellen Newton Brooks. It is said to have been the home of his uncle Isaac Brooks (who died in 1819), and sold by his widow. The historian's father, Jonathan, purchased it, and made it his home until his death in 1847, when his son Charles, and daughter Lucy Ann Brooks, succeeded in its occupancy. Rev. Charles passed away in 1872 and Miss Lucy Ann many years later. It is a fine example of the type of New England dwellings of the better class of the early nineteenth century, and succeeded that of Deacon Bradshaw, which was probably like Medford's oldest, the Bradbury-Blanchard-Wellington house at Wellington. The central or main portion has end walls of brick, not carried above the roof, but covered by it but with no projecting cornice. The front is somewhat elaborate in detail, though the projecting roof over the main entrance may be of later construction. The eastern wing is very long, perhaps
with some in my possession, seem to settle the question. Mathew Cradock, first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, owned several separate parcels of land in Staffordshire, England. On one of these he used to reside for a few weeks made to Governor Cradock by the General Court, March 4, 1634, was called by the Cradock family Our Manor of Metford in New England, thus being in contradistinction to the Manor of Metford in Staffordshire. That the laborers, sent by Governor Cradppositions. March 1, 1644 (the year in which Governor Cradock died) his widow rents half of her Manor in Metford in New England to Edward Collins; thus indicating a distinction between the two Manors. June 2, 1652, after the death of the widowof Governor Cradock give a quitclaim deed of said land to Ed. Collins; and in that instrument it is called Meadford in New England; thus indicating a variation of the name from Metford in Staffordshire. The Cradock family adopt the American orthogr
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., The Historian's home coming (search)
or not, he was certainly present (by his own testimony) at the old home on that fateful day of the tornado of August, 1851. He was requested by the citizens to gather facts relating thereto, which he did, and published a little later. He was in his sixty-first year when he came back to the old home to go no more out. His had been an eventful and busy life. He had just completed his history of his native town, a work of considerable magnitude. Prior to 1840, local or town histories in New England were but few (only about thirty-five) and these were rarely more than sixty pages. Mr. Brooks' work was of nearly six hundred pages, and doubtless was an incentive to others in the years soon following. He labored under the disadvantage of an utter absence of any local public records whatever prior to 1674, and supposed such to have been made but lost. We of today are strongly inclined to the belief that nothing can be lost which was not possessed. He was an enthusiast in what pertai
nding that our Cradock inherited property and built a new house at Caverswall, Staffordshire. One or two miles from Stone, Staffordshire, and seven from Caverswall is a hamlet spelled Mayford, Mearford and Formerly Metford Being so near to Metford it is possible that he had an estate there, and that there the name of this town originated. The deeds of Cradock's wife and daughter relate to lands in Medford, Massachusetts, and the property is described as in our manor in Metford in New England. Sir William de Caverswall built a castle at Caverswall in 1275. It fell into a ruinous condition, and according to some authorities, was rebuilt in 1643 by Matthew Cradock— others say by William Cradock. It is of unpretending character, with a massive tower, in imitation of a medieval castle, with a moat wall, buttresses and turrets. This is on the tomb of William de Caverswall: Will of Carswall, here lye I, That built this castle and pooles hereby. Underneath it has been wri
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., The Medford Indian monument (search)
hundred acres there was at least one dwelling, to which one of the sons came in 1679, which housed several generations for just a century, when his grandson had it torn down. Twenty years more, and the old waterway, the Middlesex canal, was cut through its site across the highway and through the farm then in possession of Peter Chardon Brooks. He began in 1802 to erect back from the old way, fittingly called Grove street, a mansion house befitting his means—he was the merchant prince of New England. It took four years for its completion, and meanwhile the canal was finished and in operation, thus dividing his farm into two parts, the farm buildings on one and the new and stately dwelling on the other. The canal proprietors were obliged to build and maintain an accommodation bridge in such cases, which they did. After some twenty years, Mr. Brooks replaced their plain wooden bridge with one of dressed stone, a beautiful elliptic arch of Chelmsford granite, which was in keeping wi
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Medford Church anniversaries. (search)
ted, they gracefully yielded to their associates and gave the newly called pastor their loyal support. Then came the Revolution, which like all wars, had its debasing effects, however much patriotism may be commended. The state religion of New England was of the Congregational order of Pilgrim and Puritan. In the reconstruction that followed the Revolution came the rallying of other religious forces and effort in the organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1789 and the Protestantof the older with the younger church in 1874. And Mystic Church made a good beginning this year toward that event. On Friday evening, October 20, an illustrated lecture by the pastor showed the Pilgrims from old England and the Puritans of New England, the founders of Congregationalism. Sunday, October 22, its announcement styled Historical Day. The usual form of Sabbath worship was observed, and the pastor, Rev. Thomas C. Richards, took for text of his anniversary address Heb. XI: 40: