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Abijah Thompson's Gleanings. We are gladly presenting a communication, inadvertently overlooked by a former editor, and which has but recently come to our notice. Its author, Abijah Thompson, wAbijah Thompson, was, at the time of writing and for some years, a member of the Medford Historical Society, and its library received many accessions from him. He was a native of Woburn, his ancestors being early sett
ebears conserved the water power, establishing a leather business.
The oak-tanned leather of A. Thompson & Co. had a wide reputation for its standard quality.
His uncle Abijah, for whom he was name itle of History of Winchester, Mass.
This must have been a labor of love on the part of Abijah Thompson, appreciated by some of his townsmen —and unappreciated by many others.
The Winchester H contain much of interest, including papers read at its years, but during its issue, through Mr. Thompson's efforts, preserved much of local history.
He doubtless experienced some pleasure and satis