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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 285 285 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 222 222 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 67 67 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 61 61 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 34 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.) 27 27 Browse Search
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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 19 19 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.) 18 18 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) 18 18 Browse Search
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cted that an oak will be planted this year by the Park Commissioners on the site of the original tree, thus adding one more instructive reminder of the early days of the colony. In 1740, Rev. George Whitefield visited Cambridge, and, having been refused the use of the meeting-house, preached several times under a large elm-tree at the northwesterly corner of the Common, to audiences estimated at thousands, and ever after the elm was known as the Whitefield tree. It remained standing until 1855, when it was removed by the city. This Common was famous also as the place selected by the yeomanry of Middlesex on which to assemble on every occasion of public emergency. On Thursday, September 1, 1774, Governor Gage sent four companies of troops in thirteen boats up the Mystic River, and seized two hundred and fifty half-barrels of powder, being the whole stock belonging to the colony, in the old powder-house, still standing, at Medford, and removed it to Castle William, now Fort Indep
53, 1860-61.1798.1882.Maiden, Mass. Clergyman. Sidney Willard.1848-49-50.1780.1856.Beverly, Mass. Professor. George Stevens.1851-52.1803.1894.Norway, Maine. Manufacturer. Abraham Edwards.1854.1797.1870.Boston, Mass. Lawyer. Zebina L. Raymond.1855-1864.1804.1872.Shutesbury, Mass. Merchant. John Sargent.1856-57-58-59.1799.1880. Hillsboroa, N. H. Chas. Theo. Russell.1861-621815.1896. Princeton, Mass. Lawyer. Geo. C. Richardson.1863.1808.1886.Royalston, Mass. Merchant. J. Warren Merrill.18-84.1827.Boston, Mass. Lawyer. William E. Russell.1885-86-87-88.1857.Cambridge, Mass. Lawyer. Henry H. Gilmore.1889-90.1832.1891.Warner, N. H. Manufacturer. Alpheus B. Alger.1891-92.1854.1895.Lowell, Mass. Lawyer. Wm. A. Bancroft.1893-94-95-96.1855.Groton, Mass. Lawyer. From the above it will be seen that all of our mayors have been New England men, and that of the entire number sixteen were born in Massachusetts. Two of the number were born in Cambridge, and five were Boston boys. Sixt
rsity, and the specializing of its functions, is not less favorable to pure literature than was the old-time college, with its high regard for humane scholarship. At any rate, as we note the two most eminent American men of letters connected with Harvard, it is difficult not to feel that they belonged rather with the old college than with the new university. Still, the present is never in true perspective, and 1896 may yet read as interestingly as 1836, when Longfellow came to Cambridge, or 1855, when Lowell took service in the college. No town or city can ever be barren in the world of literature which has two such names as these on its roll of honor, and can hold within its bounds two such shrines as Craigie House and Elmwood. There is indeed a double wealth of association about Craigie House which so heaps up the memory of patriot and of poet as to make each contribute to the other's fame. The spaciousness of the house, with its large outlook across the reserved ground of the L
te interests of Cambridge. Leander M. Hannum. If we recall the fact that soon after the first settlement of Cambridge, in the spring of 1631, it embraced a territory thirty-five miles in length, including the towns of Billerica, Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, Brighton, and Newton, we shall see that our area has greatly decreased, as the extreme length of our present territory is only four miles, and the total area about four thousand acres, in spite of the fact that by legislative acts of 1855 and 1880, portions of Watertown and Belmont were granted to Cambridge. It exalts our estimate of the earlier commercial importance of our city when we read that by an act of Congress approved January 11, 1805, it was enacted that Cambridge should be a port of delivery, and subject to the same regulations as other ports of delivery in the United States. The custom-house was never built, yet under the stimulus given to real-estate interests by this act, large tracts of land on Broadway were
ach individual pupil. Professor Agassiz's School. The mind reverts at once, when the subject of private schools is mentioned in Cambridge, to that notable one connected with the name of the great Agassiz, which was opened in his residence in 1855 and closed in 1863, during a portion of those years when the professor was stimulating scientific study in a way that no other single master has ever stimulated it in America. See Scientific Cambridge, by Professor Trowbridge, p. 74.— editor. It is interesting to read of the enthusiasm with which the great teacher entered upon the labor of this school. It was in the winter of 1855, when his physical energy had been exhausted by work, in order to add to the scant income of his college professorship, that it occurred to his wife and two elder children, now of an age to assist her in such a scheme, that a school for young ladies might be established in the upper part of the new and larger house which Harvard College had just built for h
The public Library. William J. Rolfe, Litt. D. The Public Library had its origin in the Cambridge Athenaeum, which was incorporated in 1849 for the purpose of establishing a lyceum, library, reading-room, etc. The beginning of the library was made in 1855, when Mr. James Brown, of Watertown, bequeathed one thousand dollars to the institution, to be used in the purchase of books; but it was not until November, 1857, that the library was opened to the public. The next year (1858) the Athenaeum sold its building (afterwards used as a city hall) to the city, which obligated itself to contribute at least three hundred dollars a year, for fifty years, to the support of the library, and to maintain it forever for the benefit of the inhabitants of Cambridge. It now received the name of the Dana Library, in honor of Mr. Edmund T. Dana, who had given the land for the site of the Athenaeum building. Later Mr. Dana, by a codicil to his will, left fifteen thousand dollars for the increas
al tongues are studied through the course; the spiritual interpretation of Scripture, the history of religion, the New-Church theology, and the work of the ministry are the principal subjects of study. There are, as yet, no endowed professorships, but the teaching is done by persons selected from time to time, for their general fitness. The management is in the hands of a board appointed by the general convention in the United States. The president is the Rev. James Reed of Boston (H. U. 1855); the writer (H. U. 1866) is in immediate charge, and resides upon the Greenough estate. Students in residence generally live in the Sparks house, which has also two lecture-rooms. Beside the students in Cambridge, there are some who follow the course in their distant homes, especially as a test of their fitness to become regular students. The school gives its diploma to full graduates; other students receive a certificate of work performed. The funds of the school, like all else in
607,36064,303,70080,911,06012,30515.70 Comparative statement by decades from 1855 to 1895. 1855.1865.1875.1885.1895. Population20,63729,11247,83859,66081,519 1855.1865.1875.1885.1895. Population20,63729,11247,83859,66081,519 Valuation$15,437,100.00$26,085,900.00$66,623,014.00$55,346,555.00$80,911,060.00 City Tax100,604.53267,708.601,060,396.52804,800.001,103,455.30 County Tax10,137.781eet known as Osborn's mill. Twice it was seriously interrupted by fire, once in 1855 and again in 1874. In the latter year Mr. Seaverns decided to seek larger quartt; Mr. Frank O. Squire, vice-president; and Mr. Fred F. Squire, treasurer. In 1855 Mr. Squire bought a small tract of land in East Cambridge, on Miller's River, an on which the plant is located has grown from the small piece first purchased in 1855 to include twenty-two acres, of which nearly fourteen are covered by buildings, a during the gold fever, and also to Australia and England. Even so far back as 1855 steam was introduced into his factory, and the product was increased so that nin