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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
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 26 26 Browse Search
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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literary style. The Rev. Converse Francis published several orations, a History of Watertown, and Lives of John Eliot and Sebastian Rale for the Library of American Biography, 1795-1872. The Rev. Charles Brooks wrote a History of Medford in 1855, one of the first of the Massachusetts town histories; Biographies of Eminent Men and Women, two volumes; Letters of a Foreign Correspondent; a Daily Monitor; a Prayer Book; Prussian System of Education; System of Education in Holland; a book on O Tuttle, Capt. Francis Champernowne. David Henry Brown, a worker in genealogy, wrote Simon and Joan Clarke Stone and Three Generations of Their Descendants. James Madison Usher published the History of Medford, by the Rev. Charles Brooks, in 1855, and revised and enlarged it afterwards up to the year 1886. Edward Preston Usher wrote The Church's Attitude Towards Truth, 1907, and a memorial sketch of Roland Greene Usher, to which is added a genealogy of the Usher family in New England.
A local Geography Lesson. On page seven of Brooks' History of Medford is this statement: There was till recently (1855) but one island in the river, and that near the shore in Malden, at Moulton's Point, and is called White island. Two have since been made, one by cutting through Labor in vain, and the other by straightening the passage above the bridge. Mr. Brooks made no mention of the small island just below Wear bridge, though it is shown on contemporary maps and plans and was supposed to be of natural formation. It was usually considered a part of the Smith estate in West Medford, and was alluded to (as also its removal) by Mr. Hooper in his History of Medford in 1905 (page 10). At the present writing (September, 1911) there is on its site a temporary dam of earth across the entire width of the river, as also another above the bridge, the outflow of Mystic lake being carried in an iron conduit during the deepening of the channel beneath the bridge. Steam dredging mac
swer this query, and to preserve a record of this Medford antiquity ere it is forgotten (or removed), the Register presents as its frontispiece; The Old Slave Wall, with this sketch thereof. Samuel Brooks (grandson of that Thomas Brooks of Concord who purchased land of Edward Collins) is said to have lived nearly opposite the Peter C. Brooks house; which locates his home at the site of this wall. His son Samuel, born 1700, inherited the estate, and the dwelling is mentioned as intact in 1855. It was demolished in 1860 and the materials removed. Some of its doors have been in daily use ever since in a house soon afterward built, and are good for many years more of service. This old house, probably erected by the first Samuel, was inherited by Thomas Brooks, the village squire and noted marrying justice. The second Samuel had slaves, as shown by his will, and Thomas had one negro man named Pomp, who seems to have been his master's general utility man, according to our histo
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Colonial houses—old and new. (search)
with bricks for warmth. Then Jonathan Patten, who married Jonathan Bradshaw, Jr.'s, sister Susannah in 1762, purchased the little gambrel roof frame covered with boards, and built against it the larger structure, in or near 1768. Historian Brooks used a wood cut of it as the tailpiece on the final page of his history of Medford, together with a fac-simile of his father's signature, piously adding (he was addicted to Latin quotations)— Sicut patribus, sit deus nobis. If his artist of 1855 dealt as truly with the trees as with the house, their recent growth has been small and entirely eastward. The house is typical of colonial architecture, a favorite with modern architects, and portrayed in publication by one from several points of view. With its green blinds and uniform straw color, it forms a pleasing picture at the parting of the ways, an old landmark of our ancient town. Just across the street at the corner of Hastings lane is another old colonial house, probably