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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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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., The Medford library building. (search)
el Bishop, on October 5, 1833, a certain piece of land with a dwelling house, having a frontage on High street of seven rods and twenty-two links, to land of Widow Gray. The record of Medford ships shows that he built his last ships in 1834 and 1835, one in each year, and that after 1835 the building at the Magoun ship-yard was by others. It would appear that the mansion-house was commenced at about the time of his retirement, about 1835. Facing page 357 in Brooks' History of Medford (1855) is a steel engraving by F. T. Stuart, showing the house and stable, with (presumably) the owner in his carriage driving out across the sidewalk. Two pieces of statuary, and large vases, adorn the ample grounds. An iron fence surmounts the granite wall in front. A. C. Rawson was the delineator, and the print also bears the name of O. R. Wilkinson, Medford's daguerrean artist of that time. But for the eastern chimney being a little out of place, (probably the fault of the delineator) the v
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., How did Medford get its name? (search)
, thus—Because the good place upon Mistick was to be Mr. Cradock's farm, and they so called it, from Medford in Staffordshire in the old England they came from, and which old shire Mr. Cradock had represented in Parliament since 1620, the eighteenth year of the reign of James the first. As we had no dictagraph record of Dudley's pronunciation, we have naturally considered that M-e-a-d was called phonetically Meed, and so has come the usual interpretation of Medford, as Meadow-ford, though in 1855, historian Brooks gave it as great-meadow making no mention therewith of the fording place he knew to have existed. He directly tells us that in one of the earliest deeds of sale it is written Metford, and that after 1715 it has been uniformly written Medford. Meadowford would not have been an inappropriate designation for a specific place in the river's course; but ancient Medford or Mr. Cradock's farm was four miles long. Now a few words relative to Metford, and copy of a written note at
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., In another corner of Medford. (search)
hill slopes, while yet others are unseen by the eye of man in the river's bed and the depth of Mystic lake. For a more minute description of these angular localities the reader is referred to Vol. XVIII, page 90, of the Register, and for views of the same to the volume entitled Boundaries. Some years since, the Register, in Vol. XIII, page 97, described one of these corners in some detail, illustrating the same by a sketch of its physical features which a former Medford man had made in 1855, probably little thinking that years after he had passed on, it would attract attention. Twenty years before, with the same praiseworthy intent, another, doubtless and evidently a novice, attempted to portray another corner of Medford, which is the scene and subject of the present writing. Like the other, its principal physical features were three in number, one natural and two artificial. Efforts to reproduce the same for the Register's pages have as yet been unsuccessful. It bears th
Medford Camp Fire Girls. The future historian of Medford will find he has a task on his hands to enumerate the various social and fraternal organizations that have been or are existent at the time of his writing. Not so Mr. Brooks in 1855. His list included but three—Sons of Temperance, Masons, and the Medford Salt-marsh Corporation. Today their name is Legion, for they are many. At the present time the spirit of organization is everywhere. The young people have caught it, and the wide-spread helpful influence of the Boy Scouts is everywhere felt. As a bit of current history we wish to mention another which has obtained place in Medford, that of the Camp Fire Girls. In a previous issue the Register has told of their visit to the Historical rooms and of their lighting of our initial (matchless) fire on the Society's hearthstone. On a recent occasion they were again both our guests and entertainers. One of their number, delegated to do so, told of their aim to live up to
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., Medford a century ago—1819. (search)
reputed common drunkards, common tipplers, spending their time and estate in such houses, to wi<*> [Here follow seven names which in courtesy we omit.] The selectmen were required thus to do. As the annual town meeting was in March, the fiscal year ended on February 15, but a century ago the reports were not printed for distribution. In our search for information we had overlooked the fact that Mr. Brooks in his history had presented the disbursements of 1818 as in contrast with those of 1855, the year of the history's publication. We reproduce the same for comparison with that in the town record from which we have quoted: From Brooks' History,p. 119: Minister's salary and grant of wood500.00 Poor1,225.46 Paid Charlestown for Paupers241.00 Roads507.63 Schools740.00 Records of Town: For the minister533.33 Poor in and out of poor-house1,227.88 House rent for the poor24.00 Sunday School mistresses for poor32.08 Roads and highway bills488.87 Abatement of Taxes258.47
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., The Register's twenty-second volume. (search)
nearly all the papers prepared for and read at the meetings. In recent years there have been fewer of local interest thus presented, but the Register has gathered otherwise much that will be valuable to the future historian of Medford. Prior to 1855, the time of Mr. Brooks' writing, there had been comparatively few town histories written. It was then a source of regret that the work was not earlier begun. These twenty-two volumes contain 2,344 pages, exclusive of title pages, index and ilontinuance has been raised; yet the Register has continued to appear, though sometimes belated. On one occasion an annual deficit was prevented by the timely gift of one hundred dollars, by a grandson of a former Medford clergyman. The town in 1855 from its treasury assisted Mr. Brooks in his publication, and in 1886, Mr. Usher more largely in his. For his careful work in 1905, Mr. Hooper received no remuneration whatever, nor has the Historical Society ever (contrary to current impression)