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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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vities in which I had an active part during the many years of its successes. It was the leader in all of the clubs in New England for years. The work of its members ranked high in quality, and many awards came to them in contest and exhibitions throughout New England and the Middle West. On June 4, 1889, a group of camera fiends met at the home of George L. Stone on Ashland street, with a view to forming an organization. Among those present were George E. Davenport, E. E. Sweeney, J. H. ints were made and used for illustrations and lantern slides. Every year the club furnished a set of slides for the New England Lantern Slide Exchange, and for a number of years sent a set of photographs to its various clubs. Two sets of slide also given before the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association and many other societies. Another set was the New England Poets, which was a credit to the members in their individual work and to the club itself. Mr. J. Henry Norcross was
ibrary), with his contributions to the register's pages are sources of information certainly reliable. Fortunately, the electrotype plates of Mr. Cummings' work were preserved, and now, after thirty-two years, in our columns, to our readers, He being dead yet speaketh. It is a pleasure to hear, also, though briefly, from the living, from one of the teaching staff of the High School of today. We quote the following from Zion's Herald of last June, a paper whose clientage is all New England—and more:— A message from a friend. For you the college doors swing open wide; Begin your quest for Truth with open mind; With courage high and purpose true and fine, Cease not, while life is yours, to seek To ‘know yourself,’ your ‘neighbor’ and your God. No matter if you never gain the goal! 'Tis what you do while striving on the way That makes your growth of character and soul The real objective in this world today. Hila Helen Small. note.—The picture of Mr. Charles C
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., History of the Medford High School. (search)
the institution. At that time there were at least two high schools in the State for the coeducation of the sexes. Boston, the only city in the Commonwealth, and the accredited pioneer in educational improvements, had its Latin and English High Schools to qualify its boys for college and for the more responsible positions in metropolitan business life; but it had nothing of the kind for girls. The grammar school was thought good enough for them! Plymouth, the first town settled in New England by Europeans, appreciating the intelligence of its founders, and ambitious to preserve its prestige, established a free school in 1672 (antedating Medford's first by nearly a half-century) and a high school in 1826, which was taught by a graduate of Harvard College. A part of Chelmsford became Lowell in 1825. Within four years of its incorporation and seven years before it became a city with the requisite 12,000 inhabitants, that thriving village had a high school for boys and girls;
on was received from the Annapolis, N. S., Historical Society. A finely executed book of their anniversaries was later received. The president then announced the subject of the evening, The visit of Myles Standish and his party to the site of Medford on September 21, 1621, and called Miss Atherton, who read an extract from the oration of Charles Sprague (Boston, July 4, 1825), The Disappearing American Indian. The president then spoke on Indian trails, read from Paths and Legends of New England Border and of the Mohawk Trail, and then asked Mr. Charles Daly to read extracts from Mourt's Relation—the Expedition of the Massachusetts, which he did. Then Mr. Wilson Fiske gave his impression of the visit thus described. This was also given in the current issue of the register. The president then called attention to a large framed lithograph hanging at the right of the chair. It was published in 1873 and is now very rare. It is the March of Myles Standish, and was loaned to t
Patriot's day Observance. We are prompted to write a little of current history, continuing Creditable to Medford, p. 43, Vol. XX. of register, which notes the celebrations now seven years established. The old-time New England Fast Day had become disregarded when the General Court abolished it and made the anniversary of the first encounters of the Revolution, April 19, a State holiday. It was soon found there was a rivalry between the historic towns of Lexington and Concord, each claiming the naming of the day. Happily, our (then) Governor Greenhalge settled the matter, and wisely, too, by giving the name, Patriot's Day. Locally observed in previous years, Lexington and Concord came into prominence by the observances of 1875, the first of the Centennials, probably for both the greatest ever. Unlike the day a century before, the weather conditions were unfavorable and dependents on the railroad for conveyance were sadly disappointed. No one had any idea of the crowd that w
rd loses one of its most loyal members and a frequent contributor to the pages of the register. Miss Gill was born in Melrose, April 5, 1851. She was of old New England Colonial stock, being a direct descendant of Richard Warren, John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of the Mayflower company. Among her ancestors were Pete Harringto so remarkable a figure in her culture of flowers for many years. Miss Gill was a charter member of the Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A. R., a member of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, also of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Prior to her removal from Medford to Waltham her healNew England Antiquities. Prior to her removal from Medford to Waltham her health had failed and in Waltham she entered a private hospital where, after many months of weakness and much suffering at times, she finally passed away. In all this later experience she was upheld by her patient and cheerful spirit and her strong Christian faith. Always a great reader, toward the end she could only be read to an
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing (search)
ing Compiled by Elizabeth Cushing Lincoln THE History of Hanover, 1853, says Few families in the country have been more celebrated than the Cushings, and probably no other has furnished more judges for our Probate, Municipal and Supreme Courts. In all the branches it has been highly respected, and it still maintains its ancient reputation. I quote now from another book, The Genealogy of the Cushing Family forms of itself almost a synopsis of the colonizing and early settlement of the New England States and the best and purest of its stock, the Puritans. We read as in a history, the mode of settlement, the organization of local and general officers for the regular administration, civil and military, of the affairs of the colonies and the origin of the causes which led to the struggle for independence. In the halls of the legislature, in the administration of the laws, and in all the religious controversies of the time in which they lived, the members of the family appear pre-emi
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., The Medford High School under Lorin L. Dame (search)
ion and elocutionary drill continued throughout the courses. It was natural under this program that Greek, Latin and botany should fall especially to the principal, mathematics and chemistry to Mr. Manning, and the English especially to Miss Swift. Botany my father had commenced in Lexington with his pupils, warning them that he thought he should be able to keep a little ahead of the class. It became from that time his favorite avocation. Here his proficiency was such that his book on New England trees is still a recognized authority, and he received the degree of Doctor of Science from Tufts. Of his Greek he was equally fond, rolling the swinging lines of Homer with the zest of a lover, and exacting from his pupils a memorization of various lines which today are not forgotten. At this time and for many years the system of admission to the high school was through an examination made as thorough as possible, conducted by the full Board, both by oral and written questions, and o