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Felt, Joseph Barlow 1789-1869

Historian; born in Salem, Mass., Dec. 22, 1789; graduated at Dartmouth in 1813, and entered the ministry. In 1836 he was asked to arrange the state papers of Massachusetts, which at that time were in confusion. He was librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1842-48, and president of the New England Historico-Genealogical Society in 1850-53. He was the author of Annals of Salem; History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton; Historical account of Massachusetts currency; Memoirs of Roger Conant, Hugh Peters, and William S. Shaw; also of The customs of New England. He died in Salem, Mass., Sept. 8, 1869.

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