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ety, held Wednesday evening, January 8, to take action on the death of Elbridge S. Brooks, first vice-president of the society, a committee, consisting of President John F. Ayer, ex-President Charles D. Elliot, and Vice-President L. B. Pillsbury, was appointed to represent the society at the funeral; a committee was also appointedlbridge Streeter Brooks, story-writer and historian. Besides the other exercises there was prayer by President Capen of Tufts College; introductory remarks by John F. Ayer, president of the Historical Society; addresses by J. L. Harbour, one of the editors of the Youth's Companion; Hezekiah Butterworth, author and editor, and Rev. William H. Pierson, Mr. Brooks' pastor; and the singing of a hymn written by Sam Walter Foss. Address by John F. Ayer At the time of the organization of the Historical Society, Mr. Brooks was elected a vice-president. His work as a writer of historical books and his interest in all things historical in his adopted cit
The old Medford Turnpike by John F. Ayer. The good roads movement has acquired too much momentum in these first days of the twentieth century, is too well appreciated by all sorts and conditions of travelers, for us, here and now, to criticise either the cost of construction or the great and lasting benefits accruing from the gradual introduction of these scientifically constructed,—the so-called sand-papered roads. The state, the county, the city, and the town seemingly vie with each other in their efforts to improve the highways, and so facilitate the transportation of merchandise from point to point. Not so in the early years of the past century; any old thing of a road was thought good enough for the farmers, although at that time the hauling was all practically done by this class of the community. You know about the time of the chartering of the Boston & Lowell railroad, the officials of the old Middlesex Canal went upon record as stating, that no railroad, no corporati
f Toledo, O., (corresponding member of Somerville Historical Society), read by Howard Dawson; January 30, The Old Royal House and Farm, J. H. Hooper, President Medford Historical Society; February 4, stated meeting of the Society; February 13, William Pierce, Captain of Ships Ann Mayflower and Lion George E. Littlefield; February 27, Peter Faneuil and His Gift, Abram English Brown, President Bedford Historical Society; March 13, The Old Medford Turnpike, with Glimpses of the Brickmakers, John F. Ayer; March 27, The Ursuline Convent, Mt. Benedict, President Charles D. Elliot. 1901-1902: November 11, Five Years in New Mexico, Colonel E. C. Bennett; November 25, Elizur Wright—the Fells, Miss Ellen M. Wright, Medford; December 2, business meeting; December 9, Historic Trees in and About Boston, Miss Sara A. Stone; December 23, With the Army of the Potomac, 1864, George B. Clark; January 13, What Historic Comsiderations Lead to, Mrs. M. D. Frazar; January 27, Minor Causes of the Revolu
Table of Contents Vol. I., no. 1. Elbridge Streeter Brooks Memorial Exercises The Tufts Family in SomervilleEdward C Booth, M D. The Somerville Directory, 1851. Neighborhood Sketch No. 1Jenette Teele Military Record of Captain Martin BinneyMartin Binney Vol. I., no. 2. Old Medford TurnpikeJohn F. Ayer The Tufts Family in SomervilleEdward C Booth, M. D. Hon. Charles Hicks SaundersCharles D. Elliot Hon. Isaac StoryCharles D. Elliot Somerville Directory, 1851, continued. Military Sketch No. 2Edmund H. Gooding Vol. I., no. 3. The Stinted Common Charles D. Elliot Somerville as I Have Known It Amelia H. Wood Neighborhood Sketch No. 2 Aaron Sargent Edward BrackettCaptain Martin Binney Somerville Directory, 1851, concluded. Vol. I., no. 4. Ten Hills FarmAlida G. Sellers Somerville Soldiers in the RebellionColonel Edwin C. Bennett Illustrations. Old Tufts House, Headquarters Somerville Historical Society, Cover of No. 1