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ch times, but as they are found in the histories by Brooks and by Usher, they need no mention. Although the 1806, to August, 1807. He studied medicine with Dr. Brooks, and after settling in Portland, Me., came to Medl type in dignity, graciousness and worth, like Doctors Brooks and Swan, and was greatly beloved and highly resuite in carriages to return a call made him by Governor Brooks, partook of an elegant collation, visited the drhood, and on the Saturday following dined with Governor Brooks returning to Boston at 6 o'clock. The eleganefer to the reception given to the president by Peter C. Brooks at his fine country estate in West Medford, to unced. Edward Everett married a daughter of Peter C. Brooks and lived for a while in the house on High streccupied by the Misses Ayres. Another daughter of Mr. Brooks married Charles Francis Adams, son of John Quincy Adams, in 1829. At that time Mr. Brooks had the reputation of being the wealthiest man in New England. A
Letter to the Editor. West Medford, December 2, 1912. Editor of the Register:— Some six years ago, while searching among the ancient files in Harvard College Library for other information, I came across a map or plan of land near Medford Square that interested me. Procuring a sheet of tracing paper I made a copy of the same. I learned that it was the graduation thesis of a Medford boy, who afterward studied medicine with Dr. Brooks, and who succeeded to the latter's practice when he was elected governor. A little later a friend, Frank V. Smith, artist and book illustrator, reproduced the same for me on Bristol board, and his work is practically a fac-similie of the original. I am turning it over to the Historical Society, as being of interest and a record of the locality of over a century ago. The quaint letters of the long S script made by the young collegian are as accurate as I could trace them. The modern lettering of the title is the hand of the artist, who fo
on the highways many years, said that after its removal the stone post was built into a bridge over Gravelly brook, and that the heavy cap-stone lay for a time in the department yard on Swan street. We well remember the old way-mark at the street corner, a portion painted white to receive the black letters. As we recall it, there was a lantern projected cornerwise from it over the sidewalk and lighted with gas. Mr. Wait's letter suggests a study of the view of Medford Square shown in Brooks' history. In that steel engraving (from a daguerreotype by Wilkinson) the tall stone post is clearly shown, surmounted by another (probably of iron) bearing a lantern at its top. The lantern was nearly level with the window-sills in the town hall. This picture is of itself an interesting study, a record of conditions of sixty years ago. The classic town house, that has been styled the Parthenon of Medford, is the central figure and stands at a higher elevation than now, evidenced by the st
humble. It happens whenever and wherever the spirit of human curiosity, ambition, or adventure sets itself against the strength of the god of the waters. In the following list, compiled by Francis A. Wait, the deaths were in the Mystic river, unless otherwise noted:— NAMETIMEAGE Asyeil, DavidSept. 13, 184618 Beard, Lewis FoundApr. 9, 184938 Blanchard, SamuelMar. 27, 18198 Boffee—s, Thomas June 4, 178514 Bradbury, Henry Wymond Nov. 8, 1810 6 Brill, William S. G. Mar. 3, 1806 10 Brooks, Samuel (suposs'd to have been lost at Sea) 1800 Butterfield, Isaac W. Apr. 4, 1842 Butters, William H. (by a fall from Mast head on board the ship James L. Shepard) On the second floor of a building setting back from Main street, near Cradock bridge, on the northerly corner was a Total Abstinence Club room. On the end of the building, quite near the water, were outside stairs. Butterfield, coming down these stairs, walked into the river. He was a farm hand at Peter C. Hall's, on