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hose quickening power guided the high school for twenty-seven years, spent his leisure in adding to the world's knowledge of flowers and trees. The Flora of Middlesex County, Typical Elms and Other Trees of Massachusetts and the Hand-book of the Trees of New England, with Ranges throughout the United States and Canada, are valuable monuments to his exact observation and industry. Elizabeth Gleason Bigelow, a pupil, made many careful drawings to illustrate the Hand-book of Trees. Rosewell B. Lawrence has written a complete handbook of the Middlesex Fells, with maps; and a series of letters of travel, Egypt and the Holy Land. The Rev. Bradley Gilman, a high school graduate of 1875, now a Unitarian clergyman, is the author of From a Parsonage Porch, Back to the Soil, Roland Carnaquay, and juvenile stories under the name of Walter Wentworth. Helen Tilden Wild, who has done such valuable work in historical research, has written a book, Medford in the Revolution, 1903. Horace
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Medford Historical Society. (search)
Medford Historical Society. Officers for the year ending January, 1913. President. Henry E. Scott. Vice-Presidents. Rosewell B. Lawrence. Frederick H. Kidder. Benjamin F. Fenton. Leonard J. Manning. Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer. George S. T. Fuller. Recording Secretary. Miss Eliza M. Gill. Librarian and Curator. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Custodians of real estate. President, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer. Standing Committees. Publicationarlow. Miss Ella L. Burbank. Frederick H. Kidder. Charles N. Jones. Genealogy. Mrs. Edith G. Dennis, Chairman. Miss Eliza M. Gill. Miss Hetty F. Wait. Mrs. James E. Cleaves. Heraldry. Charles B. Dunham, Charirman. John Albree. Orrin E. Hodsdon. Chas. H. Loomis. Library and collection. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln, Chairman. Miss Ella A. Leighton. Miss Eliza M. Gill. Rosewell B. Lawrence. Wm. Cushing Wait. Benjamin F. Fenton. Henry Brooks. Rev. Henry C. Delong.
one half times that of lawful money in 1761. So fifty dollars (on the latter basis) would seem not an undue figure for the day of Colonel Royall, but the old fashioned time-piece would suffer in comparison with the modern Waltham watch. Collector Robert Hale is supposed to have been His Majesty's customs officer at the port of Newbury, Mass. The kindly offer of assistance to his grandson and namesake speaks well for the one who a few years later, misunderstood by his townsmen, became an exile. His letter, till recently in the possession of the late General Lawrence, may now be seen at the Royall House. Several pages of the History of Medford may well be read in relation to the depreciated currency of those days. When lawful money came in one wrote: And now Old Tenor fare you well, No more such tattered rags we'll tell, Now dollars pass, and are made free, It is a year of jubilee. Of short duration however, for the Continental currency was even worse depreciated.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., The Society's work-papers and Addresses--Sixteenth year, 1911-1912. (search)
The Society's work-papers and Addresses--Sixteenth year, 1911-1912. October 16.—A Summer in Germany and Austria. Rosewell B. Lawrence. November 20.—The Attempted Rescue of Anthony Burns. George C. Tate. December 20.—Along the Banks of the Mystic in the Fifties. Elisha B. Curtis. January 15.—Annual Meeting. Short Addresses by Officers of the Bay State Historical League. February 19.—The Walnut Tree Hill Division of the Stinted Pasture. John H. Hooper. March 18. The Postmasters of Medford. Irving B. Farnum. April 15.—Laws and Courts of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Frank E. Bradbury of Dedham. May 20.—Libby Prison. Charles W. Libby. Manual Training in the Medford Schools. Joseph T. Whitney. With this issue the Register closes its fifteenth volume. We have tried to make it a distinctively Medford work of interest and value, and trust that our effort has not been altoge