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Papers and addresses. 1906-7. [Read before the Medford Historical Society.] October 15.—Mexico. Mr. George S. Delano. Followed by a social hour. November 19.—The Trees of Medford. Illustrated. Mr. Charles H. Morss. December 17.—The Royall House and its people. Miss Helen T. Wild. January 21.—The Restoration of the Flag to Sumter. Illustrated. Capt. D. Eldredge of Boston. February 18.—Some letters of Miss Lucy Osgood. Rev. Henry C. DeLong. March 18.—Annual Meeting. How I found the spinning Wheel. Mr. F. H. C. Woolley of Malden. April 15.—Women in the Civil War and now. Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller. May 20.—The first Methodist Episcopal Church in Medford. Mrs. Abby D. Saxe. Supplementary course. December 1.—Russia of the Past and of the Future. Prof. Leo Wiener of Harvard University. January 5.—Present Day Aspects in Latin America. Senorita Carolina Holman Huidobro of Boston. February 2.—Over Boston Neck to Mystic (Medford). Mr. Walter K
Some letters of Miss Lucy Osgood. by Reverend Henry C. Delong. [Read before the Medford Historical Society, February 18, 1907.] MISS Lucy Osgood, some of whose letters I have the privilege of presenting, was the second daughter of David OsgooLucy Osgood, some of whose letters I have the privilege of presenting, was the second daughter of David Osgood, D. D., who was the honored minister of Medford from 1774 to 1822, a period of forty-eight years. She was born June 17, 1791, and died on her eighty-second birthday, June 17, 1873. So far as I can learn the education of the daughters of Dr. Osgoo
hich sister glories in having received by direct descent from her father.
note. This letter refers to the picture of Dr. Osgood in Brooks's History of Medford.
It is from a sketch made by Dr. Furness, and the letter is of interest as showing how the picture was regarded by the daughters of Dr. Osgood.
After the death of her sister.
Letter November 27, 1859.
I have found no words more full of elevation and good cheer than yours, among the many which have been addressed to me fro
Extracts from Selectmen's Records. Bequest from Miss Lucy Osgood. Seventh. I give and bequeath to the Town of Medford a large Wood lot, comprising forty acres more or less, which I own in the northeastern part of said town, to be used and applied to the increase & maintenance of the Town Library, by Trustees duly appointed. Eighth. I also give and bequeath to said Town of Medford the sum of Three hundred Dollars to be held in trust by said Town for the uses & purposes following, to wit. The said sum shall be safely & properly [invested] and the income thereof shall be sacredly applied to the keeping in decent repair the tomb within the old burying-ground in which are deposited the remains of Deacon Richard Hall & wife and of the Rev. David Osgood & family. And if at any time the whole of said income be not needed for the purpose aforesaid, then any portion not so needed may be applied to any general repairs needed in said burying-ground. Vol. 8, p. 218. July 8,