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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 114 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 112 0 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 94 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 40 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 24 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 18 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 18 0 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 12 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 10 0 Browse Search
The picturesque pocket companion, and visitor's guide, through Mount Auburn 8 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Tory row. (search)
built about 1740 by Brigadier-General William Brattle of His Majesty's army. When General Brattle was obliged to leave his house, it was used by Col. Thomas Mifflin, quartermaster of the American army. The mansion was situated about in the centre of the extensive grounds which stretched from the present Brattle square to the Vassall estate. They were so beautifully laid out that they were said to be the finest in New England, with their shaded walks and lawns reaching to the banks of the Charles. Here were held a number of receptions while the army was in Cambridge. One was given in honor of Mrs. John Adams, and at another Mr. Adams was present. Another interesting association for Cambridge people lies in the fact that this house was once occupied by Margaret Fuller. The parlor and the room above are practically unchanged still, the former showing some handsome panelled wainscoting and, about the fireplace, probably the first Italian marble brought to America. The next house
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Some Cambridge schools in the olden time. (search)
ne of ten pounds was ordered in 1680. The record reads: It was agreed at a meeting of the whole town, that there should be land sold of the common for the gratifying of Mr. Corlet for his pains in keeping of a school in the town; the sum of ten pounds if it can be attained, provided it shall not prejudice the common. The common probably means any undivided lands held in common by the proprietors of the town. The land actually sold under authority of this order was on the south side of Charles River. As Mr. Corlet, in addition to his other duties, prepared Indians for college, this gratifying does not seem excessive. Cambridge is then, in 1680, provided with a schoolhouse and a schoolmaster. Now as to pupils. In that year there were nine, perhaps a fair proportion as compared with that college class which, as we know on high poetical authority, consisted of the nephew of the President, and the Professor's son. To complete the proper school equipment, we find an order, to
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), A guide to Harvard College. (search)
Field, one of Harvard's playgrounds. Here the great inter-collegiate games take place, and the stands have accommodations for 5,000 spectators. Jarvis Field, another name associated with athletic sports at the University, although now wholly used for tennis, lies not far distant to the northwest. Through the generosity of Henry L. Higginson, Esquire, a third lot of land for athletic uses has been added to the college. Soldiers' Field, as it is called, lying on the other side of the Charles River, is yet easily accessible from the college. Two dormitories in the vicinity in which we find ourselves, still remain for mention. Built within the past year, they embody all that is best in buildings of this sort. The first, Perkins Hall, cornering upon Oxford street and Jarvis Field, is a gift from Mrs. Catharine P. Perkins, to commemorate three generations of Harvard graduates in her husband's family. The other, called Conant Hall, stands at the corner of Oxford and Everett stre
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), chapter 11 (search)
use. Some quaint little portraits of botanists hang near. There is a remarkable collection of portraits at the Herbarium. This, too, was Dr. Gray's private collection. There are portraits of nearly all of the older generation of botanists, including one of Jussieu, and two of Linnaeus. One of the latter is an oil painting. done expressly for Dr. Gray b-an artist who knew Linnaeus. Dr. Gray himself is represented by portrait and bust. Clark's Observatory. Down near the Charles River, a person about to cross the old Brookline bridge spies through the trees what looks like an astronomical dome. Old citizens of Cambridge regard it with pride, and speak of it as Clark's Observatory. It marks the site of the world-renowned telescope factory of Alvan Clark and Sons. The story of its beginning is romantic. If Alvan Clark was known in early life as a successful miniature painter. His son, George B. Clark, became a student at Phillips Academy, Andover. The dinner bel
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Sweet Auburn and Mount Auburn. (search)
Sweet Auburn and Mount Auburn. Mrs. Caroline F. Orne. Under these two names-Sweet Auburn and Mount Auburn — have the beautiful grounds, now endeared to countless hearts, been known and loved for more than a century. In 1635, Simon Stone, an English gentleman, came to New England with his family and settled on the banks of the Charles River; and his broad lands, after having passed from father to son in unbroken line of descent, for over two hundred years, form now portions of the Cambridge Cemetery and of Mount Auburn. In the former a small tablet, marked Simon Stone, denotes the spot where still lives and bears fruit one of the ancient pear trees planted by the pilgrim's hand, and looked on with reverential interest by his descendants to the eleventh generation. Stone's Mount, on which the Tower in Mount Auburn stands, formed a part also of the many acres of Simon Stone and his descendants. These beautiful grounds possessed every variety of charm that nature could besto
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), The river Charles. (search)
hose who were in place of civil government, having some additional pillars to underprop the building, began to think of a place of more safety in the eyes of man than the two frontier towns of Boston and Charlestown were, for the habitation of such as the Lord had prepared to govern this pilgrim people. Wherefore they rather made choice to enter further among the Indians than hazard the fury of malignant adversaries who in a rage might pursue them, and therefore chose a place situate on Charles River, between Charles Towne and Water Towne, where they erected a town called New Towne, now named Cambridge. Governor Winthrop and Dudley had a sharp controversy over this, and Winthrop seems to have had no notion of coming here to live; but we can have no quarrel with him on that score to-day, as we look across to the gilded dome and reflect that it is in its right place. There was a ferry at the foot of Dunster Street which served the colonists for twenty years before the Great Bridge