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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 190 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 118 6 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 85 5 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) 68 4 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. 56 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 50 4 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) 42 2 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 38 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 30 0 Browse Search
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Bay transferred itself from London to Massachusetts, bringing its governor, John Winthrop, and its charter, the movement was so popular in England that more than a ty have seen them he would have thrown his own heathen doggerel into the fire! Winthrop and the other members of the council never came to dwell in the New Town, and to Brattle Square on the west. By 1635, the streets now called Mount Auburn, Winthrop, South, Holyoke, Dunster, and Boylston had come into existence within these li and their neighbors was nearly so important as this, but both Hooker and Governor Winthrop were great men, and too discreet to indulge in a controversy that would bnd Harry Vane, the youthful governor; while John Wilson, the pastor, and ex-Governor Winthrop were opposed to her. Over theological questions of grace and works civilinto a gnarled and ancient oak-tree and made a sensible speech to the people. Winthrop was elected governor, and the Hutchinsonians were thoroughly defeated. In Aug
Assistants were held under a large oak-tree which stood on the easterly side of the Common, opposite Holmes Place. One of the most remarkable of these elections took place May 17, 1637, the contest being between Governor Harry Vane and Ex-Governor John Winthrop. The day was clear and warm, when, at one o'clock in the afternoon, the freemen of the colony gathered in groups about this tree. Most of the noted men of the colony, including the magistrates and clergy, were among the large number phes, began vehemently to address the meeting, exhorting the freemen to look well to their charter and consider carefully the work of the day, which was the choosing of their magistrates. Governor Vane's party objecting to an immediate election, Winthrop, as deputy-governor, declared that the majority should decide, and put the question himself. A majority was clearly in favor of proceeding at once to an election. Governor Vane now gave way and allowed the election to proceed. It resulted in
red and fifty years. The first man of science who lived in Cambridge was John Winthrop, a relative of Governor Winthrop, and professor of mathematics and natural Governor Winthrop, and professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in Harvard College during the years from 1738 to 1779. One can find to-day among the college archives his notebook of his course of lectures. I was inte astronomy and optics, and only one on magnetism and one on electricity. Professor Winthrop assisted at certain astronomical events; made interesting observations onen Benjamin Thompson, it is said, walked from Woburn to Cambridge to hear Professor Winthrop lecture. After Winthrop came Rev. Mr. Williams; then Professor Farrar,Winthrop came Rev. Mr. Williams; then Professor Farrar, a remarkable lecturer. Up to the year 1830, astronomy and physics were the only sciences to which much attention was paid in Cambridge. There were no laboratories n a long period of intellectual inactivity in science from the time of Professor John Winthrop (1779) to the advent of Dr. Bigelow (1816). Men were now awakening
flowing down from the westerly hills, broadened into a noble estuary that formed a land-locked harbor, and, narrowing again, rushed with a sister stream in confluence towards the open sea. It was a bountiful stream of fresh water that brought Winthrop and his men to the hills of Blaxton's peninsula, on the slopes of which they settled and faced the blasts of the east wind. Had these life-giving waters gushed forth on the farther bank of the great bay to the north, the Boston of the pioneers would have been founded there,—there would have been the sheltered harbor and the seat of commerce, with the city of the future gradually encircling the great inland haven protected by Blaxton's hills from the ocean winds and storms. If Winthrop and the new-comers turned their backs on the estuary of the Charles, as a port, there were some who, allured by the gentle slopes of the opposite shores, crossed it in search of fields to till and meadows for pasture. But it was more than a quarter o
orporation. The first purchase of land contained seventy-two acres; the present area is one hundred and thirty-six acres. The first recorded burial is that of a child of James Boyd, of Roxbury, July 6, 1832, on Mountain Avenue; the second, that of Mrs. Hastings, July 12, 1832, on the same avenue. On elevated ground, not far distant from the gateway, stands a chapel made of granite, of Gothic design. Within are marble statues, in a sitting position, of the late Judge Story, and of John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts. Two others standing, of John Adams, the second president of the United States, and James Otis, the patriot. The Sphinx, the Egyptian symbol of might and intelligence, was erected in 1872, and fronts the chapel. It is a massive monument, recalling our civil war by its inscription,— American Union preserved American Slavery destroyed by the uprising of a great people by the blood of fallen heroes The gateway to the cemetery is built of Quincy gra
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its robins and herons. The very names of Cambridge streets remind the dwellers in it of the biographies of Sparks, the sermons of Walker, the law-books of Story, the orations of Everett, and the presidencies of Dunster, Chauncy, Willard, Kirkland, and Quincy. Cambridge is associated in the minds of thousands of Americans with scientific achievements of lasting worth. Here lived Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse, the first Hersey professor of physic, who introduced the kine-pox into America, and John Winthrop, Hollis professor of natural philosophy from 1738 to 1779, one of the very earliest students of the phenomena of earthquakes, the friend and correspondent of Benjamin Franklin, and the man whose lectures Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford) walked from Woburn to hear. For two generations Asa Gray has turned the thoughts of innumerable students of botany, young and old, to Cambridge as the place where their guide into botanical science lived and wrote. For two hundred and sixty years the l
The Catholics and their churches. Judge Charles J. McIntire. For more than tenscore years and ten after Governor Winthrop and his associates sailed up the Charles River and found a suitable spot on which to plant their fortified Newe Towne, the Catholics had not attained sufficient numbers to erect a church within its limits. Up to the year 1842 our citizens of that faith were obliged to attend either the cathedral on Franklin Street in Boston, erected in 1803, or the church in Charlestown, which followed it in 1828. While the original Puritan settlers of the colony were living, there was little inducement for Catholics to come and abide with them, and if either Miles Standish, William Mullins, his daughter Priscilla, or our own doughty captain and commander-in-chief of the Newe Towne forces, Daniel Patrick, ever attended upon the services of the Roman Church in any portion of what is now called the United Kingdom, they certainly never did so here, and they probably said ver
In my judgment Mr. Daye was not in any sense the first printer. The first printer was Dunster. Although he did not set up type (it is not quite certain that Stephen Daye himself did), he was the controlling power of the press, and so far as a man who marries a printing press, and has control of it, can be called a printer, Dunster was that printer. After Mr. Daye left the press, which was very soon after new relations had been established, a man by the name of Greene, who came over with Winthrop, and was one of the boys of the town, became the manager of the press. He proved to be a very energetic man. He had charge of the press for forty years. He was elected captain of the militia of the town, and held that position for thirty years. After Greene died, for nearly seventy-five years, there was no printing press in Cambridge. After the failure of the first press, a wonderful change took place in the colonies. While it existed, the press of Cambridge seemed to have a paralyzing
lliams, Rev. Mr., 73. Willson, Forceythe, 68. Wilson, John, Sr., 334. Wilson, Rev. John, election speech of, 7, 48. Windmill Hill, 3. Windsor, Conn., founded, 6. Winlock, Professor, 75. Winship, Mrs. Joanna, tomb of, 189. Winthrop, John, 1, 2, 7, 47. Winthrop, Prof. John, 72, 73. Winthrop Square, 5. Wires, Inspectors of, and Superintendent of Lamps, 404. Witchcraft, 11, 12. Wollaston, Mount, Thomas Hooker's company settle at, 6, 233. Wolves, bounties forWinthrop, Prof. John, 72, 73. Winthrop Square, 5. Wires, Inspectors of, and Superintendent of Lamps, 404. Witchcraft, 11, 12. Wollaston, Mount, Thomas Hooker's company settle at, 6, 233. Wolves, bounties for, 9. Worcester becomes a city, 54. Worcester, Joseph E., lexicographer, 68. Worthington Street, 116. Wright, Elizur, description of London parks, 119. Wyman, Prof. Jeffries, 73, 75. Young Men's Christian Association, 242; property exempt from taxation, 320. Young Women's Christian Association, 242.