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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 219 219 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 194 194 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 47 47 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 45 45 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 45 45 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 26 26 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 18 18 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 14 14 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. 13 13 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 12 12 Browse Search
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etimes called the Wadsworth House. After a few days they were transferred to the Vassall House on Brattle Street, afterwards called the Craigie House, but now generally spoken of as the Longfellow House. During the progress of the siege of Boston, Cambridge became a sort of fortified camp. The location of the several forts and the line of the breastworks have been preserved in maps and described by historians. Of these works, one alone remains. It stands at the foot of Allston Street. In 1858, it was restored to its original condition, and the entire site was surrounded with a substantial iron fence. Three cannon, the gift of the United States, were mounted in the embrasures, and there they stand to-day, perpetuating the memory that the current of the Charles was once navigable even for hostile vessels, but with muzzles pointed in the air as if intolerant of the pollution of the stream. There is perhaps a suggestion of fatigue and indecision in their attitudes, with their trunni
ikewise met by many discouragements. If we have in mind modern municipal standards, we must confess that Cambridge began its career as a city poorly equipped to provide for the common needs of the people. No one now questions that the building and maintenance of bridges across the Charles River is a proper municipal function; yet in 1846, instead of being city property, the two principal bridges to Boston were owned by private corporations, authorized to exact tolls for their use. Not until 1858, and when tolls amounting to upwards of two millions of dollars had been paid, did these bridges become free municipal property. It would require a long story to tell all that the young city of Cambridge failed to provide for its people which now, by universal assent, is demanded of every modern municipality. We may indicate some of these failures, in the briefest possible way. The streets were unpaved, unmacadamized, uncurbed, unlighted, and unprotected from furious and reckless driving
s. The initial number contained a full account of the inauguration of the new city government on the previous Monday, May 7, with Mayor Green's speech in full occupying four and a half columns. The paper was successful, in a moderate degree, from the first, but Mr. Reid was in poor health and died January 4, 1847, and the Chronicle passed into the possession of Mr. John Ford, in February of that year. In January, 1855, the office was removed to the corner of Main and Temple streets, and in 1858 Mr. George Fisher purchased the Chronicle and conducted it until 1873, when he sold the property to Mr. Linn Boyd Porter, under whose charge it remained until 1886, when it was purchased by Mr. F. Stanhope Hill. Four years later, in 1890, Mr. Hill bought the Tribune and sold the Chronicle to Mr. F. H. Buffum, but the property returned to Mr. Hill in 1891, and he then sold it to the present proprietors, J. W. Bean and C. B. Seagrave, who have since added a job printing establishment to the pla
The public Library. William J. Rolfe, Litt. D. The Public Library had its origin in the Cambridge Athenaeum, which was incorporated in 1849 for the purpose of establishing a lyceum, library, reading-room, etc. The beginning of the library was made in 1855, when Mr. James Brown, of Watertown, bequeathed one thousand dollars to the institution, to be used in the purchase of books; but it was not until November, 1857, that the library was opened to the public. The next year (1858) the Athenaeum sold its building (afterwards used as a city hall) to the city, which obligated itself to contribute at least three hundred dollars a year, for fifty years, to the support of the library, and to maintain it forever for the benefit of the inhabitants of Cambridge. It now received the name of the Dana Library, in honor of Mr. Edmund T. Dana, who had given the land for the site of the Athenaeum building. Later Mr. Dana, by a codicil to his will, left fifteen thousand dollars for the increas
e, Dr. Ware still remaining vice-president. Levi Hedge (Ll. D.) was treasurer until 1831, when, on account of ill-health and expected absence from town, he asked to be relieved from the cares of office, and a special meeting was called to choose his successor. Dea. William Brown was the choice of the society, and he held the post for five years, when, in September, 1836, Dr. A. H. Ramsay was chosen. He held the office with great acceptance for five years. He was again chosen treasurer in 1858, and held the office until 1885, when a special meeting was again necessary to elect his successor, on account of his death. William Taggard Piper was then chosen, and he is the present occupant of the office. Thus there have been but few treasurers during the life of the society. The thirty-two years of service of Mr. Ramsay is a record that it would be difficult to match in Cambridge. The present officers are: president, Francis J. Child; secretary, Arthur Gilman; treasurer, William T
Endicott. They were at first located in Boston on North Grove Street, where they built engines and boilers, and carried on a general machine-shop business. In 1858 they purchased property on Main Street, at the corner of Osborn Street, in this city, which had been for some time owned and occupied by Davenport & Bridges, car bns, hacks, landaus, coups, and light carriages; also sleighs and pungs. Francis Ivers & Son. The business of F. Ivers & Son was started by the elder Ivers in 1858 or 1859. Their factory is located on the corner of Allen Street and Massachusetts Avenue, about one mile from Harvard Square. The buildings are well adapted for tnd Water streets, East Cambridge. The business was established on Bridge Street, near Prison Point Street, in 1854, by D. & W. L. Lockhart, and so continued until 1858, when W. L. Lockhart became sole partner. In 1860 the factory with its contents was entirely destroyed by fire. Mr. Lockhart immediately rebuilt on the present s