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MAP: Boston, Massachusetts: 1860

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: B30


Entitled “New Map of Boston, Comprising the Whole City, with the New Boundaries of the Wards”, this carefully detailed map of what was the fifth largest city in the United States was originally engraved for inclusion in the 1860 Boston Almanac. In addition to the city’s streets and its 12 wards, the “horse railroad” lines, ferries and wharves are also identified. A reference table identifies 30 locations of note, including the hospital, public buildings and maj... View more info

Autobiography of Henry Fowle of Boston 1766-1837 (Massachusetts)

By: David H. Kilmer

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: K0482


Henry Fowle wrote this late in life at the behest of a young friend and Masonic lodge brother during the height of the Anti-Masonic furor in New York and New England, completing it in 1833. The original manuscript is no longer in existence, but Mr. Kilmer, Henry Fowle's great-great-great-grandson, used a diary of Henry Fowle's he inherited and issues of the Freemason's Monthly Magazine, which published the manuscript in 1865, to produce this work. Mr. Fowle was a mainly ... View more info

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Police Records And Recollections; Or, Boston By Daylight And Gaslight For Two Hundred And Forty Years

By: Edward H. Savage

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: S2041


“The duties of the Police Officer afford peculiar opportunities for the study of human nature; and the views of city life, by him witnessed, present a wide field not only for the pen of the novelist or critic, but also for the hand of the philanthropist and Christian.” This chronicle of the Boston Watch and Police (spanning 1631 through 1873), together with observations of everyday police transactions, by one of Boston’s police officers demonstrates that truth is v... View more info

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The 1848 Boston Cultivator: Marriages, Deaths and Miscellaneous Readings

By: Elaine Morrison Fitch

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: F0877


The bustling port of Boston had much news of interest, from social occasions to fires, crime and shipping. Rampant were diseases such as consumption, cholera, typhoid fever and rabies. Social issues included equal rights for women, prison reform, education, and drug and alcohol abuse. The vital records of births, deaths and marriages are a wonderful resource for family historians. The articles abstracted from this weekly newspaper are presented in chronological order for... View more info

The Boston Recorder and Telegraph, 1825

By: Elaine Morrison Fitch

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: F0927


In 1825 America was still a very young country; the battle for its independence from English rule had taken place just fifty years earlier. In Boston, already a well established city, the cornerstone for the Bunker Hill Monument was put in place during a ceremony that included John Quincy Adams, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Daniel Webster. Elsewhere that year the first boat left Buffalo from New York City upon the newly opened Erie Canal, settlers were still at war with... View more info

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Boston Beginnings, 1630-1699

By: Jay Mack Holbrook

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H0005


Contained in this volume are 16,256 names listing of 17th-century Bostonians from thirty-four different sources. Land and church records provided the largest number of names for the early and middle 1600s, while tax, church, and residence lists are the major sources for the latter third of the century. The names are arranged alphabetically and give the year of the record. Each entry is also accompanied by biographical information from allegiance, church, estate, indentu... View more info

CD: Boston, The Place and the People

By: M. A. DeWolfe Howe

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3341


Illustrated by Louis A. Holman. This book takes a look at Boston, Massachusetts from its foundation to the time of the book’s original publication. The chapters included in this publication are: Colonial Boston, Provincial Boston, Revolutionary Boston, from town to city, the hub and the wheel, “The Boston Religion”, the “Literary Centre”, the slave and the Union, men and monuments, water and fire and the modern inheritance. The author takes a fascinating look a... View more info

Selectmen's Minutes from 1742-3 through 1753

By: Record Commissioners of the City of Boston

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: R1546


This text comprises the seventh report published by the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, reprinting the Records of the Selectmen compiled between January 1, 1742 and December 31, 1753. The material included in these records is extremely diverse, concerning the affairs of Boston residents, land owners, entrepreneurs, colonial officials, ship's captains, and others. While the events recorded vary widely in terms of general interest (the inspection of immigrants ... View more info

Selectmen's Minutes from 1764 through 1768

By: Record Commissioners of the City of Boston

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: R1617


"Such a recovery of the appearance of Boston prior to the Revolution is an event of the greatest interest to every local antiquary." This text comprises the twentieth report published by the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, reprinting the Records of the Selectmen compiled 1764 to 1768 inclusive. The material included in these records is extremely diverse, concerning the affairs of Boston residents, land owners, entrepreneurs, colonial officials, ship's... View more info

Selectmen's Minutes from 1754 through 1763

By: Record Commissioners of the City of Boston

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: R1592


This text comprises the nineteenth report published by the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, reprinting the Records of the Selectmen compiled 1754 to 1763 inclusive. The material included in these records is extremely diverse, concerning the affairs of Boston residents, land owners, entrepreneurs, colonial officials, ship's captains, and others. While the events recorded vary widely in terms of general interest (the origins of Massachusetts real estate law, the... View more info

Boston Marriages From 1700 To 1751

By: Record Commissioners of the City of Boston

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: R1565


The marriages included here were copied from the bound manuscript records of John Prout (1701-1721), Samuel Checkley (1721-1734), Samuel Gerrish (1734-1740) and Ezekiel Goldthwait. Other sections include "Marriage Intentions" (1741-1751), "Out-Of-Town Marriages From the Court Record" and "Marriages Not Recorded in the Town Record," drawn from individual church records. View more info

CD: Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston

By: Samuel Adams Drake

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3454


This history is an exploration and reconstruction of historical Boston. The introduction presents the original settlers: Myles Standish, William Blackstone, Winthrop’s company, and the original layout, geographical divisions and buildings of Boston. The remaining chapters focus on different neighborhoods, divisions and people important to the development of Boston. View more info

CD: Historic Mansions and Highways Around Boston (Massachusetts)

By: Samuel Adams Drake

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3238


A history of Boston’s historic homes and thoroughfares, containing fantastic stories such as “The Gateway of Old Middlesex,” “An Hour in the Government Dockyard,” “A Day at Harvard,” “Cambridge Camp,” “Old Tory Row and Beyond,” “Lexington to Concord” and more. Included are full-page illustrations of Royall Mansion, Inman House, Buckman’s Tavern, Lexington. The author was a noted historian. This work has an index, but does not cite large num... View more info