Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Seeking to reevaluate this function in preparation for an annual report, Visiting Agent Gardiner Tufts sent a questionnaire to a variety of parties involved in this process (e.g., judges, trial justices, lawyers) inquiring as to whether court attendance continued to be a useful mandate of the agency. Series consists of responses to the questionnaire as written letters giving opinions on the issue. Includes copy of the original Tufts printed letter
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Reports divided into parts: cooperative banks/savings and loan associations (later separately as savings banks), credit unions, and trust companies
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Series is a volume containing the so-called whole proceedings of the Suffolk County committee under the 1780 resolve, signed by its members -- The initial journal section records daily transactions and amounts involved, usually sale proceeds received from named purchasers for described property. The margin gives corresponding page numbers found in the subsequent ledger section. The ledger, covering the same period, lists debits and credits for each estate on facing pages. Entries are arranged by date for purchasers or creditors/claimants with amounts listed and marginal notations giving corresponding page number in the preceding journal. Separate sections provide information on estates leased, committee expenses, and an abstract of money distribution from estates sold to creditors, state treasury, and others. Additional county committee records are found in: Massachusetts archives collection, v. 154-155
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The State Reform School was founded in 1847 and opened in 1848 at Westborough for the instruction, discipline, employment, and reform of male juvenile offenders in Massachusetts. It was renamed the Lyman School for Boys in 1884 and closed in 1972. During the period 1895-1911 it was administered by the Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial Schools, who held monthly meetings to vote on decisions concerning the school and its students. Reports issued to the superintendent are abstracts of trustee minutes, documenting decisions regarding the status of individual students and the administration of the school
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Per Resolves 1846, c 117, the governor of Massachusetts appointed three commissioners to inquire into the condition of idiots (contemporary term for the mentally retarded) in the Commonwealth and what could be done for them. The commission's report, written by Samuel G. Howe of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind, led to an experimental school being funded for three years by the state (Resolves 1848, c 65). This report, based on a survey completed by municipal clerks (Returns of the survey of idiots in Massachusetts, 1846 ((M-Ar)1516X)), consisted of a written narrative (Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Passed resolves ((M-Ar)228, Resolves 1848, c 65)), and a tabular data set compiled by Howe as a followup to the survey (Table of the physical and mental condition of idiots in Massachusetts, 1847 ((M-Ar)1517X)). The tabular report was based on field notes taken by Howe and transcribed in the form of this series. For a description of their ... Read More
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The Board of Registration of Embalming, established in 1905, was placed within the Department of Civil Service and Registration (Division of Registration) in 1919. It was replaced by the Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing in 1936, which was redesignated as the Board of Registration in Funeral Service in 1989
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Following the destruction of public records by fire in the Court House (Old State House) in 1747, the Massachusetts General Court directed the provincial secretary to record in his office the 1629 and 1691 charters, with the commissions of the governor, lieutenant governor, justices of the Superior Court, and his own, per Orders 1747-48, c 182 (Dec. 11, 1747). Starting with these transcriptions, the state secretary (known as such from 1780), as part of his responsibility as record keeper for Massachusetts, continued to maintain a running record of copies of official documents that were the responsibility of his office, including those he attested, those part of administration of oaths, and those recording information on public appointees. As record keeping became more voluminous and the secretary's office more specialized over time, specific types of records were maintained in their own series, as indicated below
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
The James Theodore Geoghegan Papers contain an autobiographical manuscript titled "Sojourn in the Yukon and Alaska," as well as photographs that Geoghegan took, mostly of the Donnelly, Alaska, area
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
The Harrison Creek Photograph Album contains 172 images of the Harrison Creek area of Interior Alaska, Fairbanks, mining and family photographs. The family members are mostly identified but the surname is unknown. The majority of the photographs are from Texas and locations where the owner of the album, Ray, went to school and/or military training
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
The papers of the Charles L. and Louise V. Thompson estate consist of the records August W. Conradt kept in the capacities of estate guardian and estate administrator for the Thompsons, 1933-1956, as well as various papers documenting Charles L. Thompson's Fairbanks-region business dealings from 1904 to the time of his disappearance in 1932. Conradt's records include correspondence, notes and memoranda, clippings, estate inventories, accounts of income and expenses, attorney files, and probate filings. Thompson's papers include mine location notices, powers of attorney, insurance policies, and various quitclaim deeds, bills of sale, and other legal documents. The series includes several sketch maps showing the locations of mining claims, and one photographic portrait thought to depict Charles L. Thompson