Massachusetts Historical Society
Papers of Roger Ernst, 1902-03, includes his diploma from Harvard and certificates and letters pertaining to Ernst's membership in various clubs and organizations at Harvard. Also includes a letter written by Ernst's ancestor, Thomas Cleverly, 28 Mar. 1732, to his brother Stephen Cleverly; and commission and resignation certificates of Captain Judah Baker of the First Regiment of the Third Brigade of the Fifth Division of the Massachusetts Militia, 1807-15
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Diary of William A. Johnson of South Malden (now Everett), Mass., kept as a young boy from 1 July 1850-30 Dec. 1851, with one later annotation by Johnson dated 10 Oct. 1858. Entries describe his school and reading; attendance at Sunday School and church; religious meditations; sermons preached by John Greenleaf Adams; local events, including notable deaths; social and recreational activites and trips; the storm of 16-17 Apr. 1851 that destroyed Minot's Ledge Lighthouse in Boston Harbor; and news of members of the Johnson family and the related Savage family. The volume is inscribed "Diary No. 1.".
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Papers of William Jenks, the Jenks family, and related Wright, Goldsbury, and Russell family members. A 1797 graduate and overseer of Harvard, Jenks was a Congregational clergyman, chaplain in the War of 1812 and of the Mass. Senate; professor of oriental languages and English literature, and overseer of Bowdoin College; Biblical scholar and writer; antiquarian; librarian of the Mass. Historical Soc.; and connected with the following: First Church of Bath, Me.; Seaman's Mission (Boston); Mariner's Church, Sailor's Home, City Missionary Soc., Shawmut Church, and Green St. Church, all of Boston; and other historical and charitable organizations
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Records of The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, 1681-1993, pertain to the evolution of the school from a primary school to a high school, technical school, and finally a school of fine and applied arts. Records include legal records such as deeds, plot plans, and leases for land in Jamaica Plain, Mass.; administrative records such as annual reports, meeting minutes, and correspondence retained by the director; and treasurers' accounts, bills, statements, and invoices, among other financial records. Records also include school materials such as lesson plans, student drawings, instructional handouts, and textbooks; and course catalogs, and enrollment cards, among other printed ephemera
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Papers of the Hunnewell family of Boston, Mass., 1808-1939, including various membership certificates of James Melville Hunnewell, James Frothingham Hunnewell, and James Hunnewell in Boston and Massachusetts historical and cultural organizations. Also includes an honorary diploma from Liberia College, 1923, a photostat of a stock certificate from James Hunnewell's oil and gas company Brewer and Co., and a Charlestown School activity sheet, 1808
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Misc. collection of papers containing undated 17th-century sermons and correspondence, including items of Congregational ministers Shubael Dummer, John Cotton, Josiah Cotton, and William Brattle. Also, the "Will of Charles Chatterbox," alias William Bigelow, in verse, written at the end of his career as a student at Harvard College in 1794; and a document of sale from Nathan Hale to Thomas W. Ward for Boston newspapers, their subscriptions, and equipment
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Diaries of Congregational clergyman George Leonard, kept from 26 May 1821 - 26 May 1881, with scattered entries after 1830. Leonard describes his studies at Harvard University (Class of 1823) and Harvard Divinity School (Class of 1826), keeping school and preaching in various communities following graduation, and his eventual ordination as pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Marshfield, Mass. (1836-1861). Later entries are mainly reminiscences of his family and his early life and career
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Typescript autobiography entitled "Personal Reminiscences," written by architect Walter H. Kilham of Boston, Mass in 1937. The autobiography pertains to Kilham's life from 1868-1942, and includes descriptions of his childhood in Beverly, Mass.; a trip by train to visit his brother Edward's farm in California, 1883; his studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in Europe; trips to Europe and Mexico; and time spent with his wife Jane Houston and his children Jeannette, Teresa, Walter, Peter, Aline, and Lawrence Kilham. Also includes descriptions of design jobs completed by his companies Kilham and Hopkins, and Kilham, Hopkins, and Greeley; his role in the Boston Chamber of Commerce; and includes typescript copies of letters from some of his children commenting on the autobiography. Both volumes contain clippings, memorabilia, postcards, photographs, drawings, and photomechanical prints relating to Kilham's life, work, family, and travels
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Papers of members of the Fox family of Mass. The bulk of the collection is comprised of the papers of Rev. Thomas B. Fox, minister of the First Religious Society of Newburyport (1831-45) and the Indiana St. Congregational Church (Unitarian) in Boston (1845-55). His papers include sermons, lectures, essays written as a student at Harvard (1824-28), preaching journals (1829-69, 1831-50), and a scrapbook of his newspaper articles. The papers of three of Fox's sons document their service in the Civil War. Charles B. Fox's journal and letterbook cover his service with the Mass. 13th (1861-May 1863) and 55th Infantry Regiments (June 1863-1865), the latter unit comprised of Black soldiers. Papers of John A. Fox include typescripts of letters written home as a member of the Mass. 2nd Infantry Regiment and a register kept as a secretary of the unit's veterans' organization. Papers of Thomas B. Fox, Jr. include Harvard assignments (1860) and typescripts of letters to his family from 1862-63, ... Read More
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Manuscript copies of William Brattle's "Compendium of Logick," translated by Harvard students Timothy Lindall in 1693 and Nathan Prince in 1716. Brattle was a Harvard instructor and a minister in Cambridge, Massachusetts