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Papers of prominent Massachusetts Republican Francis W. Hatch, Jr. relate primarily to his unsuccessful bid against Edward J. King to become the state's governor in 1978. Campaign records, including correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and press releases, represent virtually all aspects of his gubernatorial bid, including fund raising, strategic planning, staffing, volunteers, and the media. In addition, the collection contains papers related to Hatch's successful attempt in the late 1970s to publicize state tax delinquent lists when he took the Mass. Department of Corporations and Taxation to trial. Additional subjects include the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the Republican Party in the state, and 1978 incumbent governor Michael S. Dukakis
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Records of the Thursday Evening Club, a men's club founded in Boston in 1846 to promote "social and scientific conversation." First called the "Warren Club" after one of its founders, John C. Warren, the club held bi-weekly Thursday meetings at the home of one of its members to listen to talks on a variety of subjects, at first scientific but later expanded to include literature, history, and other subjects. The records include loose and bound membership lists (1856-1979, with gaps); announcements, lists, and summaries of meetings (1859-1968); correspondence (1849-98, 1906-22, 1927-76); presidents' reports (1947-63); manuscripts of original papers (1908-20); historical reminiscences; and memorials delivered by members, including Moorfield Storey, James F. Rhodes, and Worthington C. Ford
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Manuscript copy of address given to an assembly of Christians by Dewi Brown, also known as David Brown, requesting support for missionary activity amongst Native Americans. Brown, a Cherokee Indian from Arkansas, was a student at Andover Theological Seminary in 1823. Subjects include native American religion, the prophet Wiluga, the war between the Cherokees and Osages in 1817 (at which Brown was present), and Native American relations with European settlers. Copy made by Elizabeth M. Peabody. Location of original unknown
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Collection of sermons delivered by Rev. Samuel Cooper Thacher at the New South Church (Boston, Mass.), 1811-1815. Sermons are organized by topic and include annotations
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Account book kept by lawyer Samuel Livermore of Portsmouth, N.H., 1761. Livermore recorded money owed to him presumably by various clients. Accounts are interleaved in Nathaniel Ames's Astronomical Diary or Almanack for 1761. The first page of the volume includes a brief biographical sketch of Livermore written by descendant Thomas L. Livermore, 1910
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Orderly book kept by Nathaniel Bangs at Castle William, 11-18 Apr. 1759; at Fort Edward, 10 May-18 Nov. 1759; and at Halifax, 7 Feb.-May 1760. Bangs was a sergeant in a company led by Captain Jotham Gay of Hingham, Mass. of John Thomas's Regiment of Mass. Provincials. Also included are the accounts of the Bangs family for cloth weaving from 1777 to 1846
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Diaries and account book of Boston printer David Clapp. Diaries for the years: 1862, 1869, 1876, 1881, 1885, 1886; account book covers the years 1827-1835. Also journal (1852-54) of Elizabeth A. Clapp, daughter of David; and journals (1862-64, 1866-77) of Constance L. (Pierrelee) Clapp, who married in 1867 David C. Clapp, printer and son of David Clapp
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Typescript of a diary kept by prospector Stillman Churchill of Lowell, Mass., recording his journey from Lowell with the Sagamore Emigrating Company of Lynn, Mass. (and later the gold mining Oskaloosa Company) to San Francisco, 27 March - 30 September 1948. Churchill traveled with his brother Rodney and described their daily progress, weather, and topographical features of the Western states
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Memorandum book kept by Thomas Callender in Princeton, N.J., from 24 Dec. 1804 - 15 Feb. 1820 (with gaps). The book includes miscellaneous accounts noting goods purchased, payments to servants, and expenses associated with his travels between Princeton and various American cities. Occasional entries note family news, such as the births of his children
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A book of medical remedies compiled by physician Zerobabel Endecott of Salem, Mass