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A.J. Lawrence Account Book

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Identifier: SC 01143
Scope and Contents

Account book of A. J. Lawrence, a metal-worker from East Weymouth, Somerset, and Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes details of his hours, wages, what he produced, and his observations of labor unrest and strikes. He worked at Weymouth Iron Company, the Mt. Hope Iron Company, Reed and Barton, and A. Field and Co.

Samuel H. Brown Diary

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Identifier: SC 00825
Scope and Contents Diary of Samuel H. Brown (b. 1819) of Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts for the year 1864. Dates for accounts kept in the back of the book range from 1864-1869. In brief daily entries Brown mentions his work like planting, working on the hog house and other activities related to farm work. Most days he enters who he worked for and for how many hours. Each Sunday he went to a 'meeting at the Junction' which probably refers to church meetings. The back of the...

Charles D. Elliot Diary

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Identifier: SC 00903
Scope and Contents

Diary of surveyor and new father. Entries are from August 10, 1870 to September 8, 1870. Writes of working on surveying jobs in Somerville and Wakefield, MA. Writes of opening an office in Somerville. Begins with the birth of his first child, a son.

John Davenport Diary

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Identifier:  SC 01481
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1847-1863, of John Davenport of Canton, Massachusetts. Davenport farmed, made and delivered shoes, cut and sold firewood, and sold posts and hoops. Entries include details about his day to day activities, his sale of goods, medical treatment and the death of his wife Hannah in 1855, his attendence of Unitarian services, reading, and visits by friends, among others.

Stephen and Mary Ann Livermore Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.49
Scope and Contents The papers are a collection of letters written to Mary Ann Brigham Livermore and Stephen G. Livermore from friends and family members throughout the New England region. Stephen Livermore originated out of Marlboro, Mass.  Some of the papers are letters from him to Mary Ann before their marriage.  Many of the letters are from family that live in Massachusetts towns such as Worcester, Boston, Millbury, Marlboro, Harvard, and Holden.  Other locations include Dover, N.H., Wells River, Vt., and...

Mary H. Akin Diary

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Identifier: SC 00870
Scope and Contents Diary of Mary H. Akin (b. circa 1835) of New Bedford, Massachusetts. She began her diary on October 7th, 1875 and ended it on August 20th, 1876. Entries comment on day-to-day occurences, family and social life. Some of the entries (going to Friends meetings) suggest that she may have been a Quaker. Also included is the description of a trip to Detroit and Chicago. For a listing of names mentioned in the diary and selected...

Parlor Reading Circle (Ayer, Mass) Minute Book

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Identifier: SC 00776
Scope and Contents

Minute book, 1885-1887, of the Parlor Reading Circle of Ayer, Massachusetts. Entries include the name of the book that was read, the location of the meeting, and the discussion that followed the reading of the book. Works read include poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors," the history of the town of Ayer, a book on the early history of the Unitd States, and others. Also includes a list of members and a list of guests brought by members.

Mary Pease Autograph Album

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Identifier: SC 01596
Scope and Contents Brown leather bound autograph album containing various poems, well wishes, and verses addressed to Ms. Mary Ann Pease of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The album contains a printed illustration of a Native American kneeling on a rock, facing a body of water. Under it reads, painted by J. G. Chapman, engraved by E. Gallaudet. This page also indicates that the album was published by J. C. Riker, New York. In addition to this front page with illustration are four illustrated and colored pages...

Lucy P. Ruddy Diary

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Identifier: SC 00741
Scope and Contents Lucy P. Ruddy’s journal is a small one, only covering the period from January 1 - August 3, 1893. The faintly lined pages are unnumbered, except for a few that Lucy numbered at the beginning (pages 1 - 13). She began this journal as a young woman living in late 19th century New England, apparently in or near Lynn, Massachusetts. On her title page, she displayed her name “Lucy P. Ruddy,” the year “1893,” and a solemn declaration, ”This year for Christ,” followed by her initials....

Edward C. Thurston Account Book

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Identifier: SC 00686
Scope and Contents

Account book, 1847-1866, of Edward C. Thurston from Fall River, Massachusetts for goods purchased and sold. The bulk of the entries in the book are made up of names to whom Thurston paid money. There are several loose pieces of paper at the end of the volume, including more accounts and a letter to Thurston to serve on jury duty in 1864.