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Massachusetts--Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Harlan H. Ballard, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.091
Scope and Contents Set of 5 journals and a few single letters, poems, postcards and photographs. The journals document vacations and visits to Harlan H. Ballard, Jr.'s  cabin, referred to in one of the journals as 'Arbutus Lodge.' Arbutus Lodge was located in Nichewaug, near Barr, both Worcester County, Massachusetts. The entries were written both by the host and guests and detail their visits and activities. Several of the volumes contain photographs. Some of the names mentioned are: ...

Diary (Massachusetts)

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Identifier: SC 00859
Scope and Contents This information has been provided by the seller and has not been verified:"Marquette diary and daily reminder/a page a day for 1939. Handwritten with info of what this person did each day, weather, shopping etc. I have read a few pages--it is interesting. May 22 was this persons birthday--born may 22, 1862 and it's states 'I feel pretty good.' 77 years old. Pages are tight to the binding and in good condition. There are a few loose notes as to grocery shopping etc. and some...

Diary (Middlesex County, Ma.)

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Identifier: SC 00854
Scope and Contents Diary of an unidentified young man of Middlesex County, Ma., who was a landscaper and a fireman. The following description was provided by the seller: "He writes of hearing the fire alarms go off, rushing to the fires and the details of putting it out ....he writes of town meetings he attends and of the discussions at those meetings, landscaping projects he works on, listening to football games, talking to his father about going to college, descriptions of people in the town,...

Family Anecdotes and Memoirs of His Own Life by Samuel West

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.464
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a 1836 handwritten copy of the undated memoir  of Rev. Samuel West (1738-1808)  of Massachusetts.  The handwritten copy was prepared by his grandsons Benjamin and Samuel West. Talks about his family's earliest history in the United States, gives descriptions of historic events  in Massachusetts during the 18th century (Boston Tea Party) and talks of religion and his changing views throughout the years. Also included is a photocopy of a transcription of an...

Glidden Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.135
Scope and Contents Papers, 1892-1942, of the family of George Clarke Glidden and his wife Mary A. Kelley of Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence, but there are also postcards and invitations in the collection. The letters describe the daily lives of the family, including house work, courtships, social entertainment, vacations, child-raising, and recreation. Most of the letters were written between Mary A. Kelley, her husband George Clark Glidden, and their...

Nellie M. Hill Diaries

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Identifier: MS 00184
Scope and Contents Contains diaries written by Nellie M. Hill of Fitchburg and Groton, MA. Entries include information about the weather, visitors, and her daily activities. Also included are cash account ledgers at the end of each diary.

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...

Order of the Eastern Star (Easton, Massachusetts) Minute Book

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Identifier: SC 01337
Scope and Contents This ledger contains the minutes of the Order of the Eastern Star of Easton, Massachusetts, which was organized May 17, 1920. It was organized as a social and financial aid to the chapter. The ledger gives members’ names and activities. A summary of some of the organization's activities: Raised money by having rummage sales, food sales, etc. Activities such as sewing, singing hymns, putting on plays for the community, organizing fairs, volunteering and quilting (i.e....

Richard Brown Diary

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Identifier: SC 00954
Scope and Contents Diary of the Reverent Richard Brown (1674-1732), of Massachusetts. 16 are diary entries and 12 are printed almanac pages, one for each month of the year. Entries provide details of Brown's activities, comments on parishioners, etc. As on March 9, in part: "Tho. Nickols bid me beware of S.G. for he is a traitor and Briant's tool...". On May 28 Capt. Pool "dyed", and was buried on the 31st." In addition to the numerous entries, there are two pages of accounts and at the end, 4 staves...

Ruth Thompson Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.292
Scope and Contents Diaries, scrapbooks, and letters, circa 1905-1919, of Ruth Thompson of Indianapolis, Indiana. Includes scrapbooks and diaries of Thompson's time at the Bradford Academy, a women's boarding school in Haverhill, Massachusetts. There are also diaries from after Thompson's graduation, when she returned to Indianapolis. These include entries about World War I, including newspaper clippings of people from her area who were drafted. Finally, there are letters written to Thompson by various people.