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Massachusetts--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

A.J. Lawrence Account Book

 Collection
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.

John Davenport Diary

 Collection
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.

Family Anecdotes and Memoirs of His Own Life by Samuel West

 Collection
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...

C. Griffin Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01488
Scope and Contents

Letter to children about traveling from Massachusetts to visit family and observe the upcoming holidays.

Stephen and Mary Ann Livermore Papers

 Collection
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...

Massachusetts State Democratic Party Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Scp1
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, 1839-1860, of newspaper clippings and pamphlets concerning the Democratic Party. The volume includes speeches by Benjamin Franklin Hallett and proceedings of the Massachusetts State Democratic Conventions, 1839 and 1840.