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1 MAP: Boston, Massachusetts: 1860

Black and white map, 18" x 24", including margins., Reproduction map of original
Entitled “New Map of Boston, Comprising the Whole City, with the New Boundaries of the Wards”, this carefully detailed map of what was the fifth largest city in the United States was originally engraved for inclusion in the 1860 Boston Almanac. In addition to the city’s streets and its 12 wards, the “horse railroad” lines, ferries and wharves are also identified. A reference table identifies 30 locations of note, including the hospital, public buildings and major hotels. An inset showing all of “East Boston” completes the map. An excellent reference for researchers with a mid 19th century Boston connection.
B30 
Price: 7.95 USD

 

 

2 Autobiography of Henry Fowle of Boston 1766-1837 (Massachusetts)
David H. Kilmer
1991, 5½x8½, paper, index, 248 pp, Heritage Books
Henry Fowle wrote this late in life at the behest of a young friend and Masonic lodge brother during the height of the Anti-Masonic furor in New York and New England, completing it in 1833. The original manuscript is no longer in existence, but Mr. Kilmer, Henry Fowle's great-great-great-grandson, used a diary of Henry Fowle's he inherited and issues of the Freemason's Monthly Magazine, which published the manuscript in 1865, to produce this work. Mr. Fowle was a mainly self-educated man who worked all his life at a mechanic's trade but he managed to become acquainted with some of the most famous people of his time, including De Witt Clinton, Benjamin Russell, and Isaiah Thomas. His Masonic pursuits took him to New York City and Philadelphia in 1816, this journey being the subject of his diary, which constitutes about one-third of his autobiography. He was an acute observer with a special talent for humorous anecdote. Mr. Fowle's writing describes his personal life and his Masonic career, the latter being his sole claim to fame in life. Appendices concern Mr. Fowle's mother's and father's families, the families of his wives (he had three), and the lives of his children (he fathered 18). Mr. Kilmer was aided in his work by family letters and memorabilia, and he examined as much primary source material as he could find. A bibliography of sources is included, and the book is illustrated with photographs, sketches and maps.
K0482 
Price: 24.00 USD

 
 
Police Records And Recollections; Or, Boston By Daylight And Gaslight For Two Hundred And Forty Years, Edward H. Savage


3 Police Records And Recollections; Or, Boston By Daylight And Gaslight For Two Hundred And Forty Years
Edward H. Savage
(1873), reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 411 pp, Heritage Books
“The duties of the Police Officer afford peculiar opportunities for the study of human nature; and the views of city life, by him witnessed, present a wide field not only for the pen of the novelist or critic, but also for the hand of the philanthropist and Christian.” This chronicle of the Boston Watch and Police (spanning 1631 through 1873), together with observations of everyday police transactions, by one of Boston’s police officers demonstrates that truth is very often stranger than fiction—and every bit as intriguing! A series of vignettes, written with obvious good humor and compassion, form the bulk of this book. Sit back and enjoy this taste of city life at street level, flavored by fascinating historical tidbits, interesting incidents and colorful characters. Meet the joking Lieutenant, the drunken lecturer, and even the author’s cat! Individual tales are brief, but it’s hard to read just one… The text is enlivened by several charming illustrations and poems. A new fullname index is a bonus to researchers.
S2041 
Price: 33.00 USD

 
The 1848 Boston Cultivator: Marriages, Deaths and Miscellaneous Readings, Elaine Morrison Fitch


4 The 1848 Boston Cultivator: Marriages, Deaths and Miscellaneous Readings
Elaine Morrison Fitch
2003, 6x9, paper, index, 542 pp, Heritage Books
The bustling port of Boston had much news of interest, from social occasions to fires, crime and shipping. Rampant were diseases such as consumption, cholera, typhoid fever and rabies. Social issues included equal rights for women, prison reform, education, and drug and alcohol abuse. The vital records of births, deaths and marriages are a wonderful resource for family historians. The articles abstracted from this weekly newspaper are presented in chronological order for the year 1848. Index included.
F0877 
Price: 43.00 USD

 
 

 

5 The Boston Recorder and Telegraph, 1825
Elaine Morrison Fitch
2004, 6x9, paper, index, 370 pp, Heritage Books
In 1825 America was still a very young country; the battle for its independence from English rule had taken place just fifty years earlier. In Boston, already a well established city, the cornerstone for the Bunker Hill Monument was put in place during a ceremony that included John Quincy Adams, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Daniel Webster. Elsewhere that year the first boat left Buffalo from New York City upon the newly opened Erie Canal, settlers were still at war with Native Americans, and piracy was a problem on our coastal waters. Though New Englanders were well established, large portions of the United States were still not populated. In 1825 America was yet a vast expanse of raw beauty and untapped resources, and truly a land of opportunity for many settlers still to come. The articles abstracted from this weekly newspaper are presented in chronological order for the year 1825. They include shipping news, fires, ordinations, Indian affairs, obituaries, lists of marriages and deaths.
F0927 
Price: 32.50 USD

 
Boston Beginnings, 1630-1699, Jay Mack Holbrook


6 Boston Beginnings, 1630-1699
Jay Mack Holbrook
1980, 6x9, cloth, alphabetical, xxi+295 pp, Heritage Books
Contained in this volume are 16,256 names listing of 17th-century Bostonians from thirty-four different sources. Land and church records provided the largest number of names for the early and middle 1600s, while tax, church, and residence lists are the major sources for the latter third of the century. The names are arranged alphabetically and give the year of the record. Each entry is also accompanied by biographical information from allegiance, church, estate, indenture, land, occupation, petition, residence, or tax lists. The final column of information indicates the source of the record.
H0005 
Price: 35.00 USD

 
 

 

7 CD: Boston, The Place and the People
M. A. DeWolfe Howe
(1907), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 412 pp, Heritage Books
Illustrated by Louis A. Holman. This book takes a look at Boston, Massachusetts from its foundation to the time of the book’s original publication. The chapters included in this publication are: Colonial Boston, Provincial Boston, Revolutionary Boston, from town to city, the hub and the wheel, “The Boston Religion”, the “Literary Centre”, the slave and the Union, men and monuments, water and fire and the modern inheritance. The author takes a fascinating look at the people and places of Boston. The original index and many pictures and illustrations are included. The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a "real" book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent.
CD3341 
Price: 15.95 USD

 

 

8 Boston Marriages From 1700 To 1751
Record Commissioners of the City of Boston
(1898) reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 468 pp, Heritage Books
The marriages included here were copied from the bound manuscript records of John Prout (1701-1721), Samuel Checkley (1721-1734), Samuel Gerrish (1734-1740) and Ezekiel Goldthwait. Other sections include "Marriage Intentions" (1741-1751), "Out-Of-Town Marriages From the Court Record" and "Marriages Not Recorded in the Town Record," drawn from individual church records.
R1565 
Price: 35.00 USD

 
 

 

9 Selectmen's Minutes from 1742-3 through 1753
Record Commissioners of the City of Boston
(1887), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 330 pp, Heritage Books
This text comprises the seventh report published by the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, reprinting the Records of the Selectmen compiled between January 1, 1742 and December 31, 1753. The material included in these records is extremely diverse, concerning the affairs of Boston residents, land owners, entrepreneurs, colonial officials, ship's captains, and others. While the events recorded vary widely in terms of general interest (the inspection of immigrants for evidence of disease, the public exhibition of a microscope, standardization in the ingredients for bread-making, a shortage of wood caused by the Louisbourg Expedition of 1747, etc.), the entries are uniformly dense with the aforementioned references to the Boston citizenry, making this volume a boon to those researching their Massachusetts ancestors. Lists of Selectmen are conspicuous throughout the text, as well as assorted committees, petitioners, recent immigrants and more. The text is enhanced by two indices, one containing subjects and the other full names.
R1546 
Price: 26.50 USD

 

 

10 Selectmen's Minutes from 1754 through 1763
Record Commissioners of the City of Boston
(1887), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 322 pp, Heritage Books
This text comprises the nineteenth report published by the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, reprinting the Records of the Selectmen compiled 1754 to 1763 inclusive. The material included in these records is extremely diverse, concerning the affairs of Boston residents, land owners, entrepreneurs, colonial officials, ship's captains, and others. While the events recorded vary widely in terms of general interest (the origins of Massachusetts real estate law, the burning of Faneuil Hall, licensing of inns and taverns, early fire departments, petitions brought against business owners by their employees, the acquisition of muskets and bayonets for local militias, small pox panics and rumors of outbreaks abroad, etc.), the entries are uniformly dense with the aforementioned references to the Boston citizenry, making this volume a boon to those researching their Massachusetts ancestors. It should be noted that this selection of records spans the entirety of the French and Indian War, a time of great activity in New England. Lists of Selectmen are conspicuous throughout the text, as well as assorted committees, petitioners, recent immigrants and more. The text is enhanced by two indices3/4one containing subjects and the other full names.
R1592 
Price: 29.00 USD

 
 

 

11 Selectmen's Minutes from 1764 through 1768
Record Commissioners of the City of Boston
(1889), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, 352 pp, Heritage Books
"Such a recovery of the appearance of Boston prior to the Revolution is an event of the greatest interest to every local antiquary." This text comprises the twentieth report published by the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, reprinting the Records of the Selectmen compiled 1764 to 1768 inclusive. The material included in these records is extremely diverse, concerning the affairs of Boston residents, land owners, entrepreneurs, colonial officials, ship's captains, and others. While the events recorded vary widely in terms of general interest (combating a Small Pox epidemic, a prohibition on gaming to preserve the moral fiber of Boston, notable court cases, etc.), the entries are uniformly dense with the aforementioned references to the Boston citizenry, making this volume a boon to those researching their Massachusetts ancestors. Lists of Selectmen are conspicuous throughout the text, as well as assorted committees, petitioners, recent immigrants and more. The text is enhanced by two indices: one containing subjects and the other names.
R1617 
Price: 28.00 USD

 

 

12 CD: Historic Mansions and Highways Around Boston (Massachusetts)
Samuel Adams Drake
(1899), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 477 pp, Heritage Books
A history of Boston’s historic homes and thoroughfares, containing fantastic stories such as “The Gateway of Old Middlesex,” “An Hour in the Government Dockyard,” “A Day at Harvard,” “Cambridge Camp,” “Old Tory Row and Beyond,” “Lexington to Concord” and more. Included are full-page illustrations of Royall Mansion, Inman House, Buckman’s Tavern, Lexington. The author was a noted historian. This work has an index, but does not cite large numbers of people.
CD3238 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
 

 

13 CD: Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston
Samuel Adams Drake
(1900), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 518 pp, Heritage Books
This history is an exploration and reconstruction of historical Boston. The introduction presents the original settlers: Myles Standish, William Blackstone, Winthrop’s company, and the original layout, geographical divisions and buildings of Boston. The remaining chapters focus on different neighborhoods, divisions and people important to the development of Boston.
CD3454 
Price: 19.95 USD

     


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