Digital Commonwealth

Biographical Pamphlet (Fields)

Newton Free Library

Presented here are extended eulogies written as sermons, funeral tributes or memorial speeches for prominent New England men, some from Newton, Massachusetts.

The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community’s social, cultural and governmental past. These materials reflect the civic life of and provide insight into Newton from the 19th through the early 20th century, a time when Newton was transforming from agriculture to industry and becoming a suburban Boston residential community.