Digital Commonwealth

Samuel Smith Manuscript

Newton Free Library

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Presented here is manuscript eventually published as "History of Newton, Massachusetts : town and city, from its earliest settlement to the present time, 1630-1880" in 1880.

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.