Digital Commonwealth

Class Statistics NHS Class of 1890

Newton Free Library

Presented here is a handwritten speech with humorous references to classmates' talents, foibles and incidents in the school year (1889-1890) at Newton High School, 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.