Digital Commonwealth

Journal of Edward Jackson

Newton Free Library

Presented here is the diary of Edward Jackson who, in 1849, traveled from Newton, Massachusetts to Sacramento in search of gold.

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.