Digital Commonwealth

Seth Davis Notebook

Newton Free Library

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Presented here is a brief history of Newton from 1661 onward in very light handwriting, which deals especially with the breaking away of Newton from Cambridge.

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.