Digital Commonwealth

Newell Family Misc

Newton Free Library

Presented here is a collection that centers on George Franklin Newell (1850-1934). The Newell family of Newton, Massachusetts typifies the transition of a family of farmers into industrialists.

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.