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Lancaster, Massachusetts. History 1643-1879
Henry Stedman Nourse (1831-1903) was the guiding intelligence behind the development of the Lancaster Collection, for which he left an endowment in his will. The various scrapbooks of local source material that he complied provide a wealth of information not available elsewhere. Aside from his... more
Leominster, MA, Municipal Building (City Hall) Time Capsule, 1915
Presented here are items included in the time capsule sealed within the cornerstone of Leominster’s then-new municipal building during the town’s 175th-anniversary celebration on July 4-5, 1915. Later the same year, Leominster became a city. The capsule was remembered, located, and successfully... more
Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of the Winsor Family 1820-1915
The Winsors were one of the most successful merchant families in Duxbury shortly after the Revolutionary War. In the 1780s and 90s, they launched more vessels than any other builders in town. Samuel Winsor, born perhaps in Boston in 1725, is the first of the family seen in Duxbury. He settled on... more
Lincoln Town Archives
The Lincoln Town Archives collections are comprised of municipal records, manuscripts, books, photographs, audio-visual materials, and other ephemera documenting the history of Lincoln from 1746 to the present.
List of Vessels Belonging to the District of Gloucester
The List of vessels was an annual publication which chronicled the fishing industry of the Cape Ann area from the years of 1869-1908.
Little family papers (MS016)
This collection consists of items from the Little family papers (MS016) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Local History Manuscripts (NEHGS)
This collection contains selected manuscripts from the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections related to specific locations. The collection includes selected government and court records, military records, unpublished histories of locations and institutions, photographs from known locations, brief... more
Lyman Family Papers, 1839-1942
The descendants of Joseph Lyman (1767-1847) flourished in nineteenth century Northampton, Mass., achieving social prominence, financial success, and a degree of intellectual acclaim. Having settled in Northampton before 1654, just a generation removed from emigration, the Lymans featured... more