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1. Samuel Smith Manuscript

Presented here is manuscript eventually published as "History of Newton, Massachusetts : town and city, from its earliest settlement to the present time, 1630-1880" in 1880. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental... more

3. Seth Davis Notebook

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... more

4. Some Newtonville Homes

Presented here is a booklet designed to promote Newtonville to home buyers and new home builders. 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... more

6. St. Direct. & Fire Alarm of N 1918

Presented here is a street directory showing the village, ward, and terminal boundaries of all Newton streets and location of fire alarm signal stations. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental past. These materials... more

7. Standard Diary & Daily Reminder

Presented here is the diary of 12 year old Esmond Rice, who was born in 1892 and lived most of his life in Waban, a village of 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... more

8. Susanna Peyser Collection, 1982-1989

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... more