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Bates-Weston-Chapman Collection
Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1885) was an abolitionist who was born in Weymouth. In 1832, Maria Weston Chapman and other women founded the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. They raised funds by organizing the annual Boston Anti-Slavery Bazaar, an event they ran from 1835 to 1858. Weston Chapman... more
Civil War Personal Papers and Currency
This small collection consists of five Civil War items unrelated to each other. Two items, the diaries, have been digitized. These diaries belonged to Edward E. Andrus (1820-1897) and Adoniram E. Vining (1841-?). Andrus served in Company H, 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Private. He... more
Fifield Family Collection
The Fifield Family Collection contains correspondence, personal papers, ephemera, photographs, and artifacts created or collected by three generations of Fifield family members. Dr. Noah Fifield (1783-1867) moved to Weymouth in 1806. For more than sixty years, he maintained a large and... more
Fifield Music Collection
The Fifield Music Collection consists of sheet music and bound volumes of music. The sheet music, almost, all of which is stamped Fifield Collection, was either owned or collected by the Fifield family, in most cases by Emily A. Porter Fifield and her daughter Mary Fifield King. The sheet music... more
Harry C. Belcher Lepidoptera Collection
Harry C. Belcher (1923-1998) of East Weymouth, Massachusetts began collecting butterflies in 1952 and amassed a collection of more than 5,000 specimens by the time he donated his collection to the Weymouth Public Libraries in 1974. As well as butterflies, the collection includes moths, beetles,... more
Pamphlet Collection
The Pamphlet Collection contains pamphlets owned by various individuals and collected by Mary Fifield King or donated directly to the Library. Some of the owners of the pamphlets are featured in other collections owned by the Weymouth Public Libraries, namely the Fifield Family Collection and... more
Stetson Shoe Company Photographs
These photographs were presented as an album to Henry S. Stowers on the anniversary of his 50 years of service, 1899-1949. They depict employees, facilities, and products of the Stetson Shoe Company.
Tufts-Smith-Adams Collection
Dr. Cotton Tufts (1732-1815) was a Harvard graduate who had a medical practice in Weymouth. Two of Dr. Tufts’ grandchildren, Quincy (1791-1872) and Susannah (1797-1877), were the founders and benefactors of the Tufts Library, currently the main branch of the Weymouth Public Libraries. In... more
Weymouth Map Collection
The Weymouth Map Collection consists of maps of Weymouth, Massachusetts. The maps include information about local industry and the locations of homes.   For more information, please visit the Weymouth Public Libraries online at www.weymouth.ma.us/weymouth-public-libraries.   
Weymouth Public Libraries Historical Photograph Collection
Represented here are photographs, drawings, and other visual materials that depict people, property, events and daily life in Weymouth during the years of 1874 to 1982.