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1824. The Wilkins Notebooks

The items in this collection are drawn from "Old Houses and Families of Carlisle, Mass.," a nuanced and detailed history of the town. This 25-volume set of notebooks was written and compiled by Martha Fifield Wilkins, who donated the series to the Gleason Public Library in 1941.Locally known as... more

1829. William E. Searles Collection

U.S. Coast Guard enlistee and reservist, August 1938 to November 1945 as Chief Radioman and Rifle Marksman. Served on the following ships: Cayuga, Mackinac, Guthrie, and Thetis. The collection is comprised of Mr. Searles’ official Coast Guard enlistment and honorable discharge papers as well as... more

1831. William Hogarth (1697-1764). Prints

William Hogarth (1697-1764) was an English painter and printmaker.Born into a middle class family in London, Hogarth was apprenticed to the engraver Ellis Gamble at age 15. By 1720, he had established his own business as an engraver. During the 1720s, he also studied painting with Sir James... more