This collection consists of items from the Wilfred A. French photographic collection, 1880s (PC025) 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.
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
William A. Cowles, who was born in East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1834, served two tours of duty with the 42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, during the Civil War. For the first tour, he served as a private for nine months from 1862-1863 in New Orleans, as a French Horn player in the... more
This collection consists of items from the William Arthur Reilly collection hosted by Boston City Archives. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
The William Bollan Papers (Mss 1074), written between 1749 and 1757, consist primarily of petitions and memorials presented by colonial agent William Bollan to the British parliament and/or Lords Commissioners, and correspondence exchanged with British and American government officials. The... more
Between 1895 and 1899, William Dolliver collected and transcribed all of the tombstone inscriptions he could then find in both Gloucester and Rockport. In 2019, the Cemeteries Advisory Committee of Gloucester produced a digitized, searchable version of these inscriptions.Volume I includes First... more
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
William Franklin Abbott (1892-1980) was a well-known building contractor in Salem, Massachusetts. He served as Clerk of the Works during the construction of the elderly housing project at Salem Willows. For many years, he and his father, George F. Abbott, maintained a shop, George F. Abbott... more
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
Enjoying one of the longest tenures of any administrator in the history of the University of Massachusetts, William Lawson Machmer served under five presidents across 42 years, helping to guide the university through an economic depression, two world wars, and three name changes. During his... more
This collection consists of "Norman" cartoons from 1917-1923, specifically focusing on the modernizing of Magazine Beach in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1917, the Cambridge city government began talks to build a new bridge connecting Cambridge to Brookline, which would be built over the Charles... more
In the 1950s, William P. MacConnell (Class of 1943), and his photogrammetry students in the Dept. of Forestry began using aerial photography to map forests, agricultural fields, wetlands, and other land cover in Massachusetts. Their work was eventually expanded to include the mapping of all land... more
Brooks entered the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1871 and graduated in 1875. In 1877, he accepted an invitation from the Japanese government to continue the work begun by Clark to establish the Sapporo Agricultural School. His papers consist of correspondence, photographs,... more
This collection consists of items from the William T. Clark photographic collection, 1920s-1930s (PC020) 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.
A prominent figure in the rural town of Shelburne, Mass., during the early nineteenth century, William Wells served for many years as a town selectman, representative in the state legislature, and captain of the militia. He died in Shelburne in July 1848, leaving behind his wife Prudence (May)... more
This collection represents the still extant titles from a reportedly “ten hundred” volume collection that was originally given to Nahant residents by William Wood, a summer resident, creating Nahant’s municipal library in 1819. His gift made this one of the oldest municipal book collections in... more
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, portraits, drafts and autographs of William Wordsworth. Collected by Cornelius H. Patton, Amherst class of 1883. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
This collection consists of items from the Williams College and Williamstown Map Collection, 1876-1987 collection hosted by Williams College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.