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Paul Revere's plan of the scene of the Boston Massacre : used at the trial of Capt. Preston and soldiers

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Item Information

Title:
Paul Revere's plan of the scene of the Boston Massacre : used at the trial of Capt. Preston and soldiers
Description:
One sketch showing the scene of the Boston Massacre said to be drawn by Paul Revere. The sketch shows a bird's-eye view of the location of the line of British soldiers on King Street just after the incident on March 5, 1770. The bodies of Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, James Caldwell, and Samuel Maverick are labeled, as are the street names and the names of the owners of adjacent properties.
Artist:
Revere, Paul, 1735-1818
Former owner:
Chamberlain, Mellen, 1821-1900
Date:
[1770]
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Maps/Atlases
Genre:
Site plans
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Colonial and Revolutionary Boston (Collection of Distinction)
Subjects:
Boston Massacre, 1770
Attucks, Crispus, -1770
Gray, Samuel, -1770
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
[1] leaf : ill. ; 32 cm.
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Terms of Use:
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No known restrictions on use.
Restrictions:
Access to physical copy/copies by appointment only. Please contact Boston Public Library Rare Books and Manuscripts Department for further information.
Notes (acquisition):
Acquired by the BPL from the collection of Mellen Chamberlain.
Notes:
Holograph.
Title from printed mount board.
Current call number: MS Ch.P.53 as marked, in modern pencil, on the item; sometimes erroneously referred to as MS Ch.P.23.
Published in: Blood in the streets: a publication of the Revolutionary War Bicentennial Commission and the Trustees of the Boston Public Library (Boston, 1970).
Notes (object):
On watermarked paper hinged to a printed, ca. 19th-century mount board measuring 43 x 33 cm and housed in modern mat board.
Language:
English
Call #:
RARE BKS MS Ch.P.53
MS Ch.P.23
Barcode:
39999086126941