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Boston Streets Construction Projects Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 3844
Call Number: MS 3844

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 21 letters written by residents of four Boston neighborhoods -- Back Bay, Chinatown, Dorchester and the South End -- to city officials between 1853-1870 that document requests for small-scale improvements and street maintenance projects such as the raising of houses and sidewalks, the laying of new sidewalk and street paving. Other letters document offers to sell land or materials to the City for development and complaints over damages incurred as a result of City construction projects. The letters are addressed to the Mayor of Boston, aldermen and the Committee on Paving. Also included are petitions and reports.

Dates

  • 1853-1870
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2008

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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Attribution

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Extent

23.00 Items

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains 21 letters written by residents of four Boston neighborhoods to city officials between 1853- 1870 that document requsts for small-scale improvements and street maintenance projects. Also included are petitions and reports.

Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Boston Rare Maps

Method of Acquisition

Purchase

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Vincent R. Capone, March 2013.
Title
Boston Streets Construction Projects Collection
Date
02/28/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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