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Boston Streets Construction Projects Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 3844
Call Number: MS 3844

Scope and Contents

This collection contains twenty-one 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

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. In most cases, the Boston Public Library does not hold the copyright to the items in our collections. It is the sole responsibility of the user to make their own determination about what types of usage might be permissible under U.S. and international copyright law.

Extent

23.00 Items

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Boston Rare Maps

Method of Acquisition

Purchase

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Vincent R. Capone, March 2013.

Processing Information

This electronic finding aid is transcribed from legacy data. In many cases, transcriptions were not verified against collection materials at the time of transcription. As a result, this finding aid could be incomplete and might only reflect a partial understanding of the material.

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Title
Boston Streets Construction Projects Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Vincent Capone
Date
02/28/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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