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Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. 1
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Boston Music Hall (Boston, Mass.) Programs

 Collection
Call Number: Boston Music Hall

Boston Public Library Arts Department collection of John Singer Sargent clippings and other ephemera

 Collection
Call Number: MS.SC.0001
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings and other ephemera outlining Sargent's work and exhibitions. Topics include murals at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Harvard Widener Library, portraiture, religious imagery, Boston Public Library murals, and biographical information.
Dates: 1896 - 1939

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...
Dates: 1853-1870; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2008

Boston Theatre and Opera House (Washington Street) Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Th. 2
Call Number: MS Th. 2
Scope and Contents This collection documents the construction and design of the theatre building. Contracts, design proposals and drawings of the sites are included.
Dates: 1847-1855

Boston Theatre (Federal Street) Records

 Collection — Container: MS Th. 1
Call Number: MS Th. 1
Scope and Contents This collection documents the administrative, financial and performance history of the Federal Street Theater, the first public theater in Boston, from its beginning in 1793 to 1852. Records include agreements, contracts, deeds, financial accounts, inventories, meeting minutes and receipts.
Dates: 1793-1852; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1902

Boston Watchmakers Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 5052
Call Number: MS 5052
Scope and Contents This collection documents the business activities of John P. Adams from 1871-1902. Adams sold and repaired watches from his location at 10 State Street. Included are letters and invoices received by Adams from such Boston manufacturers and suppliers as the E. Howard Watch and Clock Company and Nelson H. Brown. The correspondence consists of inquiries from both suppliers and customers regarding purchases and repairs. Of interest is the business transacted between Adams and the E. Howard Watch...
Dates: 1871-1902; Other: Date acquired: 07/00/2010

Samuel G. Bowdlear and Austin C. Wellington Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 3929
Call Number: MS 3929
Scope and Contents The correspondence in this collection dates from 1862 to 1865 and contains 106 letters between Samuel Bowdlear and Austin Wellington – 27 from Wellington and 79 from Bowdlear. Samuel Bowdlear’s correspondence documents life in Boston, Massachusetts during the Civil War, such as local sentiment in Boston regarding both national events and local news. The correspondence also provides a picture of the geography of the city during that time, as the letters describe the locations of businesses,...
Dates: 1862-1865

Brown, John -- Correspondence relating to John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS E.5.1, pts. 1&2
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence relating to the abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859), specifically the unsuccessful armed slave rebellion he led at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Collection dates range from 1847 to 1904, with bulk dates between 1858 and 1860. Letters concern such matters as raising money in support of the raid and Brown’s subsequent trial; issues with Hugh Forbes and preparations for the uprising; the aftermath of the failed raid; and the rescue attempts made for Aaron...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1847-1860; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1904

Donn Byrne Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Eng. 217
Call Number: MS Eng. 217
Scope and Contents This collection documents the personal life and professional career of Irish novelist Donn Byrne, 1889-1928. Also included is correspondence addressed to Dorothea Donn Byrne, which mostly discuss Donn Byrne's literary matters.
Dates: 1915-1932; Majority of material found in 1925-1928; Other: Date acquired: 10/28/1964

Mellen Chamberlain Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Am 1400
Call Number: MS Am 1400
Dates: 1829-1897; Majority of material found in 1870-1895

Charles Dickens Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Acc 29
Call Number: MS Acc 29
Scope and Contents This collection contains 20 letters written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), that discuss a variety of subjects, among them details concerning the Tavistock House theatricals and rehearsals for "Turning the Tables", and the plight of the poor in England. In other letters, Dickens elicits help for orphans from the Gentlemen of the Stock Exchange, confirms or declines invitations, and expresses his interest in the Ragged School Movement. Also included in the correspondence are several letters that...
Dates: 1839-1867; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1940

Charles Playhouse Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 5071
Call Number: MS 5071
Abstract This collection dates from 1945-2003 (bulk 1957-1995) and documents the history of the Charles Playhouse under the tenure of Frank Sugrue. In addition, it also documents the work of Artistic Director Michael Murray, who served in that position (and as Co-Producer) from 1958-1968. With its mission to present serious theater, the Charles Playhouse quickly distinguished itself in the Boston theater scene upon its opening and maintained this distinction throughout the years by providing many...
Dates: 1945-2003; Majority of material found in 1957-1995; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2009

Christopher Columbus Community Center Records

 Collection — Container: MS 7113
Call Number: MS 7113
Abstract This collection contains records from the Christopher Columbus Community Center (CCCC) from 1972-1980. The CCCC was a non-profit organization located at 44 Prince Street in Boston’s North End. The collection documents the Center’s efforts to combat youth delinquency and increased school drop-out rates by providing educational, creative, and physical services. Records include governance meeting minutes, administrative records, and grants and contracts.
Dates: 1972-1980; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1998

C.L. Berger & Sons records

 Collection
Call Number: MS.LMEC.0001
Scope and Contents The C.L. Berger & Sons records consists of documents and objects produced by the surveying instrument manufacturing company from 1919-1948. The collection includes product catalogs, product manuals, field manuals, instructional manuals, technical manuals, photographs, pamphlets, company stationary, and three small models of instruments. Also included are texts of speeches by co-owner Louis H. Berger and other materials related to trade conferences.
Dates: 1919 - 1948

Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Acc 532
Call Number: MS Acc. 532
Scope and Contents This collection contains 22 letters written by Samuel Clemens between 1870 and 1910. The majority of the letters are addressed to Karl Gerhardt and document their personal and business relationship. Clemens financed Kurt Gerhardt’s education at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and in 1885, helped Gerhardt secure a commission from Ulysses S. Grant.Topics include the yearly expenses of Gerhardt's education, the Ulysses Grant bust, and the Paige Typesetting Machine. In addition to business...
Dates: 1870-1910; Majority of material found in 1881-1889; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1939

Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 7040
Call Number: MS 7040
Scope and Contents This collection consists of material gathered by retired firefighter Charles Kenney, Jr.between 1990-2002 (bulk 1991-1992) in preparation for a book on the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire of 1942. The book (unpublished) was to focus on the effect of the fire on the Boston Fire Department. In particular, the collection documents the fire’s origin, Kenney’s theory that the refrigerant gas methyl chloride was the original accelerant for the fire, the experiences of the survivors, the work performed...
Dates: 1942-2002; Majority of material found in 1991-1992; Other: Date acquired: 12/00/2011

Joseph Coletti Papers

 Collection — Container: Papers
Call Number: 2015.001
Scope and Contents Joseph A. Coletti (1898-1973) was a sculptor active in Boston from the 1920s through the early 1970s. He was known for his religious sculpture, public monuments, portrait busts, and medals. Working first as an apprentice to sculptor John Evans and then as an assistant to painter John Singer Sargent, Coletti attended Harvard University (1919-1923) and studied sculpture at the American Academy in Rome. Coletti opened his studio in Boston in 1926 after traveling throughout Europe honing his craft....
Dates: 1919-1973; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1973

Colonial and Revolutionary War Manuscripts

 Collection
Call Number: MS Ch. M.1.8 folio

Ralph Adams Cram Papers

 Collection — Container: File cabinets
Call Number: FA 2015.01
Scope and Contents This collection documents the life of Ralph Adams Cram (RAC), an architect during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While there are some materials in the collection that relate to his career in architecture and his architectural firms, the materials mostly document his non-architectural pursuits. Manuscripts from his prolific literary career are well represented as well as drafts of lectures, articles, drama, poetry, short fiction, book reviews, and letters to the editor. He was a member...
Dates: 1618-1997; Majority of material found within 1885-1949

George Glover Crocker Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 2838
Call Number: MS 2838
Scope and Contents This collection documents George Glover Crocker’s (1843-1913) leadership role in public transportation and government matters.  Among the subjects covered are taxation, tax reform, women’s rights, political appointments (both Crocker’s and others) and requests for speaking engagements and consultations.  In addition, Crocker’s philanthropic interests in such institutions as the Harvard Veterinary School and social activities, especially with the Thursday Evening Club and a group called the...
Dates: 1864-1918