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Boston Overseers of the Poor indentures and related material

Call Number: MS 7248
Abstract The indentures and related material of the Boston Overseers of the Poor, whose responsibility it was to assist in aiding the poor of New England, consist of about 1,800 indentures, certificates of endorsement, and other related materials spanning the years 1734-1805. The collection documents the Overseers’ efforts to place children who, because of the conditions in their homes, were living in the Almshouse, into either homes or other suitable means of employment where they would learn skills...
Dates: 1734 - 1805

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

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 Public Library collection on Irish independence efforts

Call Number: MS 1881

The Boston Public Library collection on Irish independence efforts spans the years 1919-1960 and covers such subjects as the formation of the Irish Republic, the struggle for independence from Great Britain, the Irish Republican Army, and the anti-partisan movement. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and copies of the Irish Bulletin.

Dates: 1919-1960

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...
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 Samuel G. Bowdlear and Austin C. Wellington correspondence spans the years 1862 to 1865 and contains 106 letters between Samuel Bowdlear and Austin Wellington (27 from Wellington and 79 from Bowdlear). Samuel G. Bowdlear’s letters document life in Boston, Massachusetts during the Civil War, including local sentiment in Boston regarding national events and local news. His letters also describe the locations of businesses, meeting halls, fires, parades, and processions as well...
Dates: 1862-1865

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

Carret family letters to Isabel Carret Peirce

 Collection — Container: MS 3869
Call Number: MS 3869
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 14 letters written to Isabel Carret Peirce (1831-1888) of Lincoln, Massachusetts, from 1850-1888. Eight of the letters were written by her sister Adeline Carret between 1874 and 1880 and document life on the Carret family sugar plantation near Trinidad, Cuba during and immediately after the Ten Years War. The letters describe the dangers faced by the family, including looting and burning of local towns and plantations by bands of insurgents as well as...
Dates: 1849-1888

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...
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

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

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...
Dates: 1942-2002; Majority of material found in 1991-1992; Other: Date acquired: 12/00/2011

Joseph Coletti 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...
Dates: 1919-1973; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1973

Colonial and Revolutionary War Manuscripts

Call Number: MS Ch. M.1.8 folio

Ralph Adams Cram papers

Call Number: FA 2015.01
Scope and Contents The Ralph Adams Cram papers span the years 1618-1997, with the bulk of the material dating after 1885. The collection documents the life of Ralph Adams Cram, an American 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 collection mostly documents his non-architectural pursuits. Manuscripts from his prolific literary career are well represented as well...
Dates: 1618 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1997