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Catalog Number 1961-003-05001
Object Name Album
Collection Marblehead Town History
Scope & Content 1. OLD TOWN HALL-MARBLEHEAD'S CRADLE OF LIBERTY BUILT 1727…At the time of the Revolutionary war this old Town Hall was the scene of many fiery meetings where debates waxed hot and votes were cast to support the preparation for and the conduct of the war… A partial record of votes of Town Meetings held in this hall 1773-1779…

3.-4. NOOKS AND CORNERS OF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST-DRAKE…

5.-6. MARBLEHEAD STORIES CONTINUED… Marblehead Captain rides behind Peter The Great…Marblehead' Motto…Negros Well Treated…

7.-8. MARBLEHEAD STORES AND ANEDOTES CONTINUED…1637 ferry to Salem established…1656 Town officials known as :Townesmen" in this year it was voted to change the title to "Selectmen"…1764 Smallpox epidemic…PIRATES AND STORIES…STORY OF PHILIP ASHTON…STORY OF SCREECHING WOMAN…

9.-10. FIRST MARBLEHEADTOWN MEETING RECORDS-AT TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE…

11. MARBLEHEAD HISTORIC NOTES CONTINUED…Old seamen's saying…Devereux Mansion where Longfellow wrote "Fire of Driftwood…Indian Lore…EXCERPTS FOR THE HAND BOOK OF NATHAN BOWEN…

13-14. MARBLEHEAD DESCRIPTIONS…(CONTINUED)…

15. ILLUSTRATIONS OF MARBLEHEAD DIALECT…

16-17. EARLY MARBLEHEAD DESCRIPTIONS…Society divided into two classes…"gentlemen" and "laboring"…The "gentlemen" were addressed as "Mr."…which was pronounced "Master"…Their wives and daughters were addressed as "Mrs.: which was pronounced "Mistress". To this class were Captains, mates, eminent merchants, schoolmaster, doctors, magistrates and clergymen. The men of laboring class known as :Goodman" and wives "Goodwives"…OFFICIALS…

18-19. DESCRIPTIONS OF CUSTOMS…CLOTHES…ETC OF EARLY SETTLERS…Interesting List of Import (clothing)…Military Equipment…

21. EARLY MARBLEHEAD RECORDS AND DESCRIPTIONS…unusual complaints…in records starting at 1636…The Marblehead Common…ABOUT FOOD…

23. NOTES ON EARLY RECORDS…unusual complaints…

25-33. MORE EXCERPTS FROM TOWN RECORDS-TOWN CLERKS OFFICE…

35-43. ANGLES ON AIR PHOTOS…

45-80. SOME DUPLICATE COPIES OF ALREADY LISTED FROM PAGE A 1-43…


Title Black Notebook #1
Creator Bowden Osborne
People Ashton, Philip
Bowden, Nathan
Search Terms Town House
Stories
Anedotes
Screeching Woman
Town Meeting
Dialect
Customs
Records
Common
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Condition Good