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Catalog Number 1961-003-05021
Object Name Album
Collection Marblehead Town History
Scope & Content Black Notebook # 21, PIRATES 1-20


1SKETCH OF PIRATE SHIP DROPPING ANCHOR OFF FORT SEWALL...

3SPECIAL THANKS AND APPRECIATION TO THE FOLLOWING...

5PICTURE OF 'PIRATE HOUSE' AND FIRST 'ADAM'S HOUSE' AT FRONT STREET...courtesy of Marblehead Historical Society...PICTURE OF 'LOVIS COVE'...Where a lady was killed by pirate's looking for her rings...

7SKETCH OF OLD FOUNTAIN INN WHERE PIRATES GATHERED...SKETCH OF PIRATES COMING ASHORE...

9TOP PHOTO- FORT SEWALL, 1900'S...BOTTOM PHOTO- FORT SEWALL, 1800'S...

11-15FORT SEWALL 1644-1987...

17FAMOUS GREAT HEAD,ON CASTLE ROCK ON THE NECK...

21THE GREAT HEAD ON CASTLE ROCK...references too: site of silent movie starring Mary Pickford...Battle of Old Iron Sides with British Frigates Endymion and Tenedos...the freightor "Norseman" running aground off Tom Moore's Rocks...The Castle built by Lydia Pinkman Gove...

19PIRATES...lists a few local ones...

20PIRATES THAT HELPED SHAPE MARBLEHEAD'S HISTORY...

23'HEADER'S HOPE WEATHER OF 1898 WILL NOT COME AGAIN...PICTURE OF Harbor frozen over in 1898 and causeway after storm...

251968 COLD RECALLS OLD ICY DAYS...by Harry Wilkinson...pictures of frozen over harbor...

27-29A SCRAP FROM THE PAST...A page from an old diary...December 10,1786

31-33WINTER OF 1920...A PIECE OF CURBSTONE VISIBLE ON PLESANT STREET (VERSE)...'THE SNOW' by Elizabeth Brackett age 8...messenger 1920...

35OLD WEATHER RECORDS... messenger, July 21, 1911...WINTER OF 1882...messenger January 22, 1882...

37AS A BOY REMEMBERS...by 'then young boy now old boy"...messenger 12, 1919...1958 picture of Harbor Boiling in Advance of Blow....

39TWENTY-SIX YEARS AGSO...1867-1868...messenger November 30, 1894...

41COLD WEATHER OF 1857...messenger January 27, 1882...

43FROM JOHN PRINCE'S WEATHER BOOK...he lived for many years on State Street...LEACH WORM WEATHER GLASS...messenger July 20, 1928..

45-47storm of 1851...James J.H.Gregory...messenger Dec. 31, 1909...GREATEST STORM SINCE 1898...December 25, 1909...ANNIVERSARY OF THE Gale of 1869...Messenger September 13, 1918..

49BACK IN 1786 WHEN NEW ENGLAND HAD THOSE GOOD OLD FASHIONED WINTERS...

51-53YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816...

57GENERAL COURT GRANTS 'HEADERS PERMISSION TO CONDUCT LOTTERY TO RAISE RELIEF FUNDS IN 1790...from 'History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr...

59TOWN OPPOSES ROYAL TAX; PENNY-PITCHING POPULAR HERE...from 'History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel roads Jr...

61-67"THE KNOW NOTHINGS"... (Rise and Fall of a Mushroom Political Party, The Marblehead Council and How it was Conducted)...

69TOM FOSS' PROCLAMATION HATS...messenger Nov. 15, 1918

71OF MY: AIN'T IT AWFUL!...Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marblehead, Mass...messenger January 7, 1921...

73TWO LOCAL STORIES...

75IF A NUISANCE IT SHOULD BE ABATED...re: gas companies fouling sea shores with their...waste...byJ.H.Gregory...messenger...August16.1907...THE BREAKWATER..."Barnegat" may refer to Mass Statute of 1845, Chapter 172...which incorporated Marblehead Breakwater Co. to build the breakwater...messenger March 23, 1906...

77AS JOHN ARTHUR RICE SEES LITTLE HARBOR...

79-81OUR TOWN GUARDIAN...our town not as it ought to be!...by a taxpayer...messenger Jan. 24, 1908...

83-93OLD TIME POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS RECALLED...HARRISON CLUB FLAMBEAUX...Hon. Arthur S. Adams Gives Interesting Reminiscences - Start of Harrison Club - Causeway Built..

95BLISTERS AND BLACK EYES...TORCHLIGHTS SPARKED POLITICAL FIREWORKS...


97A CROCKERY CELEBRATION...messenger Nov. 10,1882...

99A SON OF MARBLEHEAD... (HONORABLE EDWARD AVERY)...messenger January 1, 1897...

101LETTER FROM MRS. BARKIS...Eighth Month 28th, 1872...written by Maria Barkis...messenger August 31, 1872...

103-105"PLANCHETTE"...a little machine, invented by an ingenious man, holds a pointed pencil
firmly and surrounded by an exited circle. In response to inquires, reveals mysteries of past, present and future...messenger March 2,1872...


107-109THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION...THE VOTE OF MARBLEHEAD...A VERY HEAVY VOTE POLLED...Saturday, Nov. 11, 1876...

111INFORMATION WANTED. (PERSONS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE LEGISLATURE)... messenger April 2, 1909...REP. DOOLING OF MARBLEHEAD....wanted to know what"quore clausum frigit" in a bill meant...



113-115FORMER MARBLEHEAD REPRESENTATIVES...messenger Sept. 4 1908...

117WAS MR LITCHMAN AT THE CAUCUS...a letter to the editor Oct. 18, 1876...

119-121TOWN MEETING SATURDAY MORNING APRIL 1, 1876...messenger ...

123-125A LIST COMPILED FROM THE ASSESSORS BOOKS OF PERSONS WHO PAY $50 AND UPWARDS IN TAXES IN MARBLEHEAD...

127TOWN MEETING...3/18/76...

129REGARDING STREET BUILDING COSTS IN 1873...messenger February 15, 1873...

131-139BODGEO AND LOLIWANDO...by Harvey Somerworth...a story worthy of being retold about the opening of a G.A.R .affair in Beverly....April 26,1929...

141MORE REMINISCENCES...the boys of sixty years ago had their political preferences...messenger June 24, 1921...

143ELECTION WEEK INMARBLEHEAD BEFORE THE CIVIL WAS...election week was celebrated in Marblehead in May and part of the event was held at the home of Black Joe, who was the son of a Gay Head Indian and a negress...messenger August 26, 1927...

145ABOUT THE GREAT CLAMBAKE...held in Swampscott at what is now Pumping Station Hill on Sept. 6,1864...messenger August 19, 1904...(Condensed from Article of Historical Society)...

147SQUABBLE OVER SURPLUE REVENUE ($13, 000) RETURNED TO TOWN DURING ANDREW JACKSON'S PRESIDENCY...March 1837...

149HEADERS HAIL ELECTION OF ELBRIDGE GERRY VISE PRESIDENT OF U.S. UNDER PRESIDENT MADISON...from 'The History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr... An entertainment committee and funds were voted at a town meeting when General Lafayette was contemplating a visit to America...

151-153TOWN MEETING MEMBERS IN 1800 VOTE TO BURN THAT LYING PAMPHLET INTRODUCED TO THIS MEETING...from 'The History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr...

155LIQUOR USED AT TOWN MEETINGS BECAME "DISORDERLY"...from 'The History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr...

157HEADERS RETURN 5 DEMOCRATS TO GENERAL COURT IN 1805 IN MARKED CONTRAST TO VOTING IN 1957...from 'The History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr...

159ELBRIDGE GERRY GIVES REASONS FOR NOT SIGNING CONSTITUTION ALONG WITH OTHER DELAGATES...from' The History and Traditions of Marblehead by Samuel Roads Jr...

161OLD TAX BILL...A bill to Mr. Sam Goodwin dated 1786 and signed by Ebenezer Clough...messenger April 15, 1910...

163OLD TAX BILL DATED 1777...issued to Mary Orne...AN OLD TAX LIST OF 1747...Issued in the name of His Majesty George 111...messenger December 5, 1913...

165NEWSPAPER ITEMS RELATING TO ESSEX COUNTY...Boston, July 18. 1768...at a meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Marblehead, legally assembled, the following Vote of Thanks to the Ninety Two members of the Late House of Representatives, who were against "Rescinding" was passed and ordered to be published...The Boston Post July 18, 1768...Essex Inst. Hist.Coll. Vol.LIV April 1918...


167NEWSPAPER ARTICLES PERTAINING TO ESSEX COUNTY...John Chipman of Marblehead, Barrister at Law suddenly seized in Court with an apoplectic fit and died...Boston Evening Post July 11, 1768...

169NEWSPAPER ITEMS RELATING TO ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS...Capt. Bowden returned from Halifax...Boston Evening Post February 10,1766...CAPT. PHILLIPS WHO ARRIVED HOME FROM NEWFOUNDLAND STATES THAT FOUR MEN OF WAR ARRIVED THERE FROM ENGLAND AND WERE ORDERED TO DEPART IMMEDIATELY AS THE GOVENER OF NEWFOUNDLAND WAS DETERMINED TO PREVENT ALL
TRADE WITH THE FRENCH IN THOSE PARTS FOR THE FUTURE....Boston Evening Post july 22, 1765 (Essex Inst.Hist.Rec.Vol L1) April 1915...

171-173DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO MARBLEHEAD FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES...looking for tax abatement for loss of fisheries last summer...Petitioners listed...Vol.113 #100 Essex Inst. Hist,Coll. January 1919 Vol LV...

177DOCUMENTS RELATING TO MARBLEHEAD FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES...petition of the Inhabitants of Marblehead...6 May 1646...complaining of fishermen coming ashore and taking firewood and stage timber...lists petitioners...Essex Inst.Hist. Coll. Vol.LIV. July , 1918...*See Mass. Bay Records Vol.2 #147 and Vol.60 #35...

179TOWN MEETINGS HAVE OWN ROUSING HISTORY...

181INTERESTING FACTS...Nov.19, 1667....town meeting agreed that selectmen are to provide and sett a man to ring ye bell at nine every night this year...June 1667 "Twenty two men were fined two shillings per man for not attending Town Meeting...1675 "Voted at Town meeting that "No person shall gallop any horse in ye streets of Marblehead unless absolutely necessary"...messenger January 21, 1916...

183RECKLESS AUTOMOBILISTS... Complaint of reckless driving coming from Pond Street to Green Street...by .James J.H. Gregory...messenger Oct. 11, 1907...

185VALUABLE PAPERS...PAPERS FOUND HISTORICAL SOCIETY...

187STRANGE FOODS...

189NEWSPAPER ITEMS REFERRING TO ESSEX COUNTY...we the freeholders and Inhabitants of Marblehead note with profound Reverence for the British Parliament are deeply concernd of the Difficulties and Distresses brought on us in and by THE STAMP ACT...Boston Evening Post Oct. 14, 1765...

191'HEAD'S MEETING HISTORY---IT'S DOTTED WITH DRAMATICS...












Subjects Pirates
Political activity
Political campaigns
Politicians
Politics & government
Weather
Summer
Title Black Notebook #21, PIRATES 1-20
Creator Bowden Osborne
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Condition Fair