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Catalog Number 1961-003-05003
Object Name Album
Collection Marblehead Town History
Scope & Content Mostly Articles from Marblehead Messenger

1. Headers Hope Weather of 1898 Will Not Come Again … Pictures: Causeway After Storm… Marblehead Harbor As It Looked Frozen Over in 1898

3 - 5. A Scrapbook from the Past… December 10, 1786… Sally Martin wife of Samuel Glover burned to death.

7 - 9. Winter of 1920… Verse: 'A Piece of Snow Visible on Pleasant Street' by Marcia M. Selman…'The Snow' a poem by Elizabeth Brackett, age 8

11. Old Weather Records… Messenger July 21, 1911… Poem 'Late Snow'…Messenger April 28, 1916… Winter of 1882

13. As A Boy Remembers…Messenger September 12, 1919… Photo Marblehead Harbor Boiling In Advance of Snow.1958

15. Twenty Six Years Ago 1867-1868… Some Dates from Mr. Clough…Messenger November 30, 1894… March 3, 1837… November 25, 1885

17. Cold Weather 0f 1857… Messenger January 27,1882

19. March 1823 - March 1835.. References too: James Goodwin, Thomas Elkin, Robert Orne References too: Jonathan Cass, Nathaniel Lindsey, John B. Lindsey, Capt. Samuel Tucker, Capt. Eleazer Graves…

21. From John Prince's Record Book… Leech Worm Weather Glass... Messenger July 20, 1928

23. Storm of 1851… by James J.H. Gregory… Messenger December 31,1909… Greatest Storm since 1898...

25. Anniversary of the Gale of 1869… Messenger September 13, 1918

27-32. Back in 1786 When New England Had Those Good, Old-Fashioned Winters

33 - 36. Abbot Library Celebrates it's 100th Anniversary

34. Photo: check out desk Abbot Library

35. Photo Library Anniversary

36. 100 Years of growth and success

37. Who Was She...? Hannah Tutt... Messenger June 7th, 1878… Yankee Dictionary: Belly Bump… Alewife in His Air Chamber… Rock Him…Hell Room…March… Hannah Cook… Fish, Cut Bait or Go Ashore…Concord Fight

39. Article on Oliver Wendell Holmes poem 'Agnes'…Samuel Chamberlain photo Of Marblehead in Winter

41-42. Photos of Virginia C Gamage and Priscilla S. Lord Authors of 'Marblehead: The Spirit of '76 Lives Here'

43. Ex-Marblehead Woman writes about her Childhood in "the Rainbow"…Edna Barth

47. 1968 Cold Recalls Old Icy Days

49. Marblehead Old Messenger Headings: Thursday March 6, 1969… Thursday August 21, 1969…Thursday October 23, 1969…

50. Heading Marblehead Messenger Thursday January 8,1970

51. Editor's Corner… Creater of sketch top of front page Messenger..Childe Hassam, Famous artist noted for most original of American Impressionists…

53. The Story of a Nameplate… Marblehead Messenger

54. Pictures of Messenger Nameplates…December 17, 1975 …Thursday September 6th 1973

55. Marblehead Messenger December 14th 1877…In Three Hundred Years, town has seen many newspapers…. People's Advocate…Essex County Mercury

57. Old Messengers, Thought Long Lost, Turn Up…December 20, 1871

57. Views of Marblehead as Seen by Artist Centuries Ago in People's Advocate

59. Census from an old Marblehead Ledger… Newspaper found in town pre-Dates the Revolution

61. 1875-1939 Marblehead Cod…1776-1884 The Independence Bell

63. Picture and write-up of fire in Messenger Building

65. Picture of Press Room in Messenger Building… library Seeks Funds

67. Picture of Messenger Office… Picture of Press

71-76. Journalism in Marblehead Messenger January 7.1881...Front Street Contemporary changed its name to: The Essex County Statesman and Recorder

77. Picked up be chance taken from Salem Gazette December 23, 1823 … Arrival of Schr. Friend, Stone, Zurr, Messervy, from Grand Banks…Found wreck of schooner Minerva… Grammar School on Green Street Forcibly entered…

79-81. Ancient Newspaper found… Old Salem Gazette August 14, 1770

83-87. Echoes From the Past by J.R.K… Messenger October 29, 1904

89. Excerpts from the Boston News Letter of April 24, 1747

91. List of Vessels: Arrivals and lost… ref to: Captain Cowell,
General Brown, General Debotta... an advertisement: Negro woman to be sold…

93-97. Articles from Boston Evening Gazette in ref: to ships arriving and departing
Bond dated September 2, 1760 between Samuel Selman, John Nutt and Joel Smith…
Eviction notice for Selman…References to: Elisa Hutchinson, Knott Martin, Jr., John Prince, Mrs Deborah Tasker, Major Richard Reed, Mr. Samuell Swett… From Essex Antiquarium October 1909

95. Legal notice to john Reed, inn holder, re: unpaid taxes…Boston Evening Gazette December 17, 1759

97. References to the following Marbleheaders: Wm. Coles, Joseph Picket, Captain Henry Elkins, Capt. Lee, John Reed, Thomas Kimball, Nathaniel Bartlett and wife Jane, Peter Briggs, Isaac Turner, Samuel Lee and Thomas Frothingham

101. An Old Book…'Erughin or Miscellanies, Christian and Judiacall and others.' Written by John Lightfoot (1620-1675)… Old Papers Found in Sparhawk House…Nicolas Edgcomb died February 19, 1770

102. An Old Paper…"People's Advocate and Marblehead Mercury". September 23, 1910


103. An article on 'The Register. Marblehead's First Newspaper Founded in 1830;Messenger founded in 1871

105. Old newspaper…'Boston Post-boy & Advertiser-dated January 23, 1760 Messenger December 5, 1879...

107. Marblehead Bank elects first Board of Directors…April 1804…Messenger November 1890

108. Twenty Seven Years Ago…Excerpts from Boston Journal dated December 2, 1852… Deaths noted…Samuel Lyon age 64…Lydia Knowland age 78…Benjamin Wooldridge age56

109. Contents of Marblehead Ledger…February 29, 1860…from William H. Knowland… Messenger February 24, 1922

111-113. Clippings From An Old Paper…Marblehead Ledger…date of February 29, 1860

115. Poem…'The Messenger'…by Uncle Ben…An article titled…Heada Foreve…

117. Oldest Paper in Town…January 26, 1860…Copy of 'Post and Advertiser'. Issued by Green and Russell and printed in Boston… found by William F. Vickery…Messenger Oct.10, 1919

119. A Comprehensive Obituary…printed in the Marblehead Patriot…Messenger March 15, 1878

121. Twenty Years Ago…Marblehead Advocate and Mercury of 1853…published by James Coffin…Lists some of those doing business here at that time…

123. Rodney Gilley Has Interesting Copy of Salem Essex Statesman…dated October 21, 1863
Mentions: John Gilley, Nathaniel Gilly, Capt. Knott V.Martin, Capt. William Gregory…William Filene had his first dry goods store in Salem before moving to Boston…

125. An Old Almanac 1815… References of: Captain John Porter of Ship Essex…Lieutenant John Glover Cowell…

127. Has Early Edition Copy of Old Marblehead Register…First Paper Published in Town. Printed by Henry Blaney…December 4, 1830…Lists week's ship arrivals from the Grand Banks…Messenger October 18, 1929…

129-131. From the Ledger of May 1, 1861…(Extracts from Marblehead Weekly Published Sixty Six Years Ago)…Marblehead and Salem Omnibus Schedule…Ledger Marine Journal Port of Marblehead…from Messenger January 20, 1928

133-143. The End Of The Line---The End Of An Era

147-155. Headlines The Boston Daily Globe…January 16, 1919…Molasses Tank Explosion…

159. MARBLEHEAD IN THE OLD DAYS…by Ernest Lindsey…Reprinted from 1929Messenger…

161. ROCKY CURIOSITIES….J.O.J.Frost's Musical Rocks

163-164. A COLUMN BY EBEN WEED…July 15,1965

165. THE STACEY LAND AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE BOWDEN (FOUNTAIN) PARK…
By James J.H.Gregory…Messenger February 15, 1907

169-171. THE GAME RESOURCES…By James J.H.Gregory…Messenger September 24, 1897

173-175. OLD TIME SPORTS…February 15, 1884

177. ABBOT HALL LIBRARY TURNS 100…

179-201. A WALK INTO THE PAST…A walk from Merritt Street to Stacey…Washington…Selman…Front…Franklin…Washington Streets…back to Merritt

203. RARE DOCUMENT FOUND AT ESSEX INSTITUTE…Declaration of Independence Printed in Salem Shop…One month after the nations founders signed the decree in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776

205. TRANSFORMATION----YANKEE STYLE…Layout and Design…The Editor's Corner…By Alec MacDonald in reference to above…

207. DEARLY BELOVED…Poem written referring to ceremony at the sailor's monument at the OLD BURIAL HILL to commemorate this SACRED PLACE with a lengthy list of Mariners lost at sea…

209. BOYS BELOVED…A poem by : C. Turner Schubarth…Messenger August 16, 1918

211. INTERESTING NOTES…from Messenger…"Why is a ship called a she?"..."Because the rigging cost more than the hull."

Subjects Newspaper editors
Newspapers
Newsrooms
Poetry
Poets
Disaster victims
Disasters
Floods
Weather
Cold
Printers
Printing
Printing presses
Storms
Title Black Notebook #3
Creator Bowden Osborne
People Martin, Sally
Glover, Samuel
Selman, Marcia M.
Brackett, Elizabeth
Clough
Goodwin, James
Elkin, Thomas
Orne, Robert
Cass, Johathan
Lindsey, Nathaniel
Lindsey, John B.
Tucker, Samuel, Capt.
Graves, Eleazer, Capt.
Gregory, James J. H.
Tutt, Hannah
Cook, Hannah
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Chamberlain, Samuel
Gamage, Virginia C.
Lord, Pricilla S.
Barth, Edna
Hassam, Childe
Selman, Samuel
Nutt, John
Smith, Joel
Hutchinson, Elisa
Martin, Knott, Jr
Prince, John
Tasker, Deborah
Reen, Richard, Major
Swett, Samuel
Reed, John
Coles, Wm.
Picket, Joseph
Elkins, Henry, Capr.
Lee, Capt.
Kymball, thomas
Bartlett, Nathaniel
Bartlett, Jane
Briggs, Peter
Turner, Isaac
Lee, Samuel
Frothingham, Thomas
Lightfoot, John
Edgcomb, Nicolas
Lyon, Samuel
Knowland, Lydia
Wooldridge, Benjamin
Knowland, Willian H.
Vickery, William F.
Coffin, James
Gilley, Rodney
Gilley, John
Gilly, Nathaniel
Martin, Knott V., Capt
Gregory, William
Filene, William
Porter, John, Capt.
Cowell, John Glover, Lt.
Blaney, Henry
Lindsey, Ernest
Frost, J.O.J.
MacDonald, Alec
Schubarth, C. Turner
Oliver, Franklin
Search Terms Marblehead Messenger
Ships
Molasses Flood
Newspapers
Declaration of Independance
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Condition Good