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Catalog Number 1961-003-05030
Object Name Album
Collection Marblehead Town History
Scope & Content Black Notebook #30

1. 'IF YOU WERE BORN HERE, YOU ALWAYS HAVE ROOTS HERE'...by Bowden 'Bowd' Osborne...


3. NARROW STREETS AN OLDE STORY...SALEM DECREED THEM- -1636...MARBLEHEDERS STRESS THEIR INDEPENDENCE...Marbleheaders turn down a breakwater...one of the earliest displays of independence came in 1733...

5. THREE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES: MARBLEHEAD ONCE CALLED 'MARBLE HARBOR...HISTORY OF BARNEGAT...FISHING INDUSTRY NOT WHAT IT WAS 100 YEARS AGO...

7. OK $1694 BILL...FROM THE SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUITIES FOR A RESTORATION AND RESEARCH DOCUMENTATION OF HISTORIC FORT SEWALL WILL BE PAID...BICENTIENNIAL EXPENSE DESCRIBED AS 'SQUANDERING'...

8. ONCE MARBLEHEAD'S DEFENSE AGAINST PIRATES...another article on Fort Sewall...

9. OLD CHART OF MARBLEHEAD...Henry H. Buck Esq., of Boston has presented the Marblehead Historical Society with a chart, photographed from the original sheet #305 in the Archives of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, surveyed in 1849 and 1850...Messenger April 9, 1909...

11-12. TWO HUMEROUS STORIES... one about James Hawks A Marblehead provisions dealer and an Irish ship captain...another by Frank Knight, a wit and story teller, who received a $1 prize for his story from the Boston Herald...

13-15. PICTURE OF LIVING ROOM IN BOYLAN HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF WASHINGTON AND ROCKAWAY STREETS...bit took eight men to hoist the old 12-by-12 mantel beam through the window for the giant fireplace of the Boylan's antique house in Marblehead...picture from the Boston Sunday Globe July 27, 1975...

17. THE TAKING OF PELHAM... 'SOON HUNDREDS WERE MARCHING BEHIND US'...an article in the Marblehead messenger by Private Fred Bauer referring to the reenactment of the Battle of Pell's Point where on October 18, 1776 Col. John Glover with 750 Patriots held in check a vastly superior British force led by Gen, Howe...
19PICTURE OF AN 1850'S COBBLER BENCH USED TO TURN OUT ITEMS AS CHILDREN'S HIGH BUTTON SHOES...

20. PICTURE OF AN OLD SHOE RACK ONCE USED IN OLD SHOE FACTORIES HERE IN TOWN...

21. AN ARTICLE REFERRING TO MEAT EATEN IN THE EARLY DAYS AND NO FEAR OF iITS BECOMING CONTAMINATED BY MUD ETC...

23. ANCIENT ANEDOTES ABOUND AS 'TOWNIES' TELL TALES OF THE PAST...by Ruth Putnam...

25-26. BARNEGAT'S LURE LINGERS LIKE THE MEMORY OF MAGIC MOUNTAIN...by Ruth Putnam

27. 'QUIDDLING NONESENSE,' OLD TIMERS WOULD SAY...by Ruth Putnam...
Early 18th century condition around the Marblehead Waterfront... A chronology of the times would include the following interesting items...

29. THREE ARTICLES BY ROBERT J. STETSON ABOUT EVENTS OF THE PAST...

31. HIS SHIP SUNK 50 YERS AGO...THE COVINGTON MORTALLY WOUNDED AND GOING DOWN AND HAROLD HALL, STANDING, WITH HIS NAVAL BUDDIES...

32. DESCRIPTION OF MARBLEHEAD FROM MORSE'S UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY...printed in 1776 at Charleston, Mass...Description of town after war of 1812-1815...

33. IS OUR HERITAGE HEADED FOR THE DUMP? ...an article by David Ramsey who thinks that Abbot Hall needs tender loving care...

34. A PICTURE OF CID COLFORD...looking at an article in an 1851 issue of Gleason's Pictorial describing the "new sport of yacht racing in Marblehead"...

35. CRONOLOGYOF EVENTS INCLUDES THE START OF TOWN DEPARTMENTS...by Ruth Putnam

37-38. BENEFACTORS OF MARBLEHEAD...by Theodore Smith Messenger 1919...Centennial Edition...

39. SOME LOST SCENES OF OUR PAST...An article about 88 yr old artist Frank Butler and his sketches of the past...

41. ROBINSON POETRY GIVEN TO ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY...Joseph S. Robinson notes the long list of poets including such names as: Marcia M. Selman, James J.H. Gregory, Caroline A. Mason, Mary Devereux, J.W. Chapman, Lucy Larcum, Albert Bradburn Barrows to name a few...


43. "SPLENDIFEROUS" STATE STREET WHARF SITE OF LONG LEGAL CONTROVERSIES... by Ruth Putnam...

44. TWO PICTURES OF TOWN HOUSE THE OLDEST VOTING PLACE IN THE STATE...Built in 1727...

45. RENOVATIONS COME TO AN OLD DOWNTOWN BUILDING... (Peter Mormino's building 43-49 Washington Street)...by Harry Wilkinson...

47. HAPPY DAYS AT CROCKER PARK,B.V. (before vandalism)...

49. EVERY OLD HOUSE HAS A STORY TO TELL...Marblehead research program run by Robert Booth...

51. WELCOME, MARBLEHEAD CREW; HEROISM REMEMBERED...former crew of U.S.S. Marblehead arriving here for first reunion since serving together in World War 11...

53. APRIL FOOL BY HARRY WILKINSON...'I WONDER WHETHER THEY WERE THINKING OF YOU WHEN THAT TOWN IN MASSACHUSETTS WAS NAMED MARBLE HEAD!'...

55. IF I SAY 'WHIP,' WHO'LL HELP ME?

57. AN ABBOT HALL DEDACATION PROGRAM...WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1877...

59. A HALF FORGOTTEN NAVAL HERO... CAPT. JOHN MANLEY WHO COMMANDED THE CONTINENTAL FRIGATE HANCOCK...

61-63. TERRIBLE FIRE...MARBLEHEAD IN FLAMES AGAIN...ENTIRE BUSINESS PART SWEPT AWAY...LOSS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT $600,000...OVER 50 BUILDINGS BURNED TO THE GROUND...ALL BUT ONE SHOE FACTORY GONE...PROBABLY 2500 PEOPLE OUT OF EMPLOYMENT...WEDNESDAY 12/26/1888...

65. NEWSPAPER PICTURE OF MARBLEHEAD HARBOR DURING HURRICANE...SEPT.21, 1938...

67. INDUSTRIES THAT HAVE GONE...THE OCCUPATIONS OF A HALF CENTURY AND MORE AGO- RADICAL CHANGES INMANUFACTURING AND MARKETING... INDUSTRIES IN MARBLEHEAD OTHER THAN FISHING...





Subjects Forts & fortifications
Hurricanes
Title Black Notebook #30
Creator Bowden Osborne
People Peach, Dan
Smith Gerald
Stacy John
Cronk, earnest
Frost, Arthur
Swett, Ben
Luscomb, Glover
Briggs, Henry
Briggs, Charles
Barbour, Rene
Smith, Stephen
Smith, William
Smith , Charles
Smith, Howard
Connor, Ralph
Coffin, George
Russell, Richard
Hansen, Everett
Foss, Harry
Stevens, B. F.
Doane, Helen
Manley, John, Capt.
Search Terms Fort Sewall
Barnegat
Fire 1888
Hurricane
Rope Walks
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Condition Fair