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Mimeograph copy of genealogy of the Daigle family
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Area and site survey, Massachusetts Historical Commission for Allen Road and Devil's Elbow Road -- Photo, town barn -- History of Shea Road -- Lists of streets, 1855, 1880, 1971 -- Hand-drawn maps with house names
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Photo of town barn -- Clipping: 14 WB roads designated 'scenic roads' -- Act of Commonwealth to designate certain roads as scenic -- Natural Resource Inventory (map), Town of W. Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, June 1973 -- What the new federal water pollution bill means for Massachusetts (Environmental Resource, May-June 1973) -- Massachusetts Conservation Commission Handbook, 1973 ed
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Chauncey L. Olmstead was a local hero in World War I and was honored by the French government after the Battle of Verdun
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Includes photocopies from the Massachusetts Archives in Boston, of "the three letters [of] Charles Mellanson from Port Royal, Acadia, to Governor William Stoughton of Massachussetts [sic] Bay Colony in 1695 and 1996" and typescript translations in English; and brief Melanson family genealogy. Family name also spelled Melançon and Melanson
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Photocopy of Dwight Foster's deed, Nov. 1791 -- History of Quaboag Park or West Brookfield Common -- Harvest Festival, October 11, 1975: list of events -- List of who lived where on October 1800 -- List of town common improvements, 1876-1900 -- Newspaper photo of bandstand -- Letter to Board of Selectmen from G. Wallace Thurber, First Congregational Church Parish Committee chairman, August 8, 1989 -- Letter from Selectman Leon S. Parker, Dec. 7,1976 re: questions about the Common -- Hand-drawn sketch of common -- Engraving of Common from belfry of school house by C. Volkmar and newspaper photo of same with note of 100th anniversary of town's incorporation -- Article about town's first Christmas tree
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In plastic sleeve: "Dictionary legend debunked: West Brookfield's famous Merriams", by Harvey Rayner of the editorial staff, [Springfield?] Evening Gazette, Saturday, Feb. 7, 1970 -- "Ware Savings: history surrounds bank branch", The Evening Gazette, Worcester, Mon., Nov. 21, 1977; index card attached talking about the building -- Photocopy of article by Edmund J. Vaskas: Here history was made, with picture of the building -- Illustration of Merriam Library -- Photocopy of The City Library, published monthly under the direction of the City Library Association, Springfield, Mass., November 1887, vol. 1, no. 1 -- Miscellaneous photocopies
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Includes holographic document of notes and typewritten letter to Mrs. Dorothy Bernard by Stephen A. White in response to question on genealogy of the Bernard family
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Document of the Brookfield Agricultural Committee, 1817 -- Programme of the decoration and memorial services, Alanson Hamilton Post no. 160, Grand Army of the Republic, West Brookfield, Massachusetts, May 30th, 1911 -- History of the West Brookfield Farmers' Club, compiled by Mr. Sumner H. Reed and Mrs. Mary F. Holmes, 1873-1942 -- Photos of marker marking the founding of the Jedidiah Foster Chapter, NSDAR -- Fall meeting, Bay State Historical League meeting, West Brookfield, Mass. October 16, 1976 -- The Golden Boys -- West Brookfield Literary Club, Officers 1912 -- Newspaper clipping: Scouts honored on hike anniversary (County Courier, 1974) -- Quaboag Historical Society membership list as of 3/23/72 -- 1974 members of the Adams-Coney-Frew Post "244" -- The Quaboag Historical Society
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Civil War letters of Walter H. Coleman of Shirley, Massachusetts to his parents during the Virginia campaign of 1862. Includes ten page journal, a letter from Coleman to Gov. Sprague, and a letter to Coleman from his father
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Franklin milestone -- Funding ensured for Franklin mile markers (The New Leader, June 12, 1986) -- untitled speech recommending tribute to Howard Drake
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Includes: photocopy of ancestral fan chart with computer generated printout of maternal and paternal ancestors; chronology of the Acadian DeForest genealogy
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School history, by Miss Grace D. Wilbur (73 p. ; 28 cm.).
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Includes computer generated family charts for Charles Peterson lineage including Talbot, Provost, Ottot, Mathieu, Bernier, and Blais families
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Contains photocopy of computer printout "La genealogie des familles Gosselin Acadiens, 1621-1994.".
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Includes typescript: The Valois: a family history and genealogy by Jack Valois and Rev. Raymond Valois and cover letter from Jack Valois
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Includes: Berlo family register & history (1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps, ports., facsims., geneal. table ; 28 cm.) by Peter W. Berlo; and brief resume of Chaplain Christopher John Berlo
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Letter from Mr. Lewis W. Craig re: conditions for awarding cane plus its history -- A.W. Ripley now holds gold-headed cane
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The members debated such questions as "Resolved that slavery is a just and divinely appointed institution" (Dec., 1864, decided in the affirmative) and "Resolved that morality is possible without faith" (Jan., 1870, decided in the negative)
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Annual reports of the town officials of the Town of West Brookfield, Massachusetts for the financial year ending December 31, 1926 -- p. 35 only (photocopy)
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Holographic, typewritten, and computer generated documents relating to the genealogy of the Cormier family, including: genealogical charts; correspondence; and genealogies
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Open house of the new fire station, Sunday, March 2, 1952 -- Gresty named chief in new West fire dept. -- Report of the Fire Engineers (1892, 1887) [photocopies] -- Photo of new W. Brookfield fire station (Dec. 26, 1951)-- typed list of expenses for Fire Department of West Brookfield, 1871-1890 -- article: Old hand tub is property of West Brookfield for 62 years and is the only piece of apparatus for over a generation (no date)
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Genealogies of the Amero (Amirault) family
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Includes genealogical chart (folded), typewritten genealogy of the Landry-Cormier family ; photocopy of newspaper clipping on the origin of the name Landry
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Pynchon's grist mill -- then and now, [a report] by Caroline Foty, Grade 9, Quaboag Regional High School, May 1973 -- Request for historical consideration: Sucker Brook, Pynchon's Grist Mill, with supporting documentation -- Request for historical consideration: Pynchon Grist Mill site, with attachment "Quaboag Plantation alias Brookfield : a seventeenth century Massachusetts town", by Louis E. Roy M.D. (9 pgs.) -- Photocopy of deed(s) for land for Joseph Lombardi (1907) and request for information on same -- Copy of deeds for erection of railway sub-station (1903) -- Bill of sale of land to James D. Farley (1878) -- Plan of property of King Estate on the easterly side of Wickaboag Valley Road (1983) -- Hand-drawn map of Kings Grants Perpicerty deed
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Contains photocopy of the chapter "La Famille Le Jeune" from "Les familles Acadiènnes" by Leopold Lanctôt, published in 1994; and a handwritten English translation
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Severe thunderstorm threatens house [that belonged to LH Chamberlain] -- Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1828-1914 (People and Places, v. 1 no. 6, edited and written by Albert E. Smith) -- Daniel Henry Chamberlain (The Pathfinder from Pioneer Press, June 23, 1835, edited, written and printed by Albert E. Smith) --Handwritten copy, A cyclone at West Brookfield, July 9, 1885 -- Obituary: Grace Chamberlian White direct descendant of Peregrine White dies at 98 (March 19, 1959) -- Deed and article about Eli Chamberlain residence -- Article on Chamberlain House, includes cyclone article (Anna Sikes Carter's notes) -- West Brookfield Glen Olden Farm is old mansion type, by Henry Rayner -- Deed, July 24, 1963 -- Historical commission request: Chamberlain House, Birch Hill Road
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Papers, 1709-1851, of the Rice family of Marlborough, Massachusetts. Includes documents relating to Elisha Rice, John Rice, Hannah Rice, Aaron Ward, Sarah Rice, Andrew Rice, William Dawes, Daniel Rice, Edmund Rice, Joshua Rice, Naham Rice, Jonathan Rice, Thomas Rice. Includes receipts, wills, deeds, correspondence, accounts, inventories, letters, photograph in frame with cover, plans, surveys, tax books, printed material
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Waite Tavern history 1667-1975, with postcard -- Early history and owners of Waite Tavern -- Waite Tavern 1771-1857 -- Why is monument hidden? (Springfield Daily News, March 8, 1974) -- Jenning's Garrison -- Waite Tavern 1704-1857 -- Old Waite Tavern -- "The Brookfields : John Wait's family and their connection with the Revolutionary War", by Rev. Abijah P. Marvin -- Photos of Waite monument -- Joseph Wait left his mark(er) in Masonic history
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"The noble train of artillery", by Jordan D. Fiore and Susan E. Schruth -- Knox Trail, new scenic Berkshire highway, will cut off 20 miles (Springfield Union Republican, Sept. 26, 1926) -- Certificate of membership in the Knox Trail Historical Society, Inc.; miscellaneous articles -- Experience revolutionary Massachusetts along the Knox Trail (flyer from Knox Trail Historical Society) -- Historical site tour or West Brookfield, 1976 -- Knox Trail reenactment opening ceremony, Jan 10, 1976, Alford, Mass. -- The Knox Cannon Train 1775-1776, re-enacted 1975-76, Hillsdale, NY, January 1976 -- Henry Knox and the Knox Trail -- Knox Trail community agenda's, December 15, 1975 -- Wilbraham USA bicentennial plate -- Knox Trail Historical Society Inc. newsletter, Fall 1975 --Knox Trail re-enactment scheduled to pass through Worcester (Bancroft Auto Club News Review, Jan. 1976)
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Guest book, October 1948-August 1971, of the Richard Salter Storrs Library in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Includes date, name, and address of guests
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Includes genealogical charts and family genealogies of the Boudreau family
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Contains computer printout of genealogical chart
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Postcards and photos of shoe stores -- Newspaper article about Walter Fullam (The New Leader, Sept. 13-19,1995) -- Historical Commission requests: John M. Fales' Son & Co., mfr's of boots and shoes; The Hammond Brown Shop; Lemuel Fullam's Boot & Shoe Shop; Henry & Allen Shoe Factory; McIntosh & Comp. Boot & Shoe Shop; Smith & Dane Shoe Shop -- all previous stores on Main Street c1800s ; J.T. Wood Boot & Shoe Shop -- Central Street, c1874 -- Typed list of Industry of Massachusetts 1865: N. Brookfield and W. Brookfield -- The 'ten-footers' of West Brookfield -- Handwritten report, Boot and shoe business, with listing of stores
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Includes copy of genealogical chart of ancestral lines of Eugene E. Thibodeau that was printed in Le Reveil Acadien; handwritten letter of Eugene E. Thibodeau correcting errors in chart; and copy of original chart
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A tribute to Isaiah Thomas, patriot and printer -- Photo of Merriam House -- British threat: Isaiah Thomas moves press to Worcester [Worcester Daily Telegram, April 19, 1963] -- "From Watson's Corner: A most remarkable grand master", by R.W. James T. Watson, Jr. [Trowel, Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Winter 1996] -- Paper read by Miss Helen P. Shackely at Sudbury Historical Society meeting held at home of Carleton D. Richardson, Foster Hill, August 5, 1925 -- Request form for historical importance of the site of the birthplace of the Merriam Brothers, publishers of Webster's Dictionary
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Original copy of history of Long Hill courtesy of Senate Richardson, read at school (Dist. 5) in summer of 1917. Written by Augusta Bridges Hale, sister to Abner Bridges; father was John Bridges --Compiler notes
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Photos: 1900, Olmstead's Quabog Corset Shop; Bay State Corset Shop employees, Central Street -- Foreman Edward Houghton, Supt. Otto Olmstead, Quabog Corset Company -- Olmstead Quaboag Corset Factory -- Corset factory of lower Central Street. Articles: The Olmstead-Quaboag Corset Factory -- The Olmstead-Quaboag Corset Company, Central St. West Brookfield [history], by Archie B. Jay. -- [Biography of] Chauncey L. Olmstead -- [Application for historical status] C.H. Jackson Corset Shop
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3 postcards, 1 photo: Lake Wickaboag, Browns Brook -- Hand-drawn maps of waterways in town with households noted -- Newspaper clipping about town surveyor need, 1919 -- Lists of roads and households -- Quabaug brief history -- List of streams -- Request for historical notice: Wickaboag Valley Road -- Sucker Brook -- First saw mill in the Brookfields
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Photo card of marker: Here stood Fort Gilbert -- Index cards: Forts: Gilbert; Fortified houses (from Temple: History of North Brookfield, 1887) -- Gilbert's fort built (pg 141, source unknown), stapled to handwritten info about Fort Gilbert in Quabaug (Brookfield) 1688 -- Marks Garrison -- Authors collaborate on book on King Philip's War -- Michael J. Tougias and Eric B. Schultz (Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA, Tuesday, March 7, 2000)
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Includes genealogical charts; brief genealogy; Hebert reunion = reunion Hébert, July 2,3,4, 1982, Madawaska, Maine (46 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.).
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Includes photocopy of genealogical chart of the Caissie family and letters written by Norma Taylor-Boudreau
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Correspondence, catalogs, programs, yearbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, articles, and other materials -- Other persons represented include Samuel Brown, Charles Hammond, Thaddeus L. Cushman, Frances Perkins, Orson D. Munn, and Alfred E. Beach
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Plastic sleeve containing: article about Isaiah Thomas' move of printing operations to Worcester, 1775; reproduction of an article from the Massachusetts Spy, May 1775; miscellaneous newspaper clippings -- "The Merriam dictionaries, an American tradition", from The Pathfinder, no. 7 -- Photo of the West Brookfield branch of Ware Savings Bank, formerly Merriam Building, Main St., taken May 1977 -- Index card with brief history of the Merriam family -- "Song of the Massachusetts Thirty-Fourth", by A.B. Chapman, Co. K -- Christmas and New Year's address and business directory of the Printer's Devil, West Brookfield, Jan. 1, 1864 [photocopy of original and handwritten copies]-- Farewell address of the Printer's Devil, West Brookfield, Jan'y 2, 1865 -- Christmas and New Years address of the Printer's Devil -- War edition, West Brookfield, Jan. 1, 1862 [photocopy of original and handwritten copies] -- Miscellaneous lists from the Printer's Devil -- Photocopies of Printer's New Years ... Read More
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1861 Holiday Guide: E.H. Blair & Co. -- The work of an incendiary ; Blair's block at West Brookfield is reduced to ashes -- West Brookfield's misfortune: April 7, 1887: the chief business block of the town burned with a loss of $40,000(courtesy of Miss Anna O'Day)-- Copies of ads
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Computer printout of family genealogy researched in Moncton University, New Brunswick, Canada and copied by Rita D. Martin with permission from Stephen White
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Includes family history: La famille Babineau by D.O. Robichaud; genealogical chart, maps