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Farmer, surveyor, cartographer, local official, and local historian, of the Glendale section, Wilbraham, Mass
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Copies of deed, quit claim deed
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Includes typed and handwritten genealogical charts of the Savoie family
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Typed and holographic documents on the genealogy of the St. Germain family
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Includes genealogy and family chart (folded) of the descendants of Michel Richard (b. 1630)
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Photos of W.K. Lewis & Brothers Condensed Milk Manufactory -- Crowds found her 'utterly' fascinating -- news clipping about Elsie the Cow, from Elm Hill Farm in Brookfield -- History of Condensed Milk Factory -- Articles about Elsie -- Historical commission request for factory on Long Hill Road
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Anna Estelle Glancy was born in 1883. A 1905 graduate of Wellesley with an A.B. in mathematics, she received her Ph. D from the University of California at Berkeley in astronomy in 1913. She began her career as an assistant astronomer with the Argentine National Observatory in Cordoba Argentina, returning to the United States at the beginning of World War I. She was a research scientist at American Optical in Southbridge, Massachusetts for over 30 years. As a mathematician she worked on numerous AO lens designs, and was responsible for performing the many complex mathematical calculations involved in ophthalmic optics. Her research work earned her 13 patents between 1929 and 1945. In 1946 she published a paper on "Practical Methods of Computing Finite Throw Schmidt Systems". She has, it is estimated, computed formulas from which over a million lenses have been made. In 1950 she was hailed as the only woman lens designer in the world. Dr. Glancy died in 1975 at the age of 91
Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (C/W MARS)
On Feb. 15, 1902 an acetylene gas explosion destroyed T.E. Gould's house, killing 3 and seriously injuring another
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V.I. 1880-March 1905 -- v. II. March 1905-October 1941 -- v. III. March 1944-October 1949 -- v. IV. March 1964-June 1970
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Genealogical chart
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Envelope containing pictures of the Tavern, plus some articles about owners -- Clipping about fire that destroyed Tavern, 1938 -- Various newspaper clippings about Olde Tavern's rebuilding, 1938 -- Photocopy of West Brookfield House, later Ye Old Tavern -- Copy of document found after fire listing owners/occupiers from 1760-1895 -- Article (1980s) about current Tavern owners, giving history -- Other misc. articles
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Final tribute for beloved West Brookfield doctor -- W. Brookfield doctor taking new post -- Dr. Clifford Huyck
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Building survey: Pritchard Tavern, Milk Street -- The Pritchard's Tavern -- Pritchard's Tavern, from Anna Carter's History of West Brookfield (unpublished)
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Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (C/W MARS)
"It happened to be a regular Donnybrook Fair on July 4, 1896" (reprint of July 8, 1898 issue of Ware River News) -- Article from Gazette, July 5, 1928 about riot
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Typed copy: From "The Old Post Road", by Stewart H. Holbrook (NY: McGraw Hill, 1962) -- "In search of Ben Franklin's Road" -- Yankee Magazine, Nov, 1995, p. 74-88
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Copy of ad for Wickaboag House -- Chums of half century meet in West Brookfield -- Historical request for Wickaboag Hotel, corner of Central and Sherman Streets -- Articles about Diederich Leertouwer, consul for the Netherlands from Massachusetts and New Hampshire and his importing of asparagus to this country
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Cohen (Kahianofsky) genealogy
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Gold fever once led Central Massachusetts residents to dig mines (Worcester Telegram, Suburban South-West, Worcester, Mass., Monday, January 27, 1975) -- Old clipping reveals gold fever in W. Brookfield (County Courier, vol. 4, no. 24. Thursday, May 1, 1975)
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Typewritten (3 p.) genealogy of the Bujold family
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Scrapbooks compiled from newspaper clippings relating to the history of the town's public library. Articles date from 1953 when the town library was destroyed in a fire and chronicle the history of the Albert J. Sargent Memorial Library
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Includes genealogical charts and and photocopy of family genealogy
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Includes genealogies, both bound and handwritten or typed, and requests for information from Mr. Jay
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Contains typescript photocopy of the genealogical history of the family of Zacharie Doiron
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Includes Les Blaquière en Acadie by Jacques Blaquière; family histories and genealogies; map; photocopies of documents from the Archives Nationales and photocopies of letters
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Includes genealogical fan chart, "The family tree of Claude Pelletier's son", with portraits of Aubeline Bigaouet and Louis-Elzéar Pelletier
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Mrs. Hawks' will (1933) -- List of gifts to various places in town -- "Gifts to West Brookfield", by Lillian M. Shaw, Grade 9, March 1930
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Typescript translation of French language booklet printed in Switzerland on the d'Entremonts of Chartreuse
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Genealogy of the Champagne family
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Includes genealogical chart for the Caissie family of Grande Digue, N.B., and genealogy of Pierre Chiasson
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Report on the Rock House site (19-Wr-1), West Brookfield, Massachusetts; date investigated: October 13, 1975 -- Finding West Brookfield's Indian Rock House, by Max Schrabisch, from Worcester Sunday Telegram, November 2, 1930 -- Goss's Garrison -- Archaeological and Historical Sites -- Form D Massachusetts Historical Commission: Indian Rock House -- Note about reservoir between W. Brookfield and Ware, and Mr. Jay's request to call it "Carter's Pond.".
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Photocopies and typed transcripts of published material, including "The Robichaux family of Acadia, Massachusetts and Maine" by Mary Brown Larocca, from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1989); typed manuscript on the genealogical history of Francois Robichaud
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West Brookfield High School Prize Declamations (1894) -- Public Notice to the Members of the Schools at the Brick School-house, in the 1st District in West Brookfield -- English and Classical Boarding School, West Brookfield; D.M. Kimball, M.A., Principal -- District #4 school -- Public School -- District #4, West Brookfield ... 1925-1926, Miss Eva M. Bridges, teacher (lists pupils) -- Schedule D. Support of Schools (March 1844) -- History of District II School house -- 1871 school budgets, Districts #1-6 -- Handwritten histories of several schools -- List: Some teachers between 1860-1893 -- Transcription of various school committee reports and meetings -- Model School diary [of] Emma Thompson, 1873 -- West Brookfield Elementary School Dedication Ceremony program, November 20, 1994
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Owners of the Springfield Canal Company included: James Brewer, Samuel Henshaw, Edmund Dwight, Jonathan Dwight, Jr., Francis Stanton, Israel Thorndike, Harris Gray Otis, Samuel Eliot, William H. Eliot, George W. Lyman, James K. Mills, Gorham Brooks, George Bliss. The company was incorporated in 1831. The canal company accepted orders for the construction of mills, dams, canals, and tenements. The Springfield Canal Company was located in Cabotville, originally part of Springfield, later to become Chicopee, Mass. (cf. Economic history of a factory town by Vera Shlakman, New York : Octagon Books, 1969)
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In plastic sleeve: articles -- Area contributed to women's rights; misc. articles about Lucy Stone, Clara Barton, Dorothea Dix -- Deacon Gregory Stone family; Lucy Stone Blackwell line -- articles from Liberator, 1853 -- Historical requests: Lucy Stone site, Rt. 9, Ware Road; First school Lucy Stone attended, Corner Ware & Douglas Rd. -- Genealogical Register, p. 746-749: Stone -- Town of W. Brookfield, 1991 annual report, with picture of Lucy Stone's birthplace on cover -- Town of W. Brookfield, 1997 annual report -- Letter re: Lucy Stone's teaching career -- Miscellaneous articles and reports
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George Holbrook was an apprentice to Paul Revere, who moved to Brookfield in the early 1800s after severing his apprenticeship, and began casting his own bells by 1805
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"'Wheeler's Surprise': an Indian siege on the Brookfield frontier", Sunday Telegram, July 29, 1984 -- pages from an unknown book, chapters titled The Landing of the Pilgrims and King Philip's War -- "Revenge or progress: a story of the Quaboag Indians", by Sandra Wrobel, Grade 8, Quaboag Regional High School, May 1973 -- pages from an unknown book, chapter titled Indian History -- list of soldiers wounded and killed during Wheeler's Surprise -- Notes from the "Historical Discourse, delivered at West Brookfield" Nov. 27, 1828 by Joseph Foot. Capt. Wheeler's narrative was written immediately after the destruction of the town of Brookfield -- pages 136-141 from the Gazetteer of Massachusetts: Aborigines -- "Antiquities of the New England Indians, with notes on the ancient cultures of the adjacent territory" by Charles C. Willoughby, (Cambridge, MA : Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University,1935) -- Massacre of the six haymakers -- Handwritten list of Indian paths ... Read More
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Luke Baldwin's famous West Brookfield "castle" and the six homes in which it survives today (The Springfield Union, Weds., Dec. 12, 1924) -- Brief history of Luke Baldwin and his family -- "The Revolutionary Journal of Col. Jeduthan Baldwin, 1775-1778" (Eyewitness accounts of the American Revolution, series III. reprint 1971 Arno Press) -- p. 502, Genealogical Register -- Baldwin -- pictures of the Idle Hour Inn, built on site of Baldwin Castle
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Hadley Path -- Industries in West Brookfield (1946) -- List of mills -- List of industries, inns -- John Hayward saw mill -- Tyler's Mill -- Photo of Quaboag Co. sign attached to newspaper clipping about Sporting Good Factory (1938) -- Marble works -- Photocopy of picture of stores of Geo. H. Coolidge and Blodgett & Converse -- Brickmaking -- Brickyards -- Hand-drawn map of Front and Central Streets with stores noted -- Carriage shops -- Blacksmiths -- Copies of advertisements -- Leading business men of West Brookfield (1889) -- 325th anniversary parade issue: Dates in Brookfield's past (1998) -- Miscellaneous lists -- Request for historical notice: Southworth Howland House, Milk Street; Beals Tin Shop, Mechanic Street; Little Giant Toy Company, Long Hill Road
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Invitation to Bicentennial Ball -- Photos of quilt, 1 with quilters holding it -- Copy of Bicentennial Times, no. 14, June-July 1976, published by Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission, Boston (top of page says No. 15 -- October 1976)-- Letter from Patricia H. Harringon, Cities and Towns Coordinator from Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission to Archie Jay, Nov. 26, 1973 -- List of activities, Office of the Bicentennial Commission, West Brookfield [no date] -- Copy of photo of Anne (Bishop) and Archie Jay
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Contains postmarked and unmarked postcards of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Includes buildings, landmarks, events and people. Also includes novelty postcards
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Typewritten genealogy (1 p.) of the De Coste family, by Stephen A. White. of Centre d'Etudes Acadiennes, Université de Moncton
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Ye Fayerbanke Historical, p. 23-29 -- Listing of the Meeting Houses of the First Parish -- History of the meeting houses -- Request to the Mass. Historical Commission for a marker on First & Second Meeting House
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Grace Chamberlain White, direct descendant of Peregrine White dies at 98 [from County Courier March 19, 1959] -- The Peregrine White Farm (1720), copy of a letter written in 1943, from Miss Alice J. White to Mrs Grace Wilbur, historian -- Typed copy of Letter from 1727 re: sale of land -- Copy of obituary of Miss Alice White (no date)
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Includes holographic and typewritten genealogical charts of the Gallant, Poirier and Bourgeois families; family history of the Poirier family; photocopies of newspaper clippings
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Photo of Archie Jay at work clearing Jedediah Foster site -- Articles: "Ray Burrington : he traveled west (of Brookfield) to seek his fortune" -- Historical notes: Looking back one hundred years (Philander Holmes) -- "One gunner's war, part 1 and part 2 (Everett Allen)" -- 200 pay tribute to Chesson -- Massachusetts' only women taxidermist (Mrs. Wallace Tucker)-- Wallace Tucker house site -- Ragged Hill Road, West Brookfield, Massachusetts