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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
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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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"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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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