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Dr. Charles E. Vaughan Collection

Identifier: CHC024


This collection contains correspondence, deeds, maps, leases, and other documents related to a property on 8 Garden Street and its sale by Dr. Charles E. Vaughan to Radcliffe College in 1896. Documents relate to previous owners of the property including Charles C. Foster of Cambridge and Louisa Higginson of Brattleboro, VT.


  • ca. 1853-1896

Language of Materials

Material is in English.


Collection is available for research under the CHC rules of use.

Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives.

Historical Context and Biographical Note:

Born on August 24, 1835 in Maine, Charles Everett Vaughan moved to Cambridge with his family and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1863. Dr. Vaughan was the Officer of the Cambridge Dispensary for Old Cambridge and in 1881 he started the organization The Associated Charities of Cambridge. Dr. Vaughan lived in Cambridge for most of his life, and kept a practice at 8 Garden Street. In 1895, Dr. Vaughan retired to Santa Barbara, CA, and the following year he sold his property on Garden to Radcliffe College. Dr. Vaughan died on June 24, 1904 and is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


1 folder

Physical Location

Collection is stored on-site



Processing Information

Processing and finding aid by Meta Partenheimer, January 2018. Encoded by: Brittany Fox, December 2020.
Inventory of the Dr. Charles E. Vaughan Collection, ca. 1853-1896
Processing and finding aid by Meta Partenheimer, January 2018. Machine-readable finding aid by Brittany Fox, December 2020.
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives Repository

831 Massachusetts Avenue
2nd Floor
Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 US