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Alfred E. Vellucci Snapshot Collection

Identifier: P024
Overview The Alfred E. Vellucci Snapshot Collection consists of 9 mounted photographs conveying a “day in the life” of Cambridge Mayor Vellucci. This promotional material was created for display during his time in office.

Batchelder Family Collection

Identifier: CHC045
Overview This collection is primarily composed of some financial and estate records of Samuel Batchelder III and his wife, Marianne Washburn. The collection also contains documents dealing with the final distribution of the estate of Batchelder’s father, cotton manufacturer Samuel Batchelder II. Also represented in these papers is an employee of the Batchelder family, Jeremiah Downing. Downing worked as a laborer and gardener for Samuel Batchelder III, and after Batchelder’s death he brought a lawsuit...

Benedict Daniels Photographs

Identifier: P026
Overview The Benedict Daniels Photograph Collection consists of 4 scrapbook pages of photographs created by Miriam Benedict, RN. The individuals in the collection are unidentified but they may be families or patients she interacted with during her time as a nurse.

Boston & Lowell Railroad Corporation Collection

Identifier: CHC-003
Scope and Contents Financial documents relating to expenditure of funds for alteration and construction of gradation of the grade crossing at the Prison Point Bridge. Documents include expense accounts, statements, estimates, correspondence, plans, and auditor’s reports.

Cambridge Manual Training School/ Rindge Manual Training School/ Rindge Technical School Collection

Identifier: CHC020
Overview Historical Note: The Cambridge Manual Training School for Boys was founded by Frederick Hastings Rindge in September 1888. Between 1888 and 1890, Rindge funded the construction of Cambridge City Hall, the Cambridge Public Library, and the Cambridge Manual Training School. In 1892, the Cambridge English High School moved into a spacious new building on Broadway, developing land that Rindge had presented to Cambridge. The EHS's old building at Broadway and Fayette was remodeled, and the Cambridge...

Cambridge Public Library Collection of Cambridge Prints and Photographs

Identifier: P015
Overview Collection Description Photographs, drawings, and prints of historical houses and locations in Cambridge. Also included are a number of page clippings from various books including the Historic Guide to Cambridge, Ever New England, and other area guides to historic houses. A large majority of the collection came from the Cambridge Public Library. Many of them have notes on their historical significance on the back. The majority of the houses were built pre-Revolutionary War, from 1660-1763, and...

Cambridge Public School Manuals

Identifier: 1111.CambridgePublicSchoolManuals

Cambridge Recreation Department Collection

Identifier: CHC011
Overview Historical Note: The Cambridge (Mass.) Park Commission was established in 1892, with a Board of Park Commissioners. Before that, Cambridge only had a few poorly planned and maintained public parks with no public programs. The commissioners hired landscape architect Charles Eliot and his firm, Olmsted, Olmsted, & Eliot to improve the existing parks and plan new ones in poorer, more congested neighborhoods. At the same time the city acquired Donnelly Field in East Cambridge, Rindge Field in...

Chapman Family Photographs

Identifier: CHC003

Cogswell Photograph Collection

Identifier: P014
Overview Biography Note: The Cogswell family began living at 61 Kirkland Street May 1882. Edward R. Cogswell, a physician, and his wife Sarah moved into the house with their four children: Charles N., George P., Margaret E., and Edward R. Jr. Charles Northend Cogswell was born July 11, 1864, moving to the Kirkland house when he was 18. Charles went to Joshua Kendall’s School in Cambridge and graduated from Harvard in 1886. He went on to study architecture at M.I.T. and the Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris. He...

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