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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...
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...
Overview Biography Note: The Mellens were a very prominent family in Cambridge, and their soap business, Curtis Davis & Co., became the American branch of Lever Brothers, the largest soap manufacturer in the world at the time. Collection Description: Family photographs as well as photographs of both the interior and exterior of Mellen family homes in Cambridge. Also included are documents related to one of the homes. Many of the photographs have been attributed to Edwin D. Mellen. Listed...
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