Papers, 1909-1912.

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Nichols, Arthur Howard, 1840-1922. Papers, 1909-1912.

Papers, 1909-1912.

The collection is in four series: I. Letters received, ca. 1909, in response to a survey on the bells cast by Paul Revere; II. Letters received, 1910, regarding the placement of bells in the U.S. Custom House tower, Boston; III. Manuscripts, typescripts, galleys and proofs for his (mostly) published research on bells and bell ringing; IV. Misc. notes, researches and clippings, in 1 vol. Nichols published his research on the Revere bells in Bells of Paul and Joseph W. Revere (Boston, 1911) and in the Essex Institute Transactions, 1912, but the correspondence, from local historical societies, churches and town halls, contains much more-fascinating scraps of information shedding light on the history and progress of small towns all over New England. Correspondents include Clarence S. Brigham, Arthur Theodore Lyman, Lawrence Park and John Whitehill. In 1910, a bizarre controversy erupted when Sarah G. Wheelwright (Mrs. Andrew C.) of Boston proposed a gift of bells (in memory of her late husband) to be hung in the new Custom House tower. The case was brought before the U.S. Senate for approval, and is fully documented in a large group of letters from and between notable architects, policicians and literary figures, including Robert Swain Peabody, Ralph Adams Cram, Samuel Walker McCall, Sereno Elisha Payne, Charles Dewey Hilles, Henry Cabot Lodge, Nicholas Longworth, Abbott Lawrence Lowell and Ellery Sedgwick.

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Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960

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Ellery Sedgwick was editor of The Atlantic Monthly. From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1920. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155884345 ...

Revere, Paul, 1735-1818

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Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943

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Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924

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Lawrence Park attended Harvard University from 1892 to 1896 and was a practicing architect, beginning his career in Boston in 1901. As an author he wrote about colonial art. Park served as a non-resident curator in the Department of Colonial Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. From the description of Papers, 1908-1923. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84665456 Lawrence Park (1873-1924) of Worcester and Groton, Mass., author and authority on American portraiture, wor...

Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914

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Lyman, Arthur T. (Arthur Theodore), 1832-1915

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Peabody, Robert Swain, 1845-1917

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James J. Hill (1838-1916) became one of the leading railroad barons in America in the closing decades of the 19th century and first decade of the 20th. Allied with banking magnate J.P. Morgan, Hill worked to control a vast railroad network stretching from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest and including three railroads: the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and Burlington. Born in Canada, Hill moved to St. Paul before the Civil War and by 1879 was part owner of a local railroad compan...

Whitehill, John, 1833-1921

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Brigham, Clarence S. (Clarence Saunders), 1877-1963

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Clarence Saunders Brigham (1877-1963) began his distinguished library career while a student at Brown University. After graduation in 1899 he was appointed librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society and in 1908 he left that position to accept the offer of the librarian's post at the American Antiquarian Society. He was named director of the Society in 1930 and was made its president in 1955. He resigned fifty-one years after he began working in Worcester. Brigham was a dedicated librarian ...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...

Nichols, Arthur Howard, 1840-1922

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American physician and campanologist. From the description of Papers, 1909-1912. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14398393 ...

United States Customhouse (Boston, Mass.)

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Wheelwright, Sarah Cabot, 1834-1917

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Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949

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Charles D. Hilles: insurance executive and politician; chairman of the Republican National Committee, 1912-1937; secretary to President Taft, 1911-1913; assistant secretary of the Treasury, 1909-1911; administrator of the Ohio Industrial School, 1892-1902, and of the New York Juvenile Asylum, 1902-1909. From the description of Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702154071 Charles D. Hilles: insurance executive and p...

Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942

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In 1887 Cram joined with Charles Wentworth to open an architectural office (Cram and Wentworth) in Boston. In 1891 Bertram G. Goodhue joined them. Shortly thereafter Wentworth died and the firm became Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, which it remained until 1910 when Goodhue left to form his own firm in New York. Cram & Ferguson kept that name even when younger partners joined in 1925 and after Ferguson died in 1926. From the description of [Unidentified church] [graphic] : [perspec...

McCall, Samuel W. (Samuel Walker), 1851-1923

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