CONCORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
BROADSIDE AND POSTER COLLECTION,
1775-2015

Vault B25, Unit 1

Concord Book, Job and Card Printing Office ... EXTENT: <337> items.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT: Organized in a single file, arranged chronologically. Undated items filed alphabetically in a separate sequence following those arranged chronologically. (For the most part, the filing date for chronologically arranged items is the date of the publicized event; occasionally, an alternative date has been used instead.) Oversize items (identified in the item list) are housed separately.

HISTORY: Broadsides and posters, which fall under the category of ephemera, document social history relating to the places, organizations, and individuals responsible for generating them. Letterpress broadsides consist of single sheets of paper (white or colored) printed on one side only, intended for public posting. (The term broadsheet is sometimes used for single sheets printed on both sides.) At the time of issue, broadsides served/serve to publish official proclamations, announce public meetings, commemorative events or current news, advertise products and services, or register protest. Poets and artists have collaborated to produce limited fine press broadside editions of their work. Posters—produced by a variety of reproduction techniques—tend to focus at least as much on illustration as on text, and in consequence are often more deliberately designed and more colorful than letterpress broadsides. Broadsides and posters are found in widely varying dimensions.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: An artificial, open collection of <337> items dating from between <1775> and <2015>, acquired from a variety of sources, consisting of broadsides, posters, and a small amount of other ephemera relating primarily to life and events in Concord, Mass. Documented events include, but are not limited to: cattle and agricultural shows; lectures; poetry readings; dances and parties; musical and dramatic performances; memorial services; auctions and estate sales; and parades. The collection also includes official proclamations issued by governors of Massachusetts and presidents of the United States, and some World War I posters. The heaviest concentration of broadsides in this collection falls between the dates 1850 and 1910.

The following are among the hundreds of personal names appearing in the text of broadsides in this collection: Alcott, Amos Bronson; Alcott, Louisa May; Andrew, John A.; Atkins, Cory; Bailey, David; Barrett, Edwin Shepard; Barrett, Richard Fay; Bartlett, Edward Jarvis; Bartlett, George Bradford; Benjamin, Cyrus W.; Bigelow, Heartwell (Heartwill); Bonaparte, Charles Joseph; Bond, William Henry; Boutwell, George S.; Bowers, Charles; Brain, J. Walter; Briggs, George Nixon; Brooks, George Merrick; Brooks, Nathan; Brown, Charles E.; Brown, John; Brown, John, Jr.; Brown, Percy Whiting; Brown, Reuben; Brown, Simon; Bull, Ephraim Wales; Buttrick, Stedman; Carr, Walter A.; Chamberlain, Augustus P.; Chamberlin, Mary; Chamberlin, Theodore; Cheney, John M.; Childs, Christopher; Choate, Rufus; Clark, Gladys; Clarke, James Freeman; Conant, Eben; Cook, Cyrus H.; Coolidge, Henry D.; Lawrence; Cornelia; Cummings, John; Currier, Rudolph W.; Dakin, Alfred B.C.; Damon, Edward C.; Dana, Richard H.; Daniel, Lucille; Daniels, Edward Perry; Davis, Charles B.; Davis, Isaac; Davis, Philip A.; Dee, John J.; Derby, Benjamin, Jr.; Derby, Nathan; Eaton, Lorenzo; Eaton, William Lorenzo; Emerson, Edward Waldo; Emerson, Ralph Waldo; Everett, Edward; Farmer, Jacob B.; Fay, Addison Grant; Finigan, John B.; Flavin, Philip T.; Flynn, Paul; Francis, Convers; French, Daniel Chester; Frost, Barzillai; Fuller, Margaret; Gandhi, Arun; Gandhi, Mahatma; Garfield, Daniel; Garfield, Enoch; Garfield, James A.; Garrelick, Renee; Garty, James; Gleason, Herbert Wendell; Goodman, Richard; Goodspeed, George T.; Goodwin, H.B. (Hersey Bradford); Gordon, Jayne; Gourgas, Francis R.; Gourgas, John M.; Greeley, Dana McLean; Hale, Edward Everett; Harding, Walter; Hartshorn, Samuel A.; Hawthorne, Nathaniel; Hayes, Rutherford B.; Heywood, Abel B.; Heywood, George; Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood; Hoar, Samuel; Hoar, Sherman; Hobson, Moses; Hofer, Frances and Philip; Holmes, Oliver Wendell; Hosmer, John; Hosmer, Nathan S.; Hosmer, Olive; Hovey, James S.; How, George P.; How, Phineas; Hudson, Barzillai N., Hudson, Woodward, Hunt, William Henry, Jones, Elnathan; Kennedy, Elsie L.; Kennedy, John; Keyes, George; Keyes, John M.; Keyes, John S.; Keyes, Joseph B.; Keyes, Prescott; Kossuth, Lajos; Lincoln, Abraham; Little, David B.; Livermore, Mary A.; Long, John D.; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Loring, David; Lowell, James Russell; Macone, Paul; Mann, George C.; Mara, John W.; Marabella, Anthony R.; Marshall, Megan; McCurdy, Michael; McGrath, Anne R.; McKinley, William; Melven, Jacob; Miles, Henry A.; Miles, Marshall; Moldenhauer, Joseph J.; Monroe, James; Moore, Abel; Moore, John Brooks; Moser, Barry; Newbury, Egbert S., Jr.; Norton, Mary; Orendorff, Harold E.; Osgood, J. Felt; Palfrey, John G.; Parker, Theodore; Pennell, Melissa; Phelan, John; Phillips, Wendell; Pitcairn, John; Pittman, Richard; Powell, Barbara; Pratt, Nathan L.; Prescott, Charles W.; Prescott, George Lincoln; Prescott, Timothy; Prichard, Moses; Rantoul, Robert, Jr.; Raven, Margot; Reeves, David Wallis; Reynolds, Grindall; Richardson, Robert D., Jr.; Rideout, Gertrude H.; Ripley, Ezra; Robbins, Roland Wells; Robbins, Chandler; Robinson, William S.; Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin; Sewall, Edmund Q.; Sexton, Linda Gray; Shattuck, Daniel; Shattuck, Lemuel; Shaw, Lemuel; Shaw, Walter K.; Sherman, William Tecumseh; Smith, Benjamin Farnham; Smith, Henry Francis; Smith, Julius M.; Smith, Whitney S.; Sparks, J.; Stacy, Albert; Staples; Stevenson, Rich; Samuel; Stone, Lucy; Stow, Cyrus; Stow, Nathan B.; Surette, Louis A.; Surette, Thomas Whitney; Taylor, Livingston; Tewksbury, George A.; Thompson, Edith; Thoreau, Henry David; Thornton, Marian; Todd, Thomas; Tolman, Albert; Tolman, Benjamin; Tolman, Elisha; Tolman, George; Tolman, James H.; Tolman, Mayo; Tower, Alonzo; Turnquist, Jan; Tuttle, Charles D.; Tuttle, Daniel; Tuttle, Samuel H.; Ware, Henry, Jr.; Warren, Cyrus; Wetherbee, Leonard J., Jr.; Wheeler, Berkeley; Wheeler, Frank; Wheeler, Harvey; Wheeler, Mary Colman; Wheeler, Raymond; Wheeler, Ruth Robinson; Wheeler, William; Wheildon, William Willder; Wilson, Leslie Perrin; Whitcomb, Henry L.; Whitehead, Walter; Whittier, John Greenleaf; Wilson, Woodrow; Wood, Albert E.; Wright, Isaac H.

Organizations/corporate entities represented in the collection include the following: Adamowski Trio; Allen and Atwill Printers; American Band of Providence; American Library Association; American Red Cross; American Revolution Bicentennial; Barrow Bookstore; Beacon Orchestral Club of Boston; Boston Bank Officers' Association; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Brown's Brigade Band of Boston; Carter's Band of Boston; Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, Mass.; Center for American Studies at Concord; Church's Wellington Orchestra; Collier's Jewelry Store; Concord Academy; Concord Antiquarian Museum; Concord Antiquarian Society; Concord Bank; Concord Blaine and Logan Battalion; Concord Bookshop; Concord Brass Band; Concord Canoe Club; Concord Carlisle High School Drama Program; Concord Chorus; Concord Civil Defense Agency; Concord Deaconess Committee; Concord Deaconess Hospital; Concord Dramatic Club; Concord Educational Fund; Concord Enterprise; Concord Fire Department; Concord Free Public Library; Concord Freeman; Concord High School; Concord Independent Battery; Concord Journal; Concord Lyceum; Concord Mass. Woman's Club; Concord Mill Dam Company; Concord Museum; Concord Musical Association; Concord National Bank; Concord Orchestra; Concord Players; Concord Police Department; Concord Salvage Committee; Concord School of Philosophy; Concord Youth Theatre; Concord's Home for the Aged; Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education; Concord-Carlisle High School Concert Choir; Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council; Mass. Department of Environment Management; Emerson Forum; Emerson House; Essex Institute; First National Store; First Parish in Concord; Fitchburg Railroad Company; Flagg's Boston Brass Band; Free Soil County Committee, Middlesex County; Friends of the Concord Free Public Library; Gazette Office (Concord); Germania Band of Boston; Gilmore's Band; Glee and Mandolin Clubs of Tufts College; Goodspeed's Book Shop; Groton Musical Association; Hall's Quadrille Band; Harness Shop; Harvard College; Harvard Banjo Club; Harvard Glee Club; Harvard Mandolin Club; Harvard University; Hoffman Quartet; Home Market Club; Knowlton & Allens Famous Singing Orchestra; Ladies of the Church Aid Society; Maine Band; MASS ReLeaf; Massachusetts Arborists Association; Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission; Middlesex County Farm Bureau; Massachusetts Bicycle Club; Massachusetts Women's Centennial Committee; Mendelssohn Quintette Club; Middlesex Agricultural Society; Middlesex Institution for Savings; Minute Man National Historical Park; National Park Service; New England Tariff Reform League; Nick Ressler Memorial Fund; Old Manse; Orchard House; Peak Family Swiss Bell Ringers; People's Refreshment House Association, Ltd.; Republican Club; Reeves' American Band of Providence; Reeves' American Orchestra of Providence; Republican Town Committee; Rude Bridge Construction; Second Middlesex Senatorial District Convention; Richardson Drug; Rosa Linde Concert Company; Salem Cadet Band; School Restoration Fund; Shambhala Publications; Shepherd's Hotel; Snow's Pharmacy; Society of Middlesex Husbandmen and Manufacturers; Soldiers' Aid Society; Spanish War Association; Stacy's Bookstore; Stacy's Circulating Library; Thoreau Country Conservation Alliance; Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods; Thoreau Society; Tolman & White; Tolman's Book, Job and Card Printing Office; Transcendentalism Council at First Parish in Concord; Veterans of the Civil War; Veterans of the Spanish War; Viles & Rich's Band; Walden Conservancy; Walden Woods Project; Walker and Wedger's Band; Welch's of Concord; West Cambridge Band; West Concord Five & Ten; West Concord Pharmacy; Wide-Awakes; Women's Defense Corps; and Women's Parish Association.

Subjects, locations of events, etc. include: Agricultural Building; Agricultural Fair Grounds; anniversary celebrations of the Concord Fight; balls and dances; Civil War; Clear Sky, Pure Light: Encounters with Henry David Thoreau; Colonial Inn; Concord Academy Performing Arts Center; Concord Artillery; Concord Candy Drop; Concord Fight; Concord Garden Tour; Concord Grape; Concord Lyceum; Concord Regatta; Concord Spelling Bee; Decoration Day (Memorial Day); Emerson Umbrella; Faith in a Seed; First Parish in Concord; Flint's Bridge; Grand Army Hall; Historic Concord & The Lexington Fight; John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Little Women; Margaret Fuller Bicentennial; Middlesex Cattle Show and Ploughing Match; Middlesex County Court House (Concord); Middlesex Hotel; military observances; Minute Man National Historical Park; Nineteenth of April; Old North Bridge; Rose Hawthorne School; Sleepy Hollow Cemetery; Thanksgiving; Town Hall (Town House, Concord); Trinity Episcopal Church Village University Week; Walden Hall; Walden Pond; Walden Woods; Walden, or, Life in the Woods; Walden Pond State Reservation; West Concord Family Festival; World War I; Wright Tavern.

SOURCES OF ACQUISITION: Multiple; provided in item list when known. Some items (as noted below) were originally part of the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection, which was first deposited in and ultimately donated to the Concord Free Public Library in the 1970s. The collection remains open and is actively growing through gift, purchase, and the addition of no-longer-current items from local posting venues.

OTHER BROADSIDES AND RELATED MATERIALS IN THE CFPL COLLECTIONS: Some individual collections of records and papers in the William Munroe Special Collections of the Concord Free Public Library also include broadsides, posters, and similar materials. The Concord Antiquarian Society Collection, in particular, holds some Concord broadsides and a sizeable group of World War II posters, as well. Moreover, the Concord Pamphlet Collection includes a variety of printed ephemera (handbills, tickets, invitations, and some broadsides) organized around particular Concord subjects.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE: Researchers may request no more than ten items from the collection at one time. Photocopy is not permitted from most of the collection.

NOTES/COMMENTS: The transcriptions below represent either the whole or the partial text of each item. The title (stated or supplied), or the initial part of a long title, is in bold. The use of ellipses indicates an omission of printed text appearing on a broadside, the use of square brackets the supplying of information not on the item. The format of each entry follows the general pattern: date; title; text; descriptive notes; copy specific notes; dimensions. Dimensions are given in centimeters, height by width. Accession information is provided when known. Items may be assumed to be broadsides unless otherwise noted.

A number of items in the collection have been cleaned, repaired, and encapsulated at NEDCC in Andover through grant and other funding. Items not encapsulated at the time of processing the collection have been housed in Mylar enclosures.

PROCESSED BY: Peter K. Steinberg, 2006 June-Oct. Finding aid edited by LPW, 2006 Nov. and Dec. Additions by RCWH, 2010 Dec. 23. Additions by LPW and RCWH, 11 Aug. 10. Additions to RCWH, 23 December 2015.

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Date range: 1775-1849
Number of items: 28 items
Drawer/Folder: 1/1


1775 Apr. 21 [in facsimile]. Bloody Butchery by the British troops; or the Runaway Fight of the Regulars. Being the particulars of the victorious battle fought at and near Concord, situated Twenty Miles from Boston, in the province of the Massachusetts-Bay, between Two Thousand Regular Troops, belonging to His Britannic Majesty, and a few Hundred Provincial Troops, belonging to the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, which lasted from sunrise until sunset, on the 19th of April, 1775, when it was decided greatly in favor of the latter. These particulars are published in this cheap form, at the request of the friends of the deceased worthies, who died gloriously fighting in the cause of liberty and their country, and it is their sincere desire that every Householder in the country, who are sincere well-wishers to America, may be possessed of the same, either to frame and glass, or otherwise to preserve in their houses, not only as a Token of Gratitude to the memory of the Deceased Forty Persons, but as a perpetual memorial of that important event, on which, perhaps, may depend the future of Freedom and Greatness of the Commonwealth of America. To which is annexed a Funeral Elegy on those who were slain in the Battle. From E. Russell's Salem Gazette, or Newbury and Marblehead Advertiser, published on Friday, April 21, 1775…Essex Institute, Salem, Mass.

Facsimile reprint [1943 Sept. 18.] 50.5 x 38 cm.

[1816?] Apr. Important Election. First Monday of April next. Republican Ticket. His Excellency William Eustis for Governor. Honorable Marcus Morton for Lt. Governor. Electors of Massachusetts! In his late Message to Congress, President Monroe, has stated to you, that the renunciation of the unconstitutional principles assumed and maintained by Governor Strong, and your federal rulers, has removed an insuperable objection to the final payment of the Massachusetts Claim, and induced him to place that Claim before Congress, in the most favorable light. The folly and wickedness of your federal rulers alone were the cause of the existence of this claim…By the folly and wickedness of federal rulers the amount of this Claim was taken out of your State Treasury…Go then to the polls!—for every vote is important. To the polls, one and all and vote for Eustis and Morton.

Transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection. Formerly CAS-B-2072.1, Calculations (arithmetic) in manuscript on verso. 38 x 27 cm.

1819 Apr. 1. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency John Brooks, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a Proclamation, for a Day of Fasting and Prayer. As the goodness of God affords the only just group of reliance for the common supplies of His Providence, as well as for the hopes of future happiness, it becomes us, as men and as Christians, so to seek and worship him, as to render ourselves worthy of his compassionate regard. I have, therefore, thought fit to appoint, and, with the advice and consent of the Council, I do appoint, Thursday, the first day of April next, to be observed as a day of fasting and prayer…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this Twentieth Day of February, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the Forty-Third…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!

56.5 x 47 cm.

1820 Nov. 13. Order of Exercises, At the Dedication of the new Mason's Hall in Concord, Nov. 13 A. L. 5820. 1. Psalm xv. C.M. 2. Reading in the Scriptures. 3. Prayer. 4. Psalm cxxxiii. S.P.M. 5. Address. 6. Dedicatory hymn; written for the occasion by Br. Benjamin Gleason…

Item damaged; some loss of text. 46.5 x 28 cm.
 

1821 Aug. 29.  Illustrissimo Johanni Brooks . . . Exercitationes hasce Juvenes in Artibus initiati . . . Order of Exercises for Commencement, XXIX August, MDCCCXXI.  Exercises of candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts . . . [Cambridge]: Typis Academicis Excudebant Hilliard et Metcalf, 1821.

Folded broadsheet (printed on both sides).  Harvard University 1821 commencement program, including listing for “A Conference, ‘On the character of John Knox, William Penn, and John Wesley” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amos Gordon Goodwin, and William Pope.  Purchased from MacDonnell Rare Books, June 2005.  Accession no. AMC 114.  28 x 46.75 cm.

1824 June 12. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-Four. Resolve, Directing the mode of choosing Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States. Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, That the Selectmen of the several Towns and Districts in this Commonwealth shall in manner as the law directs for calling town meetings, cause the inhabitants thereof, duly qualified to vote for Representatives to the General Court of this Commonwealth, to assemble on Monday, the first day of November next, to give in their votes for fifteen Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States…

41 x 26 cm.

1824 Sept. 4. To the Inhabitants of Concord. The Concord Gazette & Middlesex Yeoman, of Sept. 4th, notices the reception of Gen. La Fayette in this town. This notice is understood to have received the sanction of some of the extensive Committee, who planned the arrangements for the day. Some have said that an active committee-man wrote the account to suit himself. But, by some, this is denied. Yet, all admit, that the majority of the committee adopted the account as true. Still, this account, though it contains no single assertion which is really false, conveys a wrong impression to the reader. It intimates, if it does not say, that the “Ladies who prepared and set out the refreshments of the bower” gave them as a voluntary tribute to the Hero. It also leaves one to suppose, that the whole expenses of the occasion were defrayed by a few public-spirited persons of both sexes who had placed themselves in the front ranks, and contrived to show themselves to no small advantage in presence of the illustrious guest. To correct these mistakes this sheet is written…

Two copies, both transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection. Formerly CAS-B-1020 and CAS-D-316. 39.5 x 32 cm.

1826 Aug. 16. Order of Exercises at the Consecration of Concord Chapter, and the Installation of its Officers, at Concord, Aug. 16, A.L. 5826. I. Voluntary by the band. II. Anthem. III. Introductory prayer. IV. Hymn for the occasion, by companion Lemuel Shattuck. Tune—Old Hundred…V. Address, by the M.E.G. High Priest, the Rev. Paul Dean. VI. Ode for the occasion, by Companion James Furbish. Tune—Adams and Liberty…VII. Consecration of the chapter and installation of its officers. VIII. Concluding prayer. IX. Solo and chorus. X. Benediction. Allen and Atwill—Printers.

35 x 21 cm.

1827 Oct. 10. Middlesex Cattle Show. Order of Exercises in the Meeting House, at Concord, Mass. October 10, 1827. I Anthem…II. Prayer—By Rev. Convers Francis. III. Anthem. Words written for the occasion by Mr. Lemuel Shattuck…IV. Address. By Hon. Edward Everett. Allen and Atwill—Printers.

19 x 28 cm.

1833 Dec. 4. Order of Services at the Ordination of Mr Chandler Robbins, as Pastor of the Second Church and Society in Boston, Wednesday, December 4, 1833. Voluntary…Anthem. Music by Auber…Hymn, by Mr. O.W. Withington…Introductory prayer. Selections from Scripture. Hymn, by Rev. R.W. Emerson.—Original Music by Mr. Geo. Kingsley…Sermon. Ordaining prayer. Hymn…Charge. Right hand of fellowship. Concluding prayer. Anthem. Music by Hadyn…Benediction. I.R. Butts, School Street.

Accompanied by TLS, 1929 Jan. 28, George T. Goodspeed to Percy W. Brown, on Goodspeed's Book Shop letterhead. Letter concerns the first publication of Emerson's hymn “We Love The Venerable House” in this broadside. 29 x 18 cm.

1834 Mar. 3. A Statement of the Pauper Expenses of the Town of Concord: From March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1834…Abel Moore, Phineas How, Cyrus Warren, Overseers of the Poor, Concord, March 3, 1834.

Two copies (one intact and pasted to paper; one damaged, with some loss of text). 38 x 27 cm.

1835 Mar. 2. Annual Report of the Overseers of the Poor, of the Town of Concord, for the Year ending March 2d, 1835…The whole number of Paupers who have been inmates of the Almshouse, the year past, is 32. The present number is 21; 13 have been admitted and 11 discharged; 1 death. Cyrus Stow, Reuben Brown, Timothy Prescott, Overseers of the Poor. Printed at the Gazette and Whig Office.

49.5 x 25.5 cm.

1835 Sept. 12. Order of Exercises, At the Second Centennial Celebration of the Settlement of Concord. Sept. 12, 1835. I. Voluntary by the band. Tune, “Auld Lang Syne.” II. Ode—By Rev. John Pierpont. Tune, “ America ”…III. Introductory Prayer. IV. Psalm 107. (Tune “St. Martins.”)…From the New England version used in the N.E. Churches in 1640…V. Selections from the Scriptures. VI. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Ripley. VII. Ode. The Pilgrim Fathers by Mrs. Hemans…VIII. Oration, By Rev. Ralph Waldo Emerson. IX. Hymn. (Tune, “Old Hundred.”) Written for the occasion. By Benjamin D. Winslow…X. Benediction.

Two copies. 41 x 19 cm.

1837 Feb. 1. Order of Exercises at the Ordination of Mr. Barzillai Frost, in Concord: February 1, 1837. I. Anthem. II. Introductory prayer by Rev. Edmund Q. Sewall. III. Selections from the Scriptures by Rev. William Andrews. IV. Hymn 358, L.M.—Dabney's Collection…V. Sermon by Rev. Artemas B. Muzzey. VI. Anthem. VII. Consecrating Prayer by Rev. Convers Francis. VIII. Charge by Rev. Dr. Henry Ware, Jr. IX. Right hand of fellowship by Rev. Henry A. Miles, X. Hymn. 535 L.M.—Greenwood 's Collection…XI. Address to the Society by Rev. Caleb Stetson. XII. Concluding Prayer by Rev. William H. White. XIII. Benediction by Rev. Barzillai Frost. (Gazette Office—Concord.)

31 x 25.5 cm.

1837 Mar. 7. Annual Report of the Overseers of the Poor, of the town of Concord, for the year ending March 7th, 1837…The expense of the lawsuit between Concord and Westminster is not included in the above Report. The whole number of paupers who have been inmates of the Almshouse the year past, is 34; the present number is 21; four have died, and 9 have left of been discharged. Cyrus Stow, Daniel Clark, Isaac S. Lee. Overseers of the Poor. Freeman Office—Concord.

43 x 28.5 cm.

1837 Mar. 21. Executors Sale. Furniture Library, &c. On Wednesday, March 29, at the residence of the late Rev. H.B. Goodwin in Concord, at 9 o'clock, A.M. the Household Furniture will be sold by auction, consisting of Fancy Chairs, Sofa, Rocking Chairs, Dining and Card Tables, Dinner Tray, Kidderminster, Venetian and Stair, Carpeting, painted floor Cloth, Rugs, Astral, Chimney and Entry Lamps, Mantle and Looking Glasses, Book Shelf, Hat Tree, Dinner, Tea and Glass Ware, Knives and Forks, Tea Trays, Candlesticks and Lamps, Bedsteads, Beds, Bureaus, Dressing Glass, Wash Stands, Shower Bath, Window Shades, Fire Sets, &c. A variety of Kitchen Furniture, Ladder, Wheelbarrow, Fire Buckets, Garden Tools, &c. ––Also—At 2 o'clock, the Library of said deceased, comprising a good selection of Theological and Miscellaneous Books, Framed Engravings, Study Table, Desks, Book Cases, &c. Sale will commence punctually at 9 and 2 o'clock. Moses Prichard, Auctioneer. Concord, Mar. 21, 1837. Gazette Office—Concord.

Transferred from old CFPL Letter File. Formerly Letter File 3A, G3. 28 x 27 cm.

1837 Mar. 24. Report of the Selectmen of the Town of Concord, Relative to the Expenses of the Town up to March 24, 1837Respectfully submitted, Cyrus Stow, Daniel Clark, Isaac S. Lee, Selectmen of Concord.

Five copies (one transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection, one the gift of Ruth R. Wheeler in 1967). Concord Antiquarian Society copy formerly CAS-D-1112.2. Ruth Wheeler gift copy accompanied by manuscript note in Mrs. Wheeler's hand, reading: “This is the oldest printed town report of the Town of Concord which I have seen. It was retrieved from the attic of the Bates House torn down to make way for the building now (1967) occupied by the First National Store by a carpenter named Denny Hosmer and given to me by his granddaughter. Presented to the Concord Free Public Library, Jan. 1967.” One copy pasted to sheet of paper. 57.5 x 42.5 cm.

1838 Mar. 5. Statement of the Expenses of the Town of Concord up to March 5, 1838Leaving the sum of seven hundred and seventy-seven dollars for which there is no provision. This large deficiency is accounted for by the unusual expenses for roads and School houses, Poor &c. &c. Cyrus Stow, Daniel Clark, Isaac S. Lee, Selectmen of Concord.

Pasted to sheet of paper. 53.5 x 38 cm.

1839 Mar. 4. Annual Report of the Overseers of the Poor, of the Town of Concord, for the year ending March 4th, 1839…The whole number of inmates the past year has been 35; of which 3 have died, 18 discharged; present number 14; average number 13 3-4. Ephraim Meriam, Isaac Cutler, Jacob B. Farmer, Overseers of the Poor. Freeman Office—Concord.

42.5 x 28.5 cm.

1839 Mar. 4. Annual Report of the Expenses of the Town of Concord, for the Year Ending March 4, 1839. State of the Treasury, Feb. 26, 1839…Respectfully submitted by Cyrus Stow, Daniel Clark, Isaac S. Lee, Selectmen of Concord…Freeman Office—Concord.

Pasted to sheet of paper. 49.5 x 41.5 cm.

1840 Mar. 2. Annual Report of the Expenses of the Town of Concord, for the Year Ending March 2d, 1840. State of the Treasury February 26, 1840…It will be perceived by the above Report that the extraordinary expense of making new bridges and repairing old ones, has exceeded the appropriations, though large, by a considerable sum. The amount appropriated under the head of town charges has not been equal for two years past to cover the expenses, which has prevented the reduction of the principle of the town debts the year past as assigned. The expense for bridges the present year can be greatly reduced, the ordinary repairs may not exceed one hundred dollars. Respectfully submitted by Cyrus Stow, Daniel Clark, Isaac S. Lee, Selectmen of Concord…

Pasted to sheet of paper. 44.5 x 42 cm.

1840 Apr. 2. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Marcus Morton, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: A Proclamation for a Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer. The revolving year has once more brought the period, when the Commonwealth has even been wont to make a solemn public acknowledgement of its dependence on the providence of God. The seasons, as they return, demonstrate His benevolence and His power. The eye perceives, with the light of day, the proofs of His existence. In Him our fathers put their trust, and He hid them, in the secret of His presence, from the pride of man…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this third day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty, and in the sixty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

62 x 50 cm.

1842 Apr. 2. Report of the Overseers of the Poor, of the Town of Concord, for the year ending March 1, 1842…Heartwill [Heartwell] Bigelow, William Lee, Overseers of the Poor. Concord, April 2, 1842. Freeman Press, Concord, Mass.

Five copies (three facsimile reproductions, two originals). Reproductions (40 x 28 cm.) accompanied by card printed by Thomas Todd Co., dated 1942 Mar. 1, reading: “One hundred years ago the Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Concord issued a financial report of their department. Many of the items sound amusing to our ears, such as ‘boot between the oxen.' The two Overseers were Heartwill Bigelow and William Lee. The former kept the Tavern, known as Bigelow's Tavern, and entertained his co-worker and himself at an expense of $7.96, while it cost the Town only $6.92 for the funeral expenses of one of four citizens. Because of the part their families have played in the affairs of the Town, many of the names mentioned are familiar to us. You may be interested in this reproduction of the report and the way in which the department was carried on a century ago.” Unmounted original 44 x 28.5 cm.; mounted original trimmed to 29.5 x 21 cm.

One of the originals trimmed and pasted to a sheet of paper.

1842 Apr. 2. Expenses of the Town of Concord, From March 1, 1841, to April 1, 1842. State of the Treasury March 22, 1842. N. Brooks, Administrator of the Estate of Timothy Prescott, late Treasurer of the town of Concord, makes the following exhibit of the apparent state of the Treasury, March 22d, 1842…Respectfully submitted, Cyrus Stow, Daniel Clark, Isaac S. Lee, Selectmen of Concord. Concord, April 2, 1842. Freeman Press, Concord, Mass.

49.5 x 39.5 cm.

1843 Oct. 4. Middlesex Cattle Show and Ploughing Match. Concord, Oct. 4, 1843. The Society of Middlesex Husbandmen and Manufacturers hereby offer the following Premiums, for the encouragement of Agriculture, Manufactures, and the cultivation of Trees, within the Country of Middlesex: Live Stock. For the best fat ox, at least expense $8 00, for the next best 6 00…Domestic Manufacturers…Household Manufacturers…Butter…White Mulberry Trees & Culture of Silk…Swine. For the best boar, 6 00,…All unsuccessful competitors on stock, shall be allowed from the funds of the society, eight cents per mile for travel from their respective places of abode, to the town where the annual show is holden. And the same travel will be allowed to all unsuccessful competitors on Swine…Forest Trees…Fruit Trees…Farms…Peat or Bog Meadows…Cranberries…Agricultural Experiments…Machines and Tools…Ploughing Match…Trial of Working Oxen. Will take place immediately after the services in the Meeting House. All competitors in this trial must enter their names with the Secretary, before nine o'clock on the day of the Show…William Parker, President. Moses Prichard, Secretary. March, 1843. Freeman Press, Concord.

54 x 38.5 cm.

1844 Mar. 1. Expenditures of the Town of Concord, from March 1, 1843, to March 1, 1844…Respectfully submitted, Cyrus Stow, Daniel Clark, Joseph Darby, Selectmen. Concord, February 28th, 1844.

Annotations (financial notes) in pencil and ink on recto. 51.5 x 33.5 cm.

1846 Feb. 13. Auction Sale. Will be sold at Public Auction, in Concord, on Friday, the 13th day of February, instant, at 9 o'clock, A.M., at the Shepard [Shepherd's] Hotel, a large and extensive variety of excellent Furniture in said hotel. Among the articles are Beds, Bedding, Carpets, Tables, Chairs, Lamps, Stoves, Crockery and Hard Ware, Silver Spoons, Table and Tea Spoons, Cutlery, Table Cloths, Sheetings, &c., with a variety of other articles, all nearly new, having been in use but a short time. Conditions at sale. Moses Prichard, Auctioneer. Concord, February 4, 1846.

30 x 28.5 cm.

[1848?] Concord Book, Job and Card Printing Office. The undersigned would respectfully inform the public, that he has opened a Book and Job Printing Office, at the rooms formerly occupied by the Concord Freeman, where he is prepared to execute plain and fancy printing in gold, silver, bronze, or in colors, with neatness and despatch. Phamphlets [sic], girculars [sic], reports, notices, blanks, bill heads, receipts, wood and hay tickets, auction bills, business and address cards, in the neatest manner, and on reasonable terms, engraving, in all its branches, done at short notice. Door plates, coffin plates, Card, Trunk and Name Plates. Order Box at the Rail-Road Depot. Daniel H. Adams. Concord, Mass.

Printed in silver and gold on coated dark blue paper in a variety of fonts. 44.5 x 28.5 cm.

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1850 Apr. 19. Union Celebration at Concord. 19th of April, 1850. The General Committee of Arrangements of the towns of Concord, Lexington, Acton, Lincoln, Sudbury, Bedford and Carlisle, give notice that they have made arrangements for a union celebration of the events of the 19th of April, 1775, on the approaching anniversary, at Concord, to which the citizens of all the towns, locally or otherwise interested in the events of that day, and the public generally are invited. A procession will be formed, at 10 o'clock, A.M. escorted by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, under the direction of Col. Isaac H. Wright, of Lexington, Chief Marshal. The Procession, after visiting the Monument at the “ North Bridge,” will march to the Pavilion, to be erected near the Railroad Station at Concord, where an oration will be delivered by Hon. Robert Rantoul, Jr. Addresses will be made by Hon. Edward Everett, Hon. J. Sparks, Hon. Rufus Choate, His Excellency Gov. Briggs, Chief Justice Shaw, Hon. John G. Palfrey, and others. The arrangements are designed to accommodate ladies. Hon. E. Rockwood Hoar, President of the Day. The dinner will be provided by Mr John Wright of Boston, under a new and spacious pavilion. Tickets 75 cents.—to be had of the committees of the respective towns. No person can be admitted to the pavilion without a ticket. Civil Societies, Associations and Military, who are disposed to do so, are invited to attend, and places will be assigned for them in the Procession, on giving notice beforehand to the Secretary of the Committee of Arrangements. Special trains will be provided on the Fitchburg Railroad to accommodate those who design to unite in the celebration. By order of the Committee of Arrangements, John S. Keyes, Chairman. W.W. Wheildon, Sec'y. (Press of the Bunker-Hill Aurora. Concord, April 6, 1850.)

This broadside is matted and framed and hangs in the William Munroe Special Collections reading room at the Concord Free Public Library. 63 x 28 cm.

April 19, 1775. April 19, 1850 ...1850 Apr. 19. April 19, 1775. April 19, 1850. The following individuals volunteered to do military duty at the union celebration of the events of the 19th of April 1775, at Concord, on the 19th of April, 1850.—They appeared armed and equipped on the Battle Ground at the ‘Old North Bridge,' in Concord, and marched and fired in imitation of Capt. Isaac Davis' Company of Minute Men, who, it is to be remembered, were selected by the officers on that memorable morning to head the column of attack against the British, “not having,” as that brave officer said, “a man that was afraid to go.” That fearless patriot fell dead, shot through the heart, with his gun in his hand, at the second fire of the British Infantry.—But he has the honor, with his officers and men, accompanied by Major Buttrick, of Concord, and Col. Robinson, of Westford, of making the first open, armed resistance to the King's Troops, in the war of the American Revolution, which resistance, with what followed on that ever memorable 19th of April, 1775, constituted a declaration of American Independence earlier than that made at Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776, and far more important, inasmuch as one was a declaration in ink, on perishable parchment, and the other in blood, upon the open field of battle. At a previous drill the following were chosen officers:—Col. W.E. Faulkner, Captain, Samuel Jones, 1st Lieut., Daniel Jones, 2d Lieut., James Harris, Ensign. Sergeants. Nathan Brooks, Daniel Tuttle, Peter Tenney, Jonas Blodget. Corporals. Daniel Harris, George Buroughs, S.G.F. Jones, S. Fletcher Hosmer. Musicians. Dexter B. Hathaway, Elnathan Jones, Newell Knight, ----- Hopkins, ----- Robbins, Josiah Piper, Simeon Knight. Privates. Henderson Rowel…Luke Smith…John Hosmer…John Tenney…Aaron Wheeler…Rufus A. Tenney…George Flagg…Francis Sawin…Henry M. Smith…Freeman Puffer…John Conant…Francis Faulkner…Jonas Handley…Horace Robbins…Lewis Wood…Isaac Reed…Tristam Edmonds…Asa P. Dudley, James E. Billings. S. Fletcher Hosmer, Clerk.

33 x 23.5 cm.

1850 Dec. 16. To Carpenters. Sealed proposals will be received by the subscriber until the 15th of January, 1851, to build a Barn in Northboro', sixty feet long by thirty-eight wide, with sixteen and a half feet posts, and twenty-four feet rafters. The sills, except two long middles ones, the posts, beams, main girts, purlins and purlin posts, to be eight inches square, plates seven inches by seven; the two middle sills ten inches by ten; the sleepers under the stable floors to be hewn or sawed on two sides so as to face not less than two and a half inches beneath, and five above, and to be seven inches deep; the sleepers for the scaffolds three by five inch joist or timbers equal to that; the rafters over posts six inches square, the smaller rafters four by five inches or timbers equal to that, the small girts and the purlin post braces three by five inches; all the smaller braces three by four inches; and the ridge pole to be made equal to seven inches square; all the lower timbers to be of Chestnut. The barn-floor to be twelve feet wide through the middle of the barn, leaving a space thirteen feet wide on each side for cattle stables, except a granary at one end, partitioned off and finished nine by thirteen feet, and a horse-stable of the same dimensions on the opposite side…The whole building to be well braced. The roof to be covered with good square-edged boards; the outsides to be tongued and grooved, and the roof to be shingled with number one eastern split shingles. The outside trimmings to be suitable for a building of this description, with eavetroughs. All the work to be done in a thorough and workmanlike manner, to the acceptance of the purchaser. The foundation will be ready by the 9th day of June, and the building is to be finished by the fourth of July 1851. Full and accurate plans can be examined at Mr. Blake's Hotel, in Northboro', at which place proposals may be left. One end of the building for 25 feet in width to be joined to another building. Concord, December 16, 1850. David Loring.

This broadside forms part of and is housed with the Thoreau Family Collection at the Concord Free Public Library. 42.5 x 32 cm.

1851 Oct. 16. Lowell, Oct. 16, 1851. Dear Sir: The Free Soil County Committee wish to address to you a few suggestions relative to the approaching election. Scarcely more than three weeks now remain for preparation. The importance of a full Free Soil vote cannot be over-estimated. To the Free Soil men of Massachusetts is committed, in an especial manner the duty of making a stand against the powers of despotism, here in the United States. The last two years have witnessed, here as in Europe, a reaction against republican principles. Freedom is prostrated in the Northern States of America, as well as in Hungary and Rome. A law, infamous enough in its words, but doubly and trebly horrible when carried into detail, has been enforced against an unoffending people, and all systems of dissatisfaction with its operations are denounced as treasonable. The Administration of Mr. Fillmore is at the head of the man-hunt, now going on in the (nominally) free states…Let not the National Administration receive aid in its unholy warfare against the North, by a remissness of the Free Soil men of the State. Upon you, sir, we rely for a share of the active labor which shall on the second Monday of November achieve a victory memorable in the annals of the anti-slavery enterprise. We are respectfully yours, Wm. S. Robinson, Addison G. Fay, J.Q.A. Griffin, A.G. Walker, Charles Choate, G.S. Phippen, Joseph W. Alden, Free-Soil County Committee of Middlesex County.

Annotation on verso. 27 x 21 cm.

1851 Nov. 10. Regulations Relative to the Use and Care of the Town House, in Concord, Adopted in Town Meeting, Nov. 10, 1851. 1. The general care of the building shall be entrusted to the Selectmen, who shall appoint, during their pleasure, a suitable and responsible man as Superintendent, whose duty it shall be to attend personally to warming and lighting the various rooms in the building whenever they are to be occupied, and keeping the same, with the furniture therein, at all times neat and clean…2. For all meetings the public are free to attend without charge…3. In all instances where application is made for the use of the hall for occasional exhibitions, concerts, or any other kind of show or meeting, for admission to which any charge is made, or pay in any form received, the Selectmen shall charge a sum, over and above the price charged for free meetings, as they shall think proper, and it shall be paid to them before the hall is so occupied…4. In all cases the hall is to remain in the charge of the Superintendent appointed by the Selectmen…5. The Selectmen shall not let the hall to the same person or persons, or for the same purposes, two days or two evenings consecutively, if application is made for the same for any other object…6. In all cases of application for the use of the hall upon the same day or evening, the first applicant shall be entitled to preference. 7. The amount of rent received for the hall, and an account of all other receipts and of all expenditures in any way connected with the management of the building, shall be reported annually to the town at their March meeting…8. The School Rooms shall be opened by the teachers a quarter of an hour only before the morning school hour, and shall be closed and locked by the teachers immediately upon dismissal of the school in the afternoon. 9. To the Centre School District the Selectmen shall annually charge such sum, for fuel and attendance in warming the two schoolrooms…10. The two lower front rooms are appropriated to the use of the several boards of town officers for the transaction of their official duties, and for such use only. 11. The office of the Town Clerk shall be kept open by him on every Saturday evening, from 7 till 9 o'clock…12. These regulations shall not be taken or construed in any way to interfere with the performance of any work the Building Committee may yet have to do or to complete, the house and grounds for such purposes remaining under their control. 13. The Town Clerk shall cause to be printed copies of these regulations, and post one in each of the schoolrooms and other rooms in the building, and at such other public places in the town as he may deem expedient. A true copy of the Record. Town Clerk.

Printed on orange paper. Transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection. Formerly CAS-B-2072.1. Inscribed: “C.W. Prescott.” 38 x 27.5 cm.

[1852] May 7. Kossuth at Concord ! Friday, May 7th, at 2 o'clock, P.M. The Committee of Arrangements give notice that Gov. Kossuth will visit the battle ground, at Concord, on Friday next, May 7th at 2 o'clock, P.M. He will arrive at noon, and after partaking of a Collation and visiting the old North Bridge, will proceed to the Town Hall, where the Reception will take place, at 3 o'clock, P.M., and he will be addressed by R.W. Emerson, on behalf of the citizens. Holders of Hungarian Bonds will be admitted to the Town Hall by Tickets furnished with the Bonds, at the rate of one ticket for each dollar invested…Bonds with Tickets can be obtained of A. Stacy, at the Post Office, at Holbrook's Hotel, and at the hall. The children of the town, forming by Schools with their teachers, will meet in front of the Unitarian Church, at half-past one o'clock, to form a Procession, under charge of a Marshal. Citizens of neighboring towns, and their Schools are invited to be present and join in welcoming the illustrious exile. On behalf of the Committee, John S. Keyes, Chairman. John M. Cheney, Secretary. Freeman Press, Concord, Mass.

Edward Jarvis's copy. 65.5 x 47 cm.

1852 May 8. Auction Sale! On Saturday, the 8th day of May next…at the Middlesex Hotel, in Concord, will be sold at Public Auction, 11 Shares of the stock of the Concord Bank, 2 shares of the Fitchburg Railroad Co., 13 shares of the Stock of the Concord Mill-Dam Comp'y. Also, a certain tract of land, containing ten thousand square feet, with a Dwelling House on the same, situated in Lowell, on the east side of Water Street. The above being the estate of Abel Moore, deceased. Conditions at Sale. N. Brooks, Ex'r. Concord, April 22, 1852.

Two copies. 34 x 25 cm.

1853 May 30. Fitchburg Railroad. On and after Monday, May 30th, 1853, Trains will run as follows, express trains Leaves [sic] Boston at 7-45 A.M…Up trains…Down trains…Connections at Groton Junction…L. Tilton, Superintendent. Press of the Bunker-Hill Aurora. Boston, May 27, 1853.

Two copies, one (the original printing) 54 x 36 cm., the other (a reprint?) 40 x 28 cm.

[1853?] Oct. 20. Republican Rally! At Town Hall, Concord. Thursday Eve'g, October 20 at 7:30 o'clock. Hon. John D. Long, Michael J. Murray, Esq., and Samuel Hoar, Esq., will speak. All are invited! Seats reserved for ladies. Doors open at 7:00.

Handbill. 20 x 12.5 cm.

1854 Mar. 6. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex, ss. To either of the Constables of the Town of Concord, in said County, Greeting: You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth, to notify the legal voters of the Town of Concord aforesaid, to meet at the Town Hall, in said town, on Monday, the sixth day of March next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, by posting printed copies of this warrant, by you attested, at each of the meeting houses, the public houses, the post office and the Town Hall, in said town, fourteen days at least before the day appointed for said meeting, then and there to act on the following subjects as they may think proper…Given under our hands, this eighteenth day of February, A.D., 1854. John S. Keyes, A.A. Kelsey, A. G. Fay, Selectmen of Concord. N.B. All persons having any demands against the Town of Concord, are requested to present them to the Selectmen, before the 1st day of March next. A true copy, attest: Silas Hosmer [name added in manuscript] Constable of Concord.

Printed on light blue paper. 31.5 x 20 cm.

1854 Apr. 3. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex, ss. To either of the Constables of the Town of Concord, in said County, Greeting: You are hereby required to notify the legal voters of the Town of Concord aforesaid, to meet at the Town Hall, in said town, on Monday, the third day of April next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, by posting printed copies of this warrant, by you attested, at each of the meeting-houses, the public houses, the post office and the town house, in said town, fourteen days at least before the day appointed for said meeting, then and there to act on the following subjects as they may think proper…Given under our hands, this eighteenth day of March, A.D., 1854. John S. Keyes, A. G. Fay, J.W. Walcott, Selectmen of Concord. A true copy, attest: Silas Hosmer [name added in manuscript], Constable of Concord. School meeting. The legal voters of School District No. 1, are hereby notified to meet at the High School room, on Monday evening, March 27, at 7 o'clock, to choose a prudential committee for the ensuing year, and transact such other business as may come before them. J.W. Walcott, Prud. Com. Concord. March 20, 1854. A true copy, attest, Silas Hosmer [name added in manuscript] Constable of Concord.

34.5 x 21.5 cm.

1854 July 22. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex, ss. To either of the Constables of the Town of Concord, in said County, Greeting: You are hereby required to notify the legal voters of the Town of Concord, to meet at the Town Hall, in said town, on Saturday, the twenty second day of July next, at six o'clock in the afternoon, by posting printed copies of this warrant, by you attested, at each of the Meeting Houses, the Public Houses, the Post Office and the Town House, in said Town, fourteen days at least before the day appointed for said meeting, then and there to act on the following subjects as they may think fit…Hereof fail not, and make return of this warrant to us, with your doings thereon, on or before the time appointed for said Meeting. Given under our hands, this eighth day of July, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty four. John S. Keyes, A. G. Fay, J.W. Walcott, Selectmen of Concord. A true Copy, attest. Silas Hosmer [name added in manuscript] Constable of Concord.

25 x 20 cm.

1855 Apr. 14. Guardian's Sale of Real Estate. On Saturday, April 14, 1855, at 2 o'clock, P.M., at the Middlesex Hotel, in Concord, will be sold at Public Auction, by license of Court, a part of the Real Estate of the late Francis R. Gourgas, deceased, viz.: About 22 acres of Pasture Land, in the northerly part of Concord, near the house of Wm. Holden, with a good Barn on the same: About 4 acres of woodland, in the southerly part of Concord, near Goose Pond, called the “Goose Pond Lot:” About 4 acres of Woodland, in the southerly part of Concord, near Walden Pond: About 5 acres of River-meadow Land, situated in Wayland, near West Brook. Also one undivided fifth part of about 40 acres of Wood and Pasture Land, in Weston, formerly part of the Real Estate of the late John M. Gourgas, deceased;---about 30 the 40 acres, are covered with heavy Wood and Timber. For particulars inquire of the subscriber. Nathan Brooks, Guardian. Concord, March 16, 1855. B. Tolman, Printer, Concord, Mass.

Three copies. 35 x 25.5 cm.

1855 Oct. 23. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Henry J. Gardner, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise. As States are but aggregates of individuals, to concentrate the powers and render uniform the action of society, the impulses of human nature attach to them, and it is meet that the instincts of a people's gratitude should find expression through their instrumentality. At this season, when the teeming earth returns an almost unparalleled reward to the wearied reapers; when Massachusetts has been preserved from that pestilence that God has permitted to decimate other portions of our land; when the horrors of war demand of us only the deepest sympathy with those who suffer them; when Heaven had filled our cup as individuals and as a Nation with such unnumbered blessings, it is fitting that the song of Thanksgiving, the notes of Praise, and the words of grateful Prayer, should ascend to the Giver of ever good…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this twenty-third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States the eightieth…William White, Printer to the State, No. 4 Spring Lane.

61.5 x 48 cm.

1855 Dec. 26. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To George Heywood, Esquire, of Concord, in the County of Middlesex, one of the Justices of the Peace for said County: The undersigned, qualified voters of the First Parish, in the town of Concord, in the county of Middlesex, and more than five in number, represent, that the said First Parish has heretofore transacted its parochial business in Town Meetings of the Inhabitants of said Town of Concord, under warrants usually issued by the Selectmen of said Town; that the said Town has voted that it does not choose that hereafter parochial business shall be transacted at Town Meetings, or by the agency of Town Offficers;…and it is therefore desirable that the said Parish shall organize itself as a corporation…Dated at Conccrd [sic], this twenty-sixth day of December, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-five. Moses Prichard, Samuel Hoar, Nathan Brooks, Cyrus Warren, John Brown, Jr., Elijah Wood…

Two copies (one with name of Moses Prichard—Constable of Concord—added in manuscript). 36.5 x 20.5 cm.

1856. List of Persons Qualified to Vote in Concord, at the Election, 1856 [the “6” in “1856” supplied in manuscript]…

Alphabetical list of Concord voters, annotated in manuscript with the vote cast by each in the Presidential election of 1856. Votes tallied in manuscript on verso. Accompanied by newspaper clipping about this list of voters. Broadside and clipping transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection (the broadside formerly CAS D-1166.1, the clipping D-1166.1a). 45 x 50 cm.

1858 Feb. 24. Grand Masonic and Civic Ball at Old Concord! The citizens of Concord and vicinity are respectfully invited to attend a Masonic and civic ball, at the Town Hall, under the direction of the officers of Corinthian Lodge, on Wednesday evening, Feb. 24, 1858. Committee of Arrangements: Louis A. Surette, Eph'm W. Bull, Jos. D. Brown, David P. Barrett, William S. Rice, Henry Mulliken, Waltham, George P. How, George Heywood, George Keyes, Albert E. Wood, J.H.A. Heald, Lexington, Zoheth Taylor, Acton, Henry J. Hosmer, George M. Brooks, Richard Barrett, Edwin S. Barrett, T.H. Lord, Somerville, Hersey B.G. Wheeler, Albert Stacy, William H. Wilde, George Hosmer, Elisha Buttrick, George Dana, Lowell, B.F. Nourse, Cambridgep't. Music: Germania Band, of Boston, ten pieces…Tickets $1,50, to be obtained at Stacy's Bookstore and at the door. Positively no admittance to the Gallery, except to purchasers of tickets for the dance. Benjamin Tolman, Printer, Concord, Mass.

59.5 x 49.5 cm.

1858 Mar. 10. The
Concord Dramatic Union will give an entertainment in the vestry of the Unitarian Church, on Wednesday evening, March 10, 1858. On which occasion they will repeat at the request of their friends, the popular drama of The Jacobite. To be followed by the laughable farce of The Irish Lion. The whole will conclude with the Charming Comedy, The Loan of a Lover. Also repeated by request. Tickets,---fifteen cents. Doors open at 7 o'clock. The curtain will rise at 7 1-2 precisely. Benjamin Tolman, Printer, Concord, Mass.

54.5 x 41.5 cm.

1858 Oct. 18. Administrator's Sale of Real Estate and Personal Property in Concord, Mass. By license of Court of Probate, will be sold at Public Auction, on the premises, on Monday, October 18, at 1 o'clock, P.M. all the Real Estate and Personal Property belonging to Elisha Tolman, late of Concord, deceased, described as follows, viz.: Two dwelling houses: one, the Homestead, a large two-story House, containing 8 rooms besides the attic, with Wood-shed attached to the house, situated in the very centre of Concord, a few rods east of the Court House and nearly opposite the Unitarian Church; also, 1-8 of an acre of land, a portion being used for a garden. The other is a large two-story House, situated within a few feet of the homestead, built in a very thorough manner, has brick end walls, contains ten rooms, and is conveniently adapted for two tenements, besides renting the two front rooms separately. There is ample shed room in the rear; also a very good cellar with cemented walls and a brick bottom. There are several thrifty elm trees in front of the house, affording ample shade. This has always been a good rentable building, and from its central location must continue to be. Also, the following Personal Property, viz: 4 Feather Beds, 6 Bedsteads, 1 Cot. do., Bedding; 2 Bureaus; 2 Card Tables; 2 common do., 1 Cabinet; 1 1-2 doz. common Chairs; 3 Looking Glasses; lot of Crockery, Tin Earthen and Iron Ware; Chests, Cradle, Carpets, air-tight Stoves, 1 box do., 2 Guns, Barrels, Boxes, Rakes, Forks, &c., &c. Also, 1 large Shoe Case, containing 33 drawers, in first rate order; 1 Shoe Counter with 4 large drawers; 1 do. with 3 do.; 5 Shoe Benches; lot of Lasts, Pegs, Sole Patterns and a general assortment of all kinds of “Shoe Kit.” Also, Pew no. 30 in Unitarian Church. Terms at sale. For further particulars enquire of the Administrator, or Benjamin Tolman, on the premises. Samuel Staples, Administrator. Concord, Mass., Sept. 17, 1858.

Item fragile. 60 x 36.5 cm.

1858 Nov. 2. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex, SS. To either of the Constables of the Town of Concord, in said County, Greeting: You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to notify the legal voters of the Town of Concord, to meet at the Town Hall, in said Town, on Tuesday, the second day of November next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, by posting printed copies of this warrant, by you attested, at each of the Meeting Houses, the Hotel, the Post-Office and the Town House in said town, fourteen days at least before the day appointed for said meeting, then and there to bring in their votes on one ballot for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary, Treasurer and Receiver General, and Auditor of the Commonwealth…Hereof Fail Not, and make due return of this warrant with your doings thereon, to ourselves, at the time and place of this meeting aforesaid. Given under our hands, this sixteenth day of October, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-eight. Geo. M. Brooks, Barzillai N. Hudson, Julius M. Smith, Selectmen of Concord. A true copy, attest. John B. Moore [name added in manuscript] Constable of Concord.

Printed on blue paper. 43 x 29 cm.

1859 Mar. The Concord Grape. The very remarkable American variety is the greatest acquisition that has ever yet been made to our hardy native grapes, and supplies the desideratum so long wanted, of a superior table grape, sufficiently hardy to withstand the coldest climate, and early enough to ripen its fruit in any part of the northern or New England states. It is four weeks earlier than the Isabella.—And—about two weeks earlier than the Diana. It is fully ripe from the third to the tenth of Sept., and fine specimens have been exhibited at that date before the Mass. Horticultural Society. It is a most vigorous growing vine, perfectly hardy, with bunches of large size, handsomely shouldered, often weighing a pound each, and with large, roundish [sic], oval berries, frequently measuring an inch in diameter; color very dark, covered with a thick, blue bloom; flesh soft, tender and juicy; flavor very rich and luscious, with a fine sprightly aroma. The foliage is large, broad and thick, and the berries have never known to mildew, rot or drop off, under any circumstances during the eight years since it has borne fruit. Good judges, who have tasted it, pronounce it superior to the Isabella, in its ripest condition…Concord, Mass., March 1859. B. Tolman, Printer, Concord.

Six copies (five original printing, one facsimile reprint). One of the original copies is in fragments. 51 x 37.

1859 May 9. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex, SS. To either of the Constables of the Town of Concord, in said County, Greeting: You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to notify the legal voters of the town of Concord aforesaid, to meet at the Town Hall, in said Town, on Monday, the ninth day of May next, at three o'clock in the afternoon, by posting printed copies of this warrant, by you attested…then and there to give in their votes, for or against the fo'lowing article of Amendment to the Constitution of this Commonwealth:--Article of Amendment. “No person of foreign birth shall be entitled to vote, or shall be eligible to office, unless he shall have resided within the jurisdiction of the United States for two years subsequent to his naturalization, and shall be otherwise qualified, according to the Constitution and laws of this Commonwealth: provided, that this Amendment shall not affect the rights which any person of foreign birth possessed at the time of adoption thereof; and provided, further, that it shall not affect the rights of any child of a citizen of the United States, born during the temporary absence of the parent therefrom.” And the ballots shall contain yes, or no, or other words of the same import…Given under our hands, this twenty-third day of April, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-nine. Geo. M. Brooks, B.N. Hudson, Julius S. Smith, Selectmen of Concord. A true copy, attest. John B. Moore [name added in manuscript] Constable of Concord.

39.5 x 30 cm.

1859 Dec. 2. Martyrdom of John Brown. Exercises at the Town Hall, in Concord, on Friday, December 2d, 1859, at 2 o'clock, P.M. Music. Prayer. Hymn, “Go to the grave in all thy glorious prime.” Reading of pertinent passages. Selections from Brown's last words. Service for the death of a martyr. Dirge…Concord, Dec. 30, 1859 [the “30” crossed through and “2nd” penciled above it].

30 x 17 cm.

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Date range: 1860-1869
Number of items: 45 items

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[186-.] 600 Volumes of Books Withdrawn From Stacy's Circulating Library For Sale. The books are all in good condition,—Pamphlet Novels strongly bound,—and all other Books with loose leaves have been re-bound. To any person ordering Books to the amount of ten dollars or upwards, a discount of ten per cent. will be made. Autobiography of Luftfullah. $0 25…Boswell's Life of Johnson. 4 vols. for 2 75…Uncle Tom's Cabin. 2 vols. for 70…Albert Stacy, Concord, Mass.

61.5 x 47.5 cm.

1860 Sept. 22. Meeting. 'Our Faith is in Abraham.' The citizens of Concord and vicinity will be addressed on Political Topics, at the Town Hall, on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7 ½ o'clk, P.M. by Hon. Chs. R. Train, Hon Geo. S. Boutwell, Hon. John A. Goodwin, and others…Republicans are requested to be on hand. Concord, Sept. 18, 1860. Per order Republican Club. Benjamin Tolman, Printer, Concord, Mass.

64 x 45 cm.

1860 Oct. 31. Wide-Awake!! The Republicans of Concord generally, and the Wide-Awakes especially, are requested to meet at their Headquarters, on Wednesday evening, Oct. 31st, at 7 1-2 o'clock, to make arrangements for a Republican demonstration to take place in Concord, on Saturday evening, Nov. 3d., 1860, and transact any other business that may come before them. Per the order of town committee. Concord, Oct. 30, 1860.

59 x 40.5 cm.

1861 Apr. 18. To Arms !! In obedience to orders from the Commander-in-Chief, the members of Company A., (Concord Artillery,) will assemble at their Armory, at 7 1-2 o'clock, To-morrow Morning, 18th inst., uniformed and equipped for service in the Army of the United States, and there await further orders. A call is made for volunteers, so that the company from the Old North Bridge may go with full ranks. Richard Barrett, Commander. Concord, April 17, 1861.

33.5 x 35 cm.

1861 Apr. 19. War! War! War! The Freeman of Old Concord will meet at the Town Hall, On Friday evening, April 19th, at 7 1-2 o'clock, to take measures to fill up the ranks and strengthen the arms of the Concord Artillery Company, that they may go forth to fight our country's battles as our fathers did in '75. Come one! Come all!! From the farm and the workshop, the counting room and the office, and show by our action that we are not degenerate sons of brave sires. Concord, April 17, 1861.

58.5 x 35.5 cm.

1861 Apr. 22. War! War! War! Volunteers Wanted. To the patriots of Concord and vicinity: All those desirous of serving their country in this time of her need are hereby notified that a Company is to be raised in Concord and vicinity for that purpose, and that they can have an opportunity to enlist by making an immediate application to John B. Moore, Concord. None but men good and true, and who are willing to be ready for any emergency, at a moment's notice, need apply. John B. Moore, Sam'l Staples, E.W. Bull, Edwin Wheeler, Nathan S. Hosmer, Louis A. Surette, Committee. Concord, April 22, 1861.

Note on verso: “Presented by Olive Hosmer, March 1944.” 54 x 35.5 cm.

[Recto] 1861 Aug. 12. By His Excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, A Proclamation for a day of Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer. To the People of the United States. Whereas, a Joint Committee of both Houses of Congress has waited on the President of the United States, and requested him to recommend a day of Public Humiliation, Prayer and Fasting, to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnities, and the offering of fervent supplications to Almighty God for the safety and welfare of these States, His blessings on their arms, and a speedy restoration of peace…Therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do appoint the last Thursday in September next as a day of Humiliation, Prayer, and Fasting, for all the people of the nation…to observe and keep that day according to their several creeds and modes of worship, in all humility, and with all religious solemnity, to the end that the united prayer of the nation may ascend to the Throne of Grace, and bring down plentiful blessings upon our whole country…Abraham Lincoln…William H. Seward, Secretary of State.

[Verso] 1861 Sept. 16. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency John A. Andrew, Governor. A Proclamation. Whereas, The President of the United States of America has, in his foregoing Proclamation, appointed Thursday, the 26th day of September, current, as “A day of Public Humiliation, Prayer, and Fasting, to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnities, and the offering of fervent supplications to Almighty God for the safety and welfare of these States, His blessings on their arms, and a speedy restoration of peace;”…Now, therefore, I, John A. Andrew, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby request and direct that the aforesaid Proclamation of the President of the United States be printed, promulgated, and distributed throughout the Commonwealth, in the same manner as are the Proclamations of the days of Annual Fast and Thanksgiving issued by the Governor thereof…Given at Boston, this sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-sixth. John A Andrew…Oliver Warner, Secretary…

Folded broadsheet (printed on both sides). Two copies. 40.5 x 53 cm.

1861 Oct. 26. Attention Volunteers! Wanted immediately, 100 Good Men! Apply at once to G.L. Prescott, Concord, Mass. Oct. 26, 1861.

56 x 35.5 cm.

1862 Mar. 19. Public Meeting. The citizens of Concord are invited to assemble at the Town Hall, on Wednesday Evening Next, the 19th of March, at 7 o'clock, to hear the report of a Committee previously appointed, on the subject of the Education of the Refugees at Port Royal. The meeting will be addressed by several gentlemen of the town, and a plan proposed by which Concord can aid in this great work. All are invited to be present. Simon Brown, C.B. Smith, F.B. Sanborn, Committee. Concord, March 15th, 1862.

59.5 x 35 cm.

1862 May 27. Recruits! Recruits! Wanted immediately. 50 Good Men to join a company to be attached to the 4th Battalion, Col. Parker, recently from Fort Warren, to go into Immediate Service. Apply at once to Capt. Charles Bowers. Concord, May 27, 1862.

52.5 x 35 cm.

1862 July 9. Notice. William C. Bates, a member of the Concord Artillery, who has been held a Prisoner of War by the Rebels since the Battle of Manassas, will give some account of his experience in the principal prisons of the South, at the Town Hall, in Concord, on Wednesday even'g, July 9th, at 8 o'clock. Admission,—10 Cents. Concord, July 7th, 1862. Benjamin Tolman, Printer, Concord, Mass.

51.5 x 35.5. cm.

1862 Nov. 10. Notice to the Enrolled Militia of Concord. Another draft called for. All those citizens of Concord who are enrolled, and who claim an exemption on account of any disability or for any other cause, are hereby particularly requested to meet at the Court House in Concord, on Monday next, 10th inst., at 8 1-2 o'clock, A.M., for the purpose of obtaining the exemption. It is of the utmost importance that every one who is not able to perform military duty should present himself at the above time and place, as the quota from this town is diminished by the number of exemptions. Do not delay but attend promptly…Concord. Nov. 8, 1862.

Tear on broadside where the names of Concord Selectmen (Addison G. Fay, Elijah Wood, Nathan B. Stow) appear. 40.5 x 29 cm.

1863 Feb. 25. Great Attraction!! The Mendelssohn Quintette Club, consisting of Messrs. William Shultze, Carl Meisel, Robert Goering, Thomas Ryan, Wulf Fries, assisted by the favorite vocalist, Miss Addie S. Ryan, will give a grand vocal and instrumental concert at the Town Hall, Concord, on Wednesday Evening, Feb. 25th, 1863, Commencing at 7 1-2 o'clock, precisely. The programme (which will contain the best selections ever offered to the public) will be ready for distribution on Saturday, at Stacy's Bookstore, and also at the hall on the evening of the Concert. Tickets, 25 cts. each; for sale at Stacy's Bookstore. Doors open at 6 1-2 o'clock…The proceeds of the concert will be given to the Concord Lyceum Fund. Louis A. Surette, Manager.

61 x 45 cm.

1863 Mar. 13. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency John A. Andrew, Governor: A Proclamation. Whereas, The President of the United States of America did by his Proclamation, dated at Washington on the 30th day of March, last, “designate and set apart Thursday, the thirtieth day of April, 1863, as a day of National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer;”…

President Lincoln's proclamation is printed below Governor Andrews's on the broadside. 70.5 x 51 cm.

1863 June 15. Men Wanted for the Invalid Corps. Only those faithful soldiers who, from wounds of the hardships of the war, are no longer fit for active field duty will be received in this Corps of Honor. Enlistments will be for three years, unless sooner discharged. Pay and allowances same as for officers and men of the United States Infantry; except that no premiums or bounties for enlistment will be allowed. This will not invalidate any pensions or bounties which may be due for previous service…Disabled Soldiers who are residents of the Seventh Congressional District, who desire admission into the Invalid Corps, are requested to present themselves to the Board of Enrolment on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, From 2 to 5 o'clock, on which days the Board will be in session for the purpose of examining applicants, and granting certificates to those who have fulfilled the prescribed conditions of admission. S. Benton Thompson, Captain and Provost-Marshal, Addison G. Fay, Commissioner of Enrolment, David S. Fogg, Surgeon, Board of Enrolment. Concord, June 15, 1863. From Wright & Potter's Boston Printing Establishment, No. 4 Spring Lane, corner of Devonshire Street.

61 x 50.5 cm.

1863 Nov. 24. Provost Marshal's Office,
Headquarters Seventh District, Massachusetts. Concord, November 24, 1863. By order of the Provost Marshal General of the United States, the following list of the names of all persons enrolled in the sub-district of Concord, is published for the information of whom it may concern. Any person enrolled as below may appear before the Board of Enrolment on Friday, December 4th, 1863, and claim to have his name stricken from the list, if he can show to the satisfaction of the Board that he is not liable to military duty on account of, 1st, Alienage; 2d, Non-Residence; 3d, Unsuitableness of age; 4th, Manifest permanent physical disability…S. Benton Thompson, Captain and Provost Marshal Seventh District, Massachusetts.

Four columns of names, many crossed through in pencil. 51 x 33 cm.

1864 June 9. Valuable Pasture Lands at Auction, in
Antrim, N.H. Will be sold at Public Auction, at the Middlesex Hotel, in Concord, Massachusetts, on Thursday, 9th Day of June next, at two o'clock, P.M., the following Pastures, situated on the “Wesson Mountain,” so called, near the old Box Tavern, in the westerly part of Antrim, New Hampshire, viz.: The Hubbard Pasture…The Woodbury Pasture…Geo. R. Hubbard, for the heirs of Darius Hubbard. Cyrus Stow. May 13, 1864. Samuel Staples, Auctioneer. Benjamin Tolman, Printer, Concord, Mass.

47 x 30.5 cm.

[1864] July 12. Rally. Now or Never!! $100 Bounty! At a meeting of the citizens of Concord on Saturday, July 12, to respond to the call of the President of the United States, and the Governor of the Commonwealth, calling upon the town to raise 22 men as their quota of the 300,000 volunteers, a Committee was appointed to procure the requisite number of men, which Committee are hereby authorised to offer a bounty of $100 to every man who responds to the call, in addition to the bounty offered by the United States…Respond now! Reenforce the Brave Army! And Richmond is Ours!…Committee: George M. Brooks, Richard Barrett, Samuel Staples, John B. Moore, Charles B. Davis, Lorenzo Eaton, Joseph Derby, Jr., H.H. Buttrick, James Garty, Julius M. Smith, Benjamin Tolman, Michael Marmion, Samuel Lees, Marshall Miles, George Buttrick, Edward F. Phelps, Sylvester Lovejoy. Benjamin Tolman, Printer, Concord, Mass.

Damaged (top right corner missing). 76 x 49.5 cm.

1864 Nov. 5. Union Meeting Hon. Wm. Whiting, Solicitor of the War Department, will, by special request, repeat his address “On the Political and Military Aspects of Our National Affairs,” at the Town Hall, Concord, Mass., Saturday evening, Nov. 5th, at 7 1-2 o'clock. Citizens of Concord and adjoining towns are cordially invited. Galleries reserved for ladies. Concord, Nov. 2, 1864.

Two copies. 52 x 34.5 cm.

Social Dance for the Benefit of the Sailors' Fair ... 1864 Nov. 10. Social Dance For the benefit of the Sailors' Fair Now in progress in Boston. The citizens of Concord and vicinity are invited to a dance at the Town Hall, on Thursday evening Nov. 10, The proceeds to be given to the Fair in aid of founding a Home for Disabled Seamen of the United States Navy. Managers: H.J. Walcott, A. Orville Fay, Geo. Keyes, David P. Barrett, Samuel Hoar, Sidney J. Barrett, A. Stacy, O.B. Douglas. Music, by J.R. Wesson. Tickets for dancing, 25 cts., admitting one person only. Dancing to commence at 8 o'clock, precisely. Gallery Tickets, 25 cts. Concord, Nov. 8, 1864.

Printed on pink paper. 48 x 30.5 cm.

1865 Jan. 27. Social Assembly. A Social Assembly will be given at the Town Hall, Concord, Friday Evening, Jan. 27, 1865, To which the citizens of Concord and vicinity are respectfully invited. Committee of Arrangements: George Keyes, Henry J. Hosmer, A. Orville Fay, Albert Stacy, Samuel Hoar, Samuel W. Brown, Sidney J. Barrett, George C. Mann. Music: Walker and Wedger's Band, five pieces. Tickets for dancing, $1,50. Dancing to commence at 8 o'clock, precisely. Positively no admittance to the gallery. Concord, Jan. 19, 1865. Tolman's Book, Job and Card Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

51 x 33.5 cm.

1865 Apr. 10. Surrender of Lee!!
Richmond is Ours!! Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!! Social dance at the Town Hall, Concord, this, Monday evening, in honor of the recent victories!!! All are invited. Tickets, 25 cts., for benefit of the Soldiers' Aid. Concord, April 10, 1865.

61.5 x 44.5 cm.

1865 Apr. 19. The People of
Concord are invited to meet at the Church of the First Parish, on Wednesday, April 19th, at 12 o'clock, at noon, to unite in solemnities to be observed by the whole country at the hour of the funeral of Abraham Lincoln, the late President of the United States. And it is also requested that all labor and business be suspended on that day, between the hours of 11 and 2 o'clock. Nathan B. Stow, Elijah Wood, Benjamin Tolman, Selectmen of Concord. Concord, April 18th, 1865.

Two copies. 38 x 28 cm.

1865 July 3. Social Dance at the Town Hall, Concord, Monday Evening July 3, commencing at 8 o'clock. Two Musicians, Selected from one of the best Boston Bands, will perform alternately Cotillons [sic] and Round Dances. Ladies' Tickets, 50 cts.; Gents', 75 cts.; Now ready at A. Stacy's store, and for sale at the door. All are invited. Concord, June 28, 1865. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

46 x 30 cm.

1865 July 4. 4th of July at the Town Hall, Concord. Flower Show At One o'clock, P.M. Children's dance and festival from 3, P.M. until sunset, supper at 6, P.M., without extra charge. Tickets, 20 cts., Children under 8 yrs., Free, When accompanied by their parents. Grand dance In Same Hall on Monday evening, July 3d. Concord, June 30, 1865. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

Printed on yellow paper. 47 x 30.5 cm.

1865 Sept. 20. Stove and Tin Shop. The subscribers respectfully inform the inhabitants of Concord and vicinity that they have opened the store on the Mill-Dam, formerly occupied by John Brown, Jr., where they intend to keep on hand and for sale a general assortment of Parlor & Cooking Stoves, of modern styles, both for coal and wood; Tin Ware, Copper Pumps, Lead Pipe, &c., which will be furnished to customers at reasonable prices. Also, a good variety of Glass, Wooden, Japanned, Britannia and Plated Ware, and Table Cutlery. Copper Pumps Furnished, put up, and repaired; Roofs Tinned: Furnaces furnished, set and repaired. Stoves of all kinds furnished as cheap as can be purchased at Boston or any other place. Cash paid for Rags, Old Iron and Junk. The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. A.A. Spear, & Co. Concord, Sept. 20, 1865. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

47.5 x 33 cm.

1865 Sept. 21. Cattle Show at Concord, Mass., Sept. 21, '65. All the Passenger Trains from Boston, on the Fitchburg Road, stop at Concord that day, including an extra train, Which will leave Boston for Concord at 8.45, A.M.; returning, leave Concord at 5, P.M., stopping at ALL stations BOTH ways. Benjamin Tolman, Printer, Concord, Mass.

48 x 68 cm.

1865 Sept. 21. Annual Cattle Show, At Concord, Sept. 21, 1865. Order of arrangements. Plowing match at 9 o'clock, A.M., On the farm of S.A. Hartshorn, on Monument street, (formerly Capt. Abel B. Heywood's)…Trial of strength and discipline of working oxen…Exhibition of Horses at 10 1-2 o'cl'k, A.M., and the Circular Course will be occupied by different Classes…Exhibition of manufactured articles, fruit, vegetables, &c. in the Society's Hall…A procession will be formed at Exhibition Hall…escorted by the West Cambridge Band…The Treasurer, Richard Barrett, Esq., will be at the room adjoining the Town Hall…for the purpose of paying premiums…John B. Moore, Secretary and Superintendent. Benjamin Tolman, Printer, Concord, Mass.

Two copies. 68 x 50.5 cm.

1865 Sept. 21. The Middlesex Agricultural Society offers the following premiums for its seventy-first annual exhibition and cattle show, at Concord, on Thursday, Sept. 21st, 1865. Orchards…Reclaiming Pasture Lands…Vineyards…Hedge or Living Fence…Stallions…Breeding Mares…Colts…Farm Horses…Family and Matched Horses…Roadsters…Bulls…Milch Cows. Native or Grade…Milch Cows. Blood Stock…Milch Heifers…Heifers and Heifer Calves…Working Oxen…Fat Cattle…Herds of Cattle…Swine…Poultry…Grain…Bread…Butter…Apples. Class. No. 1…Apples. Class No. 2…Pears…Peaches, Plums, Melons, and Assorted Fruits…Grapes…Vegetables…Flowers…Household Manufactures…Needle Work…Works of Art and Pictures…Plowing. Double Teams…Plowing. Single Teams…Plowing. Two Horses only…Farm Implements, Inventions, &c…Essay…Reports…General Rules…Winthrop W. Chenery, President. Richard Barrett, Treasurer. John B. Moore, Secretary. Please post in a conspicuous place. B. Tolman, Printer, Concord.

78 x 52 cm.

1865 Sept. 27. Middlesex Institution for Savings. Notice. The Trustees of the Middlesex Institution for Savings hereby notify Depositors and the Public, that if none of the bonds or securities recently stolen from the safe of the Concord National Bank are recovered, the depositors will not lose more than 25 per cent. of the amount of their deposit. A liberal reward has been offered, and every exertion will be used to recover the property, and to bring the offenders to justice; and it is hoped that a large portion, if not the whole of the amount, will be recovered. But, we have also the confident opinion that if the securities are not recovered, a large proportion of the amount due upon them will ultimately be paid to the rightful owner, and will not prove available to the thieves…Geo. M. Brooks, President. Trustees: Daniel Shattuck, E.R. Hoar, Stedman Buttrick, John S. Keyes, Joel W. Walcott, Geo. Heywood, Samuel Staples, Julius M. Smith, Charles B. Davis, Richard Barrett, Cyrus Warren. Concord, Sept. 27, 1865. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

51.5 x 34 cm.

1865 Sept. 30. Dancing School. Russ B. Walker, Respectfully announces that he will give a course of fifteen lessons and an exhibition at the Town Hall, Concord, commencing on Saturday morning, Sept. 30th, 1865, at nine o'clock. Particular attention paid to the cultivation of elegant deportment. Mr. Walker refers with pleasure to his former patrons in Concord. Terms, $5,00 for one; two from same family, $9,00; three $12,00. Concord, Sept. 20, 1865.

33.5 x 48 cm.

1865 Nov. 17. Social Assembly. The citizens of Concord and vicinity are respectfully invited to a Social Dance at the Town Hall, Concord, On Friday evening, Nov. 17[.] Committee of Arrangements: Henry J. Walcott, Samuel W. Brown, Charles M. Kimball. Floor Managers: Samuel W. Brown, Sidney J. Barrett. Music: Viles & Rich's Band. Dancing from 8 o'clock until 2. If sufficient interest in manifested, a Course of Assemblies will be given, during the coming season. Concord, Nov. 14, 1865. Tickets, $1,25 per couple. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

Pencil annotation at top left of recto: “15 couple.” 48 x 33.5 cm.

1865 Dec. 5. Annual Supper. Engine Company No. 3 invite the Members of the Concord Fire Department their Friends, and the Public, to partake with them of a turkey supper, At Middlesex Hotel, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 5, 1865. Tickets, $1,00, for sale at Collier's Jewelry Store and H.L. Whitcomb's Shop. Sale of tickets closes Monday evening. Per order H.L. Whitcomb, Foreman. Meet at Engine House of Independence Engine Company at 7 1-2. Supper at 8 o'clock. T.N. Drawbridge, C.H. Stewart, R. Rice, Jr., Committee. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

47.5 x 33 cm.

1865 Dec. 8. Social Dance[.] All persons desirous of having a good time Are cordially invited to present themselves at the Town Hall, Concord, on Friday evening Dec. 8, at 7 1-2 o'clock. Music: Three Pieces. Dec. 2, 1865. Tickets, $1,50 per couple. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

48 x 33.5 cm.

1866 Feb. 2. Social Dance. The citizens of Concord and vicinity are respectfully invited to attend a social dance at the Town Hall, Concord, Mass., on Friday evening, Feb. 2nd, 1866. Committee of Arrangements: A.J.Harlow, J.D. Brown, W.S. Rice, Geo. M. Brooks, Louis T. Pratt, David P. Barrett, Richard Barrett, Geo. Hall, H.B.G. Wheeler, Geo. Hartshorn, A.O. Fay, Henry Farmer, Geo. Wright, Henry J. Walcott, Henry J. Hosmer. Music: Hall's Quadrille Band, 5 pieces. Dancing to commence at 8 o'clock precisely. Tickets for Dancing, $1,25. Supper furnished at Hotel for 75 cts. per plate. No admission to the gallery except to purchasers of tickets. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

61.5 x 47.5 cm.

1866 Feb. 6. Administrator's Sale of Real and Personal Estate, at Auction in Concord. By license of the Probate Court for the County of Middlesex, will be sold at Public Auction, on Tuesday, February 6th, 1866, at 2 o'clock, P.M., at the Store of the late Charles B. Davis, in the centre of Concord, the following parcels of Real Estate, to wit: The Store Building and Store Fixtures, with the land belonging thereto, lately occupied by the deceased, on the corner of Exchange and Walden sts., and opposite the Concord National Bank…The lot of Land with the large Building upon the same called the “Woodward Block” situated on the common, near the Unitarian church…A lot of valuable Land containing about two and a half acres, situated on the road to Lexington, and opposite the house of A.B. Alcott. About six acres of Reclaimed Meadow, situated near the new road to Bedford, and adjoining Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. This is one of the most productive pieces of land in town. A lot of Land containing about one and a half acres, situated on the new road to Bedford, a little easterly of the house of Enoch Garfield. The lot of Land containing about three acres, situated near the Pail Factory, called the “ Dodge Place.” Also, immediately after the above sale, the Pews Nos. two (2) and sixty-three (63) in the Rev. Mr. Potter's Church. Terms; five per cent. of the above must be paid on the day of sale. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 9 o'clock, A.M. Continuing each day after until disposed of, the Entire Stock of Goods remaining in the Store lately occupied by said Davis. The Stock consists of Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats & Caps, Trunks & Valises, and a great variety of other articles usually found in a Country Store. Terms cash. C.W. Davis, Geo. Heywood, Adm'rs. Concord, Jan. 26, 1866. Samuel Staples, Auctioneer. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

60.5 x 47.5 cm.

1866 Feb. 7. The Auction Sale at the store of the late C.B. Davis, Will be continued this Evening, Commencing at 7 o'clock, also at 1 o'clock, P.M., to-morrow, Thursday. Concord, Feb. 7th, 1866.

34.5 x 48.5 cm.

1866 Feb. 23. Social Dance. The citizens of Concord and vicinity are respectfully invited to attend the third and last social dance at the Town Hall, Concord, Mass., on Friday evening, February 23d, 1866. Committee of Arrangement: A.J.Harlow, J.D. Brown, W.S. Rice, Geo. M. Brooks, Louis T. Pratt, David P. Barrett, Richard Barrett, Geo. Hall, H.B.G. Wheeler, Geo. Hartshorn, H.H. Buttrick, Caleb G. Wheeler, Geo. Wright, H. J. Walcott, H.J. Hosmer. Music: Gilmore's Band, six pieces. Dancing to commence at 8 o'clock, precisely. Tickets for dancing, $1,50. No admission to gallery except to purchasers of tickets. Tolman's Book and Job Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

Two copies. One copy 61.5 x 48 cm., one copy 60.5 x 47 cm.

1866 Mar. 2. Middlesex Dance. The citizens of Concord and vicinity are respectfully invited to attend a Social Dance, at the Middlesex Hotel, Concord, Mass., (L.T. Sampson, Proprietor) On Friday Evening, March 2d, 1866. Committee of Arrangements: David P. Barrett, Geo. Wright, Lewis T. Pratt, H.H. Buttrick, Geo. F. Hall, Marshall Miles, Edward S. Barrett, Geo. A. Hartshorn, H.B.G. Wheeler, Moses Hobson. Floor Managers: Lewis T. Pratt, Geo F. Hall, Edward S. Barrett…Dancing from 8 till 2 o'clock…Tolman's Book, Job, and Card Printing Office, Concord, Mass.

63 x 45.5 cm.

1866 Apr. 23. Town Hall, Concord, for positively one night only. On Monday evening, April 23d, 1866. World-celebrated Peak Family Swiss Bell Ringers [,] vocalists, harpists, and pianist. The Only Company of Bell Ringers in the United States. Organized in 1839, by William Peak, Sr…240 silver bells Manufactured expressly for, and imported from London by William Peak, Sr., in 1861…Also, two beautiful chimes of silver staff bells, 40 in each the only pair manufactured, Played by Mrs. Fitz, (formerly Fannie Peak), and Mast. Eddie Peak. Embodied in the troupe are Mrs. Wm. Peak, Soprano, Mr. Wm. Peak, Composer and Pianist, Mast. Albert Peak, the unrivalled Ballidist, Mast. Steve Young, Comic Singer, La Petite Lizette Peak, the Wonderful Contralto, Mrs. Fitz, (formerly Fannie Peak), Vocalist and Staff Bell Player, Mast. Eddie S. Peak, the Beautiful Staff Bell Player, Little Addie Peak, the Child of Song. The Peak Family will be assisted by the following artists: Mr. J.F. Spaulding, Solo Violinist, of Boston, Mr. A.J. Whitcomb, Solo Harpist, Pupil of Bochsa…A Splendid Set of Photographs of the Troupe may be seen a the Post Office, three days in advance of the Company. Tickets for sale at the Book and Music Stores. Admission 35 Cts. Reserved seats 50 Cts. Children 25 Cts…George H. Woodman, Business Agent. J.H. & F. F. Farwell Printing Office, 112 Washington Street, Boston.

63 x 23.5 cm.

[1866] June 11. Horse Training and Breaking! Profs. York & Williams Will enter town between the hours of 4 and 5 o'clock, P.M., when they will exhibit their celebrated stallion, Alarm, attached to a skeleton buggy without bridle, reins or breast collar, using only a web of surcingle to hold up the shafts, controlling him entirely by the whip and word of command. The same evening, Profs. York & Williams will deliver a free lecture on the science of horsemanship, on Monday Eve June 11th, at 8 Oclock at Town Hall, Concord…Profs York & Williams have a new system of training horses…S.W. Bowen, Business Agent. Mirror Steam Job Press, Manchester, N.H.

Date and location of lecture penciled in manuscript on blank lines provided for that information. 62 x 23.5 cm.

1866 July 3. Special Notice. Extracts from the General Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, concerning fireworks. “Sect. 46. Whoever sells, gives away, or offers for sale or has in his possession with intent to sell, any of the fireworks called rockets, crackers, squibs, or serpents, without leave from the Mayor and Alderman, or Selectmen of the city or town, shall, for every such offence forfeit a sum not exceeding ten dollars.” “Sect. 47. Whoever sets fire to, or has in his possession with intent to set fire to, any rocket, squib, or serpent, or throws any lighted rocket, cracker, squib, or serpent within any city or town, without the leave of the Mayor or Alderman, or Selectmen, shall for every offence forfeit a sum not exceeding ten dollars.” Louis A. Surette, George M. Brooks, Edward C. Damon, Selectmen of Concord. Concord, July 3d, 1866.

34 x 26 cm.

1867 Apr. 19. April 19th, 1861. April 19th, 1867. Monument Celebration. The Monument, recently erected to the memory of the Soldiers of Concord, who fell in the War of the Rebellion, will be dedicated on Friday, April 19th, 1867, With appropriate exercises, in which all residents of the town and those interested in the occasion are cordially invited to participate. All are requested to meet on the Common…where a Procession will be formed and proceed to the Town Hall, under the escort of the Concord Artillery, Capt. Richard Barrett, accompanied by Gilmore's Full Band. At the Town Hall, A Report will be made by the Hon. E.R. Hoar, Chairman of the Monument Committee; An Address delivered by R.W. Emerson; And a Poem by F.B. Sanborn; with singing, and music by the band. Seats will be reserved in the Town Hall for the families of those whose names are upon the Monument. Hon. John S. Keyes, President of the Day. Committee of Arrangements: Geo. Keyes, Geo. M. Brooks, Lorenzo Eaton, Henry J. Hosmer, Richard Barrett, Andrew J. Harlow, Chief Marshal.

Item fragile. 65.5 x 47 cm.

1867 Apr. 19. Order of Procession at Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument, April 19th, 1867. The Procession will form on the Common in front of the Church of the First Parish at one and a half o'clock, P.M., precisely, in the following order: Gilmore's Band. Concord Artillery. Aids. Chief Marshall. Aids. President of the Day and Chaplain. Orator and Poet. Committee of Arrangements. Monument Committee. Officers of the 32nd Regiment Mass. Vols. Officers of the 47th Regiment Mass. Vols. Selectmen of Adjoining Towns. Other Invited Guests. Town Officers of Concord. Citizens. The Procession will march to the Monument at the Old North Bridge, and thence to the Town Hall. The Town Hall will be opened at two o'clock, P.M., for the families of those whose names are upon the Monument and for the ladies only, for whom the side seats in the body of the hall are reserved. A.J. Harlow, Chief Marshal.

Two copies. 52.5 x 34.5 cm.

1869 Apr. 2. Special Notice. The owners of lots in Sleepy-Hollow Cemetery who wish to leave the care of their lots in the hands of the Committee, are particularly requested to notify the undersigned at once. Louis A. Surette, Geo. M. Brooks, Nathan B. Stow, Committee of Sleepy-Hollow Cemetery. Concord, April 2, 1860.

18.5 x 27.5 cm.

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Date range: 1870-1879
Number of items: 59 items
Drawer/Folder: 1/4

Lost. On the road from Concord to ... [Ca. 1870] July 31. Lost. On the road from Concord to Lowell, July 31st, a Child's Silver Knife, Fork and Cup, each marked J.B.H. The finder by leaving them, or information concerning them, with George M. Brooks, Concord, or James S. Hovey, Lowell, or Mr. Sleeper, the Stage-Driver, will be liberally rewarded.

J.B.H : probably James B. Hovey. 18.5 x 25.5 cm.

1871 Jan. 9. Notice to Cattle Drovers and all persons interested in the Traffic of Cattle. The attention of the Selectmen of Concord having been called by the commissioners on contagious diseases among cattle to the fact that a highly contagious disease, known as Epizootic Aptha or Foot and Mouth Disease, has broken out in this State, we hereby prohibit the driving or transporting from, to or through the Town of Concord, or from place to place within said Town, until further notice, of all Cows, Working Oxen or Store Cattle. Whoever knows of or has reason to suspect the existence of any contagious disease among the cattle in the possession or under his care, is required to give notice forthwith to the Selectmen of the Town…The following is recommended as effectual in its treatment: 1st. The animals to be kept in a comfortable, dry place. 2nd. A solution of Alum, 1 lb. to 3 gallons of water; the mouth to be washed with its daily. 3d. A solution of Blue Vitriol, 1 lb. to 2 gallons of water; to be applied to the sores on the feet. Wm. F. Hurd, Edwin Wheeler, Joseph Derby, Jr., Selectmen of Concord. Concord, Mass., Jan. 9, 1871. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Room 14, Boston.

44.5 x 30.5 cm.

1871 Feb. 9. Grand Military and Civic Ball! The Concord Artillery Company L, 5th Regiment, Will give their Sixty-Seventh Anniversary Ball at the Town Hall, in Concord, on Thursday evening, February 9, 1871. Committee of Arrangements: Capt. Richard Barrett, Sergt. George P. How, Corp. Wm. H. Hunt, Corp. Chas. J. Dakin, H.H. Buttrick, Henry J. Hosmer, Lieut. George F. Hall, Sergt. Lewis H. George, Corp. A.B.C. Dakin, Corp. Elbert Wheeler, Edwin Wheeler, Joseph D. Brown, Sergt. Jas. W. Carter, Sergt. Harvey Wheeler, Corp. H.B.G. Wheeler, George Heywood, Samuel W. Brown, John S. Keyes, Sergt. Cyrus W. Benjamin, Corp. Jas. C. Melvin, Corp. Benj. W. Brown, William F. Hurd, Joseph Derby, Jr., Samuel Hoar. Richard F. Barrett, Treasurer. Music, Brown's Bridgade Band of Boston, ten pieces. A grand promenade concert Will be given…Tickets, including supper, $5.00. To be had of the Treasurer. Concord, January 24th, 1871. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Room 14, Boston.

70 x 52 cm.

1871 May 31. Decoration Day. At a meeting of the citizens Monday Evening, May 22d, called by the Selectmen, it was unanimously voted: That the ceremony of decorating with flowers the graves of our deceased soldiers take place on the day of the annual May Training (May 31st), to enable the members of the Military Company to participate therein. Also that the arrangements be left with the Military. Agreeably to the above vote, the Concord Artillery will, on Wednesday afternoon, the 31st inst., Decorate with flowers the last resting-places of their fallen comrades…Contributions of Flowers are solicited from all who feel interested in the occasion…The Concord Brass Band, Samuel W. Brown, Leader, will furnish music for the day. Particulars hereafter. Richard Barrett, Commander. Concord, May 27, 1871. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Room 14, Boston.

53 x 34 cm.

1871 Sept. 6. Grand Promenade Concert! The members of the Concord Band will give a promenade concert at the Town Hall, in Concord, On Wednesday Evening, Sept. 6, 1871. The proceeds arising from the sale of tickets to be appropriated for the benefit of their unfortunate fellow-member, Ephraim Bull, who was so seriously injured by the premature explosion of a cannon on the 4th day of July last. The Town Hall, which recently has been frescoed, will be opened for the first time since its decoration…Admission, including dancing--one dollar. Tickets for sale at Whitcomb's Bookstore, and at the door. Concord, August 30, 1871. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Room 14, Boston.

66 x 44.5 cm.

1871 Nov. 29. Grand Concert! At the Town Hall, Concord ! The Concord Musical Association will give a concert on Wednesday Evening, Nov. 29, 1871, Assisted by the following Artists: Mr. J.F. Rudolphsen, Baritone, Miss Isabel Stone, Soprano, Mr. N.O. Whitcomb, Tenor, Mr. T.P. Ryder, Pianist. The net proceeds of this Concert will be applied towards the payment of the debt incurred in purchasing the Piano, now in the Town Hall. After the debt is paid the Piano will be presented to the Town. Admission 35 cents. Tickets for sale at the Post Office, and at the door on the evening of the Concert. Doors open at 7 ½ [the “½ ” added in manuscript] o'clock. Concert to commence at 8 o'clock. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Room 14, Boston.

65.5 x 47 cm.

1872 Oct. 15. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency William B. Washburn, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise. With the advice and consent of the Council, I hereby appoint Thursday, the 28th day of November next, to be observed as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the blessings wherewith the year has been crowned. Let us never forget that the custom of observing one day annually in this manner originated with those who were ready to suffer unto death in order that they and their posterity might enjoy freedom in matters of religion and conscience. A little colony of strangers upon a sterile coast, far from kindred and friends and embarked on a doubtful undertaking, exposed to danger from the Indians and brought into the peril of starvation, they consecrated the day by grateful prayer to Him whose favor and protection they clearly and reverently saw in the seasonable weather and the liberal harvest…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Wright & Potter, State Printers.

Notes penciled at bottom of recto of broadside. 70.5 x 51.5 cm.

1872 Dec. 13. Social Dance at the Town Hall,
Concord, on Friday Evening, Dec. 13th. Music, three pieces. Committee: C.E. Brown, D.C. French, C.M. Hosmer. Tickets,---$1.50. Dancing to commence at 8 o'clock. German after 11. All are cordially invited. No admittance to the Gallery except to purchasers of tickets. Concord, Dec. 3, 1872.

Printed on orange paper. 44 x 30.5 cm.

1873 Mar. 12.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency William B. Washburn, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting and Prayer. Two hundred and fifty years ago this season the authorities of our infant Commonwealth first set apart a day of Fasting and Prayer, to the end that public recognition might be made of God's over-ruling power, and the historians of the time record that signal blessings followed the observance of the day. Conformably to the custom then originating, I request the people of Massachusetts thus observe Thursday, the third day of April next. Abstaining on that day from their accustomed business and pleasure, and assembling their several places of worship, let them unitedly implore our Heavenly Father…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

43 x 28 cm.

[1873] May 27. A Public Reception of Mr. R.W. Emerson on his Return Home From Europe Will be given by the Citizens of Concord, on Tuesday, May 27 on the arrival of the afternoon train at 3 ¼ o'clock [“Tuesday, May 27 on the arrival of the afternoon train at 3 ¼ o'clock” penciled in manuscript in blank space left for the purpose in printing the broadside; “afternoon” is added above the original “noon” written in]. A Procession of Citizens and school children will be formed at the Railroad Station, to escort Mr. Emerson to his home. All are invited to attend.

Transferred from the
Concord Antiquarian Society Collection. Formerly CAS K-395am. 41 x 29.5 cm.

1873 Oct. 1. Opening of the New Library. The Public Library of Concord will be dedicated on Wednesday, October 1st. The dedicatory services will take place at the Town Hall, and 3 1-2 o'clock, in the afternoon. All are invited to be present. The Building will be open for inspection on Tuesday and Wednesday, from
8 o'clock in the morning, till 5 in the afternoon. The Library, for the delivery of Books, will be open on Thursday, October 2, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Per order of Committee of Arrangements. Concord, Sept. 25, 1873. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Room 14, Boston.

55 x 36 cm.

1873 Oct. 15.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency William B. Washburn, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise. With the advice and consent of the Council, Thursday, the 27th day of November next, is hereby designated for observance by the people of this Commonwealth as a day of Thanksgiving to God the Creator and Preserver, for the favor shown unto us during the year…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Wright & Potter, State Printers, Cor. Milk and Federal Streets.

66 x 50.5 cm.

1873 Dec. 3.
Concord Lyceum. 1873. 1874. The Lyceum Course for the present season will commence with a Lecture by Mrs. M.A. Livermore, Wednesday Evening, Dec. 3d. To be followed by Dr. Isaac I. Hayes. Wednesday Evening Dec. 10th. Hon. William Parsons, Wednesday Evening, Dec. 17th. Mr. Wendell Phillips, Thursday Evening, Jan. 1st. Black's Stereopticon, Wednesday Evening, Jan. 7th. Mr. Wm. R. Emerson, Wednesday Evening, Jan. 14th. The Mendelssohn Quintette Club, Wednesday Evening, Jan. 21st. Prof. Wm. H. Niles, Wednesday Evening, Jan. 28th. Rev. H.C. Spaulding, Wednesday Evening, Feb. 4th. Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Wednesday Evening, Feb. 11th. The lectures and entertainments will be in the Town Hall, commencing at quarter before eight o'clock on the evenings above-named. Tickets to the course, $2.00. Particulars on small bills. Albert Tolman, Curator. Concord, Nov. 7th, 1873. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Room 14, Boston.

55.5 x 36 cm.

1874 Feb. 25. Last Assembly! The Fourth and Last of the series of Assemblies under the auspices of the Concord Artillery will be given at the Town Hall, on Wednesday evening,
Feb. 25, '74. Music:--- Germania Band of Boston --Six Pieces. Dancing to begin promptly at 8 o'clock. No admission to the Gallery except to purchasers of tickets. Tickets $1.50 each, For sale at the Door. Refreshments will be furnished in the Lower Hall. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Boston.

Letterpress with a red border. 74 x 51 cm.

1874 Mar. 3.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency William B. Washburn, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise. I hereby designate, to be observed by the People of this Commonwealth as a day of Fasting and Prayer, Thursday, the second day of April next. Abstaining on that day from our accustomed business and pleasure, and assembling in our respective houses or worship, let us unitedly humble ourselves before Him from whom cometh all our mercies, and beseech Him…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Penciled on verso: “Rev. Mr. Reynolds.” 43.5 x 28 cm.

1874 July 4.
Concord Regatta! Saturday, July 4, 1874. Course, Below Flint 's Bridge. The Regatta Committee, having completed their arrangements, respectfully announce the following Programme: 1st. Mile course for single wherries…2d. Half mile course for Pleasure Boats…3d. Mile course for two-oared dories…4th. Tub Race…The above Races will begin promptly at 9, A.M. At 4, P.M. The following Foot Races will take place upon the Middlesex Agricultural Society's track, which has been kindly granted for this purpose: 1st. 1 mile…2d. Half mile…The Prizes, which may be seen at H.L. Whitcomb's Bookstore, will be presented after each race. Per order Committee. Concord, July 1, 1874.

57 x 36 cm.

1874 Oct. 26. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Honor Thomas Talbot, Lieutenant-Governor: A Proclamation for a day of public thanksgiving and praise. With the advice and consent of the Council, I designate Thursday, the 26th day of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving to God for the prosperity and fruitfulness of the year; for the success which has attended the labors of the husbandman, the enterprizes of commerce, and the industries of our people; for the institutions of Freedom and Religion, which make our Commonwealth the abode of purity and peace…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Annotation in ink below letterpress: “Service at Trinitarian Ch[urch] at 11 o'clock Next Sunday a collection for the Silent Poor will be taken up…” Penciled on verso: “Rev. Mr. Reynolds / Alice Reynolds / Concord, Mass….” 66 x 50.5 cm.

1874 Nov. 25. Concord Lyceum. 1874-1875. The following Course of Lectures and Entertainments has been arranged for the present season: Wednesday Evening, Nov. 25, 1874, Lecture by Mrs. Mary A. Livermore. Wednesday Evening, Dec. 9, Concert by the Mendelssohn Quintette Club. Wednesday Evening, Dec. 16, Lecture by Bishop Gilbert Haven. Wednesday Evening, Dec. 23, Lecture by Rev. W.B. Wright. Wednesday Evening, Dec. 30, Lecture by Prof. Wm. H. Niles. Wednesday Evening, Jan. 6, 1875, Lecture by Judge J.P. Putnam. Wednesday Evening, Jan. 13, Lecture by Dr. Isaac I. Hayes. Wednesday Evening, Jan. 20, Lecture by Rev. Edward Everett Hale. Wednesday Evening, Jan. 27, Lecture by Mr. W. W. Wheildon. Wednesday Evening, Feb. 3, Lecture by Rev. J.H. Hartzell. Wednesday Evening, Feb. 10, Lecture by Mr. R.W. Emerson. The Lectures, &c., will be given in the Town Hall, commencing at quarter before eight o'clock. Tickets to the course, $2.00. Particulars on small bills. Albert Tolman, Curator. Concord, Oct. 28, 1874. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Boston.

53.5 x 34.5 cm.

1875 Feb. 25. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency William Gaston, Governor: A Proclamation for a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer. With the advice and consent of the Council, I do hereby appoint Thursday, the Eighth day of April next, to be observed throughout the Commonwealth as a day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Penciled on verso: “Rev. Mr. Reynolds.” 61 x 48.5 cm.

1875 Mar. 30. 1775 Concord Fight. The Social Circle invite the people of Concord to attend a Lecture by Rev. G. Reynolds, at the Town Hall, in Concord, Tuesday Even'g, March 30, at 7 1-2 o'clock, upon the events of the 19th of April, 1775. Admittance free. Concord, March 23, 1875.

Two copies. 46.5 x 30 cm.

1875 Apr. 19. State of Iowa, Adjutant General's Office, Des Moines, April 19th, 1875. Special Order. I. The Baker Battery will fire at sunset this day, one hundred rounds, in commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the fights at Concord and Lexington The commencement of the war of the Revolution --- the result the independence of the United States of America. II. Col. Olmsted of the Olmsted State Zouaves Will command. By Order of the Governor: N.B. Baker, Adjt. Gen'l of Iowa.

39 x 31 cm.

[1875 Apr.] 19. The Independent Battery, under command of Lieut. A.B.C. Dakin, will fire national salutes on the 19th, at morning, noon and night, And parade in the Afternoon, in connection with the Concord Artillery. Per order.

26.5 x 35.5 cm.

1875 Apr. 19. 1775—Concord Fight—1875. Grand Centennial, Military and Civic Ball. The citizens of Concord will give a grand Centennial, Military, and Civic Ball at Agricultural Hall on Monday evening, April 19th, 1875 the one hundredth anniversary of Concord Fight. Committee of Arrangements. Henry J. Hosmer, Richard Barrett, A.J. Harlow, George Keyes, Henry F. Smith, Henry J. Walcott, Geo. Heywood, John S. Keyes, Geo. P. How, Richard F. Barrett, H.H. Buttrick, A.B.C. Dakin, Charles E. Brown, Geo. M. Brooks, Jas. B. Wood, Jas. C. Melvin, E.W. Emerson, Wm. Buttrick, Sam'l Hoar, John B. Moore, Benj. W. Brown, H.L. Shattuck, A.E. Wood, Chas. D. Tuttle, Sam'l W. Brown, William Wheeler, S.J. Barrett, Jos. D. Brown, C.H. Walcott, W.W. Wilde, E.C. Damon, Alonzo Tower. Music: American Band, of Providence. Carter's Band, of Boston. Maine Band, from Washington. Grand promenade concert by the three banks from 8 to 10 o'clock. The Hall will be handsomely Decorated. Supper will be furnished by Wm. Tufts, of Boston. The number of Tickets will be limited to six hundred. Tickets, admitting a lady and gentleman to ball and supper, $6.00. Extra supper tickets, $1.00. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Boston.

Three copies (one framed and hanging in library). (OVERSIZE: two copies.) 107 x 76 cm.

1875 May 6. By R. Vose, Jr. & Co. 75 Devonshire St., and 123 Dudley St., Boston Highlands. Auction Sale of the Old Wright Tavern in Concord. On Thursday, May 6th, 1875, at 4 o'clock, P.M. In compliance with instructions received from the owners (Mrs. Lucy L. Brown, and Mr. George F. Brown,) we shall sell as per terms made known at sale, the “Old Wright Tavern Estate,” situated on the corner of Main and Lexington Sts, in the Village of Concord. This Estate comprises the Mansion House, containing 22 rooms, a large Stable, and Carriage House. It is centrally situated—adjoins the grounds of the (Unitarian Parish,) and is about 1-4 of a mile from the Lowell Railroad Depot, and about 1-2 of a mile from the Fitchburg Railroad Depot, rendering access with Boston remarkably easy. The lot of land upon which these buildings stand is a corner one, and is very valuable for a block of stores, or for any kind of manufacturing or mechanical purpose. No better site for a boot or shoe factory could be found in the Village. We ask the especial attention of manufacturers and builders to this sale. We also invite the attendance of all who may wish to view the spot where “Maj. Gen'l Pitcairn” uttered that memorable sentence on the morning of April 19, 1775. $300 at Sale. For particulars inquire of the Auctioneers. R. Vose, Jr. & Co. will attend to the selling of Real Estate and Personal Property in all parts of the State. Sales of Furniture at Private Residences, Stocks of goods, &c. solicited. Farmer's Press, 21 School and 75 Devonshire Street.

Penciled beneath letterpress: “Sold to Samuel Staples $7.300.” 51 x 35.5 cm.

1875 May 30. Decoration Day. The Citizens of Concord are respectfully invited to unite with the Concord Artillery in Decorating the Soldiers' Graves on Sunday, May 30th. The Company will start from Monument Square, at 2.30, P.M. precisely. All Citizens interested in the performance of this sacred duty are requested to provide themselves with Flowers, and organize a procession at the above place and time, when they will be escorted to the different Cemeteries. Contributions of Flowers will be received at the Town House on Saturday afternoon, by a Committee of Ladies. Concord, May 26, 1875. Tolman & White, Printers, 221 Washington Street, Room 14, Boston.

Two copies. 45.5 x 30 cm.

1875 June 18. Important Notice. Gen. W.T. Sherman will visit Concord, On Friday, June 18, by invitation, Arriving via Fitchburg Railroad, at 9.15, A.M. There will be a general turn out of citizens to welcome him at the station and escort him to the Battle Ground. Per order Centennial Committee. Concord, June 16, 1875.

51 x 34 cm.

1875 July 23. The Essex Institute, of Salem, Mass., will hold a field meeting at Concord, Mass., Friday, July 23d, 1875. The object of this meeting is to collect and examine Plants, Insects and other natural objects peculiar to our town. At 3 o'clock the members of the Institute will gather in the Town Hall. Short speeches will be made by members on Scientific Subjects, and the specimens of Plants, Animals and Rocks which have been collected, will be briefly described by persons who have given special attention to such subjects. The people of the town are invited to join, and it is hoped that a full attendance will prove their interest in this pleasant and profitable occasion. N.B. Should the weather prove unfavorable the visit will be postponed to a later day. Concord, July 21, 1875. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington Street, Boston.

43 x 29.5 cm.

1875 Sept. 28. The Eighty-First Annual Exhibition of the Middlesex Agricultural Society at Concord, Mass., Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Sept. 28, 29, & 30, '75. Order of arrangements. First day…Second day…Third day…Music by American Band, of Boston…Arrangement of trains…John Cummings, President. Richard F. Barrett, Secretary. Chas. Thompson, Treasurer. Henry F. Smith, Chief Marshal. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington Street, Boston.

Letterrpress within Greek key border. Two copies. One copy transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection (formerly CAS-D-2022a). 106 x 74 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1875 Sept. 28. Please Post Conspicuously. The Middlesex Agricultural Society Will Hold their Eighty-First Annual Cattle Show at Concord, Mass., Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Sept. 28, 29, & 30, '75. The following premiums are offered: Orchards,—Vineyards and Gardens…Seedling Fruit and Vegetables…Forest Trees…Plowing—Michigan Plows…Plowing—Single Plows…Plowing—Swivel Plows…Working Oxen…Milch Cows and Heifers—Native and Grade…Heifers and Heifer Calves—Native and Grade…Herds of Cattle…Herds of Cattle—Native and Grade…Blood Stock. Ayrshires…Jerseys…Shorthorns…Holstein…Dutch…Fat Cattle…Swine…Poultry…Fruits and Vegetables. Apples…Pears…Peaches, Plums, Melons, and Assorted Fruits…Grapes…Vegetables…Seed Grain…Bread…Butter…Horses. Farm Horses…Family and Matched Horses…Gentlemen's Driving Horses…Stallions…Breeding Mares…Colts…Subscription Sweepstakes…Farm Implements and Inventions…Flowers…Works of Art and Pictures…Household Manufactures and Needle Work…Prepared Fruits, Pickles and Honey…Miscellaneous Articles…Reports…General Rules…John Cummings, President. William A. Tower, John B. Moore, Vice-Presidents. Charles Thompson, Treasurer. Richard F. Barrett, Secretary. Premiums awarded in 1874 will be paid on application to the Treasurer. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington Street, Boston.

Printed on orange paper. Three copies. One copy Transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection (formerly CAS-D-2022). 107 x 74 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1875 Sept. 28. The Middlesex Agricultural Society Concord, Mass., offer the following purses for trotting horses, at their fair Sept. 28, 29 & 30, 1875. Sept. 28th, No. 1, purse $150. For Horses that have never beaten 2.50…Sept. 29th. No. 2, purse $100. For Horses that have never beaten 2.55, and are owned in Middlesex County, (including Charlestown and Brighton ) owners to drive to road wagon…Same day. No. 3, purse $200. For Horses that have never beaten 2.40…Sept. 30th. No. 4, purse $50. For Colts under 6 years old, raised in Middlesex County, by members of the Society…Same day. No. 5, purse $150. For Horses that have never beaten 3 minutes…Same day. No. 6, purse $300. For Horses that have never beaten 2.29…The above races to be mile heats, 3 in 5, (excepting No. 4) to harness, (excepting No. 2) Four to enter three to start, and to be governed by the National rules. Any Horse distancing the field, entitled to first money only. Entries close Sept. 24th, (excepting No. 4) and must be addressed to the undersigned at Concord, Mass, enclosing 10 per cent. of purse. Richard F. Barrett, Secretary. Middlesex Agricultural Society, Concord, Mass. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington Street, Boston.

Three copies. One copy transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection (formerly CAS-D-2022b). One copy fragile, damaged. 74 x 53.5 cm.

1875 Nov. 5. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency William Gaston, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise. With the advice and consent of the Council, I hereby appoint Thursday, the 25th day of November current, as the day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the abounding mercies and blessings with which he has filled the year now drawing its close…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Wright & Potter, Printers, 79 Milk Street (cor. Federal), Boston.

Penciled beneath letterpress: “ 11 o'clock / Mr. Grant / attendance.” Penciled on verso: “Rev. Mr. Reynolds”. 68.5 x 48 cm.

1875 Dec. 8. Concord Lyceum. Season of 1875 and 1876. The course of Lectures for the present season is as follows: 1. December 8, Col. T.W. Higginson. 2. December 15, Mr. Luigi Monti, late United States Consul at Palermo. 3. December 22, Edward C. Pickering, Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
4. January 5, Mr. S.F. Emmons, Assistant Geologist of the United States Exploring Expedition. 5. January 12, Rev. Moncure D. Conway. 6. January 19, Mrs. Lucy Stone.
7. January 26, Mr. George W. Minns. 8. February 2, William R. Ware, Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 9. February 10, Charles E. Norton, Professor of the History of Art at Harvard University. 10. February 16, Mr. William R. Emerson. 11. February 23, N.S. Shaler, Professor of Paleontology at Harvard University. 12. March 1, Mr. R. W. Emerson. The Lectures will be delivered in the Town Hall on the evenings named, commencing at quarter before eight o'clock. Tickets for the Course, $2.00; single do., 35c. For sale at the store of Henry L. Whitcomb. E.W. Emerson, A.P. Chamberlain, Curators. Concord, Nov. 26, 1875. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington Street, Boston.

55.5 x 35 cm.

1875 Dec. 16. 1875 Dec. 16. The Concord Dramatic Club will give a Musical Entertainment at the Town Hall, Thursday Evening, Dec. 16th, 1875, to consist of a Kinder Symphonie, entitled The Sleigh Ride. Full orchestra. Thirteen pieces. And the operetta of Jeannette's Stratagem. Admission, 35 cents. Reserved Seats will be sold by slips. Diagrams to be seen at H.L. Whitcomb's store. Doors open at 7 o'clock. Performance at 7.30. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington (directly opposite Franklin ) St., Boston.

Handbill. 22 x 14 cm.

[1875] Dec. 16. 1875 Dec. 16. The Concord Dramatic Club will give a Musical Entertainment at the Town Hall, Concord, on Thursday evening, Dec. 16. The Programme will include Kinder Symphonie, Entitled The Sleigh Ride. Full Orchestra, Thirteen Instruments. And the operetta of Jeannette's Stratagem. Tickets, 35 Cents. Reserved Seats, 50 Cents. For sale at H.L. Whitcomb's, and at the door. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington (directly opposite Franklin ) St., Boston.

In manuscript (ink) beneath letterpress: “Doors open at 7.00. Performance begins at 7.30.” Printed on blue paper. 51 x 31 cm.

1876. Republican Ticket 1776 1876. For President, - Rutherford B. Hayes. For Vice-President, - William A. Wheeler. For Presidential Electors. At Large. Thomas Talbot, of Billerica. Stephen Salisbury, of Worcester. By Districts…For Governor. Alexander H. Rice, of Boston. For Lieutenant Governor. Horatio G. Knight, of Easthampton. For Secretary of the Commonwealth, Henry B. Peirce, of Abington. For Treasurer and Receiver-General. Charles Endicott, of Boston. For Auditor. Julius L. Clarke, of Newton. For Attorney-General. Charles R. Train, of Boston. For Representative to Congress, Seventh District. Ebenezer R. Hoar, of Concord…For Register of Deeds, Southern Middlesex District. Charles B. Stevens, of Cambridge. For Senator, Fifth Middlesex District, A.J. Saunders, of Pepperell. For Representative to the General Court.

34.5 x 15 cm.

1876 Feb. 18. Theatricals!! The Concord Dramatic Club Will give an entertainment for the benefit of the Massachusetts Women's Centennial Committee, in the Town Hall, Concord, On Friday Evening, Feb. 18, '76. The Ladies' Battle, A Comedy in Three Acts. The Area Belle, A Farce in One Act. Tickets, with reserved seats, 35 cts. For sale at Whitcomb's Book Store, on and after Feb. 12th. Gallery seats (not reserved), 35 cts. For sale only at the door. Doors open at 7. Performance to begin at 7.30.

Printed on purple paper. 48.5 x 30.5 cm.

1876 Mar. 9. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Alexander H. Rice, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer. In accordance with a custom hallowed by time and associations, I hereby appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Council, Thursday, the thirteenth day of April next, to be observed…Henry B. Pierce, Secretary. God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

66.5 x 50 cm.

1876 Apr. 19. Anniversary of Concord Fight! April 19th, 1876. The Committee chosen by the citizens of Concord to make arrangements for the observance of the approaching Nineteenth of April, have decided upon the following Programme for the day and evening: The bells will ring morning, noon and night. At 2.30 P.M., the Concord Artillery Will parade with the Medford Band, 25 Pieces. The people of the town are invited to assemble at the Town Hall, at 7.30, P.M., where addresses will be made by Rev. Geo. W. Hosmer, D.D., and other gentlemen, on subjects connected with the Nineteenth of April. Popular and patriotic music will be rendered by the Band at intervals throughout the evening. The exercises will be followed by a social dance, in which all are expected to take part, ending at 12 o'clock. Music for Dancing, Carter's Band, of Boston. Doors open at 7; the Band will play at 7.30. Tickets for Dancing, 25 cents, each person, for sale at the Hall. By order of the Committee. Concord, April 10, 1876.

Two copies (one fragile and damaged). 61 x 39 cm.

1876 May 4. Post Office, Concord. Arrival and departure of mails. Mails distributed at 8.45, and 9, A.M., 12.15, 5.30, 7.00, and 7.40, P.M. Mails close At 7.20, 7.55, and 8.10, A.M., 1.00, 4.45, and 6. P.M. Mail matter for towns on the Fitchburg Railroad north of Concord, Stony Brook Railroad to Lowell, Worcester and Nashua Railroad South of Ayer, and for New York, Southern and Western States, should be deposited in the office in season for the mail closing at 4.45, P.M., and 7.55, A.M. H.L. Whitcomb, Postmaster. May 4, 1876,

23.5 x 30 cm.

1876 May 30. Decoration Day! The graves of the Concord 's Soldiers will be decorated by the citizens of this town, On Tuesday, May 30th. The Procession will form at 2.30, P.M., in front of the Town Hall. The Concord Artillery will act as escort. All persons are requested to send flowers to the Town Hall, Tuesday morning, and the people of the town, of all ages, who desire to pay respect to the memory of our soldiers, are invited to join the procession. Per order Committee. Concord, May 29, 1875.

Printed on pink paper. 56 x 34.5 cm.

1876 July 4. 1776 1876. July 4th. The citizens of Concord are hereby requested to meet in the Town Hall, in said town, On Friday, the 23d inst., at 8 o'clock, P.M., to make arrangements for the Celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Declaration of American Independence, in accordance with the joint resolution of the National Congress, approved 13th March, 1876. Per request. Concord, 21st June, 1876.

47.5 x 30.5 cm.

1876 July 4. 1776. July 4th. 1876. The Citizens of Concord Will Celebrate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence as follows: Bells to be rung at Sunrise, Noon, and Sunset. Regatta…Athletic Sports…Band to furnish Music…Celebration, as recommended by Congress…Band Concert…Invocation…Reading Declaration of Independence…Music, Band. Historical Address: Hon. John S. Keyes. Singing of “ America,” by whole audience. Fireworks in the square…Charles Thompson, Chas. A Hubbard, Geo. Tolman, Geo. B. Bartlett, Samuel Hoar, Edwin S. Barrett, Arthur Mills, Committee of Arrangements. Regatta, Open to Inhabitants of Concord only. Course, below Flint 's Bridge. One Quarter Mile and Return…E.J. Bartlett, Samuel Hoar, Arthur Mills, Judges. Athletic sports, on the track at the Agricultural Fair Grounds, at 4 o'clock, P.M…Edwin S. Barrett, J.M. Gould, Charles Willis, Jr., Judges. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington Street, Boston.

Pencil annotation in middle of recto: “Base Ball Match at 2 P.M. ”. 107 x 73.5 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1876 Sept. 28. Please Post Conspicuously. The Middlesex Agricultural Society Will Hold Their Eighty-Second Annual Cattle Show at Concord, Mass, Thursday & Friday, Sept. 28 t h & 29th, 1876. Premiums and judges. Orchards,—Vineyards and Gardens…Seedling Fruit and Vegetables…Forest Trees…Plowing—Michigan Plows…Plowing—Single Plows…Plowing—Swivel Plows…Working Oxen…Milch Cows and Heifers—Native and Grade…Heifers and Heifer Calves—Native and Grade…Herds of Cattle…Herds of Cattle—Native and Grade…Blood Stock. Ayrshires…Jerseys…Shorthorns…Holstein…Dutch…Fat Cattle…Swine…Poultry…Fruits and Vegetables. Apples…Pears…Peaches, Plums, Melons, and Assorted Fruits…Grapes…Vegetables…Seed Grain…Bread…Butter…Horses. Farm Horses…Family and Matched Horses…Gentlemen's Driving Horses…Stallions…Breeding Mares…Colts…Subscription Sweepstakes…Farm Implements, Inventions and Miscellaneous Articles…Flowers…Works of Art and Pictures…Household Manufactures…Fancy Articles and Needle-Work…Prepared Fruits, Pickles and Honey…Reports…General Rules…John Cummings, President. John B. Moore, Hervey Davis, Vice-Presidents. Charles Thompson, Treasurer. Richard F. Barrett, Secretary. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington Street, Boston.

Letterpress in black and orange within orange Greek key border. Three copies. One copy transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection. Formerly CAS-D-2022c. 107 x 76 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1876 Nov. 30. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Alexander H. Rice, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise. For nearly two hundred years, the people of Massachusetts have set apart a day in each Autumnal Season, for the special celebration of their love and gratitude to the Lord of the Harvest, for His blessing upon the labors of husbandman, and for the ingathering of the fruits of the earth. In continuance of this ancient and pious example, I hereby appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Council, Thursday, the Thirtieth day of November, instant, to be observed as a day of Thanksgiving…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this First Day of November, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the One Hundred and First…Henry B. Pierce, Secretary. God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Pencil annotation beneath letterpress:“Next Thursday here at 11 Mr. Grant preaching / Collection for Silent Poor next Sunday.” 71.5 x 52 cm.

[1877] Mar. 11. The Indians. Rev. Grindall Reynolds will deliver a lecture in the First Church, Sunday, March 11, at 7 o'clock, P.M. Subject: The Indians, their present condition and our Christian duty in respect to them. Seats free.

40 x 27.5 cm.

1877 Apr. 11. Notice. The citizens of Concord interested in perpetuating the memory of the events of the Nineteenth of April, 1775, are requested to meet at the Town Hall, in said town, on Wednesday, Apr. 11, 1877 At 7 1-2 o'clock, P.M., to concert measures for the proper observance of the One Hundred and Second Anniversary of that day. Chas. Thompson, Chas. A. Hubbard, Geo. Tolman, Selectmen of Concord.

30.5 x 23.5 cm.

1877 Apr. 19. Nineteenth of April. The One Hundred and Second Anniversary of the Birthday of American Liberty will be celebrated in Concord by the firing of national salutes and ringing the bells at sunrise, noon and sunset. An Open Air Concert on the Public Square, at 1 o'clock, P.M., by Carter's Band. The Concord Artillery, with their Mounted Battery, will parade as a Battalion, commanded by Capt. R.F. Barrett, and march to the Battle Ground, where they will Salute the Satue of the Minute Man of '75. There will be an illumination of the Square in the Evening. The celebration will wind up with a promenade concert and ball at the Town Hall. Dancing at 9 o'clock. Music, Carter's Band, 8 pieces. Tickets to concert and ball, $1.00. The citizens of Concord and vicinity are requested to honor the day by their presence and co-operation. By Order of Committee of Arrangements. Concord, April, 1877.

Three copies (two in pieces). 70.5 x 45 cm.

[1877] May 8. The Olde South Church. The people of Concord and the vicinity are informed that Madam Mary Norton (Relicte of ye late Elder Norton,) Will visit Concord in her Journeyinge, in wh Towne Shee hopes to learn somewhat of the Historie of this Collonie and of her Garden. On her Garden the Olde South Meeting House in Boston stands, and Madam Norton hopes to keepe it there. Madam Norton will receive her friends on Tuesday, ye 8th day of May, at ye Towne Halle, in Concord, At 8 of the clock in the Afternoon. On that occasion some copies of Verses and some other Writings sent to Madam Norton by the Reverend James Freeman Clarke, Reverend William Everett, Reverend Edward Everett Hale, and Masters, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry W. Longfellow, John G. Whittier, Will be read by them and by others. Ye prices to see and heare will be 50 Cents in Currency, except ye can see and heare from the Gallery for 25 cents. Ye ean [sic] buye Tickets at H.L. Whitcomb's, his Store, and at the Door. All ye moneys wh shall be taken for this Entertaynmente will be added to the Preservation Fund of ye Olde South Church in Boston. Smith &. Porter, Printers, Old South Chapel, Spring Lane, Boston.

Two copies. 61 x 46 cm.

1877 May 30. Decoration Day The Graves of Concord's Soldiers will be decorated, on Wednesday, May 30th. By a Company of the Survivors, escorted by the Concord Artillery. Carter's Band, of Boston, will give a concert on the Common, from 2.30 to 3.30 o'clock, P.M. The procession will march at 3.30 o'clock. All residents of Concord who served in the late war, and who wish to participate in the ceremonies, are requested to meet at the lower Town Hall, on Tuesday Evening, May 29, at 8 o'clock. All citizens of the town are invited to send flowers to the Town Hall, Wednesday morning, and to join in the exercises in the afternoon. Per order of committee. Concord, May 26, 1877. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington (directly opposite Franklin ) Street, Boston.

54 x 38 cm.

1877 July 4. Regatta on the Fourth of July. Course, below Flint 's Bridge. The citizens of Concord and vicinity, are respectfully invited to witness a Regatta on the Concord River, consisting of the following Races: 1. Pair Oared Dories. 2. Single Scull, “Pleasure Boats.” 3. Single Scull Dories. Special care will be taken to start the first Race punctually at 10 o'clock, and to have the others follow without delay. Programmes will be distributed before the Races. The prizes will be the customary Pewter Mugs with appropriate inscriptions. In is hoped that all interested will attend in boats, (decorated if convenient) and join in the Procession after the Races. Concord, June 30, 1877.

Printed on peach colored paper. Pencil annotation beneath letterpress: “Hudson & I got up & paid for.” 48.5 x 31.5 cm.

July 4th. Antiques and Horribles ... 1877 July 4. July 4th. Antiques and Horribles. The Procession will form on Lowell St. at 5 o'clock, A.M., and will move as soon as possible through the following streets: Lang, Monument to the residence of J.S. Keyes, then countermarch through Monument; Lexington across to Walden, Hubbard, Thoreau, Sudbury, Cross, Middle, Thoreau, Main to Elm; thence countermarch through Main to the Square, where the Procession will be dismissed. Per order Committee. Concord, July 2, 1877.

Pencil annotation in text: “Escorted by the Concord Brass Band.” 35 x 28 cm.

1877 Nov. 26. Large Sale of Woodland in Sudbury and Concord. By consent of the Heirs of Aaron Hunt, late of Sudbury, deceased, will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, on Monday, the 26th day of November at 9 1-2 o'clock, A.M., at the Town Hall, in Sudbury Centre, the following parcels of real estate, commencing with Lot No. 1. Lot No. 1 known as the Jarvis Lot, situated in the southwesterly part of Concord, about one mile south of the late Reuben Haywood's homestead, and adjoining land of F.A. Wheeler and heirs of the late Eben Conant…Lot No. 2 consists of the White Pond Lot in Concord…Lot No. 3 called the Miles Lot, situated in the westerly part of Concord…Lot No. 4 known as the Bent Lot, situated southeasterly of and adjoining the Amory Conant farm northeast part of Sudbury…Lot No. 5, Neck lot, situated in the northeast part of Sudbury…Lot No. 6, Parmenter Lot in Sudbury…Lot No. 7, Town Lot, situated at the angle of the Clark and New Bridge roads…Lot No. 8, New Bridge Lot, situated north of and adjoining New Bridge…Lot No. 9, Clark Hill, situated on the road northwesterly of Calvin Morse's House…Lot No. 10, Casey Lot…Lot No. 11, Fairbank Lot…Lot No. 12, Carr Lot…Lot No. 13, Craven Lot…Lot No. 14, Peocum Lot…Lot No. 15, Wash Brook Lot…Lot No. 16, Hayden Lot…Lot No. 17, Moore Lot…Terms at sale. Ten per cent. cash at time of sale, balance in 30 days on delivery of deeds…Any person wishing to examine the above named property…can apply to Aaron Hunt, Nathan L. Pratt, or Lucas P. Bent. Sudbury, November 14th, 1877. Waltham Free Press Office. 81 x 49.5 cm.

[Between 1878 and 1883.] L.D. Surette & Co. Dealers in Dry Goods, Clothing and Ladies' and Gents' Furnishings, hats, caps and trunks, Exchange Street, Concord, Mass. Baker Bros., Wholesale Stationers, 356 Main St., Fitchburg, Mass.

28 x 26.5 cm.

1878 Feb. 15. 1804. 1878. Concord Artillery Seventy-Fourth Anniversary. Grand military and civic ball Complimentary to the Honorary Members, Will be given in the Town Hall, on Friday evening, Feb. 15, 1878[.] All are invited. Music, Carter's Band, eight pieces. Grand March at 8 o'clock. Supper served in the Lower Hall. Tickets, including Supper $2.50[.] For sale by Wm. Barrett, Treasurer, at Whitcomb's Bookstore, and at the door. Military gentlemen in uniform. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington Street, Boston.

Formerly in many fragments, this item was conserved and encapsulated at NEDCC in Andover, Fall 2006. 107 x 74 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1878 Apr. 11. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Alexander H. Rice, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer. The Father of Mercies, whose power is infinite, and whose loving-kindness is everlasting, invites His people in His Holy Word to make known their requests unto Him in every time of their necessity. Following accepted example, I hereby appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Council, Thursday, the Eleventh day of April, next, to be observed by the people of Massachusetts…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this seventh day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and second…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

58.5 x 47.5 cm.

1878 Dec. 31. Ye Olde Tyme Supper will occur in ye Trinitarian vestry Concord, Tuesday Evening, Dec. 31, 1878, (being ye eve of ye new yeare.) Ye Doors will be opened at 6 of ye Clocke. Ye First Table will be spread at exactly half-past Six, and replenished as ye appetites of ye friends may require, until half-past Eight of ye clocke. Ye People will pay ye Doorkeeper 15 Cts. on entering ye Door, and ye supper will be an additional cost. Nota Bene. Those of ye people who can obtain, by borrowing or otherwise, garments of ye olden tyme, are requested to wear ye same on this occasion. Ye people need not bring candles, as ye room will be lighted without charge, by ye tythingman. Emprynted by Thomas Todd, who hath a goodlie assortment of Types (tho' he sayeth it himselfe), Beacon Hill, near Tremont Hostelrie, Boston.

44.5 x 30 cm.

1879 Apr. 3. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Thomas Talbot, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer. In accordance with the ancient custom of this Commonwealth, and with the advice and consent of the Council, I appoint Thursday, the Third of April next, a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this eighteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and third…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Inscribed in pencil on verso: “Rev. Mr. Reynolds”. 61 x 49 cm.

1879 Apr. 3. Syngynge by ye People of ye Olden Tyme (Although some of ym are yet younge,) In ye Town Halle, Concord, Which is in ye Province of Masstts Bay, on ye day of ye Annual Faste, April ye Thirde, In ye year of our Lord, 1879, at 7 of ye clock. Ye Entrance Fee will be put at ye low rate of 25 cts. Y e children under 14 Years, 15 cts. For sale by Nabor Whitcomb. Ye hungry folks can be satisfied with ye Frozen Cream and Cake, at a very low price, after ye Melodies are completed. Ye Tythingman hath a ponderous truncheon, and will keep ye Boys in order during ye performance. Printed at ye Printing Establishment of W.F. Brown & Co., 113 Franklin Street, Boston.

Two copies. 62 x 46 cm.

1879 Nov. 27. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Thomas Talbot, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise. With the advice and consent of the Council, I hereby appoint Thursday, the twenty-seventh day of November current…The people of the Commonwealth are invited to join again in perpetuating this dear and venerable custom…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this Seventh Day of November, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the One Hundred and Fourth…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

71 x 50.5 cm.

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Date range: 1880-1889
Number of items: 20 items
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1880 Nov. 25. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency John D. Long, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise. Whereas it is a good and ancient custom to set apart, after the harvest, a day for public Thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this Twenty-Ninth day of October, in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the One Hundred and Fifth…God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Penciled on verso: “Rev. G. Reynolds”. 61.5 x 47 cm.

1881 Jan. 14. 1804. Concord Artillery 1881. 77th Anniversary Ball of the Concord Artillery Co. 1, 6th Regiment, complimentary to the honorary members will be given at the Town Hall, Concord, Friday Eve, Jan. 14, 81 To which your Company with Ladies is respectfully solicited. Music, Brigham's Orchestra, 9 pieces. Grand Promenade Concert will be given from 7.45 to 8.30. Grand March at 8.30. Supper served in the lower hall. Tickets, including supper, $3.50. Extra supper tickets, 1.00. Admission to gallery,.50. Military gentlemen are requested to appear in uniform. L.F. Lawrence, Adams & Co., Printers, 169 Devonshire Street, Boston.

73 x 53.5 cm.

1881 Apr. 7. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency John D. Long, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer. Whereas it is a good and ancient custom to set apart a day to be kept throughout the Commonwealth as a day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer to Almighty God: Now, therefore, I, John D. Long, Governor, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Council, appoint therefore [sic] Thursday, the Seventh Day of April next. Describing the departure of the Pilgrims from Leyden, and John Robinson's farewell discourse to them, Gov. Bradford says…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this Twenty-Third day of February, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-One, and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Fifth…God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

62 x 48 cm.

1881 Sept. 26. Special Notice. Notice is hereby given that Memorial Services for our late President, James A. Garfield, will be held in the Town Hall, on Monday, 26th inst., at 2 o'clk, P.M., and it is earnestly desired that the respect of this community for the deceased, and its sympathy for his family in their bereavement may be manifested by a large attendance of our people upon the services aforesaid. Charles Thompson, Richard F. Barrett, William H. Hunt, Selectmen of Concord. Concord, Sept. 24, 1881.

Two copies. One intact; the other in two pieces. 36.5 x 31 cm.

1882 Apr. 6. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency John D. Long, Governor: A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer. Whereas it is in accordance with a good and ancient custom so to do: Now, therefore, I, John D. Long, Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Council, do appoint Thursday the Sixth day of April next…Given at the Council Chamber, in Boston, this Twenty-Third day of February, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Two, and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Sixth…God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…

Penciled on verso: “Unitarian Society / There will be an / informal meeting of / the members of this / Parish in the vestry on Tuesday evening at eight / o'clock to consider plans / for an addition to the /meeting-house”. 61.5 x 48 cm.

1882 July 4. The Fourth! 1882. The Women's Parish Association will provide entertainment for all at the Town Hall, Concord, July 4th, from 2 to 12, P.M. Entertainment for Children from 3 to 8, P.M. Infants under 5 years of age, with their attendants, from 3 to 5, P.M. Children under 15 years, from 5 to 8, P.M. Dancing from 8 to 12. A supper Will be served in the Armory at 5.30. Doors open from 5 to 7, P.M. Ice Cream, Strawberries and Lemonade for sale at all hours. Patriotic Songs from 7 to 8, P.M. Tickets to Hall, from 2 to 7, P.M., 10 cts. Supper Tickets, 35 cts. Evening Tickets, 25 cts., from 7 to 12. Tickets for sale at the door. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington (directly opposite Franklin ) Street, Boston.

48.5 x 31 cm.

1883 Jan. 31. PATIENCE! Gilbert and Sullivan's Comic Aesthetic Opera will be given at Town Hall Concord, Wednesday evening Jan. 31, 1883, by the Groton Musical Association, under the direction of Mr. S.H. Gerrish. The opera will be given with elaborate costumes and scenery, and supported by an efficient orchestra. Tickets, with reserved seats, 50 c. and 35 c., according to location. Tickets obtained at Mr. H.L. Whitcomb's store. Overture at 7.30 precisely. The sale of Tickets will commence at 7 o'clock on Tuesday Evening, Jan. 23. Only six tickets will be sold to each person. A train will run on the Fitchburg Railroad to Ayer Junction, stopping at way stations, leaving Concord at 10.15 P.M. John H. Turner, Printer, Ayer.

Three copies (all fragile); one printed on yellow paper. 73 x 52 cm.

1884 Apr. 18. Tableaux! The Women's Parish Association will give an exhibition of tableaux and statuary Under the Direction of Mr. D.C. French at the Town Hall, Concord, Friday Evening, April 18. Doors open at 7.15. Curtain rises at 8. Admission 25 cts. Reserved Seats 35 and 50. Tickets now on Sale at the post office. Concord, April 11, 1884. Tolman & White, Printers, 383 Washington (directly opposite Franklin ) St., Boston.

45 x 30.5 cm.

1884 Oct. 23. Notice. The Concord Blaine and Logan Battalion will parade in Concord on Thursday Evening, October 23. The line will be formed in Monument Square at 8 o'clock P.M., and the route of the procession will be as follows: Main Street to Elm, Thoreau, Middle, Cross, Devens, Hubbard, Walden, Heywood, Lexington, Bedford, Barrett's Lane, Monument, Lang, Bow, Lowell, to the point of departure. Members of the Battalion are expected to be on hand at 7.15 o'clock. Richard F. Barrett, Commanding Battalion. John L. Gilmore, Adjutant. Concord, Oct. 18, 1884.

Three copies. 31 x 24 cm.

[1885] Mar. 20. Concord Lyceum. The Closing Entertainment of the Course. A popular concert Will be given under the direction of Mr. Wm. Barrett, on Friday Evening, March 20, at 7.45 o'clock, In which the following Ladies and Gentlemen will take part: Mrs. Chas. H. Hallett, Miss Hattie Clark, Miss Nellie Webster, Mr. C.E. Brown, Mr. M. Howard Houghton, Mr. E.W. McClure, Mr. Geo. E. Houghton, Mr. N.A. Davis, Mr. H.L. Houghton, Mr. William Barrett, Mr. W.H. Dodd, and Mr. T.W. Surette, assisted by Miss Annie H. Lord, Contralto, of Boston. Music: Orchestra, 4 Pieces. To be followed by a Sociable, with Dancing until 12 o'clock. Admission, fifty cents. Season Tickets will be taken up at the doors. Admission Tickets for sale by Mr. H.L. Whitcomb and at the front entrance. Thos. Todd, Printer, 1 Somerset Street, Boston.

48.5 by 30.5 cm.

[1885] Apr. 8. Tariff Debate! Col. Albert Clark, Sec'y, Home Market Club, against Gen. Hazard Stevens, N.E. Tariff Reform League. Mr. William Wheeler, Moderator. Town Hall, Concord, Wednesday, April 8, 7.30 p.m. Admission free. Ladies Invited.

25.5 x 16.5 cm.

1885 Apr. 20. April 20, 21, 22, '85. Three Days' Festival by the Ladies of the Church Aid Society, Concord, Mass. Antique Kitchen, Parlor, Entertainments, Pictures, Books, Costumes. Change of Programme Each Day. Refreshments. Juvenile Games. Monday at 2 p.m. Children's Costume Matinee. Monday at 6 p.m. Hot Supper of Old-Fashioned Dishes. Tuesday at 7.45 p.m. Customer Concert with Ancient Songs and Instruments. Wednesday at 8 p.m. Evening Party and Sir Roger de Coverley Reception. Farmer's Home, Monument Street, open from noon to 5 P.M. and 6 to 10 P.M. Afternoon admission—35 cents. Evening admission—50 cents. Tickets for the evening, which must be limited in number, for sale only at the Post Office, and by Ladies of the Church Aid Society. Thos. Todd, Printer, 1 Somerset Street, Boston.

Printed on pink paper. 48 x 30.5 cm.

1885 June 26. Notice. By-Laws. Adopted by the Town, March 30, 1885, and approved by the Superior Court. Published in Concord Freeman, June 26, 1885. Middlesex, ss. At the Superior Court begun and holden at Lowell, within and for the County of Middlesex, on the second Monday of March, being the ninth day of said month, Anno Domini 1885. The following By-Laws of the Town of Concord in said County are presented to this Court for approval, to wit: Article 1. Town Meetings shall be notified by posting an attested copy of the warrant calling the same at each of the churches and Post Offices and at the Town House in said town, seven days at least before the day appointed for said meeting. Art 2. No person shall pasture any cattle or other animals upon any of the public places or ways in said town either with or without a keeper, except within the limits of such ways adjoining his own premises. Art. 3. No person shall behave in a rude or disorderly manner, or use any indecent, profane or insulting language in any street or public place in said town, or be or remain upon any sidewalk, or upon any doorstep or other projection of any building so as to annoy or disturb the occupant thereof, or obstruct the passing to or from by the same, or refuse or neglect to depart therefrom when ordered to do so by any constable, police officer, or occupant of said building…Art. 8. Any person violating any of the provisions of the foregoing By-Laws shall be liable to a penalty of not exceeding twenty dollars…Theo. C. Hurd, Clerk. John B. Studley, John M. Keyes, Raphael M. Hoyle, Selectmen of Concord.

Transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection. Formerly CAS-D-408. 39 x 26.5 cm.

1885 Sept. 12. Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Concord ! September 12, 1885. A Salute will be fired, and Bells will be rung at sunrise. The Concord Artillery, The Old Concord Post, G.A.R., The Concord Battery, and The Concord Fire Department, Will form in Monument Square at 9.30 o'clock, A.M., and will march at 10 o'clock over Lexington, Heywood, Walden, Hubbard, Devens, Sudbury and Thoreau Streets to the head of Main Street…The exercises in the Town Hall Will begin at 11 o'clock…Citizens are invited to decorate their houses along the line of march. Reception and Promenade Concert[:] There will be a reception and Promenade Concert in the Town Hall on Friday evening, Sept. 11th, from 7.30 to 11 o'clock, to which the citizens of Concord and their guests are invited. Richard F. Barrett, Chief Marshal. Transcript Job Print.

Two copies. Two copies 32.5 x 18 cm.

1885 Sept. 12. Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Concord ! September 12th, 1885. A Salute will be fired, and Bells will be rung at sunrise. The Concord Artillery, the Old Concord Post, G.A.R., the Concord Battery, and the Concord Fire Department, Will form in Monument Square at 9.30 o'clock, A.M., and will march at 10 o'clock over Lexington, Heywood, Walden, Hubbard, Devens, Sudbury and Thoreau Streets to the head of Main Street…The exercises in the Town Hall Will begin at 11 o'clock…Citizens are invited to Decorate their Houses along the line of march. Reception and Promenade Concert. There will be a Reception and Promenade Concert in the Town Hall on Friday evening, Sept. 11th, from 7.30 to 11 o'clock, to which the citizens of Concord and their guests are invited. Richard F. Barrett, Chief Marshal. Transcript Job Print.

Two copies. 66 x 49 cm.

1888 Mar. 28. The Women's Parish Association will give an entertainment in the Town Hall, on Wednesday eve'g, March 28. Harvard Banjo Club. Sunflower Chorus. Dancing. Ice cream and cake for sale. Performance will begin at 7.45. Admission, 50 cents. Children under 15 years, 25 cents. Concord, March 24, 1888. Thomas Todd, Printer, 1 Somerset Street, Boston.

Penciled on verso: “Mrs. John Barrett.”
48 by 30.5 cm.

1888 Nov. 15. Harrison and Morton Jubilation! Thursday Evening, November 15, 1888. A national salute of 38 guns will be fired. Illumination and Fireworks on the Common. All are invited. What's the matter with Harrison and Morton? Concord, November 13, 1888.

Handbill. 21.5 x 13.5 cm.

1889 Mar. 25. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex, ss. To either of the Constables of the Town of Concord, Greeting: You are hereby required, in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to notify legal voters of said Town of Concord, to meet at the Town Hall, in said Town, on Monday, the Twenty-fifth Day of March next, A.D. 1889, at one o'clock in the afternoon, then and there to act on the following subjects as they shall think proper, viz: Article 1. To choose a Moderator…Art. 22. To see whether the Town will revoke its acceptance of the provisions of Chapter 158 of the Acts of the year 1871, being an Act to provide for the election of a Board of Road Commissioners, and to abolish said Board…Given under our hands this eleventh day of March, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine. Charles E. Brown, Arthur G. Fuller, Geo. E. Walcott, Selectmen of Concord. A true copy. Attest: Densmore B. Hosmer [name added in manuscript], Constable of Concord.

48 x 30.5 cm.

1889 July 1. Attention is Called to the Following Town By-Law. Art. 3. No person shall behave in a rude or disorderly manner, or use any indecent, profane or insulting language in any street or public place in said town, or be or remain upon any sidewalk, or upon any doorstep or other projection of any building so as to annoy or disturb the occupant thereof, or obstruct the passing to or from by the same, or refuse or neglect to depart therefrom when ordered to do so by any constable, police officer, or occupant of said building. The policemen have been instructed to enforce this By-law. Prescott Keyes, George E. Walcott, Woodward Hudson, Selectmen of Concord. Concord, July 1st, 1889.

29.5 x 31 cm.

1889 Oct. 14. $500 Reward. A Reward of $500 is offered for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who dug into the grave of the late Ralph Waldo Emerson in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, on the night of Saturday, October 12, 1889. Prescott Keyes, George E. Walcott, Woodward Hudson, Selectmen of Concord. Concord, Massachusetts, October 14th, 1889. Thomas Todd, Printer, 1 Somerset Street, Boston.

24 x 30.5 cm.

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Date range: 1890-1899
Number of items: 15 items
Drawer/Folder: 2/2

1890 Mar. 6. Citizens Caucus! The voters of Concord are requested to meet in the Town Hall on Thursday Evening, March 6th, at eight o'clock, to decide whether they will adopt the Australian ballot system at the regular Citizens' Caucus for the nomination of town officers. The Town Committee have called this meeting at the request of several citizens, and a full attendance is desired. Julius M. Smith, Prescott Keyes, William L. Eaton, Town Committee. Concord, February 28th, 1890.

24 x 30.5 cm.

1890 Aug. 12. To all Christian people before whom this present Deed of Saile shall come John Scotchford of the Town of Concord in the County of middlesex in the Province of Massachusetts Bay…Know ye that the sd John Scotchford & Susanna his Wife for and in Consideration of the sum of forty-five pounds in good and current money…to them in hand At and before the ensealing & delivering of these presents by Edward Wheeler of the same towne…Signed sealed and delivered in the presence us us John Wheeler senior, Samuel Meriam, John Meriam juner[.] John Scotchford of Concord and Susanna his wife apearing before me Janua 21 1695-6 acknowledge this instrument to be thier proper act and deed James Minot Justice. The foregoing deed in entred in the Town Book of Concord records in pa 91. attest Thomas Browne, Town Clerke…Camb., July 6, 1743[.] Received and entred in the Registry of Deeds…

Printing of the original deed for the Scotchford Wheeler House on Sudbury Road, Concord. “With the Compliments of Rebecca Wheeler [Todd]. August 12, 1890.” 53 x 27.5 cm.

1891 May 30. 1861. 1891. Memorial Day! On Saturday, May 30th, 1891 at 3 o'clock P.M., the Old Concord Post, No. 180, G.A.R. escorted by the Concord Artillery Will march from the Square to the Cemeteries to decorate with flowers the graves of their fallen comrades. Memorial salutes Will be fired by the Battery in the Cemeteries during the ceremonies. In the evening, a concert for the Benefit of the Relief Fund of the Post, will be given at the Town Hall by the Beacon Orchestral Club, of Boston (10 lady artists) assisted by local talent. Tickets 25 cents. To be had of Members of the Post, at H.L. Whitcomb's, at the Post Office, and at the door. Doors open at 7—Concert to begin at 7.45. All Soldiers and Sailors who served in the War of the Rebellion are cordially invited to meet at Grand Army Hall, at 1.30 P.M., to join with the Post in the ceremonies of the day. Per order of the Committee. Todd, Printer, 1 Somerset St., Boston.

Fragile; small loss of text in middle of piece. 54 x 73.5 cm.

Attention! Members of the Concord Artillery ... [1891, or 1896?] Oct. 17. Attention! The members of the Concord Artillery, are notified that the Annual Fall Parade of the company comes off on Saturday next, Oct. 17th. Members are particularly requested to report themselves in full uniform, (Bear-skins) at the Armory at 12 o'clock, M. precisely. Flagg's Boston Brass Band, will play a new Quickstep dedicated to the Artillery, as the Company march up Main street. Be on hand for Drill Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Eve'gs. By order of the Commander. E.S. Barrett, Orderly Serg't.

30.5 x 36.5 cm.

1892 Sept. 19. Board of Health. Precautions Against Cholera! Individual precautions. The following precautions are recommended to private individuals, and especially to householders:—1. Domestic Water Supply…2. Good, wholesome food should be eaten…3. Every householder should, at least once a week, disinfect the contents of all water-closets and privies upon his premises by the use of milk of lime…4. All receptacles of swill should be closely covered and the contents removed at least once every forty-eight hours. All decaying vegetables or animal matter should be buried or burned—in no case buried in proximity to wells of water used for drinking or culinary purposes. Disinfection. The following disinfectants are recommended:—1. Milk of lime…2. Chloride of lime…3. Solution of potash soap…4. A saturated solution of carbolic acid…5. A temperature of at least 212° F…Mode of employment. For the disinfection of excreta…For the disinfection of the hands, etc.Bed linen, shirts and such articles…Clothing which cannot be washed…The exposed wooden or metallic surfaces of furniture…The sick-room…Concrete, asphalt, brick and other pavements and gutters…Upholstery, feather-beds and mattresses…Straw and excelsior bedding, rags, old clothes…The use of proprietary disinfectants and patent remedies for cholera should be avoided. Especial attention is directed to sections three and four of “Individual precautions.” Careful inspection by the agent of the Board, Mr. E.H. Smith, will be made, and persons guilty of willful neglect in regard to these rules will be proceeded against according to law. Henry F. Smith, James B. Wood, Cyrus Fletcher, Frank E. Cutter, H.H. Braley, M.D., Board of Health. Concord, September 19, 1892.

35.5 x 20 cm.

1893 Apr. 17. Regulations Made by the Board of Health. Extract from the public statutes of Massachusetts, Chapter 80, Section 18…Prevention of disease…Swine…Diseased animals—sale of food, Etc….Slaughterhouses, Etc…. Vaccination…Restriction of disease…Disinfection…Burials…Plumbing…Solutions for disinfectants…John M. Keyes, Chairman, Joseph W. Godfrey, M.D., James B. Wood, Cyrus Fletcher, Frank E. Cutter, Board of Health. Concord, Mass., April 17, 1893.

55 x 28 cm.

[1894, or 1900?] Sept. 10. Concord 's Home for the Aged[.] A social party Will be held at the Home, Monday, Sept. 10, 6-9 o'clock P.M. Musical entertainment. Cake and Ice Cream for sale. Admission Fee, a Gift for the Storeroom, or Money. Thomas Todd, Printer, 1 Somerset Street, Boston.

48.5 x 30.5 cm.

1895 Feb. 4. Republican Caucus. The Republican voters of Concord are requested to meet in the lower Town Hall, Monday, February 4th, at 7.30 P.M., for the purpose of choosing delegates, to the Second Middlesex Senatorial District Convention to be held at Waltham, February 9th, 1895. This Caucus is called and will be held in accordance with Chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894, and with the Provisions of the Election Act of 1893. The Caucus will be called to order by the Chairman of the Republican Town Committee. William Barrett, Chairman of Republican Town Committee. Concord, January 25, 1895.

24 x 30 cm.

1895 Apr. 19. 1775. 1895. Nineteenth of April 120th Anniversary of the Concord Fight. At sunrise. A salute of forty-four guns and ringing of the bells. 10.30 Battalion Drill on the parade ground by the 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment M.V.M., Major Charles K. Darling commanding. 12.00. A salute of nineteen guns and ringing of the bells. 1.00. Concert in Monument Square by Reeves' American Band of Providence. 2.30. Street parade—Reeves'American Band, 3d Battalion, 6th Regiment M.V.M., Concord Independent Battery, and Massachusetts Bicycle Club. The parade will form on Walden Street with the right resting at the junction of Hubbard Street, and the route will be over the following streets: Hubbard, Stow, Sudbury, Thoreau, Main, River, Main, Monument to the Minuteman, where a salute of thirteen guns will be fired, resuming the march over Monument to the Square, where the parade will be reviewed by the Town Officials and the Committee, thence to Lexington, Heywood, Walden, Hubbard to the parade ground, where a Dress Parade will be held by the military organizations. 6.00 A salute of forty-four guns and ringing of the bells. 8.00 Promenade concert and ball in the Town Hall. Music: American Band of Providence, D.W. Reeves, Leader. Supper will be served in the lower hall by T.D. Cook & Co., of Boston…Committee of Arrangements. William Barrett, Chairman, Edward J. Bartlett, Charles E. Brown, Stedman Buttrick, Secretary, Harvey Wheeler, George G. Russell, Capt. Samuel H. Tuttle. Todd, Printer, 7-A Beacon Street, Boston.

Two copies. 74 x 53.5 cm.

1895 Sept. 24. Republican Caucus. The Republican voters of Concord are requested to meet in the lower Town Hall, Tuesday, September 24th, at 7.30 P.M., for the purpose of choosing delegates to the Republican State, Councillor, County, District Attorney, Senatorial, and Representative Conventions of 1895. This Caucus is called, and will be held in accordance with Chapter 489 of the Acts of 1895. The Caucus will be called to order by the Chairman of the Republican Town Committee. William Barrett, Chairman of the Republican Town Committee. Concord, September 14, 1895.

24.5 x 30.5 cm.

1896 Mar. 14. Republican Caucus. The Republican voters of Concord are requested to meet in the Lower Town Hall Saturday, March 14, at 7.30 P.M., for the purpose of choosing delegates to the Republican State and Congressional District Conventions, for the election of delegates to the National Convention to be held at St. Louis, June 16, 1896. Republican Town Committee, William Barrett, Chairman. George G. Russell, Secretary.

Two copies. 26.5 x 35.5 cm.

1896 Sept. 17. Republican Caucus. The Republican voters of Concord are requested to meet in the lower Town Hall, Thursday, September 17th, at 7.45 P.M., for the purpose of choosing delegates to the State, Congressional, County, Councillor, Senatorial, and Representative Conventions, and to transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting. This Caucus is called and will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Caucus Act of eighteen hundred and ninety-five. The Caucus will be called to order by the Chairman of the Republican Town Committee. William Barrett, Chairman of the Republican Town Committee. Concord, September 8th, 1896.

Two copies. 27 x 35.5 cm.

[1896] Oct. 17: see under [1891] Oct. 17.

1898 Apr. 19. 1775 Nineteenth of April 1898 123rd Anniversary of the Concord Fight! Sunrise—A salute of forty-five guns. 10.30. Exercises in the Meeting House of the First Parish, with addresses by the Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., Hon. Thomas J. Gargan, and Hon. Alfred S. Roe. Charles H. Walcott, Esq., will preside. Singing of Patriotic Songs by a Selected Choir. 12.00. A salute of nineteen guns. 1.30. Concert in Monument Square by Reeves' American Band, of Providence. 3.00. Street parade, under command of Capt. Cyrus H. Cook. Company I, 6th Regiment, Old Concord Post, and the Concord Independent Battery. The Parade will form in Monument Square, and the route will be as follows: Monument Street to Battle Ground, Monument Street to Main St., thence by Walden, Hubbard, Devens, Sudbury, Thoreau, Main to Monument Square, where the Parade will be dismissed. 6.00. A Salute of forty-five guns. 8.00. Promenade concert and dance in the Town Hall. Music, Reeves' American Orchestra of Providence, D.W. Reeves, Conductor. Concert from 8 to 9. Dancing from 9 to 1. Tickets to Concert and Dance, One dollar for each person. Tickets can be obtained of the Committee and at Whitcomb's. Committee of Arrangements, Sherman Hoar, Chairman, William Barrett, Secretary, Harvey Wheeler, George M. Bowker, Cyrus H. Cook. Todd, Printer, 7-A Beacon Street. Boston.

Three copies; all fragile. 74 x 54.5 cm.

1898 May 6. The Past Officers and Members of the Concord Artillery Are requested to assemble in the Lower Town Hall Friday morning, May 6, '98 At 8 o'clock For the purpose of joining with Old Concord Post, G.A.R., in escorting the Concord Company to the station. Owing to shortness of time they will please consider this a sufficient notification. R.F. Barrett, A.B.C. Dakin, Sherman Hoar, J.L. Gilmore, On behalf of the Executive Committee. Thomas Todd, Printer, 7-A Beacon Street, Boston.

Two copies. 53.5 x 36 cm.

1898 Sept. 12. The Concord Antiquarian Society Will Observe Its Own Anniversary and the 263d Anniversary of the Town of Concord by a public gathering at the Meeting House of the First Parish At three o'clock, P.M., on Monday, September 12, '98. The Hon. George S. Boutwell, Ex-Governor of Massachusetts, and formerly Secretary of the United States Treasury, will deliver an address, giving his personal reminiscences of the late Hon. Samuel Hoar of Concord. An Organ Recital by Mr. Thomas W. Surette will precede the address. All are cordially invited. Thomas Todd, Printer, 14 Beacon Street, Boston.

Five copies. 53.5 x 36 cm.

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Date range: 1900-1949
Number of items: 47 items
Drawer/Folder: 2/3

1900 Mar. 3. Old Middlesex Hotel at Concord for Sale and Removal. Sealed Proposals will be received by the Committee appointed by the Town of Concord for the sale of the old Middlesex Hotel to be torn down and removed. Bids must be sent to the Chairman on or before Saturday March 10th, 1900. Bids may be made separately for the building and for the stone and brick. Work must be begun immediately upon the acceptance of the bid and prosecuted with diligence, so that all material except the stone and brick shall be removed before April 15th, 1900, and the stone and brick before May 13th, 1900, unless the time is extended by the committee. Edward W. Emerson, Chairman, John B. Studley, Richard F. Barrett, Stedman Buttrick, Prescott Keyes, Committee. Concord, Massachusetts, March 3rd, 1900.

30.5 x 23 cm.

1900 Apr. 3. 1775 Concord Fight 1900 Sale of Tickets. Regulations for the distribution of tickets to the Literary Exercises in the Meeting House on the morning of April 19th, 1900, and to the Dinner in the Agricultural Building at one o'clock. 1. The number of tickets shall be strictly limited. 2. Admission shall be only by ticket; that is, no person shall be admitted upon the payment of an admission charge, but only upon the presentation of a ticket purchased in advance. 3. The price of tickets to the Literary Exercises in the Meeting House shall be twenty-five cents; and to the Dinner in the Agricultural Building one dollar…12. The money accompanying any application not filled shall be returned to the applicant by mail. 13. The tickets for the Evening Reception and Dance in the Town Hall at one dollar each, including supper, will be for sale by the members of the General Committee and at the door. Prescott Keyes, Stedman Buttrick, George G. Russell, Sub-committee on the Distribution of Tickets. Concord, Massachusetts, April 3rd, 1900.

Handbill. Two copies. 25.5 x 20 cm.

1900 Apr. 3. 1775 1900
Concord Fight Sale of Tickets. Regulations for the distribution of tickets to the Literary Exercises in the Meeting House on the morning of April 19th, 1900, and to the Dinner in the Agricultural Building at one o'clock. 1. The number of tickets shall be strictly limited. 2. Admission shall be only by ticket; that is, no person shall be admitted upon the payment of an admission charge, but only upon the presentation of a ticket purchased in advance. 3. The price of tickets to the Literary Exercises in the Meeting House shall be twenty-five cents; and to the Dinner in the Agricultural Building one dollar…12. The money accompanying any application not filled shall be returned to the applicant by mail. 13. The tickets for the Evening Reception and Dance in the Town Hall at one dollar each, including supper, will be for sale by the members of the General Committee and at the door. Prescott Keyes, Stedman Buttrick, George G. Russell, Sub-committee on the Distribution of Tickets. Concord, Massachusetts, April 3rd, 1900.

53 x 35 cm.

1900 Apr. 3. 1775 Nineteenth of April 1900. 125th Anniversary of Concord Fight[.]. Sunrise. The National Salute of forty-five guns and ringing of the bells. 9.30 A.M. Athletic Events at the Fair Grounds[.] 10.30 A.M. Exercises in the Meeting House of the First Parish[.] Oration by Charles Joseph Bonaparte, of Baltimore. Poem by Edward Waldo Emerson. Samuel Hoar will preside[.] 12.00 M. A Salute of thirteen guns and ringing of the bells[.] Street parade…1.30 P.M. Dinner at Agricultural Building. Edward Waldo Emerson will preside[.] 3.00 P.M. Battalion Drill and Parade, and Band Concert on the Play Ground[.] Sunset. The National Salute of forty-five guns and ringing of the bells[.] 7.30 P.M. Exhibition of Fire-Works and Band Concert on the Play Ground[.] 9.00 P.M. Reception, Promenade Concert and Dance at the Town Hall[.] Music, Reeves' American Orchestra, of Providence[.] For information as to tickets for the Exercises in the Meeting House, the dinner in the Agricultural Building and the Evening Reception and Dance in the Town Hall, see special posters and circulars. For the Athletic Events, see special programmes[.] Citizens are requested to decorate their buildings in honor of the day[.] Committee of Arrangements: Richard F. Barrett, Chairman[,] John L. Gilmore, Secretary[,] Cyrus H. Cook, Treasurer[.] John B. Studley[,] Edward W. Emerson[,] Samuel Hoar[,] George M. Bowker[,] Charles E. Brown[,] Edward J. Bartlett[,] Charles H. Walcott[,] Charles W. Prescott[,] Prescott Keyes[,] Stedman Buttrick[,] Joseph F. Scott[,] Joseph D. Murray[,] Alfred B.C. Dakin[,] Henry D. Coolidge[,] James Loughlin[,] George G. Russell[,] Frank Wheeler[,] John M. Keyes[.] Richard F. Barrett, Chief Marshall[.] Concord, Massachusetts, April 3, 1900[.] Todd, Printer, 14 Beacon Street, Boston.

Printed on yellow paper. Damaged and fragile, showing evidence of home-made repairs (tape and cloth backing). 71 x 56 cm.

1900 Apr. 19. 1775 125th Anniversary 1900 Concord Fight Program Athletic events at Fair Grounds 9.30 A.M. 1 100 Yard Dash…2 Relay Race, one mile[,] Concord High School vs. Dedham High School 3 One Half Mile Bicycle Race for Boys under 15 years old…4 One Half Mile Run…5 220 Yard Run…6 One Mile Bicycle Race…7 Pole Vaulting…8 Running Broad Jump…15 One Mile Run…Events are open to all residents of the Towns who had representatives in the Concord Fight. These towns are as follows: Lexington, Arlington, Lincoln, Sudbury, Maynard, Acton, Chelmsford, Lowell, Billerica, Westford, Weston, Carlisle, and Wayland. A Band Concert will be given by the Waltham Watch Factory Brass Band during the events. All entries will be made at the Post. John B. Studley, John M. Keyes, J.D. Murray, James Loughlin, Charles W. Prescott, Committee on Athletics and Fireworks.

Four copies. 53 x 35.5 cm.

1900 Apr. 19. Sub-Committees of the Town Committee Appointed to Arrange for the Celebration on April 19th, 1900, of the 125th Anniversary of the “ Concord Fight.” Executive. Richard F. Barrett, Edward W. Emerson, Samuel Hoar, Edward J. Bartlett, Stedman Buttrick, John L. Gilmore, John B. Studley, John M. Keyes. Literary and After Dinner Exercises. Edward W. Emerson, Prescott Keyes, Samuel Hoar, Henry D. Coolidge, Charles H. Walcott. Invited Guests. Samuel Hoar, Edward W. Emerson, Richard F. Barrett, Joseph F. Scott, Cyrus H. Cook. Military. Edward J. Bartlett, Cyrus H. Cook, George M. Bowker, Alfred B.C. Dakin, Charles W. Prescott. Evening Reception and Music. Stedman Buttrick, Richard F. Barrett, Joseph F. Scott, Charles E. Brown, John M. Keyes. Dinner. John L. Gilmore, Edward W. Emerson, Edward J. Bartlett, George G. Russell, Alfred B.C. Dakin. Athletic and Fireworks. John B. Studley, John M. Keyes, James Laughlin, Charles W. Prescott, Joseph D. Murray. Decorations. John M. Keyes, Joseph D. Murray, George M. Bowker, Frank Wheeler, James Laughlin. Permanent Memorial. Edward W. Emerson, John B. Studley, Richard F. Barrett, Stedman Buttrick, Prescott Keyes. On Method of Distributing Tickets. Prescott Keyes, Stedman Buttrick, Charles H. Walcott, Samuel Hoar, George G. Russell. Richard F. Barrett, Chairman, John L. Gilmore, Secretary, Cyrus H. Cook, Treasurer, General Committee.

Two copies. 33.5 x 23.5 cm.

[1900] Sept. 10: see under [1894] Sept. 10.

1901 Apr. 19. Nineteenth of April Concert and Dance[.] For the benefit of the Relief Fund of the Spanish-War Association Co. I, 6th Mass. Inft. Regt. U.S.V. Town Hall, Concord April 19th, 1901 Music: Reeves' American Orchestra of Providence [,] Bowen R. Church, Leader Promenade Concert 8 to 9 Dancing 9 to 1 Ticket admitting gentleman and lady, $1.00[.] Additional ladies, 50 cents each[.] Admission to gallery, 50 cents[.] Military gentlemen are requested to appear in uniform[.] Committee of Arrangements: Cyrus H. Cook, Chairman[.] Murray Ballou[,] Richard F. Barrett[,] E.J. Bartlett[,] Herbert A. Bass[,] B.W. Brown[,] J. William Byron[,] John W. Cull[,] A.B.C. Dakin[,] Philip A. Davis[,] William N. Decker[,] Benj. Derby, Jr.[,] Elmer E. Giles[,] John L. Gilmore[,] John W. Hagerty[,] Joseph S. Hart[,] Raphael M. Hoyle[,] Francis T. Jackson[,] John M. Keyes[,] Charles W. Prescott[,] B. Farnham Smith[,] Walter Sohier[,] John B. Studley[,] Thomas Todd, Jr.[,] James H. Tolman[,] C.S. Towne[,] Samuel H. Tuttle[,] Harry W. Wheeler[,] Harvey Wheeler[,] C.H. Whitney[,] Harry R. Worthley[.] Thomas Todd, Printer, 14 Beacon Street, Boston.

Letterpress in red on yellow card stock. Damage to lower right corner. 53 x 35.5 cm.

1901 Sept. 19. A Citizens' Union Service in memory of President McKinley will be held at The Trinitarian Church Concord, Mass., Thursday, September 19, 1901 at 2 o'clock p.m. An order suited to the occasion including several brief addresses, will be followed. Music in charge of T.W. Surette. All citizens are invited to attend.

57 x 38.5 cm.

1902 Apr. 18. Concert & Dance For the Benefit of the Spanish War Association Of Co. I. 6th Regt. Mass. Inf., U.S.V. Town Hall Concord April 18th, 1902 Music: Church's Wellington Orchestra Bowen R. Church, Leader Promenade Concert 8-9 Dancing 9-1 Ticket admitting gentleman and lady, $1.00. Additional ladies, 50 cents each. Admission to gallery, 50 cents[.] Tickets may be obtained of Members of Committee and at H.L. Whitcomb's Military gentlemen are requested to appear in uniform Committee of Arrangements: Cyrus H. Cook, Chairman[.] Murray Ballou, Richard F. Barrett, E.J. Bartlett, Herbert A. Bass, B.W. Brown, J. William Byron, John W. Cull, A.B.C. Dakin, Philip A. Davis, William N. Decker, Benj. Derby, Jr., Charles P. Gage, Elmer E. Giles, John L. Gilmore, Francis T. Jackson, John W. Hagerty, Raphael M. Hoyle, John M. Keyes, Harry R. Worthley, Charles W. Prescott, B. Farnham Smith, Walter Sohier, John B. Studley, Thomas Todd, Jr., C.S. Towne, Samuel H. Tuttle, Harry W. Wheeler, Harvey Wheeler, C.H. Whitney. Thomas Todd, Printer, 14 Beacon Street, Boston.

Letterpress in red on yellow card stock. 56 x 35.5 cm.

1902 Oct. 15. To the Stockholders of the Concord Canoe Club : On Wednesday evening Oct. 15, 1902 at eight o'clock, a meeting of the stockholders of the Concord Canoe Club, will be held for the purpose of revising the By Laws as follows: Article 1 which now reads—The officers of the Club shall consist of a board of five Directors, a Clerk, a Treasurer, and a President. To be amended so as to read—The officers of the Club shall consist of a board of five Directors, a Clerk, a Treasurer, and a President who shall be one of the Directors, and shall be chosen as hereinafter provided…Article IX to read—These By Laws may be amended at any meeting of the stockholders, provided notice of the meeting shall contain the substance of proposed amendment. Philip A. Davis, Treasurer.

27.5 x 43.5 cm.

1903 Sept. 4. The Concord Antiquarian Society Will observe its own 17th Anniversary and the 268th Anniversary of the Settlement of the Town of Concord, by a Public Meeting in the Town Hall Saturday, Sept. 12 at four o'clock in the afternoon[.] At which meeting the Hon. Theodore C. Hurd will read an address on “The New England Idea; a brief study of the character of the fathers of New England ” Immediately after the close of the meeting the Society will hold its annual reception at its house on Lexington Road[.] For the Committee[,] George Tolman, Secretary[.] Concord, September 4, 1903[.] Thomas Todd, Printer, 14 Beacon Street, Boston.

53.5 x 35.5 cm.

Concord Canoe Club River Carnival ... 1903 Sept. 7. Concord Canoe Club River Carnival on the Evening of Labor Day Sept. 7, 1903 at 8 o'clock[.] The course will be from the Fair Grounds to Monument Street Bridge, returning for review to the Club House. All interested are invited to participate and must report with their craft at 7 P.M. at the head of the course. First, Second & Third prizes will be offered for the best decorated crafts. Chief Marshal, George W. Hopkins[.] Aids William B. Bartlett, Henry T. Eaton, Carleton C. Butters, Joseph B. Keyes, Charles P. Gage. If raining carnival will be postponed until first pleasant evening.

Two copies. One printed on green card stock, one on terra cotta. 55.5 x 35.5 cm.

1904 Apr. 8. Annual Concert and Ball of the Concord Fire Department[.] Town Hall, Concord Friday evening, April 8, 1904[.] Music: Knowlton & Allens Famous Singing Orchestra[.] Concert 8 to 9 Dancing 9 to 1 Refreshments served[.] Tickets: Gentlemen.50 Ladies.25[.] Cars for Concord Jct. and Maynard after the Ball.

Printed on white card, with letterpress in red and vignette illustration of horse-drawn fire engine. Two copies. Penciled on verso of one copy: “Promised to Mayo Tolman.” 56 x 35.5 cm.

1904 Apr. 19. Program 129th Anniversary of the Concord Fight and Centennial of the Concord Artillery. Sunrise. A salute will be fired by the Battery and the Bells Rung. 8.30 A.M. Athletic Events will be held on the Playground. 10.30 A.M. A Parade through the principal streets by the past members of the Concord Artillery, the Veterans of the Civil War, Veterans of the Spanish War, the Concord Independent Battery, escorted by the Concord Artillery Co., I, 6th Regiment, M.V.M. Music, Salem Cadet Band, 25 pieces. 12 M. Salute by the Battery and Ringing of the Bells. 1 P.M. Dinner in the Town Hall to Present and Past Members of the Concord Artillery only and invited guests. 2 P.M. Baseball Game on Playground, Concord High School vs. Mechanic Arts. 3 to 5 P.M. Band concert by Salem Cadet Band on the Common. Sunset. Salute by the Battery and Ringing of the Bells. John M. Keyes, Raphael M. Hoyle, Stedman Buttrick, Selectmen of Concord. Thomas Todd, Printer, Concord, Mass.

Concord town seal printed in upper left corner. 53 x 35.5 cm.

1904 Sept. 12. The Concord Antiquarian Society Will Commemorate the 269th Anniversary of the Settlement of the Town of Concord by a Public Meeting at the Town Hall at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of Monday, September 12, at which Philip Keyes Walcott, Esq., of New York, will deliver an address upon “The Value of an Heroic Past.” Immediately after the close of the meeting the Society will hold its Annual Reception at its house on Lexington Road[.] Concord, September 6, 1904[.] Geo. Tolman, Sec'y[.] Thomas Todd, Printer, Boston, Mass.

Two copies. 53 x 35.5 cm.

1904 Nov. 16. 76th Season Concord Lyceum Town Hall, Concord[.] Wednesday, November 16, 1904 Criterion Club[.] Wednesday, November 30, 1904 Mr. Howard Widener du Bois Lecture on British Columbia[.] Wednesday, December 14, 1904 Concert by Rosa Linde Concert Company[.] Wednesday, January 11, 1905 Mr. Peter MacQueen Lecture on Japan and Russia[.] Wednesday, January 25, 1905 Dr. George V. Wendell Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Popular Talk on Radium, Radioactivity, and Kindred Phenomena[.] Season Tickets, $1.00 Single Tickets, 50 cents.

Two copies. 55.5 x 35.5 cm.

1905 May 2. Notice! By-Laws Adopted by the Town, April 3, 1905, and approved by the Attorney-General, Herbert Parker. Published in Concord Enterprise, May 10 and 17, 1905. Middlesex SS. Article I. Notice of Town Meetings shall be given by posting an attested copy of the warrant calling the same at each of the Churches and Post Offices and at the Town House in said town seven days at least before the day appointed for said meeting, and a copy of the warrant of any special town meeting shall be sent by mail or otherwise to every legal voter, seven days at least before such special meeting; and the return of the officer that he has complied with this by-law shall be conclusive that he has done so…Art. XV. Any person committing a breach of any of the provisions of the foregoing by-laws shall be liable to a penalty of not exceeding twenty dollars for each offense. Boston, Mass., May 2, 1905. The foregoing by-laws of the Town of Concord are hereby approved. Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. In testimony that the foregoing is a true copy of record, I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Town, this eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five. Walter A. Carr, Clerk. John M. Keyes, Chairman[,] C. Hayden Whitney, Clerk[,] Stedman Buttrick, Selectmen of Concord.

Concord town seal printed in upper left corner. 43.5 x 28 cm.

1905 Dec. 9. Farmers Meeting' [sic] Town Hall Concord Saturday, December 9, 1905, at 2 P.M. Mr. George D. Leavens of New York, will speak on the “Home Mixing of Fertilizers.” Thomas Hollis, of Concord, will give a talk on “Poultry,” and Frank Wheeler, of Concord, will speak on “Chemicals on the Farm.” Come and learn how to save money[.] Ladies are invited.

In manuscript at bottom: “arranged by C.W. Prescott / 1905.” Transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection. Formerly CAS B-2072.1. 53 x 35 cm.

1905 Dec. 20. Concord Lyceum[.] Harvard Glee Mandolin and Banjo Clubs[.] Wednesday Evening December 20th, 1905 at 8 o'clock[.] Single Admission, 50 cents. Tickets may be obtained at H.L. Whitcomb's Bookstore, of the Directors, or at the door. Holders of single tickets will not be admitted to the hall until 7.45.

Transferred from the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection. Formerly CAS B-2072.1. 53 x 35.5 cm.

1906 Apr. 21. Town of Concord. In view of the terrible calamity that has befallen our fellow-citizens in San Francisco and vicinity, by the loss of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives, and of the fearful suffering now being endured by the people, as well as the immense financial losses sustained, the Selectmen of the Town hereby call a Public Meeting of the inhabitants of Concord, to be held in the Town Hall Saturday Evening April 21st at 8 o'clock[.] Rev. George A. Tewksbury will preside[.] John M. Keyes, C. Hayden Whitney, Frank Wheeler, Selectmen[.] Concord, Mass., April 20, 1906.

Concord town seal printed at head of broadside. 53 x 35.5 cm.

1907 Nov. 6. Concord Lyceum Season of 1907-1908[.] Wednesday, November 6, 1907 The Private Secretary A Three-Act Comedy presented by members of the Criterion Club and of the Boston Bank Officers' Association[.] Wednesday, November 13, 1907 Concert by the Hoffmann Quartet Composed of members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and assisted by Mrs. Alice Bates Rice, Soprano[.] Wednesday, November 20, 1907 Beatrice Herford In Original Monologues[.] Wednesday, December 4, 1907 Lecture: The Boss System in American Politics and Civil Service Reform by Richard H. Dana[.] Wednesday, December 18, 1907 Instrumental and Vocal Concert Mr. Timothee Adamowski, Violinist Mr. Malcolm Lang, Pianist Mrs. Bertha Cushing Child, Contralto[.] Wednesday, January 8, 1908 Lecture: Democracy By Rabbi Charles Fleischer[.] Wednesday, January 15, 1908 Concert Harvard Glee Club, Harvard Banjo Club, Harvard Mandolin Club[.] Wednesday, January 22, 1908 Lecture: Mars and Its Mystery by Prof. Edward S. Morse[.] Tickets on sale at H.L. Whitcomb's Bookstore, at all three Drug Stores, by the Directors, and at the Door.

Three copies. 56 x 36 cm.

1908 Sept. 12. 1635-1886-1908. The Concord Antiquarian Society will commemorate its own twenty-second anniversary, and the two hundred and seventy-third anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Concord, on Saturday, Sep. 12, 1908[.] A historical address will be given at the Town Hall at 3.30 p.m. by Judge Arthur A. Putnam of Uxbridge[.] At 8 o'clock p.m. Professor Thomas W. Surette will lecture at the Meeting House of the First Parish, on English Music of the Seventeenth Century[.] Professor Surette will be assisted by Mrs. Surette and Miss Jewell, Violinists Mr. George F. Root, Tenor Mr. Alfred Hastings, Baritone who will present an attractive programme of vocal and instrumental music. Admission to both entertainments will be free, and a cordial invitation is extended to every one.

Two copies. 55.5 x 35.5 cm.

1908 Nov. 4. Concord Lyceum Season of 1908-1909[.] Wednesday, November 4, 1908 An American Citizen A Four-Act Comedy presented by members of the Criterion Club, assisted by members of the Concord Dramatic Club[.] Wednesday, November 11, 1908 Lecture by a representative of the United States Forest Service[.] Wednesday, November 18, 1908 Concert by the Adamowski Trio Mme. Szumowska, Piano Mr. T. Adamowski, Violin Mr. J. Adamowski, Violoncello[.] Wednesday, December 9, 1908 Shakespearean Recital: Julius Caesar By Marshall Darrach[.] Wednesday, December 16, 1908, Concert Miss Edith Thompson, Pianist Mr. Willard Flint, Bass[.] Wednesday, January 6, 1909 Lecture By Dr. W.T. Grenfell[.] Wednesday, January 13, 1909, Concert The Glee and Mandolin Clubs of Tufts College[.] Wednesday, January 20, 1909 Lecture: The Man & the Mob by Dr. Charles H. Parkhurst[.] Tickets on sale at H.L. Whitcomb's Bookstore, at all three Drug Stores, by the Directors, and at the door. Thomas Todd, Printer, Boston, Mass.

55.5 x 35.5 cm.

 ... Concord Deaconess Hospital ... 1911 Nov. 12. The Public is Cordially Invited to Inspect the New Concord Deaconess Hospital Concord, Mass. on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 12th and 13th. Two until Five o'clock p.m. A brief dedicatory service will be held on Sunday afternoon and a public reception given by the ladies of Concord Churches and Societies and by the Committee on Monday. The Hospital will be open to admit patients from Nov. 15th, 1911[.] Concord Deaconess Committee[:] Clarence W. Williams, Chairman, Mrs. Wm. Wheeler, Mrs. F.H. Eaves, Theodore Chamberlin, M.D., Mrs. H.C. Gallagher, Mrs. Sydney C. Coolidge, R.S. Douglas. Theodore A. Hildreth, Cor. Sec., Miss Lucy C. Robinson, Superintendent.

Printed on card stock. At head: illustration of the Concord Deaconess Hospital (reproduced from sketch). 46 x 31 cm.

[Between 1914 and 1918.] I am telling you On June 28th I expect you to enlist in the army of war savers to back up my army of fighters. W.S.S. Enlistment. American Lithographic Co. N.Y.

World War I poster printed in red, blue, and black, including image by James Montgomery Flagg (Uncle Sam with hands on hips). Logo (“The Torch of Liberty”) in bottom right corner. 76 x 51 cm.

[Between 1914 and 1918.] Knowledge Wins : Public Library Books are Free. American Library Association[.] Designed and Printed by Thomsen-Ellis Company :: Baltimore : New York.

World War I-era color poster with image by Dan Smith of soldier climbing a stairway of books leading to a city. 71 x 48.5 cm.

[Between 1914 and 1918.] V[ictory].

World War I color poster (red and blue on white) of the letter “V.” 75.5 x 45.5 cm.

1915. If You Want to Fight! Join the Marines.

World War I color poster signed “Howard Chandler Christy. 1915.” 102 x 76 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

[1915.] The Schools vs. Boss Rule. Which do you prefer? A general caucus in the Town Hall or a Parlor Caucus on Main Street ? Which is more representative? The general caucus was well advertised and all sorts and conditions of men gathered in the Town Hall to register their preference and chose as candidates for the School Committee, Mrs. Wood, Miss Emerson and Mr. Caiger. Compare this with the parlor caucus on Main Street. Who was there? The names are kept secret, for those who attended do not care to be known. It was a secret caucus of a few selected friends who have been for years running the town to suit themselves,—a close corporation, who have held about all the offices in town. Think of their boldness and audacity! When they failed to have their own way at a general caucus a few of them had a caucus of their own, not in the open, not in the Town Hall, but in secret at a house on Main Street. Who were nominated at this secret caucus? Two Boston Bankers! Will the Boston bankers take an interest in the schools? The question is absurd. They are busy men. Think of Mr. Buttrick giving his time to attend school committee meetings. No wonder the people are saying that he is to resign in favor of Mr. Hollis. This is only part of the scheme arranged by the parlor caucus on Main Street. Open the Town Report for this year and Article 26 of the Warrant (introduced by Mr. Hollis) calls attention to the scheme of the parlor caucus to reduce the number of School Committee from nine to three. If this passes six must eventually retire, and then these three, Miss Emerson, Mr. Robb and Mr. Buttrick (or Mr. Hollis) will run the schools. Will this be a representative School Committee? What about Concord Junction? Is it to be excluded from school affairs with no member from that district? If the parlor caucus scheme prevails they are to have no representation—no room for them. What an insult to drive off all their representatives. What about all the people of the town who do not belong to Main Street ? If they have a complaint to make, will they feel at liberty to call on Mr. Buttrick or Mr. Robb? How reach their residence? People can not walk there: Perhaps Mr. Buttrick will hire the Town Hall once a year and spend ten or fifteen minutes to hear complaints, and then forget them. Are you willing to agree to such an arrangement? Are you willing to be fooled by the attentions given to you during the past week by the people who have called on you for the first time and then only to secure your vote? Would they have called on you for any other reason? Will they recognise you the day after election? Are you willing to be used to further their schemes? Assert your manhood! Assert your womanhood! And vote for the nominees of the caucus—the largest caucus ever held in the town. Stand for the right! William Foss, Bedford Street, Concord Mass.

28 x 22 cm.

[Ca. 1917.] Put Fighting Blood in Your Business. Here's His Record! Does He Get a Job?”—Arthur Woods, Assistant to the Secretary of War[. ] List your employment needs with the U.S. Employment Service. American Red Cross co-operating with the Department of War—the Department of Labor. Designed and printed by Thomsen-Ellis Company :: Baltimore : New York.

World War I color poster by Dan Smith, with image of front line troops in battle. Letterering in shield within the image: “ Cantigny / Chateau Thierry / St. Mihiel / Argonne / Marne.” 48.5 x 71 cm.

1917. Fight or Buy Bonds[.] Third Liberty Loan.

World War I color poster with image of a woman holding American flag, troops in background; signed “Howard Chandler Christy 1917.” 76 x 51 cm.

[1917] May 9. Town Hall Concord Wednesday, May 9, at 8 p.m. Mass meeting to organize a Concord Branch of the Middlesex County Farm Bureau[.] The Federal and State Governments must have a strong unit in Concord, through which to carry out measures for the Production and Conservation of Food and Crops. Come and hear how the Farm Bureau has saved hundreds of dollars to the town of Lexington, both to Farmer and to consumer[.] Come and hear how the Middlesex County Farm Bureau is making contracts for the sale of the farmers' product throughout this county[.] The Farm Bureau will help you to help Your Allies help Your Country help yourselves. Come and Join.

37.5 x 15.5 cm.

Thoreau Centenary ... 1917 Oct. 25. Thoreau Centenary. It has seemed most fitting that, in Concord where Thoreau was born one hundred years ago where he lived his life rejoicing to find it the best place in the world and added to its fame by his writings, the anniversary of his birth should be called to the minds of this generation. The occasion will be observed in the Town Hall, on Thursday, October 25th, at 8 o'clock P.M. Mr. Edward W. Emerson will give some personal recollections of Thoreau. Mr. Herbert W. Gleason will show with the stereopticon his beautiful colored photographs of Concord 's woods and fields, waters and flowers with appropriate remarks. A limited number of tickets admitting the holders before 7:50 can be obtained without charge upon application to Post Office box No. 84, Concord, Massachusetts. Admission without tickets after 7.50 o'clock. Concord, Massachusetts, October 19, 1917. Edward D. Dee, Printer.

Letterpress within type border measuring 23.5 x 32 cm. Two copies. One copy trimmed to 27.5 x 35.5 cm, one—42.5 by 49.5 cm.—untrimmed.

1918. Come On! buy more Liberty Bonds[.] Walter Whitehead 1918[.] Ketterlinus, Phila.

World War I color poster with image of a soldier with gun standing over body of a German soldier. 76 x 50.5 cm.

[1918?] Hun or Home? Buy More Liberty Bonds. Edwards & Deutsch Litho. Co. Chicago.

Color image of a woman protecting a baby from a dark figure. 76 x 51 cm.

1918. “I Summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross” Woodrow Wilson.

World War I color poster; signed “Harrison C. Fisher / 1918.” 102 x 76 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1920. 1917-1919 Distinctive Insignia United States Army. G.H.Q. American E.F. Armies…Corps…Divisions…Special Units…From the Recruiting Officer. Engineer Reproduction Plant, U.S. Army. Washington Barracks, D.C. 1920.

Color poster (2322) with identified images of military insignias. 80.5 x 41 cm.

1920. United States Army Decorations and Service Medals…For valor in action…For distinguished service…From U.S. Army Recruiting Officer. Engineer Reproduction Plant, U.S. Army, Washington Barracks, D.C. 1920.

Color poster (A.G.O.R.S. No. 209, 10-24-19; 1723-1), printed on card stock, with identified images of a variety of decoration and service medals: Civil War; Indian Campaigns; Spanish Campaigns; Spanish War; Army of Cuban Occupation; Army of Porto Rican Occupation; Philippine Campaigns; Philippine Congressional; China Campaign; Army of Cuban Pacification; Mexican Campaign; Mexican Border; Service Ribbons (Silver Star, Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, and Clasps); Victory Medal (service between 1917 Apr.6 and 1918 Nov. 11); and Lapel Buttons (Medal of Honor Rosette, Silver Victory Button, Bronze Victory Button, and Miniature of Service Ribbon). 62 x 47 cm.

1920. Victory Medal Now Ready…See the U.S. Army Recruiting Officer: Engineer Reproduction Plant, U.S. Army, Washington Barracks, D.C. 1920.

Poster (map, printed in black, showing “Major Offensive and Defensive Operations” of World War I in red; 3667-1). 96.5 x 65 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1923 Feb. 21. February 21, 1923. Vote No I f You Agree with this Statement of the Finance Committee of Concord. The following question is required by law to appear upon the official ballot for the Town Election of this year: “Shall the town petition for the installation of an accounting system by the Commonwealth?” We strongly advise the voters of Concord to vote “No” for the following reasons: 1st. The cost of the installation of the system proposed will be borne by the town, not the State. The cost of maintaining a Town Accountant will be an entirely new annual expense to the tax payers of the town…2nd. If we do note vote “No” on this question, we shall put ourselves still further under state control of the details of our town housekeeping because: We shall be compelled to use methods of appropriating money, book-keeping and auditing dictated to us by State Officials. 3rd. We know already that if we vote “Yes” the unexpended balances of the departments of the town will pass out of their control midnight December 31st of each year. This will inevitably make the departments less economical and our taxes higher in consequence…6th. Centralization at the State House of the powers now possessed by towns means a disappearance of home rule…(This vote is required by Chapter 516 of the Acts of 1922 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) Finance Committee. Percy W. Brown, Chairman[,] John H. Adams[,] John J. Dee[,] Philip T. Flavin[,] Albert W. Lee[,] John W. Mara[,] Edward McKenna[,] Benjamin Moody[,] Harold E. Orendorff[,] Burleigh L. Pratt[,] Rodney E. Pratt[,] William A. Rodday[,] James M. Russell[,] Walter K. Shaw[,] Berkeley Wheeler.

33.5 x 21.5 cm.

1925 Apr. 19. Traffic regulations Town of Concord[.] Rules and Orders for the Regulation of Carriages and Vehicles April 19 and 20, 1925. Town of Concord, in Board of Selectmen, April 2, 1925, voted: That the following rules and orders are hereby made by this Board for the regulation of carriages and vehicles used in Concord on April 19 and 20, 1925, in accordance with Section 22 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Article 1. No carriages or vehicles shall stop or stand on Main Street between Walden Street and Academy Lane or on Sudbury Road between Main Street and Stow Street between the hours of three and five o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday, April 19, 1925…Article 4. No person having charge of a carriage or vehicle in any street shall neglect or refuse to stop the same or to place the same when stopped as directed by a police officer while on duty. Article 5. Whoever violates any of the foregoing rules and orders shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars for one offense. George M. Weed[,] James Nagle[,] Hugh F. Leith[,] Selectmen of Concord.

Two copies. Handbill. 27 x 13.5 cm.

1925 Apr. 20. 1775 1925. 150th Anniversary of the Concord Fight Concord, Massachusetts[.] Anniversary Ball State Armory Monday Evening, April 20 Concert, 8.30 Grand March, 9.30 Dancing until 2 Music by Leo F. Reisman[.] Tickets, $3.00 per person, including war tax and supper[.] Application blanks may be obtained at the Richardson Drug Co., and John W. Mara's Store, Concord, and at the Rexall Store, Concord Jct. Applications must be filed by April 4, 1925.

Printed on yellow card stock. Includes image of Daniel Chester French's Minute Man Statue at top. Copy fragile and damaged. 71 x 50.5 cm.

[1938?] Flood relief. American Red Cross. Concord 's quota $4000.00[.] Send Contributions to Mrs. Rodney Pratt, Treasurer.

Printed on card stock. 35 x 28.cm.

To be Cold is to be Miserable ... [1944, or 1949?] Jan. 14. To be cold is to be miserable[.] In
Europe—Millions shiver! Your Discarded Clothing Is Sorely Needed To Relieve Untold Misery. Search Your Home From Attic To Cellar. Collection Day—Friday, January 14th —one day only—If Friday is Stormy—Collection Saturday, January 15[.] Collection To Be Made by Women's Defense Corps. Articles Needed[:] Men's Boys'—Overcoats, Topcoats, Mackinaws, Windbreakers, Reversibles, Complete Suits, Uniforms, Sack coats, Sport coats, Vests, Pants, Breeches, Slacks, Snow Suits, Legging sets, Jackets, Knickers, Shorts, Sweaters, Underwear, Pajamas, Sleeping Bags, Robes, Gloves, Mittens, Hosiery, Shirts, Overalls, Coveralls, Dungarees, Work Jackets, Mufflers, Blouses. Women's & Girls—Coats, Reversibles, Jackets, Wool Suits, Wool Jackets, Wool skirts, Wool dresses, Sweaters, Legging Sets, Snow Suits, Windbreakers, Wool Jumpers, Smocks, Underwear, Nightgowns, Pajamas, Bed jackets, Robes, Mittens, Scarfs, Shawls, Hosiery, Cotton or Rayon-Dresses, skirts, jackets, blouses, skirts, aprons. Infants'—Coats, Snow suits, Legging Sets, Bunting, Knit suits, Creepers, Dresses, Overalls, Polo Shirts, Blouses, Outer pants, Skirts, Sweaters, Sacques, Underwear, Sleeping Garments, Robes, Hosiery, Mittens, Blankets, Bonnets (Wool). Articles Not Needed: Clothing not wanted—Hats, Caps, Shoes, Leather Gloves, Neckties, Garters, Brassieres, Girdles, Corsets, Rubbers, Overshoes, Galoshes, Slippers, Collars, Suspenders, Belts, Spats, Rubber Coats, Rubber Boots, Masquerade costumes, Veils, Infant Diaper or Panties. Tie Clothing In Bundles And Place In Front Of Your Home Before 9 A.M. On Collection Day[.] Concord Salvage Committee.

28.5 x 18.5 cm.

1947 Jan. 29. Citizens' Caucus[.] The voters of the Town of Concord will meet in Caucus in the Veterans Building on Wednesday, January 29, 1947, at 8.00 o'clock p.m. to nominate town officers. The Caucus will be held under the provisions of Chapter 53, Section 118 of the General Laws and will be called to order by the Town Clerk. Egbert S. Newbury, Jr. Ivan D. Servais, Danforth W. Comins, Board of Selectmen. Concord,
Mass., December 26, 1946.

28 x 37 cm.

1947 Apr. 19. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts[.] By His Excellency Robert F. Bradford Governor A Proclamation 1947. The citizens of Massachusetts for one hundred and seventy-two years have honored the patriotic farmers of Middlesex, appropriately called “Minute Men”, who on the 19th of April, 1775, on Lexington Green and at the Concord Bridge defended their stores and supplies against the assault of the British “regulars”. There began the War of the American Revolution. The events of that April day were indeed far reaching…Today we are strong. Today the small nations of all the world look hopefully to us to preserve their liberties and to effect a just peace. In the spirit of those brave men who on that April morning long ago stood firm for their rights and defied the regimented might of the strongest power in Europe, let us accept the responsibilities of April 19, 1947. In this spirit, in accordance with the laws of our Commonwealth, I, Robert Fiske Bradford, Governor of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim and set apart as Patriots' Day Saturday, April 19, 1947…God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

35.5 x 22.5 cm.

1947 Nov. 27. The Commonweealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Robert F. Bradford Governor A Proclamation 1947. In the year 1623 the tiny Plymouth Colony was in dire peril. Facing the little settlement was the black wilderness of an unknown continent. Behind lay the stark horizon of the open sea. During the first winter half the people had died. Those who survived lived to endure what to the end of their days they were always to remember as “the starving time.” No fresh supplies worthy of the name came to them from overseas. The slender store of food they had was shared with stragglers from outposts along the coast and with the Indians. Their spring planting was a failure, and what little corn had grown was parched by drouth and lay like withered hay…Today our sense of survival may not seem as close or immediate. Yet we too face a wilderness, a strange, new wilderness of ideas, of science, of purpose…In this spirit, I, Robert F. Bradford, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby set apart as a day of Thanksgiving and Prayer, Thursday, November 27, 1947 and urge that our people, assembled on that day in places of worship and in the homes, give thanks to God for the happiness of sharing with others the blessings He has so bountifully bestowed upon us…God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Typed document with seal of Massachusetts affixed. Inscribed in ink at to: “To Jim Healey / with affection and / regard / R.F.B.” From the collection of James E. Healey, 1979. 42 x 25.5 cm.

[1949] Jan. 14: see under [1944] Jan. 14.

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Number of items: 66 items
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1950 Feb. 27. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Town Election Specimen Ballot for Concord, Precinct 1, February 27, 1950[.] Penalty for willfully defacing, tearing down, removing or destroying a List of Candidates or Specimen Ballot—fine not exceeding One Hundred Dollars. Cornelia Lawrence [name reproduced from signature], Town Clerk of Concord[.] To Vote for a Person, mark a Cross (X) in the Square at the Right of the Name. Moderator for 1 year Vote for One Hubert M. Wardwell, Crescent Road, Candidate for Re-election Town Clerk for 1 year, Vote for One Cornelia Lawrence, 205 Main Street Candidate for Re-election Selectman for 3 years Vote for One George A. Bauer, Old Marlboro Road Edward W. Sheenan, 12 Old Bridge Road Selectman for 2 years Vote for One To fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Danforth W. Comins Franklin R. Johnson, 6 Simon Willard Road J. James W. Powers, 17 Grant Street Assessor for 3 years Vote for One Bernard W. McGrath, Bedford Street Candidate for Re-election Board of Public Welfare for 3 years Vote for One Helen B. Shaw, Nashawtuc Road Donald McR. Smith 12 Sudbury Road Candidate for Re-election Board of Public Welfare for 1 year, Vote for One Raymond D. Willard, Jr., 92 Main Street Town Treasurer for 1 year, Vote for One Thomas F. Garrity, Jr., Elm Street Candidate for Re-election Collector of Taxes for 1 year, Vote for One Thomas F. Garrity, Jr., Elm Street Candidate for Re-election Constables for 1 year Vote for Three James E. Finan, 38 Belknap Street Candidate for Re-election Frank J. Gower, 57 Lexington Road Candidate for Re-election William G. Ryan, 3 Stow Street, Candidate for Re-election Road Commissioner for 3 years Vote for One Charles G. Robinson, Cambridge Turnpike Candidate for Re-election School Committee for 3 years Vote for One Francis L. Coolidge, 58 Main Street Candidate for Re-election John B. Finigan, 28 Hubbard Street School Committee for 1 year Vote for One George T. Goodspeed, Lowell Road Richard J. Loughlin, 25 Pleasant Street Water and Sewer Commissioner for 3 years Vote for One Raymond Wheeler, Plainfield Road Candidate for Re-election Board of Health for 3 years Vote for One: Martha A. Bowser, 121 Main Street Municipal Light Board for 3 years Vote for One John B. Buttrick, Ripley Hill Road Candidate for Re-election George S. Lawton, 12 Highland Street Tree Warden for 1 year, Vote for One Gerald H. Finan, 48 Belknap Street Charles F. Myette, 6 Potter Street Library Committee for 1 Year Vote for Seven George E. Bates, 86 Main Street Candidate for Re-election Mary F. Garvey, 5 Prairie Street Candidate for Re-election George T. Goodspeed, Lowell Road David B. Little, 9 Belknap Street Candidate for Re-election Edward F. Loughlin, 371 Main Street Candidate for Re-election Gertrude H. Rideout, 2 Winthrop Street Candidate for Re-election Pauline D. Ward, 15 Monument Street Candidate for Re-election Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Com. for 1 Year Vote for Three Benjamin F. Clark, Lowell Road Whitney S. Smith, 15 Sudbury Road Candidate for Re-election Charles B. Voigt, Lowell Road Candidate for Re-election Planning Board for 5 Years Vote for One John K. Damon, 432 Main Street Recreation Commission for 3 Years Vote for Three Rudolph W. Currier, 255 Main Street, Candidate for Re-election Anne R. McGrath, Sandy Pond Road Candidate for Re-election Edward W. Sheehan, 12 Old Bridge Road Candidate for Re-election Recreation Commission for 1 Year Vote for One Elsie L. Kennedy, 11 Prairie Street Measurers of Lumber for 1 Year Vote for Three Kennan Damon, 373 Main Street Candidate for Re-election William T. Magoon, 15 Upland Road Candidate for Re-election Donald McR. Smith 12 Sudbury Road Candidate for Re-election.

Check marks penciled next to names of several candidates (Hubert M. Wardwell for Moderator, Cornelia Lawrence for Town Clerk, Edward W. Sheehan for Selectman for three years, Franklin R. Johnson for Selectman for two years, George S. Lawton for Municipal Light Board, and Charles F. Myette for Tree Warden. 47.5 x 38 cm.

1950 [June]. Union Church Services Summer 1950[.] All services at 9.30 A.M. June 25: Union Church July 2: Union Church July 9: Union Church July 16: Union Church July 23: First Parish July 30: First Parish August 6: First Parish August 13: Congregational August 20: Congregational August 27: Congregational September 3: Congregational[.] Union Church Edwin B. Nylen, Minister 360 Main Street, West Concord Tel. 1565[.] Congregational Church Robert H. Barber, Minister 24 Walden Street Tel. 754-J[.] First Parish Edward P. Daniels Minister 28 Walden Street, Tel. 275[.] Each minister will be available for any need while services are being held in his Church.

Printed on card stock. 35.5 x 27.5 cm.

1952 June 10. Civil Defense Agency, Concord, Massachusetts Practice Alert in Region 4 (which includes Concord ) 1. Acting under the direction and authority of John F. Stokes, the Director of Civil Defense for the Commonwealth and under the provisions of Executive Orders No. 3 and 14 issued by His Excellency Governor Paul A. Dever and in accordance with Regional Order No. 1 there will be a practice alert held in Concord in conjunction with Region No. 4 on Tuesday, June 10, 1952. The practice red alert signal shall be sounded in each community at 11:00 A.M. and the all clear signal will be sounded at 11:08 A.M…General Instructions Vehicles & Operators…Special Instructions to Bus Operators…Special Instructions to Operators of Funeral Vehicles…Banks…Pedestrians…Concord…West Concord…Special Notice to Business Establishments…The full cooperation of all during the alert will be greatly appreciated. William A. Hagerty [spelled Haggerty in next-listed item], Director Concord Civil Defense Agency May 29, 1952.

29 x 23.5 cm.

1953 May 26. Civil Defense Agency, Concord, Massachusetts Practice Alert in Region 4 (which includes Concord ) 1. Acting under the direction and authority of John F. Stokes, the Director of Civil Defense for the Commonwealth and under the provisions of Executive Orders No. 3 and 14 issued by His Excellency Governor and in accordance with Regional Order No. 3 there will be a practice alert held in Concord in conjunction with Region No. 4 on Tuesday, May 26, 1953. The practice red alert signal shall be sounded in each community at 11:00 A.M. and the all clear signal will be sounded at 11:08 A.M…General Instructions Vehicles & Operators…Special Instructions to Bus Operators…Special Instructions to Operators of Funeral Vehicles…Banks…Pedestrians…Concord…West Concord…Special Notice to Business Establishments…Wardens…The full cooperation of all during the alert will be greatly appreciated. William A. Haggerty, Director Concord Civil Defense Agency May 11, 1953.

29 x 24 cm.

1971. I rejoice that there are owls. Henry David Thoreau.

Colored woodcut signed by hand: “Mary Azarian '71.” 46.5 x 28 cm., mounted on construction paper 51 x 30.5 cm.

1972. High Flight [a poem] By John Gillespie Magee, Jr. Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth / And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; / Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth / Of sun-split clouds—and done a hundred things / You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung / High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, / I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung / My eager craft through footless halls of air. / Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue / I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace / Where never lark, or even eagle flew. / And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod / The high untrespassed sanctity of space, / Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Color poster (GPO: 1972 O-489-678) signed “Robert Blake [the artist] / 1972.” Accompanied by a biographical note (typescript, carbon copy) of John Magee, Jr. and a note by Louis Osborne of Concord regarding sale of the poster. 35.5 x 28 cm.

The Library Committee and Corporation of the Concord Free Public Library ... 1973 Sept. 30. The Library Committee and Corporation of the Concord Free Public Library request the pleasure of your company at a Reception for Concord Authors and Open House to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the gift of the Library Building to the Town on Sunday afternoon, September thirtieth from three to five o'clock at the Library, 129 Main Street.

Broadside on card stock, with wood engraving by Michael McCurdy at head. Two copies. 35.5 x 28 cm.

1974. Sky Lights[.] A Thoreau Calendar 1974…Text from the Journals of Henry David Thoreau. Illustrations from 19th Century woodcuts. Published by Cody's Books Inc., Berkeley.

Printed in brown ink. Presented by Bartley Cardon, 2006 Jan. 13. 61 x 45.5 cm.

1975. Nutting[.] We'll go nutting once more. We'll pluck the nut of the world, and crack it in the winter evenings. A Thoreau Calendar for 1975. Text by Henry David Thoreau[.] Illustrations from 19th century engravings[.] Published by Cody's Books Inc., Berkeley.

Printed in brown ink. Some dates on calendar circled in red pencil. Presented by Bartley Cardon, 2006 Jan. 13. 57 x 44.5 cm.

1975. Massachusetts December 16, 1773 Boston Harbor a Tea Pot Tonight[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] “***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. Massachusetts April 18, 1775 The Regulars Are Out To Arms! To Arms! Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. Massachusetts April 19, 1775 Fight at Concord Bridge[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. Massachusetts July 3, 1775 Gen. Washington Takes Command[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. New Jersey June 28, 1778 : Molly Pitcher at Monmouth[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. New York May 10, 1775 Green Mt. Boys Take Ft. Ticonderoga[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. New York September 23, 1776 Nathan Hale Hanged[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. Pennsylvania December 25, 1777 Hardship at Valley Forge[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. Pennsylvania July 8, 1786 Independence[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. South Carolina October, 7, 1780 Victory Ours on King's Mountain[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. The Carolinas September 23, 1779 The Swamp Fox Strikes Again[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. Virginia March 23, 1775 “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. Virginia October 19, 1781 Cornwallis Surrenders[.] Copyright © 1975 by Leonard Everett Fisher[.] Franklin Watts, Inc. [Border text:] ***1776-1783 Delaware *** Pennsylvania *** South Carolina *** Georgia *** Connecticut *** Massachusetts *** Maryland *** Virginia *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New York *** North Carolina *** Rhode Island ***.

Illustrated poster. 91 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1975. The Minuteman—Concord, Massachusetts[.] “Here once the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard round the world” Ralph Waldo Emerson[.] 1775—American Revolution Bicentennial—1975.

Poster, illustrated with photograph of Daniel Chester French's Minute Man Statue. Gift of Anderson Photograph, 1984. 55 x 42 cm.

1975 Mar. 4. The Concord Sonata[.] John Kirkpatrick, pianist, plays Charles Ives' 2nd Sonata—‘ Concord, Mass, 1840-1860' and pieces by Mozart, Carl Ruggles & Gottschalk[.] Tuesday March 4th, 1975—8:30 P.M. Concord Academy, Performing Arts Center Admission One Dollar at the door[.] Presented by Middlesex School and Concord Academy.

Poster reproduced from hand-lettered original, illustrated with historical image of Monument Square, Concord, and printed on card stock. Two copies. 45 x 31.5 cm.

1976. New Bread A Thoreau Calendar 1976…Text by Henry David Thoreau. Illustrations from 19th century engravings. Published by Cody's Books Inc. 2454 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, Ca. 94704.

Presented by Bartley Cardon, 2006 Jan. 13. 45.5 x 61 cm.

1976. Knox trail[.] During the first winter of the Revolution, a mission of difficulty and great importance was undertaken by a young bookseller and self-made artillery expert. The following is a graphic celebration of Colonel Henry Knox's midwinter hauling of cannon across the state of Massachusetts to drive the British out of Boston in 1776. The man was Henry Knox. The feat involved dragging 120,000 pounds of artillery and ammunition across some 300 uncertain miles. The goal: the expulsion of the British from Massachusetts and a military gain for the Revolutionists. In the fall of 1775, the war—at least in Massachusetts—was at a temporary stalemate…The Revolutionists' final tactic was to fortify Nook's Hill on the right of March 16. The following day, British troops, under the directions of General Sir William Howe, realized that their position was hopeless, and abandoned their fortifications. They took with them over 900 Loyalists—including Henry Knox's parents-in-law. More than three months before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Boston had gained her freedom. In return for their promise not to burn Boston down behind them, Washington allowed the British to depart the inner harbor. They were bound for Halifax within two weeks, never to return. massachusetts bicentennial commission [sic].

Illustrated poster, signed “Joe Connolly.” 58.5 x 89 cm.

1976. A past to remember / a future to mold. American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976. GPO : 1972 O-476-587[.] For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office Washington D.C. 20402—Price 35 cents.

Color illustrative poster (printed in red, blue, and black on white), featuring image of American flag with thirteen stars. Two copies. 76 x 51 cm.

1976. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts[,] Washington, D.C. America on stage [:] 200 years of performing arts[.] A Bicentennial exhibition funded by a grant from IBM. 1976.

Color illustrative poster (printed in red, blue, black, and gold on white). At top right corner: “© Staples and Charles 1976.” Two copies. 94 x 47. (OVERSIZE.)

1976 Apr. 11. the [sic] Concord Orchestra, Richard Pittman, Conductor[.] Bicentennial Concert 51 Walden Friday, April 11—8:30 P.M. Adult—$3.00 Student—$1.50[.]…Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 56 in C Major[.] Charles Ives Three Places in New England[.] Joyce Mekeel “Toward the Source” for orchestra and chorus[.] World ‘Premiere' especially commissioned by the Town for our Bicentennial Celebration with the Concord-Carlisle High School Concert Choir[,] Mrs. Dorothy DiDomenico, Director[.] Tickets Snow Pharmacy[,] West Concord Pharmacy[,] At the door. For information call Mrs. Bert Barton, 369-5020.

Printed in red and blue on card stock. 56 x 35.5 cm.

1976 June 12. Saturday June 12, 1976 10:00 to 4:30 Concord Garden Tour[.] Tourers are invited to bring a picnic lunch to Miss Clark's garden where H. Thurston Handley, Jr. will answer gardening questions between 12:00 and 1:30. Coffee will be served[.] gardens [sic] to be are those of: Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Verrill, 7 Star Lane [;] Mr. & Mrs. Hugo Logeman 17 Heath's Bridge Road [;] Dr. & Mrs. Dana McLean Greeley 276 Main Street[;] Mr. & Mrs. Gunther Neufeld 266 Main Street[;] Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moore 179 Nashawtuc Road[;] Miss Gladys Clark 856 Lowell Road[;] Mrs. Edmund W. Fenn Alcott Road[;] Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Nelson 9 Monument Street[;] Miss Mary Chamberlin 98 Monument Street[.] Admission: $3.00. Tickets and a map will be available at any garden the day of the Tour. For advance tickets send a check and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 276 Main Street, Concord. Proceeds will benefit the Concord Mass. Woman's Club Scholarship Fund. For further information: 263-2010[,] 369-1842[.] Lettering—art work Nancy Culmore.

Poster hand-colored, on card stock. 55.5 x 43 cm.

1976 July 7. The Concord School of Philosophy 1976 Summer Conversational Series Wednesday evenings—8:00 p.m. July 7 Dr. Dana McLean Greeley “The Value of Independent Thought and the American Mind”[;] July 14 Dr. Walter Harding “It Shouldn't Have Happened to Henry”[;] July 28 Dr. Paula Bennett “The Value of Isolation in Emily Dickinson's Poetry”[;] August 4 L.D. Geller “The Ideals of the Pilgrim Fathers”[;] August 18 Linda Gray Sexton and Louise Conant—A Poetry Reading[;] August 25 Prof. Donald Pease “Emerson on Experience: A New Interpretation”[;] Sept. 15 Roland Robbins “Nothing so Restores and Humanizes Antiquity as the Discovery of some Natural Sympathy between it and the Present”—An Illustrated Lecture[.] Tickets will be available in advance at the door. Donation: $2.00, To benefit the School Restoration Fund (The Concord School of Philosophy is located to the read of the Orchard House, Lexington Road, Concord, Mass. ) Call 369-4118[.] This project is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Reproduced on card stock. 43 x 28 cm.

1976 Oct. 9. The National Park Service presents…“If Liberty Be There” Follow the trail of a Yankee peddler's rollicking quest for freedom[;] a production of The Four Winds Theatre[.] With a cast of Broadway and Television actors featuring, Saylor Creswell, John Milligan, Arlene Nadel, Grant Sheehan. Directed by Jenny Egan. Music by John Selleck. Costumes by Barbara Tholfsen. Set by Mosca. “Perhaps the most unusual of the Beyond-Broadway troupes.”—William Glover, Associated Press. “Unique!”—Cue Magazine.

Illustrative poster, printed in black and red, for performances given at the Minute Man National Historical Park, Battle Road Visitor Center, Route 2A, Lexington, Mass., 1976 Oct. 9 and 10. 42.5 x 34 cm.

1977. The Season's Wine: A Thoreau Calendar 1977…Text by Henry David Thoreau. Illustrations from 19th century engravings. Published by Cody's Books Inc. 2454 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, Ca. 94704. Printed on 100% recycled paper.

Some dates on calendar circled in red pencil. Presented by Bartley Cardon, 2006 Jan. 13. 61 x 45.5 cm.

1977 Apr. 16. 202nd Anniversary Patriots' Day Colonial Ball
April 16, 1977[.] Sponsored by the Concord Minutemen. Rose Hawthorne Building Concord, Massachusetts[.] 8-12:00 Donation $5. Tickets Available From: Dick Montminy 486-4005 Fred Donnelly 369-7151 Dave Brownell 369-7757 Lyman Viles 369-2819 Todd Pulis 369-4142 Fran McPhillips 369-3744 Joe Moynihan 369-2189 Arthur Rawlings 369-4730 Peter Orlando 369-3848[.] They won't last!

Illustrated poster. 28 x 43 cm.

 

1977 Apr. 16. 202nd anniversary Patriots' Day April 16, 1977[.] Sponsored by Co. C 1st Bn 110th Armor Massachusetts National Guard Concord Armory Concord, Massachusetts[.] Semi-formal 8-12:30.

Poster includes logo. On verso, in ink, is written: “Patriots Day / April 19th / 1977 / Ball /Posters / Bill Towler.” 41.5 x 32.5 cm.

[ 1978.] Now available $4.95 New Second Edition of Historic Concord & The Lexington Fight[.] The handbook and guide to Concord and Lexington containing maps, sketches, reproductions of the famous Doolittle's engravings of the battle of Lexington and Concord in full color and the Minuteman statues and the Old North Bridge. Friends of the Concord Public Library.

Printed in black with illustration (image of the Concord Free Public Library) in green, on card stock. Two copies. 28 x 33 cm.

 

1978 Jan. 28. Book Party! 51 Walden St., Concord January 28th 3 to 6pm[.] Refreshments[.] Join us to celebration the publication of Clear Sky, Pure Light[:] Encounters with Henry David Thoreau Compiled from Thoreau's writings by Christopher Childs[.] With an introduction by Walter Harding[.] Wood Engravings by Michael McCurdy.

Poster a composite (lettering on card stock, with front of book jacket—including portrait of Thoreau by Michael McCurdy—pasted on). 40.5 x 25.5 cm.

1979. Living the Seasons A Thoreau Calendar 1979…Text by Henry David Thoreau, excerpted from the Journal entry of August, 23, 1853. Illustrations from 19th century engravings. Designed and Published by Fred Cody. Berkeley, Ca. Printed on 100% recycled paper.

Printed in brown and green ink. Presented by Bartley Cardon, 2006 Jan. 13. 63.5 x 48 cm.

1980 Nov. 15. Nathaniel Hawthorne An exhibition to illustrate the first publication of Hawthorne 's writings[.] Margaret Clapp Library Wellesley College 15 November 1980-15 January 1981.

Broadside set in type and printed by hand in Wellesley 's Book Arts Lab to publicize an exhibition (prepared by Leslie Wilson) of holdings of the College's Special Collections. Printed on blue paper. Accompanied by photocopied typed source listing for the exhibition. 34 x 31.5 cm.

1981.…I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least;”…[part of a head and shoulders image of Henry David Thoreau, sketched in passages in manuscript from Thoreau's writings] John Sokol ©1981[.] The Thoreau Quarterly A Journal of Literary and Philosophical Studies[.] The Thoreau Quarterly 355 Ford Hall University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455[.] Subscriptions: $12.00 a year.

Poster printed in black (predominantly), green, and red. Gift of Dale Schwie, 2006 July. 60.5 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1981 Oct. 18. Three Radical Prophets. October 18 & 25; November 1st[.] Theodore Parker comes to Concord[.] First Parish Church in Concord : 20 Lexington Road Sunday, October 18, 1981 : 7:30 P.M. Theodore Parker, 1810-1860, was a Unitarian preacher and reformer in Boston, at a time when Boston was the self-styled “hub of the Universe”. As a champion of the anti-slavery movement and a leader of the abolitionist party, he stepped boldly into controversy and his fiery sermons earned him the title “The Great American Preacher”…Margaret Fuller comes to Arlington[.] First Parish Church in Arlington : 630 Mass. Ave. Sunday, October 25: 7:30 P.M. Margaret Fuller was an American woman of letters, social critic and Transcendentalist. She was a leader in founding and defining a true American literature and culture. She spoke out courageously on the condition of women and wrote the first major American statement on women's rights: “Woman in the Nineteenth Century”…Robert Ingersoll comes to Lexington[.] First Parish Church in Lexington : On the Green Sunday, November 1, 1981 : 7:30 P.M. Robert Green Ingersoll rode the American lecture circuit from 1876 to 1899, drawing crowds in the tens of thousands. An attorney and Civil War colonel, he battled for the rights of women, blacks and children long before they became popular causes…Series: $8 ($5 students & Srs.) Single: $3 ($2 students and Srs.).

Poster reproduces manuscript and typescript text illustrated with portraits of first-person interpreters of Parker, Fuller, and Ingersoll (Ted Watson, Laurie James, and Roger E. Greeley, respectively), in character. 55.5 x 37.5 cm.

1983 [May]. Welch puts down roots in Concord…The Triumph of Ephraim Bull…Success!…Enter Thomas Welch…Homecoming…©1983 Welch Foods Inc. Welch Foods Inc., 100 Main Street, Concord, Massachusetts 01742.

Illustrated poster (also published as advertisement in Boston Globe, 1983 May 23, p. 11). Two copies. 40.5 x 28 cm. Accompanied by enlarged photographic reproduction of same, presented by Jordan, Case & McGrath, Inc. (54 x 38 cm.).

1983 July 21. Treasures from the Concord Free Public Library[.] Exhibited at The Concord Antiquarian Museum July 21- November 28, 1983[.] 200 Lexington Road, Concord, Massachusetts 01742.

Poster printed in maroon ink, with black and white illustration (facsimile of title-page of Concord Free Public Library copy of Peter Bulkeley's The Gospel-Covenant, 1651). Two copies. 28 x 43 cm.

1983 [Fall]. A Halloween Canticle by Christopher Roof[.] Halloween comes toward the end of each year, / Seasoning autumn with tinges of fear…Calligraphy by Kristina '83.

Poster reproduced poem in calligraphy (calligrapher Kristina Joyce), on orange paper. 43 x 25.5 cm.

1984 Oct. 7. An Exhibition[.] Currier & Ives Revisited[.] Concord Antiquarian Museum, October 7- November 15, 1984…

Color poster with illustration (identified as “From the Popular and Applied Graphic Art Collections, Prints and Photographs Division, the Library of Congress”). 81 x 56 cm.

1984 Oct 27. The Barrow Bookstore and The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library Invite you to an Evening of Great Ghost Stories and Other Tales. Jackie Torrence, the nationally known “Story Lady” will work her magic for the benefit of The Concord Free Public Library Capital Campaign. Date: October 27. Time: 8:00 p.m. Place: Concord Academy Performing Arts Center, 194 Main Street[.] Tickets: In advance at the Library and Richardson Drug Co. Price: $4.50 in advance. $5.00 at the door. For more information call 369-4448. Especially recommended for adults.

Printed in black, red, and white, with illustration (photograph). Two copies (one inscribed by Jackie Torrence for the Concord Free Public Library). 43 x 28 cm.

1985. Liberty[.] Leonard Everett Fisher ©1985 The Children's Book Council, Inc.

Illustrative color poster, with image of the Statue of Liberty. 56 x 36 cm.

1985. Beech Hill, Maine[.] In memoriam, Frances & Philip Hofer…W.H. Bond[.] Printed by Meriden-Stinehour Press[.] 200 copies for the Club of Odd Volumes & 100 for the Houghton Library[.] Copyright ©1985 Harvard Magazine.

Broadside poem, printed in black and brown within a green type border. Gift of William Henry Bond, 1986. 45.5 x 30.5 cm.

1985 Sept. 14. Come have a ball on our 350th ! Saturday September 14th, 1985 Concord Armory[.] Tickets $20.00/person Available at Richardson 's Drugs Snow's Pharmacy West Concord Five & Ten West Concord Pharmacy[.] Checks payable to: Town of Concord/350th Ball[.] Dance down memory lane with John Payne and his orchestra 7:30 to 10:15 then twist and shout with Girl's Night Out 11:00 to 1:30 A.M. Creative black tie[.] Ticket availability is limited. An official event of the Concord Massachusetts 350th Anniversary Committee.

Illustrative poster (artwork by C.O.A. Bosch), printed in black and red on heavy coated paper. Concord 350th anniversary logo in lower right corner. 38.5 x 56.5 cm.

[1988.] Clothier of the Assabet[:] The Mill and Town of Edward Carver Damon[.] Renee Garrelick.

Poster from illustrated book jacket in black, white, and rust, printed on heavy tan paper. Poster also includes book summary (on back of jacket, or bottom left part of poster) and author and title information (on jacket spine, or center of poster). 23 x 39.5 cm.

1989 Apr. 24. The Village University Week[.] Organized by The Center for American Studies at Concord[.] “It is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women. It is time that villages were universities.” Henry David Thoreau[.] There is no charge for any events of The Village University Week in Concord[.] Lyceum events at the Colonial Inn[:] Monday, April 24, 8 p.m. Comparative Cosmologies I: Four Perspectives on Improving the Human Condition, with Jay Forrester, scientist and systems theorist; Joel Pitlor, management consultant; Slow Turtle, Supreme Medicine Man of the Wampanoag Nation; Charles Willie, educator and church lay leader. Seminar evenings…Tuesday, April 25; 7:30 p.m. Unlocking the Past: Searching for the Life of the Old Damon Mill, Renee Garrelick…Power, Authority and Leadership, Rod Ferris…Retrospects and Prospects: America at the End of a Century and Millennium, Hank Sikkema…19th Century Women Through the Eyes of the Alcotts, Barbara Forman and Jane Sciacca…The Case for a Unitarian Universalist Left, Lawrence Swaim…The Search for Utopia in 19th Century America: A Slide Show, Jayme Sokolow…Transcendentalism Translated: Thoreau's Science of Life, Stuart Weeks…An Evening of Stories and Verse with Grandpas Jim Powers and Eric Smith…Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. Concord as Story: A Poet's View, Chris Roof…Thoreau the Preservationist, Tom Blanding…How Can We Nurture the Young Child: The Role of Imagination and Rhythm in the Early Years, Juliane Weeks and Martha Rowse…The Story of the Resurrection of the Colonial Minutemen, Jason Korell…Voices of Children: Reflections of a Poet in the Schools—an Evening of Readings, Carol Bearse…The Sandwich Generation: Childcare and Eldercare Options of Our Times, Richard and Debby Beinecke…Walt Whitman's Poetry: Reading and Discussion, Jayme Sokolow…High Technology Art: Human Perspectives, David Durlach…Stories of Old Concord, Peanut Macone and Doc Tucker…The Opening of the American Mind: Concord Perspectives, August Jaccaci and Stuart Weeks…Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. Meetings with Native American Culture, Shirley Blancke…merica and the Faustian Dream: The Dynamics of Power in America, Lawrence Swaim…Hypothesis Two: Reflections of Leadership, Productivity and Creativity, Hrand Saxenian…The Life and Flow of Our Concord Rivers, Richard Walton and Richard Beinecke…The Meaning of Democracy in Moscow, West Berlin and Concord, Jack Forbes…Nepal and the Dilemma of Third World Development: A Slide Show, Jayme Sokolow…The Poem and the Picture: Conversations on the Creative Process, Michael Marlow and Dennis Taylor…Beyond War: Life Time Reflections, Larry and Evelyn Zuk…Ceremonial Time: The Meaning of Place in Our Times, John Mitchell…The Emerson and Thoreau Women, Anne McGrath and Phyllis Cole…A Glimpse Back into Colonial Life in Concord, Eugene Prowten…Flowers: How They Came, Why They are Here, Mary Walker…Keynote Address and Panel Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Town House[:] Dr. Barbara Mossberg, formerly the U.S. government's American Studies Scholar-in-Residence (1986-88), currently the Center's Scholar-in-Residence, will give the keynote address on “The Concord Perspective: Concord's Role in the Forming of American Culture.”…An evening with Arun Gandhi Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m., Concord-Carlisle High School[:] Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will continue the theme of the village university by speaking about his efforts to continue his grandfather's work in India, South Africa and America. Gandhi will also discuss Thoreau's influence on his grandfather. The Center for American Studies at Concord is a non-profit, educational corporation whose aim is to foster, through the study of one community, a deeper understanding of the American experience and to explore how this experience can contribute to our future as a global community. For further information, contact the Center for American Studies at Concord, 369-4252.

Printed on gray paper. 43 x 28 cm.

1989 July 14. Town of Concord[.] Concord, Massachusetts[.] Proclamation. Whereas, the Town of Concord, Massachusetts and the City of Saint Mandé, France are sister cites; and Whereas, in this year of 1989 the French people are celebrating the bicentennial of the beginning of the French Revolution, July 14, 1789; and Whereas, much inspiration for that historic movement has been show to derive from the American War of Independence, 1775-1783;…Now Therefore, we, as the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Concord, Massachusetts, solemnly proclaim July 14, 1989 to be celebrated in the Town of Concord as the French Revolution Bicentennial Day, in recognition of the long friendship between the peoples of France and the United States, and particularly in recognition of the warm ties established between Concord and Saint Mandé through exchange visits of students, athletic teams, and individuals of both towns. May the French Revolutionary motto, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, continue to inspire respect for Human Rights. Long live close ties between Concord and Saint Mandé!

Proclamation includes color vignette of North Bridge, and lines of blue and red at left margin. 43 x 28 cm.

1990.…On Call[:] A Medical Journey. Renee Garrelick.

Poster from illustrated book jacket in black, white, and green, printed on heavy paper. Poster also includes Massachusetts Medical Society logo (on back of jacket, or bottom left part of poster) and author and title information (on jacket spine, or center of poster). 24.5 x 37.5 cm.

1991.…Walden Woods[:] Cradle of American Conservation[.] “Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it. We need the tonic of wildness.”—Henry D. Thoreau Walden; or, Life in the Woods 1854.

Color poster on coated paper, illustrated with map of Walden Woods. “© 1991 Thoreau Country Conservation Alliance. Produced by The Walden Woods Project, 18 Tremont Street, Suite 630, Boston, MA 02108, Tel. 617-367-3787 Printed on recycled paper.” Two copies. 95 x 61 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

1992. Now in Shambhala Pocket Classics Walden Or Life in the Woods Henry David Thoreau[.] Selections from the American Classic. Help Save Walden Woods! The royalties from the sales of this edition of Walden will be donated to the Walden Woods Project, a nonprofit organization working to preserve the historic and environmentally sensitive land around Walden Pond. Illustrations by Michael McCurdy. Copyright © the artist. ©1992 Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115. Printed on recycled paper.

50.5 x 35.5 cm.

1994. Cozy up with a classic Winona Ryder Trini Alvarado Kirsten Dunst Claire Danes and Susan Sarandon for America 's Libraries[.] Photograph ©1994 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Poster ©1994 American Library Association. Design: Natalie Wargin Design.

Illustrative color Little Women movie tie-in poster. 87 x 56 cm.

1994 Apr. 30. The Massachusetts Arborists Association and the Department of Environment Management invite you to celebrate Arbor Day at Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord, MA Saturday, April 30, 1994[.] 8:00 am Arboriculture demonstrations: pruning, planting, maintenance and removal. Professional arborists and MASS ReLeaf representatives on hand to answer questions. Tree seedlings available. Smokey the Bear will be making appearances. 10:00 am Arbor Day Ceremony. Volunteers to plant trees on the shores of Walden Pond. New England Tree Climbing Competition: speed climbing, rope throw line and aerial rescue. 12:00 noon Refreshments will be available. 2:00 pm New England Tree Climbing Competition fFnals. For more information contact: Walden Pond State Reservation, Route 126, Concord, MA 01742 (508) 369-3254. Directions: Route 128 to Route 2 West, to Route 126 South, park entrance is quarter mile south of the Route 2 intersection with Route 126. Co-sponsored by The Walden Conservancy, The Walden Woods Project, Bertucci's, Boston Edison, Dunkin' Donuts, Coggin's, Poland Spring, Veryfine, Durgin-Park and Bull Electronics.

Illustrative poster printed in rust and green on cream paper. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management logo at bottom. 43.5 x 28 cm.

The Bee is Coming ... 1994 Nov. 19. The Bee is coming!!!! The Concord Spelling Bee Concord Educational Fund[.] Saturday, November 19, 1994 6:30 pm C.C.H.S. Auditorium[.] For more information: (508) 369-3919 or (508) 369-1768[.] Bzzzzzzzzz…Silent Auction too! design [sic] by Linson Design Associates.

Illustrative poster on heavy paper, printed in black and gray, with yellow applied by hand. 43 x 28 cm.

1994 Dec. 4. Majestic Brass an Orchestrated Event of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Association of Volunteers[.] Sunday, December 4, 1994 4:00 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church 8 Elm Street Concord, Massachusetts[.] Tickets available at Snows Drug Store, Main Street, Concord, or Telephone Boston Symphony Volunteer Office 617-638-9390[.] Benefactor $60.00 ($43.00 tax deductible) Patron $40.00 ($30.00 tax deductible) General Admission $15.00 ($11.00 tax deductible) Senior or child 12 years $8.00 ($5.00 tax deductible).

Illustrative poster printed in red on card stock. 28 x 21.5 cm.

1994 Dec. 10. 49th Season The Concord Chorus F. John Adams, Music Director 15th Annual Christmas Concert Six Centuries of French Christmas Music[.] Saturday December 10 at 4 & 7 pm Trinity Church Elm St. Concord[.] Adults $10, Seniors and Children Free[.] Tickets available at the door, from Chorus members, the Lexington Ticket Agency, or at (617) 862-7186 or (508) 263-9238. Ongoing support during the concert season is provided by Digital Equipment Corp., the GenRad Foundation, the MITRE Corp., NEC Technologies, Inc., Nuclear Metals, Inc., Welch's of Concord, and W.R. Grace and Co. This program is supported in part by the Concord Cultural Council, a local agency; the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State Agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Illustrative poster, printed in burgundy on ivory paper, in two sizes. Two copies. One copy at 28 x 21.5 cm., the other at 43 x 28 cm.

1995 Nov. 3. One small candle: The Leyden Years by Linda Day. An historical drama based on the last three years the pilgrims spent in Holland before sailing for America[.] Performed by the Imago School Friday, November 3, 1995 at 7:30 PM at the Emerson Umbrella, Concord, MA[.] Admission is free of charge.

Hand-colored illustrative poster on heavy paper. 37 x 27.5 cm.

1996. Henry D. Thoreau Faith in a Seed[.] The First Publication of Thoreau's Last Manuscript[.] Island Press / A Shearwater Book Washington, D.C. Covelo, California.

Illustrated color poster for book edited by Bradley P. Dean. 59.5 x 44.5 cm.

1996. “All history becomes subjective; in other words, there is properly no history; only biography.”—Essays: First Series [1841]. History. Emerson. Emerson: The Mind on Fire, By Robert. D. Richardson Jr. Published by University of California Press.

Poster printed in black and red on heavy coated paper, illustrated with woodcut (portrait of Emerson) by Barry Moser. Book published 1996 Nov. 6. 31.5 x 48 cm.

1998 Apr. 19. By proclamation of the Board of Selectmen of Concord, Massachusetts[.] Days of Remembrance 1998[.] April 19-26[.] The Eighteenth Annual Holocaust Memorial Program in the Town of Concord…Sunday April 26, 1998 7:30-9:00 PM Town House Concord Center[.] Presented by the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council Designated Liaison of the Concord Board of Selectmen.

Illustrative poster in red and white on black. 34 x 27 cm.

[1998, late.] Tidings of Comfort & Joy[.] An Olde Concord Christmas at the Concord Museum November 21-January 3[.] Dear Friends, This holiday season, please join us for an exhibition celebrating the fine art of letter-writing[.] Guided tours Weekdays, December 2-18[,] Museum Café Weekdays, December 2-18[,] Candlelight Evenings Friday, December 11 & 18[,] Family and Children's Programs, December 6, 29, & 30[.] Concord Museum on Cambridge Turnpike in historic Concord, Massachusetts (978) 369-9763 for reservations or more information.

Illustrative poster printed in rust on on heavy tan paper; added label printed with text from “Dear Friends” through “December 6, 29, & 30” pasted to poster. 43 x 28 cm.

1999 June. The Concord Grape: An American Classic[.] Howdy Doody says: “Try my Favorite” Welch's new Frozen Grape Juice…Concord Museum June 25- November 7, 1999.

Illustrated color poster; image of Howdy Doody and a can of Welch's concentrated frozen grape juice courtesy Welch's, Concord, MA. 43 x 28 cm.

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Date range: 2000-<2015>
Number of items: 26 items
Drawer/Folder: 3/2

2000. Herbert Wendell Gleason, Photographer[.] H.W. Gleason at Thoreau's cairn, Walden Pond,
Concord, Massachusetts, May 9, 1908[.] From a glass plate negative in the Concord Free Public Library.

Poster consists of grayscale reproduction of Gleason photograph, captioned and enclosed within a gold line border. Published by the Concord Free Public Library. 55.5 x 43.5 cm.

2000 Sept. 1. The Fullness of Life[.] Paintings & Drawings by Mary Colman Wheeler[.] The Concord Free Public Library[.] September 1-29, 2000.

Color poster reproducing painting by and signature of Mary Colman Wheeler. 55.5 x 43.5 cm.

2000 Nov. 18. Seventh Annual The bee is coming! The Concord Spelling Bee[.] A fabulous silent auction takes place during this community fundraising event. A fun-filled family event. Admission is free. Saturday, November 18, 2000 6:30-9:30 pm.
Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium[.] Concord Education Fund[.] Proceeds go to the Concord Education Fund to fund new curricula and innovative programs throughout the Concord Public Schools.

Illustrative poster, printed on heavy paper in black, red, pink, and orange. “ logo ©Rebecca Linson Szetela. All rights reserved. ” 43 x 28 cm.

2000 Dec. 8. The
Concord Carlisle High School Drama Program presents To Kill a Mockingbird[.] December 8 & 9 7:30 PM December 10 2:00 PM Concord Carlisle High School 500 Walden Street, Concord[.] Tickets ($8) available at Video Revolution, West Concord 5 & 10, CCHS Room A-6 and at the door.

Illustrative poster, printed on heavy paper. 43 x 28 cm.

2002 Apr. 9. Lessons of Little Women[.] A Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education Series[.] Tuesdays: April 9th, April 30th, May 7th 7:30-9:00 p.m. First Parish Church,
Concord[.] The upcoming decennial production of “Little Women” by The Concord Players (April 19th-May 5th) prompts a renewed interest in Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, and its heroine, Jo March, who was largely based on Miss Alcott herself. This series attempts to address the enduring nature of Little Women, from generation to generation—and throughout the world. April 9th: “I wanted to be just like Jo!” State Representative Cory Atkins, conservationist Marian Thornton, writer and former Concord Journal editor Lucille Daniel, Concord Free Public Library Director Barbara Powell, and actress (and Jo March from the 1992 Concord Player's “Little Women”) Kate Clarke will discuss—in spirited fashion and moderated by Orchard House Executive Director Jan Turnquist—the impact and relevance, over time and to the world today, of Little Women and the principles of the remarkable Alcott family. April 30th [“30th” supplied in manuscript over original incorrectly printed date]: “Mentors & Friends of Louisa May Alcott” Jayne Gordon, Education Program Director of the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, and Melissa Pennell, Professor of English at UMASS-Lowell, will embrace an Alcottian lecture-discussion format to discover how living in the “amicable town” of Concord, with Emerson and Thoreau as friends, influenced Miss Alcott—and, in turn, Jo March. May 7th: “Performing Little Women—Variations on a Classic” Kate Henchman, writer, developmental psychologist, and Resident Scholar at Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center, will examine the ways in which changing social norms have been reflected in performances of Little Women in film, television, and the stage—and how they may have differed from those expressed by Miss Alcott. A variety of visual materials, including excerpts from the 1933, 1949, and 1994 Little Women movies, will illustrate this talk. Sponsored by: Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education, Concord Players, Orchard House, and First Parish Wright Center[.] $15 for the Series No charge for Concord teachers and their students, but registration is still required, please. Register through Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education (978.318.1540).

Illuistrated color poster, printed on heavy paper. 43 x 28 cm.

2002 Apr. 19. The Concord Players present the decennial production of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott[,] adapted for the stage by David Fielding Smith. Tickets available at The Harness Shop. April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 May 3, 4, 5, 2002 51 Walden Street.

Illustrated poster, printed on heavy paper. 43 x 28 cm.

2002 May 3. Concord Comes Calling[.] Tour seven elegant homes in Concord[.] A benefit for Orchard House—Home of the Alcotts[.] Friday, May 3, 2002 9:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Tickets in Advance $20 members $23 non-members[.] Tickets on the day $22 members $25 non-members[.] For more information contact Orchard House 399 Lexington Road P.O. Box 343 (978) 369-4118 Fax (978) 369-1367.

Illustrative poster, printed in blue on heavy cream-colored paper. 39.5 x 28 cm.

2002 Sept. 7. West Concord Family Festival. Saturday September 7th 10:00-3:00[.] Amusements rides & games Dunk Tank & Moonbounce[.] Parade Starts at 10 at the Elks Club[.] Raffle[.] Food & Treats[.] Arts & Crafts[.] Live Entertainment The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble—as seen on Sesame Street ! Blood Drive[.] Co-Sponsored by the Town of Concord.

Illustrative color poster on heavy paper. 43 x 27.5 cm.

2002 Sept. 21. Concord Candy Drop[.] Saturday, September 21, 2002……2:00 pm on the CCHS Field ( Concord Carlisle High School )[.] Watch candy fall from the sky! Refreshments, book sale and book signing immediately following the candy drop in the CCHS cafeteria[.] Meet the real “Chocolate Pilot” Berlin Airlift hero Colonel (Ret) Gail Halvorsen and the author of “Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot” local children's author Margot Raven[.] Book sale proceeds to benefit the renovation of the Young Adult section of the Concord Free Public Library. All events are free. Donations are gratefully accepted. Information: 978 318-3347[.] Catch a parachute of hope! Sponsored by the Concord Free Public Library, the Concord Bookshop, and the Nick Ressler Memorial Fund.

Illustrative poster on heavy paper, printed in black and white on blue. 35.5 x 27.5 cm.

2002 Oct. 25. Livingston Taylor Concert with a Silent Auction at the Emerson Umbrella[.] To benefit Concord Youth Theatre[.] Friday, October 25, 2002, 8:00 p.m. Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA[.] 6:30 p.m. Silent Auction opens (all ticket holders will have access to the auction)[.] 7:00 p.m. Reception with the Artist (for Producer's Circle ticket holders only)[.] Producer's Circle $100 Includes reception with the artist, premium seating, and CD Director's Circle $50 Includes choice seating and CD Concert Only $30 General seating in designated area[.] Tickets available through Concord Youth Theatre Box Office (978) 371-1482[.] ©John Goodman.

Poster on heavy paper, illustrated with photograph of Livingston Taylor. 43 x 28 cm.

2002 Nov. 23. Bring the Whole Family to—the Ninth Annual Concord Spelling Bee. Saturday, November 23, 2002, 6:00-9:30 pm. Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium[.] Silent auction too!! Admission is free[.] Concord Education Fund Making public schools better, one grant at a time!

Illustrative poster, printed on heavy paper in red, purple, and black. “ logo ©Rebecca Linson Szetela. All rights reserved. ” 43 x 28 cm.

2003. Concord Police Department 2003 Concord, Massachusetts[.] Officer Karen Casey, Officer Chuck DiRienzo, Sergeant Paul Flynn, Sergeant Brian H. Goldman, Officer Peter P. Holman, Lead Dispatcher Richard Landers, Dispatcher Anthony R. Marabella, Detective Jeff Melisi, Detective Sergeant Joe Morahan, Detective Paul Morrison, Officer Thomas M. Mulcahy, Detective Robert Shea, Officer Jack Skinner, Dispatcher Walter W. Waite, Officer Kevin P. Walsh, Officer Yvette D. Washington, Offficer Keith A Harrington, Officer Rob Capone, Officer Brian R. Doak, Sergeant Joseph R. Connell, Jr., Dispatcher Wendy J. Charest, Officer Barryn Carlton, Dispatcher Nancy L. Campbell, Inspector Scott Camilleri, Lieutenant Paul Macone, Officer Lindalee T. Layne, Officer Tim Landers, Sergeant John Kennedy, Officer Richard Hodgson, Inspector James Forten, Lieutenant Barry Neal, Sergeant Roy Mulcahy, Officer Kevin Monahan, Office Gerry Mearn, K9 Unit Pativ, Officer Joseph E. Manchuso, Chief Leonard J. Wetherbee, Jr., Officer Christopher J. Troiano, K9 Officer Sylvia Toumayan, Officer Jeffrey Shelley.

Color poster on heavy paper, with reproduced photographs of members of the 2003 Concord Police Department. 61 x 58 cm.

2003 Autumn. Check Out a Chair—Give It a Story[.] Program and auction to support the new Young Adult Centre, Autumn, 2003[.] The Concord Free Public Library[.] Chair artists (top, down, left to right)—Row 1: Rebecca Morris, Mildred Johnson, Alexandra Winsby, Isabel Walsh. Row 2: Fayth Chamberland, Jane Misslin, Rebecca Lee/Kathryn Schaefer/Allison Keller, Patrick Raleigh. Row 3: Colby A. Silver/Aryn Murphy, Susan Armstrong, Mimsey Stromeyer, Jennie Siegel. Row 4: Lila Novototskava/Andrei Khmelnzki, Deborah Lovend, Lena Lax/Sara Robitalle/Janet Lee/Austin Eifler/Lucy Fandel, Torie Burmeister/Elise Goodhue/Jordan Lovejoy/Gail Burmeister. Event Chair—Sue Gladstone.

Color poster printed on heavy paper, illustrated with photographs of chairs decorated for fundraising auction. 63.5 x 48.5 cm.

2004 August. The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau[.] True Books for Deliberate Readers[.] Excursions Edited by Joseph J. Moldenhauer Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2005[.] A Yankee in Canada [,] Natural History in Massachusetts [,] A Walk to Wachusett[,] The Landlord[,] A Winter Walk[,] Walking[,] The Succession of Forest Trees[,] Autumnal Tints[,] Wild Apples…Herbert Wendell Gleason photographs reproduced courtesy of the Concord Free Public Library.

Color poster printed in black, white, and green on heavy paper, illustrated with photographs by Herbert Wendell Gleason. Gift of the Thoreau Edition, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, 2004 Aug. 40 x 50 cm.

[2005.] Sutton Foster in Little Women the musical[,] also starring Maureen McGovern as Marmee[.] Six generations have read this story. This one will sing it. Randall L. Wreghitt, Dani Davis, Ken Gentry…The musical book by Allan Knee Music by Jason Howland Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein…Choreography by Michael Lichtefeld Directed by Susan H. Schulman…Tickets: Telecharge.com or call…www.LittleWomenOnBroadway.com[.] Virginia Theatre 245 West 52nd Street.

Illustrative color poster printed on card stock. “Art: FRAVER/EMG.”Gift, 2006 Dec. 56 x 35.5 cm.

[2009 September.]  50th Anniversary, 1959 [-] 2009.  Minute Man National Historical Park.

Printed program for MMNHP Gala Celebration on September 20, 2009 (Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington) and admission ticket to Sponsor’s Reception included with broadside poster.  37.5 x 25.25 cm.  

[2010.]  The Concord Free Public Library.  375 Images of Concord [montage image of CFPL created using multiple Concord-related images] . . .

Produced by John Phelan to mark the 375th anniversary of Concord’s incorporation.  Gift of John Phelan, 2010.  30 x 47.75 cm.

[2010.]  Ralph Waldo Emerson.  375 Images of Concord.  From a postcard at the Concord Free Public Library . . . [montage image of RWE created using multiple Concord-related images] . . .

Produced by John Phelan to mark the 375th anniversary of Concord’s incorporation.  Gift of John Phelan, 2010.  30 x 47.75 cm.

2010 May 21, 22 and 23. Concord Celebrates / 200 / Margaret Fuller Bicentennial[;] at First Parish in Concord & Concord Free Public Library, Concord, Massachusetts[.] A weekend of events celebrating Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) ... Sponsored by[:] Transcendentalism Council at First Parish in Concord[,] Concord Free Public Library[,] Concord Museum[,] Emerson House[,] Emerson Forum[,] The Old Manse[,] The Thoreau Society [and] Concord Bookshop[.]

Illustrative color poster printed on heavy paper. Copy posted on CFPL bulletin board by the Transcendentalism Council at First Parish, reclaimed for addition to Special Collections after conclusion of the Margaret Fuller celebration, 2010. 44 x 28 cm.

[2010.] Thoreau Farm, Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau -- Concord, MA / Rich Stevenson [,] Rude Bridge Construction ... [2011 Calendar.]

Single sheet calendar printed on glossy paper, with a col. photo of the Thoreau Farm. Gift of Rich Stevenson , 2010. 44 x 28 cm.

[2011] June 2.  Historic Concord and the Lexington Fight.  Join us as author Leslie Wilson discusses her new edition of Historic Concord . . . Thursday June 2 . . . Cary Memorial Library . . . Lexington, MA . . . 34.75 x 27.75 cm.

[2013] April 5. Margaret Fuller in Love . . . Biographer Megan Marshal takes the occasion of the anniversary of Margaret Fuller's first meeting with her lover Giovanni Ossoli to give an account of Fuller's years in revolutionary Rome as war correspondent, hospital director, and romantic. . . . Friday, April 5, 7:00 p[.]m[.][,] Concord Free Public Library[,] 129 Main Street, Concord ... 43 x 28 cm.

[2014] March 16. Margaret Fuller[:] A Heroine for the 21st Century[.] A lecture by Megan Marshall[,] Sunday, March 16, 3:00 p[.]m[.] 43 x 28 cm. 2 copies.

2015 April 12. Remembering Abraham Lincoln on he 150th Anniversary of his Death[.] First Parish in Concord[,] Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 p[.]m[.] 43 x 28 cm.

2015 July 9-12. Thoreau Society Annual Gathering[:] Thoreau's Sense of Place[.] In memory of J. Walter Brain[,] July 9-12, 2015 . . . Masonic Temple, Monument Sq[.] . . . 43 x 28 cm.

 

 

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Number of items: 8 items
Drawer/Folder: 3/3
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Britain. I see her not dispirited, not weak, but well remembering that she has seen dark days before;—indeed with a kind of instinct that she sees a little better in a cloudy day, and that in storm and battle and calamity she has a secret vigour and a pulse like cannon I see her in her old age, not decrepit, but young, and still daring to believe in her power of endurance and expansion Seeing this I say, all hail! Mother of nations, mother of heroes, with strength still equal to the time[—]Ralph Waldo Emerson[.] Issued by The People's Refreshment House Association, Ltd., 193 Regent Street, London, W. 1.

Printed in black and red within green border. 76 x 51 cm.

Cattle Show. Owing to the scarcity of small change purchasers of tickets are requested to be as accommodating as possible, and present exactly the amount of currency necessary.

Lower right corner torn off (text unaffected). 35 x 50.5 cm.

The Cheshire County Savings Bank Incorporated 1847 The opening of the Cheshire Railroad Keene[,] New Hampshire [,] May Sixteenth 1848 Cheshire Railroad Company Incorporated 1844.

Color poster on heavy paper, reproducing Barry Faulkner Keene mural image of railroad opening; text comes from lettering at bottom of mural. Purchased from Malcolm Ferguson (late 1990s?). 25.5 x 45.5 cm.

Concord Massachusetts “…To whatever quarter of the world I may wander, I shall deem it good fortune that I have from Concord North Bridge.”—Henry David Thoreau Harvard Class Book 1837. Art/Production Studios Post Office Box 222 West Concord Massachusetts 01781.

Illustrative poster printed in black and orange on white, including rendering of Daniel Chester French's Minute Man Statue. Artwork signed “Enroth.” 56 x 43.5 cm. (OVERSIZE.)

George W. Minns Will deliver a Free Lecture On the Humorous Poetry of James Russell Lowell, in the Vestry of the Unitarian Church, on Wednesday evening next, April 26th—to commence at quarter to 8. All are invited.

Printed broadside notice with blank lines included for manuscript additions. The following portions of the text were added in manuscript: “the Humorous Poetry of James Russell Lowell,” “Vestry of the Unitarian Church,” and “Wednesday evening next, April 26th,—to commence at quarter to 8. All are invited.” 24 x 30.5 cm.

“…if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” H.D. Thoreau. Brad Parker, 290 Pine Hill Rd., Chelmsford, Ma.

Illustrated poster on heavy tan paper, reproducing photograph of house and trees. 76 x 62.5 cm.

[ Japanese Thoreau Broadside] [Japan-America Literature Society. Great spring conference. Time: May 19 (Sat.) from 1:00 P.M. Place: class room 833, Hosei University, free admission. Lecture: Sadakichi Hartman, Saburo Ota ( Tokyo University ). Thoreau 100 year commemorative symposium. MC: Hikaru Saito ( Tokyo University ). Lecturer: Masayoshi Higasiyama (Kansaigakuin Univerity), Tokohiko Yamasaki ( Osaka City University ), [unknown name] ( Aoyamagakuin University ). Research company: England America Literature Dictionary by Literature PhD. Isamu Saito (Zoto New Publications).]

Piece in Japanese; translation by Rhia. 52 x 37 cm.

Public Temperance Meeting. There Will be a Temperance Meeting in Walden Hall, Concord, on Tuesday Evening, July 11th At Eight o'clock. H.C. Duganne, of Lowell, will be present and address the meeting. All are cordially invited to be present.

Printed broadside notice with blank spaces included for manuscript additions. The following portions of the text were penciled in manuscript: “Walden Hall, Concord,” “Tuesday,” “July 11th,” “ Eight o'clock,” “H.C. Duganne, of Lowell, will be present and address the meeting.” Torn, with some damage to text. 23.5 x 30 cm.

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