Quincy Historical Society Newsletters

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Adams, Abigail

  • American Independence traced in Adams letters. Day, David. Winter 1976.
  • When Abigail returned to Quincy (5th grade student views 20th century Quincy through the eyes of Abigail Adams). Crowley, Maura E. Fall 1988.

 


Adams Academy

  • The Academy founded by John Adams. Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1984.
  • Academy history starts with John Adams. Winter 1973.
  • Adams Academy - An architectural landmark. Winter 1973.
  • Adams Academy on the National Register. Winter 1974.
  • An interscholastic beginning in Quincy. Holly, H. Hobart. Fall 1980.
  • Journal of George B. Morison, Adams Academy student, 1879. Wainwright, Ruth H. Fall 1987.
  • Our Adams Academy building a National Historic Landmark. Fall 1994.

 


Adams Birthplaces

  • Adams Birthplaces open for 79th season. Spring 1975.
  • Another busy year at Adams Birthplaces. Winter 1973.
  • At the Birthplaces. Fall 1975.
  • An interesting find on the John Quincy Adams Birthplace. Fall 1993.
  • An interesting finding on the John Quincy Adams Birthplace. Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1987.
  • Report on the Birthplaces. Winter 1974.
  • We must take steps to save the Birthplaces (Letter of William A. O’Connell). Summer 1977.

 


Adams, John

  • American Independence traced in Adams letters. Day, David. Winter 1976.
  • John Adams’ deeds to the Town of Quincy, 1882 (Reprint of deeds establishing Adams Temple and School Fund). Spring 1994.
  • .John Adams views on slavery. Spring 1985.
  • Quincy and the Constitution. Fall 1987.

 


Adams, John Quincy

 


Beale, Benjamin

  • Captain Benjamin Beale. Lowenthal, Larry. Winter 2000.
  • Benjamin Beale and Formation of Town of Quincy. Lowenthal, Larry. Spring 2001.

 


Bethel (Ship)

 


Boynton Bicycle Electric Railway

  • The Boston, Quincy and Fall River Bicycle Railway. Holly, H. Hobart. Fall 1976.

 


Braintree

  • Old Braintree, A parent town. Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1982.

 


Brewer’s Corner

  • Brewer's Corner formed by granite industry. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1982.

 


Briant, Lemuel

  • Reverend Lemuel Briant and the Roots of Liberal Theology in Colonial Massachusetts. Fall 1997.

 


Calendars

  • Two calendars - Two dates. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1986.

 


Churches

  • Mansit; A study as to the location of the Old Stone Meeting House in Old Braintree, now Quincy. Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1988.

 


Civil War

  • The Civil War Memoirs of Colonel Abner B. Packard. Hoffmann, Elliott W. Winter 1987.

 


Coach Lace

  • Coach Lace-An old Quincy industry. Marsh, Miriam N. Spring 1988.

 


Constitution

  • The Constitution of Massachusetts (Contains wording on plaque on “Constitution Common” and photo of Herter painting of drafting of constitution). Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1992.
  • The “Most Important Historical Event” (Photo of monument on “Constitution Common”). Fall 1980.
  • Quincy and the Constitution. Fall 1987.

 


Dorothy Quincy House

  • The Quincys' homes in Quincy. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1983.

 


Education

  • Historical Society hosts “Immersion Week”. Winter 1976.

 


Finns

  • Granite drew the Finnish to Quincy. Nisula, Walter O. Spring 1984.

 


Fire Department

  • History- of fire protection in the city of Quincy (review of book by Robert N. Mood). Cameron, Dr. James R. Summer 1977.

 


Fires

  • Wet blankets save the store (Quincy connection to the Great Boston Fire). Spring 1984.

 


Germantown

  • Joseph Crellius and German immigration to New England 1740-1754; The background of Germantown in Quincy, Massachusetts. Bloomberg, Robert Paul. Summer 1989 .

 


Gordon, Ruth

  • A memorable evening with Ruth Gordon. Summer 1975.
  • Newsletter makes hit with Ruth Gordon, others. Spring 1974.

 


Granite Industry

  • Brewer's Corner formed by granite industry. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1982.
  • Downs and ups of collecting. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1984.
  • Granite drew the Finnish to Quincy. Nisula, Walter O. Spring 1984.
  • The North Common quarry lands. Holly, H. Hobart. Fall 1990.
  • Quincy’s granite hills were golden. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1980.
  • Quincy’s granite industries. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1990.
  • Quincy’s hills were golden. Holly, H. Hobart. Fall 1993.
  • Traveling? Bring back history. Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1985.

 


Granite Railway

 


Hancock Cemetery

  • Hancock Cemetery restoration. Spring 1975.
  • Hancock Cemetery: The old burying place. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1981.

 


Hancock Well

 


Harvard Aviation Meet

  • Squantum, 1910; Turning point in aviation. Nelson, Gordon, F. Spring 1981.

 


Holly, H. Hobart

  • Museum North Room dedicated in honor of H. Hobart Holly. Fall 1976.

 


Houghs Neck

 


Indians of North America

  • Massasoit's fateful decision. Horner, Dr. George R. Winter 1982.
  • Red Indians and White Invaders. Horner, Dr. George R. Fall 1981.
  • Researched meaning of some local Native American Names: Squantum, Moswetusett, Mattachuset, Massachusetts, Neponset, Chickataubut. Horner, Dr. George R. Winter 1989.
  • Violence at Wessagussett Trading Post. Horner, Dr. George R. Spring 1982.

 


Industry

  • Coach Lace-An old Quincy Industry. Marsh, Miriam N. Spring 1988.
  • Quincy industries in 1837. Spring 1988.
  • South Shore maritime - A brief history. Holly, H. Hobart. Fall 1988.

 


Jones, Peleg F.

  • Downs and ups of collecting (describes the acquisition of the Society's stone sloop models). Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1984.

 


Josiah Quincy House

  • The Quincys’ homes in Quincy. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1983.

 


Junior Historian Program

 


Library

  • Historical Library moved to new location. Spring 1975.
  • Historical Society Library now open. Summer 1975.
  • Library Committee working on collection. Winter 1973.
  • Library, Museum open, first exhibits on display. Summer 1976.
  • Society’s Library - A good place to start. Spring 1980.
  • Wirtanen Library Fund established. Fall 1981.

 


Maypole

 


Mears, Hattie

  • Excerpts from the Diary of Hattie L. Mears. Wainwright, Ruth H. Spring 1990.

 


Military

  • The Civil War Memoirs of Colonel Abner B. Packard. Hoffmann, Elliott W. Winter 1987.
  • Diary of a local soldier - 1775. Wainwright, Ruth H. Spring 1991.
  • Quincy military history 1888-1988. Hurlebaus, Thomas F. Winter 1989.

 


Monuments

 


Morton, Thomas

 


Morison, George B.

  • Journal of George B. Morison, Adams Academy student, 1879. Wainwright, Ruth H. Fall 1987.

 


Moswetuset Hummock

  • Moswetuset or Massachusetts Hummock Part I. Cameron, Dr. James R. Spring 1974.
  • Moswetuset Hummock, Part 2. Cameron, Dr. James R. Summer 1974.
  • Moswetuset Hummock  Part 3. Cameron, Dr. James R. Winter 1974.
  • Moswetuset Hummock. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1994.

 


Nash, Hattie L. (Mears)

  • Excerpts from the Diary of Hattie L. Mears. Wainwright, Ruth H. Spring 1990.

 


Newsletter

  • Newsletter makes hit with Ruth Gordon, others. Spring 1974.

 


Newspapers

  • Quincy History: Week by week, day by day. Spring 1983.

 


North Common

  • The North Common quarry lands (land study with quarry locations included). Holly, H. Hobart. Fall 1990.

 


O’Connell, William A.

  • William A. O'Connell elected Society President. Summer 1976.

 


Packard, Abner B.

  • The Civil War Memoirs of Colonel Abner B. Packard. Hoffmann, Elliott W. Winter 1987.

 


Police

  • In the name of the law (describes a local association for law enforcement in the 1830’s). Spring 1991.

 


Police Department

  • A Constable’s lot was not a happy one. Stevens, Peter F. Winter 1989.
  • In the Name of the Law. Spring 1991.

 


Quincy Canal

  • Town River, Tide Mills and the Quincy Canal. Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1981.

 


Quincy-Cities and Towns

  • N.H.’s Josiah Quincy; not Hub’s J.Q. Spring 1983.
  • A Quincy fades away, but there are others. Spring 1982.

 


Quincy Family

  • The Quincys’ homes In Quincy. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1983.

 


Quincy Historical Society

  • 1984 Goal: A three-century exhibit. Spring 1983.
  • Academy Aides “Can Do” group. Fall 1980.
  • Academy project nearing completion. Winter 1974.
  • Adams Academy Building Fund Campaign continues. Fall 1975.
  • Adams Academy open house. Spring 1975.
  • Building project well underway. Spring 1974.
  • Footnotes from the Academy. Yerdon, Lawrence J. Winter 1982.
  • Forty percent Increase In membership. Winter 1973.
  • From the bottom up: Renovation of the basement area. Yerdon, Lawrence J. Winter 1981.
  • Fund Drive Underway. Summer 1974.
  • Grant multiplies Society’s public service (President’s Report). Cameron, Dr. James R. Fall 1981.
  • Growing pains and attainable goals (President’s Report). Cameron, Dr. James R. Fall 1980.
  • Historical Society hosts “Immersion Week”. Winter 1976.
  • History Society’s history. Holly, H. Hobart. Fall 1981.
  • Library, Museum open, first exhibits on display. Summer 1976.
  • Meetings now held in First Parish Sanctuary. Spring 1974.
  • Membership reaches 930. Spring 1974.
  • Much history in Quincy History (a chronological list of papers published in the Quincy Historical Society Newsletter and Quincy History). Fall 1993.
  • Museum North Room dedicated In honor of H. Hobart Holly. Fall 1976.
  • New Tasks, Decisions (President’s Report). Holly, H. Hobart. Summer 1974.
  • Notes from the Academy (monthly bulletin introduced in newsletter.). Summer 1976.
  • Opening of building to mark new era (President’s Report). Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1974.
  • Our Adams Academy building a National Historic Landmark. Fall 1994.
  • Plans unveiled for new Library, Museum, Historical Center (drawing of proposed center). Winter 1973.
  • A Presidential retrospect and prospect (President’s Report). Cameron, Dr. James R. Spring 1982.
  • Progress Report on Building. Summer 1974.
  • Project begun in 1933. Spring 1974.
  • Research is our business. Summer 1974.
  • Three Exhibits at Quincy Historical Society. Spring 1982.
  • Tribute to our volunteer staff. Fall 1976.
  • Whitwell Street Property Hearing. Summer 1974.
  • A year of achievement (President’s Report). Holly, H. Hobart. Summer 1975.

 


Quincy-History

  • A Capsule History of Quincy. Fall 1992.
  • Facts and not facts (comments on the more persistent “errors in print”.). Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1988.
  • History of Quincy Municipal Departments. Harold, Paul D. Spring 1995.
  • An Introduction to 350 Years of Quincy. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1975.
  • Quincy 1975-1976: An epilogue. Harrison, Mildred B. Summer 1977.
  • The Town of Quincy 1792. Winter 1989.
  • The Town of Quincy, incorporated 1792 (re: manuscripts in Society’s collection). Spring 1992.

 


Quincy, Josiah 1744-1775

 


Quincy Mansion

  • The Quincys’ homes in Quincy. Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1983.

 


Quincy Mansion School

 


Quincy Point

  • Quincy Point as I knew it. Whiton, Joseph Lincoln. Fall 1986.

 


Religion

  • Reverend Lemuel Briant and the Roots of Liberal Theology in Colonial Massachusetts. Fall 1997.

 


Railroads

  • Quincy’s two great railroad disasters (describes the Wollaston train wreck of 1878 and the Dimmock Street wreck of 1890.). Walnwright, Ruth H. Fall 1994.

 


Schools

 


Sculptors

  • Some famous Quincy sculptors (includes information on: Richard Edwin Brooks, Henry Hudson Kitson, Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, Bruce Wilder Saville, John Horrigan, Gerald T. Horrigan, Joseph A. Coletti .). Holly, H. Hobart. Spring 1986.

 


Shipbuilding

  • South Shore maritime - A brief history. Holly, H. Hobart. Fall 1988.

 


Skoler, David

 


Slavery

 


Songs

  • Quincy’s song from the past (sung at Quincy High School dedication). Spring 1984.

 


Squantum

  • Squantum, 1910; Turning point in aviation. Nelson, Gordon, F. Spring 1981.
  • Squantum: A distinctive history. Nelson, Gordon F. Summer 1975.
  • Squantum Park: a distinctive part of our heritage. Nelson, Gordon F. Fall 1975.
  • Squantum School project (topographical map of Squantum in the early 1900’s). Winter 1974.

 


Thompson, Benjamin

  • Benjamin Thompson, 1642-1714. Cameron, James R. Spring 1999.
  • Thompson’s Poetic Renown. Fitzgerald, Edward. Spring 1999.

 


Tide Mills

  • Ocean tides as energy source nothing new. Horner, Dr. George R. Winter 1976-7.
  • Town River, Tide Mills and the Quincy Canal (drawing of canal by Draper Hill’ photo of stone sloop and mill). Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1981.

 


Town Hall

  • Hannah French vs. Quincy Inhabitants, 1861. Harold, Paul D. Summer 1977.

 


Town Landing

  • The Town Landing: Where was it? Holly, H. Hobart. Fall 1981.

 


Veterans

  • Murphy’s Law - In 1989 AD. Holly, H. Hobart. Winter 1982.

 


Wollaston

  • Wollaston as it was in the 1870’s (reprint of Patriot Ledger article, October 22, 1946). Taylor, D. Foster. Winter 1985.

 


Wollaston, Captain (Richard)

 


Yerdon, Lawrence J.

 

 


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