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John Orne Green, M. D. (1799 – 1885) 

First President of the Old Residents' Historical Association

Contributions to the Old Residents' Historical Association, Vols. I - VI & Contributions of the Lowell Historical Society, Vols. I and II

Contributions of the old residents' historical association, Lowell, Mass.

Volume I

Title Page

Contents

List of Members

Officers

Preface

Constitution

I. President's Address

II. Three Letters of Samuel Batchelder, Esq., of Cambridge, to Rev. Dr. Edson. The First Census of Lowell: The Hamilton Manufacturing Company: First Manufacture of the Power-Loom Drilling. Read May 3, 1870.

III. Reminiscences of John Waugh, by Rev. Dr. Edson. Read May 4, 1871.

IV. School District No. 5 and my Connection with it, by Joshua Merrill, Esq. Read February 12, 1873.

V. Biography of Benjamin Green, by Rev. Lewis Green. Read May 3, 1872.

VI. Carpet-Weaving and the Lowell Manufacturing Company, by Samuel Fay, Esq. Read August 8, 1872.

VII. Reminiscences of Joel Lewis, by Joshua Merrill, Esq. Read November 6, 1872.

VIII. Life and Character of Hon. Joseph Locke, by Hon. John A. Knowles. Read May 3, 1872.

IX. Autobiography of Daniel Knapp. Read February 12, 1872.

X. Francis Cabot Lowell, by Alfred Gilman. Read February 4, 1874.

XI.  Kirk Boott, by Theodore Edson D. D. Read February 12, 1875.

XII. William Livingston, by Hon. Josiah B. French. Read August 4, 1875.

XIII. Gen. Jackson in Lowell, by Z. E. Stone. Read November 11, 1875.

XIV. The Mayors of the City of Lowell
[Elisha Bartlett, Luther Lawrence, Elisha Huntington, Nathaniel Wright, Jefferson Bancroft, Josiah Bowers French, James H. B. Ayer, 
Sewall Mack, Ambrose Lawrence, Stephen Mansur, James Cook, Benjamin Sargeant, Hocum Hosford, Josiah Peabody, George Richardson, Jonathan Folsom, Edward Sherman, Francis Jewett, Charles Stott]

XV. Patrick T. Jackson (with Likeness), by Hon. John A. Lowell.

XVI. Lowell and Newburyport, by T. B. Lawson. Read May 2, 1876.

XVII. Lowell and Harvard College, by Dr. John O. Green. Read May 11, 1877.

XVIII. History of an Old Firm, by Charles Hovey. Read February 7, 1877.

XIX. Moses Hale, an Early Manufacturer of Wool, &c., in East Chelmsford, prepared and read November 10, 1876, by A. Gillman, from notes by B. S. Hale.

XX. A Fragment, written in 1843, by Theodore Edson. Read November 10, 1876.

XXI. Early Recollections of an Old Resident, by J. B. French. Read May 7, 1874.

XXII. Memoir of Samuel I. Dana, M. D., LL. D., A. A. S. (with a likeness), by John O. Green. Read February 1, 1879.

XXIII. The Families Living in East Chelmsford (or “Chelmsford Neck,” now Lowell), in 1802, by Z. E. Stone. Read February, 1874.

XXIV. Three Letters of Samuel Lawrence, Esq.
1—John Brown. 2 — On Milton D. Whipple. 3—On the Purchase of the Outlets of the New Hampshire Lakes, the main source of the Merrimack, in 1845.

XXV. Lowell and the Monadnocks, by Ephraim Brown. Read May 11, 1877.

XXVI. The Early History of Textile Fabrics, by Thomas B. Lawson. Read August, 1877.

XXVII. Navigation on the Merrimack River, by Atkinson C. Varnum. Read November,

XXVIII. The Willard Family, and Memoir of Augusta Willard Dana, Widow of S. I. Dana, M. D., by Horatio Wood. Read November, 1878.

XXIX. Reminiscences, and Recollections of Lowell, since 1831, by George Hedrick. Read August 4, 1875.

XXX. Past, Present and Future of Lowell, by Charles Hovey. Read February 12, 1879.

XXXI. The Semi-Centennial History of the Lowell Institution for Savings, by George J. Carney. Read May 8, 1879. 

Index to Volume I

 

Contributions of the old residents' historical association, Lowell, Mass.

Volume II

Title Page

Contents

List of Members

I. Sketch of the Life of Kirk Boott, by Alfred Gilman.

II. Reminiscences of Lowell High School, by James S. Russell

III. Capt. G. V. Fox in the War of the Rebellion, by Alfred Gilman. Read August 6, 1879.

IV. Cruise of the Monitor Lehigh, by Charles Cowley. Read November 12, 1879.

V. Sketch of the Life of Edward St. Loe Livermore, by C. L. A. Read November 12, 1879.

VI. The Wyman Farm and its Owner, by Charles Hovey. Read February 4, 1880.

VII. Biography of John Dummer, by James S. Russell. Read November 9, 1880.

VIII. Sketch of the Life of John Amory Lowell.

IX. George Thompson, the English Philanthropist, in Lowell, by Z. E. Stone. Read August 5, 1874; Revised December, 1881.

X. Insurance in Lowell: Reminiscences connected therewith, by J. K. Fellows. Read August 1, 1877. 

XL The Early Trade and Traders of Lowell, by Charles Hovey. Read February 15, 1880.

XII. The Foreign Colonies of Lowell, by Charles Cowley. Read February 15, 1881.

XIII. Lowell and the Monadnocks, No. 2 [Glass-Making in the Merrimack Basin] [Three Glass Manufactories], by Ephraim Brown. Read November 2, 1881.

XIV. The Melvin Suits, by Hon. John P. Robinson.

XV. Merrimack River, its Sources, Affluents, etc., Prepared by Alfred Gilman. 

XVI. John Clark, by John W. Smith. Read February 9, 1882.

XVII. A Biographical Sketch of Thomas Ordway, by James K. Fellows. Read May 3, 1882.

XVIII. The Newspaper Press of Lowell, by Alfred Gilman. Read May 3, 1882.

XIX. The Drama in Lowell, with a Short Sketch of the Life of Perez Fuller, by H. M. Ordway.

XX. Elisha Glidden, by Hon. John A. Knowles. Read November 8, 1882.

XXI. History of Central Bridge, by Alfred Gilman. Read November 8, 1882.

XXII. Responses from Corresponding Members.

XXIII. Reminiscences of the Early Physicians of Lowell and Vicinity, by D. N. Patterson, M. D.

XXIV. Members of the Massachusetts Medical Society in Lowell, from 1822 to 1883, by John 0. Green. 

Index to Volume II

Contributions of the old residents' historical association, Lowell, Mass.

Volume III

Title Page

Contents

I. Sketch of the Life of Benjamin Pierce, by Joshua Merrill. Read February 7, 1883.

II. Organized Charities of Lowell, by Charles Hovey. Read February 7, 1883.

III. Present Population of Lowell, by Nathan Allen, M. D. Read August 8, 1883.

IV. Resolutions unanimously adopted at a meeting of the Old Residents' Historical Association, of Lowell, August 8, 1888, as a tribute of respect to the memory of the late Rev. Theodore Edson, S. T. D.

V. Sketch of the Life of Ezra Worthen, by W. R. Bagnall. Read November 14, 1883.

VI The First Burns Celebration in Lowell, by H. M. Ordway. Read November 8, 1883. 

VII. The Dedication and First Ringing of the Chime of Bells in the Tower of St. Anne's Church. Read by Benjamin Walker.

VIII. Paul Moody, by Rev. W. R. Bagnall.

IX. The President's Addresses.

X. Rev. John Eliot (Apostle to the Indians), Passaconaway, Wannalancet and Captain Samuel Mosely, by Alfred Gilman.

XI. Reminiscences of the High School, by C. C. Chase. Read May 8, 1884.

XII. Health of Lowell, by Nathan Allen, M. D. Read November 13, 1884.

XIII. Consecration of St. Anne's Church, March 16, 1825, by J. O. Green, M. D. Read November 13, 1884.

XIV. Rev. Amos Blanchard, D. D., by Dr. D. N. Patterson. Read February 6, 1885.

XV. Samuel Batchelder, by Rev. W. R. Bagnall.

XVI. Annual Report of the President. Read May 7, 1885.

XVII. Autobiography, by Dr. John O. Green. Read May 8, 1878.

XVIII. Experiments in Sericulture and in India-Rubber Manufacture, at Montvale, by Charles Cowley, LL. D. Read Nov. 13, 1884.

XIX. Great Freshets in Merrimack River, by James B. Francis. Read Nov. 6, 1885.

XX. The Discount Banks of Lowell, by Charles Hovey. Read Feb. 4, 1886.

XXI. The Freshet of 1831. A Reminiscence, by Alfred Gilman. Read Feb. 44 1886.

XXII. The Middlesex Canal. Read May 6, 1886, by Benjamin Walker.

XXIII. History of St. Anne's Church, Lowell, by Charles Hovey. Read Feb. 6, 1885.

XXIV. Kirk Boott and his experience in the British Army, read by James B. Francis, May 5, 1887.

XXV. A Sketch of the Life and Works of George W. Whistler, Civil Engineer, by George L. Vose, President of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

XX VI. Memoirs of Thomas and John Nesmith, read by C. C. Chase, Nov. 10, 1886.

XXVII. Sketch of Hon. John A. Knowles, by J. K. Fellows, read May 5, 1887.

XXVIII. Address delivered before the G. A. R., by Rev. A. St. John Chambre, D.D., in Huntington Hall, May 30, 1887.

XXIX. The Life and Character of Hon. Homer Bartlett, by J. S. Russell, read Feb. 9, 1887.

XXX. Lowell in 1826, written by A. B. Wright.

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Contributions of the old residents' historical association, Lowell, Mass.

Volume IV

Title Page

Contents

I. How Pawtucket Bridge was built and owned, by James S. Russell

II. Harriet Livermore, by C. C. Chase

III. A Local Musical Society of 1824, by Solon Stevens

IV. A Chelmsford Girl of Two Hundred Years Ago, by Ephraim Brown

V. Rev. Owen Street, D. D., A Memorial Discourse by Rev. J. M. Greene, D. D. preached at High Street Church, Sunday, June 26, 1887.

VI. Geological Explorations, by Rev. Owen Street, D. D.

VII. History of the Lowell Grammar Schools, by Alfred Gilman

VIII. Kirk Boott, A Letter from Dr. John O. Green to Rev. Theo. Edson, D. D.

IX. Annual Reports of President C. C. Chase

X. Lives of Postmasters, by C. C. Chase

XI. Reminiscenses of an ex-Postmaster, by Alfred Gilman

XII. Life and Character of Nathan Allen, M. D., LL. D., by Dr. D. N. Patterson

XIII. Autobiography of Alvan Clark, with an introductory letter by Chief Justice Wm. A. Richardson, formerly of Lowell

XIV. Reminiscenses of Warren Colburn

XV. The American Venice: Some account of the Rivers, Canals and Bridges of Lowell, by James Bayles

XVI. Memento of Charles Hovey, by James S. Russell

XVII. Memoir of Rev. Theodore Edson, S. T. D., by his daughter, Miss E. M. Edson

XVII. The Early Schools of Chelmsford, by H. S. Perham

XIX. Early Recollections of Lowell, by Benjamin Walker

XX. A Memoir of Mrs. Jane Ermina Locke, by her daughter, Grace LeBaron (Locke) Upham

XXL The Lowell Cemetery, by James S. Russell

XXII. President's Report, May 7, 1890

XXIII. Letter from Hon. Wm. A. Richardson [missing from Volume]

XXIV. Brief Biographical Notices of Prominent Citizens of Lowell, 1826 to 1836, by C. C. Chase

XXV. Capt. John Ford, by C. C. Chase

XXVI. Lowell Island, by Alfred Gilman

XXVII. Residences on Nesmith Street, by James S. Russell

XXVIII. Vice President's Report, by Benjamin Walker, 1891

XXIX. Sketch of Lucy E. Penhallow, by James S. Russell

XXX. Memoir of Horatio Wood, by his son   [for more information on Horatio Wood and the Ministry-at-Large, please click here.]

Index

Contributions of the old residents' historical association, Lowell, Mass.

Contributions of the old residents' historical association, Lowell, Mass.

Volume VI

Table of Contents. Contributions to the Old Residents' Historical Association. Vols. I - VI. Being the Entire Series.

A List of Illustrations Contained in the Six Volumes of Contributions to the Old Residents' Historical Association.

Title page

Contents

I. Annual Address and Report. By Benjamin Walker, President. Read May, 1894

IL Concord and Lexington, April 19, 1775, The Crisis, the Dates, the Bridge, the Men. By Ephraim Brown. Read May 15, 1894.

III. Our Local Geology. By Harriette Rea. Read December 18, 1894.

IV, Before the Power-Loom. The Earliest Cotton and Wollen Industries at East Chelmsford and Vicinity, and their Promoters; by Z. E. Stone. Read before the Old Residents' Historical Association Dec. 18, 1894. 

V. Annual Address and Report. By Benjamin Walker, President. Read May 21, 1895.

VI. Public Monuments of Lowell. By Charles Cowley, LL. D. Read May 21, 1895.

VII. Biographical Sketch of the Life of Cleveland J. Cheney, by James Francis. Read at the Annual Meeting, May 26, 1896.

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I. Biographical Sketch of the Life of Benjamin Walker. By Solon W. Stevens. Read before the Association Feb. 16, 1897. 

II. The Wamesit Purchase. By Henry S. Perham, Chelmsford. Read before Old Residents' Historical Association, Lowell, Mass., 
February 16, 1897, 

III. Deacon Seth Pooler. By James S. Russell. Read Feb. 16, 1897.

IV. Hapgood Wright, His Life and Business Career, by Benjamin Walker.

V. Annual Report by Solon W. Stevens, Vice-President. 

VI. Lowell's Once - Popular Newspaper, Vox Populi— 1841-1896, Its Rise, Progress and Decline, with Biographical Sketches 
of Those Who Were Prominently Connected with it During its More Than Fifty-four Years of Life
. By Z. E. Stone. 

VII. Rev. Robert Court, D,D. By Charles Cowley, LL.D. Read June 21st, 1898. 

VIII. John Eliot's Work at Wamesit. By Charles Cowley, LL,D. 

IX. The Folks at the Neck (now Lowell,) in ye Olden Time. Read before the Old Residents' Historical Association, Lowell, Mass., December 21, 1897, by Henry S. Perham, Chelmsford.

HISTORICAL PAPERS

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I. Annual Report for 1896-6. By Solon W. Stevens, Vice-Pres. Read May 26, 1896.

II. Annual Report for 1897-98. By Solon W. Stevens, Pres. Read June 21, 1898. 

III. Historical Sketch of the Middlesex Mechanics Association. By Hon. Frederick Lawton. Read Jan. SI, 1899. 

IV. Annual Report for 1898-9, by the President of the Association, Solon W. Stevens. 

V. Annual Report for 1899-1900. By Solon W. Stevens, Pres, Read May 29, 1900. 

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I. Annual Report for 1900-1901. By Solon W. Stevens, Pres. Read May 28, 1901. 

Annual Report of the President of the Old Residents' Historical Association for 1901-1902. 

The Last of the Sachems of the Merrimac River Indians. By Charles Cowley, LL.D. Read May 28. 1891.

IV. Zina E, Stone. By Alfred P. Sawyer, Esq. Read May 28, 1901. 

Report of Committee on By-Laws, December 26, 1901. 
 

The present volume completes the series of the "Contributions" issued by The Old Residents' Historical Association of Lowell.


VII. Table of Contents, Contributions to the Old Residents' Historical Association. Vols. I— VI. Being the Entire Series. 

VIII. A List of Illustrations Contained in the Six Volumes of Contributions to the Old Residents' Historical Association. 

INDEX. 

 

Contributions of the Lowell Historical Society

Volume I

Title page

Contents

Illustrations

Annual Report of the Executive Committee for 1902-03. Prepared and read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 11, 1903. 

Middlesex County, Ancient and Modern: With Brief Biographical Sketches of the Men who have served as County Commissioners from Lowell and adjacent Towns. By Hon. Levi S. Gould, of Melrose, Chairman of the County Commissioners. Read February 27, 1903.

Annual Report of the Executive Committee for 1903-04. Prepared and read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 10, 1904. 

Col. Marie Louis Amand Ansart De Marisquelles, a French Officer of Distinction in the Revolutionary War. By Mrs. Sara Swan Griffin. Read May ii, 1904. 

A Sketch of the Life of General James M. Varnum. By George B. Coburn. Read October 12, 1904. 

Annual Report of the Executive Committee for 1904-05. Prepared and read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 8, 1905. 

Mrs. Sarah W. Francis. By Miss Mabel Hill. Read February 8, 1905. 

Rev. John Fiske, the First Pastor of the Chelmsford Church. By Henry S. Perham. Read March 8, 1905.

Annual Report of the Executive Committee for 1905-1906. Prepared and read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 14, 1906. 

Address of Alfred P. Sawyer, Esq., and Presentation of the Lowell Historical Society Prizes for the Best Historical Essays by Members of the Class of 1906 of The Lowell High School, at the Graduation Exercises of the Class, Lowell Opera House, June 25, 1906.

Lowell High School Historical Essay, awarded the Lowell Historical Society's First Prize of $10 in gold. By Alfred M. Caddell, of the Class of 1906.  
The Lowell High School, Its History, and the History Its Boys and Girls have made. 

Lowell High School Historical Essay awarded the Lowell Historical Society's Second Prize of $5 in gold. By Harold P. Conklin, of the Class of 1906. 
The Lowell High School and the History Its Boys and Girls Have Made. 

Some Reminiscences oe Daniel Webster. By Hon. Samuel P. Hadley. Read December 12, 1906. 

Annual Report of the Executive Committee for 1906-07. Prepared and read by Solon W, Stevens, Esq., President, February 13, 1907

Lowell High School Historical Essays, 1907. 

Lowell High School Historical Essay awarded the Lowell Historical Society's First Prize of $10 in gold. By Miss Edith C. Erskine, of the Class of 1907. 
The Concord River in History and Literature
 

Lowell High School Historical Essay awarded the Lowell Historical Society's Second Prize of $5 in gold. By Miss Annie Louise Naylor, of the Class of 1907. 
The Concord River in History and Literature
 

CONTRIBUTIONS of the Lowell Historical Society Vol. 1 No. 2 

The Manning Manse. By Mrs. Louise C. Howard. Read May 9, 1906.

Boyhood Reminiscences of Middlesex Village. By Hon. Samuel P. Hadley. Read in Three Parts, February 8, 1905, May 10, 1905, and February 9, 19 10. 

Annual Report of the Executive Committee tor 1907-1908. Prepared and Read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 12, 1908. 

The Snow-Shoe Scouts. By George Waldo Browne. Read February 12, 1908. 

Early Mining Operations Near Lowell. By Alfred P. Sawyer, Esq. Read May 13, 1908. 

CONTRIBUTIONS of the Lowell Historical Society Vol. I, No. 3

A Trial in the Days of Witchcraft. By Francis N. Chase. Read December 9, 1908. 

Annual Report of the Executive Committee for 1908-1909. Prepared and Read by Solon W. Stevens, President, 

The Centennial Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln. The Lowell Historical Society observed the One Hundredth Anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln by a public meeting in Memorial Hall, Wednesday evening, February 10, 1910, that being the date of the annual meeting of the Society. 

Early Days of Railroading. By Herbert C. Taft. Read March 2, 1909. 

The Battle of Bunker Hill and Those Who Participated Therein From the Towns From Which Lowell was Formed. By Mrs. Sara Swan Griffin. Read May 12, 1909. 

Lowell High School Historical Essay Awarded the Lowell Historical Society's First Prize of $10 in Gold. By Miss Tessie G. Curry, of the Class of 1909. 
Lowell the Site for a Beautiful City. 

Lowell High School Historical Essay Awarded the Lowell Historical Society's Second Prize oe $5 in Gold. By Miss Geneva M. Coggins, of the Class of 1909. 
Lowell the Site for a Beautiful City.  

Old Homes and Historic Byways of Lowell. By Mrs. Sara Swan Griffin. Read December 9, 1909. 

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Contributions of the Lowell Historical Society

Volume II

Title page

Contents

Vol. II No. 1

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 1909-1910.   Prepared and Read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 9, 1910.

THE MERRIMACK RIVER IN HISTORY  AND LITERATURE.  Lowell High School Historical Essay. By Miss Gladys L.  Melloon, of the Class of 1910.

THE MERRIMACK RIVER IN HISTORY AND LITERATURE.   Lowell High School Historical Essay. By Miss Ruth P.  Wedge, of the Class of 1910. 

THE WRITING OF LOCAL HISTORY.  By the Rev. Wilson Waters, D. D. Read October 12, 1910.

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE POLICE COURT OF LOWELL   By Judge Samuel P. Hadley. Read Dec. 14, 1910.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 1910-1911.   Prepared and Read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 8, 1911.

THE ACADIAN EXILES.  By Mrs. Sara Swan Griffin. Read February 11, 1911,

REMINISCENCES OF THE LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL.  By Miss Mary A. Webster. Read May 11, 1911.

CHELMSFORD.  Lowell High School Historical Essay by Miss Mildred M. Durham, of the Class of 1911.

CHELMSFORD.  Lowell High School Historical Essay. By Miss Ida F. Cumings, of THE Class of 1911.

DESCRIPTION OF GRANTS OF LAND, WHICH IN 1701 WAS INCLUDED IN THE TERRITORY  CALLED DRACUT.  By Silas R. Coburn. Read October 11. 1911.

Vol. II No. 2

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 1911—1912.   Prepared and Read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 14, 1912.

THE GRANITES OF MIDDLESEX.  By Hon. Herbert E. Fletcher. Read May 8, 1912.

LOWELL IN THE CIVIL WAR.  Lowell High School Historical Essay.  By Miss Gladys Storm, of the Class of 1912.

WILLIAM BLAXTON: THE FIRST SETTLER OF BOSTON.   By Rev. Wilson Waters. Read December 11, 1912.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 1912-1913.   Prepared and read by Solon W. Stevens, President.  February 12, 1913.

THE CANALS OF LOWELL.  Lowell High School Historical Essay.  By Miss Angela V. O'Brien, of the Class of 1913.

EARLY LEGISLATION RELATING TO LOWELL AND VICINITY.   By Hon. Samuel P. Hadley. Read October 8, 1913.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 1913-14.   Prepared and Read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 11, 1914.

THE STREETS OF LOWELL. Lowell High School Historical Essay.  By Miss Helen Thessiay, of the Class of 1914.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 1914-1915.   Prepared and Read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 10, 1915.

THE LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE OF SIXTY YEARS AGO.   By Rev. Smith Baker, D. D. Read June 2\, 19LS.

THE MILLS OF LOWELL.   Lowell High School Historical Essay.  By Miss Evelyn C. Anderson, of the Class of 1915.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 1915-1916.   Prepared and Read by Solon W. Stevens, President, February 9, 1916.

REMINISCENCES OF LOWELL BOOKSELLERS.  By Hon. Samuel P. Hadley. Read February 9, 1916.

THE PART BORNE BY THE PARENT TOWNS OF LOWELL IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. Lowell High School Historical Essay.  By Miss Agnes H. Garvin, of the Class of 1916.

REMINISCENCES REGARDING THE CHILDHOOD   LITERATURE AND AMUSEMENTS OF MY YOUNGER DAYS.  By Hon. Samuel P. Hadley. Read December 13, 1916.

IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE YEAR 1840.  Hon. Samuel P. Hadley. Read December 13, 1916. 

Vo. II No. 3

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GEORGE BROWNELL  Born August 8, 1793 Died April 27, 1872    

THE JOURNAL OF GEORGE BROWNELL ON A VOYAGE TO ENGLAND IN 1839.   Presented to the Society and Read by His Great-Grand- Daughter, Miss Harriet Francis Bennett,  October 10, 1917.

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 1916-1917 AND 1917-1918.   Prepared and Read By Alfred P. Sawyer, Chairman, February 13, 1918. 

RE-DEDICATION OF   MEMORIAL HALL, LOWELL. MASS.

HISTORICAL ESSAYS.   The Committee on Historical Essays (Report)

SOLON WHITHED STEVENS

SAMUEL PAGE HADLEY

LOWELL NAMES IN EARLY OHIO HISTORY.  By Rev. Wilson Waters. Read December 10, 1919.

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 1918-1919 AND 1919-1920.   Prepared and Read By Alfred P. Sawyer, President, February 11, 1920.

LUMBERING ON THE MERRIMACK RIVER.  By Mr. Nicholas W. Norcross. Read February 11, 1920.

A RETROSPECT OF THE EARLY MANUFACTURING IN THE CITY OF LOWELL.   By Mr. Edward W. Thomas. Read October 13, 1920

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