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The Town & the City: Lowell before and after The Civil War

Originally created to be a digital archive for Lowell documents from 1826 to 1861, this website has grown to cover many periods and events in Lowell's history.


Image of Uriah Atherton Boyden (1804 – 1879) Courtesy Lowell Historical Society

Uriah Boyden (Wikipedia)

Uriah Boyden Biography (

Uriah A. Boyden Papers (Archives Center, National Museum of American History)

The Uriah Boyden Scrapbook is part of the Proprietors of Lock and Canals on the Merrimack River Collection (original call number: P77) Cutter number: L.F.B6936, located at the Center for Lowell History, Oversized Collection, Row P.

Related pages on this site -

Inventory for the Uriah Boyden Scrapbook

The Boston & Lowell Rail Road

Plan of Lowell village / from a survey by U.A. Boyden in March 1835