Henry Herbert Edes, a founder of this Society and its only Treasurer for thirty years, was born at Charlestown 29 March, 1849, and died at his home in Cambridge 13 October, 1922. In the list of the fourteen incorporators of the Society his name stood fifth; at the time of his death he had been the senior member for eight years, and he is survived by only two of his fellow-incorporators.

    So far as is known, the lineage of Henry Edes was wholly Anglo-Saxon. His paternal line may be traced back in England for five generations, to one Henry Edes of Bocking, co. Essex, whose estate was administered by his son Henry 3 July, 1574, and whose great-grandson, the Rev. John Edes, was the most prominent English representative of the family.

    This Rev. John Edes, a graduate of St. John’s College, Cambridge, was admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1610 and to that of Master of Arts in 1614, and for forty-one years prior to his death, which occurred on 12 April, 1658, was rector of Lawford, co. Essex, retaining this benefice in spite of his Nonconformist opinions.794 His tomb may be seen in the churchyard at Lawford, and the railing around it has been recently restored by some of his American descendants. His son John was the father of a third John Edes, who was the founder of the American branch of this family.

    This immigrant to New England, John Edes, born at Lawford, co. Essex, 31 March, 1651, and baptized 6 April, 1651, settled at Charles town, Massachusetts, where he followed the occupation of a ship carpenter and married, 15 October, 1674, Mary, daughter of Peter Tufts of Medford. He died in 1693, but his widow was living in 1707. His son, John Edes, cordwainer, baptized 22 August, 1680, married, 13 April, 1698, Grace, daughter of George and Elizabeth Lawrence, and died 16 January, 1721, aged 42. His widow died 9 August, 1758. Peter Edes, hatter, son of John, born 15 September, 1705, married first, 18 December, 1729, Esther, daughter of Stephen and Grace (Willis) Hall, and removed later to Harvard, where he died 25 January, 1787. Their son, Thomas Edes, of Charlestown, leather dresser, born 26 September, 1737, married, 28 May, 1761, Mary, daughter of David and Ruth Wood, and died 5 February, 1792. He was a soldier in the French and Indian War, enlisting in 1756 in Thomas Lord’s company, Colonel Richard Gridley’s regiment. It was at the home of his brother, Benjamin Edes, of the firm of Edes & Gill, famed as publishers of the Boston Gazette, that the convivial meeting preceding the Boston Tea Party took place.795 Thomas Edes, the only child of Thomas and Mary (Wood) Edes, baptized 15 August, 1762, married, 26 November, 1788, Mary, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Wait) Ball, and died 5 April, 1818. His son, Robert Ball Edes, a well-known master mariner, born 3 September, 1789, married first, 18 January, 1818, Sarah, daughter of Josiah and Penelope (Hatch) Barker, and was the father of Henry Augustus Edes, who was born 16 January, 1824, married, 8 June, 1848, Sarah Louisa, daughter of Hawkes and Sarah (Webb) Lincoln, and died 28 August, 1851. Henry Augustus Edes was the father of the subject of this memoir.796

    On both sides of his house Henry Herbert Edes was descended from Mayflower and colonial ancestors whose names are well known in his country’s annals. On her paternal side his mother belonged to one of the Lincoln families of Hingham, that of Thomas the Weaver; on her maternal side she was allied with the Coffins of Nantucket, through her great-grandmother, Sarah, daughter of Charles and Mary (Barrett) Coffin, who married John Leach of London. This great-grandfather, before emigrating to this country, was imprisoned in the Tower of London for corresponding with Wilkes; and he was also incarcerated here in the same prison, the Boston gaol, with Peter Edes, son of the Benjamin Edes mentioned above, and for kindred reasons, namely, his Revolutionary opinions.797

    Henry Herbert Edes was only about two and a half years of age when his father died. He and his mother then made their home with his grandfather Lincoln in Charlestown, where he attended the public schools. It was his great ambition to obtain a college education; but, all the Lincoln property having been lost by the defalcation of a partner, the entire support of the family devolved upon his uncles, and, when the time came to enter Harvard College, but one uncle, George Lincoln, was living. Henry felt that he had no right to accept so great a sacrifice from his uncle as the maintenance of the family while he was in college, as well as the expense of the college course, would entail, and therefore he entered upon a business career. A fortunate decision this, since the death of his uncle, when Henry was in his early twenties, brought upon his shoulders the entire support of his mother and her two sisters, a burden borne with uncomplaining courage, devotion, and tenderness for over forty years.

    His early business affiliations during eighteen years were with the Everett Mills, but in 1889 he resigned his position with that company to become manager and treasurer of the Conveyancers Title Insurance Company of Boston. The success of this corporation may be said to be due in no small measure to his business acumen and foresight and not less to his unfailing courtesy and consideration towards both clients and employees. Long before the modern theories of salesmanship had been exploited, he had grasped their essentials and made of himself an expert salesman of the best type.

    From early manhood all his leisure was devoted to genealogical and historical research, and his friendships were largely with men older than himself. Among them was the descendant of one of the early settlers in Charlestown, Thomas Bellows Wyman, a somewhat eccentric bachelor, wholly given over to genealogical pursuits. He was probably one of the first to espouse genealogy as a calling, and in his multifarious researches he became possessed of unusually extensive knowledge of the former residents of Charlestown. Realizing the value of Mr. Wyman’s extraordinary and comprehensive information, Mr. Edes, with the utmost difficulty, succeeded in persuading the City Council of Charlestown to pass a measure authorizing the publication of the results of Mr. Wyman’s work in genealogy and of his researches in probate and land records. With infinite happiness the old gentleman began what he felt to be the crown of his life’s work; but, while it was still in a comparatively early stage, he fell ill of pneumonia, and, realizing that the end was near, he sent for Mr. Edes and adjured him to see these precious volumes properly put forth. This trust was assumed on the death of Mr. Wyman, 19 May, 1878, and was fulfilled at the expense of untold labor and with the painstaking care which Mr. Edes gave to everything to which he set his hand, with the result that Wyman’s Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown has become a classic of its kind.

    While he lived in Charlestown, he also published more or less genealogical work of his own, and wrote the History of the Harvard Church in Charlestown and the second volume of the Annals of King’s Chapel, a work undertaken by the Rev. Henry Wilder Foote and left incomplete at his death.

    In 1896 he took up his residence in Cambridge, having married on December 2nd in that year Grace, daughter of William Cross and Sarah Howland (Ricketson) Williamson of Boston, who survives him. Mrs. Edes’s father, an eminent Boston lawyer, was of the distinguished Harvard Class of 1852, a brother of the Hon. Joseph Williamson of Belfast, Maine, the well-known local historian and antiquary, and a nephew of the Hon. William Durkee Williamson, Governor and historian of the State of Maine.

    Henry Edes’s mother had spared no effort to foster in him principles and noble aims, material to the development of character, and everything had been done to render his home happy. But, growing up wholly surrounded by an older generation, he had necessarily missed the care-free joys of boyhood. With his marriage and removal to Cambridge, for the first time youth, joy, and gayety came to him. He was many years older than his wife, and their characters were singularly unlike, with the result that each complemented the other. Almost their greatest pleasure was in pursuing together the literary work they both loved so dearly, wherein each was the other’s chief critic and inspiration.798 Added to this companionship was a constantly widening circle of friendships, especially with younger people, which brought new brightness into his life, while the unfolding of new interests broadened his outlook in a way impossible in his former restricted surroundings. His honorary degree of Master of Arts from Harvard (1906)799 and his increasing association with the College, whose loyal son he had been at heart long before she adopted him, did their part in his development. He was appointed Editor of the Harvard Quinquennial Catalogue in 1916, and found the duties involved in this task well suited to his tastes. He was also a member of the committee appointed by the Board of Overseers to visit the Department of History.

    In 1892 Mr. Edes threw himself with enthusiasm into the work of organizing our Society and establishing it on a firm basis. Besides being its first Treasurer, he was a member of the Committee of Publication in 1893 and again from 1901 to 1922, and he edited Volumes III, V, and VI. The Society’s present endowment is largely a monument to his untiring efforts to secure money and legacies. His taste in typography was unerring; and to him, in collaboration with the late John Wilson of the University Press, is due the beautiful format of the Society’s Publications. His affiliations with kindred societies included the following: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (council, treasurer), American Antiquarian Society (council), American Historical Association, Boston Memorial Association, Bostonian Society, Bunker Hill Monument Association (vice-president), Cambridge Historical Society (vice-president), Club of Odd Volumes, Essex Institute, Maine Historical Society, Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society (treasurer), Massachusetts Historical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society (assistant treasurer, publication committee, council, corresponding secretary), New Hampshire Historical Society, Prince Society (vice-president), Rhode Island Historical Society, Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians (treasurer), State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Trinity Historical Society of Dallas, Texas, Unitarian Historical Society (president). Added to these was a long list of charitable, civic, music, art, social, and church clubs. In many of these varied organizations he took an active part and held important offices.

    He was passionately fond of music, especially the old Italian operas, and played many of them by ear with a charming touch that made his hearers regret that he never had leisure to learn to read music. He was interested in art, being a member of the Da Vinci Club, of which William Morris Hunt was president. He had an extensive collection of engravings, including some fine Bartolozzis and others connected with his collection of Americana, and he became thoroughly conversant both with engraving and with painting. He had surrounded himself with a matchless collection of ancestral portraits and silver and a large library relating to early New England.

    Mr. Edes was an ardent Unitarian, serving on many committees of the Harvard Church, Charlestown, and acting for some years as Sunday school superintendent. At the time of the disruption of this society, due to changes in the class of residents in the city, it was through his instrumentality that the bust of the one-time pastorpresident, James Walker, and the crystal chandelier now in the Faculty Room were given to Harvard University. He was for many years chairman of the Unitarian Festival Committee, and spared no pains in securing for the annual banquets speakers who were often of world-wide fame.

    At the time of his death he had been for many years in covenanted relationship with the First Church in Boston. He was a trustee of its property, a faithful and regular attendant at its services of worship, and, as a member of its Memorials Committee, he had virtual charge of the monuments and memorials in which it is so rich and in obtaining and erecting which he had taken a very active part. His tastes and specialized historical knowledge made his work on this committee particularly congenial to him, and his success in it was noteworthy.

    Always faultlessly and rather formally attired, usually with the tall silk hat in vogue in his youth during business hours, he had been for years, up to the time of his death, a striking and familiar figure on State Street. Handsome, tall of stature, well-built, erect, with a distinguished bearing almost military, and quick of step, his every movement and gesture suggested vigor, energy, and alertness. One meeting him casually would have inferred that he had been an athlete in his youth and had always lived much in the open air. Such sports and pastimes were, however, and always had been entirely foreign to him. These diversions demanded time and opportunity which were never his. From boyhood work had consumed his days, and his nights into the small hours were ever given over to reading and study, to historical, antiquarian, and genealogical research, and to arranging and editing the results for publication. It is not a little remarkable that his earliest contribution was printed when he was barely more than nineteen years of age.

    Even his short and infrequent vacations were devoted to these pursuits, and his travels, for the most part confined to his beloved New England, led him to patriotic or ancestral shrines. To him the scenes among which the Fathers had passed their lives had a deep significance, and a church wherein they had worshipped, like a village cemetery containing the grave of a progenitor, was for him a Mecca. His knowledge of our early history was so detailed and his acquaintance with its leading personages so intimate that to accompany him on one of his historical pilgrimages was to live in the past and to feel the very presence of the men and women of bygone days, so vividly did his conversation conjure them up amid their former surroundings.

    Far was he, however, from morbid aloofness from things of the present world. On the contrary, his love of human nature, of people, was intense; and, just as his sympathetic interest in the affairs of all whom he met was great, so was his response to their approbation of himself sincere and immediate.

    Perhaps his happiest moments were when he dispensed the gracious hospitality for which his home in Cambridge was famous. Here, year after year, he gathered men distinguished throughout the world of learning. And what a host he was! He was a master in the art of putting his guests at their ease and of drawing out each and making him appear at his best. From the budding, obscure instructor to the acknowledged leading international authority, each and all, in turn, shared his undivided attention. He knew much of the interests, the attainments, and the capacities of each. The hospitality dispensed at his generous board to the last left naught to be desired in the way of material things, while the intellectual pabulum was ever such as to cause the guests to linger long and eagerly over the feast.

    On these occasions, as in almost every gathering in which Henry Edes was found, he was the central figure around whom others gathered and to whom they looked to lead the conversation or settle the argument. So vital and full of radiating energy was his personality, that men felt instinctively when he entered the room that the meeting had begun. If he were called away, the interest usually flagged. The atmosphere had become less charged and exhilarating.

    His success in securing the interest and financial support, alike of his friends and of strangers, for the various societies and publicspirited undertakings in which he was interested was unusual. In a quiet, unobtrusive way he was also often instrumental in securing recognition of worth and service that might otherwise have been overlooked in the busy world of to-day. He made these matters his personal business, and went about them with all the tact, energy, and sagacity that were his in an unusual degree. His success in obtaining what he asked for others was in no small measure due to the fact that for himself he asked nothing. To him the objects of his interest seemed always outside of himself and larger than himself. Many years ago he said to the writer: “Things don’t usually just happen of themselves. If you wish events to shape themselves as they should, you must see to it that they do.”

    In his contact with people he had something of the qualities of the diplomat and the statesman, which, with his gracious and courtly manners, suggestive of the olden time, added to the influence of his personality. There was, withal, a certain mixture of sweetness in his make-up which made him a good loser. Even when things did not turn out as he wished, he kept on working with good grace, his shoulder to the wheel as before. This was particularly noticeable when, in 1904, he was succeeded in the editing of our Publications by one whose ideas were, in some respects, materially different from his own. Not for a moment did he hold aloof, but continued to give in unstinted measure his deeply appreciated help and the results of his unrivalled knowledge.

    His voice was strong and musical. His English, both spoken and written, was clear and forcible, and his illustrations were always in striking figures. He could wield a trenchant pen, and also possessed marked talent in the preparation of sympathetic biographical sketches of men he had known. Had he been trained for the ministry or for the legal profession, his success in either career would have been assured. His letters and notes, written in the graceful style so familiar to his friends and often in his own strong, beautiful handwriting, were habitually well turned, and he was capable of making an excellent occasional speech. His conversational powers were of a high order, and his retentive memory made it possible for him to cherish and repeat many an amusing story or delightful anecdote of the past. His cordial, hearty greeting will remain long in the memory of many. Once a friend, he was ever a loyal one.

    Often did total strangers, after an interview with him, go their way rejoicing, with a desired bit of information regarding some obscure antiquarian problem which to all others had been but a riddle. Few knew the evolutions which the present map of Boston has gone through during the past three centuries better than he. To this cartographic knowledge his vocation of conveyancer as well as his avocations had contributed.

    Speculation on such a subject as the following is perhaps profitless; but the writer has often found himself wondering what this man might not have accomplished with the college education which he coveted, with opportunities for travel, and with ample leisure to devote himself exclusively to historical study. Certainly his acquirements, his accomplishments, his friendships which outlive him, and the position to which he attained in this community entitle him to be ranked as a striking example of that peculiarly American type, the self-made man. His one chance lay in hard, constant, and persistent work. And work he did, hard, all his long life. Truly, to the last, whatsoever his hand found to do, he did it with his might.

    When he learned that the end was approaching, he stood ready to meet Death like a conqueror, regretting most the unfinished work that he must leave behind.



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    Brayan Rosseter’s Petition to the General Assembly of Connecticut. [1664] In New England Historical and Genealogical Register, October, 1868, xxii. 456–461.

    Births, Marriages and Deaths in 1775. [From the Pennsylvania Magazine, 1775.] In New England Historical and Genealogical Register, January, 1869, xxiii. 59–60.

    Documents relating to the Colonial History of Connecticut. I–XXVIII. [1669–1744] In New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1869–1871, xxiii. 21–33, 169–178, 341–347, 455–465, xxiv. 124–130, 324–329, xxv. 72–81.

    Josiah Barker and his connection with Ship-building in Massachusetts. In New England Historical and Genealogical Register, July, 1870, xxiv. 297–305.

    Letter to Richard Frothingham, December 13, 1871. In 1 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, December, 1871, xii. 176–181.

    A Memorial of Josiah Barker, of Charlestown, Mass. . . . Boston: Privately printed. 1871.801 The Prefatory Note is dated January 18, 1871.

    List of Preachers of Election Sermons. [1634–1871] In Fanaticism. A Sermon delivered before the Executive and Legislative Departments of the Government of Massachusetts, at the Annual Election, Wednesday, January 4, 1871. By Charles E. Grinnell, Pastor of the Harvard Church, Charlestown. Boston: . . . 1871. Appendix, pp. [31]–61.

    The Appendix is dated February 1, 1871.

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    The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629–1818. By Thomas Bellows Wyman.

    . . . Boston: . . . 1879. These two volumes were edited by Mr. Edes, the Editor’s Note, dated May 6, 1879, filling pp. [v]–xiii of the first volume.

    History of the Harvard Church in Charlestown 1815–1879 With Services at the Ordination of Mr. Pitt Dillingham October 4, 1876 The Proceedings of the Council and the Pastor’s first sermon . . . Boston . . . 1879 The “Historical Sketches,” prepared by Mr. Edes, fill pp. [53]–265, and his Editorial Note, dated December 31, 1879, pp. 266–271.

    Charlestown in the Colonial Period. In The Memorial History of Boston, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630–1880. Edited By Justin Winsor, . . . Boston: . . . 1880, i. 383–400.

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    Annals of King’s Chapel from the Puritan Age of New England to the present day By Henry Wilder Foote . . . Vol. II. Boston: . . . 1896 Edited by Mr. Edes, the Editor’s Preface, dated Easter, 1896, filling pp. [v]–xv.

    Edward Wheelwright. In New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. lv. pp. lxx–lxxi.

    Robert Noxon Toppan. In Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, October, 1901, xiv. 322–326.

    John Chandler Bancroft Davis. In Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, April, 1908, xix. 13–17.

    Thomas Minns. In New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April, 1915, lxix. 99–101.802

    Andrew McFarland Davis. In Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, April, 1920, xxx. 12–14.

    Andrew McFarland Davis. In Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, April, 1920, liii. 141–145.

    Report of the Council. In Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, April, 1921, xxxi. 8–13.


    In Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts

    Shipwreck of the Palatines. [1740] March, 1893, i. 113–114.

    Conduit and Conduit Street, Boston. January, 1894, i. 199–200.

    Andrew Faneuil, Peter Faneuil, and Peter Baynton. April, 1894, i. 366–372.

    Star Tavern, Boston. December, 1894, i. 409 note.

    The Bromley maps of Boston, March, 1895, iii. 70–71.

    Leverett Saltonstall. April, 1895, iii. 81–83.

    James Walker Austin. November, 1895, iii. 150–151.

    Samuel Cary. December, 1895, iii. 174–179.

    Benjamin Apthorp Gould. December, 1896, iii. 311–312.

    Pierre Boucher de la Broquerie. February, 1897, iii. 377–378.

    Letter of Henry Dunster, December, 1653.

    March, 1897, iii. 415–426. Letter of Cotton Mather, January 20, 1715.

    December, 1897, v. 77–81.

    John Davis of York and his Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1681. January, 1898, v. 167–186.

    Francis Vergnies Balch. February, 1898, v. 191–192.

    Charles Startin. February, 1898, v. 200 note–201 note.

    Eliphalet Pearson. February, 1898, v. 205 note–207 note.

    George Washington and Sally Cary. March, 1898, v. 223–224.

    Perez Morton. March, 1898, v. 282 note.

    Joseph Morton. March, 1898, v. 283 note.

    White Horse Tavern, Boston. March, 1898, v. 283 note–284 note.

    Joseph Henry Allen. April, 1898, v. 314–315.

    List of the Harvard College Theses of 1663. April, 1898, v. 322–339.

    Donation of Edward Hopkins to the Grammar School in Hartford, Connecticut.

    December, 1898, v. 389.

    Letter of Hezekiah Usher, August 26, 1664.

    December, 1898, v. 390–392.

    Richard Russell. January, 1899, vi. 14 note.

    Gyles Elbridge. January, 1899, vi. 17 note.

    Nicholas Davison. January, 1899, vi. 37 note–38 note.

    Daniel Davison. January, 1899, vi. 39 note.

    Sarah Davison. January, 1899, vi. 39 note.

    Abigail Fitch. January, 1899, vi. 42 note.

    Elizabeth Gorrod. January, 1899, vi. 43 note.

    Henry Phillips. January, 1899, vi. 47 note.

    Seth Sweetser. January, 1899, vi. 53 note–54 note.

    Stephen Minot. February, 1899, vi. 84 note–85 note.

    Increase Robinson. February, 1899, vi. 85 note.

    John Colman. February, 1899, vi. 86–89.

    James Gooch. February, 1899, vi. 90–92.

    Jeremiah Belknap. February, 1899, vi. 93–94.

    Martin Lane. February, 1899, vi. 97 note.

    The Places of Worship of the Sandemanians in Boston. March, 1899, vi. 109–123.

    Benjamin Davis the Loyalist. March, 1899, vi. 124–127.

    Isaac Winslow, Senior and Junior. March, 1899, vi. 127–130.

    Joseph McKean. March, 1899, vi. 152–155.

    Documents relating to the early History of Yale University. April, 1899, vi. 172–210.

    Letter of Edmund Quincy, June 18, 1773. January, 1900, vi. 316–321.

    Lydia Hancock. January, 1900, vi. 321–323. William Cheney. Janaury, 1900, vi. 334 note.

    Chief-Justice Martin Howard and his Portrait by Copley. March, 1900, vi. 384–402.

    Letters of James Martineau, 1853–1898. March, 1900, vi. 416–454.

    The Body of Liberties, 1641. April, 1900, vii. 22–24.

    Edward Wheelwright. May, 1900, vii. 39–42.

    Iron Works at Attleborough. January, 1901, vii. 90–93.

    William Bradford, Printer. February, 1901, vii. 198.

    Excursion on the Middlesex Canal, 1817. April, 1901, vii. 216–228.

    James Bradley Thayer. February, 1902, vii. 317–318.

    Professor John Winthrop, LL.D. March, 1902, vii. 321–328.

    Joseph Williamson. December, 1902, viii. 13.

    William Franklin. February, 1903, viii. 118.

    Letter of John Washington, July 2, 1780.

    February, 1903, viii. 118–121. Letter of Joseph Parker, 1648 or 1649.

    March; 1903, viii. 198–201. Deed given by John Alden, January 1, 1689.

    November, 1903, viii. 198–201. Letter of Benedict Arnold, July 15, 1778.

    December, 1903, viii. 234–235. Letter of Benjamin Colman, February 17, 1701.

    January, 1904, viii. 246250.

    Letter of John Augustine Washington, June 1, 1776.

    February, 1904, viii. 267–269.

    Letter of Bushrod Washington, March 13, 1778.

    February, 1904, viii. 269271.

    “A New Song” and “The Grand Constitution.” February, 1904, viii. 271275.

    Letter of Benjamin Colman, May 15, 1747.

    March, 1904, viii. 352–353. Henry Caner.

    February, 1905, x. 67–71.

    Letter of Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch, November 16, 1832. February, 1905, x. 77–81.

    A Maine Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1682. March, 1905, x. 108–114. Silhouette of Timothy Pickering. April, 1905, x. 138. Josiah and Sarah (Billings) Davenport. Janaury, 1906, x. 225–227. Amos and Moody Kent. February, 1906, x. 247–252.

    Letters of Joseph Willard, 1785, 1791, and John Hancock, 1783. March, 1906, x. 320–324.

    Joseph de Valnais. April, 1906, x. 358.

    Franklin Davenport, 1755–1832. April, 1906, x. 358–365.

    Letter of William Hull, August 25, 1824. April, 1906, x. 365–369.

    Petition of Joshua Scottow, 1680, and the Oath, Declaration and Association subscribed by Wait Winthrop, May 20, 1700. April, 1906, x. 369–386.

    Memoir of Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. April, 1906, x. 388–406.

    Christ Church Registers, Philadelphia. November, 1906, x. 412.

    Letters of James Bowdoin and Joseph Willard, 1781. November, 1906, x. 412–116.

    Memoir of Dr. Thomas Young, 1731–1777. December, 1906, xi. 2–54. Henry Dunster. January, 1907, xi. 97.

    Letter of Henry Laurens, August 11, 1768. February, 1907, xi. 243–244. Letters of Robert Morris, 1798. March, 1907, xi. 277–279. Letter of Francis Dana, December 6, 1789. November, 1907, xi. 344–347. Governor Shirley’s second Wife. January, 1908, xii. 46–48. Tablet in memory of Simon Willard (1604–1676). March, 1908, xii. 133–134. James Taylor’s Indenture of Apprenticeship, 1664. April, 1908, xii. 174–181. Agreement made by the Town and Church of Concord and Harvard College, August 22, 1653. January, 1909, xii. 232–235.

    Christopher Taylor. February, 1909, xii. 254–255.

    Letters of George Washington, March 10, 1787, and Tobias Lear, June 6, 1800.

    February, 1910, xiii. 110–111.

    Poem on the Death of Lucy Calhoon, 1806. April, 1910, xiii. 140–144.

    Andrew Eliot (1719–1778). January, 1911, xiii. 234–241.

    George Washington and the Delaware Chiefs, 1779. February, 1911, xiii.


    William and Catherine (Dudley) Dummer. April, 1912, xiv. 292–294. Letter of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, September 11, 1826. April, 1912, xiv.


    Hall’s Coffee House, Boston. February, 1913, xiv. 400–408.

    Letter of George Washington, January 24, 1787. February, 1913, xiv. 408.

    John Tileston. December, 1913, xvii. 155–156.

    Isaac Addington. February, 1914, xvii. 205.

    Thursday Lecture. February, 1914, xvii. 215.

    Frederick Lewis Gay. March, 1916, xviii. 232–233.

    Satirical Coat of Anns of the Porcellian Club. January, 1917, xix. 156–158. Two documents relating to the Middlesex Registry of Deeds, April 26, 30, 1770. December, 1919, xxi. 452–453.

    Simon Bradstreet (H. C. 1693). February, 1920, xxiv. 24.

    Letter of James Bryce, March 25, 1920. April, 1920, xxiv. 61.

    Letter of James Bryce, November 9, 1920. November, 1920, xxiv. 118.803