The History of Leominster, or the Northern Half of the Lancaster New Or Additional Grant, from June... The History of Leominster, or the Northern Half of the Lancaster New Or Additional Grant, from June... The History of Leominster, or the Northern Half of the Lancaster New Or Additional Grant, from June... The History of Leominster, or the Northern Half of the Lancaster New Or Additional Grant, from June...

The History of Leominster, or the Northern Half of the Lancaster New Or Additional Grant, from June 26, 1701, the Date of the Deed Fom George Tahanto, Indian Sagamore, to July 4, 1852; Colburn Family Genealogy;

David Wilder

Published by Self Published, Fitchburg, 1853
Condition: Ex-Library - Binding Copy Hardcover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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Binding Copy. The textblock is detached from the binding, with some endpapers loose. Both covers and the spine are detached, with the spine ends have heavy chipping loss, but the spine lettering is still complete and bright. From 2 historical societies, with their label on the spine, bookplates on the frontpapers, and a stamp and blindstamp on the title page. The book contains a number of letters and documents from both the author, and from the family of Jeremiah Colburn who was the book's original owner. The inner front cover has attached a 3-1/2 inch by 4-1/2 inch paper with the silhouette of Calvin Colburn. The back of the front paper has the inscription of J. Colburn, dated 1856, listing mentions of early Colburns in the book. On another page he mentions that Nathaniel Colburn was one of the first settlers of Dedham, Mass. Following is an 1857 letter from Jeremiah Colburn to an S. G. Drake inquiring about some Colburns living in Leominster in 1798. Following is an 1857 letter from Samuel Drake back to J. Colburn, stating that Mr. Wilder is a very old man near 80, but his recollections are worth a great deal, and he should write him directly. Bound-in next is a long letter dated 1857 from the author, D. Wilder, to Samuel Drake, discussing the early Colburns in Leominster. Where Colburns are mentioned in the text, there are ink notes or lines. Attached to the back of the last page of the text is a 1754 promissory note signed by Thomas Wilder and Jacob Peabody of Leominster, with 2 partial red seals. (Not quoting every word) To pay 100 pounds to Aaron Brown of Leominster. Further - that both Thomas Wilder and Jacob Peabody, together with Aaron Brown are bound for 100 pounds to Thomas Hubbart, Treasurer of Harvard College in Cambridge, conditioned for the true and just payment of 166 good Spanish mill'd Dollars and two thirds of a Dollar.". The partially torn but complete letter measures about 7-1/2 inches by about 12 inches. 3 more pages of Colburn genealogy on the endpaper and on the back inner cover. Inserted is an 1857 letter from a Charles Colburn, who was the Postmaster in Leominster. The book contains 263 clean pages, followed by a small errata slip. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16129

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Title: The History of Leominster, or the Northern ...

Publisher: Self Published, Fitchburg

Publication Date: 1853

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Ex-Library - Binding Copy

Edition: First Edition.

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