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Tribute of the Massachusetts Historical Society to the memory of their late senior member and former president, the Hon. James Savage, LL.D., March 13, 1873.

Published by Press of John Wilson and Son, Boston, 1873
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James Savage (1784?1873) "was the founder of Provident institution for savings, the first savings bank in Boston, and the second in the United States, of which he was also secretary, treasurer, vice-president, and president, and for nineteen years he was treasurer of the Massachusetts historical society, of which he was president, and edited several of its collections.In addition to numerous genealogical, historical, political, and controversial pamphlets, he edited William Paley's works, and prepared "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing Three Generations of Those who came before May, 1652." This work, which occupied him nearly twenty years, and which displays extraordinary industry and research, has been called "the most stupendous work on genealogy ever completed."?Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, vol. V. Pickering?Sumter, pp. 405?6. The will of James Savage is on pp. 21?23. 8vo. [4 (blank)], 23, [5 (blank)] pp. Sewn, in original wrappers; chipped at spine, back wrapper loose. Front wrapper and signatures loosening. A couple of short tears in margins. New Jersey Historical Society rubber stamp on title-page. Unopened. Good. Bookseller Inventory # 6210

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Title: Tribute of the Massachusetts Historical ...

Publisher: Press of John Wilson and Son, Boston

Publication Date: 1873

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