Mendon History: Box One

Below is a complete list of items that are housed in the Genealogy Room of the library.

LORNA RHODES GENEALOGY ROOM          

SUBJECT FILE  MENDON HISTORY

BOX  1

A    

Amidon Tavern, anecdotes, history, Nathan Hale and Amidon Tavern, remarks from the funeral of Otis Amidon  (1858)

Bank history by Wendell Williams, 1947

Bi-centennial- two hundredth anniversary – address by Carlton Staples, poem by Henry Chapin, 1868 (two copies)

Bi-centennial celebration (5/5/1867) – reported for Boston Journal, a copy

Bicknell Cemetery – paper given to Mendon Historical Society by James Holmes of Westboro

Blackstone Post Office and postmasters-  Blackstone Bank

Boy Scout – the original boy scout of 173 (? Authorship?)

Boy Scout,   “Beacon  Light, facts and traditions” by Laura Hoag and Clara Pond, Mendon, 1958

C  

Civil War- The town of Mendon during the Civil War, by GB Williams (around 1900), 2 copies

Civil War Monument-  Milford Historical Scrapbook, 1890 to 1899, Milford Daily Journal, 1891.  Mendon’s new monument donated by Austin Wood

Civil War-  Mendon Reminiscences ‘61 to 65’ by Julius A. George, 1912 (2 copies)

Corn Mill- erection of Corn Mill at Netmacke (Nipmuc), granted to Benjamin Albee, 1664, constructed 1672- from Annals of Mendon

D

E

Founders’ Park-  article and photo from Whitinsville Transcript, 12/14/1906

Founders’ Park- “Mother town’s hallowed land” monument marking park, newspaper article and photo 1910

Founders,1667 to 1906 by GB Williams

First Settlers, Mendon, by Gordon Norton

Founders-  “Gleanings” compiled by Clara Pond, 1950, a pamphlet on early settlers (3 copies)

Founders- “Primitive Mendon” – revised edition of original article written for Milford Daily Journal, 1896, written by Marcus Aldrich

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H   

Historical Museum, by E. J Coleman, 1966

Historical Society- photo at Union Chapel, later the Taft Library, photo from Aldrich Collection 1974

Historical Society- notes in Milford Daily News, 1921-1936 (2 copies)

Historical Society-  a paper written and compiled by E.J. Coleman, March 1966, (2 copies)

I

Inauguration Ball Programs, 1861, 1865, 1869

J     

Jefferson, Thomas and Cheshire Cheese

K   

King Phillip- Early Mendon and the King Phillip War, by Rev. Carlton Staples, from Blackstone Valley News, 2/3/1922, (delivered before the Mendon Historical Society) in 1901

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M  

Maps of Mendon (1831, 1870, 1898)  (copies)

Mendon Reminiscences, Wendell Williams

Mendon Historical Collections by John Warner Barber, 1839

Mendon- New England Forum, by Paul Williams

Mendon- chronology of physical and socio-economic trends, Mendon, Blackstone 1800-1827 (? authorship?)

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O

Post office- 1825 to 1951, a bit of history by Anna H. Pond (2 copies)

Pounds- from “Mendon Town annals” by Anna H. Pond

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R

S  

Scrapbook- Mendon

September Gale- Paper,  “The Great September Gale”,  9/23/1815, 2 copies,  authorship unknown

T   

Tercentenary- copy of portion of Congressional Record, honoring Mendon’s Tercentenary, 6/26/1966.  From Congressman Philbin,

sent to Peter Hackett, Chairman of  Mendon Historical Society

Thanksgiving Ball poster, 1871

Town Hall, Harrison hall, circa 1844, presentation by Mendon Historical Commission, 6/29/2000

Town Hall-  fundraiser for repair of Stage Curtain, and article in Town Crier

Town hall history by Paul Williams, 1932

Two Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of Settlement of Mendon Plantation, 6/28/1917 program

U    

Upton History and Maps

V

Wigwam Hill, from Milford Daily Journal, 1897

Wigwam Hill, by Albert Jones, (2 copies)

Williams Hill, Uxbridge- paper prepared by GB Williams (2 copies0

World War 2- Welcome Home Veterans program, 9/7/1946

 

LORNA RHODES GENEALOGY AND LOCAL  HISTORY ROOM

MENDON HISTORY – TOWN INSTITUTIONS, INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMERCE, CULTURE