Copies of letters (1860-1924) written by Mount Auburn's Superintendents, Secretaries, Treasurers, to and from Lot Proprietors. Providing a first hand account of the creation of a greenhouse and nursery, appointment of a Gardener's position, the installation of fountains in the ponds, and the creation of a committee to "protect, encourage and introduce birds within the property." Letterpress copying represents the first viable means of producing copies other than a longhand duplicate. The process, in which the original letter was transferred to a thin page in the copybook by a blotting process of the still wet ink, was common from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. Please note: these can be challenging to transcribe!
Letterpress Copying Book. Bound ledger of Superintendent's Correspondence, January 27,1879-July 10, 1884, pp. 1-738 including correspondence of James W. Lovering.
759 pages: 1% indexed, 8% transcribed, 79% needs review
Letterpress Copying Book. Bound ledger of Secretary's and Treasurer's Correspondence, October 30, 1860-June 27, 1870, pp. 1-485. Including the correspondence of Henry B. MacKintosh and Austin J. Coolidge.
521 pages: 90% indexed, 99% transcribed, 1% needs review
Letterpress Copying Book. Bound ledger of Superintendent's Correspondence, March 19, 1873 - January 17, 1874, pp. 2-466. Including correspondence of James W. Lovering.
481 pages: 0% indexed, 96% transcribed, 4% needs review
Letterpress Copying Book. Bound ledger of Superintendent's Correspondence, January 1, 1875 - December 14, 1878, pp. 1-709, including correspondence of James Lovering. Includes 2 separate letters: old colony railroad and invoice for copying ink.
762 pages: 4% indexed, 8% transcribed, 92% needs review
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