3 Mount Auburn Cemetery Copying Books and Ledgers

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3 Mount Auburn Cemetery Copying Books and Ledgers
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! Historical staff ledgers document Cemetery expenses.
00_1832 Cash Ledger, 2005.063.035

00_1832 Cash Ledger, 2005.063.035

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192 pages: 0% indexed, 23% transcribed, 22% needs review
00_1834 Receiving Tomb, Public Lot, and Crypt Register, 1831.037.001

00_1834 Receiving Tomb, Public Lot, and Crypt Register, 1831.037.001

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221 pages: 0% indexed, 1% transcribed
1860 Copying Book: Secretary's Letters and Treasurer's Letters, 2005.062.003

1860 Copying Book: Secretary's Letters and Treasurer's Letters, 2005.062.003

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: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
1873 Copying Book: Superintendent's Letters, 2005.062.005

1873 Copying Book: Superintendent's Letters, 2005.062.005

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: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
1874-1875 Copying Book: Superintendent Lovering's letters, 2005.062.006

1874-1875 Copying Book: Superintendent Lovering's letters, 2005.062.006

440 pages: 2% indexed, 100% transcribed, 98% needs review
1876 Copying Book: Superintendent's Letters, 2005.062.007

1876 Copying Book: Superintendent's Letters, 2005.062.007

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: 29% indexed, 100% transcribed, 70% needs review
1879-01-27 to 1884-07-10 Copying Book: Superintendent's Letters, 2005.062.008

1879-01-27 to 1884-07-10 Copying Book: Superintendent's Letters, 2005.062.008

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: 26% indexed, 100% transcribed, 22% needs review
1884-1886 Copying Book: Superintendent Lovering and McArthur letters, 2005.062.009

1884-1886 Copying Book: Superintendent Lovering and McArthur letters, 2005.062.009

40 pages: 55% indexed, 100% transcribed, 45% needs review
1886-1887 Copying Book: Lovering Letters, 2005.062.010

1886-1887 Copying Book: Lovering Letters, 2005.062.010

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521 pages: 1% indexed, 100% transcribed, 88% needs review
1888-1889 Copying Book: Superintendent Lovering's Letters, 2005.062.012

1888-1889 Copying Book: Superintendent Lovering's Letters, 2005.062.012

Letterpress Copying Book. Bound ledger of Superintendent's Correspondence, September 13, 1888-December 6, 1889, pp. 1-1007. Including correspondence from James W. Lovering.

1037 pages: 23% indexed, 100% transcribed, 2% needs review
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