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1986

Levin, Alan

Joy erupts as 300 hail 'Parky' Grace

New Bedford (Mass.) - Describes the homecoming party for Parky when he was released from prison.

Frank Grace Papers

1935 June

Blackington, Alton H.

Kay Sennott Half-length portrait holding bouquet at New Bedford Fire Chiefs' Convention

New Bedford (Mass.) - From a series of photos at New Bedford Fire Chiefs' Convention.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1963

Cousin Constance (later Zinnia) and Gloria Xifaras Clark

New Bedford (Mass.) - Clark and her cousin, seated on a couch at the family home.

Gloria Xifaras Clark Papers

1820 Aug. 13

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Youth of today seem easily pulled away from dependence on the truth. Regarding disapproval of the pamphlet by David B. Slack.

Howland Family Papers

1856 Oct. 31

Baker, Edward L. (Edward Livingston), 1814-1878

Letter from Edward L. Baker to Joseph Lyman

New Bedford (Mass.) - Has been informed that W. W. Crapo and his father Henry H. Crapo will be unable to attend the sale. Part of the Kansas Land Trust correspondence.

Lyman Family Papers

1837 Apr. 12

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Clinical description of his depression. Further comments on the essay on slavery and water baptism (Elisha Bates); Quaker controversy.

Howland Family Papers

1925

Blackington, Alton H.

George Fred Tilton Portrait of 'one of the last whaling captains' smoking a pipe

New Bedford (Mass.) - From a series of images of Tilton: his autobiography is "Cap'n George Fred Himself." Hired to oversee the restoration of the last surviving American whaling ship, the "Charles W. Morgan" of New Bedford, a project funded by Col. Edward Green. The ship's last voyage was in 1921, and its restoration was completed by 1927 when it was put on display by Green.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1878 Feb. 16

Mercury Publishing Company (New Bedford, Mass.)

Daily Mercury subscription receipt

New Bedford (Mass.) - For Alexander Du Bois's one year subscription to the Daily Mercury.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers