Stoddart, Chester H.
Taunton (Mass.) - Glossy collodion print mounted on cabinet card with embossed borders and imprint for the photographer C. H. Stoddart, 34 Broadway, Taunton. The subject is not identified, but resembles a known image of Joseph Wilbar, landscape architect for the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Taunton.
Taunton (Mass.) - Survey of land deeded by Samuel L. Crocker to create the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Taunton, Mass., with original sketch of layout of a rural (garden) cemetery. The plan for the cemetery, though not necessarily this rendering, is attributed to Joseph Wilbar, and represents his sole effort as a landscape architect.
1836 July 4
Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Taunton, Mass.) . Trustees
Taunton (Mass.) - Program for the ceremonies accompanying the consecration of the new rural cemetery in Taunton, Mass., on July 4, 1836. "The ceremonies will take place in Cypress Dell, in which seats will be prepared for the accommodation of the ladies"; with address by Hon. Francis Baylies. Includes manuscript notes in margin with the names of other participants.
1854 – 1857
Coffin, George R. (George Richards)
Boston (Mass.) - The son of a master mariner from Newburyport, Massachusetts, George Richards Coffin was born in Castine, Maine, on Feb. 12, 1832. Sent to Boston at the age of 19 to get his start in business as a clerk, Coffin became a wharfinger in 1854, just a year before he married Hannah Balch, the eldest daughter of a prominent Newburyport merchant. As his family grew to eight, Cof... more