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THIRD ANNUAL REPORT
PEABODY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
(INCORPORATED AUGUST 15TH., 1896.)
OFFICERS, 1898-99, 1 899-1900.
President, . . . Warken D. King
Vice Presidents, . . . j Francis H. Appleton
I Benj. F. Southwick
Treasurer, . . . Sylvanus L. Newhall
Recording Secretary, . . Fred W. Bushby
Corresponding Secretary, . Elizabeth C. Osborn
Nathan A. Bushby, Thomas Carroll, Rich. B. Mackintosh,
Nancy J. Moulton, Daniel H. Felton, Mary A. Osborn,
Adaline A. Little, Abraham C. Osborne, Robert H. Gowing.
May 4. Annual meeting.
Readings by Arthur F. Poole from writings of his father, the late
Aug. 3. Field Meeting at N. W. Felton's, Mt. Pleasant— "Hog Hill."
" First Felton House," by D. H. Felton.
"The Study of Local History." Sidney Perley.
Nov. 16. "Settlement of North-West by Danvers Men," by Rev. A. P.Put-
nam, D. D.
Short Addresses by George F. Dow, Hon. Nathan M. Hawkes and
Feb. 1. " Gleanings from Old Danvers Records." Mrs. L. J. Thomas.
Apr. 19. " Battle of Lexington in America and England." Rev. C. A.
Staples of Lexington.
" How the News Reached England." Hon. Robert S. Rantoul.
Music by children of public schools. Mrs. S. L. Ferguson, director.
Nath. W. Felton.
Nov. 16th, 1898.
E. Pope Barrett,
Alice E. Trask,
Rev. Lewis J. Thomas,
Annie P. Thomas.
Thomas Morrill Stimpson, b. Jan. 21st, 1827, d.
Theodore Moody Osborne, b. Nov. 25th, 1849, d.
August 3rd, 1898.
Lucy T. Reed,
Elizabeth P. Wetherill,
Mary J. Buxtou,
April 19th, 1899.
Eunice D. Folsom.
Wm. F. Walker,
May 2ud, 1899.
Mary A. Cowing,
Rev. Oscar F. Safford.
Sept. 30th, 1898.
Feb. 6th, 1899.
The Treasurer of the Peabody Historical Society respectfully submits the
following report from May 4th, 1898, to May 3rd, 1899:
Amount in hands of Treas., May 4th, 1S98,
Received for admissions,
Interest from Warren F. C. S. Bank,
Received for Tablet Fund,
Paid Rent of Historical Room to Apr. 1st, 1899,
Peabody Union, printing,
Envelopes and stamps for Treasurer,
Flags for graves of Revolutionary Soldiers,
Expenses of August Meeting,
Expenses of April 19th Meeting,
Cabinet and putting it in condition for use,
Tablet and erecting the same,
Amount on hand, ....
S. L. NEWHALL, Treas.
The room of the Society was closed for repairs from the middle of July
till Nov. 16th, at which time the addition of a new cabinet greatly enlarged
the capacity of our small quarters.
The gifts as credited in the Accession book now number 766, a gain of 351
during the past year. These include 28S books and pamphlets; 114 articles
for cabinet, and room, donated by seventy-nine persons, thirty-seven of
whom were members of the Society.
A card catalog of the books has been prepared.
The Local History class is gathering through its meetings (which are held
irregularly and announced only through The News) such papers as the
writers feel are not of enough general interest to be presented at the regu-
lar meetings, but may give a pleasure today and be of some value to the
Society for future reference.
The following papers have been given :
Jan. 4th, 1899. " Columbian Fire Club, 1804," Abraham C. Osborne.
Mar. 1st, 1899. "A Charmed Circle."
Apr. 5th, 1899. "Stone's Plain," Andrew Nichols.
FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT
PEABODY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
(INCORPORATED AUG. 15TH., 1896.)
" Old 'lection Days and May Training." Nathan A. Bushby.
Field Meeting at Mr. James T. Flint's, West Peabody.
" Witchcraft and Giles Corey." Rev. 0. F. Safford.
" Land Grants of West Peabody." Wm. P. TJpham.
"Gardner Farm." F. A. Gardner, M. D.
Remarks by Sidney Perley, J. S. Needham.
Original poem on Giles Corey. W. S. Lovejoy.
Supper served by West Peabody ladies in school house.
" The Friends." Miss Sallie H. Hacker of Lynn.
"Some old time Quakers and where they lived." Miss Martha
Short Addresses by Hon. A. P. White, Hon. Robert S. Rantoul,
Hon. Nathan M. Hawkes, Miss Philbrick and others.
"A Second Gleaning from Old Danvers Records." Mrs. L. J.
"The Manufacture of Cloth in Early Times." Miss Eliza Phil-
" Historic Cycle Days in New England." Hon. Nathan M. Hawkes
Short Addresses. Nathan P. Sanborn, Hon. Robert S. Rantoul.
Nov. 1st, 1899.
Walter Scott Lovejoy,
Mary E. Conrey,
Eliza A. Wilson,
Sophia A. Bodge,
Alice H. Berry,
Fannie G. Taylor,
Mary A. Foruess,
Feb. 7th, 1900.
Charles H. Goulding,
Catherine A. Goulding,
J. Benj. Palmer,
Mary W. Nichols,
( Danvers )
April 19th, 1900.
Martha B. Pindar,
Charles S. Osgood,
Daniel P. Grosvenor,
Charles O. Warner,
Alice G. Warner,
Herbert K. Pevear,
Elizabeth C. Goodrich,
Bennett B. Humphrey,
Joseph F. Reed.
May 2nd, 1900.
Bessie R. Buxton,
Alex. B. Clark,
Edith R. Porter.
Eleazer Pope Barret, b. Sept. 29th, 1824, d. May 11th, 1899.
Nathan Abbott Bushby, b. Aug. 13th, 1832, d. Oct. 23rd, 1899.
The Society has met with an irreparable loss in the death of one of its
founders, Nathan A. Bushby. His rare genius for relating local history,
tradition and genealogy makes his loss a personal one also to the many
members who have received his kindly and valuable assistance in their re-
The Treasurer of the Peabody Historical Society submits the following re-
port for the year ending May 2nd, 1900:
Balance on hand at last report, .... $ 85.03
Ileceived for admission and dues, . . . 136.00
Interest on deposit in W. F. C. S. Bank, . . 2.94
Fares from barges, August Meeting, . 9.25
Net receipts, April 19th banquet, . . 31.66
Special contribution towards payment of rent of
small room, ..... 42.00
Paid Rent of room, 1 year to April 1st, 1900, . . $60.00
Rent of Banquet room (six times), . . 22.50
Window shades, ...... 2.70
Expressage from Salem, .... .15
Electric light, ...... 3.08
Peabody Union, printing, .... 6.65
Envelopes and stamps for Treasurer, ... .93
August. Meeting at West Peabody, ) .jo « 5
Barges, $11, Hall, $1, Supper for guest, $1.75. J
Balance in hands of Treasurer, 197.12
S. L. NEWHALL, Treas.
Peabody, May 2, 1900.
The number of donations to the Society in the Accession Book is now
1036, a gain of 270 gifts during the past year, from seventy persons, twenty-
five of whom were members. These include 81 bound volumes, 149 pam-
phlets, news sheets and manuscripts, 122 coins, 34 pictures and 72 articles
for the cabinet and room.
Many papers given before the Society have been kindly presented by the
writers, and may be consulted, on application, at the room.
At the Annual Meeting it was voted that the meetings of the Local History
Class may be held in the room of the Society, that all members interested
in the subject to be given may feel at liberty to attend. Among the papers
given during the past year are the following:
June 6th, 1899. Old Bell Tavern. Mrs. E. C. Osborn.
Sept. 13th, 1899. Lawn Party at Mrs. B. N. Moore's.
" Bits from Local History." Grace F. Batchelder.
A Walk through Old Roads and Byways with Mr. Nathan
Oct. 3rd, 1899. " Proctor's Crossing." Mr. D. H. Felton.
Dec. 6th, L899. " Osborn Farm." Mrs. E. C. Osborn.
Jan. 3rd, 1900. " U. S. Bronze Medal of Honor." Mrs. M. O. Stevens.
Mar. 6th, 1900. " Coins, American and Foreign, Ancient and Modern."
Mr. Arthur Benlield.
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