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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2299

John Warner Barber drawings of Massachusetts towns


9 pen and ink and wash drawings of Massachusetts towns.


  • 1839

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.1 linear feet (9 items in 1 volume)
These views of the Massachusetts towns of Belchertown, Bernardston, Chester, Hingham, Longmeadow, Montague, Scituate, Truro, and Upton were preliminary sketches later used to produce some of the engravings in: John Warner Barber. Massachusetts historical collections, being a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Massachusetts, with geographical descriptions. Worcester: Door, Howland & Co., 1839.

Biographical / Historical

John Warner Barber (1798-1885) was an American printmaker, author, and publisher born in East Windsor, Connecticut. He is best known for books on state, national, and local history, in which his engravings caught the flavor and appearance of city, town, and countryside in his day.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*54M-89. Gift of Chauncey C. Nash, Esq., 15 Congress Street, Boston, Mass.; received: 1954 Oct. 30.

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Link to catalog
Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885. John Warner Barber drawings of Massachusetts towns: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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