Tag Archives: colonial history

To Answer for What They Stand Charged With: An Accusation of Fornication Against Elizabeth and Nathaniel Ramsdell, 1699.

Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin, You’ll never come out the way you went in, What looks like gold is really tin, Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin –A popular, 20th-century rhyme about the city   Archival records provide evidence … Continue reading

Posted in Archives & Manuscripts, Staff Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boston in the Early Republic

The John J. Burns Library‚Äôs Boston collection houses approximately 4,500 works about the city and its neighboring municipalities. While the majority of this collection encompasses material from the 19th and 20th centuries, as a result of the remarkable growth in … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Collections & Books, Rare books, Student Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thomas Paine and the Dialogues of Early America

One of the lucky privileges of being a conservation unit student assistant is the ability to walk through the Burns Library stacks containing over four hundred years of literary and scholastic history, ranging from the history of the Jesuits to … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Featured Collections & Books, Student Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment