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MS Am 628

Documents concerning citizens and town of Medway, Massachusetts, 1762-1798: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 628
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Documents concerning citizens and town of Medway, Massachusetts,
Date(s): 1762-1798.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Materials documenting town and personal affairs in Medway, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Elijah Clark; received: 1846 July 6.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Documents Concerning Citizens and Town of Medway, Massachusetts, 1762-1798 (MS Am 628). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also MS Am 623 and MS Am 821 for papers collected by the same donor.

Biographical / Historical

Medway, Massachusetts was first settled in 1657 and was incorporated in 1713. Elijah Clark (1727-1801) was a prominent Medway citizen who served as Town Clerk (1762-1764, 1766-1768, 1771-1778, 1783-1792), Selectman (1761-1775), and Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts (1776-1779, 1785). Elijah was also appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1775. Elijah married Bathsheba Harding (1731-1819) in 1751 and they had ten children: Theodore (1752-?), Eunice (1753-1838), Elijah (1756-1805), Hannah (1759-?), Jotham (1761-1777), Bathsheba (1764-1766), Prudence (1766-?), Bathsheba (1769-1831), Joseph (1771-?), and Abijah (1775-1802).

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Collection includes manuscript documents and printed documents with manuscript additions related to the people and town of Medway, Massachusetts. Many of the documents bear the signature of Medway resident Elijah Clark. Items include town meeting warrants, tax assessment lists, church sermon journals, voting returns, estate inventories, and other town-related documents.

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