Boston Overseers of the Poor records, 1733-1925
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Published by Scholarly Resources Inc. in Wilmington, Del .
Written in English


  • Boston (Mass.) -- Overseers of the Poor -- Records and correspondence -- Catalogs.,
  • Poor -- Services for -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- Sources -- Catalogs.,
  • Social service -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- Sources -- Catalogs.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

ContributionsScholarly Resources, inc., Massachusetts Historical Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16093904M

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The Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor, by Eric Guest Nellis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Massachusetts History Society holds the original "Boston Overseer of the Poor Records, " (hereafter BOPR). Recently the Colonial Society of Massachusetts published the transcribed Over seer of the Poor records for the eighteenth century; see Eric Nellis and Anne. The records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor provide “a useful example of the cultural intentions of earlier Puritan communal and civic values and the blending over time of Puritan charitable intentions and the eventual public responsibility for the management of the poor in Boston. Most of the original boards were lost along with the titles and descriptions of most of the contents. The manuscripts were subsequently microfilmed in 15 reels as part of the MHS program of document preservation. In the MHS produced a Guide to the microfilmed and catalogued manuscripts.” (see Boston Overseers of the Poor Records,

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