Excerpt from The Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol. 43: 1907 The historical or genealogical student, searching for data in the cities and towns of eastern Massachusetts, cannot consider his task completed until he has consulted the volumes of Historical Collections issued by the Essex Institute. Valuable historical investigations from original sources are here brought to the attention of the scholar, and a long list of public records and vital statistics have been printed in the pages of the Collections. These Collections are published quarterly, each volume containing about 400 pages and an exhaustive index. The forty-third volume, beginning with the issue of January, 1907, will contain a large amount of original matter, such as, Revolutionary Letters from Salem; Biography of Gen. Frederick T. Ward: Salem Church Plate; Newspaper items relating to Essex County, 1745-1767; Notarial Records, Salem 1697-1768; English Records Relating 10 Early New England Families; Salem Town Records, Volume II; Lewis Genealogy, and much other historical and miscellaneous matter. Among the genealogies to be found in the volumes already issued are the following: Allen, Bray, Chipman, Clark, Clarke, Cookling, Corwin, Esty, Fabens, Gardner, Gedney, Gould, Graves, Hawkes, Hutchinson, HoultonHolton, King, Lyford, Newhall, Perkins, Prlisbury, Plummer, Prince, Rantoul, Richardson, Russell, Silsbee, Sparhawk, Townsend, Webb and Woodbury. Also records and vital statistics from Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Newbury, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Topsfield and Wenham. Abstracts of wills, deeds and journals frequently appear; biographical sketches and memoirs; tombstone inscriptions, etc., etc. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.