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18th & 19th Century Oxford Documents
Funded by the Janet Malser Humanities TrustThe Oxford Public Library and the General Ebenezer Learned D.A.R. of Oxford worked together to write a grant from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust to conserve 8 Oxford historical documents from the 18th and 19th century. These documents included:
1. Baron Wallworth’s Letter of Promotion to Rank of Lieutenant in the “Luck” Regiment March 28, 1779. / Transcription
2. Health Certification for Arthur Humphrey and Marven Moore from Dr. Daniel Fisk Jan. 2, 1777.
3. Ledger Entries from 1790: Jacob Barrel Account / Jacob Barrel Transcription / Contra Credit Account
4. Announcing to Major Huntington of Appointment as Paymaster Dec. 25, 1776.
5. Town Receipt from Worcester to Oxford Nov. 7, 1814.
6. Oration Delivered at Oxford on the 46th Anniversary of American Independence. By Ira Barton (25 pages).
Printed by Hilliard & Metcalf, of Cambridge 1822: (Please click a link below to view)
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7. Framed Article “Presentation of Colors to the Oxford Invincibles” Sept. 13, 1824 from the Massachusetts Spy, Dec. 23, 1824.
8. Company Roll of Captain Thomas Meriam, Company of Infantry. (Please click an image below to view)
*The restoration, preservation and digitizing was done by the Green Dragon Bindery in Shrewsbury, MA.
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