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Welcome to the online archives of the Maynard Historical Society in Maynard, Massachusetts. Our online archive represents a fraction of the documents, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia that the Society has in storage and we are continuously working to catalog and make our collection available here for all to enjoy. Please read the "About" page for additional information on this project or the "Tips" page for ways to find and discover historical information.

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Missing Plans Letter to R. L. Davis - 1851


A letter from Daniel S. Sanborn to R. L. Davis concerning some missing plans during the construction of the Sterling branch of the Fitchburg Rail…

Correspondence to R. L. Davis - 1848


Correspondence of 4 pages from W. H. Wood to R. L. Davis regarding a legal affair. Much of the writing is unreadable. The letter is dated July 6,…

Final Estimate of Earth Work for Fitchburg RR - 1849


A note of final estimate written by Robert Lewis Davis, Resident Engineer, for the work of Sewall F. Belknap in 1849. The Belknap Company moved 37,873…

Invoice from R. L. Davis - 1850 ca


An invoice from R. L.Davis on behalf of W. Robinson for $2.40. Items purchased were a Chamber, a pail, a broom.

Document from R. L. Davis - 1849


A note certifying the work of Sewall F. Belknap during the month of February 1849 written by Robert Lewis Davis, Resident Engineer for the Railroad. …

Invoice from R. L. Davis - 1850 ca


An invoice from R. L. Davis to Gilbert Robertson for $45.00. The invoice is for a silver mounted harness for $40.00, and a breast plate for $5.00.

Letter to R. L. Davis - 1850


A letter to Mr. Davis from Gentleman T. J. Green, Jamaica Plain, Mass. The letter requests Mr. Davis retrieve his dog who followed Mr. Green home…

Invoice & Envelope to Mr. Lewis Davis - 1851


An invoice submitted by Cyrus Hill to Mr. Lewis Davis. The invoice is for the purchase of a hat for $4.00, and another item for $15.00. A total of…

Two Receipts from R. L. Davis - 1850


Two printed receipts from R. L. Davis. One was issued to W. Robinson and noted paid by Whitmarsh. The receipt was for $0.46. Another was to John G.…

Letter & Envelope from R. Davis - 1853


A personal letter with envelope from R. Davis to his son, Francis, regarding his son visiting in Concord, NH. It is dated Friday, March 11, 1853.

Letter to A. Maynard - 1849


A letter to Amory Maynard from Jacob Foster, dated Boston, October 18, 1849. Names mentioned in the note are Mr. Davis, Mr. Silas P. Brooks, Mr. Blake…

Letter to Lewis Davis from John - 1849 ca


A letter issued by John _ to R. Lewis Davis regarding a trip to New York. The letter was inside an envelope with the label Bent & Bush Co. This letter…

Covenant for care and maintenance of the Town Clock and Tower


Document that enumerates the terms and conditions of how the Town Clock and Tower should be maintained. Originally entered into agreement with…

Maynard Centennial Week begins


Joe Dineen and Bill Baron were selected to start the Centennial Week celebration by raising the American and Maynard Centennial flags at Town Hall. …

Maynard Centennial Week begins


Bill Baron and Joe Dineen prepare to raise the Stars and Stripes along with Maynard Centennial flags at Town Hall as part of the kick off activities…

Maynard Centennial Commemoration Day Program


Audience members at the Commemoration Day program held in the Maynard High School Auditorium.

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Maynard Centennial Image


Edward "Jake" Mason and Valentine, a 16 month old ram, both show off the distinctive "Brothers of the Brush" tie and hat.

Maynard Centennial Image


Edward "Jake" Mason and Valentine, a 16 month old ram, both show off the distinctive "Brothers of the Brush" tie and hat.

Maynard Centennial Image


Bob Tobin looks over a present from the Bellingham Brush to the Maynard Brothers of the Brush on the steps of Town Hall.

Maynard Centennial Belles plan Food Sale


Members of the Centennial Belles make plans for a Food Sale to be held on the lawn of the Congregational Church.