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Index of Personal Names

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Name Page(s) Occupation
(if known)
Reason for Mention in Scrapbook Notes/Further Research
Abbot, Francis Ellingwood pg. 98, pg. 100 Philosopher; Theologian Called a meeting on the Massachusetts Park Defense League to order. Committee for the Park Defense League. Approved of a bill for the formation of the Metropolitan Park System. Spokesman for "free religion," and rejected all dogma and reliance on Scriptures or creeds
Abbott, Henry Larcom pg. 138 Engineer Committee for the preservation of U.S. forests Engineer Corps member
Abbott, James E. pg. 132 At a hearing by the committee on metropolitan affairs about a bill to authorize more money for the Metropolitan Park Commission
Abbott, S.W. pg. 113, pg. 114, pg. 115, pg. 117 At a hearing on the construction of a dam on the Charles River. At a meeting of the Massachusetts Association of the Boards of Health Massachusetts Representative
Adams, Charles Francis Jr. pg. 86, pg. 88, pg. 89-90, pg. 95, pg. 96-97, pg. 111, pg. 112, pg. 120, pg. 123, pg. 124*, pg. 130, pg. 131, pg. 134-135, NE Magazine (F1), Mass. Supreme Court (F1) Soldier; Railroad executive President and Member of the Metropolitan Park Commission Served as a colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Part of the MA Railroad Commission, where he attempted to persuade railroads into compliance with accepted business norms.
Adams, J.F.R. pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 11, pg. 59, pg. 120 Appointed to the first Trustees committee
Adams, John Quincy II pg. 11 Lawyer; Politician Trustees Committee Member Established an experimental farm in Quincy, MA. Served during the Civil War as a Colonel.
Adams, John W. pg. 72a Landscape gardener; Politician Went to a hearing for the Province Lands Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from Springfield
Adams, Marshall L. pg. 50, pg. 55, pg. 69, pg. 72a, pg. 91 Politician Opened the town hall meeting in Provincetown about the Province Lands. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Provincetown. Kept a record book for the Overseers of the Poor in Provincetown
Agassiz, Alexander pg. 138 Engineer Committee for the preservation of U.S. forests Son of Louis Agassiz. American scientist and engineer
Allen, Charles Mass. Supreme Court (F1) Jurist Justice for the Supreme Court of MA during the Metropolitan Park System hearings Became known as one of the most eminent jurists of the day
Allen, F.D. pg. 131 Filed a brief at the case of the Metropolitan Park Commission vs. the City of Lynn.
Allen, Horace G. pg. 124-125 Lawyer At a meeting for putting a bridge over the Charles River Member of the Boston Art Club and Boston Athletic Association
Allen, Lawrence F. Thompson's Island (F1) Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon." Head of the drama committee of the Squanto Club on Thompson's Island
Allen, William pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth. Given land near Gloucester Settled in Salem
Alvord, William pg. 23a-b Politician; banker Member of the American Forestry Association Committee 14th Mayor of California (1871-1873). President of the Bank of California (1878-1904)
Ames, Azel pg. 72a Historian Went to a hearing on the Province Lands Wrote The Mayflower and Her Log
Ames, Charles C. pg. 108 Gave a lecture in the Old South Church
Ames, Frederick Lothrop pg. 33, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 39, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 46, pg. 49, pg. 67, pg. 76a, pg. 95, pg. 136 Railroad executive Trustees member. Chairman of the Board of Directors. Family earned fortune in railroads and shovels. This is potentially referring to F.L. Ames, Jr.
Ames, William pg. 80 Selectman in New Hampshire creating Pack Monadnock State Park.
Anderson, George S. pg. 138 Wants to consolidate control of steamboat franchise and the hotels in Yellowstone National Park Commanding officer at Fort Yellowstone
Andrews, Asa G. pg. 44 Politician Stopped a band from playing a concert on the street Mayor of Cape Ann (1891-1894)
Appleton, Edward pg. 95 Trustees Member
Appleton, Francis pg. 95 Farmer; Philanthropist Went to a hearing on Metropolitan Parks Possibly the same F. Appleton who owned TTOR Appleton Farm
Appleton, T.H. pg. 76c Trustees Member.
Armstrong, George W. pg. 67, pg. 68 Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting
Arnold-Forster, Hugh Oakeley pg. 109 Politician Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Served as Secretary for War (1903-1905)
Arnold, James pg. 84 Merchant Created the Arnold Arboretum
Atkins, Edward F. (Edwin?) pg. 108 Businessman Son of Elisha Atkins, Chairman of the Belmont Park Commission Joined his father's business in trade
Atkins, Elisha pg. 108 Businessman His widow gave part of Beaver Brook Reservation to the Trustees Started a Business importing molasses and sugar from Cuba.
Atkinson, Edward pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Economist Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting Founder of the American Anti-Imperialist League, he fought against slavery and was a successful entrepreneur as an executive in cotton mills in New England. He raised money for John Brown's guerrilla force.
Atwood, Sears pg. 45 In connection with Chatham wishing to preserve places in town.
Austin, Alfred A Beautiful World (F1) Poet Part of the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising Appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 after the death of Tennyson.
Austin, Ernest W. Thompson's Island (F1) Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson 's Island Beacon"
Babcock, Samuel Denison pg. 121, pg. 126 Banker Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee for the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Began as a bank messenger
Backus, Truman J. pg. 19b, pg. 21 Professor Trustee of the Brooklyn Society for Parks and Playgrounds Professor of English at Vassar College (1867-1883)
Bacon, Eben Thompson's Island (F1) Manager of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Bacon, J.N. pg. 115 At a hearing for the Charles River Dam
Bailey, Andrew J. pg. 66, pg. 124-125 Committee on the Metropolitan Park System, the solicitor of Boston. Corporation counsel for the Charles River project.
Bailey, Liberty Hyde pg. 10 Horticulturalist; Botanist Wrote an article in Garden and Forest about "Horticultural Education" Cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science. First to discover the importance of Gregor Mendel's work.
Bailey, Samuel Arthur pg. 98 Secretary of the Massachusetts Park Defense League
Baker, [unknown] pg. 113, pg. 117 Commissioner of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Balch, [unknown] NE Magazine (F1) Lawyer Attorney of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Balch, John pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Baldwin, J.R. pg. 131 Filed a brief at the case of the Metropolitan Park Commission vs. the City of Lynn.
Balentine, Herbert E. Thompson's Island (F1)* Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
Ball, E.O. pg. 19b, pg. 21 Secretary for the Brooklyn Society for Parks and Playgrounds
Ballou, J.S. pg. 100 President of the Winthrop Improvement Association
Bancroft, C.F.P. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 136 Principal, Philips Academy Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting MA teacher and principal
Bancroft, William Amos pg. 96-97, pg. 115 Businessman; Soldier; Politician Went to a meeting about the Metropolitan Parks. At a meeting of the Massachusetts Boards of Health Massachusetts House of Representatives. Mayor of Cambridge (1893-1897). Brigadier General of United States Volunteers during the Spanish American War.
Barker, George F. pg. 80, pg. 83 In charge of the plan to create Pack Monadnock State Park. Selectman in New Hampshire
Barnard, Joseph pg. 93-94 At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests
Barnes, Henry J. pg. 114 Doctor At a hearing for the Charles River Dam Representative of Tufts College Medical and Dental Schools
Barrett, William Emerson pg. 67 Journalist; Politician Spoke during the Joint Committee on Public Reservations meeting Founder of the Boston Evening Record. Served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1887-1892). United States Representative (1895-1899).
Barton, E.M. pg. 6, pg. 7 Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting
Baxter, Sylvester pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 29*, pg. 31, pg. 34, pg. 39, pg. 45, pg. 51*, pg. 58-59, pg. 67, pg. 68, pg. 71, pg. 78, pg. 88, pg. 71, pg. 89-90, pg. 95, pg. 98, pg. 100, pg. 108, Transcript (F2)* Urban planner Attended the May 24 AMC meeting. Metropolitan Park Commissioner and Secretary. Committee for the Park Defense League. Chief force in the development of the Metropolitan Park System. One of the founders of the First Nationalist Club of Boston.
Beal, B. Leighton pg. 124-125 Secretary of the Transit Commission At a meeting about putting a bridge on the Charles River Former newspaper editor
Beaman, Charles Cotesworth pg. 121 Lawyer Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Served as first-ever Solicitor General of the U.S.
Beaver, James A. pg. 23a-b Governor of Pennsylvania (1887-1891) President of the American Forestry Association Committee Served as the 20th Governor of Pennsylvania (1887-1891). Served as acting president of Penn State University (1906-1908). Served in the Civil War as a colonel.
Beick, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Bell, Enoch Chamberlain Palisades (F1) Banker New York Commissioner of the Palisades Commission
Bellamy, Edward pg. 49, pg. 50, pg. 54, pg. 55 Author Started the New Nationalist movement Most famous for his novel Looking Backward. Inspired the formation of "Nationalist Clubs, " attempting to make his socialist vision a reality.
Bennett, E.H. pg. 110 Sub for a commissioner for the Metropolitan Park District Commission
Bennett, Frank P. pg. 67, pg. 75, pg. 100 Journalist; Politician Suggested the appointment of a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston. Appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Reservations. Spoke against the Metropolitan Park Commission amendment Served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1891-1894). Worked as an editorial writer for the Boston Daily Advertiser.
Bergen, Teunis G. pg. 19b, pg. 21 Politician Vice President for the Brooklyn Society for Parks and Playgrounds Served as U.S. Representative from New York, 1865-1867
Berry, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Put up a toboggan chute for the Boston Farm School
Bessom, [unknown] pg. 100 Approved of a bill for the creation of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Bickford, Scott F. pg. 100 President of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Bigelow, Henry W. pg. 88 A meeting about the Middlesex Fells took place at his house.
Binney, Charles C. pg. 23a-b Member of the American Forestry Association Committee
Bishop, H.W. pg. 54 A meeting about the preservation of the Berkshires was held at his house
Bishop, M.J. pg. 97 Wanted the Province Lands to be for private use. Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Province Lands. Knights of Labor.
Black, William A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising
Blake, Susie pg. 136 Fundraising door to door for the preservation of Indian Ridge
Blakley, Frederick Thompson's Island (F1) Student Owns a share of Laurel Cottage on Thompson's Island
Blanton, Robert Thompson's Island (F1) Student Former president of the Squanto Club on Thompson's Island
Blaxton, [unknown] pg. 84 Wrote an article about providing public space for the poor Potentially the descendant of William Blaxton, the first European settler of Rhode Island.
Blomfield, Arthur William pg. 109, A Beautiful World (F1) Architect Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Began a program of new church construction in London.
Blythe, S.F. pg. 74 Editor Hood River Valley resident who wants to preserve Mt. Hood. Editor of the Hood River Glacier. Served in the Civil War.
Bolles, M.P. pg. 6, pg. 7 Attended the May 24 AMC meeting
Bond, C.P. pg. 132 Politician At a hearing about the Metropolitan Park Commission Mayor of Waltham
Bosson, Albert Davis pg. 95 Lawyer; Politician Went to a hearing on Metropolitan Parks Appointed as a Special Justice of the Chelsea Police Court. Mayor of Chelsea.
Boulnois, Edmund pg. 104, pg. 109, A Beautiful World (F1), SCAPA (F1) Politician Introduced a bill to British Parliament prohibiting advertisements in rural districts. Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising.
Boutwell, H.L. pg. 123* Clerk of the Committee of Metropolitan Affairs
Bowditch, Alfred Thompson's Island (F1) Lawyer; trust administrator Treasurer of Thompson's Island
Bowditch, Jonathan Ingersoll Thompson's Island (F1) Insurance; Businessman Father of Bowditch, Alfred of Thompson's Island
Bowles, S. pg. 76c Trustees Member
Bowman, [unknown] pg. 110, pg. 119 City Solicitor Part of a meeting of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Boyle, R.C. A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising
Brackett, John Quincy Adams pg. 3, pg. 4, pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 31, pg. 106 Politician Wrote a letter for the May 24 AMC meeting. At the Committee on Cities meeting Governor of Massachusetts (1890-91)
Bradford, Gamaliel pg. 115* Biographer; Critic; Poet Wrote a letter to the editor of the Transcript about the damming of the Charles River Regarded as the "Dean of American Biographers. " Wrote 114 biographies in 20 years.
Bradley, Charles E. Thompson's Island (F1) Superintendent of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Bradley, Henry Thompson's Island (F1) Student Recited a poem at the Boston Farm School's Thanksgiving Event
Bradley, Richard M. pg. 92, pg. 93-94 At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests
Bragdon, DeWitt C. pg. 80, pg. 83 In charge of the plan to create Pack Monadnock State Park. Signed a petition to create a highway to the mountain.
Braman, G.T.W. pg. 67, pg. 68 Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting
Brayton, John Summerfield pg. 34 Lawyer Trustees Committee Member Fall River's first City Solicitor. President of the Old Colony Historical Society.
Brennan, James F. pg. 80 Selectman in New Hampshire creating Pack Monadnock State Park.
Brewer, William Henry pg. 138 Botanist Committee for the preservation of U.S. forests Professor of Agriculture at Yale
Brewster, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Student In a comedy at the Boston Farm School 's Thanksgiving Event
Briggs, George R. pg. 31
Brimmer, Martin pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Politician Wrote a letter in support of the AMC meeting on May 24, 1890 Served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1859-1861), and was the president of the Museum of Fine Arts for 26 years.
Brooks, Francis pg. 88 Former president of the Medford Public Domain Club
Brooks, Henry pg. 60b, pg. 88 From West Medford, began the funds to acquire Virginia Woods. Vice President of the Medford Public Domain Club.
Brooks, Phillips pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 67 Clergyman; author Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting. Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston. Episcopal clergyman, he was briefly the Bishop of Massachusetts. Lyricist of the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
Brooks, Phillips Thompson's Island (F1) Had an Obituary in the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
Brooks, Ralph O. Thompson's Island (F1) Student Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Brown, Charles W. pg. 83 Selectman in New Hampshire for Pack Monadnock
Brown, John pg. 78 Abolitionist Attended an Academy with Elizur Wright and influenced his abolitionist stances. Believed that insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the U.S. Led a raid against the federal armory at Harpers Ferry.
Brown, Robert pg. 80 Politician; Soldier Mentioned in connection with Pack Monadnock State Park. Fought in the Revolutionary War, member of Congress (1798-1815).
Browne, Edward I. pg. 67 Lawyer Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston Donated part of his estate for the establishment of a fund used for parks, statues, monuments, etc. around Boston.
Bruce, Alexander Hugh pg. 109, A Beautiful World (F1) Politician; Banker Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh. Took a leading part in the affairs of the Church of Scotland.
Bryce, James pg. 110, A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising Member of Parliament
Buchan, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Buck, Alice pg. 136* Fundraising door to door for the preservation of Indian Ridge The moving force to save the "Indian Ridge."
Bull, William L. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Burdett, J.O. pg. 110, pg. 119, pg. 120 Part of a meeting of the Metropolitan Park Commission. At a hearing on the Metropolitan Park System.
Burke, Edmund pg. 116 Politician Mention in an opinion piece about the Charles River dam Irish Statesman. Supported the cause of the American Revolution.
Burnell, William P. pg. 69 Reverend Part of the group that surveyed the Province Lands.
Burnett, Edward pg. 94 Politician Mentioned in the preservation of Elmwood U.S. Representative from MA. Married Mabel Lowell, daughter of James Russell Lowell.
Burnham, L.G. pg. 113, pg. 114 At a hearing on the construction of a dam on the Charles River President of the Boston Associated Board of Trade
Burns, Charles H. pg. 80, pg. 83 Lawyer; Politician Selectman in New Hampshire creating Pack Monadnock State Park. Served in the New Hampshire Senate and the US Attorney for the District of NH
Burr, I. Tucker Jr. Thompson's Island (F1) Manager of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Burrage, Albert C. pg. 124-125 Lawyer At a meeting about putting a bridge on the Charles River Served on the Boston Common Council (1892)
Burrage, William Clarence pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 11, pg. 31 Secretary of the Bostonian Society Secretary of the Committee to acquire "public, beautiful, and historic places in Massachusetts." Secretary of the May 24, 1890 meeting.
Burton, James E. pg. 80, pg. 83 In charge of the plan to create Pack Monadnock State Park. Signed a petition to create a highway to the mountain.
Bussey, Benjamin pg. 13, pg. 84 Merchant; Horticulturalist Gave his domain to Harvard College Made significant contributions to the creation of the Arnold Arboretum
Butler, William Allen pg. 121, pg. 126 Lawyer; writer Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Contributed travel and comic writing to "The Literary World"
Butterworth, [unknown] pg. 112 Wrote a poem in honor of the visitors to Boston
Cabot, Edward Clarke pg. 6, pg. 7 Architect; artist Attended the May 24 AMC meeting Designed the new building for the Boston Athenaeum, and built numerous residences in Back Bay and around Boston.
Cades, W.H. pg. 96-97 Discussed hatchet work in the Fells at a meeting in the Metropolitan Park System.
Camp, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Student Played a song at the Boston Farm School's Thanksgiving Event
Campbell, Andrew pg. 134-135 Part of the movement to preserve parks in New York
Campbell, D.E. pg. 57 Reported on the survey being done in the town of Brunswick, ME
Canziani, [unknown] A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising
Carpenter, Walter L. Thompson's Island (F1)* Student Wrote an article for the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
Carr, Joseph pg. 71, pg. 95 Member of the Boston Park Commission. Went to a hearing for the Metropolitan Park Commission. Member of Chelsea's park commission
Carr, W. Thompson's Island (F1) Student President of the Squanto Club on Thompson's Island
Carruth, H.S. NE Magazine (F1) Metropolitan Park Commission Member
Carter, Cyrus F. pg. 67, pg. 68 Doctor Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting Neurologist
Carter, Franklin pg. 31, pg. 76a Professor Committee of Trustees President of Williams College (1881-1901)
Carter, George E. pg. 67, pg. 68 Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting
Chadwick, Charles C. pg. 74 Member of the board of lot layers on Nantucket
Chadwick, Charles N. pg. 19b, pg. 21 Educator Trustee of the Brooklyn Society for Parks and Playgrounds
Chadwick, N.H. pg. 131 On a committee of Newton and Watertown residents appearing before the Massachusetts Legislature about the improvement of the Charles River
Chamberlain, Mellen pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Lawyer; Librarian; Historian Attended the May 24 Meeting at AMC
Champlain, Samuel de pg. 45 Explorer; Soldier Chatham wants to build a monument to him in town.
Chandler, George Byron pg. 24, pg. 92, pg. 93-94 Member of the New Hampshire Forestry Commission Committee
Channing, [unknown] pg. 132 At a hearing by the committee on metropolitan affairs about a bill to authorize more money for the Metropolitan Park Commission
Chase, George W. pg. 76a, pg. 126, pg. 127 Trustees Member
Chase, Philip A. pg. 6, pg. 31, pg. 33, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 39, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 46, pg. 62*, pg. 63a-b*, pg. 66, pg. 69, pg. 75, pg. 79, pg. 86, pg. 87c, pg. 88, pg. 89-90, pg. 98, pg. 100, pg. 112, pg. 126, pg. 127, pg. 136, NE Magazine (F1) Attended the May 24 AMC meeting. Metropolitan Park Commission member. Trustees Standing Committee Chairman. Chairman of the Lynn Park Commission
Chase, William L. NE Magazine (F1) Metropolitan Park Commission member
Cheney, Benjamin P. pg. 83 Businessman Gave a lot near Pack Monadnock to New Hampshire.
Child, Nahum A. pg. 80, pg. 83 Mentioned in connection with Pack Monadnock State Park.
Choate, Rufus NE Magazine (F1) Lawyer; orator; politician Wrote "The Importance of Illustrating New England History by a Series of Romances like the Waverly Novels"
Chubb, Percival pg. 108 Author Gave a lecture in the Old South Church
Clark, B.C. pg. 98 Committee for the Park Defense League
Clark, Galen pg. 121 Conservationist Guardian of the Yosemite Valley
Clarke, Christopher pg. 31, pg. 33, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 61, pg. 126, pg. 127, pg. 136, pg. 137 Discussed inexpensive ways to beautify roads at a meeting of the Board of Agriculture. Trustees member
Clarke, Edward George pg. 110, A Beautiful World (F1) Politician Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away
Clarke, Frank G. pg. 80, pg. 83 Politician; Lawyer Selectman in New Hampshire creating Pack Monadnock State Park. Signed a petition to create a road to Pack Monadnock.
Clarkson, [unknown] pg. 9 Government Official Gave a talk in Boston that was covered extensively in the news.
Clask, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Clemmenson, Ove W. Thompson's Island (F1) Built Laurel Cottage on Thompson's Island
Da Verrazzano, Giovanni Palisades (F1) Explorer "Discovered" the Palisades on his voyage to North America Charted the Atlantic Coast of North America from the Carolinas to Newfoundland. Charted New York harbor in 1524
Dabney, Lewis F. pg. 123, pg. 124, pg. 131 Present at a meeting about the Charles River Dam. Wrote a report on the Charles River basin drainage.
Dacres, [unknown] pg. 80 Mentioned in connection with the preservation of Pack Monadnock
DaLand, Tucker Thompson's Island (F1) Secretary of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Dallinger, [unknown] pg. 123 Politician Committee of Metropolitan Affairs House of Representatives
Dalton, Charles Henry pg. 67, pg. 71, pg. 76c, pg. 86, pg. 124-125 Businessman Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston. Member of the Boston Park Commission. Trustees Member. Key supporter of Olmsted's Boston park designs when he was chairman of the BPC.
Dame, Lorin L. pg. 88 High school principal Principal of the High School near Middlesex Fells
Dana, Charles Anderson pg. 121, pg. 126 Journalist; Government Official Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Served as Assistant Secretary of War during the Civil War. Managing editor for the "New York Tribune."
Dare, Virginia pg. 101 Part of the reason to purchase Roanoke Island for preservation. The first English child born in the U.S. at Roanoke
Darling, Samuel C. pg. 132 President of the Mystic Valley Club. At a meeting to appropriate more money for the park commission
Daves, Graham E. pg. 101 Attempted to purchase land on Roanoke Island for North Carolina.
Davidson, A.O. pg. 131 On a committee of Newton and Watertown residents appearing before the Massachusetts Legislature about the improvement of the Charles River
Davis, George Bancroft pg. 134-135 Part of the movement to preserve parks in New York
Davis, William Thompson's Island (F1)*, Thompson's Island (F1) Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
De Laet, Joannes Palisades (F1) Geographer Commented on the Palisades in his writings Wrote a complete description of North America
De Las Casas, William B. pg. 86, pg. 88, pg. 89-90, pg. 130, pg. 132, NE Magazine (F1) Member and Chairman of the Metropolitan Park Commission
De Peyster, Frederick J. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Derby, H.C. pg. 131 On a committee of Newton and Watertown residents appearing before the Massachusetts Legislature about the improvement of the Charles River
Depew, Chauncey pg. 121, pg. 126, Thompson's Island (F1) Lawyer Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Attorney for Cornelius Vanderbilt's railroad interests. President of the New York Central Railroad System. U.S. State Senator from New York.
Devoe, Frederick W. pg. 121 Businessman Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Responsible for a large paint company.
Dewson, F.A. pg. 115 President of the Beacon St. landowners
Dexter, [unknown] pg. 96-97 Went to a meeting about the Metropolitan Parks
Dexter, Henry M. pg. 16, pg. 31 Clergyman; Author Committee of Trustees Pastor in Manchester, NH. Wrote on Congregationalism
Dix, Morgan pg. 121 Priest; theologian Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Part of Trinity Church, New York
Dixon, Archibald pg. 36 U.S. Senator (1852-1855) Noted in connected to the preservation of Gettysburg Part of the Whig Party, supported the Union in the Civil War
Dixon, Henry pg. 36 Officer, Revolutionary War Fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, which is being preserved
Doane, Thomas pg. 124-125 Engineer At a meeting for putting a bridge over the Charles River Chief engineer of the Hoosac tunnel project. Moved to Crete, Nebraska, and then back to Boston.
Dodge, [unknown] pg. 100 Approved of a bill for the creation of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Donovan, T.J. pg. 124-125 At a meeting about putting a bridge on the Charles River
Douglass, Robert pg. 97 Planted trees in the sand dunes of Lake Michigan
Draper, [unknown] pg. 136 Wants to protect Indian Ridge outside of Andover, MA
Draper, James pg. 93-94 At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests. Represented the National grange
Driscoll, John A. pg. 67, pg. 69, pg. 75 Politician Appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Reservations. Surveyed the Province Lands with the Committee. Representative from Springfield
Dufferin, [unknown] pg. 111 Part of the National Trust
Durfee, Henry pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Durgin, S.H. pg. 115 At a meeting of the Massachusetts Association of Boards of Health
Duryea, Samuel B. pg. 19b, pg. 21 President of the Brooklyn Society for Parks and Playgrounds Part of the Tandon School of Engineering, which he gave a large sum of money to
Dwyer, M.F. pg. 95 Went to a hearing on Metropolitan Parks
E, R.T. pg. 112* Author of a letter to the Transcript about Muddy Pond
Eastman, Edson C. pg. 92 At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests
Easton, Albert pg. 74 Member of the board of lot layers on Nantucket
Edmunds, [unknown] pg. 96-97 Went to a meeting about the Metropolitan Parks Cambridge Observatory
Edwards, E.A. pg. 61 Took part in discussions concerning public land
Eliot, Charles pg. 1, pg. 3, pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 11, pg. 13, pg. 14, pg. 16, pg. 29, pg. 30, pg. 32*, pg. 34, pg. 35, pg. 39, pg. 40f*, pg. 41b, pg. 42, pg. 45, pg. 46, pg. 47, pg. 53, pg. 54, pg. 58-59, pg. 59, pg. 62*, pg. 63a-b*, pg. 64, pg. 66, pg. 67, pg. 68, pg. 70, pg. 71, pg. 72a, pg. 76a, pg. 76b, pg. 76c, pg. 77a, pg. 77b, pg. 77c, pg. 81b-c*, pg. 84, pg. 87a, pg. 87b*, pg. 87c*, pg. 88, pg. 89-90, pg. 91*, pg. 95, pg. 108, pg. 114, pg. 115, pg. 116, pg. 117*, pg. 123, pg. 124*, pg. 126, pg. 127, pg. 128*, pg. 132, pg. 134-135, pg. 140, A Beautiful World (F1), NE Magazine (F1)*, Public Reservations (F1), Transcript (F2) Landscape architect Committee of Trustees . Committee of the Council of the AMC. Key supporter of Olmsted's Boston park designs when he was chairman of the BPC.
Eliot, Charles William pg. 59, pg. 72a, pg. 88, pg. 98, pg. 116, pg. 123 President, Harvard University Made a speech with his son about the land conservation movement. Vice President of the Massachusetts Park Defense League Transformed Harvard into a top research university, and had the longest term as president in Harvard's history. Father of Charles Eliot
Ellis, Howard B. Thompson's Island (F1) Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon." Vice President of the Squanto Club
Ely, [unknown] pg. 110 Part of a meeting of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Emery, George E. pg. 19a Member of the Indenture for Lynn Woods
Emery, Woodward pg. 113, pg. 114, pg. 117 Chairman of the hearing on the construction of a dam on the Charles River
Endicott, John pg. 136 Colonial magistrate An article discussed the history of Plymouth Arrived in Salem with a patent from England, so Roger Conant gave him the governorship.
Endicott, William Crownshield Jr. pg. 31, pg. 34, pg. 76a, pg. 110, pg. 119, pg. 120, Mass. Supreme Court (F1) Politician Committee of Trustees . Commissioner for the Metropolitan District Commission Secretary of War for Grover Cleveland. Was replaced as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Park System in 1894 by George F. Richardson.
Enneking, John J. pg. 67 Impressionist painter Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting Impressionist painter associated with the Boston School. Known for his twilight paintings of New England.
Ensign, Edgar T. pg. 23a-b Unknown Member of the American Forestry Association Committee Potentially a forestry commissioner in Colorado
Estes Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Evans, [unknown] pg. 68 Governor Discussion of public parks in Pennsylvania
Evans, Richardson pg. 110, A Beautiful World (F1), SCAPA (F1) Civil Servant; Journalist Secretary and founder of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising Campaigned to limit advertising in the fields alongside railway lines to save the view of the Thames from Richmond Hill.
Evarts, William M. pg. 121 Lawyer; Statesman Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Served as U.S. Secretary of State. Chairman for the American Committee for the Statue of Liberty.
Everett, Sidney Brooks pg. 98 Committee for the Park Defense League
Everett, William pg. 98 Politician; Preacher At a meeting of the Massachusetts Park Defense League U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
Fales, H.E. pg. 110, pg. 119 Part of a meeting of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Farker, James pg. 110 Acting superintendent of the Sequoia and Gen. Grant National Parks
Fawcett, [unknown] pg. 110, pg. 112 Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away
Faxon, [unknown] pg. 71 Went to a hearing by the Legislative Committee on Public Reservations and Lands
Fay, Charles E. pg. 96-97 President of the Appalachian Mountain Club
Felt, Charles W. pg. 46*, pg. 50, pg. 54, pg. 55, pg. 64*, pg. 69, pg. 72a Organizer of the Province Lands movement
Felt, Lucius M. pg. 83 Selectman in New Hampshire for Pack Monadnock
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco pg. 108 Art Historian Gave a lecture in the Old South Church Art Historian of Japanese Art. Professor of Philosophy and political economy at Tokyo Imperial University.
Fernald, B. Marvin pg. 70, pg. 70, pg. 72a, pg. 75 Politician Chairman of the Committee on Public Reservations Massachusetts House of Representatives
Fisher, Isaac pg. 69 Peaked Hill Bar Life Saving Station in the Province Lands
Fiske, Marion H. pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Fitzgerald, Desomond pg. 66, pg. 71, pg. 89, pg. 126, pg. 127 Superintendent of the Western Division of the Boston Waterworks Committee on the Metropolitan Park System. Trustees member.
Fitzpatrick, T.B. pg. 115 At a hearing for the Charles River Dam
Flower, Roswell P. pg. 91* Governor of New York (1892-1894) Helped pass an act defining the limits of the Adirondack park.
Foster, William pg. 73 F.H. Tudor's father
Fowler, James pg. 61 Took part in discussions concerning public land
Fowler, William P. Thompson's Island (F1) Manager of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Fox, William Y. pg. 115 At a meeting of the Massachusetts Association of Boards of Health
Francis, David Rowland pg. 138 Politician Secretary of the Interior during the preservation of Yellowstone
Francis, John Morgan pg. 121, pg. 126 Journalist; Diplomat Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Vice-President of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects.
Frank, Augustus pg. 121 Politician; Railroad executive Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York U.S. Representative from New York during the Civil War. Director and Vice President of the Buffalo and New York City Railroad Company
Franklin, Benjamin pg. 5 Polymath; Politician Benjamin Franklin stayed in the Sproat house when he visited Massachusetts During his early years in Boston, Franklin adopted the pseudonym of "Silence Dogood."
Freeman, [unknown] pg. 71 Went to a hearing for the Metropolitan Park Commission
French, Asa pg. 110 Part of a meeting of the Metropolitan Park Commission
French, J.D. Williams pg. 76c, pg. 136, Thompson's Island (F1) Manager of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School. Trustees Member.
Fryer, Robert L. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Galeucia, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Gammans, George H. pg. 124-125 President of the Charlestown Improvement Association At a meeting about putting a bridge on the Charles River
Ganong, William Francis pg. 36 Botanist; Historian; Cartographer Spoke to the Horticultural Society about the damaging effects of humanity on the natural world. Professor at Smith College. Developed the Smith Botanic Garden, which had been laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Gardner, Thomas pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Gargan, Thomas J. pg. 124-125 At a meeting about putting a bridge on the Charles River
Garrison, William Lloyd Jr. pg. 6, pg. 7 Attended the May 24 Meeting at AMC Advocate of the single tax, women's suffrage, and a repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Son of the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.
Gates, John pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Gerry, Benjamin F. Thompson's Island (F1) Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
Gerry, Elbridge pg. 94 Politician Mentioned in the preservation of Elmwood Fifth Vice President of the United States. Namesake of gerrymandering. Governor of Massachusetts 1810-1812.
Gerry, Elbridge Thomas pg. 121, pg. 126 Lawyer; reformer Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Co-founded the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Focused on welfare work.
Gibbs, Oliver Wolcott pg. 138 Chemist President of the National Academy of Sciences Performed the first electrogravimetric analysis
Gifford, W.C. pg. 93-94 At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests. Represented the National grange
Gillett, E.B. pg. 76c Trustees Member.
Ginn, [unknown] pg. 95
Goldsmith, [unknown] pg. 136 Wants to protect Indian Ridge outside of Andover, MA
Goodman, Richard pg. 31
Gordon, [unknown] Palisades (F1) Historian Wrote about the Palisades in his history of the Revolutionary War
Gosse, Edmund pg. 46 Poet Urged the preservation of Elmwood for Lowell Wrote a book called Father and Son, thought to be the first psychological biography.
Gove, James F. pg. 92 At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests
Grant, Ulysses Simpson Forester (F1), Palisades (F1) Politician; Soldier Tomb is close to the Palisades of New Jersey President of the United States. Commanding General of the United States Army.
Grasser, [unknown] Toledo Blade (F2) Gave a loan to the Toledo Park Board
Graves, Alfred Percival A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for the Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising
Graves, Charles H. Thompson's Island (F1) Built Laurel Cottage on Thompson's Island
Gray, Thomas pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Green, Andrew Haswell pg. 121, pg. 126, pg. 134-135 Lawyer; Public Official Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. President of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Served as President of NYC's Board of Education (1855-1860). Responsible for adding recreational spaces to New York City.
Green, John Richard NE Magazine (F1) Historian Lauded in an article about historical novelists Wrote A Short History of the English People
Green, L.E.T. pg. 115 Temporary chairman of the Beacon St. landowners
Green, Mason pg. 47 Wrote a history of Springfield, MA
Greene, Francis Vinton pg. 121 Soldier Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Fought in the Spanish-American War. Served as New York City Police Commissioner (1903-1904)
Greene, J. Evans pg. 29, pg. 31, pg. 76a, pg. 126, pg. 127 Sub-Committee of Trustees who wrote a letter to the Legislature. Trustees Member.
Greene, William S. pg. 69 Politician Part of the Legislative Committee on Public Reservations that surveyed the Province Lands. U.S. Representative from MA. Served as Mayor of Fall River, and general superintendent of the State Prisons.
Gregory, Henry E. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Grew, Henry Sturgis pg. 7, Thompson's Island (F1) Banker; Mill Owner Attended the May 24 AMC meeting. Manager of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School.
Grey, Charles Palisades (F1) Soldier Used the Palisades during the Revolutionary War First Earl Grey, known as "No-flint Grey"
Griffin, Lepel pg. 110, A Beautiful World (F1) Administrator; Diplomat Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Posted in India during the British Raj
Griffin, Simon Goodell pg. 92, pg. 93-94 Politician; Soldier At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests Union Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. Farmer, Teacher, Lawyer, and NH State Legislator
Grimes, A.F. pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Grinnell, G.S. pg. 76c Trustees Member.
Guild, Curtis Jr. pg. 98 Politician; Soldier At a meeting of the Massachusetts Park Defense League Governor of Massachusetts (1906-1909). Served in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, seeing active duty in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Guild, Curtis Sr. pg. 98 At a meeting of the Massachusetts Park Defense League
Guilford, Samuel A. pg. 19a Member of the Indenture for Lynn Woods
Haize, [unknown] pg. 68 Discussion of public parks in Pennsylvania
Hale, Edward Everett pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Author; Historian; Minister Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting Pastor of the South Congregational Church, published several short stories in the Atlantic Monthly.
Hale, George S. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Lawyer Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting Supporter of women's suffrage, owned his own law firm in Boston.
Hammond [?], Charles pg. 85 A discussion of forestry in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania In charge of PA's forests and rivers.
Hannum, Artemas P. pg. 69, pg. 72a Part of the group that surveyed the Province Lands. Member of the Committee on Public Lands.
Harding, H.L. pg. 123, pg. 124-125 Present at a meeting about the Charles River Dam
Harps, John pg. 74 Petitioned for land near Tom Nevers Pond on Nantucket
Harriman, Hiram P. pg. 110, pg. 119, pg. 120, Mass. Supreme Court (F1)* Judge Sub for a commissioner for the Metropolitan Park District Commission Leading lawyer in Barnstable County
Harris, William Hamilton pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Harrison, Benjamin pg. 36, pg. 99 President of the United States (1889-1893) Government action to secure Yellowstone National Park Harrison facilitated the creation of the National Forests through an amendment to the Land Revision Act of 1891. He authorized the first forest reserve adjacent to Yellowstone Park.
Harrison, Charles A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for the Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away
Harrison, J.B. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 9, pg. 14, pg. 17, pg. 18*, pg. 24, pg. 25*, pg. 31, pg. 39, pg. 40f, pg. 41d, pg. 42, pg. 44, pg. 45, pg. 46, pg. 47, pg. 48, pg. 50, pg. 54, pg. 60b, pg. 61, pg. 67, pg. 71, pg. 72a, pg. 73, pg. 74, pg. 80, pg. 81a, pg. 82, pg. 86*, pg. 92, pg. 93-94, pg. 111 Secretary of the New Hampshire Forestry Commission; Agent for The Trustees Made a report on the Province Lands for the Trustees, also located in the "Springfield Republican." Spoke to the AMC about access to mountains and seashores for the public. Spoke at the May 24 AMC meeting. Wrote a number of articles in the scrapbook One of New Hampshire's earliest forestry commissioners, he dedicated his life land conservation.
Harrison, William Henry pg. 80 President of the United States (1841) Mentioned in connection with Pack Monadnock State Park. Military officer. 9th President of the US
Hart, Herbert Thompson's Island (F1)* Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon." Member of the Squanto Club
Hartwell, [unknown] pg. 132 At a hearing about the Metropolitan Park Commission
Harvey, [unknown] pg. 132 City Solicitor of Waltham At a hearing by the committee on metropolitan affairs about a bill to authorize more money for the Metropolitan Park Commission
Haskell, Edwin B. pg. 115, NE Magazine (F1) At a hearing for the Charles River Dam. Metropolitan Park Commission Member
Hastings, H.B. pg. 96-97, pg. 111 Compiled a report of shore towns for the Trustees J.B. Harrison took over the shoreline report
Hatch, Edward P. pg. 121, pg. 126 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Treasurer of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects.
Haven, George G. Jr. pg. 121, pg. 126 Businessman Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Director of several Railroad Companies.
Hawley, Charles Augustus pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Hayden, Edward D. pg. 106 Politician At the Committee on Cities U.S. Representative from Massachusetts (1885-1889)
Hayes, B.F. pg. 119 At a hearing on the Metropolitan Park System.
Head, Charles pg. 131 Wrote a report on the Charles River basin drainage.
Heald, B.M. pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Heaton, J.A. pg. 114 At a hearing for the Charles River Dam Coal dealer
Hemenway, Augustus pg. 76c, NE Magazine (F1) Philanthropist; Public Servant Trustees Member. Metropolitan Park Commission Member Supported a number of institutions in Boston, including the MFA, Mass Eye and Ear, Metropolitan Park Commission, and MIT. Served in the House of Representatives (1890-91)
Hemenway, Mary Porter Tileston pg. 128 Philanthropist Saved the Old South Church by putting down the down payment for the building. Sponsored the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition to the American southwest. Opened the first kitchen in a public school in the U.S.
Henry II Palisades (F1) King of France (1547-1559) Mercator gave him a globe that included the Palisades
Herbert, John pg. 132 Created a motion to the Legislature to appropriate more money for the park commission
Herford, Brooke pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Unitarian minister; preacher; author Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting Served several important churches in Great Britain and America.
Hichborn, [unknown] pg. 117-118 Chief constructor of the Charles River dam
Higgins, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Student In a comedy at the Boston Farm School's Thanksgiving Event
Higginson, Henry pg. 93-94 At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests. Committee of New Hampshire Forests member
Higginson, Lee pg. 84 Businessman Gave "The Soldiers' Field" to Harvard Union soldier during the Civil War. Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth pg. 3, pg. 4, pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 71, pg. 94, pg. 96-97 Minister; Abolitionist Wrote a letter to Trustees in support of the organization Active in the American Abolitionism movement, and a member of the Secret Six who supported John Brown. During the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized black regiment.
Higley, Warren pg. 23a-b [see note] Member of the American Forestry Association Committee Possibly a judge and a member of the Ohio State Forestry Association
Hill, Frederick Thompson's Island (F1) Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
Hill, Octavia pg. 38, pg. 111 Social Reformer Part of the National Trust Concerned with the welfare of the inhabitants of cities.
Hillard, George S. pg. 78 Looked at the Fells for preservation.
Hillard, John D. pg. 69, pg. 72a Part of the group that surveyed the Province Lands. Member of the Committee on Public Lands.
Hitchcock, Charles Henry pg. 136, pg. 137 Geologist Wants to protect Indian Ridge outside of Andover, MA Professor at Dartmouth
Hoar, George F. pg. 33, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 39, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 46, pg. 49, pg. 54, pg. 87a, pg. 87c, pg. 126, pg. 127, pg. 136, pg. 137 Politician President of the Trustees of Reservations One of the founders of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Member of U.S. House of Representatives (1869-1877). U.S. Senator.
Hobbs, James E. pg. 23a-b Member of the American Forestry Association Committee Potentially the President of the Maine State Forestry Commission
Hodge, John pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Hogg, John pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston
Holden, Richard Toledo Blade (F2) Quoted in an article about the Toledo parks
Holme, [unknown] pg. 68 Politician Discussion of public parks in Pennsylvania
Holmes, Basil A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising
Holmes, Oliver Wendell Sr. pg. 3, pg. 4, pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 31, Thompson's Island (F1) Polymath Sent a letter to Trustees Member of the Fireside poets, he was frequently published in the Atlantic Monthly.
Homans, John Thompson's Island (F1) Manager of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Hooper, Edward William pg. 6, pg. 7 Soldier Attended the May 24 AMC meeting Served on staff for several Union Generals, became steward and later treasurer of Harvard College.
Hooper, Franklin W. pg. 19b, pg. 21 Biologist; Geologist; Educator Trustee of the Brooklyn Society for Parks and Playgrounds Studied under Louis Agassiz at Harvard University. Became head of a high school in New Hampshire in 1877-1880. First president of the Brooklyn Ethical Association. Director of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.
Howard, John Eager pg. 36 Solider, Revolutionary War; Politician Fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, which is being preserved Elected governor of Maryland in 1788. Elected to the Continental Congress, Congress of the U.S., and U.S. Senate.
Howe, Elizabeth pg. 31 Committee of Trustees
Howe, Richard Palisades (F1) Soldier Used the Palisades during the Revolutionary War British naval officer during the French and American Revolutions
Howland, [unknown] pg. 113, pg. 117 Commissioner of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Howland, Henry E. pg. 121, pg. 126 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects.
Hoyt, Warren pg. 67, pg. 69, pg. 70, pg. 75 Politician Appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Reservations. Clerk of the Committee. Surveyed the Province Lands with the Committee Massachusetts Representative
Hudson, Edmund pg. 108 Gave a lecture in the Old South Church
Hudson, Henry pg. 128 Wants to preserve the Palisades
Hughes, Atkins pg. 72a Ship Captain Went to a hearing on the Province Lands excerpt from Barnstable and Yarmouth, Sea Captains and Ship Owners (Sprague)
Hull, William pg. 80 Politician; Soldier Mentioned in connection with Pack Monadnock State Park. Fought in the American Revolution, and was appointed Governor of Michigan Territory.
Hunnewell, James Frothingham pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Trader Attended the May 24 Meeting at AMC His father was the founder of C. Brewer & Co., an international trading business. Hunnewell was also a major New England antiquarian and collector of rare books.
Hunnewell, Walter Thompson's Island (F1) Manager of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Hunter, W. pg. 110 Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away
Hutchins, Stilson pg. 93-94 Reporter; Publisher At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests. Committee of New Hampshire Forests member Founder of The Washington Post. Built a mansion on Governor's Island in New Hampshire.
Hutchins, Waldo pg. 134-135 Politician; Lawyer Former New York Park Commission member Served in the New York State Assembly
Hutton, John pg. 110, A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away
Huxley, Thomas Henry pg. 111 Biologist Part of the National Trust Advocate of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution
Hyde, Henry D. pg. 67, pg. 68 Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting
Irving, [unknown] pg. 107 Expanding hotels near Trenton Falls
Irving, John J. Thompson's Island (F1)* Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
Irving, Minna NE Magazine (F1)* Poet; writer Wrote a poem in NE magazine
Irving, Washington pg. 134-135 Writer Mentioned in an article about the movement to preserve New York parks Best known for "Rip Van Winkle" and "Sleepy Hollow"
Jackson, Andrew pg. 36 President of the United States (1829-1837) Noted in connected to the preservation of Battlefields Founded what became the Democratic Party
Jackson, Charles F. pg. 102 Treasurer of the Watertown Improvement Association
Jaquith, Charles A. pg. 83 Selectman in New Hampshire for Pack Monadnock
Jenkins, [unknown] pg. 107 Wants to create a dam at the Trenton Falls
Jenkins, R.B. pg. 69, pg. 72a, pg. 75 Politician Part of the Legislative Committee on Public Reservations. Surveyed the Province Lands. Massachusetts Representative
Jennison, H.J. pg. 132 Weston Board of Selectmen At a hearing by the committee on metropolitan affairs about a bill to authorize more money for the Metropolitan Park Commission
Jermain, S.P. Toledo Blade (F2)* President of the Toledo Park Board
Johnson, Edward Jr. pg. 19a Member of the Indenture for Lynn Woods
Johnson, Robert Underwood pg. 27 Writer; diplomat Wrote an article about Frederick Law Olmsted in Century Magazine. Joined Century Magazine in 1873, became the associate editor in 1881, and then editorial chair in 1909. He was one of the driving forces behind the creation of Yosemite National Park in 1890.
Jones, Bassett pg. 75 Gave a lot of evergreen trees to the people of Nantucket
Jorgensen, Ernest Thompson's Island (F1) Student Recited a poem at the Boston Farm School's Thanksgiving Event
Keen, Henry pg. 98 Chairman of the Massachusetts Park Defense League
Kemble, Fanny pg. 107 Expanding hotels near Trenton Falls
Kendall, Francis pg. 131 On a committee of Newton and Watertown residents appearing before the Massachusetts Legislature about the improvement of the Charles River
Kendricken, Paul H. pg. 67, pg. 68 Naval Engineer Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting
Keogh, Thomas B. pg. 36 Secretary of the Guilford Courthouse Battlefield Helped preserve the Guilford Courthouse
Kershaw, Albert Thompson's Island (F1) Student Owns a share of Laurel Cottage on Thompson's Island
Kidder, N.J. pg. 76c Trustees Member.
Kidder, Nathaniel T. pg. 95 Milton park Commission and president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.
Kimball, B.A. pg. 93-94 At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests. Committee of New Hampshire Forests member
Kimball, David P. pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston
Kimball, H.A. pg. 69, pg. 75 Politician Part of the Legislative Committee on Public Reservations that surveyed the Province Lands. Senator from Northampton
King, Henry Seymour A Beautiful World (F1) Banker; politician Banker for the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising Joined his father's banking business of Henry S. King & Co., which served India and England. He was an adventurous mountaineer.
King, L. Davis Thompson's Island (F1)* Wrote an article about trees on Thompson's Island
Kinney, Abbot pg. 23a-b Developer; Conservationist Member of the American Forestry Association Committee Chairman of the Board of Forestry. Developed an agency to protect the San Gabriel Mountains. Established the San Gabriel Timberland Reserve.
Knight, Walter pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Knowles, Samuel pg. 69 Stableman Part of the group that surveyed the Province Lands.
Ladd, William B. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 71 Associate Principal, Chauncy Hall School Attended the May 24 AMC meeting. Went to a hearing for the Metropolitan Park Commission.
Landon, [unknown] pg. 94 Mentioned in the preservation of Elmwood
Langford, John P. pg. 115, pg. 131 At a hearing for the Charles River Dam. Committee of Newton and Watertown residents appearing before the Legislature.
Lawrence, Abbott Jr. pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston
Lawrence, Amory Appleton pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston
Lawrence, George N. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Lawrence, George P. pg. 106 Politician At the Committee on Cities Senator and U.S. Representative from MA.
Lawrence, Rosewell B. pg. 3, pg. 7, pg. 60b, pg. 92, pg. 93-94, pg. 95, pg. 96-97, pg. 101 Recording Secretary for the AMC. Attended the May 24 AMC meeting. Committee of the Council of the AMC Wrote a book on the Middlesex Fells for the AMC
Lawson, W.U. pg. 113, pg. 115 At a hearing on the construction of a dam on the Charles River
Leavitt, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Student Played a song at the Boston Farm School's Thanksgiving Event
Lecky, [unknown] pg. 110, A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away
Ledyard, Lewis Cass pg. 121 Lawyer Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York President of the New York City Bar Association
Lee, Robert E. pg. 36 Civil War General Noted in connected to the preservation of Gettysburg Commanded the Confederate Army in the American Civil War
Legate, H.R. pg. 50, pg. 55 Editor Visited Provincetown to survey the Province Lands Associate Editor of the New Nation
Leighton, Frederic pg. 110, pg. 111, pg. 112, A Beautiful World (F1) Sculptor; Painter Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Depicted Historical, biblical, and classical subjects
Lemon, Henry pg. 50, pg. 55 Visited Provincetown to survey the Province Lands
Leonard, Edwin F. pg. 67, pg. 75 Politician Appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Reservations Served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as the 37th Mayor of Springfield, MA.
Lincoln, Charles Z. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Lincoln, Emma pg. 136 Fundraising door to door for the preservation of Indian Ridge
Littlefield Thompson's Island (F1) Student Played a song at the Boston Farm School's Thanksgiving Event
Livermore, Thomas Leonard pg. 64 Solider Chairman of the Boston Park board A Union soldier during the Civil War, he came to Boston to work as a lawyer after the war.
Logan, Walter S. pg. 121, pg. 126 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects.
Long, John Davis pg. 113, pg. 114, pg. 117 Politician; Lawyer At a hearing on the construction of a dam on the Charles River Served as Governor of MA (1880-1883). Served as Secretary of the Navy (1897-1902)
Longstaff (Dr.) A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising and threw a party
Longstaff (Mrs.) A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising and threw a party
Loomis, [unknown] pg. 74 Special Agent Surveyed Mt. Hood for preservation
Loomis, Alfred Lebbeus pg. 35 Physician Argued for the creation of an Adirondack Park for health reasons Physician who focused on diseases of the lungs and heart. He fell sick and spent six months in the Adirondacks, which led him to the establishment of a Sanitarium in the Adirondacks.
Lothrop, Thornton K. pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston
Lovering, Henry B. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 11, pg. 19a, pg. 31, pg. 34 Mayor of Lynn (1881-1882) Represented the City of Lynn in the Indenture. Committee of Trustees . Enlisted in the Civil War in 1862, lost his left leg in 1864 in battle. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (1883-1887)
Low, Seth pg. 17* Educator; Politician Wrote a letter to J.B. Harrison about his interests in forestry. Served as Mayor of Brooklyn, President of Columbia College (1890-1901), and Mayor of New York City (1901-1903).
Lowell, James Russell pg. 35, pg. 46, pg. 94 Poet; Diplomat Elmwood, his home, was being preserved. Associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets to rival the popularity of the British poets. He was born at Elmwood and lived there for a good portion of his life.
Lowell, John pg. 67 Judge Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston Federal judge, appointed by Lincoln and Hayes on separate occasions.
Lubbock, John pg. 110 Politician Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Elected as a Liberal Party Member of Parliament (1870-1880). Had an interest in archaeology
Ludden, [unknown] pg. 119 City Solicitor At a hearing on the Metropolitan Park System.
Lundgren, John Thompson's Island (F1) Student Former Vice President of the Squanto Club on Thompson's Island
Lyell, Charles pg. 136 Geologist Wants to protect Indian Ridge outside of Andover, MA Author of "Principles of Geology"
Lyford, John pg. 136 Minister An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Lyman, John D. pg. 93-94 Politician At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests New Hampshire Secretary of State (1867/70)
Lyman, Rufus pg. 61 Took part in discussions concerning public land
Lyman, Theodore Thompson's Island (F1) Officer, Civil War; natural scientist Planted trees on Thompson's Island Studied under professor Louis Agassiz at Harvard. Trustees of Harvard University, and cousin of Charles W. Eliot
Macaulay, Thomas Babington NE Magazine (F1) Historian; Politician Lauded in an article about historical novelists Played a major role in introducing English and western concepts to education in India
Manchester, Forest C. pg. 106 At the Committee on Cities, represented the Park Commission of Winchester.
Mann, George C. pg. 3, pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 31, pg. 76a President of the Appalachian Mountain Club Committee of the Council of the AMC. Attended the AMC May 24 meeting.
Manta pg. 72a Member of the Committee on Public Lands
Marden, Frank Dwight Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Marinden, Henry A. pg. 114 At a hearing for the Charles River Dam United States Coast survey
Markham, Henry Harrison pg. 85 Governor of California (1891-1895) Appointed a commission to improve public ways through Yosemite Valley Bought a farm in Pasadena, CA after fighting in the Civil War as a Union Soldier
Markham, William pg. 68 Acting Governor of Pennsylvania (1681) Discussion of public parks in Pennsylvania Served as acting Gov. in 1681 when Penn was in England. Became acting deputy governor of Delaware when it separated from Pennsylvania.
Marland, William (wife) pg. 136 Fundraising door to door for the preservation of Indian Ridge
Marsh, Luther Rawson pg. 134-135 Lawyer Former New York Park Commission member Daniel Webster's law partner.
Mason, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Plowed the marsh on Thompson's Island
Masters, Maxwell pg. 10 Botanist; Taxonomist Wrote an article in Garden and Forest about "The Rest of Plants" Dealt largely with vegetable species.
Matthews, Nathan Jr. pg. 51, pg. 66 Politician Helped create the Charles River Basin Mayor of Boston (1891-1894).
Mattice, A.M. pg. 117-118 Engineer Wants to make the Charles River into a naval storage area Former engineer officer of the navy
Maxwell, Richard Thompson's Island (F1)* Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
Mayo, G.L. pg. 72a Went to a hearing on the Province Lands
Mayott, George Thompson's Island (F1) Student Owns a share of Laurel Cottage on Thompson's Island
McClintock, W.S. pg. 84 Appointed to the State Highway Commission
McIntoch, Herbert pg. 50, pg. 55 Visited Provincetown to survey the Province Lands
McKay, Charles Thompson's Island (F1) Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
McKenzie, Alexander pg. 7 Reverend Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting
McKenzie, Henry Thompson's Island (F1)* Student Wrote an article for the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
McLean, G.W. pg. 134-135 Former New York Park Commission member
McLean, Isaac pg. 67, pg. 69, pg. 75 Politician Appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Reservations. Surveyed the Province Lands with the Committee Representative from Cambridge
Mead, Edwin D. pg. 98 Pacifist; Writer Vice President of the Massachusetts Park Defense League Part of the international peace movement. Directed the work of the World Peace Foundation.
Means, James pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Attended the May 24 AMC meeting Possibly a founder of the Boston Aeronautical Society.
Meany, Edward P. Palisades (F1) New Jersey Commissioner for the Palisades Commission
Melville, [unknown] pg. 117-118 Engineer in chief of the Charles River dam
Mercator, Gerardus Palisades (F1) Cartographer Drew the Palisades on his world map Created the 1569 world map
Middleton, [unknown] A Beautiful World (F1) Scholar; Artist Part of the Society for the Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Director of the South Kensington Museum
Millais, John Everett A Beautiful World (F1) Painter; illustrator Part of the Society for the Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away One of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Miller, [unknown] pg. 100 Approved of a bill for the creation of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Miller, Charles R. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Miller, James pg. 80 Politician; Soldier New Hampshire named Pack Monadnock State Park after him Brigadier General during the War of 1812 and the Governor of Arkansas.
Miller, John R. pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Miller, Warner pg. 35 Helped preserve the Adirondacks
Mills, H.F. pg. 117 Engineer Mentioned in an article about the damming of the Charles River
Mitchell, Silas Weir pg. 105 Physician; Author Did talks in North Carolina to preserve Roanoke Island Became a specialist in neurology post-Civil War. Coined the term phantom limb.
Moore, [unknown] pg. 107 Daughter of Mr. Sherman
Moore, [unknown] Toledo Blade (F2) Superintendent of Toledo
Morill, J.G. pg. 83 Selectman in New Hampshire for Pack Monadnock
Morris, William pg. 110, A Beautiful World (F1) Textile Designer; Poet; Novelist Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production.
Morrison, [unknown] pg. 93-94 New Hampshire Forestry Commission Committee Secretary
Morse, Edward S. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 108 Zoologist; Orientalist Attended the May 24 AMC meeting Studied under Louis Agassiz at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and assisted in conserving, documenting, and drawing collections of mollusks. He wrote books on Japan based on his travels there.
Morse, Waldo G. Palisades (F1) New York Commissioner and Secretary for the Palisades Commission Wrote The Palisades National Park
Morton, J. Sterling pg. 23a-b Newspaper Editor; Secretary of Agriculture Member of the American Forestry Association Committee Founded Arbor Day (1872). Editor of several newspapers. Served as United States Secretary of Agriculture (1893-1897).
Morton, Levi P. pg. 125 Politician Signed an act to incorporate trustees to preserve land and sites. Governor of New York (1895-1896).
Morton, Marcus pg. 120 Judge Mentioned in an article about the Metropolitan Park Commission Massachusetts Supreme Court Judge
Morton, Nathaniel pg. 111 Settler Gave land to Plymouth Settler of Plymouth Colony. His uncle was William Bradford
Morton, Thomas pg. 36 Mentioned in a Listener Article
Moses, F.J. pg. 100 Member of the Winthrop Improvement Association
Motley, Edward pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston Possibly established a commission house with his brother Thomas on India Warf.
Mudge, Z.A. pg. 6, pg. 7 Attended the May 24 AMC meeting
Musafir, [unknown] A Beautiful World (F1)* Author of a poem in the SCAPA Journal
Newhall, Wilbur F. pg. 19a Treasurer of the Lynn Woods Trustees Member of the Indenture for Lynn Woods
Newton, Rev. Dr. pg. 54 On the committee for getting rid of signs in the Berkshires
Nichols, D.C. pg. 67, pg. 69, pg. 75 Politician Appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Reservations. Surveyed the Province Lands with the Committee Representative from Southboro
Niles, W.W. pg. 134-135 Former New York Park Commission member
Niles, William H. pg. 35, pg. 96-97 Went to a meeting about the Metropolitan Parks From MIT
Niles, William Woodruff pg. 93-94 Bishop At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.
Noble, John Mass. Supreme Court (F1)* Clerk for the Supreme Court of Massachusetts Clerked for the Supreme Court during the Metropolitan Park Commission hearings/decree
Noble, John W. pg. 25*, pg. 99 Secretary of the Interior (1889-1893) J.B. Harrison wrote a letter to him. Helped preserve land with Benjamin Harrison Brigadier General in the Civil War. Served as Secretary of the Interior under Benjamin Harrison administration. Removed 19 indigenous tribes to small allotments in the Oklahoma Territory to open the land to homesteaders.
Norman, Richard pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Northrop, B.G. pg. 35 Supported the incorporation of the Trustees of Public Reservations
Norton, B.N. pg. 61 Took part in discussions concerning public land
Norton, Charles Eliot pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 9, pg. 14, pg. 31, pg. 94 Author; Social Critic; Professor of Art Spoke at the May 24 Meeting at AMC Social reformer and political activist. First president of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Nowell, [unknown] pg. 95 Went to a hearing on Metropolitan Parks
Noyes, [unknown] pg. 115 Engineer At a hearing for the Charles River Dam Ex-City engineer
O'Brien, Hugh pg. 67 Mayor of Boston (1884-1888) Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston Mayor from 1884-1888. First Irish and Catholic mayor of Boston.
O'Neil, [unknown] pg. 100 Approved of a bill for the creation of the Metropolitan Park Commission
O'Reilly, John Boyle pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Poet Wrote a letter in support of the AMC meeting on May 24, 1890 During his youth in Ireland, O'Reilly was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and was transported to Western Australia as a result. He escaped to the U.S., and became a spokesperson for the Irish community and culture through The Pilot, where he was editor, as well as lectures and writings.
Olmsted, Frederick Law pg. 3, pg. 4, pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 10, pg. 16, pg. 27*, pg. 31, pg. 34, pg. 56-57, pg. 89-90, pg. 106-107, pg. 108, pg. 123, pg. 125-126, NE Magazine (F1), Transcript (F2) Landscape architect Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 meeting at AMC. Shaped the development of the park system, particularly in the Back Bay. Trustees Committee member Chairman of the Yosemite Commission (1864-1867)
Orr, Alexander Ector pg. 121 Businessman Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Influential in building the New York subway system
Osborn, Dalphon pg. 80 Selectman in New Hampshire creating Pack Monadnock State Park.
Ottendorfer, Oswald pg. 121, pg. 126 Journalist Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Associated with the development of the German language New Yorker Staats-Zeitung into a major newspaper
Page, Chauncy Thompson's Island (F1)* Student Wrote an article in the "Thompson's Island Beacon"
Paine, Robert Treat pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 66, pg. 71, pg. 78 Lawyer Attended the May 24 meeting at AMC. Committee on the Metropolitan Park System. Known most for his work as chairman of the building committee of Boston's Trinity Church in Copley Sq. He also experimented with building housing for low and middle income workers.
Palfrey, Peter pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Palmer, [unknown] pg. 68 Governor Discussion of public parks in Pennsylvania
Parker, Henry L. pg. 11, pg. 14, pg. 29, pg. 31, pg. 34, pg. 76a, pg. 126, pg. 132 Sub-Committee of Trustees on Legislation in the Massachusetts State Legislature. Trustees Member. It is possible that Parker, Henry L. and Parks are the same person.
Parkman, Francis pg. 3, pg. 4, pg. 6, pg. 7 Historian Wrote a letter to Trustees in support of the organization Best known for his book The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and France and England in North America. He was also a leading horticulturalist.
Parks, Henry L. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 14, pg. 127 Trustees Committee Member It is possible that Parker, Henry L. and Parks are the same person.
Parsons, Charles E. pg. 19a Witness to the Indenture for Lynn Woods
Parsons, Samuel Jr. pg. 121 Landscape architect Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Introduced a fungus accidentally that led to the near extinction of the American chestnut tree.
Parton, James pg. 45 Biographer Head of the Executive Committee for the City Improvement Association in Newburyport Wrote biographies of Aaron Burr, Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Voltaire.
Patten, Isaac B. pg. 102 Directed the work of setting down trees along the Charles River
Patterson, James W. pg. 93-94 Politician At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests U.S. Representative and Senator from New Hampshire
Peabody, Oliver W. pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston Potentially created Kidder, Peabody & Co.
Peck, John Hudson pg. 121 Lawyer Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Penn, William pg. 68 Entrepreneur; Philosopher The people of Philadelphia wanted to restore a statue of him. Early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania
Perkins, George A. pg. 84 Appointed to the State Highway Commission Head of the League of American Wheelmen
Perry, Albion A. pg. 96-97, pg. 132 Politician Went to a meeting about the Metropolitan Parks Mayor of Somerville
Perry, Arthur Latham pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8 Economist Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting Professor at Williams College, an advocate of free trade.
Peterson, J. Thompson's Island (F1) Student Former Secretary of the Squanto Club on Thompson's Island
Pettibone, [unknown] pg. 107 Wanted to create a dam at the Trenton Falls
Pevey, G.A.A. pg. 117 City Solicitor At a hearing about the Charles River dam City Solicitor for Cambridge
Philips, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Phillips, Henry M. pg. 105* Treasurer of Massachusetts Called for proposals for the purchase of registered bonds for the Metropolitan Parks
Pickman, Dudley L. pg. 104-105 An example of private citizen who permits public access to the Brother Rocks on Concord River Donated items to the Museum of Fine Arts
Pierce, Benjamin pg. 80 Politician; Soldier Mentioned in connection with Pack Monadnock State Park. Colonial soldier in the American Revolution. Served as Governor of New Hampshire (1827-1828/1829-1830)
Pierce, William T. NE Magazine (F1) Engineer Engineer for the Metropolitan Park Commission
Pike, J.W. pg. 10 Wrote an article in Garden and Forest about forestry in Ohio
Pinchot, Gifford pg. 138 Forester; Politician Committee for the preservation of U.S. forests Consulting and practical forester
Pinkerton, Alfred S. pg. 35 Politician Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Preservation of Beautiful and Historical Places Member of the Massachusetts State Congress
Pollock, Frederick pg. 109, A Beautiful World (F1) Jurist Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Wrote the History of English Law before the Time of Edward I
Pool, Calvin W. pg. 74 Clerk Clerk of Rockport
Pope, Albert Augustus pg. 67, pg. 68, pg. 93-94 Soldier; Manufacturer Speaker at a Metropolitan Park System meeting. New Hampshire Forestry Committee member. Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Importer, promoter, and manufacturer of bicycles, and a manufacturer of automobiles.
Porter, Alex S. pg. 67, pg. 130 Businessman Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston. At a meeting to discuss Boston parks.
Porter, Charles H. pg. 95 Businessman; Politician Went to a hearing on Metropolitan Parks Mayor of Quincy
Porter, Dwight pg. 35, pg. 38, pg. 114 Engineer Made a sanitary inspection of tenements MIT Professor
Porter, Horace pg. 121, pg. 126 Soldier; diplomat Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Served as lieutenant colonel, ordnance officer and staff officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. Vice President of the Pullman Palace Car Company. U.S. Ambassador to France from 1897-1905.
Porter, John W. pg. 7, pg. 50, pg. 55, pg. 72a Reverend; Lawyer Visited Provincetown to survey the Province Lands for the Committee. Sent a letter of approval to the May 24 AMC meeting.
Porter, Peter A. pg. 121 Politician Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York U.S. Representative from New York
Potter, [unknown] pg. 84 Wrote a Century article about roads in Boston
Potter, Howard pg. 25 Banker; Industrialist Wrote a letter to J.B. Harrison Became the Secretary and Treasurer of Novelty Iron Works. Entered the firm of Brown Brothers & Co. He had several public charitable positions.
Powers, S.L. pg. 132 At a hearing by the committee on metropolitan affairs about a bill to authorize more money for the Metropolitan Park Commission
Powers, Wilbur F. pg. 106 Secretary of the Hyde Park Commission
Prang, Louis pg. 6, pg. 8 Printer; lithographer; publisher; Georgist Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting Known as the "father of the American Christmas card"
Pratt, Albert Thompson's Island (F1) Student Helped sort wood at the Boston Farm School
Preece, [unknown] pg. 109 Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away
Proctor, Benjamin pg. 19a Member of the Indenture for Lynn Woods
Pushee, E.W. pg. 105 Prepared a plan for the establishment of parks in the Metropolitan Park System.
Putnam, C.A. pg. 43 Mentioned in conjunction with preserving parts of Salem
Putnam, Israel pg. 43 General, Revolutionary War Mentioned in conjunction with preserving parts of Salem Known as "Old Put," fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Putnam, Rufus pg. 136 Military Officer Trustees preserved his homestead Officer during the French and Indian War and General during the Revolutionary War
Quincy, Josiah Jr. pg. 51 Politician Helped create the Charles River Basin Mayor of Boston (1845-1849)
Quinn, John pg. 98 Committee for the Park Defense League
Rackemann, Charles Sedgwick pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 31, pg. 35, pg. 76a, NE Magazine (F1) Lawyer Committee of Trustees . At the AMC May 24 meeting. Metropolitan Park Commission attorney Prominent attorney in Boston
Rackemann, Felix pg. 110, pg. 119, pg. 120 Lawyer Secretary and Counselor of the Metropolitan Park District Commission. Represents the Park Commissioners in court. Member of several firms. Argued before the United States District Court and U.S. Supreme Court.
Rackemann, Wilfred NE Magazine (F1) General Superintendent of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Rantoul, Robert S. pg. 61 Mayor of Salem (1890-1893) Expressed interest in the aims of the Trustees
Raymond, M.D. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Redman, Joseph pg. 68 Discussion of public parks in Pennsylvania
Reed, H.T. pg. 100 Vice President of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Reed, James A. pg. 72a Went to a hearing for the Province Lands
Remick, John A. pg. 67, pg. 68 Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting
Rich, Shebnah pg. 69, pg. 72a, pg. 75 Historian Part of the group that surveyed the Province Lands. Historian of Truro
Richards, Abraham L. NE Magazine (F1) Metropolitan Park Committee Member
Richards, William R. pg. 98 Committee for the Park Defense League
Richardson, G.K. pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston
Richardson, George F. pg. 120, Mass. Supreme Court (F1) Metropolitan Park Commissioner Replaced Endicott as Commissioner in 1894
Richmond, George pg. 109, A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away
Richmond, John A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for the Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away, father George Richmond passed away
Richmond, W.B. A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for the Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away, father George Richmond passed away
Riviere, Briton pg. 109 Artist Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Devoted much of his life to animal paintings
Robb, James Hampden pg. 121 Politician Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Member of the New York State Assembly (1882), and Senate (1884-1885). New York City Park Commissioner (1888-1889)
Robbe, F.G. pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Robbins, Royal E. pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston Major figure in the creation of the Waltham Watch Company.
Roberts, Charles A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising
Robeson, William R. pg. 76c Trustees Member. Possibly part of the Boston & Albany Railroad Co.
Robinson, J.D. Toledo Blade (F2) Resigned as president of the Toledo Park Board
Robinson, John pg. 61, pg. 76c Treasurer of the Peabody Academy of Science Wrote a series of articles about trees in the region, Harrison wanted to make a pamphlet. Trustees Member.
Roche, James Jeffrey NE Magazine (F1) Journalist; Poet Metropolitan Park Commission Member Became editor and chief of the Irish newspaper in Boston
Rogers, Sherman Skinner pg. 121 Lawyer; Politician Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Member of the New York State Senate
Rosebery, [unknown] pg. 111, pg. 112 Part of the National Trust
Ross, D.A. pg. 61 Took part in discussions concerning public land
Russell, John J. pg. 33, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42 Trustees member
Russell, Joseph pg. 4 In a list of citizens from New Bedford who owned beautiful lands Possibly related/is Joseph Russell [see link]
Russell, William E. pg. 58-59, pg. 91, pg. 94, pg. 113, pg. 114, pg. 115, pg. 117, pg. 123, pg. 124-125 Governor of Massachusetts (1891-1894) Part of the creation of the Metropolitan Park System
Saltonstall, Leverett pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 9, pg. 16, pg. 31, pg. 33, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 49, pg. 71, pg. 136 Politician Attended the May 24 meeting at the AMC. Made a speech at Trustees . Trustees member. Served as Collector of Customs for the Port of Boston
Saltonstall, Richard M. Thompson's Island (F1) Manager of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Sanger, George Patridge Jr. pg. 123* Chairman of the Committee of Metropolitan Affairs
Sargent, Charles Sprague pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 11, pg. 16, pg. 31, pg. 33, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 39, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 46, pg. 49, pg. 62*, pg. 63a-b*, pg. 87c, pg. 138 Botanist Committee of Trustees . At the AMC May 24 meeting. Chairman of the committee to study forest conditions in the U.S. First Director of the Arnold Arboretum
Sargent, William P. pg. 19a Secretary of the Lynn Woods Trustees Member of the Indenture for Lynn Woods
Savery, [unknown] pg. 74 Special Agent Surveyed Mt. Hood for preservation
Sawtell, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Sawyer, Henry N. pg. 67, pg. 68 Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting
Schell, Augustus pg. 134-135 Politician; Lawyer Former New York Park Commission member Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
Schenck, M.D. pg. 36 Leading citizen of Greensboro for the preservation of Civil War battlefields
Schenley, [unknown] pg. 107 Owned a blockhouse related to the American Revolution
Schofield, John McAllister pg. 120 Soldier In an article about Fort Mackinac Major commander during the Civil War. U.S. Secretary of War 1868-1869)
Scott, Charles pg. 80, pg. 83 Colonel, Civil War In charge of the plan to create Pack Monadnock State Park. Represented Peterboro to the Legislature.
Scott, John pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Scott, John Winterfield pg. 126 Secretary of the Association of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects
Scott, Walter NE Magazine (F1) Writer Lauded in an editorial about historical novelists Known for Ivanhoe and Waverly
Scudder, S.H. pg. 92, pg. 93-94 Entomologist; Paleontologist At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests. Delegate from the Appalachian Mountain Club Studied under Louis Agassiz at Harvard. Studied and described Fossil Insects. Cofounder, editor, and guide of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Searles, Edward Francis pg. 125 Designer Donated three tracts of land to Great Barrington Interior and architectural designer. Designer of Searles Castle.
Sessions, [unknown] pg. 61 Part of the Board of Agriculture?
Severing, Henry M. pg. 76a Trustees Member
Shaler, Nathaniel S. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 49, pg. 59, pg. 71, pg. 84, pg. 88, pg. 92, pg. 93-94, pg. 136 Paleontologist; Geologist Attended the May 24 Meeting at AMC. Trustees member. Opposed to state ownership of land in New Hampshire. Studied under Louis Agassiz at Harvard and served as a lecturer. Appointed to the U.S. Geological Survey (1884) in charge of the Atlantic division. Served two years as a Union officer in the Civil War.
Shattuck, George O. pg. 123, pg. 131 Had a petition to create an esplanade on the Charles River. Wrote a report on the Charles River basin drainage.
Shaw, Francis Thompson's Island (F1) Lyman, Theodore's great nephew, manager of Thompson's Island
Sheldon, George pg. 6, pg. 8, pg. 31, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 87a Preservationist Committee of Trustees Leader in historic preservation. Made a Civil War memorial in Deerfield. Created the Potumtuck Valley Memorial Association, one of the first historical preservation societies in the country
Shepard, Harvey N. pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston
Sherman, Daniel pg. 107 Built the first hotel near Trenton Falls
Shurtleff, William S. pg. 5, pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 11, pg. 14, pg. 29, pg. 31, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 39, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 87a, pg. 87c, pg. 126, pg. 127, pg. 136, pg. 137 Judge Active member of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society, at the conference on May 24, 1890. Vice President of the Trustees of Reservations. Part of first Trustees committee.
Silas, George W. pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Simpkins, John pg. 72a, pg. 76a Politician Went to a hearing for the Province Lands. Trustees Member. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
Slade, Daniel D. pg. 41b, pg. 42 Trustees member
Sloan, George B. pg. 35 Politician; businessman Helped preserve the Adirondacks Member of the New York State Assembly and Senate.
Slocum, W.S. pg. 110, pg. 113, pg. 114, pg. 117, pg. 119 Politician; Lawyer Chosen as chairman of the Metropolitan Park District Commission City Solicitor of Newton. Part of the Massachusetts Legislature. Practiced law with his father.
Small, David A. pg. 72a Went to a hearing on the Province Lands
Small, James A. pg. 50, pg. 69 Part of the group that surveyed the Province Lands.
Smeaton, Walter S. Thompson's Island (F1) Mica Business Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Smith, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Smith, A. Thompson's Island (F1) Student In a comedy at the Boston Farm School's Thanksgiving Event
Smith, B.M. pg. 83 Selectman in New Hampshire for Pack Monadnock
Smith, Charles C. pg. 98 Vice President of the Massachusetts Park Defense League
Smith, E.M. pg. 83 Surveyed Pack Monadnock State Park
Smith, J.O. pg. 131 On a committee of Newton and Watertown residents appearing before the Massachusetts Legislature about the improvement of the Charles River
Smith, James H. pg. 38 U.S. Commercial agent at Mayence Used in an article about New York tenants
Smith, John pg. 72a Ship Captain Went to a hearing on the Province Lands Captains the steamer Longfellow
Smith, John Butler pg. 93-94 Manufacturer; Politician At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests Governor of New Hampshire (1893-1895)
Smith, M. pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Smith, Michael Hoke pg. 109, pg. 138 Politician; Newspaper Owner Protected lands as Secretary of the Interior Secretary of the Interior (1893-1896) and Governor of Georgia (1907-1909, 1911)
Smith, Seth pg. 48 Provincetown clerk
Smith, Thomas pg. 111 Made the first land gift for public use in 1680
Smock, John Conover pg. 128, Palisades (F1) Geologist New Jersey State Geologist attempting to preserve the Palisades
Smyth, Thomas pg. 97* Wrote an article about the Province Lands
Snow, Charles E. pg. 74 Petitioned to discontinue a road near Tom Nevers Pond on Nantucket
Snow, Jesse B. pg. 74 Member of the board of lot layers on Nantucket
Spaulding, Elbridge S. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Spofford, A.A. pg. 83 Mentioned in connection with Pack Monadnock State Park.
Spooner, William H. pg. 35 Supported the incorporation of the Trustees of Public Reservations
Sprague, Henry H. pg. 3, pg. 4, pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 11, pg. 14, pg. 31, pg. 95, pg. 100 Lawyer; Politician Presided over a meeting at the AMC on May 24. Introduced an amendment for the Metropolitan Park Commission. Served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Sproat, Earl pg. 5 Benjamin Franklin stayed in his house when he visited Massachusetts The Earl Sproat House was bequeathed to Dr. Henry Hamilton Sproat, where Lafayette also spent a night.
Stackpole, [unknown] pg. 95
Talbot, Marion pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 11, pg. 16, pg. 31 Educator Committee of Trustees Dean of Women at University of Chicago. Taught at Wellesley College
Tallmadge, Frederick S. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Tappen, Frederick D. pg. 121 Businessman Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York President of the Gallatin National Bank
Tate, James pg. 36 Soldier, Revolutionary War Killed at the Guilford Courthouse, which is being preserved. At the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, a British victory, the Captain died.
Taylor, [unknown] pg. 136 Wants to protect Indian Ridge outside of Andover, MA
Taylor, James M. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Teague, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Teacher Created an athletic club on Thompson's Island
Temple, Thomas F. Thompson's Island (F1) Vice President of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Templeton, P. Blodgett pg. 67, pg. 69, pg. 75 Politician Appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Reservations. Surveyed the Province Lands with the Committee Chairman on the part of the House
Thayer, John E. Thompson's Island (F1) Manager of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Thoreau, Henry David pg. 82 Poet; Abolitionist Quoted about the Province Lands Leading transcendentalist, wrote on natural history.
Thornycroft, William Hamo pg. 109 Sculptor Part of the National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, but passed away Known for many sculptures around London
Thurston, Charles B. Palisades (F1) New Jersey Commissioner for the Palisades Commission
Tiffany, Charles Lewis pg. 134-135 Jewelry Businessman Former New York Park Commission member Founded Tiffany & Co.
Tinkham, George A. pg. 67, pg. 68 Politician Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Served as a member of the Boston Common Council (1897-1898).
Tinkham, S. Thompson's Island (F1) Student Head of the news committee of the Squanto Club on Thompson's Island
Torrey, Everett pg. 124-125 At a meeting about putting a bridge on the Charles River
Tracy, Benjamin F. pg. 121 Politician Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York Served as Secretary of the Navy (1889-1893)
Tracy, Cyrus M. pg. 19a President of the Lynn Woods Trustees Member of the Indenture for Lynn Woods
Trask, William pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Tryon, Elizur pg. 60b* Wrote an article about the Province Lands for Boston Commonwealth
Tsanoff, [unknown] Toledo Blade (F2) Established a playground at the Toledo City Park
Tucker, [unknown] pg. 54 On the committee for getting rid of signs in the Berkshires
Tucker, George H. pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42 Trustees member
Tucker, Joseph pg. 31, pg. 41b, pg. 42 Politician Committee of Trustees Served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1869-1873)
Tucker, Nathaniel pg. 33 Trustees member
Tucker, Thomas B. pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
Tudor, Fanny Foster pg. 73, pg. 74, pg. 101, pg. 136 Gave Trustees Virginia Wood
Turner, Ross pg. 6 Attended the May 24 Meeting at AMC
Tuttle, Hiram A. pg. 80, pg. 83, pg. 93-94 Merchant; Politician Selectman in New Hampshire creating Pack Monadnock State Park. Served as Governor of NH in 1890
Tyler, H.M. pg. 126, pg. 127 Professor at Smith College At a meeting for the Trustees of Public Reservations
Tylly, John pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Upham, George P. pg. 98 At a meeting of the Massachusetts Park Defense League. Committee for the Park Defense League
Valentine, H.C. pg. 54 On the committee for getting rid of signs in the Berkshires Possibly a farm owner in the Berkshires
Vanderbilt, Cornelius II pg. 136 Businessman Rumored purchaser of Fisherman's Field in Gloucester Built the Vanderbilt mansion, "the Breakers" in Newport
Vandusen, Matthew pg. 68 Discussion of public parks in Pennsylvania
Viaux, F.H. pg. 114 At a hearing for the Charles River Dam
Wadleigh, Horace W. pg. 67, pg. 68 Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting Possibly a dealer of hide and leather
Walcott, Henry P. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 11, pg. 31, pg. 34, pg. 35, pg. 39, pg. 41b, pg. 42, pg. 46, pg. 62*, pg. 63a-b*, pg. 87c, pg. 98, pg. 114, pg. 117, pg. 123 Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Health Chairman of Committee of Trustees . Committee for the Parks Defense League On the Massachusetts State Board of Health
Walker, Charles Howard pg. 108 Architect Gave a lecture in the Old South Church Taught at MIT. Worked as a chief architect of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, 1898
Walker, Francis Amasa pg. 3, pg. 4, pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 11, pg. 16, pg. 31, pg. 33, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 49, pg. 64, pg. 66, pg. 71, pg. 130, pg. 136 Economist At the original AMC meeting. Presided over a meeting on the Metropolitan Park System. Trustees member. Part of the Boston Park Commission. Soldier during the Civil War, awarded the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general United States Volunteers. Served on the editorial staff of the Springfield Republican. President of MIT. Other TTOR connections include: his neighbor during his youth was Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., so his child and Francis were playmates. He studied Greek and Latin under Lucy Stone.
Walker, Joseph B. pg. 24, pg. 92, pg. 93-94 President of the New Hampshire Forestry Commission
Ward, Humphrey A Beautiful World (F1) Part of the Society for Checking Abuses of Public Advertising
Ward, Julius H. pg. 92, pg. 93-94 At a conference about the preservation of New Hampshire forests
Ware, [unknown] pg. 71 Went to a hearing for the Metropolitan Park Commission
Waring, Charles E. Jr. pg. 115, pg. 117 Sanitary Engineer At a hearing on the proposed lock and dam on the Charles River Advocate of sewer systems that keep domestic sewage from storm runoff. Engineered Central Park's drainage system.
Warner, Charles F. pg. 67, pg. 68 Attended a Metropolitan Park System meeting
Washington, George Palisades (F1) Politician; soldier Used the Palisades during the Revolutionary War First U.S. President
Waterhouse, Alfred pg. 109, A Beautiful World (F1) Architect Chair of the Society of Arts. SCAPA member Associated with Victorian Gothic Revival Architecture. Known for his design of the Natural History Museum in London.
Watson, T.A. pg. 50, pg. 55 Visited Provincetown to survey the Province Lands
Wayne, Anthony Palisades (F1) Politician; soldier Used the Palisades during the Revolutionary War Nicknamed "Mad Anthony" during the Revolution
Webb, Henry Walter Palisades (F1) Railway Executive Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York New York Central Railroad
Webb, Seward pg. 121 Businessman Businessman who had an interest in the Adirondacks. Owner of a tract of land in the Adirondacks. Inspector General of the Vermont militia. Founder and former president of the Sons of the American Revolution. His Mohawk and Malone Railway was instrumental in opening the Adirondacks to tourism.
Webb, William H. pg. 121, pg. 126 Shipbuilder; Philanthropist Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York. Trustees of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects. Called America's first naval architect.
Welch, Thomas Vincent pg. 121 Politician Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York New York State Assemblyman. First Superintendent of the New York State Reservation at Niagara.
Wellman, Arthur H. pg. 105, pg. 132 Politician; Lawyer At a meeting about the Metropolitan Park Commission State Representative, MA
Wells, E.M.P. Thompson's Island (F1) Superintendent Planted trees on Thompson's Island
Wells, Kate Gannett pg. 7 Philanthropist; reformer; writer Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting Pro-women's education and professional life, as well as equal wages, but anti-woman suffrage.
Wells, Oliver J. pg. 19b, pg. 21 Trustee of the Brooklyn Society for Parks and Playgrounds
Wells, William K.G. pg. 6 Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting
Welsh, Herbert pg. 23a-b Politician; Welfare worker Member of the American Forestry Association Committee Worked for the welfare of the indigenous peoples of North America. Political reformer. In 1894, he became chair of the committee to plan the National Municipal league at the meeting of civil reformers, which included Frederick Law Olmsted.
Werts, George Theodore pg. 121, pg. 125-126, pg. 128 Governor of New Jersey (1893-1896) In office at the time of the Palisades preservation Created the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, which saved the New Jersey Palisades from being quarried for their rock.
West, E. Thompson's Island (F1) Student Secretary and Treasurer of the Squanto Club on Thompson's Island
Wheaton, Carl N. pg. 95 Went to a hearing on Metropolitan Parks
Wheeler, Alexander S. Thompson's Island (F1) President of the Board of Managers of the Boston Farm School
Wheelwright, John T. pg. 113, pg. 114, pg. 117, pg. 123, pg. 124 At a hearing on the construction of a dam on the Charles River Ex-Governor
White, Clinton pg. 113 At a hearing on the construction of a dam on the Charles River Boston Associated Board of Trade
White, D.M. pg. 83 Signed a petition to create a highway to Pack Monadnock
White, John pg. 136 Colonist; Priest An article discussed the history of Plymouth Promised Roger Conant a new charted and financial backing if he stayed in New England to found colonies.
Whiting, Henry L. pg. 114 Surveyor At a hearing for the Charles River Dam Worked for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Whiting, William pg. 76c Politician Trustees Member. Organized the Collins Paper Co. and built a paper mill in North Wilbraham, MA. Member of the MA Senate in 1875.
Whitman, Henry (wife) pg. 105 Gave a reception to raise funds for the preservation of Roanoke Island.
Whitney, Henry Melville pg. 114 Industrialist At a hearing for the Charles River Dam Founder of the West End Street Railway Company
Whitney, Josiah Dwight pg. 121 Geologist California State Geologist, made a map of Yosemite Valley Became the foremost authority on the economic geology of the U.S. Mount Whitney was named after him.
Whitney, W.H. pg. 69 Representative from Pittsfield
Whittier, John Greenleaf pg. 34, pg. 35, pg. 36, pg. 80, A Beautiful World (F1)* Poet; Abolitionist Attempt to preserve a place in Newburyport as a memorial to him. Supported the incorporation of the Trustees of Public Reservations. One of the Fireside Poets, remembered for his anti-slavery writings and book Snow-Bound.
Whittier, T.G. pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 31 Sent a letter to Trustees
Wigglesworth, George pg. 2, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 11, pg. 13, pg. 14, pg. 29, pg. 30, pg. 33, pg. 34, pg. 36, pg. 39, pg. 41b, pg. 41c, pg. 42, pg. 46, pg. 54, pg. 62*, pg. 63a-b*, pg. 126, pg. 127 Lawyer; President of the York Manufacturing Co. Treasurer of the Trustees of Reservations Served on several boards, including the Massachusetts General Hospital committee.
William, Jeffrey pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Williams, [unknown] Thompson's Island (F1) Student In a comedy at the Boston Farm School's Thanksgiving Event
Williams, C.A. pg. 110, pg. 119, pg. 120 Part of a meeting of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Williams, Israel pg. 43 Selectman; Chairman of the Board of Health (1800) Salem town selectman
Williams, Mornay pg. 126 Trustee of the Association for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects.
Williams, Moses pg. 14, pg. 29, pg. 31, pg. 34, pg. 35, pg. 76a Massachusetts State Representative Sub-Committee of Trustees on Legislation in the Massachusetts State Legislature. Trustees Member.
Williams, T.D. pg. 43 Israel Williams' grandson
Willis, [unknown] pg. 107 Expanding hotels near Trenton Falls
Willson, James Sr. pg. 80 Jurist Read law with General James Miller, who was honored in a New Hampshire State Park
Wilson, Jonathan pg. 104-105 Soldier In conjunction with the preservation of "commons" in towns. Captain of a company of Minutemen at Lexington and Concord who was killed during the battle.
Wilson, William Power pg. 67 Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston
Winn, Henry S. pg. 6, pg. 8 Attended the May 24 Meeting at the AMC
Winslow, W.C. pg. 35 Supported the incorporation of the Trustees of Public Reservations
Winsor, Justin pg. 6, pg. 7 Writer; librarian; historian Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting Authority on the early history of North America. Elected as the first president of the American Library Association.
Winton, Henry D. Palisades (F1) President of the Palisades Commission from New Jersey
Witt, [unknown] pg. 105 Alderman Prepared a plan for the establishment of parks in the Metropolitan Park System.
Wolcott, Roger pg. 6, pg. 7, pg. 8, pg. 67 Lawyer; Politician Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting. Signed a petition to appoint a special committee to investigate open spaces in Boston. Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1893-1897, and elected Governor in 1897. Leading figure in the Young Republican Club.
Wood, Eli pg. 135 Owned property that was vandalized
Woodbury, Humphrey pg. 136 An article discussed the history of Plymouth Settled in Salem
Woodbury, John pg. 126, pg. 127, pg. 128, pg. 136, NE Magazine (F1) Secretary of the Trustees of Public Reservations. Secretary of the Metropolitan Park Commission
Wooley Thompson's Island (F1) Alumnus of Boston Farm School
Worth, H.B. pg. 75 Part of the Nantucket Improvement Association
Worthington, Robert pg. 68 Discussion of public parks in Pennsylvania
Wright, Ebenezer K. pg. 121 Named in the measure to protect the scenery of the state of New York
Wright, Elizur pg. 78, pg. 81a, pg. 88, pg. 108, pg. 130 Mathematician; Abolitionist Helped preserve Middlesex Fells. Instrumental in creating the Forestry Act of 1882, and attempted to save the Middlesex Fells when he was alive.
Wright, Ellen pg. 78, pg. 96-97 Attempted to save the Middlesex Fells. Wrote a pamphlet on wire fences in landscapes. Daughter of Elizur Wright
Wright, George Frederick pg. 136, pg. 137 Geologist Wants to protect Indian Ridge outside of Andover, MA Defender of Darwinism
Wright, Theodore F. pg. 96-97 Went to a meeting about the Metropolitan Parks
Wright, Walter C. pg. 71, pg. 78, pg. 95, pg. 96-97 Went to a hearing by the Legislative Committee on Public Reservations and Lands Son of Elizur Wright, helped to preserve the Middlesex Fells
Yard, William pg. 68 Discussion of public parks in Pennsylvania
Young, Alexander pg. 6, pg. 7 Wrote a letter in support of the May 24 AMC meeting