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The Historical Collections Department is pleased to announce a recent gift from the personal research collection of Blanche M. G. Linden, the noted scholar and author of Silent City on a Hill: Landscapes of Memory and Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery. These materials add to Ms. Linden’s already substantial donations to the Cemetery’s collections. The gift includes ten volumes dedicated to poems of consolation, many of which are interwoven with horticultural themes, with titles such as The Sacred Flora, A Crown of Thorns, Cupid’s Basket, and Laurel Wreath. The tiny books are beautifully illustrated with delicate engravings and color frontispieces. Ms. Linden also donated an 1840 original edition of A Collection of Plants of Boston and Its Vicinity by Jacob Bigelow. One of the founders of Mount Auburn, Bigelow was the first New England botanist to collect and publish information on the area’s flora. Read More
February 28, 2012
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The rich history of Mount Auburn’s renowned landscape survives in the Cemetery’s Historical Collections Department, which cares for correspondence, horticultural records, interment records, books, maps, plans, blueprints, photographs, prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture,… Read More
December 7, 2011
Tagged: Historical Collections & Archives 
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As the official repository for the Cemetery, we preserve and provide access to records and objects relating to the history of Mount Auburn and the rural cemetery movement. Image:… Read More
September 7, 2011

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