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By Friends of Mount Auburn
The rich history of Mount Auburn Cemetery survives in a collection of primary documents that chronicle the Cemetery from its… Read More
September 1, 2014
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By Historical Collections
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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By Historical Collections
USING OUR COLLECTIONS Mount Auburn is happy to respond to research requests. Genealogical Research - If you are conducting genealogical research, please peruse our research request options, learn about our resources, or visit our online store to complete a research request. Please contact research@mountauburn.org with any questions or for additional genealogical services. Using Our Historical Collections- Access to the historical collections is by appointment only. If you are interested in utilizing our collections for your research, please contact Meg L. Winslow, Curator of Historical Collections by email at mwinslow@mountauburn.org or by phone at 617-607-1942.   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, decorative arts, and ephemera. The collection actively grows through purchases, gifts, and acquisitions. Read More
December 7, 2011
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