The Resource Thomas Bradford Drew collection

Thomas Bradford Drew collection

Label
Thomas Bradford Drew collection, 1834-1898
Title
Thomas Bradford Drew collection
Inclusive dates
1834-1898
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This Collection contains notebooks and manuscripts about Kingston history and genealogy and a copy of "Ancient estate of Governor William Bradford" . Topics covered in the notebooks include Kingston vital records and gravestone inscriptions, 1865 census. Manuscript titles include: "Historical sketch of Kingston, Massachusetts," "History of Kingston - ancient ferries, highways, & bridges", "History of Kingston - Annals from 1726 to 1821", "History of Kingston - Houses of some of the early settlers", "History of the town of Kingston, Plymouth County". Also included are copies of records from the First Church of Kingston, Mass. from 1720 to 1830
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Biographical or historical data
  • Thomas Bradford Drew was born in Kingston, Massachusetts on October 6, 1834, and died in Plymouth on May 5, 1898. He attended Kingston schools until the winter term of 1852, and then learned the practice of dentistry under the direction of Henry M. Miller of Plymouth. He continued the practice of dentistry up until shortly before his death in 1898. During his adult life he was a resident of Plymouth.
  • (cont.) Thomas Bradford Drew is best remembered for his interest in local history and genealogy. He is said to have made numerous contributions to the antiquarian publications of his era. In 1887 he was elected librarian at Pilgrim Hall and served in that office for approximately 11 years, only resigning because of poor health a few months prior to his death. He is the author of "Ancient estate of Governor William Bradford", 1897.
  • (cont.) Thomas Bradford Drew was a proponent of abolition, and numbered among his friends the famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. William Lloyd Garrison, II wrote: "The Liberator [perhaps the foremost abolitionist periodical] was to him a weekly evangel. From it he drank in noble draughts of Liberty and manhood." Drew was also affiliated with the local temperance movement.
Cataloging source
OCD
Label
Thomas Bradford Drew collection
Instantiates
Note
In Local History Collection at Kingston Public Library, Kingston, Mass
Control code
ocm70843582
Cumulative index finding aids
Unpublished finding aid available in library.
Extent
2 boxes (10 linear inches)
Governing access note
Access unrestricted
System control number
(Sirsi) o70843582
Label
Thomas Bradford Drew collection
Note
In Local History Collection at Kingston Public Library, Kingston, Mass
Control code
ocm70843582
Cumulative index finding aids
Unpublished finding aid available in library.
Extent
2 boxes (10 linear inches)
Governing access note
Access unrestricted
System control number
(Sirsi) o70843582

Library Locations

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      6 Green Street, Kingston, MA, 02364, US
      41.9948206 -70.7312667
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