The memorial history of Boston

The Great Auk

The Fauna of Eastern Massachusetts: Forms Brought in and Expelled by Civilization

By Joel A. Allen,Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University The changes in the fauna of the region immediately surrounding Boston, wrought by civilization, are merely such as would be expected to occur in the transformation of a forest wilderness into a thickly populated district, namely, the extirpation of all the larger indigenous mammals and birds, the partial extinction of many others, and the great reduction in numbers of nearly all forms of animal life, both terrestrial and aquatic, as well as the introduction of various domesticated species and those universal pests of civilization the house rats and mice. The only …

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Outline of the Geology of Boston and Its Environs

By Nathaniel Southgate Shaler, S. D.Professor of Palæontology in Harvard University The topography, the soils, and other physical conditions of the region about Boston depend in a very intimate way upon the geological history of the district in which they lie. The physical history of this district is closely bound up with that of all eastern New England, so that it is necessary at the outset to premise some general statements concerning the geological conditions of the larger field before we can proceed to the description of the very limited one that particularly concerns us. In this statement we shall …

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Sources for Boston’s History

An efficient list of published and unpublished sources known to the author in 1880 on the history of Boston and it’s surrounding area which compromised Suffolk County. Includes written commentary on the sources which provides insight into the evolvement over time of the various histories.

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