A statistician and pioneer in the treatment of the mentally ill, Jarvis (1803-1884) used Lemuel Shattuck's History of Concord as a springboard to record this detailed recollection of life in early 19th-century Concord, the town in which he was raised. Edited by Sarah Chapin with an extensive introdu...
|Title||:||Traditions and Reminiscences of Concord, Massachusetts, 1779-1878|
|Number of Pages||:||254 Pages|
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Traditions and Reminiscences of Concord, Massachusetts, 1779-1878 Reviews
This is an important source for examining and thinking not only about the history of Concord, Massachusetts, but also the early American Republic. Building on Shattuck's earlier history of the town, Jarvis's work is not a full history of the town, but a mixture of observations, remembrances, and statistical data, with attention to education, diet, and furnishings that reflect changing social life. As a remembrance, the book more properly focuses toward the turn of the 19th century, than the latter part of the century when Jarvis was writing, though it does reflect the interests of a late 19th century man in the past. I especially enjoyed Jarvis's reflections on the 1835 battle commemorations that closed the book.