Items in the Collection

Following is a list of items of particular interest in the Archives of The Governor's Academy:

  • Seventy-five linear feet of Trustee meeting minutes for the period from 1783 to 1995. These documents include seventeen ledger pages in the handwriting of John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States
  • Two linear feet of documents including the incorporation paper signed by Samuel Adams and John Hancock on October 3, 1782
  • Twenty-five linear feet of photographs and glass plate negatives of Essex County towns and neighborhoods taken by the noted Newburyport, Massachusetts photographer, John White Winder, between 1885 and 1905
  • Civil War scrapbook containing the letters of William W. Dorr written between 1862 and 1864 with original sketches of camp life and soldiers' portraits
  • Thirteen linear feet of letters, printed sermons and miscellaneous papers written by the Byfield, Massachusetts historian, Reverend John L. Ewell between 1865 and 1906
  • Sixty-five linear feet of rare books printed between 1706 to 1899 including a first edition of the Dictionary of English Language by Samuel Johnson, 1773
  • One hundred and forty linear feet of student academic records from 1900 to 2003
  • Fifty linear feet of photographs recording sporting events, special occasions and student organizations
  • Six linear feet of letters and sermons of Reverend Elijah Parish written between 1785 and 1848
  • One linear foot of letters written by Trustee Edward P. Noyes between 1893 and 1913
  • Four linear feet of Dummer family papers and photographs covering the years between 1725 and 1899, including the Academy's document of incorporation
  • Forty linear feet of framed signs, lithographs, prints, watercolor and oil paintings- many rendered by critically acclaimed artists
  • Eighteen linear feet of The Archon, the Academy's alumni magazine recording student and alumni activities during the years between 1884 and 2007
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