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Salem as Frontier Outpost: Life in Seventeenth Century Salem Primary Sources

Theme: Salem as Place: Local History in a National Context
Topic:
Salem as Frontier Outpost: Life in Seventeenth Century Salem
Date:
July 13 2004

Table of Contents:

Section I: Primary Sources, Materials and Resources Related to Content Session
Section II: Primary Sources, Materials and Resources Related to Pioneer Village
Section III: Primary Sources, Materials and Resources Related to Colonial House

Compiled and annotated by Emerson Baker Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Salem State College (), John Goff, President, Historic Salem Inc., and SALEM in History staff



Section I: Primary Sources Related to Content Session
   
Maps

Champlain, Samuel de. Carte Geographique de la Nouvelle Franse . . .
faict en 1612
.

Full map and details showing coast of New England and Native Americans

 

Foster, John. A Map of New England, 1677.

Also available at the Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum,
call # 912.74 H87.1

 

 

Smith, John. New England The most remarqueable parts…. (1616) |

Also available at the Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum,
call # 912.74 S65.2

 

Deeds

Click here for additional information on locating deeds in Salem.

Salem, MA Registry of Deeds. Deed to Salem, 1687.

Photocopy from Registry of Deeds, Vol. 7, folio 125 (page 629). Click here for transcript.

 

 

Salem, MA Salem Town Hall. Deed to Salem, 1686.

Photograph of deed copy at Salem City Hall, 2nd floor Council Chamber (original is in the Salem City Clerk’s Vault).

 

 

Salem, MA Salem Town Hall. Deed to Salem, 1686.

Photos of deed and related information at Hawthorne in Salem website.

 

 

Salem, MA Registry of Deeds. Deed to Lynn, 1686.

Photocopy from Registry of Deeds, Vol. 7, folio 88 (page 497).

 

 

Salem, MA Registry of Deeds. Deed to Lynn, 1687.

Photocopy from Registry of Deeds, Vol. 18, folio 150 (page 150).

 

 

Deed to Lynn, 1685.

Photograph of original in Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum.

 

  Perley, Sidney. The Indian Land Titles of Essex County, Massachusetts. Salem: Essex Book and Print Club, 1912. pp. 64-87 (deeds to Salem and Lynn).
   

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Section II:
Primary Sources, Materials and Resources Related to Pioneer Village

 

Articles Related to Opening of Pioneer Village. Salem Evening News, 13 June 1930.

 

 

Gershman, Dave. “City Sees Bright Future for Pioneer Village.” Salem Evening News. 19 December 2003.

Located in the Salem Room at the Salem Public Library

 

 

Goff, John. “The Next Fontier.” Portfolio (Spring 2004): 12-14.
“Good Ship ‘Arabella’ is Scheduled to Make Appearance at 3 P.M.” Salem Evening News. 12 June 1930.

 

 

Massachusetts Bay Tercentenary Guide to Forest River Park, Salem, Massachusetts June 12 to September 1, 1930. The Berkley Press, 1930.

Located in the Salem Room at the Salem Public Library

 

  Salem 1630: Pioneer Village. Pioneer Village site brochure, n.d.
   

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Section III:
Primary Sources, Materials and Resources Related to Colonial House

 

Baker, Emerson “Tad.” “A Historian Awakens 1628”


  Czajka, Christopher W. “Lesson Plan: Everything Was Up to Date in 1628”
   

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