Book Review: North End Papers 1618-1880 Newburyport, Massachusetts: Development of the North End of the City, by Oliver B. Merrill, transcribed by Margaret Peckham Motes, 2007, Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore.
Newburyport native Oliver Merrill wrote stories about Newburyport’s North End that were published in 1906 and 1908 in the Newburyport Daily News. Margaret Peckham Motes transcribed the articles for this book, helping to make the history of this beautiful, historic coastal town accessible. Merrill writes about the history of ownership of some of the older homes in the neighborhood, the people that lived there, origin of street names, and local industry which included a distillery and a variety of factories.
Motes added 27 black and white photographs of North End homes and commercial buildings, as well as a vintage map of the area.
This slim volume is 127 pages and is fully indexed. It would be a wonderful addition to anyone interested in the history of this Newburyport neighborhood.
Disclosure: Genealogical Publishing Company provided a copy of this book for me to review.