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Greenwich (Mass.). School District No. 5

Greenwich School District No. 5 Records, 1873-1874.
1 item (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 038

Register for winter term 1873-1874 for School District No. 5 of Greenwich, Massachusetts. Includes list of students, attendance, headmarks, visitor records, and a few statistics all kept by teacher Ernest Howe Vaughan who later became a lawyer involved with handling claims associated with the taking of property for the Quabbin Reservoir.

Biographical Note

Greenwich was among the Western Massachusetts towns abolished in 1938 to allow the Swift River Valley to be flooded, thereby creating the Quabbin Reservoir to provide Boston with water.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The register for School District No. 5 of Greenwich, Massachusetts for winter term 1873-1874 lists seven students aged 8 to 12 years attending for the 2 month period, December 1 to January 23.

The teacher, Ernest Howe Vaughan, earned $24 per month, which he used to defray the costs of his own education, according to Donald Howe in Quabbin: The Lost Valley (pg. 297). Vaughan later became one of the most prominent members of the Worcester County Bar Association. He, with other lawyers, handled the claims of many firms and individuals in connection with the taking of property for the Quabbin Reservoir.

The register is a single folded sheet of paper, unbound, and includes attendance, headmarks, and visitors records, as well as a few statistics.

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Greenwich School District No. 5 Register (MS 38). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Donald Howe, 1960.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, 1985.

Additional Information

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Education--Massachusetts--Greenwich (Town)--History--19th century
  • Greenwich (Mass. : Town)--History--19th century
  • Greenwich (Mass. : Town). School District No. 5
  • Public schools--Massachusetts--Greenwich (Town)--History--19th century
  • School attendance--Massachusetts--Greenwich (Town)--History--19th century
  • School records--Massachusetts
  • Vaughan, Ernest Howe, 1858-1937
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