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|Named Person:||Edward Bromfield; William Phillips|
|Material Type:||Graphic, Original artwork|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
E P Quincy; T Vanton
|Notes:||On the back of the drawing the following information is written: "House erected in Beacon St., Boston, by Edward Bromfield, 1720. It became the property of his son-in-law William Phillips and of his heirs and was taken down in 1845. Its site in 1870 is marked by the Freeman Place Chapel and the adjoining houses. "Edward Bromfield (born in Bromfield St., Boston, 1695) was the son of the Edward Bromfield who was born at Maywod House in the New Forest, Hampshire, England, and emigrated to Boston N.E. in 1675. He married Mary Danforth of Roxbury and resided in the street which bears his name. His grandson of the same name who graduated at Harvard in 1746, aged 23 years, made the first organ in America and was distinguished for his genius for mechanics and interest in scientific pursuits.
In another hand is written, "Allan Chamberlain Beacon Hill pg.19 'Edward Bromfield at the same time (1742) bought the lot next west (on Somerset St.).' Also pg.49, 'Close to the westerly corner of Somerset Street was the residence of Edward Bromfield.'"
|Description:||1 drawing : graphite ; image 8.1 x 21.3 cm., sheet 19.3 x 26.8 cm.|
|Responsibility:||E.P. Quincy del ; after a sketch by T. Vanton.|