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|Named Person:||Hammatt Billings; Samuel Eliot; Martin Milmore; Francis Parkman; Theodore Lyman; Charles Sumner|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Boston (Mass.). City Council.; Boston (Mass.). Committee on the Army and Navy Monument of 1866.; Boston (Mass.). Committee on the Army and Navy Monument of 1870.; Boston (Mass.). Committee on the Laying of Cornerstone of Army and Navy Monument of 1871.; Boston (Mass.). Committee on the Dedication of Army and Navy Monument of 1877.|
|Language Note:||Materials in English.|
|Notes:||The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the City of Boston Archives & Records Management Division, West Roxbury, Mass.|
|Description:||.75 cubic ft. (2 document cases, 1 card file box, 1 flat box )|
The majority of the records are from the Committee on the Dedication of the Army and Navy Monument, 1877.
The committee records of 1866 include designs proposed for the monument and correspondence relating to the designs and selection of a site for the monument. Several of the proposed designs are missing. Most of the proposals are written descriptions. Some sketches are included. One item of interest is the notes recording the opinions on the submitted designs of several prominent citizens of Boston including Samuel Eliot, Francis Parkman, Theodore Lyman, and Charles Sumner.
The records of the committee of 1870 include designs submitted for the monument and a list of persons submitting designs. The designs are written descriptions of what the proposed monument will look like. One submission includes drawings. Several of the proposed designs are missing including those of Martin Milmore, the eventual winner of the competition.
The records of the committee on the laying of the cornerstone of monument of 1871 include orders, correspondence, news clippings, miscellaneous records, and lists of invited guests.
The records of the committee on the dedication of monument of 1877 include orders, correspondence, miscellaneous records, requests for payments, invoices, plans, invitations, tickets, list of invited guests, and programs.
The oversized material includes plans of formation and procession, platforms, and seats. The artifacts include two badges worn by City Council members and members of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) at the dedication ceremony.
- Billings, Hammatt, -- 1818-1874.
- Eliot, Samuel, -- 1821-1898.
- Milmore, Martin, -- 1844-1883.
- Parkman, Francis, -- 1823-1893.
- Lyman, Theodore, -- 1833-1897.
- Sumner, Charles, -- 1811-1874.
- Grand Army of the Republic.
- Army and Navy Monument (Boston, Mass.)
- War memorials -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Design and construction.
- Soldiers' monuments -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Design and construction.
- Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
- Boston (Mass.) -- Politics and government.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Monuments.
- Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865