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Social History and Material Culture of Boston’s North End, 1860-1880

Primary Sources

Annual Report of the Board of Police for the City of Boston. 1885-2005.

Beecher, Catharine Esther. A Treatise on Domestic Economy: For the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at School. T.H. Webb & Co., 1843.

Beecher, Catharine Esther, and Stowe, Harriet Beecher. The New Housekeeper's Manual: Embracing a New Revised Edition of the American Woman's Home; Or, Principles of Domestic Science: Being a Guide to Economical, Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes. J.B. Ford and Co., 1873.

Boston Almanac and Business Directory. 1870.

Boston Almanac and Business Directory. 1872.

Boston Almanac and Business Directory. 1879.

Boston By-Ways to Hell, A Visit to the Dens of North Street. J.M. Usher, 1867.

The Boston Directory. Various publishers, 1789-1901.

Dearborn, Nathaniel. Dearborn's Reminiscences of Boston: And Guide through the City and Environs. N. Dearborn, 1851.

The G’hals of Boston, or Pen and Pencil Sketches of Celebrated Courtezans by One of Em. W. Berry & Co., 1850. 
Addresses and details of Boston brothels.

Haskins, George F. Annual Report of the House of the Angel Guardian. 1852.

Haskins, George F. Second Annual Report of the House of the Angel Guardian. 1853.

Loveyer, Free. Directory to the Seraglios in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and All the Principal Cities in the Union. Printed and Published for the Trade, 1859.

Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, tax records, pt. 1 : Assessors' lists, tax books, and transfer books, 1822-1918. 
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Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, tax records, pt. 2 : valuation books, 1822-1918. 
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Morgan, Henry. Boston Inside Out! Sins of a Great City! A Story of Real Life. Boston: Shawmut Publishing, 1880.

Reports of the Immigration Commission. Volumes 1-41, 1911.

Sanger, William W. The History of Prostitution: Its Extent, Causes, and Effects throughout the World. Harper, 1858.

Savage, Edward H. A Chronological History of the Boston Watch and Police: From 1631 to 1865; Together with the Recollections of a Boston Police Office, Or, Boston by Daylight and Gaslight, from the Diary of an Officer Fifteen Years in the Service. 1865.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Historic Probate Court Records. 1628-1916.

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