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June 1, 1879 - December 13, 1884

June 1, 1879 - December 13, 1884
Diaries of a South Boston father and son. Included are accounts of the weather; household, garden, and neighborhood happenings; attendance at community, religious, music, lecture, and seance events; local and national news; reading habbits; health, births, deaths, and marriages; visitors; as well as correspondence sent and received.
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Reeves, Dexter, Sr.
Boston College. John J. Burns Library
Reeves family diaries
Biographical/Historical note:
Dexter Reeves Sr. was born in East Sudbury, Massachusetts (now Wayland) on October 2, 1800, to Jacob Reeves and Elizabeth Robinson. The Reeves family ran a tavern and farmed. Dexter moved to Boston where he married Margaret Perry Trofater on June 27, 1833. She was born in Salem, Massachusetts about 1813. Dexter was employed in Boston as a clerk. Dexter and Margaret's son Dexter Reeves Jr. was born in Boston September 19, 1834. The family lived on Silver Street in South Boston in the 1840s-1850s, at the corner of 2nd and P Streets from 1863-1872, and finally at 760 East Broadway from 1875 to 1905. Dexter Sr. died in 1885 and Margaret in 1905.
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