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Deed from Joseph Eastman of Hadley to Jonathan Smith of Hadley conveying tract of land in the second division of the Third Precinct (now Amherst).

Letter from William Boltwood to the Amherst Committee of Correspondence asking to be restored to public favor and endorsing measures taken by the Continental Congress.

Lithograph of two North American Indians carrying game suspended on a pole between them.

Two pages from Simeon Clark's account book showing records related to Martha Selfring and Edward Selfring. Under Martha's name is listed work relating to weaving and sewing. Under Edward's name is listed work relating to providing food goods.

Agreement between Peletiah Smith and seven others to build, and to share equally the cost of, a gristmill to be situated on the Fort River in the Second Precinct of Hadley.

Warrant to Nathan Dickinson, constable, for collection of taxes in Third Precinct of Hadley (now Amherst).

Many of the early settlers combined some other occupation with that of farming. Nathaniel Smith, who was among the first of the East Inhabitants of Hadley, was a doctor, the first to practice his profession in the new settlement.

Deed from Ichabod Smith of Hadley to Nathaniel Smith, his son, conveying parcel of land in the second division of the Third Precinct (now Amherst).

Lithograph of a North American Indian hunting a deer.

According to text on the back of the photograph, this house was built by John Sheldon about 1690 and razed in 1848. This photograph was copied from the only daguerreotype of the house in existence, belonging to the late Professor Aaron Warner (of…

Dr. Erastus Sargeant writes to Major General William Shepard describing being captured by Shays' Regulators as they attack and loot the town of Stockbridge. They are defeated during a final bloody encounter with government militia at Sheffield, MA on…

Appeal for financial contributions addressed to the women of Amherst in order to help offset the heavy tax burden imposed on the town treasury by the Revolutionary War.

Account book kept by unknown person recording transportation of goods such as salt, molasses, and rum, up and down the Connecticut River during the years 1753 through 1756.

Parsons Settlement Objections 30 Sept 1782.pdf
Written communication listing the grievances of members of the First Congregational Church of Amherst to the settlement of the Rev. David Parsons, Jr. as minister for the parish. It is signed by Ebenezer Mattoon, Jr. and John Billings. One of the…

Amherst Tax Records 1760.pdf
Tax record book showing property owned and its value.
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