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Broad Street Cemetery (Salem, Mass.)
Broad Street Cemetery Inventory Forms
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
The Broad Street Cemetery
Inventory Forms collection consists of information about each of the graves in the
Broad Street Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts.
Scope and Content Note
The Broad Street Cemetery Inventory Forms collection
consists of information about each of the graves in the Broad Street Cemetery in
Salem, Massachusetts. Each form is filled out with the deceased's name (if legible),
death date, motif of marker, orientation, dimensions, description of plot, and
conditions of plot and the conditions of the plot in general. On the back of many of
the forms is the name, epitaph, etc., inscribed in the stone. The quality and
quantity of information on each form varies greatly. In some cases, the processor
was able to fill in names or letters on the forms using the printed vital records
for Salem, Mass.; this information has been penciled in brackets on the forms.
The forms have been arranged alphabetically. See index I for a complete list of
included names. Many of the names have more than one form for the graves, usually
one for the headstone and one for the footstone. Occasionally, more than one person
with the same name is buried in the cemetery; all forms for the surname in which you
are interested can and should be examined. The "see" references in the Appendix
refer to someone's name occurring somewhere on the marker; it may or may not reflect
the fact that the person referred to is buried in the gravesite.
The Salem [Massachusetts] Historical Commission surveyed the gravestones in the Broad Street Cemetery in 1989, filling out Historic Burying
Grounds Inventory Forms for each stone sill in the cemetery. Copies of these forms
comprise the collection. Each form is filled out with the deceased's name (if
legible), death date, motif of marker, orientation, dimensions, description of plot,
and conditions of plot and the conditions of the plot in general.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons,
or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in
writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex
Broad Street Cemetery Inventory Forms (Copies), MSS 266, Phillips Library, Peabody
Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.
These copies were given to the library on August 6, 1993 by the Salem Historical
Collection processed by Jane E. Ward, January 1994. Updated by Nicholas Long, May