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Broad Street Cemetery Inventory Forms (Copies)

Broad Street Cemetery Inventory Forms (Copies)

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BROAD STREET CEMETERY INVENTORY FORMS (COPIES), 1989





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Broad Street Cemetery (Salem, Mass.)
Title:Broad Street Cemetery Inventory Forms (Copies)
Dates:1989
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Broad Street Cemetery Inventory Forms collection consists of information about each of the graves in the Broad Street Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts.
Collection Number:MSS 266

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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.


Historical Sketch

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.


Index Terms

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.

Cemeteries--Massachusetts--Salem
Sepulchral monuments
Salem (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

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 Museum.

Preferred Citation

Broad Street Cemetery Inventory Forms (Copies), MSS 266, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

These copies were given to the library on August 6, 1993 by the Salem Historical Commission.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jane E. Ward, January 1994. Updated by Nicholas Long, May 2015.


Related Material

Appendix I


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