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Cemeteries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Board of Trustees of Mt. Hope Cemetery proceedings

 Series
Identifier: 4410.003
Scope and Contents Includes minutes of the Board of Trustees of Mt. Hope Cemetery from 1865-1897. The first volume of the minutes which covered 1857-1865 is missing.

Burial permits

 Series
Identifier: 7000.003
Scope and Contents Includes the stub and section 3 endorsed by superintendent of cemetery or crematory for burial permits issued from 1988-2012.

Cemetery Department annual reports and publications

 Series
Identifier: 4410.001
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual reports for the years 1900-1905, 1908-1910, 1912, 1914-1915; Reports on Intramural Internments, 1879 (City Documents 47, 96 and 110 of 1879); "Report of Special Committee of Common Council in Regard to South Burying-Ground on Washington Street", 1883; "Copy of Inscriptions upon the Granite Stones in the Kearsarge Avenue Cemetery, 1890; and "Historical Sketch and Matters Appertaining to the Copps Hill Burial-Ground", 1901. Annual reports can also be found in the City ...

Cemetery Department correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 4410.004
Scope and Contents Four volumes of correspondence of the Cemetery Department.

Cemetery Division maps and plans

 Collection
Identifier: 4410.002
Scope and Contents note This collection includes maps and plans from the Cemetery Division headquarters at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The maps and plans span the years circa 1899-1999. Many of the maps and plans are undated. The condition of many of the plans is poor because of previous storage and water damage. The collection has been divided into 4 series: Series I - Mt. Hope Cemetery, Series II - Evergreen Cemetery, Series III - Fairview Cemetery, and Series IV - Historic Burying Grounds.

The Mt. Hope Cemetery ...

Cemetery Division microfilm

 Collection
Identifier: 4410.008
Scope and Contents note This series includes microfilm produced by the Cemetery Division between 1980-1981. Records filmed include interment cards, lot index cards and lot plan cards. The interment cards are filed alphabetically within each cemetery and may include name, lot #, location, proprietor, date of interment, age, date of death, place of death, cause of death and undertaker. The 19th century cards for Mt. Hope Cemetery and the Historic Burying Grounds do not provide cause of death. The cards for the Historic ...

Evergreen Cemetery records

 Collection
Identifier: 4412.001
Scope and Contents note This series contains 9 cubic feet of records. There are four subseries of records in this series: burial and permit records; lot sale records; financial records; and cash records. Each series of records is organized in a set of books.

The burial and permit records do not all have the same information because they do not all have the same origin. Each person buried in Evergreen was given a permit. However, the permit came from the city or town in which the person died. For example, ...

Fairview Cemetery records

 Collection
Identifier: 4413.001
Scope and Contents note The Fairview Cemetery collection consists of 6 cubic feet of records and spans the period from 1892-1951 with gaps. Included in the records of the Fairview Cemetery are burial permits from 1892-1951 and foundation orders from 1928-1939.

Historic Burying Grounds burial permits and orders

 Collection
Identifier: 4414.001
Scope and Contents note This series contains the burial permit and orders of 13 of the Historic Burying Grounds from 1876-1948 with gaps. The burying grounds include Phipps Street, Dorchester North, Dorchester South, Bennington Street, Central, Copp's Hill, Granary, King's Chapel, Westerly, Eliot, South End, Walter Street, and Bunker Hill.

The burial and permit records do not all have the same information because they do not all have the same origin. Each person buried was given a permit. However, the ...

Mt. Hope Cemetery cashbooks

 Series — Volumes 1-15
Identifier: 4411.002
Scope and Contents Cashbooks for Mt. Hope Cemetery from 1886-1923. Volumes for 1916-1918 missing. Includes owner of lot, undertaker, person buried and location of lot.

Mt. Hope Cemetery records

 Collection
Identifier: 4411.001
Scope and Contents note The Mt. Hope Cemetery collection consists of 46 cubic feet of records and spans the period of 1876-2002 with gaps. Among the records of Mt. Hope Cemetery are burial permits and orders from 1926-1956, foundation orders from 1905-1939, orders from 1903-1939, records of permits from 1876, lots and prep care, deeds 1929-1939, lot sales from 1917-1936, receipts from 1930-1936, interment orders from 1953-1967 with gaps, and field interment orders from 1953-2002 with gaps.