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House of Nathaniel Bowditch, Otis Place, Boston, Mass., 1823

Description

This photo is of Nathaniel Bowditch's home in Otis Place, Boston, Mass. The home is partially covered by vines, and the photo is partially obscured by foilage from a blossoming tree. The house has many shuttered windows with a fence in front.

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Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1823
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
07-18-1999
Physical Description
16 X 22 in., photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
This photograph was gifted by Earle G. Shettleworth on 07-18-1999.
GUSN
312115
Reference Code
PC001.01.01.USMA.001.001

Historical/Biographical Note

Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838) was an early American mathematician famous for his work in ocean navigation. Originally from Salem, Mass, he moved to Boston, Mass in 1823 to work for the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company. This photo of his home in Otis Place, in Boston's financial district, eventually became the Bowditch Library, where from the 1840s-1850s, it was run by Bowditch's son. Dr. H.I Bowditch.

Source:

The History of the Boston Medical Library. Priv print. Plimpton Press, 1918.

Record details

Other People
Bowditch, Nathaniel , 1773-1838
Descriptive Terms
dwellings
photographs
Material Type
photographs
Subjects
Photograph
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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