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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.
16 X 22 in., photograph
General photographic collection
This photograph was gifted by Earle G. Shettleworth on 07-18-1999.
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Bowditch, Nathaniel , 1773-1838
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.
The History of the Boston Medical Library. Priv print. Plimpton Press, 1918.