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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

photographs
dwellings
photographs

Physical Description

16 X 22 in., photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

07-18-1999

Reference Code

PC001.01.01.USMA.001.001

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

This photograph was gifted by Earle G. Shettleworth on 07-18-1999.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photographs

Other People

Bowditch, Nathaniel , 1773-1838

Subjects

Photograph

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

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.