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Boston (US: , UK: ) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 48.4 square miles (125 km2) with an estimated population of 692,600 in 2019, also making it the most populous city in New England. It is the seat of Suffolk County (although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999). The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest MSA in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.

Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from the English town of the same name. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston. Upon American independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) and first subway system (Tremont Street subway, 1897).

Today, Boston is a thriving center of scientific research. The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it a world leader in higher education, including law, medicine, engineering and business, and the city is considered to be a global pioneer in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 5,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings.

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1772-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Minute book Volume 1, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Minute book Index to volumes 1-12, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Minute book Volume 8, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Barnstable, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Acton, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Andover, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Minute book Volume 2, Boston Committee of Correspondence
1773, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Minute book Volume 3, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Minute book Volume 6, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Abington, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Attleborough, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Ashby, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Minute book Volume 4, Boston Committee of Correspondence
1773-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773 December 20, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773 March 9, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Minute book Volume 5, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Amherst, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Minute book Volume 10, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Minute book Volume 7, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Minute book Volume 11, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Ashburnham, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Bedford, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Berkshire, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Minute book Volume 9, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Athol, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Delaware, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1774 July 29, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1777 April 17, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1777 November 17-1779 March 2, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Sumner, Increase et al. Boston, Massachusetts
1777, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Legal communications with Massachusetts state government, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Minutes of examinations of suspects, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1777-1783, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1778 April 8, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Various plans and draughts of cities, towns, harbours &c.
1779 March 8-1781 March 6, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1781 March 12-1784 March 2, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1783 May 29, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1783 May 21, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1783 May 14, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Taglioni and Elssler's dances. La gitana, La mazurka, La cracovienne, La cachucha. Thayer's lithograph, Boston.
View of Boston and the south Boston Bridge.
[Letter from abolitionist soliciting for Cradle of Liberty distributors. Top says "Boston, March 25, 1839, Dear Friends..." signed Maria Chapman.]
[Letter from abolitionist soliciting for Cradle of Liberty distributors. Top says "Boston, March 25, 1839, Dear Friends..." signed Maria Chapman.]
Pas styrien as danced by Mlle. Fanny Elssler & Mons. Sylvain. [Lithograph] Bufford. Thayer's Lith. Boston.
[The new smolenska] as danced by Madlle. Fanny Elssler. B. W. Thayer's Lithography, Boston.
cracovienne and La gitana, as danced by Fanny Elssler. [Lithograph by] Thayer, successor to Moore, Boston.
Elssler quadrilles, selected from her favorite dances. and arranged for the piano forte, by Ferdinand C. Unger. Designed by S. C. Jollie, Thayer's Lithography, Boston.
new Polski mazurka, danced at the Park Theatre, New York, by Madlle. Fanny Elssler & Madlle Des Jardaines, with rapturous applause. Thayer & Co's Lithogy. Boston.
The g'hals of Boston; or, Pen and pencil sketches of celebrated courtezans. By one of 'em
DAILY MENU [held by] AMERICAN HOUSE[at] "BOSTON, MA" ([HOTEL])
DAILY MENU [held by] REVERE HOUSE [at] "BOSTON, MA" ([HOTEL?])
DAILY MENU [held by] AMERICAN HOUSE [at] "BOSTON, MA" (HOTEL)
DAILY MENU [held by] PARKER HOUSE [at] "BOSTON, MA" (HOTEL)
DAILY DINNER MENU [held by] PARKER HOUSE [at] "BOSTON, MA" (HOTEL)
DAILY MENU [held by] REVERE HOUSE [at] "BOSTON, MA" (HOTEL)
DINNER AT FANEUIL HALL [held by] CITY COUNCIL [at] "BOSTON, MA" (HALL.)
Occupation of Baltimore by General Butler. Union troops passing down Lee Street, May 12, 1861. Portion of Boston artillery flanked by Infantry of the 6th Mass. regiment to Federal Hill
The Boston battery at General Butler's camps, Relay House. Commanding the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad by Patapsco River
DAILY DINNER MENU [held by] REVERE HOUSE [at] "BOSTON, MA" (HOTEL)
SUPPER [held by] FRANKLIN CLUB [at] "PARKER HOUSE, BOSTON,MA" (HOT.)
Marietta Ravel galop: as danced by Mademoiselle Ravel in The black crook at the Continental Theatre, Boston. Composed by A. Jannotta
Harte, Bret. [Review of] Society and Solitude by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Boston, Fields, Osgood & Co. Holograph MS, unsigned, undated.
[Address delivered at the dedication of the Art Museum, Boston]. Holograph leaf. Unsigned, undated.
The Boston cats
Loie Fuller Dance Programme Boston Theater. (p. 13?)
"Wizard" of Boston, Wm. Willcomb, Commander page 73
Plate 5521-A. Silentis with Boston vent. Plate 5461-A. Prompto with No. 6 cabinet. Plate 5433-A. Beekman with No. 6 cabinet
Minute book Volume 12, Boston Committee of Correspondence
Bernard, Francis. [Boston?]. To Joseph Jackson
1772-1775, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Chatham, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Littleton, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1772-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Charlestown, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Dedham, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Ipswich, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Cape Elizabeth, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Gardnerston, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Kittery, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Lancaster, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Gorham, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Berwick, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Kingston, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
Lunenburg, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
1773-1774, Boston Committee of Correspondence Records
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