New Hampshire Homes: Photographic Views of City, Village, Summer, and Farm Homes of New Hampshire Men and Residents of the Granite State, with Descriptive Sketches of the Same

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J. A. Wood, 1894 - Architecture, Domestic - 208 pages
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Page 85 - ... stairway over which in the olden time have passed the light feet of many a graceful dame of the old re'gime. Three of them could walk abreast up its low inclination with the hooped petticoats of the period and not be crowded. There are some interesting pictures on the walls — not by Copley this time. At the head of the stairs on the broad space each side of the hall windows are the pictures of two Indians, life size. There they tower in their furs and plumed coronets, as if guarding the stairway....
Page 108 - Brook.) IX. The Burnham Garrison. Descending Oyster river on the south side, about a mile below Durham falls as the road winds, but half that distance in a direct line, stood the Burnham garrison, the exact site of which has been disputed. It was built by Robert Burnham, who came to this country in the Angel Gabriel, which sailed from Bristol, Eng., June 4, 1635, and was wrecked at Pemaquid, now Bristol, Me., August 15 following. He was taxed at Oyster River (of course for land) in 1657, if not before....
Page 155 - In later life, he was one of the prime movers in the building of the University Methodist Church.
Page 71 - ... resided here. He soon won success in his profession, but, espousing the principles of the Republican party, and becoming deeply interested in public affairs, he entered actively into political life. He served in the New Hampshire house of representatives in 1872 and 1873, and again in 1891, was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1876, and of the state senate in 1878-79-80, being president the last two years. He was surgeon-general, with the rank of brigadier-general on the staff of...

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