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Manuscripts

Letters

Letter from Andrew Oliver, Jr. to Benjamin Lynde, 6-7 March 1770
Letter from William Molineux to Robert Treat Paine, 9 March 1770
Letter from Gregory Townsend to Jonathan Townsend, 15 March 1770
Letter from James Bowdoin, Samuel Pemberton and Joseph Warren to Dennys de Berdt, ...
Letter from Thomas Gage to Thomas Hutchinson, 30 April 1770
Letter from Thomas Hutchinson to James Murray, 20 June 1770
Letter (copy) from a Committee of Boston selectmen to Benjamin Franklin, 13 ...
Letter from Samuel Fayerweather to Robert Treat Paine, 8 December 1770
Letter from Samuel Quincy to Robert Treat Paine, 16 December 1770
Letter from Sampson Blowers to Robert Treat Paine, 30 December 1770
Letter from Peter Oliver to Robert Treat Paine, 3 January 1771
Letter (draft) from Robert Treat Paine to Sampson Blowers, 7 January 1771
Letter from Thomas Hutchinson to Jonathan Sayward, 5 March 1771

Diaries

Samuel P. Savage diary, 1 unnumbered page, 24-28 February 1770, and summary ...
Samuel P. Savage diary, 2 unnumbered pages, 1-10 March 1770 and published almanac ...
John Rowe diary 7, 5-6 March 1770, pages 1073, 1076-1077
David Hall diary 2, 11-25 March 1770
John Rowe diary 8, 1770-1771, pages 1187-1191
John Rowe diary 8, 1770-1771, page 1210
Samuel P. Savage diary, 1 unnumbered page, 30-31 December 1770 and notes about ...

Legal matters

Deposition of Joseph Belknap regarding 5 March 1770, manuscript copy by Jeremy ...
Notes on the Boston Massacre trials, by John Adams, 1770, "Captn. Prestons Case" ...
Minutes of Robert Treat Paine's argument, by unidentified note taker, 29 October ...
Notes on the Boston Massacre trial relating to the trial of the eight soldiers, ...
Notes on the Boston Massacre trial relating to the trial of the eight soldiers, ...
Notes on the trial of the British soldiers, circa November 1770, by Peter Oliver ...
Notes at the trial of British soldiers, circa November 1770, by Samuel Quincy ...
Notes on the Boston Massacre trials, by John Adams, 1770, "seemed to come from ...
Notes on the Boston Massacre trials, by John Adams, 1770, "Prisoners Witnesses. ...
Memorandum from Samuel Adams to Robert Treat Paine, [29 November 1770]

An Oration

An Oration delivered March 15th 1775 from the Coffee House by Doctor Thomas ...

Broadsides

A Verse Occasioned by the late horrid Massacre in King-Street
Broadside
A Poem, in Memory of the (never to be forgotten) Fifth of March, 1770
Broadside
On the Trial of the Inhuman Murderers, Of the 5th of March, 1770
Broadside
The Fruits of Arbitrary Power: or The Bloody Massacre
Broadside with engraving by unidentified artist based on Henry Pelham
A Monumental Inscription on the Fifth of March
Broadside with woodcut by Paul Revere

Prints & Paintings

The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street, Boston on March 5th 1770 by ...
Engraving by Paul Revere
The Boston Massacre, perpetrated on March the 5th, 1770
Woodcut by Paul Revere
The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a ...
Engraving by Jonathan Mulliken
The Massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th, 1770
Engraving by unidentified artist based on Henry Pelham
State Street, 1801
Oil on canvas by James Brown Marston
Boston Massacre, 1770
Woodcut by Alonzo Hartwell, based on Paul Revere
Boston Massacre, March 5th 1770
Lithograph by J.H. Bufford’s Lith., after W. Champney

Pamphlets

A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston...
A Fair Account of the Late Unhappy Disturbance at Boston in New England
Additional Observations to a Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre
Pamphlet
Proceedings of His Majesty's Council of the Province on Massachusetts-Bay, Relative ...
Massachusetts. Council
The Trial of William Wemms, James Hartegan, William M'Cauley... An Oration Delivered April 2d, 1771 by James Lovel The Poem Which the Committee of the Town of Boston Had Voted Unanimously To ...
An Oration Delivered March 5th, 1772 by Joseph Warren

An Oration Delivered March 5th, 1773 by Benjamin Church An Oration Delivered March 5th, 1774 by John Hancock An Oration Delivered March 6th, 1775 by Joseph Warren

Newspapers

"Boston, March 12. The Town of Boston affords a recent and melancholy Demonstration ..."
The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal 12 March 1770, Page 1 with Revere woodcut

The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal 12 March 1770, Page 3 The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal 12 March 1770, Page 3 "In our last we mentioned that at the Superior Court held here, on Wednesday ..."
Article by Samuel Adams in The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal 10 December 1770

Anonymous article on Wemms trial, The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal 17 December 1770

Artifacts

Boston Massacre bullets
Lead, circa 1770


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