The Town of Roxbury: Its Memorable Persons and Places, Its History and Antiquities, With Numerous Illustrations of its Old Landmarks and Noted Personages - Francis S. Drake. This book covers more than two hundred years of the history of Roxbury, Massachusetts. Beginning with a general history of the settlement of New England, the text promptly dives into Roxbury itself, expounding everything from its topography to its colonists to its involvement in historic conflicts and decisions. Much space is dedicated to exploring the lives of Roxbury's citizens: their occupations, social and domestic pursuits, religious beliefs, politics and education. Many passages relate biographical details and personal anecdotes about town residents.
1878, reprint, pages, 508 pp.