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Shattuck (Lemuel) Papers
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Primarily the correspondence of Lemuel Shattuck, dating from 1825 to 1850.
Lemuel Shattuck (1793-1859), was an American author, statistician and public health reformer. He settled in Concord, Massachusetts in 1822. In 1826, Shattuck took over the editorial department of the Yeoman's Gazette, and in 1829 became the recording secretary of the Middlesex County Lyceum. In 1834, he moved to Cambridge and a year later to Boston, where he became a bookseller, publisher, public health writer and statistician. In 1837, Shattuck was elected to the Boston City Council. He was a founder of the American Statistical Association (1839) and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He was the author of A History of the Town of Concord (1835), Census of Boston for the Year 1845 (1846), and other works on statistics, public health, and local history.
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