Founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630, Boston is the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, New England, north-eastern United States. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, including the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Today, Boston is a major national intellectual, technological, and political center.


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Timeline of Events Associated with Boston

Date Event Manage

30 Oct 1852

Arthur Hugh Clough travels to US

Arthur Hugh CloughOn the invitation of Ralph Emerson, Arthur Hugh Clough set sail for Boston on 30 October 1852, aboard the royal mail ship Canada, to seek employment in New England. Thackeray and James Russell Lowell were among his traveling companions. He arrived in Boston on 12 November 1852 and remained in the Boston/Cambridge area for seven months, where he published several articles in American magazines and formed new friendships with American writers, including Charles Eliot Norton and Longfellow. He remained in correspondence with these influential American friends up until his death and his poem Amours de Voyage was published for the first time in the Atlantic Monthly. Image: Engraving of Arthur Hugh Clough. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.


Susan Donovan, “How the Post Office and Postal Products Shaped Mid-Nineteenth-Century Letter-Writing”