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Dexter Marsh's Estate Inventory

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This probate inventory lists room by room the belongings of Dexter Marsh at the time of his death. James Deane may have inventoried Marsh's books, as they were friends, and the abbreviated book titles indicate someone familiar with the specialized literature. Deane and Edward Hitchcock both inventoried Marsh's fossils, but those are not listed here. They and other items from Marsh's "cabinet" are listed on the poster used to advertise the auction, held in September of 1853.

Date:
1853
Courtesy of:
Franklin County Probate Court, Greenfield, Massachusetts