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Full Title: Atlas of Boston neighborhoods based on the Direct Tax Census of 1798; Date Depicted on Image: 1798 Created c1930-1940; Description: This atlas by Samuel Clough (1873-1949) consists of 60 manuscript maps depicting fifty-five blocks of Boston showing street layouts and property ownership in 1798. Clough obtained this information from the Direct Tax Census of 1798. The front leaf of the atlas is a drawing of the Shawmut peninsula with color-coded blocks that correspond to the maps within the atlas. Clough's work on the atlas is part of an unfinished topographical history of Boston. Clough was a draftsman for Boston Edison Company and worked for the Boston Navy Yard in Charlestown. It is unclear whether this atlas was created before, after, or concurrently with a series of oversize 1798 plates, but Clough used similar features such as the block property number system.; MHS Digital Series: 5052
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