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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1003A Previous Report (1002A)  |  Next Report (1003B)
INDEX NAME:  Index to Obituary Notices in the Boston Transcript, 1875-1899 (2 v.) and 1900-1930 (3 v.)
  • BOSTON ADVERTISER Boston MA 1875-1884
  • BOSTON TRANSCRIPT Boston MA 1875-1930
COMPILER:  Indexing started by the American Antiquarian Society in 1926 and completed with WPA assistance in 1937.
185 Salisbury St.
Worcester MA 01609
AVAILABILITY:  The entire index from 1875-1930 is available in xerographic reproduction from University Microfilms (300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48106). Write for prices. The complete index, including some of the original volumes, is available at the American Antiquarian Society for adult researchers. The Society has copies of the newspapers only through 1899.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  This is an index of obituary notices from the Boston Transcript with comparitively few from the Boston Advertiser. The Boston Transcript's obituaries were national in scope since they often were copies or abstracts of obituaries from other newspapers throughout the country. For the years which it covers, this index constitutes an index of national biography. All persons were included who resided in North, Central and South America, and in U.S. island possessions. Also included were foreigners who died in the U.S. or had a specific connection with the U.S.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index is arranged alphabetically by personal name. Each entry includes the personal name, death date (if known), a code for the newspaper and the month, day, and year.
SIZE OF INDEX:  There are five volumes. The first two cover from 1875-1899. The last three cover 1900-1930. The volumes were not page numbered. The entry count is not known.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
SAMPLE ILLUSTRATION:  A sample page from the 1875-1899 collection.
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