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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Date 1775
Abstract Three maps of historic Boston, Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775, attributed to Edwin B. Worthen, Sr.

1. Map of Boston, Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775 showing Paul Revere's route, William Dawes's route, British Troops advance and retreat . 21.5 x 19

2. Map of Lexington Village, April 19, 1775 showing buildings still standing, burned by British soldiers. Nearly every building shown, and many others, were looted by the retreating British. 16.5 x 22.5

3. Map of Concord Village, April 19, 1775. 14.5 x 12

(Note: Attributed to Edwin B. Worthen, Sr., according to handwritten note on back of maps:

"A very brief word about these three maps of Lexington 1775, done in India ink on detail paper.

Although they say Lexington Historical Society at the bottom, these maps were never in the possession of the Society; the Society's name is on them because of my father's own modesty and because of his very close association (in the minds of everyone) with the Society.

The material and original maps were drawn by my father, Edwin B. Worthen, a great many years ago (in the 1930s?). These ink drawings of them were done, I believe, by the ever-cooperative Town Engineer's office - either voluntarily or at my father's expense.

The point I am making here is that there may be some who, on noting the Historical Society name, will assume that these 3 maps were removed from the archives of the Society! Such is not the case.

-- Edwin B. Worthen, Jr. ")
Object ID Worthen.1010
Object Name Map
People Worthen, Edwin B.
Search Terms American Revolution
Lexington MA
Concord MA
Boston MA
Battle of Lexington
Battle of Concord
Paul Revere's Ride
Subjects Maps
Title Boston, Lexington and Concord MA, April 19, 1775, attributed to Edwin B. Worthen
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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