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Manuscript map of the Ten Hills (Medford, Mass.), October 1637

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Manuscript map of the Ten Hills (Medford, Mass.), October 1637 Pen and ink

The first governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop, owned property along the Mystic River. He called his estate Ten Hills. This manuscript map from the Winthrop family papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society was drawn in 1637 and depicts the town of Medford, the Mystic River, and various landmarks. The Winthrop farm is represented by buildings just to the left of the middle of the image.