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Index -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
(to the Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Edition (1821-1921))

Following is a list of all students, indexed so far, that have Cambridge, Massachusetts, in their biography. Click on a student's name to read his biography.

 

Cambridge was established in 1631, and was called Newtowne.  After a boundary adjustment with Roxbury in 1635, Newtowne was renamed Cambridge in 1638.  It is in Middlesex County.

It is the "parent" of four towns:  Newton (1691); Lexington (1712); Brighton (1807); and West Cambridge (1807).  Cambridge gave land to Waltham in 1755; Brighton in 1815; and Belmont in 1862.  It received land from Charlestown in 1761, 1802, 1818, and 1820; Watertown in 1855, 1885 and 1898; West Cambridge in 1862; and Belmont in 1880.  It traded land with Boston in 1641; Somerville in 1856; Belmont in 1891; and Arlington in 1911.

Cambridge is bordered on the northeast by Somerville; on the northwest by Arlington; on the west by Belmont; on the southwest by Watertown; and on the south by Boston.

It is the home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

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