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The story of the Irish in Boston together with biographical sketches of representative men and noted women. by James Bernard Cullen

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Published by J. B. Cullen & co. in Boston .
Written in English



  • Boston (Mass.),
  • Massachusetts,
  • Boston.


  • Irish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston,
  • Catholics -- Massachusetts -- Boston,
  • Boston (Mass.) -- Biography

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited and compiled by James Bernard Cullen.
ContributionsTaylor, William, jr.
LC ClassificationsF73.9.I7 C9
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 443 p.
Number of Pages443
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6905778M
LC Control Number01012351

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