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A snobbish Bostonian approached Whistler at a party one evening and asked, “Where were you born, Mr.Whistler?” “Lowell, Massachusetts,” replied the painter. “Whatever possessed you to be born in a place like that?” exclaimed the lady. “I wanted to be near my mother.”

Born in Massachusetts in 1834, James McNeill Whistler's painting of his mother, Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1, more popularly known as Whistler's Mother, has been described as an American icon representing close family ties and values.

In order to have a clear view of where we're going, it's important to remember where we've been. For anyone interested in learning more about where their people came from – or where they ultimately called home- our local histories will prove to be invaluable.

THE HIGGINSON BOOK COMPANY has been publishing reprints of rare and out-of-print genealogies, local histories, Civil War regimentals and maps for over 40 years. Satisfaction is guaranteed, or your money is refunded.

We have moved to new headquarters and you can help us celebrate by CREATING YOUR OWN SALE!

All orders up to $50 get a 10% discount if you apply coupon apma10 at checkout.

Orders totaling up to $100 get a 20% discount if you apply coupon apma20 at checkout.

And if your order totals more than $100, you can get a 25% discount by applying coupon apma25 at checkout.

Sale ends May 31, 2014 and cannot be combined with any other offer.

If the books are in stock, they will go out within 3 days. However, most of our titles are printed to order.

Softcovers are shipped in 7 to 10 days and hardcovers, in 21 to 24 days. Please add on shipping time, which for Media Mail can be up to 10 days, depending upon your location.

For quantity discounts, email June at robert.murphy1945@yahoo.com.

Keep your valuable memories alive for future generations by jotting them down. We invite you to publish your family memoirs with our company. For details

EMAIL Sara at higginsonbookanswers@hotmail.com

What's NEW at Higginson's?

You may now download our catalogs in PDF form on Facebook! Search for the Higginson Book Company and click onto the About button for the link.

Don't see the genealogy or local history you're looking for? Email us with title, author and date of publication. We will have our Acquisitions Dept. do a search. Contact us at r.a.murphy@verizon.net

Higginson Book Company, LLC./ P.O.BOX 778/ Salem, MA 01970
Store Hours: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Phone: 978-745-7170 | Fax: 978-745-8025 | email: robert.murphy1945@yahoo.com