In writing this book, a tremendous amount of material
was left on the cutting room floor, some of it quite interesting.
This seems the appropriate place to deposit this information
as it will serve to help link Lowell to the world in which
he lived and all the other fabulous internet sites that interrelate.
Broadly speaking, this information falls into one of three
categories. Mostly intimately, there is the genealogical
information related to the Lowell families as well
as the families into which the Lowells married. This information
will serve as a genealogical basis for the larger task of
establishing the social networks that interweave nineteenth
century Boston (as these were based on blood relationship
by and large). And finally there is considerable information
pertaining to the Second Massachusetts Cavalry
and its service in the Civil War.
All these subjects are rife with detail invaluable to aficionados
but cumbersome to the generalists. For this reason much intricacy
was eliminated in the book but may here be indulged to the
full. It is also my hope that these pages will join others
to create a richer picture of the world that surrounded Charles
Russell Lowell and the other people mentioned in his biography
and to form links with other websites devoted to either Boston
social and intellectual history in the nineteenth century,
and/or Civil War history.