It was recently brought to my attention by a woman who studies my family that she was unaware that Col.
Robert Gould Shaw was in posession of land, particularly in the Newton area. This is true, and the land in question that was parceled to Mount Ida and others was the former property of Robert Gould Shaw II, my great grandfather.
Robert Gould Shaw II was a cousin of Col. Robert Gould Shaw as featured in the film "Glory." Robert Gould Shaw II was the son of Quincy Adams Shaw, long time executor of the Calumet and Hecla mining company and patron of a great many endeavors in the Boston area and beyond. Quincy's brother Francis was the father of Col. Robert Gould Shaw.
I wanted to bring this to your attention, as the website and perhaps other documents mention the land as having been Col. Shaw's. Col. Shaw was a remarkable and important individual in a great many ways to the people of this county, and he very closely related to the land in question, but the land actually was owned by his cousin.
Colin Gould Shaw