Broad View Books
Norfolk County History, Town Histories, Church Histories, Vital Records and Genealogies
Dover Foxboro Franklin Holbrook
Needham Stoughton Wellesley Weymouth Wrentham Massachusetts
History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable County (2 Volume set)
Elroy S. Thompson
New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1928
Table of Contents:
1204 pp. hardbound 2 volumes>P,N,C&I
Cohasset, Massachusetts Genealogies and Town History
George Lyman Davenport and Elizabeth Osgood Davenport
1909. First Edition. Cohasset Committee on Town History
(from the introduction) “In 1896, when Rev. E. Victor Bigelow, a member of
the committee on Town History, volunteered to write a history of the Town of
Cohasset, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Davenport were engaged by the committee to
write a Genealogy of Cohasset Families.
The narrative history was completed and published in 1898, but the genealogy
requiring infinitely more research, it was not possible to publish it with
the earlier volume, and it was not until October, 1908, that the book was
ready for the press.
In the ten years that have elapsed since the publication of the history,
there have been some changes in the town, and the committee on Town History
have taken advantage of the opportunity to bring the History up to date. In
the narrative history subjects were omitted which might properly have been
included; we have therefore added a number of chapters containing matter
which it is believed is of sufficient importance to be preserved.”
Table of Contents:
COHASSET GENEALOGIES By George Lyman Davenport and Elizabeth Osgood
LIST OF TOWN OFFICERS Compiled by Newcomb B. Tower, with biographical
sketches by Edmund Pomeroy Collier.
GLEANINGS FROM THE TOWN RECORDS By Newcomb B. Tower.
MUSICAL ASSOCIATIONS OF COHASSET
The Tremont Serenade Band — The Atlantic Musical Association — The Cohasset
Choral Union — The Cohasset Musical Association By Burgess C. Tower
Cohasset's Deep Sea Captains. By Edmund Pomeroy Collier
Wrecks, Wrecking And Life Saving In Cohasset By Oliver H. Howe
The Great Gale of November 27, 1898, In Cohasset By Oliver H. Howe
A Short History of St. Stephen's Church By Rev. Howard Key Bartow
The Pope Memorial Church by Rev. Cecil Harper
The Paul Pratt Memorial Library by Rev. William R. Cole, with a Description
of the Building by the Architect, Edward Nichols
Early Records of The Cohasset Library
Historic Memorials By Oliver H. Howe
Recent Development Of Cohasset By Oliver H. Howe
631 pages, 6x9 hardbound, good condition covers faded, corners bumped.
Records of Cohasset, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1850 $45.00
W Baldwin compiler
Boston: New England Historical Genealogical Society, 1916
April 26, 1770, part of Hingham established as the district of Cohasset.
August 23, 1775, the district made a town by general act. June 14, 1823,
part of Scituate annexed.
March 20, 1840, bounds between Scituate and Cohasset established and part of
each town annexed to the other town.
April 30, 1897, bounds between Cohasset, Hingham and Scituate established.
Number of births printed 4,003
Number of marriages printed . 792 X 2= 1,584 names
Number of deaths printed 1,534
237 pages, 6x9 hardbound, good condition, crease on front cover, corners
bumped. Some light scratches.
Abstract of Births, Dedham, Massachusetts. 1844-1890 $50.00
Edited by Don Gleason Hill
Dedham, Mass: 1894
Alphabetical Abstract of the Record of Births, in the Town of Dedham,
206 pages, Good condition, some stains on front cover and fading.
Abstract of Marriages, Dedham, Massachusetts. 1844-1890 $50.00
Edited by Don Gleason Hill
Dedham, Mass: 1896
Alphabetical Abstract of the Record of Marriages, in the Town of
Dedham, Massachusetts. 1844-1890. Arranged under the names of the groom,
with an index of the names of brides.
165 pages, good condition, corner wear, small tear on cloth on top part of
spine. Original shipping stickers to original owner in back of book.
Abstract of Deaths, Dedham, Massachusetts. 1844-1890 $50.00
Edited by Don Gleason Hill
Dedham, Mass: 1895
Alphabetical Abstract of the Record of Deaths, in the Town of Dedham,
217 pages, good condition, small hole in cloth on cover, rubbing.
Dover, Massachusetts $10.00
(in print at $18.99)
Paul H. Tedesco
NH: Arcadia Publishing, 2000
(from the back cover) Originally part of the Dedham Grant 1635,
Dover, Massachusetts became Dedham's fourth precinct in 1729 and the
Springfield parish of Dedham in 1748. When the Commonwealth Inc. it 1836,
Dover's economy was based on farming and grazing. Several companies,
including the E.F. Hodgkins Company and the Harvard apparatus company,
successfully manufactured portable houses and medical instruments and
Dover. However, they eventually left, is Dover remained agriculturally
By 1896, Dover had become a suburban community. From 1900 to 1914,
wealthy Bostonians-many of them members of the Norfolk club-built at least
18 spacious country estates in Dover, far from the noise and hubbub of the
city. Population grew slowly after World War I, but in 1945, the town
increased in numbers, as veterans returned from World War II and others
saw the convenience of commuting to work in Boston while living in a
pastoral environment. Once the home of Senator Leverett Saltonstall,
Governor Francis Sargent, and benefactress Amelia Peabody, Dover today is
an elegant country town, a mixture of estates, open fields, forests, and
Arthur, educator, and local historian Dr. Paul H. Tedesco,
professor emeritus at Northeastern University, is currently President of
the Dover Historical Society. He is in President of the New England
History Teachers Association and the Bay State Historical League. He is
written, lectured and taught New England and local history for over 40
years. An innovative historian, he looks at Dover's 20th-century history
through the beautiful original photographs of the Dover historical Society
and the local citizenry.
128 pages, 6x9 softbound, good condition, corners bumped.
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History and Directory of Foxboro, Mass. for 1890
1890 A. E. Foss & Company, Needham. Reprint 1989, Foxboro Historical Commission.
Containing a Complete Resident, Street and Business Directory, Town Officers, Schools,
Societies, Churches, Post offices, Etc., Etc. and History Of The Town From
The First Settlement to the Present Time, By R. W. Carpenter.
88 pages, 6x9 hardcover, good condition.
This Was Foxborough, Mass $52.50
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Lane
Foxborough, Mass: Rea-Craft Press, 1966
Table of contents: Introduction, Boundary Lines, The First Settler, Roads
and Landholdings, Town Beginnings, The First Church and Incorporation of
the Town, and Town Meeting, "Of the First Settlers of Foxborough as a
Town" Revolutionary Days, Early Years of the Town Church, The First
Departure from the "Meeting House" Founding of the Universalist Society,
The "New" Norfolk-Bristol Turnpike (Route 1 Today) "Robbins' Corner",
Aspects of Daily Life Early Industries, "In School Days" (1800-1865), The
First Straw Hat Industry, A Civic-Minded Community, War Clouds, The Civil
War Period, An Incident Relating to the Civil War, Post-Bellum Days The
Centennial, Happy Village Years, Telegraph, Telephone and Town Water
Supply, A Self-Contained Society, The Foxborough Historical Society Our
Country Stores, II Our Country Stores, The "Electrics" and Thanksgiving
The Town Water Supply, In — and Out, Early 1890's — A Church, a Memorial
and an Extensive Hospital Century's End, Fire! Fire! Fire!, Transition,
The Foxboro Company, Post World War I, The Sesquicentennial Celebration
The Lean Years, World War II (Part I), World War II (Part II) — The War
Bond Drive, and The Foxboro Company, World War II (Part III, 1943-45) —
227 page 7x10 hardbound, good condition, light scratches on covers,
outside edges of pages have light spotting.
Valuation Tax of the Town of Franklin, Massachusetts $45.00
The early valuations also include some personal property such as cows, horses, machinery,
etc. Some years include the poll tax and some years list non resident property owners.
Valuation of Estates and Taxes on Polls and Estates in the town of Franklin, Mass for the
Valuation and Tax of the Town of Franklin, Mass for the Year 1868
Assessors' Report of the Valuation and Tax of the Town of Franklin, Mass for the Year 1879
Assessors' Report of the Valuation and Tax of the Town of Franklin, Mass for the Year 1889
Assessors' Report of the Valuation and Tax of the Town of Franklin, Mass for the Year 1896
Assessors' Report of the Valuation and Tax of the Town of Franklin, Mass for the Year 1900
Assessors' Report of the Valuation and Tax of the Town of Franklin, Mass for the Year 1906
Assessors' Report of the Valuation and Tax of the Town of Franklin, Mass for the Year 1911
Poll Tax List 1911
400 -600 pages, hardbound, covers have faded in numerous spots, wear bottom of spine,
corners bumped, spine tight and all pages firmly in place.
Inventory of Town & City Archives in Mass. Holbrook, Norfolk Co.
Boston, Mass: The Historical Records Survey, WPA, 1940
See the extensive table of contents
170 pages, 9x12 softbound, cover is worn, water stains on covers and some page margins,
working copy, all pages intact.
Images of America:
Stoughton, Massachusetts $15.99 (reg. $19.99)
David Allen Lambert
Arcadia Publishing, 2001
Originally, Stoughton was a part of old
Dorchester and the land set aside for the Punkapoag Indians. First,
settled by Colonial families from Dorchester, Braintree, and
Dedham, the town has had many
generations of descendants who
have helped build this thriving community. Stoughton
grew with the arrival of various
industries, from home shoe shops
on family farms and water-powered mills to emerging smokestacks of mammoth
shoe and hoot factories. At the
close of the nineteenth century, both the old Yankee families,
and recent European immigrants in search
of new opportunity called the
town of Stoughton home.
In Stoughton, many rare photographs from the arches of the
Stoughton Historical Society have been carefully selected to illustrate
this hook. Within these pages, yon will see Stoughton's own namesake, Lt.
Gov. William Stoughton, who was the presiding chief justice over most of
the Salem witchcraft trials; images from the Great Fire of 1880, which
nearly destroyed Stoughton Center; the famous, clock-towered granite train
station, on Wyman Street; the Stoughton Volunteer Firemen's Association's
famous hand tub; the majestic Stoughton Town Hall; George F. Belcher's
Shoe Last Factory; and the house of Stoughton's own victim of the RMS
Titanic disaster in 1912.
A lifelong resident and town historian, author David Allen Lambert has
been involved with the Stoughton Historical Society since 1980. He has
served as vice president and assistant curator-historian, and is currently
the society's genealogist. He also lectures in the United States and
Canada on the topics related to genealogy and history.
128 pages, softbound
Epitaphs from Graveyards in Wellesley (Formerly West Needham), North Natick, and
Saint Mary's Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, with Genealogical and
Biographical Notes $29.95 (out of print)
George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B.
Heritage, (1900) reprint,
236 pages, original name plus subject index, softbound, new.
Wrentham, MA (Images of America) $9.50
Charles G. Woodham, Earl T. Stewart
Arcadia Publishing 1999
Table of contents:
Our Two Large Lakes
The West End of Town
How We Earned Our Keep
Some Occasional Images
Schools and Students
The Human Side
128 pages, 6x9 softbound, good condition, remnants of sticker on front