Massachusetts Massachusetts Genealogical Research $9.95 By George K. Schweitzer, Ph.D., Sc.D. 1990 This is a comprehensive work that covers many sources. Chapter 1 starts with a brief history of the state and features county maps with a listing of the towns. At the end of the chapter is a recommended bibliography. Chapter 2 describes the types of major records available. Record types include: bible, biography, birth, cemetery, census, church, city directory, county history, colonial, Daughters of the American Revolution, death, divorce, ethnic, gazetteers, maps, atlases, genealogical compilations, periodicals & societies, historical societies, land (deed, grant, tax), manuscripts, marriage, military (Revolution, 1812, Mexican, Civil War, Spanish), mortuary, naturalization, newspaper, published genealogies, regional, tax, will & probate and the WPA. Chapter 3 covers record locations: The New England Historic Genealogical Society, The Massachusetts State Archives, The Massachusetts State Library, The Boston Public Library, other Massachusetts repositories, Family History Library & branches, The National Archives and its branches, Large genealogical libraries and local libraries and repositories. Chapter 4 covers research procedures and detailed listings of records for each of the counties or towns. Each county has a list of its towns and the records available. The last section is on extinct names, towns and districts. 170 pages, 6x9 new softbound.
A Geographic Dictionary of Massachusetts $12.00 Henry Gannett Baltimore: GPC, 1978 reprint of 1894 edition printed by the Government Printing Office. The Geographic Dictionary of Massachusetts, which constitutes this bulletin, is designed to aid in finding any geographic feature upon the atlas sheets of that State which are published by the U. S. Geological survey. It contains all the names given upon the sheets, and is limited to them. Under each name is a brief statement showing the feature it designates and its location, and opposite to it the name of the atlas sheet, or sheets, upon which it is to be found. 126 pages, very good condition. Massachusetts Beautiful $13.00 Wallace Nutting Bonanza Books 1973, reprint of 1923 edition Here is a volume with photographs as eloquent as its prose. In over 300 reproductions the numerous picturesque cottages and haunts of Massachusetts-many never shown in any book--are presented. The interior as well as the exterior of stately houses and old rural homes is feelingly depicted by the author who has a confessed great love for the landscape and history of the state. Two main ideas have been kept in mind in the preparation of this book. The first is that of avoiding clichés about the subject Mr. Nutting has succeeded in stating and showing in a fresh way the essence of the state's distinctive architecture and natural environment. The second is to place before the public scenes with which they are not generally familiar but which merit attention. Originally compiled in 1923 the book has a special value in capturing permanently that which may no longer exist or that which has changed. Photographs of women in long dresses working on their farms or chatting in their living rooms have an intimate and nostalgic quality. Each picture whether of a sea-port, forest or country lane has received a fitting caption. Natives of the state will delight in recognizing some quaint feature of their own home town. For those who have vacationed there, this book will expand and preserve their experiences. And finally, for readers who have yet to visit Massachusetts this book may help to explain the subtle charm and indescribable mystique of New England now and as in days gone by. 301 pages, 6x9 hardbound, dust jacket, very good condition. gift inscription inside front cover. Genealogical Notes, or, Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts. $119.95 Nathaniel Goodwin. Hartford, Conn.; F.A. Brown; 1856. Memoir Of Nathaniel Goodwin. Genealogy Of The Goodwin Family. Adam Blakeman, Of Stratford, Conn. Leonard Chester, Of Wethersfield, Conn. Daniel Clark, Of Windsor, Conn. John Dwight, Of Dedham, Mass. William Edwards, Of Hartford, Conn. William Goodrich, Of Wethersfield, Conn. John Goodrich, Of Wethersfield, Conn. William Gurley, Of Northampton, Mass. John Hollister, Of Wethersfield, Conn. John Hopkins, Of Hartford, Conn. Joiin Ingersoll, Of Hartford, Conn., And Of Northampton, Mass. Lewis Jones, Of Watertown, Mass. William Judson, Of Concord, Mass. And Of Stratford And New Haven, Conn. John Kent, Of Suffield, Conn, Richard Mather, Of Dorchester, Mass. Michael Metcalf, Of Dedham, Mass. Joseph Mygatt, Of Hartford, Conn. John Nott, Of Wethersfield, Conn. John Porter, Of Windsor, Conn. Robert Sedgwick, Of Charlestown, Mass. Rev. Henry Smith, Of Wethersfield, Conn. Jared Spencer, Of Cambridge And Lynn, Mass., And Of Haddam Conn. Thomas Spencer, Of Hartford, Conn. 362 pages. Hardbound. Ornately embossed brown cloth binding. Pages foxed. Chip at top of spine. Shelf wear. Binding is tight. Fair Condition. <G MA CT>
Strange Superstitions $2.50 Robert Ellis Cahill Salem: Old Saltbox Publishing House, 1990 Table of Contents: Raising the Devil Wisdom of the Witches That Old Black and White Magic 48 pages, 6x9 softbound, very good condition. Building the Mass Pike(Images of America) $9.00 Yanni K. Tsipis Arcadia Publishing, 2002 (from the back cover) By 1950, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its capital city had fallen on hard times. With the region's railroads in decline and the roads in appalling disrepair, the difficulty of moving people and goods around the state and into its largest port was taking a heavy toll on the economy. The solution came in 1952 from one man and the road he devoted the last decade of his life to building. The man was William Callahan, and the road was the Massachusetts Turnpike. Building the Mass Pike tells the story of the road's planning, construction, and impact on the communities through which it passed. The book includes previously unpublished images from the Turnpike Authority archives and provides a vivid document of the largest public works project in the state's history and the firestorm of controversy that surrounded it. Written by an engineer-historian, Building the Mass Pike will appeal not only to those fascinated by the history of the Commonwealth and its capital but also to those with an interest in construction, urban history, and the politics of old Boston. Author Bio: Yanni K. Tsipis holds degrees in civil engineering and urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A Boston native, he is the author of Arcadia Publishing's Boston's Central Artery, the bestselling account of the construction of the elevated expressway through the city. Tsipis leads walking tours around Boston and serves on the editorial board of Civil Engineering Practice, the journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. 128 pages, 6x9 softbound, good condition. Transportation Bulletin 1960-1962 $21.00 Connecticut Valley Chapter National Railway Society, 1962 Index to Transportation Bulletin Nos. 63-66 1960-62 No. 63 Brockton Street Railway Company-- History of Brockton lines up to 1901. C-1 thru C-22 No. 64 Bay State Street Railway Company-- Freight and Express Operations. C-23 thru C-34 No. 65 Boston MTA, Riverside Line Extension, 1959. C-35 thru C-54 No. 66 Norfolk & Bristol Street Railway Company-- A complete history of the line. C-55 thru C-74 72 pages, 9x12 hardbound, very good condition. Society and Power: Five New England Towns 1800-1860 $14.95 Robert Doherty Privately printed, 1977 (from the forward) "Alexis de Tocqueville described nineteenth-century America as an open society in which the traditional European restraints of inherited social position and powerful church and state were absent. In this study, Robert Doherty uses the raw material of social history—census reports, tax lists, assessors' records, estate inventories, and town directories—to examine geographic and social mobility, wealth distribution, and political power in five Massachusetts towns from 1800 to 1860. In contrast to much recent research which has focused on individual nineteenth-century communities, this work is a comparative study of towns of varying types. Included are two "hill-towns" (Pelham and Ware), two "market and administrative centers" (Northampton and Worcester), and one "major international sea-port" (Salem). Using a framework derived from central-place and regional economic theory, Doherty analyzes the statistical data and attempts to answer basic questions about the inhabitants of these towns: to what extent were they able to attain material security and make choices about their lives, and which geographical and socio-economic factors appear to have contributed to the availability of choice and security? He concludes that the actual opportunities of the "open" society in antebellum New England varied systematically in quantity and quality according to the physical location and socio-economic characteristics of the individual towns." Table of contents: American Society, 1800-1860: Themes and Problems, The Five Towns: Pelham, Ware, Northampton, Worcester and Salem, Massachusetts, Economic Change, 1800-1860, Geographic Mobility, Wealth Distribution, Property Mobility and Group Status, A Summary and Interpretation of Social Structure, Political Power, Appendix, Notes, Index. 112 pages, 6x9 hardbound, very good condition, dust jacket has some closed tears and some ragged spots on the bottom.
Town and City Seals of Massachusetts Volume 1 $15.00 The State Street Trust Company, Boston 1950 State Street Trust produced a number of interesting books on different facets of Massachusetts history. These two volumes are my among my favorites. Each town includes a picture of the seal, some history of the seal, a brief history of the town and some interesting historical tidbits. This volume includes the towns of Athol, Attleboro, Barnstable, Beverly, Brockton, Canton, Dedham, Dover, Essex, Fall River, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Framingham, Gardner, Gloucester, Groton, Hamilton, Haverhill, Hingham, Holyoke, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Manchester, Marblehead, Milton, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newburyport, Norwood, Peabody, Peru Pittsfield, Plymouth, Salem, Sherborn, Southbridge, Springfield, Sturbridge, Topsfield, Walpole, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Winchester, Winthrop and Worcester. 146 pages, softbound, good condition, corners bumped.
Hayward's Massachusetts Gazetteer $65.00 Boston: J. Hayward, 1847 Includes descriptions of every town in the Commonwealth. 444 pages, hardbound, fair condition, spine is decaying.
Puddingstone, Drumlins, and Ancient Volcanoes: A Geologic Field Guide Along Historic Trails of Greater Boston $20.00 James W. Skehan, S.J. Dedham: WesStone Press, Second revised edition 1979 (from the introduction) "The area of this field guide comprises portions of several geomorphic districts--The Fells upland, the Boston Basin, the Needham Upland, the Blue Hills Block, The Norfolk Basin, the Sharon Upland and the Sudbury Valley." This is a great geographic tour of the 128 area. Get in your car follow the directions to these many interesting places and prepare to learn more than you expect. Includes illustrations and photos. 63 page pamphlet, good condition covers are faded and have a few stains.
Massachusetts Newspapers and the Revolutionary Crisis 1763-1776 $6.00 & $1.50 s&h Francis G. Walett Boston: Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission 1974 44 pages 7x10 softbound pamphlet, good condition.
The Glorious Ninety-Two Members of the House of Representatives: Selections from the Journals of the Honorable House of Representatives, of His Majesty’s Province of Massachusetts-Bay in New England - Begun and Held at Boston in the County of Suffolk, December 30, 1767 and May 25, 1768. $19.95 Joint Committee for the Convention of the Senate and House of Representatives held on February 15, 1949 to Commemorate the Return to Massachusetts of the Paul Revere Liberty Bowl. Boston: 1949. 71 pages; hardbound, no d/j; illus. with b/w photos; good; unread copy, some pages not cut.
Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1880. $19.95 Printed by Order of the House. Front end-paper inscription: “Sidney A. Bull, Carlisle, Mass., Nov. 11th, 1880.” (Sidney A. Bull, grandson of Ephraim Bull, was the author of The History of Carlisle). Proceedings of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, January 27 to April 24, 1880. Boston, Mass.: Rand, Avery & Co., Printers to the Commonwealth; 1880. 524 pages., appendix, index; hardbound; ornamental binding; gilt title and arms of the Commonwealth on spine; good.
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society volume 118, 1996 $13.00 Boston: Massachusetts historical Society, 1998 Table of contents: Passing: Race, Religion, and Healy Family, 1820-1920, by James M. O'Toole "Macintosh, Otis and Adams are our demagogues": Nathaniel Cotton and the Loyalist interpretation of the origins of the American Revolution, by Colin Nicholson Notes and documents: New light on the Bathsheba Spooner execution, by Deborah Navas routines of upper-class life in Boston, 1887-1919: two women diarists by P.A.M. Taylor 199 pages, 6 x 9 hardbound, good condition.
Memorials of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati $75.00 Edited by James M. Bugbee Boston, Mass: Printed for the Society 1890 Table of contents: Past and present members, Historical sketch of the General Society, Annals of the Massachusetts Society, Biographical Notices of members, Appendix: Statement of Dr. William Eustis, Note on the original members of the Massachusetts Society, Officers of the Massachusetts Society from 1783 to 1890, Acts of incorporation, 1806, By-laws and rules of the General Society from 1783 to 1890, Rules and regulations of the General Society, Members of the American Order of the Cincinnati in France. 575 pages, red cloth hardbound with gold inlay.
Political Parties in Revolutionary Massachusetts $14.95 Stephen E. Patterson University of Wisconsin Press 1973 (from the end flaps) In this, the first book of recent times that develops the history of the American Revolution through the 1770s, Stephen E. Patterson explodes the myth that Massachusetts revolutionaries approached the American Revolution in a united and cohesive way. They were, the author finds, partisan in their behavior both before and during the revolution, and their internal conflicts were at times of greater significance to them than the war with Great Britain. Patterson explores the meaning of "party" in eighteenth-century Massachusetts, and he presents significant new evidence of surprisingly vigorous party activity among the state's political leaders. Thus, while illuminating the many conflicting political, social, and economic forces at work in Massachusetts in the period 1774 to 1780, Patterson makes a solid contribution to our understanding of the party concept in all of revolutionary America. Of all the participants in the revolution, none were more successful in appropriating it and making it their own than the men of Massachusetts. While a leader in the movement, Massachusetts also was constrained by its attachment to traditional values . Both English common law and the Puritan tradition were based on principles of social unity and intolerance of dissent. In spite of this background, political parties existed in Massachusetts before 1765, and Patterson turns to the voting records to prove it. By the time of the revolution, the people of Massachusetts were used to coping with political problems in a partisan way, although the parties were still not fully developed and were not freely accepted as desirable. The book thus points to the contradiction that existed between theory and reality in the political life of revolutionary Massachusetts. Paradoxically, the revolution there was shaped by political parties whose goals, in part, were the eradication of partisanship. Patterson offers a striking interpretation of the shifting concepts of the nature of society and the evolution of political thought. He portrays the clash between traditional holistic values and modern pluralist reality that characterized the situation and laid the groundwork for the modem acceptance of political parties. Of especial importance are his presentation of the problem of devising a constitution and his discussion of the changes wrought by the revolution in the political role of Massachusetts towns. He explores the political struggle for power at the time when the strength of many early revolutionary leaders, such as Sam Adams, had declined. Particularly interesting is Patterson's documentation of the struggle between coastal conservatives and the agriculturally based democrats of the inland counties for political control of the new state. Patterson's book, lively with quotations from the men who shaped this history, will go far in stimulating reevaluations of America's political behavior in this crucial period. It will also serve as important and challenging collateral reading in many advanced courses dealing with the American Revolution. Stephen E. Patterson is Associate Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick. 654. 299 pages, hardbound, dust jacket, V/F V/F, end flap price clipped.
Journal of Convention, Dept. Mass. Woman's Relief Corps 1897 $50.00 Boston, Mass: 1897 Full title: Journal of the 18th Annual Convention of the Department of Massachusetts, Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Worcester, Mass. February 10 and 11, 1897. 290 pages, hardbound, green cloth, some rubbing, top and bottom of spine show wear, bumped.
The Bay State Monthly $20.00 Boston: John McClintock and Company 1884 A Massachusetts magazine of literature, history, biography and state progress. Lots of articles about Massachusetts history. Some articles by Samuel Abbott Green about Groton Mass, among others. Table of Contents 426 pages hardcover bottom right hand corner is worn, edges are worn.
The Massachusetts Miracle $4.00 Edited by David R. Lampe Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press 1988 An economic analysis of the booming economy of the 1980s 366 pages, hardbound, dust jacket, good condition.
The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1960 $7.50 Samuel Eliot Morison Boston: Northeastern University Press: second impression 1922 The classic story of maritime Massachusetts. Table of contents: Coast and sea, the colonial background, revolution and reconstruction, pioneers of the pacific, the northwest fur trade, canton market, Salem East Indies, ships and seamen, merchants and mansions, the sacred codfish, Newburyport and Nantucket, federalism and neutral trade, embargo and war, ,the passing of Salem, the hub of the universe, ships and seamen in southern seas, china and the east Indies, Mediterranean and Baltic, Cape Cod and Cape Ann, the whalers, oh! California, the clipper ship, conclusion, supplement of letters, appendix: statistics, bibliography, index. 401 pages, reading copy, covers are stained and have wear along the edges, pages are in good shape.
Quabbin Towns Great Waters - A History of Boston's Water Supply $19.95 (Out of Print) E. N. Hartley University Press of New England 1983 Boston's thirst for water destroyed several communities. This book covers the controversial history of Boston's water supply from 1846 to the present including the building of the Cochituate, Sudbury, Wachusett and Quabin reservoirs. The pictures show before and after the reservoirs. Includes a bibliography. 106 pages, 6x9 hardbound, dust jacket VF/VF
Henry W. Smith: Quabbin's Controversial Spiritualist $9.95 J. R. Greene Winchendon, Mass: Performance Press, 1999 (from the back cover) Séances and spirits in the old Swift River valley? This book recounts the eventful life of Henry W Smith (18301914), a native of Enfield, MA., one of the four towns flooded for the Quabbin Reservoir. A talented composer, as a young man Smith went to Boston, and made a fortune manufacturing organs. Discovering spiritualism in his middle age. Smith's passion for this cause broke up his family, leading to three lawsuits. When he moved back to the Swift River valley, the intolerance of some toward Smith's beliefs led to several religious disputes. These disputes caused Smith to build his own church in Greenwich Village, involved a lawsuit against the town, and a quarrel between Smith and his fellow parishioners! This fascinating story will be of interest both to Quabbin history buffs and those concerned with struggles over religious intolerance in 19th century rural New England. 86 pages, 6x9 softbound, new.
The Lost Towns of Quabbin Valley $12.00 Elizabeth Peirce Arcadia Publishing, 2003 The Quabbin Reservoir, in central Massachusetts, was created in 1938 to supply the state's growing population with a source of drinking water. More than two thousand people were displaced when the Quabbin Valley was flooded. Three branches of the Swift River were dammed, and five towns-Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, Prescott, and parts of New Salem-were covered with water. The Lost Towns of the Quabbin Valley highlights the life and times of these towns from 1754 to 1938, when the inhabitants were told, "All Must Leave." The architectural landscape of the Quabbin Valley at one time included the churches, cemeteries, schoolhouses, post offices, homes, and businesses that made the thriving communities. The Lost Towns of the Quabbin Valley presents rare photographs of town life, including images of students at the first Hillside School and Dr. Mary Walker, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and Greenwich summer resident. The images are drawn from the archives of the Swift River Valley Historical Society. Although the towns are gone, their stories are alive and well. Elizabeth Peirce, museum president and curator of the Swift River Valley Historical Society, has been involved in preserving the history of the Quabbin Valley for many years. This book is a joint effort of museum members and former residents of the Quabbin Valley. 128 pages, 6x9 softbound, good condition.
Massachusetts Towns & Cities Middlesex CountySouth Middlesex - A New England Heritage $24.95 (Out of Print) By Stephen W Herring Windsor Publications 1986 (from the end flaps) The Puritan work ethic combined with Yankee ingenuity pushed South Middlesex to the fore Front of American industry when much of the country was still a wilderness. Entrepreneurs such as Abner Wheeler, who promoted turnpike building throughout the region in the early 1800s, and Ariel Bragg, who prompted others to match his success in shoemaking, established South Middlesex as a seedbed of industry and a model for the rest of America to follow. South Middlesex: An Illustrated History is the story of the people who built a thriving industrial hub while maintaining and strengthening the ties that today still bond the nine towns of the region. It is the story of early settlers joining to fight the fearless Indian warrior, "King Philip"; of wrongfully accused "witches" fleeing to the haven of "Salem End" (later part of Framingham); of patriotic minutemen drilling in secret to stand ready against the redcoats. The spirit of community and enterprise has persisted throughout the history of South Middlesex. In a lively narrative, author Stephen W. Herring illustrates that hardships such as fire, depression, and war only strengthened the peoples' determination to overcome and succeed. The region turned out thousands of yards of blue kersey cloth for Union uniforms while much of its population went off to fight during the Civil War. It emerged from a later war, World War 11, to enter a decade of phenomenal growth and suburbanization, thanks to a characteristic foresight that had diversified the area's economic base. Entrepreneurs who spur today's growth while remembering the region's heritage are highlighted in "Partners in Progress," a special chapter written by David Horn. Over two hundred illustrations, including forty brilliant color plates, enrich Herring's text. Pictorial research by Elizabeth C. Merrylees has uncovered drawings, maps, and vintage photographs that offer fascinating views of South Middlesex, past and present. 248 pages, hardbound, dj, VG / VG. Immigrants and Yankees in Nashoba Valley, Massachusetts $29.99 (Out of Print) By William Wolkovich-Valkavicius (autographed) Privately printed 1981 (from the dust jacket) Immigrantsand Yankees records the fate of Irish, French-Canadians, Poles, Lithuanians, and Italians who infiltrated an old colonial bastion of Massachusetts from the 1840s. Here is a narrative about two highly unlike cultures in collision and adjustment. William Wolkovich describes the inter ethnic and inter religious dynamics of major immigrating groups weaving into the fabric of Groton, Ayer, Shirley, Littleton, Pepperell, Townsend, and Ashby from 1845 to 1945. The author reviews the Puritan mind, which so colored the behavior of succeeding generations, and faithfully documents the attitude toward immigrants, in particular the Catholic newcomers who bore a culture quite different from the heritage of the prevailing host society. Each vignette is richly annotated by contemporary newspaper accounts, which provides a fascinating insight into the "shirt-sleeve" life of the em under scrutiny. The book is divided into three main parts. Part One affords an intimate view of the Protestant milieu in the Nashoba Valley. These pages detail instances of human frailty, inconsistency, and deviation from the original Puritan ideals and mores and reveal how the Yankees sought to uphold those tenets in their practical daily living. Part Two identifies the conflict between foreigners and Anglo-Americans. It explores the origin of the incoming Catholics, their settlements and labors, and examines the prejudice they met because of their ethnicity. What's more, it analyzes the newcomers as they tried to practice their faith in inhospitable surroundings and chronicles their troubles as they sought to establish Catholic parishes. Part Three portrays the accommodation. It expresses, through a litany of episodes, the many ways in which Protestants and Catholics attempted to cooperate and the eventual easing of tensions between them. It also sets down some of the problems and adjustments that the immigrants came up against within their own households and the diocese of Boston. A series of appendixes on the seven Catholic parishes in the Valley, and a full bibliography complete this volume. 240 pages, hardbound, First edition, Very good condition >Wor >Mid History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 1 & Volume 4 only, $29.95 Edwin P. Conklin New York: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1927 1595 pages relating to Middlesex County. Volume 1 is historical, Volume 4 is biographical on residents of the county, often with pictures. Table of Contents: The Story of the Land, Geology and Topography. Earliest Record of Inhabitants Settlement by the English, intercourse and Conflict with the Indians, Transition from Colony to Province, The Revolutionary Period, Shays’ Rebellion, County Official Record and Personnel, Civil War, The Spanish-American War, Harvard University, Courts and Lawyers, Education, In Literature, Charlestown and Her Navy Yard, Canals and Railways, The Medical Profession, Banks and Banking, Charitable and Philanthropic, The Religious Aspect, Vol 1, 371 pages, Vol 4, 350 pages, good condition Acton Old maps of Concord, Lincoln, Acton, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Ten framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Concord (whole town), Concord (detail), Westvale (Concord), Lincoln (whole town) for in the end of the, Lincoln (detail), South Lincoln, Acton (whole town), West Acton, South Acton, Acton detail and Whetherbee's Mills. Ten 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Ashland Old maps of Framingham, Ashland, Sherborn, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Eight framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Framingham (whole town), Framingham Center, South Framingham, Saxonville (Framingham), Ashland (whole town), Ashland Village, Cutler's Mills (Ashland), Sherborn (whole town), Sherborn (detail). Eight, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Manning's Framingham & Ashland Directory for the year Beginning January, 1957 $19.95 Springfield: H. A. Manning Company, 1957 Containing General directories of the citizens, classified business Directories, street and house directories and a record of the Town governments, societies, churches, etc, county, state and U.S. governments. Including citizens in service in armed forces of the United States with branch of service. 488 pages, good condition, corners bumped, shelf wear. Bedford Bedford, Massachusetts, Old Families $144.00 Abram English Brown Bedford, Mass: 1892 Genealogical information of varied length on the early families of Bedford. 45 pages, 9x12 hardbound, good condition, covers faded with a few small holes in the cloth. Bedford, Mass. Vital Records to the Year 1850 $35.00 Boston, Mass: NEHGS, 1903 The Town of Bedford, Middlesex County, was established September 23, 1729, from parts of Billerica and Concord. February 26, 1767, a part of Billerica was annexed to Bedford. 142 pages, hardbound, owners book plate inside front cover, spine has darkened, spotting on cover and inside covers, good condition The Bedford Sampler - Bicentennial edition 1775-1975 $ 9.50 (out of print) Compiled by Friends of the Bedford Public Library Bedford, Mass.: 1974 Articles about Bedford history, Pictures and descriptions of many of Bedford historic houses, Bedford today, some background and at the end of the book recipes. What can I say but that I have a weakness for these bicentennial histories, they are very readable and interesting. 256 pages, softbound Glimpses of Old New England Life Legends of Old Bedford, Mass. $40.00 Abram English Brown Privately Printed 1892 (from the introduction) There is a sentiment, so often expressed as to be classed with modern proverbs, that a parent who is a wise, disciplinarian, when becoming a grand-parent is over-indulgent. It was the good fortune of the author of this volume to be much in the society of his grand-parents, especially that of his grandmother. After a lapse of time sufficient to remove all sentimental prejudices, be would enter a protest against the commonly accepted belief. It is to his grandmother that the author is indebted for the facts which this volume. contains. Had I the ability, I. would prove to the world that truth is stranger than fiction was an expression of hers that found lodgment in the mind of the writer; and while laying no claims to literary ability, lie has tried to clothe a series of truths in a style of dress attractive to readers of all ages, knowing that the adult, at times is not averse to stories especially adapted to younger readers. The one credited with this series of truths spent her life in the place of her nativity, as did also several generations of her ancestors, she being peculiarly adapted by nature to gather and retain facts which would have faded from other minds. The Author was not supplied with many of the melodies and fairy tales, which too often surfeit the youth of to-day, but in their stead, while sitting at the fireside through the long hours of the winter evenings, was entertained by his grandmother with true stories, some of which are herein related. If the thoughts expressed at times seem too mature for such a listener it may be credited to her who believed in bringing the young mind up to hers rather than descending to the level of the child. The Author admits that he has not strictly adhered to the time of the occurrence of the events, thereby aiming to guard against trespassing upon the sacredness of family ties. The Author, at first, thought of including the leading facts with the History of Bedford, but at length decided to give them under assumed names for obvious reasons, and style them legends. In order that the customs of our ancestors may not be lost sight of and we fail to appreciate their lives, a series of cuts is added, illustrative of the times and experiences narrated in this work. With profound gratitude for the many kind words from appreciative readers of the History of the town, this volume of Legends is offered to them and to all who may peruse it, with the hope that it will not only furnish amusement but give helpful instruction. 200 pages, hardbound Belmont Crossroads in Psychiatry - A History of the McLean Hospital (Belmont) $19.00 By S. B. Sutton American Psychiatric Press 1986 This is the first comprehensive history of McLean Hospital, which was founded in 1811. It is a good chronicle of the changes in care of the mentally ill over two centuries. 372 pages, 6x9 hardcover, good condition, dust jacket has 2, 1 inch tears, and wear top and bottom of spine. Old maps of Lexington, Winchester, Belmont, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Nine framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Lexington (whole town), Lexington (detail), East Lexington (detail), Winchester (whole town), Winchester (detail), Belmont (whole town), Belmont (detail), Belmont (Mt. Auburn), Belmont (Waverly) Nine, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Burlington Burlington Mass. - Part of a Greater Chronicle $45.00 John E. Fogelberg Burlington, Mass: Burlington Historical Commission 1976 (from the introduction) "A history of the Town of Burlington has never been published, although several short sketches have appeared in print such as those which became part of Drake's History of Middlesex County and Hurd's history with the same title. Martha Sewall Curtis wrote and published a delightful little volume about Burlington in 1909 entitled Ye Olde Meeting House. The unpublished manuscript, A History of Burlington, by Lotta Rice Dunham is in the Burlington Public Library,. The latter volume contains much valuable information concerning real estate in the town since, at the time Mrs. Dunham wrote, 1946, she was working for Murray Real Estate on title search. The only definitive work, and this only treats Burlington's history when this area was a part of the Town of Woburn, is the Reverend Samuel Sewall's History of Woburn which was published in 1868. This present volume is more than just the story of the incorporate Town of Burlington. It is the story of a community, first as a part of another corporate entity, then as a prominent part of that same Town of Woburn, and finally as a municipality in its own right. During its growth from outlying farm, to village, to town, to industrial center, it has developed an individuality and distinction of its own. No town can grow and prosper in isolation. As John Donne wrote between the times that Plymouth and Salem were founded, "No man is an Island," so Burlington is not, and never was, an isolated community. Its story is but part of a much larger tapestry. Therefore, what happened elsewhere, as it affects Burlington or Burlington people, has been woven into the fabric primarily as background material. Burlington's records have been sadly depleted by two disastrous fires. The Sewall mansion which housed many of the old town records and memoirs of the town's early divines burned to the ground in 1897. The first Town Hall also was destroyed by fire in 1902, once again destroying records and memorabilia which were irreplaceable. These two events have made research doubly difficult. The Woburn Public Library, however, has been a mine of information and its personnel has been most helpful. Although I had been collecting various pieces of information for a number of years about Burlington's past, the incentive to write a history of the town was provided by the Burlington Historical Commission in 1969 when they invited me to "update" the history of the town….." Includes a bibliography, many photographs and a map of Burlington in 1799 which shows the name and dwelling of residents. 540 pages, hardcover, very good condition. Ye Old Meeting House Burlington, Mass. $19.95 Martha E. Sewall Curtis 1909 Addresses and verses relating to the Meeting House Burlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Built 1732, and other historical addresses. Table of Contents: Hymn-One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary, 1885. Address-One Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of Building of the Meeting House, 1907. Old Home Songs. Address-Old Home Sunday, 1908. Verses-The Old-Time Choir, Address-A Walk in Old Burlington. Address-The Opportunity of the Church in the Country Parish. Hymn-Reunion of Members of the Church of Christ, 1890. Address-One Hundredth Anniversary of Incorporation of the Town, 1899. Address--Response to Toast, "The Town of Burlington," Woburn, October 7, 1892. Hymn-Dedication, 1888. Story of Cuff and Venus. ILLUSTRATIONS. Burlington Meeting House-1846,. Meeting House, Woburn Precinct-1732,. Portrait-Rev. Samuel Sewall., Meeting House, Burlington-1907,. The Marion Tavern,. Portrait-Samuel Sewall,. The Sewall House,. The "Best Room"-Sewall House. 62 pages, hardbound, very good condition. Vital Records of Burlington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 $35.00 Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin Boston: New England Historical Genealogical Society, 1915 Established February 28, 1799, from part of Woburn. January 20, 1800, part annexed to Lexington. 100 pages, hardbound, good condition..>M>MA. Cambridge History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a Genealogical Register $65.00 Lucius R. Paige. Heritage, (1877) reprint, Originally Cambridge also encompassed Newton, Lexington, Arlington, and Brighton. Has 300 page genealogical register covering hundreds of families, but only a partial index; see the index and supplement listed under Gozzaldi. 732 pages, maps, index, hardbound, new. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, Index and Supplement $69.75 Mary Isabella Gozzaldi. Heritage, (1930) reprint This supplement to Paige's "History of Cambridge, Mass." contains citations to the people and places in both the historical and genealogical portions, as well as extensive topical citations. The supplement contains additional genealogical data gleaned from the Vital Records of Cambridge and from various church records, town histories, genealogies, and Bibles which greatly extended the genealogies., 860 pages, hardbound, new. The Records of the Town of Cambridge (Formerly Newtowne) Massachusetts, 1630-1703 $45.00 Edward J Brandon. Heritage, (1901) reprint This volume contains a complete transcription of the first volume of Cambridge records of Town Meetings and Selectmen's actions for the period 1630-1703, and as such represents an important building block of historical and genealogical documentation. 397 pages, illus., index, cloth The Cambridge, Massachusetts of 1776 $22.00 Arthur Gilman Port Washington: Kennikat, 1973 123 pages, 6x9 hardbound, very good condition Harvard University Directory 1913 $20.00 Harvard University Alumni Association Cambridge: Harvard University, 1913 A catalogue of men now living who have been enrolled as students in the University; including also officers of instruction and Administration. It provides the name dates attended, degrees and current address. 1637 pages, inside covers cracked but attached, shelf wear, price reflects condition. Radcliffe 1909-1934 - 25th Anniversary Book of the Class of 1909 (Cambridge) $15.00 1934 Each graduate has a short biography which includes address, occupational information, vital statistics, family information and more. 85 pages, hardcover Ten Year Book Class of 1905 M.I.T. $12.50 1917 236 pages, hardbound, good condition Carlisle History of the Town of Carlisle Massachusetts, 1754-1920, with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Persons $65.00 Sidney A. Bull Cambridge, Mass.: The Murray Printing Co., 1920. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I, The District of Carlisle CHAPTER II, The Second District of Carlisle- Names of First Officials., CHAPTER III (Carlisle a Town - Town Pound - Hearse - Hearse House - Improvement Association -Town Hall-Fire Engine - Carlisle Volunteer Fire Company., CHAPTER IV Post Office-Postmasters-Town Report-Tithingmen-Town Safes-Appraisers at Town Farm-Noon Hour Bell-Railroads., CHAPTER V Early Military History-Names of Revolutionary Soldiers Muster at Concord-Captain Davis Monument- Centennial Anniversary, Concord and Lexington., CHAPTER VI Paupers - Town Farm., CHAPTER VII Schools and Schoolhouses., CHAPTER VIII Centennial - Revolutionary Tavern - Flag Staffs and Flags - Town Seal - Home of Rev. and Mrs. Benson Perley Wilkins., CHAPTER IX Burying Grounds-Green Summer House - Heald Memorial Arch - Richardson Mausoleum - Wilson Memorial Chapel., CHAPTER X Bridges., CHAPTER XI Civil War - Names of Soldiers., CHAPTER XII Soldiers' Monument., CHAPTER XIII Free Public Library - Gleason Library - Historic Collection., CHAPTER XIV Town Bounds-Town Clocks-Carlisle Pines-Street Railways - Electric Lighting - Public Telephone Station., CHAPTER XV Town Officials - Town Clerks - Town Treasurers - Selectmen - Representatives - Justices of the Peace - Physicians - Population., CHAPTER XVI Timothy Wilkins' Deed - Reuben Duren's Deed - Cyrus Nutting's Deed- Will of Simon Blood, Junr.- Will of George Robbins - Will of Joanna Gleason - Stop Thief - Died in a Fit - An Old Bill - Deed of Meeting House Pew., CHAPTER XVII Religious Matters - Meeting House - Bells - Horse Sheds - Obligation for Building a Meeting House-Account of Expense of Building the Meeting House - First Religious Society - Church - Litchfield Parsonage - Funeral Sermon, Rev. Paul Litchfield. CHAPTER XVIII Union Calvinistic Church- Carlisle Congregational Church - Congregational Parsonage - Lease of Isaac Duren. CHAPTER XIX Old Home Days., CHAPTER XX Topography - Boundary - Area - Agriculture - Altitude - Tophet Swamp - Brooks - River - Healthful - Copper Mine - Granite., CHAPTER XXI Carlisle Soldiers in the World War., CHAPTER XXII Carlisle, England., CHAPTER XXIII College Graduates. CHAPTER XXIV Survey of Common - Early Customs - Concord Monuments - The Nickles Cranberry Company - Cold Year - Dark Day - Yellow Day - Histories of Carlisle - Wild Pigeons - Long Block., CHAPTER XXV Epitaphs from Central Burying Ground-Epitaphs from Green Cemetery., CHAPTER XXVI Biographies - Solomon Andrews - Rev. Paul Litchfield - Capt. Thomas Green - John Dana Robbins-Benjamin Franklin Heald -Dr. Austin Marsh - George Frederick Duren - Joanna Parker Gleason - John Proctor Davis - George Heald Robbins - Paul Franklin Litchfield - Daniel Webster Robbins - Capt. Horace Waldo Wilson - Sidney Augustus Bull - John Everett Bull - Mary A. Green - Warren Bradley Chamberlin - William Franklin Litchfield - Dennis A. Long. 365 pages, 6 x 8 hardcover. b & w photos, good condition, light foxing, previous owner’s name fep. crack in binding. Concord Concord, Massachusetts $9.95 Sarah Chapin Dover, NH: Arcadia Publishing, 1997 Images of America Series. (from the back cover) In this delightful new photographic history, Concord, Massachusetts, is brought to life through extraordinary images and lively text. Readers are led through an exploration of the town's history, beginning in 1850, when the community's business and political life was concentrated along the Milldam from Monument Square to the Old Burying Ground. The Concord Free Public Library's special collections department made its repository of glass plate images and photographs available for this historical view of Concord. Portraits of famous legislators and authors-such as Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson vistas from rivers :and hills, and a rare stereoscopic print of the 1875 centennial celebration are all included in these wonderful pages. Author Sarah Chapin is a private music teacher as well as a research scholar at the Concord Free Public Library. With Concord, Massachusetts, she has put together a photographic representation of the people of Concord living creatively with their remarkable past. Her insightful book is ideal for residents interested in their heritage and for visitors looking for a comprehensive history of this truly fascinating town. 128 pages, 6½ x 9½ softbound, good condition Concord, Massachusetts Then & Now $9.95 Sarah Chapin, Claiborne Dawes and Alice Moulton Dover, NH: Arcadia Publishing, 2001 Images of America Series. (from the back cover) Concord's photographic history begins in the last third of the eighteenth century and, in this new collection of "then and now" photographs, there is an abundance of the earliest images that capture the old town and its townspeople. Modern images chosen for their resemblances or comparisons illustrate the originally rural community's transformation into a modern suburb and evoke thoughts of history's ever-turning progression. Many of the older images in Then & Now: Concord have been given to the authors especially for this publication. Many are part of the Concord Free Public Library's Special Collection. Most of the modern photographs have been made by photographers Claiborne Dawes and Alice Moulton. Their images show such compelling comparisons as fathers and sons, old houses renovated or replaced with other structures, and the famous old authors with recent famous new ones. Then & Now: Concord will bring murmurs of reminiscence to residents and expressions of interest and curiosity to visitors seeking depth to their understanding of this important New England town. Sarah Chapin is a historian for the town of Concord and author of Images of America: Concord. Claiborne Dawes, a talented amateur photographer, is a children's author whose stories are based on actual local events. Alice Moulton is a well-known photographer in Concord whose work has been widely exhibited. Together these three women have brought fresh insight to Concord's rich history. 128 pages, 6½ x 9½ softbound, good condition Concord Mass. in the Days of Strawberries and Streetcars $20.00 Renee Garrelick Concord, Mass: Concord Historical Com. 1985 Table of Contents: 1 A New Century Dawns, 2 On the Milldam, 3 Your Neighborhood and Mine, 4 When We Were a Couple of Kids, 5 Along the Rivers, 6 Ice Cutting, 7 School Barges and Scholars, 8 Ruts in the Road, 9 The Motor Car Was All the Rage, 10 Clang, Clang, Clang, Went the Trolley, 11 When Helios Passed Through, 12 The Boys of Baseball, 13 Entertainment Was Close to Home, 14 Concord's Social Circle, 15 Country Doctors, 16 Farming the Land, 17 The Immigrant Experience, 18 Celebrations, 19 Facing up to the Great Depression, 20 We Came on Over, 21 A Time to Beat the Drums Slowly, 22 The North bridge and the 1956 Election Campaign, 23 The Music School of Thomas Whitney Surette, 24 Concord's Little Drummer Boy, 25 The Joy of Christmas Past, 225 pages, hardbound, dj, spine is faded, some wear, owners name and date on inside front cover. Clothier of the Assabet(West Concord, Mass.) $15.00 (out of print) The Mill and town of Edward Carver Damon Renee Garrelick Concord, Mass: Privately printed 1988 (from the back cover) The mill era did not pass the historic town of Concord by. From the unpublished diaries and letters of textile mill owner Edward Carver Damon, a powerful town leader, comes a new dimension of 19th century Concord life. The life of the mill, the town's largest employer, is told amidst a time of great literary ferment and social reform. It was at the site of one of the earliest cotton mills in the nation, that the Industrial Revolution came to Concord and the cloth developed there became an American staple. And it was here, during Concord's golden literary period that a manufacturer of cloth walked in the company of philosopher Kings. 99 pages, softbound, minor wear bottom of front cover and along the crease on the spine. Old Houses of Concord 10.00 (out of print) Mary R. Fenn Concord: Old Concord Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1974 Table of contents: Monument Square and Connecting Streets: Monument Square, Bedford Street, Lexington Road, Lowell Road, Main Street, Monument Street, Sudbury Road. Other Town of Concord Streets: Barrett's Mill Road, Cambridge Turnpike, Court Lane, Elm Street, Estabrook Road, Fairhaven Road, Fitchburg Turnpike, Harrington Avenue, Hubbard Street, Liberty Street, Middle Street, Old Bedford Road, Old Marlboro Road, Powder Mill Road, Sandy Pond Road, Spencer Brook Road, Virginia Road, Walden Street, Williams Road and Wood Street. 55 pages, 6x9 softbound, good condition, cover and spine faded, small ink mark on cover. 1875 Map of Town of Concord, Massachusetts $15.00 This maps shows house locations and the names of the owner. Inset of Westvale. Reproduced from the 1875 Beers Atlas of Middlesex County 11x14 in a 16x20 matt in Navy blue, reproduction reprinted in black ink on natural-color parchment, slightly reduced in size from the originals. The Meeting House on the Green - The History of the First Parish in Concord and its Church $29.95 John Whttenmore Teele First Parish Church of Concord 1985 (from the end flap) There are lots of reasons to read this book, but here are the three best ones. It's historic! In 1635, Concord was established as the first inland settlement in New England. The start of the American Revolution was here, with the "shot fired round the world." A century later, the American literary renaissance blossomed on Concord soil with Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, and others. There is possibly more history, and more luminaries per century than can be found in any other church volume. During the long years of Concord's history, at least three ministers have come into prominence-in Concord and outside its borders. These include Peter Bulkeley in the 17th century, a distinguished refugee from Anglican intolerance and a shining star in the new world. Also, the fiery Revolutionary preacher and patriot, William Emerson, who twisted the tail of the British lion with fervor and with glee. Following came the eminent Ezra Ripley, for 63 years the shepherd of the flock. During his ministry, the evolution from orthodox to "liberal" or "free" religion became, in Concord at least, an accepted reality. In more modern times, Edward Perry Daniels and Dana McLean Greeley, among others, have further defined and illuminated the religious doctrines of their day. It's representative! How many American churches can lay claim to 350 years of history? Successive waves of evolving religious thought have shaped the First Parish's theology, liturgy, governance, and just about every other aspect of parish life as well. Here, in microcosm is the development of American culture in New England. It's amusing as well as Informative! The First Parish has been home to fervent evangelists, pious friends, and occasional drunken companions lively as well as dull preachers, and sometimes deaf choir members. Wonderful or trying as they may have been in real life, these people make for good reading now. May you find laughter as well as wisdom and inspiration in these pages. 361 pages, hardbound, dust jacket, good condition, dj has a few small spots with wear, gift inscription to owner on blank page. A History of the Trinitarian Congregational Church 1826-1998, Concord, Massachusetts $19.95 Robert A. Watson Concord: Trinitarian Congregational Church, 2000 ILLUSTRATIONS Endpapers: Trinitarian Congregational Church, Concord, Massachusetts Frontis: Trinitarian Congregational Church Trinitarian Congregational Church sign Constitution of Second Congregational Society, 1826 Original church, 1826 Pew advertisement, 1826 A Transfer of Membership, 1826 Pew deed, 1828 The Reverend Henry M. Grout, 1872-1885 Manse, built 1884, demolished 1965 The Reverend George A. Tewksbury, 1891-1921 Church Choir, 1892 Marriage certificate, 1894 Officers and committees, 1895-1896 Church constructed, 1898 Civil War bronze plaque Mourning Victory memorial The Reverend Gail Cleland, 1921-1928 Fire destroys church, 1924 Cleaning up after the fire, 1924 Clean-up crew coffee break, 1924 Church women serve refreshments, 1924 Notice of the cornerstone laying ceremony, 1925 Groundbreaking ceremony, 1925 Construction underway, 1926 The Reverend George L. Thurlow, 1929-1938 The Reverend Wilfrid H. Bunker, 1938-1942 The Reverend John E. Wallace, 1943-1949 The Reverend Robert H. Barber, 1949-1969 William "Billy" Bowles, Sexton, 1955-1972 Tri Con Gift Shop, 1968 Tri Con volunteers, 1981 Junior Choir, 1960 Church Choir, 1964 Every Member Canvass Team, 1963 The Reverend Dr. Chandler Gilbert, 1971-1988 Life Deacons, Ralph and Marian Hemenway, 1976 Church Choir, 1989 The Reverend David Butler, 1989-1991 The Reverend Dorothy "Mitzi" Hill-Crampton The Reverend Dr. John Lombard, 1993 John Lombard talks to the children, 1998 The Reverend Dr. Margaret Crockett-Dickerman The Reverend Shawnthea Monroe-Mueller, 1996-1999 Three ministers, 170th anniversary, 1996 Senior High Youth Group, 1999 Choir jazz service, 1999 Interior of Trinitarian Congregational Church, 1998 Exterior of Trinitarian Congregational Church, 1998 A Selection of Church Special Services Publications 173 Pages, 6 x 9 hardbound, very good condition The Day of Concord and Lexington $25.00 Allen French Reprint circa 1970's, 1925 Table of contents: The 19th in History, The General Situation, Boston in 1774-1775, American Preparations, Flintlocks and Marksmanship, Both Sides Make Ready, Gage and His Problem, The Evening of April 18th, Paul revere and William Dawes, Revere's Ride, The News in Lexington, The Firing at Lexington, American Testimony on Lexington, British Statements, Doolittle's Picture and British Tactics, The Provincials retreat Before the British, The Regulars in Concord, The Search for Military Stores, Concord Fight, British tactics Again, William Emerson at the Fight, The Americans on Jones Hill, The boy and His Hatchet, Merriam's Corner, Smith's Desperate Case, The Rescue, Percy's Hill in Lexington, The Fight in Menotomy, The American Fire, Pickering's Chance, The British Reach Safety, Summary, Bibliography, Index. 295 pages, hardbound red cloth, very good condition.>LEX Concord River $4.50 Barrie Publishers, Barrie Massachusetts 1964 by Laurence Eaton Richardson with the photographs of Katherine Knowles "Containing some account of it's geology, geography and anthropology, it's influence on the people of it's valley and their use of it." Nice bits of history in this volume. 73 pages, hardbound several pages have some underlining on them Lexington and Concord in Color $9.95 Text by Stewart Beach and Photographs by Samuel Chamberlain (from the end flap) LEXINGTON AND CONCORD are place-names inseparably bound up with the beginnings of American independence. Not only do they have a prominent place in the Profiles of America for the historic events they witnessed, but because after 200 years many of the landmarks of the Freedom Trail still stand. From the Lexington green, where Captain John Parker lined up his militia, to the Old North Bridge over the Concord, where the embattled farmers pushed back the British columns, we can visualize the scene and recall the feelings of the patriots on April 19, 1775, through the scholarly text of Stewart Beach and the glowing color photographs of Samuel Chamberlain. In the essay Mr. Beach gives what is practically a refresher lecture for those of us who have let current events overwhelm awareness of our nation's past. Here is a balanced account of the sturdy New Englanders who refused to let the British Parliament abrogate liberties guaranteed to their forefathers. Here is evidence of how the men of Lexington and Concord stood firm with the patriots of Boston in repulsing the exactions of the royal government of the Province, and how they contributed to the defense of their fellow citizens. Along the historic road from Boston to the colonial houses of Concord, Samuel Chamberlain found an extraordinary number of objects worthy of his, camera. As Mr. Beach points out, Concord has an additional claim to fame, for from this country village ,came ideas and writings by Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Bronson Alcott, and Louisa May Alcott that strongly influenced American culture in the 19th century. 94 pages, hardbound, dust jacket, (new book) The Lexington-Concord Battle Road $7.50 The First National Bank of Boston, 1975, 1960 Interesting chronology of the events that took place along the battler road on April, 19, 1775 74 pages, 6x9 softbound, good condition. Old Concord Mass. Seen Through Western Spectacles. $10.00 Samuel Merwin Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1926. 1st. ed Concord as seen in 1926. 32 pages, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 hardbound, some soiling on cover, good condition Old maps of Concord, Lincoln, Acton, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Ten framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Concord (whole town), Concord (detail), Westvale (Concord), Lincoln (whole town) for in the end of the, Lincoln (detail), South Lincoln, Acton (whole town), West Acton, South Acton, Acton detail and Whetherbees Mills. Ten 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. The Minutemen and Their World (Concord, Mass) $5.50 Robert A. Gross NY: Hill & Wang, 1976 (from the preface) Many writers have told concord’s story. For the most part, theirs have been tales of great events and great men-of the "embattled farmers" and the distinguished writers who have brought fame to the town. This book takes a different approach. It sets the Concord Fight, as it used to be known, in the context of the townspeople’s ordinary lives, before and after April 19, 1775. It examines how the citizens farmed the land, raised their families, and carried on their politics at the end of the colonial period. Within this setting, it then asks what brought them to the bridge, and it shows how the peculiar tensions and social patterns of the town shaped both its response to revolution and what men did on April 19. Finally, it traces the townspeople through the Revolution and the war into the new republic and links the world of the Minutemen to that of Emerson and Thoreau. In this way, the Minutemen emerge as real people, with hopes and fears, ambitions and doubts, ideals and interests. Without such a connection between the soldiers at the bridge and the people of the town, it is difficult to comprehend the human meaning of the Revolution-to see it as a social force in men’s lives, affecting what they would plant, where they would live, and what they could hope to achieve. Freedom, they knew, and we need to recall, is an intensely practical matter. This study is part of the "new social history." It is based on a reconstruction of eighteenth-century Concord from such sources as vital records, genealogies, tax and assessment lists, wills, deeds, petitions, and the minutes of town meetings. Through the use of statistical methods and with the aid of a computer, such records can reveal the life of a whole community in surprisingly intimate detail. They allow one to write history "from the bottom up"-to tell the story of ordinary men and women who have left behind few of the diaries and letters on which historians have long relied. Unfortunately, quantitative social history can be dull and tedious work, and at times it requires technical knowledge and skills. in this book, I have chosen to relate Concord’s response to revolution directly and simply, without flogging the evidence... 242 pages, softbound, good condition, crease on cover next to spine, BEANE written on inside front cover. Souvenir and Guide to Historic Concord and Lexington $19.95 Concord, Mass.: John W. Craig, Pub.; 1903 35 pages, 6 x 10 softbound, b & w photos; good condition, minor tears on cover edges, spine repaired with clear tape. The Old Manse and the People Who Lived There $6.95 Paul Brooks Trustees of the Reservation, 1983 Table of Contents: Introduction William Emerson Patriot Minister Ezra Ripley a Living Legend William Emerson II between Two Worlds Mary Moody Emerson-Brilliant Eccentric Ralph Waldo Emerson-a Second War of Independence Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne-Three Years in Eden Samuel Ripley-Kindly Autocrat Sarah Alden Ripley-gentle polymath Edward Simmons-From the Old Manse to the Waldorf-Astoria Epilogue Bibliography 95 pages, 6 x 9 softbound, good condition, slight wear around the edges. History of the Concord Country Club Concord, Massachusetts 1895-1982 $10.00 Sally D. Parker Table of contents Gulf comes to America, 1888 Golf comes to Concord the Prichard links, 1895 The Concord golf club to Nashawtuc Farm, 1895-1913 The Concord Country Club, Brown Farm the Building Years, 1913-1920 The golden decade, 1920-1930 Hard times, 1930-1946 New Ideas, Old Principles, 1945-1982 Capital Expenditures Comparisons Founding Members of the Concord Golf Club 1895 Club Presidents Concord Golf Club Nashawtuc Farm 1897 Map of Links of the Concord Golf Club 1897 Bibliography 39 pages, 5 x 8 softbound pamphlet, good condition, some stains on the front cover. Framingham History of Framingham 1640-1880 With a Genealogical Register $60.00 (half price because of condition) J. H. Temple Town Of Framingham 1887 Table of contents: Chapter I: A Topography and Natural Features of the Territory, Mill Seats, First Notices of the place, Name of the Town, with Brief Notices of Sudbury, Marlborough, Natick Sherborn Chapter II: History of the Indians Who Occupied the Framingham territory. Chapter III First Coming of the English, Old Connecticut Path, Beaver Dam, Land Grants and Early Settlements by the Whites, Mr. Danforth's Leases and Will, Covering Our History As a Plantation, 1633 -- 1699 Chapter IV: The Town, Petitions for Incorporation, Obstacles, Opposition of Sherborn, Packs of Incorporation, the First Meetinghouse, Town Officers, Rev. John Swift, Formation of Church, Seating Meetinghouse, Schools, Garrison Houses, Industries, New Highways, Tax List 1710. 1699 -- 1710 Chapter V: Dark Days, Duties of Town Officers, Emigrations, Bills of Credit, How Col. Buckminster Disposed of the Common and Reserved Lands, Meetinghouse Land, the Neck, the 600 Acres on Nobscot, Father Ralle's War the Age, the Second Meetinghouse, Attempted Division of the Town, Rev. Mr. Swift, New Framingham, Rev. Matthew Bridge, Old French and Indian War, Great Sickness, Last French and Indian War, Brinley Farm, Temperance, Colored Inhabitants, Industries, Taverns, Highways, Population. 1710 -- 1763 Chapter VI: War of the Revolution. 1763 -- 1783 Chapter VII:: 1783 -- 1830. Ministerial Candidates, Death by Lightning, Rev. David Kellogg, Shays Rebellion, Singing, Framingham Academy, Smallpox, Pleasure Carriages, the Several Villages in 1800, Mail and the Post Office, Masonic Lodge, the Artillery Company, the First Baptist Church, First Methodist Church, Brackets Corner, Third Meetinghouse, Worcester Turnpike, Newcomers, War of 1812, Capt. John Temples Company, the Cotton Factory, the Great Low, Fire Engine, Saxon Factory, Carpet Factory, Paper Mills, Infantry Company, the Bindery, Hatters, Saxonville Post Office, Industries, Taverns, Highways. Chapter VIII: 1830 -- 1880. Ecclesiastical Matters, Separation of Church and Parish, Hollis Evangelical Society, Church of the First Parish, Rev. William Barry, New Meetinghouse, Rev. Dr. Kellogg, Rev. George Trask, and Successors, Saxonville Religious Society Camp Edwards Church, Universalist Church, Catholic Church Saxonville, so Framingham Baptist Church, South Congregational Church, Universalist Society, Fire Department, Cemeteries, Town Man, Bonnet Manufacturers, Banks, Tin Shop, New Town Hall, Newspapers, Railroad, Silk Company, India Rubber Companies, Shoe Manufacturers, so Framingham Post Office, Town Library, State Normal School, Boston Waterworks, so Framingham, Common Rebellion War Records, South Middlesex Agricultural Society, Can Meeting Association, State Muster Grounds, Provision for the Poor, Industries. Chapter IX: Town Schools. Biographical Sketches: Rev. Charles Train, Rev. Arthur Savage Train, Col. Moses Edgell, George Phipps, Cyrus Eaton. The Genealogical Register of Framingham Families Including all who took a Residence in Town before 1860. 794 pages, hardbound, falling apart, lousy condition, some lost pages were photo copied. This is what's known as a reading copy. Framingham, Mass. Historical Reflections $14.95 Edited by Martha E. Dewar & M. Joan Gilbert 275th Anniversary Committee 1974 I read this book and learned a few things I did not know about Framingham. Crispus Attucks the first person killed in the Boston Massacre was from Framingham, The Women's Prison was in Sherborn until 1924 when Sherbon made a gift of 565 acres to Framingham, which included the prison and the State Militia grounds are now the State Police Training Center on Route 9. Table of Contents: Part I-An Historical Narrative, Part II-Topical Reflections , History Highlights, Framingham, Ancient Name, Origin of the Town Seal, First Framingham Industry, A Tale of War in Framingham, Escape From Witchcraft, Town Meeting Accommodations, The Boston Massacre, Crispus Attucks and Peter Salem , The Nixons of Framingham , The Name Saxonville, Margaret Knight, Inventor, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Lake View at Framingham, Harmony Grove, Dissent Without Disorder, Women in Politics, Daniel J. Cooney,. Patriots' Day 1875, Marathon and Patriots' Day, Framingham at the Turn of the Century, Mt. Wayte Demonstration, 565 Acres of Sherborn, Taverns in the Town, Monuments Mark Historic Sites, Minute Man Monument, Henry Knox Memorial, Framingham Commons, Early Highways and Bridges of Framingham, The Old Road to Holliston, Ponds and Streams of Framingham, Preservation of Open Land, Richness in Recreation, Framingham Centre Architecture , Historic Buildings Preserved, Automobile Production, General Motors in Framingham, Historic Millwood Farm, Congregational Conference Center Land, Algonquian Council, Mail Delivery Through the Years, The Framingham Court, Cycling Aid to Health , Community Health Demonstration, The Framingham Heart Study Program, Framingham Chapter, Red Cross, Hospital Services Today, 269 Years of Education, State College Expansion, School Growth, History of Framingham Newspapers, Framingham Men in Action-World War 11, 100 Acres Now Fully Occupied, No Housing Vacancies Locations for Airports, Dr. Arthur J. Eames, Meta Warrick Fuller, Missionaries to China, William Curtis Wakefield , Changes in Government, 1969-Facts About Framingham, The Town Where We Live 177 pages, hardbound, autographed and inscribed in calligraphy "To Hon. Wlm. G. Flynn, Secretary, Dept. of Comm. Affairs, Comm. of Massachusetts A memento of a pleasant visit on May 5, 1975. Patrick A. O'Grady, Chairman, Framingham. Housing Auth. Framingham, Mass. 1700 - 1975" Old maps of Framingham, Ashland, Sherborn, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Eight framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Framingham (whole town), Framingham Center, South Framingham, Saxonville (Framingham), Ashland (whole town), Ashland Village, Cutler's Mills (Ashland), Sherborn (whole town), Sherborn (detail). Eight, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Images of America - Framingham Massachusetts $11.95 Laurie Evans-daily Daly and David C. Gordon Dover, New Hampshire: Arcadia publishing, 1997 (from the back cover) Framingham is a fascinating town whose rich history began in the 17th century. Originally inhabited by the Nipmucs, this "wilderness land" was explored by English adventurers and soon after witnessed the fury of King Phillips war. At first a haven for Salem families seeking refuge from the witchcraft hysteria, Framingham grew to become one of the most populous towns in America. As an agrarian society transformed itself into a center for commerce and manufacturing in the late 18th and 19th centuries, the economic life of the town shifted from Framingham Center to sell Framingham. The importance of the Boston to Worcester stagecoach stop faded as the railroad spurred new growth. Rapid development of industry and infrastructure followed and Framingham became the home of many "firsts": the nation’s earliest teachers College and the first prison for women are both located here. In 1951 one of the world's first shopping malls, Shoppers World was built along the notorious route 9, Framingham, a marvelous photographic history containing over 200 carefully selected images, explores the exciting evolution of this intriguing Massachusetts community. Laurie Evans-Daly and David C. Gordon, along with other members of the Framingham historical Society, have combed files, photograph albums, special collections, and personal archives to bring to life the past of their town of this volume. Framingham highlights the people, places, and events that built the town over the last 300 years, and will surely be treasured by generations to come. 128 pages, 6 X 9 softbound, good condition. Holliston Old maps of Hopkinton, Holliston, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Eight framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Hopkinton (whole town), Hopkinton (North part), Hopkinton (South part), Woodville (Hopkinton), Hayden Row (Hopkinton), Holliston (whole town), Holliston Village, Holliston (Metcalfe's) (East Holliston). Eight, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Hopkinton Old maps of Hopkinton, Holliston, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Eight framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Hopkinton (whole town), Hopkinton (North part), Hopkinton (South part), Woodville (Hopkinton), Hayden Row (Hopkinton), Holliston (whole town), Holliston Village, Holliston (Metcalfe's) (East Holliston). Eight, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Hudson Bicentennial Scrapbook (Hudson, Mass) $10.00 By The Hudson Historical Society 1976 I - Indian Heritage II - Early History III - 1866 and After IV - Town Meetings V - Industries VI - Public Buildings VII - Transportation VIII - Entertainment IX - Contributors to Hudson's Development X - Hudson Contributors to Society XI - Reminiscences XII - Bits and Pieces XIV - Hudson Historical Society XV - Bicentennial in Hudson An Appreciation Map of Feltonville - 1853 Odds and ends of Hudson's history. Includes map of Feltonville in 1853. I saw this for $20.00 in a used bookstore a few towns away. 189 pages 6x9 softbound, crease on spine some cover wear. remnants of price sticker on cover. 1875 Map of Town of Hudson, Massachusetts $15.00 This maps shows house locations and the names of the owner. Reproduced from the 1875 Beers Atlas of Middlesex County 11x14 in a 16x20 matt Navy blue or light blue, reproduction reprinted in black ink on natural-color parchment, slightly reduced in size from the originals. Hudson, Massachusetts $18.99 Lewis Halprin and the Hudson Historical Society Arcadia Publishing, 1999, 2000 This fascinating photographic history tells the story of Hudson, a peaceful New England town with a rich history. The first resident, John Barnes, came to the area in 1698 and built a gristmill by a waterfall on the Assabet River. Later, a sawmill was built, followed by several small industries that huddled around the mill. By 1850, railroads came to the area, now called Feltonville, as did many factories. In 1886, the area became the Town of Hudson, and it continued to grow with modern factories, a more diversified industry, banks, schools, and a wonderful new town hall. The people of Hudson have always had an exemplary pride and courage in times of struggle. During the Civil War, several local homes were stations in the Underground Railroad, and many Hudson men took up arms to defend abolition. In 1894 disaster struck when a fire grew into an inferno and destroyed more than 40 buildings in the heart of the town. The same citizen zeal and courage that originally built the town built a new town to rise in place of the ashes... 128 pages, 6x9 softbound, new Lexington Lexington, Mass - A Century of Photographs $19.95 Beverly Allison Kelly Lexington Historical Society 1980 This is a representative portion of the Lexington Historical Societies photo archives. A nicely done book. Table of Contents: Neighborhoods & farms, Homes of Distention, Early Churches and Schools, Lexington park, Central Business District, East Village. 138 pages, hardbound, dust jacket Lexington, Mass. and Concord, Mass. in Color $9.95 Text by Stewart Beach and Photographs by Samuel Chamberlain See description under Concord. 94 pages, hardbound, dust jacket, (new book) Proceedings of the Lexington Historical Society, Vol. II 1890-1899 $32.00 Lexington, Mass: Lexington Historical Society, 1900 Table of Contents: The First English Proprietors of the Site of Lexington Village, Lexington Sixty Years Ago, Elias Phinney, The Military Organization of Lexington, Kite End, Solomon Brown, Some Account of Lieut. John Munroe, His Family and His Farm, History of the Stone Building, Early Schools and Schoolmasters, Reminiscences of the Fur Industry, The Milk Business and Milk Men of Earlier Days, Work of Lexington Women in the War of The Rebellion. 214 pages, hardbound, minor wear on cover. Proceedings of the Lexington Historical Society, Vol. IV 1905-1910 $32.00 Lexington, Mass: Lexington Historical Society, 1900 Table of Contents: The Early Schools of Lexington, The Battle of Lexington in England, The Ant-Masonic Movement, Particularly in Lexington, The Existence and the Extinction of Slavery in Massachusetts, Diary and Letters of Claira Robbins, 1794-1881, The Rev. Jonas Clarke, Minister and Patriot, Extracts From Letters of Miss Betty Clarke, Written in 1841, Samuel Adams, Architectural Yesterdays in Lexington, Historical Events Leading up To the Battle of Lexington and Concord, Some Memories of the Baptist Church in Lexington, Growth of the Baptist Church, Obituaries: Hannah McLean Greely, Elizabeth W. Harrington, Cornelius Wellington, James Smith Munroe. 191 pages, hardbound, minor wear on cover. The Day of Concord and Lexington $25.00 Allen French Reprint circa 1970's, 1925 Table of contents: The 19th in History, The General Situation, Boston in 1774-1775, American Preparations, Flintlocks and Marksmanship, Both Sides Make Ready, Gage and His Problem, The Evening of April 18th, Paul revere and William Dawes, Revere's Ride, The News in Lexington, The Firing at Lexington, American Testimony on Lexington, British Statements, Doolittle's Picture and British Tactics, The Provincials retreat Before the British, The Regulars in Concord, The Search for Military Stores, Concord Fight, British tactics Again, William Emerson at the Fight, The Americans on Jones Hill, The boy and His Hatchet, Merriam's Corner, Smith's Desperate Case, The Rescue, Percy's Hill in Lexington, The Fight in Menotomy, The American Fire, Pickering's Chance, The British Reach Safety, Summary, Bibliography, Index. 295 pages, hardbound red cloth, very good condition.>CON The Lexington-Concord Battle Road $7.50 The First National Bank of Boston, 1975, 1960 Interesting chronology of the events that took place along the battler road on April, 19, 1775 74 pages, 6x9 softbound, good condition. Old maps of Lexington, Winchester, Belmont, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Nine framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Lexington (whole town), Lexington (detail), East Lexington (detail), Winchester (whole town), Winchester (detail), Belmont (whole town), Belmont (detail), Belmont (Mt. Auburn), Belmont (Waverly). Nine, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Lincoln The View From Lincoln Hill $10.00 Paul Brooks Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1976 In telling the story of his hometown of Lincoln, Massachusetts, Paul Brooks touches on many themes that are vital today. An old town suddenly become a suburb, Lincoln faces a common problem. Yet Lincoln has been widely cited for maintaining rural values against mounting urban pressure - it has controlled its growth, preserved open space, and resisted ruthless exploitation. How has this come about? The story goes back to the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and of Concord, the first inland settlement, of which Lincoln was then a part. It describes the surprisingly "modern" views of Governor Winthrop and his contemporaries on what would today be called "planned development." It traces the evolution of that unique institution, the New England Town Meeting: the "school of democracy" where so many of the leaders of the American Revolution got their first training in political action. From hitherto unpublished records, it paints a vivid picture of how the war itself looked to the citizens of this little village, beginning with the dramatic events of April 19, 1775. A long chapter is devoted to the cultural revolution that took place some sixty years later in neighboring Concord - a war of literary independence against both the stifling traditions of Europe and the crass materialism of a newly industrialized America. Writers like Emerson and Thoreau, Hawthorne and Alcott, found freedom and inspiration by turning to the land, to the world of nature. As it entered the twentieth century, Lincoln was still a small town. With the explosive growth of the suburbs, it was able to maintain its character and identity while playing its part in the larger community. The final chapter, "Room for Living," outlines the specific methods by which this has been accomplished. Though the focus is on the land itself, The View from Lincoln Hill also encompasses many of the lighter aspects of New England history, its people and its way of life. The author's charming pen-and-pencil drawings give us an intimate, visual introduction to the country about which he writes. 273 pages, hardbound, good condition, dust jacket has some light marks and is a little ragged top & bottom of spine. Voiceprints of Lincoln, Mass. $35.00 Ruth Moulton Ragan Lincoln, Mass: Lincoln Historical Society, 1991 (from the end flaps) "Here is history with more than the usual factual manner. Rather, it is a personal account of some pivotal years in the evolution of Lincoln MA. A pioneer in the field of land planning and conservation, as a change from farming community to unique suburb of the industrial age, and in that account the inner spirit of the towns captured. For the use of oral history, 12 narrators reveal in this book their own personal memories of Lincoln from the 1880s to 1929. Oral history, in its broadest terms, has been with us for eons. Before the advent of the written word, it was through mankind's spoken stories and memories of the past that the links between the generations were forged. At the dawn of the 20th-century the orator at the hundred fiftieth birthday of the town of Lincoln had this concept in mind as he stood before his audience. Speaker Charles Francis Adams Jr. was about to deliver an address some history of the town, but first he gave his audience a charge. He told them they should leave a record of the everyday life and Lincoln for their descendants 150 years in the future, in the year 2054. He deplored the fact that the early settlers of the town had left no such written record of their life. He said: while we can send a message for, we cannot send one back…. One of the goals of this book is to help carry out that charge for future generations of systems. But there's also a broader goal. For along with details of daily life and Lincoln, there is a story of some pivotal years and Lincoln during late 19th-century early 20th-century unfold rural America was giving way to the new industrial America. Numerous turn-of-the-century photographs and charming documentation this engaging work." 205 pages, hardbound, new. Old maps of Concord, Lincoln, Acton, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Ten framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Concord (whole town), Concord (detail), Westvale (Concord), Lincoln (whole town) for in the end of the, Lincoln (detail), South Lincoln, Acton (whole town), West Acton, South Acton, Acton detail and Whetherbees Mills. Ten 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Lowell Lowell, Mass. As It Was, And As It Is $29.95 Rev. Henry Adolphus Miles New York: Arno Press, 1972, 1846 second edition Fascinating glimpse of the early days of Lowell as a manufacturing center. Table of Contents: Indian History, First Canal, East Chelmsford, Waltham the Parent of Lowell, Purchase of the Canal and Farms, Commencement of Operations, Reorganization, The New Manufacturing Village, The Town of Lowell, The City of Lowell, Locks and Canals Company, Merrimack Manufacturing Company, Hamilton Manufacturing Company, Appleton Manufacturing Company, Lowell Manufacturing Company, Middlesex Manufacturing Company, Suffolk Manufacturing Company, Tremont Manufacturing Company, Lawrence Manufacturing Company, Boot Manufacturing Company,, Massachusetts Manufacturing Company,, Smaller Manufacturing and Mechanical Establishments, Lowell in 1845, A Lowell Corporation, A Lowell Boarding-house, A Lowell Cotton Mill, Lowell Calico Printing, A Lowell Woolen Mill, A Lowell Carpet Mill, Hours of Labor, Wages, Provisions for the Comfort and Health of the Operatives, Moral Police of the Corporation, Boarding House Statistics, Mill Statistics, Moral and Intellectual Advantages, Churches, Schools, City Library, Lowell Offering, Savings’ Bank, Ministry at Large, Lowell Hospital, Lowell Dispensary, Howard Benevolent Society, Lowell Cemetery, Conclusion. Appendix: Francis Cabot Lowell, Paul Moody, Kirk Boot, Warren Colburn, Luther Lawrence, Robert Means. 234 pages, 6x9 hardbound, good condition. Paddy Camps: The Irish of Lowell, Mass. 1821-1861 $39.99 Brian C. Mitchell Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1988. There must be something I don’t know about this book. Other dealers are selling it for between $99.99 and $170.00. Table of contents: 1. Introduction 2. The Early Immigrants, 1821-30 3. The First Years, 1831-35 4. Growing Pains, 1836-48 5. The Pattern of Employment, 1838-50 6. The Impact of Famine Emigrants, 1845-55 7. The Know-Nothing Crisis, 1847-55 8. Aftermath: The Meaning of Community, 1855-61 Tables and Figures Notes Bibliography Bibliographical Essay Index 155 pages. 6x9 hardbound, End Notes: 66 pages, Condition: Very good Maynard Old maps of Sudbury, Wayland, Maynard Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Eight framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Sudbury (whole town), Sudbury Village, South Sudbury, Wayland (whole town), Cochituate (Wayland), Wayland Village, Maynard (whole town), Maynard Village. Eight, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Assabet Mills, Maynard, Massachusetts $18.99 Paul Boothroyd and Lewis Halprin Dover, NH: Arcadia Publishing, 1999 Images of America Series. (from the back cover) The sleepy town of Assabet Village woke up very quickly when the Assabet Mills was built in 1847. Dams were constructed on the river, millponds were created, and large mills began producing yarn and carpets. Soon the village was turning into a town with stores, churches, schools, and government. As the mill grew, so did the town; the population grew to 7,000 people by 1905. During good times, the mill prospered, but during bad times, it faltered and had to re-invent itself. It had almost as many lives as the proverbial cat. The carpet mill faltered in 1857, but in 1862, the Assabet Manufacturing Company started producing woolen materials and blankets to support the Civil War. This mill faltered in 1898, but in 1899, the American Woolen Company bought the mills and greatly expanded them. In 1950, the woolen company faltered and shut down completely, but in 1957, Digital Equipment moved in. Digital faltered in 1997 and sold the buildings to Clock Tower Place, which is converting the mills into first-class industrial space. Today, the mills are attracting a new set of small industries. This book is filled with images of the various "lives" of the mill complex. Photographs featured within these pages show mill employees at work and at play; workers' homes; the evolution of the mill buildings; and the products produced and sold by the mill. There is even a chapter that shows how wool products are produced. Paul Boothroyd is the archivist for the Maynard Historical Society, whose archive has contributed most of this volume's images. Lew Halprin, also a member of the Maynard Historical Society, is the coauthor of four other Arcadia titles about nearby towns. Come along with Paul and Lew and share this visual life story of a mill complex and the ups and downs of the lives of its owners, its workers, and its town. 128 pages, 6½ x 9½ softbound, new Methuen Historical Sketch of the Town of Methuen, Massachusetts from a Settlement to the Year 1876 $46.00 Joseph S. Howe Methuen, Massachusetts: 1876 Brief History. 48 Pages, Hardbound, Good Condition. <con> The Catalog of Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground on Meetinghouse Hill in Methuen, Massachusetts $50.00 (rare) Methuen, Massachusetts: Methuen Historical Society, 1897 (from the Introduction) In the year 1728 the town of Methuen voted: "that they should be a graveyard provided in the town somewhere near the Meetinghouse." They selected piece of land "20 rods and land by six or seven in width". This burying ground was the only one in the town for almost fifty years and was commonly used for 100 years or more, but within the last 40 years there'd been few intranets and it has gradually fallen into disuse and neglect. At the annual meeting of the first church, in 1895, their attention was called to the neglected condition of the old burying ground with the gratifying result, -- that through the kindly interest and generosity of Mr. Edward Searles, and authority granted by the town, they've assumed its control and improvement. The work is being done under the supervision of Mr. Charles Mann, to whom we are indebted for the copies of the epitaphs upon the old gravestones, which appear in the following pages. Hundred and 16 pages, hardbound, back cover missing, front cover loose, spine worn, pages in good condition.<con> Newton History of the Early Settlers of Newton, Mass. 1639-1800 With a Genealogical Register of its Inhabitants Prior to 1800 $45.00 Francis Jackson Heritage 1987 Facsimile reprint of 1854 edition Table of contents: Name of the town, First Settlers, Early Grants and Boundaries, Early Conveyances, Highway, Separation of Cambridge Village from the Town of Cambridge, Education, Provisions for the Poor, Burying Grounds, The Common at Newton Center, Indians, Slavery, The Charles River, Mills and Factories at Upper Falls, the Lower Falls, Ponds and Brooks, First Grist Mill, Plan of Newton, Ecclesiastical History , War of the Revolution, Officers of Newton Who Served in the War of the Revolution, Newton Man Who Served More or Less in the War of the Revolution, Town Clerks and Treasurers, Selectmen., Annual Town Tax, Representatives to the General Court, Population, Direct Tax of the United States, 1798, Genealogical Register About 2/3rds genealogical register of residents prior to 1800. Map and index. 555 pages, softbound, (New Book) Pepperell Pepperell, Massachusetts (Images of America) $9.50 Joanne Saunders Foley Arcadia Publishing, 1996 (from the back cover) Settlers arrived in Pepperell as early as 1655, attracted by good farmland and the waters of the Nashua and Nissitissit Rivers. In a petition granted in 1742 by the general court, the area today recognized as Pepperell became known as Groton West Parrish. Eventually the town was named in honor of Sir William Pepperell of Kittery, Maine... In this marvelous new photographic history, author Joanne Saunders Foley chronicles the development of Pepperell from mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Come along and enjoy vintage views of celebrations, parades and firemen's musters and read all about the "witch" of North Pepperell... 127 pages, good condition, covers have some light creasing. Somerville 150 Years of King Solomon's Lodge A. F. & A. M 1783-1933 $ 15.00 Somerville, Massachusetts: 1933 History of the Lodge founded in the part of Charlestown that was later become Somerville. Includes a list of the Charter member is 1783, Masters, Treasurers, Secretaries, Members-1933, Bylaws of the King Solomon's Lodge., A. F. & A. M. A few photos and illustrations. 70 pages, 6 x 9 hardbound, good condition, some arriving on the covers, corners bumped. Sherborn Old maps of Framingham, Ashland, Sherborn, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Eight framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Framingham (whole town), Framingham Center, South Framingham, Saxonville (Framingham), Ashland (whole town), Ashland Village, Cutler's Mills (Ashland), Sherborn (whole town), Sherborn (detail). Eight, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Stow History of Stow - Tercentenary 1683 Edition 1983 $19.95 By Ethel B Childs Stow Historical Society 1983 Table of Contents Editors' Introduction Author's Preface List of Illustrations Chapter 1 The 17th Century Early settlers Establishing a Town Search for a Minister Life in the 17th Century The Regicide Chapter 2 The 18th Century The Period of John Eveleth The Rev. John Gardner: a Period of Quiet Growth Leading Toward the American Revolution A New Minister-and the American Revolution Chapter 3 The 19th Century A Century of Growth and Change The Civil War 1861-1865 Some Outstanding Stow People of this Period John W. Brooks Alonzo Parks John Witt Randall Col. Elijah Hale Edwin Whitney The Bicentennial of Stow Chapter 4 The 20th Century World War I Immigrations World War II The Tercentenary The Tercentenary Weekend Epilogue Appendix Bibliography Index Three hundred years of Stow history. Lots of photographs. 194 pages, hardbound, dust jacket is wrinkled and has a closed tear on the back, good condition. Recollections of Stow, Massachusetts $9.00 (Also includes the pamphlet "There is a Tavern in the Town, in the Town") Francis W. Warren Stow: Stow Historical Society, 1990 Foreword Pilot Grove Farm Owners from 1782 to 1990 Introduction. I The People Who Came The English Revolutionary War Prisoners Who Stayed the Irish The Danes The Norwegians and Swedes Returned Loyalists More English, Scots, and Irish The Finns The Poles The Greeks and Albanians The Canadians The Germans II Farming in Stow Dairy Farming Princeton Pasture Orchards Marketing Produce in Boston Haying Hay Crops Market Gardening Poultry Farming Horses Sleigh Bells Veterinarians Farm Organizations III. Growing Up In Stow Hanging May Baskets Hide and Go Seek Winter Fun—Sliding Sunday School Picnics Mt. Monadnock Dances-1920's School in Stow 1910-1922 School Transportation IV. Stow Businesses of the Past Nail Cutting Tanning Leather Goods Lumbering Sawmills Ice Harvesting The Central Garage V. Stories of Stow Some Unusual Happenings, the Forty Boys Ecology Pilot Grove Hill Tatler Birches Winter, Years Ago The Great Blizzard of 1978 Rev. Jonathan Newell and Minister's Pond The Itinerant Trader Organ Pumpers Tiffany, the Cosset Lamb VI. Town Affairs. Stow's Part in the American Revolution Relevant to Revolutionary History Cornwallis Day Slavery in Stow—Youbel Stone, Freed Dogs in the Meeting House Town Hall Story Watering Places for Horses Street Names Boston Post Cane Depression Project Notes on World War II Christmas Packages The Home Call Fire Department, Equipment, and Fires in Stow VII. Stories about Stow Personalities Deacon Charles W. Robinson Clarence Braman Arthur H. Rice Hans Christian Hansen Robert Stillman Priest Francis H. Stevens and Charles A. Staples J. Albert (Pa) Addy The Rev. Howard F. Smith, Jr. William Rodney Hendy George P. Schultz The Smith Family Jonathan Priest Marshall Parks Lewis Jerome Dwinells and Family Aunt Carrie (Warren) Smith and Bill Smith Honoring Norman Castle and Stillman Priest Helen (Novick) Brown Luke Brooks and the Great Stone Face Hearsey-Ferguson Family Edward Jensen VIII. Quotations and Memorabilia Appendix A Boundaries of Stow Appendix B Public Lands in Stow (From Town Records) 132 pages, 6x0 softbound, good condition. "There is a Tavern in the Town, in the Town" (included with Recollections of Stow, Massachusetts) Stow Tercentenary Committee, 1983 (From the forward) There is a tavern in the town.... In fact some say there were once sixteen of them, but this is questionable, as is some of the information about them. This is not a scholarly production, but a lighthearted booklet giving glimpses of an aspect of ,our past. Many of these taverns and inns, like many of our old houses, have no accurately known dates. Research in the Middlesex County Court House in East Cambridge is very interesting, albeit time-consuming, and if we could find original owners and dates it would be time well spent….. 15 page pamphlet Stow, Massachusetts $12.00 (in print at $21.99) Images of America Lewis Halprin, Barbara Sipler Stow Historical Society, 1999 Welcome to Stow, a picturesque New England village preparing to face the new millennium while keeping its roots firmly planted in 300 years of history. Primarily a farming community for much of its existence, Stow’s country-like character is still evident in its open spaces, most of which are now apple orchards, golf courses, and conservation lands. Within these pages, you will discover the classic charm of Stow’s village center, with its pristine white church, town hall, library, and its one and only traffic light. Take a leisurely stroll past row upon row of apple trees, and learn how early settlers utilized the power of the area’s small brooks and rivers. Here golfers enjoy the relaxation of four beautifully kept golf courses and nature lovers spend hours exploring Stow’s many hiking trails. Author Bio: Compiled by Lewis Halprin and Barbara Sipler on behalf of the Stow Historical Society, this collection brings to life over a century of memories to share with future generations. The magic passport for transportation into Stow’s unique past is right here in your hand. to operate, just grab a comfortable chair, prop up your feet, open this book, and embark upon a fascinating journey back in time. 128 pages, very good condition. Sudbury Old maps of Sudbury, Wayland, Maynard Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Eight framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Sudbury (whole town), Sudbury Village, South Sudbury, Wayland (whole town), Cochituate (Wayland), Wayland Village, Maynard (whole town), Maynard Village. Eight, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury Massachusetts $2.50 & $1.00 s&h Carol J. Maconi in Collaboration with Barbara Deveneau Southborough, Mass. Yankee Color Corp. the Printing: 1979. Short History of the Inn with Some Nice Photographs. 26 Page Pamphlet, Good Condition. Townsend Voices, From their Times and Places (Townsend, Mass) 3.00 & $1.50 s&h Townsend, Mass: 1992 Women of Townsend share their stories. An oral writing project produced by the Townsend Cultural Council.. Mary Teto, 50, Shirley Jamnback, 60, Millie Smith, 81, Marion Eaton, 86, Phyllis Josselyn, 62, Bernice Lothrop, 75, Beulah Greenough, 73, Pear Russell, 82, Florence Sullivan, 92, Katherine Frey, 75, Catherine Wilson, 72. 24 page 8x8 pamphlet, new Tyngsborough Tyngsborough, Mass (Images of America Series) (Out of print) $12.00 Herbert Morton (Inscribed inside front cover) NH: Arcadia Publishing, Methuen Historical Society, 1996 With Tyngsborough, the first photographic history of the town ever published, resident author Herbert Morton presents an affectionate look at this small New England community from the birth of photography through the 1970s. In these vintage images from years gone by, a peaceful, unharried, and yet industrious way of life is revealed. Hearty settlers along Tyngsborough's section of the Merrimack River built farms and small industries next to quiet homes, parks, and places of recreation. Mr. Morton's fascinating collection of images show many home of the colonial era, some of which have now faded away from all but photographic record and loving memory. The commercial and recreational centers of old Tyngsborough are also illustrated vividly in this historic work, reminding one of the town's integral roles in the development of Massachusetts and nearby New Hampshire. 128 Pages, 6x9 softbound, good condition
Wakefield Wakefield, Mass. Inauguration and Dedicatory Exercises 1868 $25.00 Boston: Warren Richardson, 1872 Inaugural exercises in Wakefield, Massachusetts, including the historical address and poem, delivered on the occasion of the assumption of its new name, by the town formerly known as South Reading, on Saturday, July 4th, 1868; Also the exercises at the dedication of Wakefield Hall, Wednesday, February 22nd, 1871. 100 pages, 6x9 green cloth hardbound, top inch of the covers are rubbed and faded, small hole in cloth back cover, owners inscription inside front cover. Wakefield, Mass: 350 Years by the Lake $48.75 The Wakefield 350 Writing Committee, Compilers. Nancy Bertrand, Editor 1994. Wakefield Item Press, Wakefield, Mass Table of contents: Foreword — John R. Galvin Acknowledgments The First Settlers — James W. Bradley The Seventeenth Century "This Our Heritage," the Town's Settlement and First Sixty Years — Nancy Bertrand .. The Indian Deed "That Dark Time," the Witchcraft Panic in Redding — Nancy Bertrand The Eighteenth Century Timeline: 1700 - 1774 — William E. Eaton Revolutionary Years — David Workman The American Revolution: General Benjamin Brown The American Revolution: Dr. John Hart Timeline: 1782 - 1799 — William E. Eaton, Lilley Eaton Colonial Officers of Reading — Tom Mullen Home Life in the Eighteenth Century First Parish in the late Eighteenth Century The Nineteenth Century Timeline: 1800 - 1812 — William E. Eaton The Three Parishes of Reading and the Birth of the Town of South Reading —Nancy Bertrand South Reading in 1812 — Lilley Eaton Timeline: 1813 - 1832 — William E. Eaton The Village of South Reading — Lilley Eaton Old South Reading Town House — Ruth Woodbury Burrage Yale — Doris DiGiammarino Timeline: 1833 - 1867 — William E. Eaton The Shoemaking Industry — Nancy Bertrand Slavery and the Anti-Slavery Movement — Nancy Bertrand South Reading and the Civil War — Peter Mathison Journal of a South Reading Soldier, 1864 Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1868 Cyrus Wakefield — Jim Wulff The Wakefield Rattan Industry — John Wall Timeline: 1868 - 1900 — William E. Eaton Solon O. Richardson — John Wall The Lives of Franklin Poole — John Wall Wakefield Businesses in the 1870's and 1880's — Gene A. Moulton Wakefield in the 1880's — Alonzo Colson Clubs and Social Life in Wakefield, 1890 — Mary Thresher Wakefield's Ice Industry An Overview — Peter Stott Cutting the Ice — Alonzo Colson The Winship-Boit Knitting Mill — Doris DiGiammarino The Twentieth Century Timeline: 1900 - 1914 —Joseph Bertrand The Rattan Factory Strike — Juliane Gerace The First World War and the Homefront — Peter Mathison The Town That Will Never Forget Me — Lucius Morris Beebe Alcohol and Temperance — Paul Faler The Temperance Movement, a Social History — Peter Mathison Timeline: 1915 - 1929 — Joseph Bertrand Immigrant Life: An Oral History Remembering Shops and Stores: An Oral History Remembering Montrose Timeline: 1930 - 1939 — Joseph Bertrand Wakefield on the Homefront During World War II — Doris DiGiammarino Timeline: 1940 - 1949 —Joseph Bertrand A Wakefield Boyhood — David Hackett Souter The 1950's: Building Wakefield, Tearing Down Wakefield's Hall — Nancy Bertrand The Fifties — Beatrice Cassidy The Sixties — Kevin Kopp The Seventies — Marcia J. Phinney The Eighties — Nancy Bertrand The Nineties — Marcia J. Phinney and Nancy Bertrand Overviews The Architectural History of Wakefield — Carol Huggins Population Growth and the People of Wakefield, 1830 - 1990 — Paul Faler Presidential Elections in Wakefield, 1832 - 1992 — Paul Faler Women in Wakefield — Nancy Bertrand Journalism in Wakefield — Robert D. Keohan Wakefield’s Honored Sons Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice — Gene A. Moulton The Wakefield High School Athletic Hall of Fame — Peter Mathison A Brief History of Greenwood — Dana and Gray Goughenour Sawyer Institutions The Lucius Beebe Memorial Library — Charlotte Thompson Wakefield Public Schools, 1693 - 1944 — Nancy Bertrand Wakefield Public Schools, 1944 - present — Dr. Stephen F. Maio St. Joseph's School The Wakefield Fire Department — L. Murray Young The Wakefield Municipal Light Department — Jayne D'Onofrio The Elizabeth E. Boit Home — Judi Eggleston The Melrose-Wakefield Hospital — Nancy Bertrand The Wakefield Police Department — L. Murray Young Sites The Americal Civic Center — Cheryl Webb Scott The Old Burying Ground — Nancy Bertrand The Floral Way The Hartshorne House — Nancy Bertrand The Lafayette Building — Nancy Bertrand The Bandstand — Nancy Bertrand The Rockery — Nancy Bertrand and John Wall The West Ward School — Nancy Bertrand Remembering Lost Landmarks: An Oral History Churches Organizations Biographies Town Government Anniversary Celebrations Patrons 396 pages, 9x12 hardbound, very good condition, dj has some wrinkles on it. Waltham Waltham Mass Vital Records to 1850 $49.95 Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society 1904 The town of Waltham, Middlesex County, was incorporated January 4, 1738, from a part of Watertown. April 16, 1849, a part of Newton was annexed to Waltham. The town of Waltham was incorporated as a city in 1884. 298 pages, hardbound, foxing on cover and spine, covers are rubbed, ex library with Library stamp inside front cover Waltham, Massachusetts As A Precinct of Watertown and as a Town 1630-1884 $40.00 Edmund L. Sanderson Waltham, Mass: Waltham Historical Society 1936 Table of contents: Waltham, 1630-1884, Early Visitors, Allotting the Land, Making Use of the "Waste Lands", The First Settlers and Their Homes, The Beginnings of a Town, More Growth and More Needs, The West Precinct, The Meeting-House, The Schoolhouse, The Making of a Town, The Town of Waltham, Early Events, The Revolution, The Coming of Industry, The Great Country Road, Continued Growth, Expansion and More Changes, The Civil War and After. Local Names, Waltham Families, 1738 168 pages, hardbound, good condition. Waltham Mass. through the Eyes of Young Citizens $9.00 9th Grade Civics Class, Waltham High School, 1955 Waltham seen through the eyes of Ute and Wilhelm Schmidt, orphans of World War II brought back to Waltham by a soldier. Table of contents: Where to Find us, How we Grew, Our Many “Firsts:, Our Historic Landmarks, How Sections of Out City Were Named, How We Learn, How We Play, How We Earn a Living, How We Safeguard Our Health, How Our Government Serves US. 95 pages, 6x9 softbound, edge wear with some small closed tears, covers faded. Condition: Good. Waltham Rediscovered: an Ethnic History of Waltham, Massachusetts $45.00 Kristen A. Petersen in collaboration with Thomas J. Murphy Waltham Peter E. Randall 1988 1st edition A beautiful book with lots of photographs. Table of contents: Preface Introduction The Yankee Community The Irish Community The Scandinavian Community The French Community The Jewish Community The Italian Community The Lithuanian Community The Armenian Community The New Wave of Immigrants Moody Street Waltham in the Wars of America Epilogue Bibliography Index Acknowledgments About the Author About the Editor 628 pages, 9x12 hardbound, very good condition, cover has some fading. Watertown Great Little Watertown 1630-1930: A Tercentenary History $75.00 G. Frederick Robinson and Ruth Robinson Wheeler. Watertown, Mass.: Watertown Historical Society; 1930. Rival Claims To Watertown: The Indians, The Gorges Patent, John Oldham, Winthrop Sir Richard Saltonstall Settles Watertown George Phillips Separates From Bigotry Watertown, Frontier Of The West Getting Along In The Seventeenth Century Watertown Refuses To Compromise Revolutionary Watertown Changes In Religion, Politics And Finance The Country Village Of 1830 Literature, Art And Reform A New Population And New Problems Modern Watertown Perkins Institution And Massachusetts School For The Blind Conclusion Founders Of Watertown Our Honor Roll 150 pages; hardbound, no dust jacket, gilt title on front cover; illus. with b/ w photos; map of the original allotments in back of book.; good condition. Wayland Old maps of Sudbury, Wayland, Maynard Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Eight framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Sudbury (whole town), Sudbury Village, South Sudbury, Wayland (whole town), Cochituate (Wayland), Wayland Village, Maynard (whole town), Maynard Village. Eight, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition. Old Time Wayland, Massachusetts $24.00 Alfred Wayland Cutting Privately printed, 1926 Table of contents: Old Wayland Center, Division of the Church, The Old Graveyard, Childhood Memories. Attached to the book with a paperclip: a photo of a horse draw wagon and some people inscribed: A Souvenir of the Village Centennial, A clipping about Lydia Maria Child, A Service of Commemoration First Parish Sudbury, Obituary of Rev. Seth Curtis Beach. In the back of the book is a clipping from the Waltham News Tribune Friday Jan 12, 1940 titled: Wayland First Parish Church Notes it's 300th Anniversary. 51 pages, softbound, good to fair condition, paperclip has marked some of the pages and in one spot has worn a small hole in the page, Cover is edge worn and corners bumped.
Westford History of the Town of Westford, Mass 1659 - 1883 $35.00 (In print at $49.95) (New Book) Rev Edwin R. Hodgman A. M. The Westford Town Committee 1883 (Reprint) Comprehensive history of Westford. Includes list of soldiers in the Revolution and Civil war and marriage and death records to the 1840s. In the back of the book is a genealogy on the early families. Map of Westford in 1730 on inside front cover. 494 Pages, hardcover Investigation of Water Supplying Capacity of Forge Pond, Westford, Mass. $30.00 This is an unusual item that concerns "practicability of increasing the supplying cavity of Forge Pond on Stoney Brook Watershed, Near Chelmsford, Mass., in order to increase the water power obtainable at the mill of the Abbot Worsted Company..". Includes Tables, photographs and drawings. 46 typewritten pages bound in 9x12 green hard cover, some wear along the edges, good condition Weston One Town in The American Revolution Weston Mass $18.00 (Out of Print) Brenton H. Dickson & Homer C. Lucas Weston Historical Society 1974 The story of Weston in the Revolution from the Stamp act through Shay's Rebellion. Table of Contents: 210 pages softbound, good condition Wilmington Yankee Drover $9.95 Asa Sheldon University Press of New England 1988 Being the unpretending life of Asa Sheldon, Farmer, Trader and working man 1788-1870. He lived in the Wilmington area. 192 pages, softbound, new Winchester Winchester War Records - Civil - Spanish American - World $55.00 Published by the Town of Winchester 1925 Each section starts with a description of Winchester's participation in the war. Then follows a list of Winchester people who served along with various service information. The WW2 section lists parents names, birth dates and place along with the service record. Also included are a number of illustrations. Table of Contents 184 pages, hardbound History of Winchester, Massachusetts - Volume I $48.75 Henry Smith Chapman. Drawings by W. H. W. Bicknell 1975. Haliday Lithograph Corp. Original Edition,1936 Table of contents: The Prehistory of Winchester. The Squaw Sachem and Her Red Men CHAPTER II White Men on the Aberjona First Settlement at Waterfield Woburn Incorporated CHAPTER III The Converse and Richardson Families CHAPTER IV The Symmes, Gardner and Johnson Families CHAPTER V Waterfield in the Sixteen Hundreds Church and State in Old Woburn CHAPTER VI Colonial Militia and Primitive Schools CHAPTER VII Eighteenth Century Memories The Black Horse Tavern CHAPTER VIII Winchester in the Revolution CHAPTER IX Winchester in 1798 The Middlesex Canal CHAPTER X Men and Industries of a Century Ago The Railroad Comes to Town CHAPTER XI The First Church Incorporation Agitated CHAPTER XII The Town of Winchester is Born CHAPTER XIII The Early Years of the Town, Fire and Flood, Social and Community Life CHAPTER XIV Men and Events in the Sixties Winchester in the Civil War CHAPTER XV Winchester in the Seventies, The Story of the Water System, The Banks CHAPTER XVI History of the Churches in Winchester CHAPTER XVII The Schools of Winchester CHAPTER XVIII The Story of Winchester's Parks and Playgrounds CHAPTER XIX Fire and Police Protection Town Hall and Public Library Growth and Progress CHAPTER XX Men and Events at the Turn of the Century, A Growing Town. The Hospital, The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrated CHAPTER XXI The Grade Crossing Controversy, Winchester in the World War, Tercentenary Celebration CHAPTER XXII Clubs and Social Organizations of Winchester EPILOGUE, APPENDIX A , APPENDIX B, NOTES AND COMMENTS, INDEX 401 pages, 6x9 hardbound, fair condition, covers and page edges have some stains, corners bumped. History of the Winchester Mass. Fire Department $25.00 Boston, Mass: Boston Publishing Co. 1975 Interesting history of the Winchester Fire Department, many illustrations. Winchester business directory after page 71. 71 pages, 9x12 hardbound, cover has some pitting, good condition 192 pages softbound Old maps of Lexington, Winchester, Belmont, Massachusetts 1875 $15.95 Reprint of town maps from the 1875 Atlas of Middlesex County. Nine framing maps 11x14” on fine ivory, houses with family names. Lexington (whole town), Lexington (detail), East Lexington (detail), Winchester (whole town), Winchester (detail), Belmont (whole town), Belmont (detail), Belmont (Mt. Auburn), Belmont (Waverly) Nine, 11X14 Maps, Good Condition.