MASSACHUSETTS & LOCAL HISTORY PATHFINDER

Walpole Library Collection*

 

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MASSACHUSETTS INFORMATION

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INVENTORY OF LOCAL HISTORY ARCHIVE ROOM
 

 


DIGITIZED LOCAL HISTORY TITLES

[searchable & available online]

 

Description of Items Content Overview
Early Maps of Walpole, Massachusetts
Compiled for the Walpole Historical Society by Frank Larrabie [1966]
.pdf
[added 12.20.12]
History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 1622-1918, volume 1
Cook, Louis Atwood
Google books
History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men, volume 1
Hurd, Duane Hamilton
Google books
A history of Walpole, Mass. : from the earliest of times with illustrations
Lewis, Isaac Newton
Open Library
Massachusetts real estate atlas collection
Digitized collection of atlases includes 167 volumes with over 6,000 maps and other illustrations. Includes statewide, county and municipal atlases from throughout the commonwealth, with the majority published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Mass.gov
[added 10.23.13]
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War openlibrary.org
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War openlibrary.org
Pondville Hospital : 1927-1969
Daland, Ernest M. (Massachusetts Department of Public Health)
.pdf
[added 10.23.12]
Renewing Francis William Park : A Master Scheme and Design Guidelines for the Management of Francis William Park :
East Walpole, Massachusetts

Prepared for the Park Trustees by the Conway School of Landscape Design [June 1989]
.pdf
[added 10.26.12]
Town planning for small communities
Walpole town planning committee
Google books
Vital Records of Walpole, Massachusetts, to the year 1850
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Google books
Walpole [1909]
Edison Electric Co. of Boston
.pdf
[added 12.23.14]
Walpole Aquifer protection study : July 1985 .pdf
[added 9.26.13]
Walpole Atlas
Hardy, Charles and Robert Coviello
.pdf
[added 5.18.12]
Walpole Historic House Tour 2004 [Informational Brochure]
House Tour Committee
.pdf
[added 5.30.12]
Walpole Historic Resources Inventory Project 1967-1982
Walpole Historical Commission
.pdf
[added 5.30.12]

 

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Addresses on Sir Robert Walpole and Rev. Phillips 

  Payson, men prominent in the early history of Walpole, 

  Mass.

Lewis, Isaac Newton, b. 1846.

NONFICTION                          

974.4 LEW                                           

Allens of Walpole [The], Mass. and their descendants 

  direct and collateral

Allen, Philip K., 1910-

WALPOLE  ROOM                                              

Walpole Collection

929.1 ALL

Bird Neponset Review

  volumes 35 – 37, 43, 46, 48 – 51

Bird & Son, Inc.

WALPOLE  ROOM                        

Walpole Collection

338.7405

The Blue Hill Street Railway by O.R. Cummings

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS  [located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]
Collector's recollections, A

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936.

WALPOLE  ROOM                        

Walpole Collection

 974.4 PLI

Early Maps of Walpole, Massachusetts

Larrabee, Frank

WALPOLE ROOM                                               

Walpole Collection     

912.7447 LAR

Epiphany Parish of Walpole, Massachusetts, 1887-1987 :

  a centennial history

NONFICTION                          

283.7447 EPI  

The Grandfather Clock [given to the Library]

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS  [located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

Hawes Neighborhood [Norwood-Sharon]

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS  [located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

History of the Billings Family

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS  [located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

History of Walpole Churches [including notes, newspaper clippings and miscellanea]

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS  [located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

History of Walpole, Mass. [A], from the earliest times, with

  illustrations.

Lewis, Isaac Newton, b. 1846.

WALPOLE  ROOM                        

Walpole Collection

 974.4 LEW

Hyde Park Division, Bay State Street Railway,

  Dedham-Norwood-East Walpole Line, Eastern

  Massachusetts Street Railway

Borrup, Roger

 

NONFICTION                          

388.4 T

In Constant Fear : the brutal, true story of life within the walls of the notorious Walpole State Prison

Remick, Peter [as told to James B. Shuman]

 

NONFICTION

365.974 R

Kendall Book, The
Robertson, Priscilla [with introductory note by Henry Plimpton Kendall]
WALPOLE ROOM                                                Walpole Collection
929.2 ROB
Lewis Farm : A New England Saga
Robertson, Priscilla [with introductory note by Henry Plimpton Kendall]
WALPOLE ROOM                                                Walpole Collection
929.2 ROB

Local boundary miscellanea + Walpole streets & roads

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS 
[located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

Looking Back : South Walpole Center - Summer Street – Everett Street [article]

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS 
[located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

Northerly part of the ancient line between Dedham and Dorchester by Charles Francis Jenney

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS 
[located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

North Walpole/Adams Farm Cultural Resources Inventory: the history of human presence and activity in North Walpole, Massachusetts

Green, Melinda W.

WALPOLE ROOM                                                Walpole Collection     

711.4 GRE

2000

Official Commemoration and Chronicle : issued in honor of the 300th Anniversary of the Historic Towm of Dedham 1636-1936

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS 
[located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

 Once told tales of Walpole : twenty-one essays by local

  authors - from the collection of the Walpole Historical

  Society

Cottrell, Elizabeth M. and Karl H. West Jr.

NONFICTION &

WALPOLE ROOM                        

Walpole Collection 974.4 WAL

 

Our church and its ancestors : The United Church in

  Walpole, Massachusetts.  1927-October 25, 1962

Roberts, Albert C.

WALPOLE  ROOM                        

Walpole Collection

285 ROB                                 

Preserving Walpole’s History [Walpole Historical Commission]

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS  [located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

Screw : the truth about Walpole State Prison by the guard who lived it
McLaughlin, Michael.

 

 

NONFICTION

365.9744 MCL

Search for the original Walpole sawmill

  a.k.a. “Walpole’s first sawmill”

West, Karl H. Jr. and Frank R. Larrabee

 

WALPOLE ROOM (2 copies)                       

Walpole Collection

974.4 WAL

 

Seth Bullard of Walpole, Massachusetts : a soldier of the

  Revolution  : and some of his descendants

Doggett, Samuel Bradlee, 1858-

WALPOLE ROOM                                  

Walpole Collection     

973.3 D

Story of Walpole [The], 1724-1924; a narrative history

De Lue, Willard.

WALPOLE  ROOM                        

Walpole Collection

974.4 DEL

Sumner Street [E. Walpole] Collection

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS  [located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]
Thomas Boyden and his descendants
Boyden, Wallace C. (Wallace Clarke), b. 1858.

WALPOLE  ROOM                        

Walpole Collection

929.1 BOY

Village Church, The : 1846-1971 - United Methodist Church, South Walpole

WALPOLE COLLECTION
BETTY COTTRELL PAPERS  [located in the Walpole Room, archival storage section]

Walpole (Images of America)

Ranaldi, Deborah [Walpole Historical Society]

 

 

NONFICTION  (3 copies)

974.4 WAL 1998

WALPOLE  ROOM                        

Walpole Collection (2 copies) 974.4 WAL 1998

Walpole water system : 100 years, 1895-1995

Abbott, William F.

WALPOLE  ROOM                        

Walpole Collection

351.871 WAL 1995

Walpole, Massachusetts historical documents

   STMT RESP    compiled from a vertical file of clippings

   by the librarians of Walpole Public Library, March 12,

   1996.

WALPOLE  ROOM                        

Walpole Collection                       

974.4 WAL 

William Lewis, 1602-1671, of Stoke-by-Nayland, 

  England, and some of his ancestors and descendants

Lewis, Isaac Newton, b. 1846.

TECHNICAL SERVICES              

Walpole Collection     

929.1 LEW 1932

Ye sawmill settlement : a history of Walpole's

  government 1724-1974

  STMT RESP    compiled by the 250th Anniversary 

  History Committee

WALPOLE ROOM (2 copies)                       

Walpole Collection

974.4 WAL

 

 

TITLES NOT IN CATALOG

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Biographical Review: Norfolk County Massachusetts

WALPOLE ROOM

Gold Star Record of Massachusetts: report of the Commission on Massachusetts’ part in the World War (1929)

WALPOLE ROOM

Massachusetts in the Army & Navy 1861-65 v. I-II

WALPOLE ROOM

Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the Revolution 1899, 1916, 1919

WALPOLE ROOM

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War v.1-22

REFERENCE SECTION

Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors & Marines in the Civil War v.1-8 + Index to Army Records

REFERENCE SECTION

Massachusetts State History of the Daughters of the American Revolution

WALPOLE ROOM

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (various towns)

REFERENCE SECTION

Messages and Papers of the Presidents 1789-1897 v.5-10

WALPOLE ROOM

Official Record of the Union & Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion Series I, v.1-29

REFERENCE SECTION

Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers 1861-65 v.1

WALPOLE ROOM

Records of Massachusetts Militia 1812 – 14

WALPOLE ROOM

War of the Rebellion: Official Record of Union & Confederate Armies Series 1 – v.1-58, Series 2 – v.1-8, Series 3 – v.1-5

REFERENCE SECTION

 

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Walpole Enterprise (Newspaper) January 1904 – June 1915

Walpole Times (Newspaper) March 1915 – Present*

*current issues still in print, located with newspapers in balcony area

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

Reel #1 – Town Meeting Records:

v.1 1724 – 77, v.2 1780 – 1833, v.3 1833 – 57,

v.4 1857 – 85

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

 

Reel #2 – Town Meeting Records:

v.5 1886 – 1900, v.6 1901 – 10, v.7 1911 – 25,

v.8 1912 – 1927

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

Reel #3 – Town Meeting Records:

v.9 May 1927 – 38, v.10 1938 – 50, v.11 1951 – 60,

v.12 1961 – 67

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

Reel #4 – Town Records: Births, Marriages & Deaths

v.1 Births, Marriages & Deaths 1721-89, v.2 Births, Marriages & Deaths 1780-1845, v.2A Births, Marriages & Deaths 1845 – 54, v.3 Births 1845 – 96, v.4 Births 1897 – 1937, v.5 Births 1938 – 59, v.6 Births 1959 – 1966

 

 

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

Reel #5 – Town Records: Marriages & Deaths

v.7 Marriages 1901 – 1933, v.8 Marriages 1934 – 1955,

v.9 Marriages 1955 – 1966, v.10 Deaths 1901 – 36,

v.11 Deaths 1937 – 59, v.12 Deaths 1959 - 1966

 

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

 

Reel #6 – Town Records: Index

Births 1850 – 1949, 1950 – 1966

Marriages 1855 – 1949, 1950 – 1966

Deaths 1848 – 1949, 1950 – 1966

Original certificates: Births 1886 – 1893

 

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

 

Reel #7 – Walpole Historical Society: Miscellaneous

Documents

1-3 Three earliest record books of First Parish Church (Walpole),

4 A&B Original Church Covenant – 1730,

5 Old Lewis Deed from Lewis Castle,

6 Walpole Light Infantry Orderly Book,

7 Plan of land laid out to Rev. Joseph Belcher,

8 Deed from Joshua & Ebeneezer Clap to Oliver Clap – 1777

9 Deed from Ebenezer Clap to Oliver Clap – 1783

10/11 Deed from Jarvis Boyden to Oliver Clap – 1785

12-15 Will & probate papers of Joshua Clap – 5/21/1792

16/17 Deed from Jacob Hart to Oliver Clap – 1798

18 A&B Deed from Beriah Billings to Oliver Clap – 1799

19 Deed from Jacob Jay to Oliver Clap – 1800

20 Deed from Ban.[sic] Gay to Sam.[sic] Guild – 1786

21 Deed to Sam. [sic] Guild from his father 6/19/1792

22 Deed from Moses Guild to Aaron Guild – 1796

23 Deed from Daniel Payson to Nathaniel Chickering – 1820

24 Deed from Luther Fisher, Unity Fisher & Louisa H. Fisher (wife of Lutther Fisher) to Daniel Goss 4/14/1866

25/26 Folder & silhouette on jabez Bullard (b.1773)

27 Voting list – February 10, 1887

28-31 Account with Warren Clap – 1843 – 44

32 Plan of land of Ebenezer Stone, M.D.

33 1724 Tax list

34 Walpole Town Forest Proclamation - 1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

 

 

 

 

Walpole Vital Records Reel 1of 4:

1. Vital Records 1721 – 1850, 2. Index of Births,

Marriages & Deaths 1724 – 1844, 3. Index to Births

1850 – 1900, 4. Index to Deaths 1846 – 1900,

5. Birth Register 1845 – 96, 6. Birth Register 1897 –

1900, 7. Marriage Register 1845 – 1900,

8. Death Register 1845 – 1900 (continued on reel #2)

 

 

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

 

Walpole Vital Records Reel 2of 4:

1. Death Register 1845 – 1900, 2. Register of Births,

Marriages and Deaths, 3. Births 1886 – 93

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

Walpole Vital Records Reel 3of 4:

1. Deaths 1897 – 98, 2. Births 1899 – 1900,

3. Intentions of Marriage 1876 – 1900, 4. Marriages

1885 – 97, 5. Index to Marriages 1855 – 1900,

6. Deaths 1888 ,7. Deaths 1887 – 1894 (continued on

reel #4)

 

 

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

Walpole Vital Records Reel 4of 4:

1. Deaths 1887 – 94 (continued),

2. Deaths 1898 – 1900

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

Reel #21 – Massachusetts Local Tax lists through

1776. Town of Walpole, Massachusetts

Wooden File Cabinet

in Walpole Room

 

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Atlas of the boundaries of the city of Newton, Middlesex

  County and towns of Dedham, Dover, Foxborough,

  Medfield, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, Walpole,

  Wellesley, Westwood, Norfolk County.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Harbor and Land

Commission, 1904.

 

 

Town of Walpole Engineering Dept.

135 School Street

(508) 660-7211

 

Commonwealth history of Massachusetts. – 5 volumes

Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943.

REFERENCE                           

974.4 H

Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the  

  families of Boston and eastern Massachusetts - 3 vols.

Cutter, William Richard, 1847-1918.

REFERENCE

929

History of New England. – 5 volumes

Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881.

REFERENCE                             

974 P

History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 1622-1918.

Cook, Louis A. (Louis Atwood), 1847-1918.

REFERENCE                            

974.47 H 

History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with

  biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and

  prominent men.

Hurd, D. Hamilton (Duane Hamilton)

 

NONFICTION                         

974.47 HUR

 

Mayflower heritage; a family record of the growth of

  Anglo-American partnership.

Winslow, Douglas Kenelm, 1905-

NONFICTION                          

974.4 WIN

 

 

 

 

WALPOLE-RELATED TITLES OWNED BY OTHER LIBRARIES

(most are non-circulating and must be viewed at the owning library)

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Atlas of the boundaries of the city of Newton, Middlesex County and

 towns of Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, Norfolk County.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Harbor and Land

Commission, 1904.

 

SHARON HISTORY 912.7447 BOU SHA

Kendall Mills : a textile leader.

Walpole, Mass. : The Kendall Co., 1940.

SHARON HISTORY

677 KEN

Minute men [The] and other patriots of Walpole, Mass., in our long struggle for national independence, 1775-1783

Lewis, Isaac Newton, b. 1846.

CANTON ARCHIVES 929 L