Please note that the full text of the Proceedings 1906-1979 can be seen here.

Volume I. 1905-1906 [1906]

Reminiscences of Old Cambridge. By Charles Eliot Norton
Changes between 1830 and 1905. Especially interesting on the Kirkland Street Region.

Celebration of the Two Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Founding of Cambridge. By Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Others.

Report on Historic Sites.
“…a list of the most important Historic Sites in Cambridge, with the location of each. It contains also all the existing inscriptions.”

Reminiscences of John Bartlett. By John Willard, Thomas Went worth Higginson, and Woodward Emory.
Appreciative account of John Bartlett, proprietor of a famous bookstore, compiler of Familiar Quotations, editor of Shakespearian Concordance.

*Also contains full reports of the first year’s meetings, very interesting for their account of the purposes of the Society, the distinguished membership, gifts and other information.

Volume 2. 1906-1907[1907]

Nehemiah Walter’s Elegy on Elijah Corlet. By William Coolidge Lane.
Brief account of Cambridge’s first schoolmaster (d. 1687). The elegy reprinted here is by Corlet’s assistant.

Cambridge Eighty Years Since. By Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
Letters of Higginson’s mother to his brother (1827-1828).

Nathanial Jarvis Wyeth. By Stephen Paschall Sharples.
Wyeth was an energetic Cambridge character, inventor of ice-cutting machinery and a pioneer in the Oregon Territory.

The Washington Home Guard. By Franklin Perrin.
A volunteer Company organized for local protection when other military companies left Cambridge during the Civil War.

Celebration of the Longfellow’s Centenary. By William Dean Howells and Others.

Celebration of the Agassiz Centenary. By A. Lawrence Lowell and Others.

Cornelius Conway Felton. By William Watson Goodwin.

Volume 3. 1908 [1908]

The Seal of the Society. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Chiefly an account of Joseph Glover, whose press appears on the seal of the Society.

Some Cambridge Men I Have Known. By Alexander Mckenzie.
Among others: President Walker, Dr. Andrew Peabody, Professors Felton, Sophocles, Asa Gray, Charles William Eliot, Torrey, child.

First Award of the Longfellow Centenary Medal Prize.
Includes remarks by Richard Henry Dana, William Roscoe Thayer, and Charles Eliot Norton and the prize essay by John Kirtland Wright.

Second Report on Historic Sites.
Correction of errors and omissions in the First Report. Includes map of Harvard Yard, showing original ownership of the lots now included in it.

Francis Dana. By Richard Henry Dana.

The Writings of Thomas Shepard. By Andrew McFarland Davis.

The Tudor House at Fresh Pond. By Ellen Susan Bulfinch.
Fascinating account of country life in house built before the Revolution and long owned by the Storer family.

Gleanings from the Records of the First Church in Cambridge. By Hollis Russell Bailey.

Volume 4. 1909 [1909]

Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse and Harvard University. By William Coolidge Lane.

Journal of Benjamin Waterhouse. By William Roscoe Thayer.
Excellent articles about an original, testy, and thoroughly engaging character who stimulated the study of natural history at Harvard.

Celebration of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Centenary. By Charles William Eliot, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, David Williams Cheever, Edward Waldo Emerson, and Samuel McCord Crothers.

The Lawrence Scientific School. By Stephen Paschall Sharples.

Volume 5. 1910 [1911]

Certain Defects in the Publications of Historical Societies. By Worthington Chauncey Ford.
The proper objectives of a local historical society.

Lieutenant James Dana at the Battle of Bunker Hill. By Elizabeth Ellery Dana.

The Ancient Fish Weir on the Menotomy River. By John Albert Holmes.

Report on the Committee on Early Settlers’ Descendants.
List of fourteen members who had filed their genealogy with the Society.

Adventures of John Nutting, Cambridge Loyalist. By Samuel Francis Batchelder.
The life of a master builder who threw in his lot with the British.

Volume 6. 1911 [1912]

The State Arsenal and the identification of the Cannon on Cambridge Common. By Archibals Murray Howe.

The arsenal stood on the site of the Hotel Continental in Arsenal Square.

The Aims of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. By Charles Knowles Bolton.
Summary of an illustrated address.

A Few Old Cambridge Houses. ByMary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Particularly interesting for listing of old houses which once stood between Harvard Square and the river.

The Cambridge Humane Society. By Edward Henry Hall.

Why I Started the Index to Paige’s History of Cambridge. By Charles John McIntire.
“I commenced the index for my own personal use and comfort … as its proportions grew… more time was devoted to it, depriving me of necessary rest and exercise.”

The History and Meaning of the Proposed New Charter for Cambridge. By Lewis Jerome Johnson.
Arguments for preferential voting.

Volume 7. 1911-1912 [1913]

Thomas Wentworth Higginson Memorial. By Samuel W. McCall, Lucia Ames Mead, Samuel McChord Crothers, and Bliss Perry.

The Place of Judge Story in the Making of American Law. By Roscoe Pound.

An Historical Account of Some Bridges over the Charles River. By Lewis M. Hastings.
Brief Account of all bridges from the beginning to the construction of the Harvard Bridge. Invaluable map.

The Building of Holworthy Hall. By William Coolidge Lane.
The construction of a dormitory north and east of the older buildings is hailed aslooking “far into the future.”

A Petition of Dr. Daniel Stone. By William E. Stone.
Stone was a “chirurgeon” who lived at the corner of Dunster and Mount Auburn Streets unitil 1657. His geneology.

John Taylor Gilman Nichols, M.D., 1859-1911. By Oscar F. Allen.

Major-General Daniel Gookin. By Warner Foote Gookin.
Gookin was the Indian Commissioner in Massachusetts in the 1660’s and 1670’s.

Volume 8. 1913 [1914]

Thomas Wellington “of Cambridge,” His Ancestors and Some of His Descendants. By Albert Harrison Hall.
Includes an interesting map of early landholdings in Watertwon, once part of Cambridge. Much genealogy.

Merchants of Old Cambridge in the Early Days. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Fascinating backgrounds of Harvard Square and the firms doing business there: Kent’s Bookstore, Frank P. Merrill Company, Worcester Brothers, and many others, and their predecessors from the earliest days.

Volume 9, 1914 [1915]

Letters to Mrs. William Jenks, 1806-1813. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Good pictures of the first decade of the century.

A Letter from Thomas Hollis. By Archibald Murray Howe.
Written to Edmund Quincy, Jr., of Boston by an English benefactor of Harvard, October 1, 1766.

The Pocumtuck Valley memorial Association.
An account of its activities as suggestive of aims of local historical societies.

The Female Humane Society. By Mrs. Richard Henry Dana.
The Society was ancestor of the Cambridge Associated Charities. Extracts from the records.

Cambridge Grants and Families in Billericam 1641-1655. By A. Warren Stearns.
Detailed account of landholdings.

Volume 10. 1915 [1917] [1/2] [2/2]

Colonel Henry Vassal and His Wife Penelope Vassal. By Samuel Francis Batchelder.
Very detailed and most interesting. The Copley portraits, now owned by the Society, had just been purchased from a descendant in Philadelphia. Numerous Illustrations.

The Beginning of the First Church in Cambridge. By Hollis Russell Bailey.
Documentary paper on the Hooker-Shepard period.

Note on the Deacon’s Books of the First Church. By Henry Herbert Edes.

The Longfellow Prize Essay (“Descriptions of Nature in Longfellow’s Poems”) 1915. By Margaret Charlton Black.

Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Richard Henry Dana. By Bliss Perry, Moorfiled Storey and Joseph Hodges Choate.

Volume 11. 1916 [1920]

Letters of the Reverend Joseph Willard, President of Harvard, and of Some of His Children, 1794-1830. By Susanna Willard.
Travel, academic doings, and family life in the first quarter of the 1800’s.

Diary of Timothy Fuller, Jr., and Undergraduate in Harvard College, 1798-1801. By Edith Davenport Fuller.
“Miss Orne, Sam’s sister is very Pretty and Well-bred,” etc.

Early Cambridge Diaries. By Harriette M. Forbes.
Valuable list of early diaries. Many are described as “Unpublished” or “privately Owned.” Ownership in the latter case is not indicated, but a brief statement for the nature of the contents is given in all cases.

Volume 12. 1917 [1925]

Class Day, Commencement, and Phi Beta Kappa Day, 1829.
Programs and a Newspaper Abstract.

Archibald Murray Howe. By Samuel McCord Crothers.

Person Recollections of Dr. Morrill Wyman, Professor Dunbar, Professor Sophocles, and Professor Shaler. By Charles William Eliot.
A paper not to be missed for it flavor of Cambridge in the mid-century.

Longfellow Prize Essay for 1917. By Dorothy Henderson.

Volume 13. 1918 [1925]

No-License in Cambridge. By Frank Foxcroft.
By a prohibitionist.

Burgoyne and His Officers in Cambridge, 1777-1778. By Samuel Francis Batchelder.
Includes splendid map of Cambridge in 1777.

Gerry’s Landing and Its Neighborhood. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Principal families from the earliest times: Saltonstall, Vassall, Oliver, Coolidge, Thatcher, Gerry, Stone, White, Forbes, Webster.

The Schools of Cambridge, 1800-1870. By George Grier Wright.

Volume 14. 1818 [1926]

Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of James Russell Lowell. By Charles Williem Eliot, Percy Mackaye (poem), and Bliss Perry.

The Streets of Cambridge, Their Origin and History. By Lewis Morey Hastings.
By the City Engineer, from old records. Begins wit records of the laying out of main roads; contains also a substantial list of dates of later streets and origins of their names. Section on “Early Maps and map-makers.” Reproduction of 1830 map.

English Homes of the Founders of Cambridge. By Joseph Gardner Bartlett.

The William Gray House in Cambridge. By Roland Gray.
About Mrs. Henry D. Tudor’s house. Williamm gray was Mrs. Tudor’s great-grandfather.

Mrs. Alexander and her Daughter Francesca. By Eunice Farley Felton.
Life in Florence of two interesting people, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of William Gray.

Elias Howe, Jr., Inventor of the Sewing Machine. By Percy H. Epler.
Thoroughly fascinating.

Volume 15. 1920-1921 [1931]

Printing in Cambridge since 1800. By Norman Hill White, Jr.

Roger Harlakenden. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
The original owner (d. 1638) of the property at the corner of Bond and Garden Streets occupied by Professor Munn’s House.

Joseph Foster and Shay’s Rebellion. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Foster was an early owner of the Riedesel house.

Gleanings from Early Cambridge Directories. By George Grier Wright.
Old firms, ancestors of later ones, and their locations. Harvard Branch Railroad.

Elmwood and its Owners. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.

Some Vital Errors in the Cambridge Vital Statistics. By Irma Adelaide Rich.
Deaths recorded on Cambridge grave stones are not necessarily those of births and deaths occurring in Cambridge.

Volume 16. 1922 [1931]

Two letters from John Adams to Rev. Joseh Willard. By Walter B. Briggs.
Getting John Quincy Adams into college.

The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Brief account of the home of the society.

The Old Hooper-Lee House. By Thomas Coppin Amory.

Two Hundred Years Ago. By Sophi Shuttleworth Sompson.
Complete reprinting of a children’s Christmas and birthday book originally published in 1859. Essentially a short history of Cambridge. Notes by Thomas Francin O’Malley.

On a Certain Deplorable Tendency. By Prescott Evarts.
About Sabbath non-observance.

Some Cambridge Physicians. By Henry Pickering Walcott.
Includes an account of the founding of the Cambridge Hospital.

Volume 17. 1923-24 [1931]

The History of the Third District Court of Eastern Middlesex. By Charles Almy.

The Origin and Nature of the Old Gravestones of the Cambridge Burial Yard. By Jay Backus Woodworth.
Where the stones were quarried.

Susanna Willard. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.

Gallows Hill, the Ancient Place of Execution. By Thomas Francis O’Malley.
Executions near Linnaean Street up to 1817.

The Ruggles-Fayerweather House. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.

Shady Hill and Its Owners. By Charles William Eliot.

The Story of the Bee. By Mary Towle Palmer.
The sewing circle started in 1861.

The Cambridge Indian Association. By Sarah R. Ames.
Founded 1886. The Indians were not Cambridge Indians.

The Beginnings of the First Parish in Cambridge. By Hollis Russell Bailey.

Volume 18. 1925 [1926]

Historical sketch of Charitable Societies in Cambridge. By Edwin Herbert Hall.

Quincy Street in the Fifties. By Lillian Horsford Farlow.
Invaluable, detailed account of houses and gardens.

The Washington Elm Tradition. By Samuel Francis Batchelder.

Volume 19. 1926 [1927]

Cambridge History in the Cambridge Schools. By Leslie Linwood Cleveland.

The Riverside Press. By James Duncan Phillips.

Early Glass Making in East Cambridge. By Doris Hayes-Cavanaugh.
An excellent account of this important industry.

Lieutenant George Inman. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Inman was an American who joined the British army. Extracts from Journals.

Volume 20. 1927, 1928, 1929 [1934]

Some Cambridge Reformers of the Eighties. By Philip Putnam Chase.
Especially good on William E. Russell and the Cleveland campaign, 1884.

Recollections of Sixty Years in Cambridge. By Ephram Emerton.

The Bates-Dana House. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Owners of the house that stood on the corner of Brattle Street Church Street.

One Hundred Years of Church Life. By William M. Macnair.
An account of the Prospect Congregational Church.

Early Cambridge Newspapers. By George Grier Wright.
A carefully documented account.

Reminiscences of Follen Street. By Maria Bowen.
Houses, street, and gardens from an early date.

The Value of Ancient Houses to a Community. By George Francis Dow.
Summary of an illustrated address.

Cambridge Physicians I Have Known. By Edmund H. Stevens.
Physicians practicing in 1871.

The John Hicks House. By Esther Stevens Fraser.
An Account of the reconstruction of the house carried out by the author.

Old North Cambridge. By Thomas Francis O’Malley.
Much about old hotels and taverns in and above Porter Square.

Volume 21. 1930-1931 [1936]

How Massachusetts Grew, 1630-1642. By Albert Harrison Hall.
The changing boundaries of the first towns. Thirteen maps.

Painted Decoration in Colonial Homes. By Esther Stevens Fraser.
Treats both painted furniture and painted walls, stenciling, landscaping, and floral decoration. Eleven plates.

A History of Berkeley Street. By Alice C. Allyn.

William Coolidge Lane. By Walter B. Briggs.
Lane’s Career as Harvard College Librarian.

Prescott Evarts. By Joseph H. Beale.
Brief appreciation of the Rector of Christ Church.

The Vassal House. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi, Elizabeth Ellery Dana, and David Pittinger.
The owners and the house fully treated.

Thomas Oliver. By Oliver Elton.
Summary of a longer paper.

President Cornelius Conway Felton. By Eunice W. F. Felton.
Brief notice by his daughter-in-law.

Volume 22 1932-1933 [1937]

The History of Local Government in Cambridge. By Joseph Henry Beale.
Comparison of government in 1635 and 1845.

John Burgoyne: Politician, Dandy, and Man of Letters. By David T. Pottinger.

Sparks Street. By Marie Bowen, Mary Deane Dexter, and Rosalbe Smith Proell.
People and houses.

Cambridge Land Holdings Traced from the Proprieters’ Records of 1635. By Albert P. Norris.
Account of land holdings up into the eighteenth century. Two very detailed maps.

The Distaff Side of the Ministerial Succession in the First Parish Church in Cambridge. By Julia Baynard Pickard Bailey.

Old Cambridge. By David T. Pottinger.

The Browns and Nichols School. By W. Rodman Peabody.

Volume 23. 1934-1935 [1937]

Christ Church, Cambridge. By John Perkins Brown.

Thirty-Eight Quincy Street. By David T. Pottinger.
The house designed by Henry Greenough which stood on the corner of Broadway.

Extracts from the Reminicences of Isabella Batchelder James. By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi.
Life in the 1820’s, 1830’s, and 1840’s. Fascinating. Separate section on James Russell Lowell by Mrs. James.

Mr. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. By Samuel Atkins Eliot.

Mary Isabella Gozzaldi. By Fanny Elizabeth Corne. A brief account of her life.

Kirkland Place. By Frances Fowler.

Volume 24. 1936-1937 [1938]

How Cambridge People Used to Travel. By Lois Lilley Howe.
Vivid letters of the 1830’s and 1840’s chiefly by Harriet Spelman Howe. Coach, rain, canal boat, and ocean sailing ship.

How the First Parish in Cambridge Got a new Meeting-House. By G. Frederick Robinson.
A Cambridge-Waterton dispute in the 1750’s.

Early Quakers in Cambridge. By Henry J. Cadbury.
Rough treatment given traveling quakers in the 1600’s.

William Brewster, 1851-1919. By Glover M. Allen.
Life and Character of the ornithologist.

Bits of Russian Court Life in the Seventies. By Stroughton Bell.
Letter by Mr. Bell’s aunt, Louise Stoughton.

Volume 25. 1938-1939 [1939]

Chronicles of the Craige House: the Coming of Longfellow. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana.
Longfellow’s early days in the house, 1837-1841.

The Origin of the New England Town. By Joseph Henry Beale.

The Preservation of Historic Houses. By Samuel Atkins Eliot.

Cooperation between Schools and Local Historical Societies. By Edwin B. Worthen.

The Observatory of Harvard College and Its Early Founders. By Elizabeth L. Bond.
Life and work of William Cranch Bond and George Phillips Bond, father and son.

The Fayerweather House. By Mrs. James Lowell Moore.
Mrs. Moore’s family owned the house from 1827 to 1907.A vivid account.

55 Garden Street. By Lois Lilley Howe.
One of the Garden Street houses now occupied by Radcliffe College.

Charles Folsom and the McKeans. By Sarah McKean Folsom Enebuske.
Literary circles in the 1850’s and 1860’s.

“Information, Please!”By Samuel Atkins Eliot.
Questions on Cambridge history.

Dr. Estes Howe: A Citizen of Cambridge. By Lois Lilley Howe.
One of the most interesting papers in the whole series.The life of Miss Howe’s father touched many aspects of Cambridge life from the 1830’s to the 1880’s.

Volume 26. 1940 [1941]

Some Cambridge Pundits and Pedagogues. By Samuel Atkins Eliot.
Among others: Andrew Preston Peabody, Professor Sophocles, Alexander Agassiz, Francis James Child, Justin Winsor, Charles Eliot Norton.

Victorian Houses in Old Cambridge. By Roger Gilman.
Styles from Greek Revival to late Richardson, illustrated by sixteen photographs.

The Gardens and Houses of the Loyalists. By Rupert Ballou Lillie.

The Dana Saga. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana.
The family and its houses, 1640-1940.

Volume 27. 1941 [1942]

The Beginnings of the Art Department and of the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard. By Edward W. Forbes.

Sundry Observations Upon Four Decades of the Harvard College Library. By Walter B. Briggs.

The Craigies. By Frederick Haven Pratt.
By a descendant. Contains the “cellar-stair letters” relating to Andrew Craigie’s unacknowledged daughter.

Craigie Exhibition. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana.
Comments on portraits, letters, silver.

Volume 28. 1942 [1943]

Thomas Fuller and His Descendants. By Arthur B. Nichols.
Thomas Fuller died 1698.His great-great-great granddaughter was Margaret Fuller.

The Wyeth Background. By Roger Gilman.
Cambridge enterprise: the ice business and migration west.

All Aboard the “Natwyethum.” By Samuel Atkins Eliot.
Nathaniel Wyeth’s overland expedition to Oregon in the 1830’s.

Longfellow and Dickens. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana.

The Centenary of the Cambridge Book Club. By Lois Lilley Howe and Francis Greenwood Peabody.

Volume 29. 1943 [1948]

Allston at Harvard, 1796 to 1800. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana.

Allston in Cambridgeport, 1830 to 1843. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana.

An Excommunication in Harvard Square. By Willard Reed.
Deacon Hillard’s wife was excommunicated in 1809.

Volume 30. 1944 [1945]

Harvard Square in the ‘Seventies and ‘Eighties. By Lois Lilley Howe.
A real gem both for its lively style and its fund of information on the buildings and businesses of Harvard Square.Illustrations, and magnificent map by Miss Howe.

Thomas Dudley, Founder of Cambridge. By Laura Howland Dudley.
A Very carefully prepared biographical account of Dudley.

The Disloyalty of Dr. Benjamin Church, Jr.By Maude B. Vosburgh.
Church was Surgeon General and in Cambridge when his disloyalty was discovered in 1775.

Autobiography of Edward Sherman Dodge.Read by Lois Lilley Howe.
Lively reminiscences of the 1860’s.

Volume 31. 1945 [1948]

Reminiscences of Cambridge. By Mrs. Samuel McChord Crothers.
Delightful picture of people and life about 1900.

Windmill Lane to Ash Street. By Roger Gilman.
Valuable for architectural notes on Ash Street houses.

A Child in a New England Colonial Garden. By Mrs. Isabella Gozzaldi.
The Vassal House garden.

The Story of a Lost Brook. By Lois Lilley Howe and Mrs. Edward S. King.
Topography of the Craigie-Berkeley-Street neighborhood.

Historical Sketch of the First Church in Cambridge (Unitarian). By Mrs. Florence Russell Gerould.

Volume 32. 1946-1948 [1949]

Maria Denny Fay’s Letters from England, 1851-1852. By Lois Lilley Howe.
Maria Fay, daughter of Judge Samuel Fay of Fay House, was visiting her brother then living at Moore Park in England.

The Romance of Street Names in Cambridge. By Frances H. Eliot.

Memories of the Berkeley Street School. By Elizabeth B. Piper.
This famous girls’ school was founded in 1862 by Mr. Lyman Richards Williston.

Cambridge, the Focal Point of Puritan Life.By Henry Hallam Saunderson.
The Puritans as builders for the future.

Some Musical Memories of Cambridge. By Samuel A. Eliot.

The History of Coolidge Hill. By Rosamond Coolidge.
Extremely interesting account of a corner of Cambridge that remained rural almost to the present.

A Significant Cambridge Anniversary. By Samuel A. Eliot.
Remarks on the Cambridge Synod of 1648.

A Tribute to Frank Gaylord Cook. By Robert Walcott.

Volume 33. 1949-1950 [1953]

The Dana-Palmer House. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana.
Extended account of those who lived in the house which now stands in front of the Harvard Faculty Club on Quincy Street.

The History of Garden Street. By Lois Lilley Howe.
Most interesting survey, house by house.

The Owners of Elmwood. By Lucy Kingsley Porter.

Cambridge Trees. By Lois Lilley Howe.
A record of fine specimens in the Brattle Street neighborhood.Illustrated.

The Early Life of Samuel McChord Crothers. By Katharine F. Crothers.

Charles William Eliot: Anecdotal Reminisces. By Jerome D. Greene.
Especially the early years of Mr. Greene’s association with Eliot as secretary to the President.

Historical Associations of Charlestown and Cambridge.By Charles F. Whiting.

Eldon Revere James. By David T. Pottinger.

Maude Batchelder Vosburgh. By David T. Pottinger.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana. By Robert Walcott.

Volume 34. 1951-1952 [1954]

Lawrence Lowell, President. By Julian Lowell Coolidge.
Lowell’s contribution to strengthening the college.

From a Dana Hill Widow. By Helen Ingersoll Tetlow.
The life of Henry Francis Harrington, Pastor of the Lee Street Church, 1854-1864.

Four Years at Harvard College, 1888-1892. By Charles Lane Hanson.
Recalls Professors Cooke, Shaler, Child, Hill, Royce, and others

Memories of Nineteenth-Century Cambridge. By Lois Lilley Howe.
Picture of life on Kirkland Street in the 1870’s and 1880’s.

Mount Auburn’s Sixscore Years. By Oakes I. Ames.
Contains important contributions to the history of horticulture in Massachusetts.

Frederick Hastings Rindge. By John W. Wood.
Donor of the Manual Training School, the Cambridge Public Library, the City Hall.Rindge’s family history is extraordinary.

Cambridge, a Pioneer Home of Electronics. By Harold B. Richmond.
John Stone Stone, pioneer in radio manufacture, and followers in electronics.

A Tribute to Samuel Atkins Eliot. By Louis Lilley Howe.

Volume 35. 1953-1954 [1955]

Early History of Cambridge Ornithology. By Ludlow Griscom.

The Cambridge Plant Club. By Lois Lilley Howe, Marion Jessie Dunham, Mrs. Robert Goodale, Mary B. Smith, and Edith Sloan Griscom.

The Agassiz School. By Edward Waldo Forbes.
The famous school for girls conducted by Professor and Mrs. Agassiz in their Quincy Street house.Letters by Ellen Emerson and others.

Forty Years in the Fogg Museum. By Laura Dudley Saunderson.
Mrs. Saunderson joined the Fogg Museum in 1897, two years after its founding and retired only in 1939.

Cambridgeport: a Brief History. By John W. Wood.

Pages from the History of the Cambridge High and Latin School. By Cecil Thayer Derry.
Its descent from Elijah Corlett, first schoolmaster in the 1640’s.

I, too, in Arcadia. By David T. Pottinger.
Delightful recollections of student days at Harvard.

Volume 36. 1955-1956 [1957]

The Story of the Episcopal Theological School. By Charles L. Taylor.

The Curtain-Raiser to the Founding of Radcliffe College. By Mary Hume Maguire.
Courses for women offered under Harvard auspices before the founding of Radcliffe.

The Y.W.C.A in Cambridge. By Francis Cooper-Marshal Donovan.

The Harvard Divinity School as I Have Known It. By Henry Wilder Foote.

Fire in Cambridge. By Southworth Lancaster.
Firefighting from the earliest times.

Some Aspects of the East Cambridge Story. By John W. Wood.
Among other topics, the story of the glass industry in Cambridge.

The Founder and Three Editors of the Cambridge Chronicle. By Eliot B. Spalding.

Volume 37. 1957-1958 [1959]

Notes on Some Tory Row Land Titles. By William L. Payson.

A History of Inns and Hotels in Cambridge. By Chauncey DePew Steele, Jr.

Artemas Ward and the Siege of Boston. By Catharine Kerlin Wilder.

A House and Three Centuries. By Arthur Eugene Sutherland.
This is the fullest account available of the home of the society, the Lee-Nichols House, 159 Brattle Street, and of the families who have lived in it.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson: His Ante-Bellum Years. By Tilden G. Edelstein.

The George G. Wright Collection. By F. Stuart Crawford.

David Thomas Pottinger. By Arthur Eugene Sutherland.

Volume 38. 1959-1960 [1961]

The Cost of a Harvard Education in the Puritan Period.By Margery S. Foster.
Based on the College Stewards’ records; gives many interesting sidelights on early student life.

The Harvard Branch Railroad, 1849-1855. By Robert W. Lovett.
Thorough account of this short-lived enterprise, with a map and a reproduction of a contemporary advertisement.

Recollections of the Cambridge Social Dramatic Club. By Richard W. Hall.
With a list of plays performed by seasons, 1890-1950.Also discusses the earlier Cambridge Dramatic Club.

Natural History at Harvard College, 1788-1842. By Jeanette E. Graustein.
Natural sciences at Harvard in the days of Waterhouse, Peck, and Nuttall.

The Reverend Jose Glover and the Beginnings of the Cambridge Press. By John A. Harrer.
The printing of the Cambridge Platform of Church Discipline, 1649, with an account of the nine known copies and illustrations showing the four slightly differing states.

The Evolution of Cambridge Heights. By Laura Dudley Saunderson.
Reminiscences and an account of the building up of the area above Linnaean Street.

The Avon Home. By Eileen G. Meany.
The operation of an actual home for children from 1874 to 1913, and a social agency since.

Bremer Whidden Pond. By Lois Lilley Howe.

Volume 39. 1961-1963 [1964]

Colonel Richardson and the Thirty-Eighth Massachusetts. By Richard C. Evarts.
Volunteers in the Civil War.

The Charles River Basin. By Charles W. Eliot 2nd.
Various aspects of the Charles River, with an historical map.

The Founding of the Mount Auburn Hospital. By James B. Ames.
Antecedents, founding, and early years of the Cambridge Hospital, now the Mount Auburn Hospital.

The History and Restoration of the Wallpaper in the Emerson House in Cambridge. By William J. Young.
With illustrations of the “Bay of Naples” wallpaper.

Cambridge Court Houses. By Charles S. Bolster.
Traces the history of successive court houses, both in the Harvard Square area and East Cambridge; with an 1811 map of East Cambridge and a mid-nineteenth century view of the court house.

The First Cambridge Historical Commission. By Rosamond Coolidge Howe.
Early history of the Cambridge Historical Commission.

Horse Car, Trolley, and Subway. By Foster M. Palmer.
Street railways and rapid transit in Cambridge, with an 1862 map. [A view of around 1900 is mislabeled 1890.]

The Topographical Development of Cambridge, 1793-1896. By Wendell d. Garrett.
The transformation from a village, then three villages, to a solidly built up city, with illustrations and an Embankment company plan.

The Cambridge Boat Club. By Ralph May.
Also covers the earlier Casino.

The Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution. By Benjamin W. Labaree.
Background and affects of the incident.

Volume 40. 1964-1966 [1967]

The Devil and Daniel Shays. By Robert A. Feer.
Rejects the theory that Shays’ Rebellion was fomented by Tories, or by conservatives who wished to show the need for a strong central government.

Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company: Eighty-Four Years in Cambridge. By Alden S. Foss.
With interesting sidelights on bicycle racing and the Broad Canal.

The Middlesex Canal. By Brenton H. Dickson.
The rise and fall of the canal era, with information on other New England canals as well.

Lydia’s Conversion: An Issue in Hooker’s Departure.By Norman Pettit.
The theological background of an historical event.

Robert Frost of Brewster Village. By Erastus H. Hewitt.
An interesting view of the poet by a Brewster Street neighbor.

The Discovery of the Charles River by the Vikings According to the Book of Horsford. By Wendell D. Garrett.
A review of Professor Horsford’s scientific career as well as his theories concerning Leif Ericson and Norumbega.

Behind the Scenes at 47 Workshop. By Elizabeth W. Bolster.
With reminisces of Thomas Wolfe among others.

Jonathan Sewall: A Lawyer in Conflict. By Hiller B. Zobel.
The Boston Massacre and various slavery cases.

Seventy-Five Years of Continuing Education: The Prospect Union Association. By Zelda Lions and Gordon W. Allport.
The contributions to adult education of both the original Prospect Union, which conducted actual classes, and the later Educational Exchange, which offers a referral service.

A Historical Perspective. By David B. Potts.
Further discussion of the Prospect Union.

Volume 41. 1967-1969 [1970]

The Life Story of Cambridge Water. By John F. Davis.
Cambridge waterworks and water distribution, past and present.

Francis Avenue and the Norton Estate: The Development of a Community. By Charles F. Whiting.
A general history, with a useful appendix listing occupants of houses over the years.

Rambling Notes on the Cambridge Trust Company; or Tales of a Wayside Bank. By George A. Macomber.
History with anecdotes.

The Murder Trial of Dr. Webster, Boston 1850. By Robert Sullivan.
A preview of the author’s magisterial book on the subject, evaluating the trila critically by today’s standards.

The Musical Scene at Harvard. By Elliot Forbes.
A lively historical summary, complemented by observations from the author’s own experience.

Eighty-Five Aromatic Years in Harvard Square. By Catharine K. Wilder.
A history of Leavitt & Peirce, tobacconists and Harvard rendezvous.

The Harvard Law School’s Oldest Houses. By Arthur E. Sutherland.
College House No. 2, Dane Hall, Austin Hall, and Gannett House, with much general history of the Law School and an aside on and hitherto unpublished daguerreotype of Henry Hobson Richardson.

The Class of 1903. By Richard C. Evarts.
Reminiscences of the Peabody Grammar School at the turn of the century, including classmate Conrad Aiken.

College Redbooks and the Changing Social Mores. By Priscilla Gough Treat.
Sixty years of change at Radcliffe, as reflected in Redbooks.

From Lover’s Lane to Sparks Street. By Penelope Barker Noyes.
Reminiscences of her neighborhood and early years, by Justin Winsor’s granddaughter.

Volume 42. 1970-1972 [1978]

The History of the Utilities in Cambridge. By Harding U. Greene.

Where the Old Professors Lived. By Esther Lanman Cushman.

Cambridge Historical Commission: Progress and Prospects. By Robert Bell Rettig.

MIT in Cambridge, 1911-1970. By O. Robert Simha.

The Romance of Brick. By G. Burton Long.

A 125th Anniversary: From Village, Town, City, to ?. By Charles W. Eliot 2nd.

Biographical Sketch of Thomas Shepard. By David C. Dow, M.D.

The Harvard University Archives: A Source of Cambridge History. By Harley P. Holden.

A School for All Seasons. By Jeanette Palache Barker.

Volume 43. 1973-1975 [forthcoming]

Around the Top of The Hill: Houses and Neighbors. By Charles W. Eliot 2nd.

Brattle Street: A Resume of American Residential Architecture, 1673-1973. By Bainbridge Bunting.

Louis Agassiz and the Founding of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. By Bryan Patterson.

The Historical Development of Cambridge Common. By Paul J. Lewis.

Cambridge 1774-1779—Inspiration for 1974-1979. By Albert B. Wolfe.

The Story of the Window Shop. By Mrs. Oliver Cope.

The First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 1633-1636: Some Events in Its Life. By Joseph Chamberlain.

The Medical Botany of the New England Area: 1782-1842. By Dr. G Edmund Gifford, Jr.

Fort Washington, 1775-1975, and Other Cambridge Fortifications.By Douglas Adams and Charles Sullivan.

Historic Books and Resource Materials for “Slide-show on Cambridge History.”By Joseph W. Chamberlain and Charles W. Eliot 2nd.

Lois Lilley Howe, Fellow, American Institute of Architects. By Elizabeth W. Reinhardt.

Volume 44. 1976-1979

Let Us Remember: A Cambridge Boyhood. By Dan Huntington Fenn.

Life in the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House: The Emerson and Dow Years. By Sterling Dow.

Newtowne, 1630-1636. By G. B. Warden.

Cambridge as Printer and Publisher: Fame, Oblivion, and Fame Again. By Max Hall.

Observations on Cambridge City Government under Plan E. By Edward A. Crane.

Recollections of the First Parish in 1905-1906.Elizabeth Woodman Wright.

Jared Sparks and His House. By Peter J. Gomes.

Radcliffe’s First Century. By Carolyn Stetson Ames.

Lakeview Avenue: Early History, Architecture, and Residents. By Patricia H. Rodgers.

Putting the Past in Place: The Making of Mount Auburn Cemetery. By Blanche Linden-Ward.

Volume 45. 1980-1985. (Note:  This volume is not available online; however printed books can be obtained –email us at

Remembrance: Charles W. Eliot 2nd. By Charles M. Sullivan.

The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House: An Architectural History. By Anne A. Grady.

The Cambridge YMCA: 100 Years of Service. By Burdette A. Johnson.

George H. Browne of Browne & Nichols. By Thomas H. Eliot.

The Suburban Architecture of Dana Hill. By Arthur Krim.

Longfellow in Perspective. By Edward Wagenknecht.

A View Through the Lens: Photography and Cambridge, 1844-1906. By Patricia Rodgers.

Eben Norton Horsford, The Northmen, and the Founding of Massachusetts. By Richard R. John.

H.H Richardson in Cambridge. By. M. David Samson.

A Pioneer in Women’s Education: From Moorhead, Minnesota, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, With Ada Louise Comstock. By Barbara Miller Solomon.

Harvard Architecture: Integration Through Innovation at the Edges. By Margaret Henderson Floyd.