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Books and Resources

Links are organized into two categories: searchable PDFs and external links to other searchable sites.


Your House in the Streetcar Suburb: The History & Care of Houses in Medford, Mass. (PDF) prepared by Cynthia Howard, A.I.A., 1979. (128 pages)

Ship Building Days of Medford: 1630 to 1873 (PDF) by Hall Gleason, 1936. (110 Pages)

Leading Manufacturers and Merchants of Eastern Massachusetts (PDF) (Bristol, Plymouth, Norfolk, and Middlesex Counties), 1887. (Medford: pp 255-259)

Our Medford: An Elementary Guide to the History of Medford (PDF) by Michael M. Coates, 2016. (135 Pages)
This publication is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Program from the Dedication of Medford City Hall (PDF), September 11, 1937. (33 Pages) (non searchable at this time)


Access a full run of the Medford Historical Register published between 1898-1940 (through the Medford Public Library.)

History of the Town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from its First Settlement, in 1630, to the Present Time, 1855 by Charles Brooks, 1855. (Google)

The Voice of a Tree from the Middlesex Fells by Elizur Wright, 1883. (Google)

Vital Records of Medford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907. (Google)

Charter of the City of Medford, 1892, 1893. (Google)

Register of Families Settled at the Town of Medford by William Henry Whitmore, 1855. (Google)

Proceedings of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Settlement of Medford, Massachusetts, 1905. (Google)

The Tornado of 1851, in Medford, West Cambridge, and Waltham, Middlesex County, Mass by Reverend Charles Brooks, 1852. (Google)

Elizur Wright’s Appeals for the Middlesex Fells and Forests by Ellen Wright, 1893. (Google)

Walks and Rides in the Country Round about Boston by Edwin Monroe Bacon, 1897 (pp. 82-105) (Google)