Books & publications

The following books and publications, most drawing on information contained in the Archives, may assist those researching the history of New London, New Hampshire. Copies of selected publications are available at the Archives, as noted below.

A VISIT TO NEW LONDON IN THE 19th CENTURY

This booklet contains 27 photographs of New London around 1900. Published by the New London Historical Society. (16 pages / copies available)

CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF COLBY (1937)

This book documents the history of New London's Colby Academy and Colby Junior College from 1837 to 1937. Written by Henry K. Rowe. (435 pages) 

DIVIDING LINE: A SKETCH OF NEW LONDON (1895)

This article from the August 1895 issue of Granite Monthly (Vol. XIX, No. 2) recounts the history of the town and profiles some of the people who played a role in its development. Illustrated. Written by Myra B. Lord. (30 pages) 

HISTORICAL SKETCHES (1977)

These selections from The Mountaineer include brief stories of the Kearsarge Telephone Company, Otterville, ice making, steamboats, the Concord Coach, Soo-Nipi Park, and other topics. Edited by Mildred Tunis. (36 pages / copies available)

HISTORICAL SKETCHES (1978)

This booklet contains sketches of seven New London figures: Susan Colby, Dr. Anna Littlefield, Dr. Charles Lamson, Dr. Nathan Griffin, Dr. Bill Clough, Sr., Lura Knowlton Butler, and Maude Swift. Edited by Mildred Tunis. (38 pages / copies available)

HISTORY OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (1979)

This hardcover book documents the history of New London's First Baptist Church from 1788 to 1978. Illustrated. Written by J. Duane Squires. (60 pages) 

IMAGES OF AMERICA: NEW LONDON (2003)

Part of the popular Images of America series, this book reproduces historic photographs from the Archives and provides brief historical captions. Written by Lianne Keary. (128 pages) 

MARIA BURPEE: A RECOLLECTION OF NEW LONDON (2009)

Written in 1892, Maria Burpee's memoir offers recollections of her life in New London between 1830 and 1860. Illustrated. Edited by James Perkins. (80 pages / copies available) 

NEW LONDON: THE FIRST 200 YEARS (1980)

This illustrated booklet contains information about roadside historical markers and the proceedings of the town's bicentennial celebration. Published by the 200th Anniversary Committee, edited by J. Duane Squires. (84 pages)

THEN & NOW: MAIN STREET (2009)

This booklet is the exhibit catalog for a photography exhibit commissioned by the New London Historical Society. It compares over a dozen historic images taken along Main Street with those taken from the same perspective in the late spring of 2009. Edited by James Perkins. (16 pages)

TOWN HISTORY (1899)

This first history of New London covers the period from the town's original grants in 1753 and 1773 through 1899. The book is available used or in reprint and has been scanned for on-line use by Google Books. Written by Myra B. Lord.

TOWN HISTORY: MIRROR TO AMERICA (1952)

This second history of New London (Mirror to America) covers the period from 1900 to 1950. The book is no longer in print and remains under copyright. Written by J. Duane Squires. (549 pages)

TOWN HISTORY: OUR VOICES, OUR TOWN (2000)

This third installment of the history of New London (Our Voices, Our Town) covers the period from 1950 to 2000. The book was distributed to all town residents and is still available for free at the Town Offices. Written by Anne Page Stecker. (596 pages / copies available)


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