Wakefield Local History Books

Beebe Library owns a number of books about Wakefield history which have been scanned and made available online through the efforts of the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to create an online digital library and preserve it for future historians as well as current users.


  • Institution: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library


  • Massachusetts--Middlesex (county)--Wakefield


Hand-book of Wakefield, Mass. : a strangers' guide and residents' manual
Wakefield, Massachusetts tercentenary : a history, 1644-1944
Malden, Maplewood, Wakefield, Reading, Stoneham, Medford and West Medford : their representative business men and points of interest
Tabloid history of the town of Wakefield
Vital records of Wakefield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850
Reading's "Old Burial Ground" now in Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1688
Inaugural exercises in Wakefield, Mass. : 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
Proceedings of the 250th anniversary of the ancient town of Redding, once including the territory now comprising the towns of Reading, Wakefield, and North Reading : with historical chapters
Lucius Beebe of Wakefield and Sylenda Morris Beebe, his wife, their forbears and descendants
Wakefield memorial : comprising an historical, genealogical and biographical register of the name and family of Wakefield
Commemorative address, by Samuel K. Hamilton, delivered at the celebration by the first parish in Wakefield, Massachusetts of the completion of payment covering the cost of the fifth meeting-house of the Congregational Church, Friday evening, February twenty-first, nineteen hundred & nineteen
The five meeting houses and early parsonages of the first parish of Old Reading, now Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1644-1937
History of the First Baptist Church in Wakefield, Mass., 1800-1900
History of the Richardson Light Guard, of Wakefield, Mass., 1851-1901
The military record of Reading men in the War of Independence
Wakefield Massachusetts in the World War, 1917-1920
The Lucius Beebe Memorial Library : an historical sketch
A completed century, 1826-1926 : the story of Heywood-Wakefield Company
Geology of Wakefield, Massachusetts
The Hartshorne House of ancient Redding in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
History of the Richardson Light Guard of Wakefield, Mass., covering the third quarter-century period, 1901-1926 :published under the direction and authority of the General Committee on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the company, October 12, 1926
Inscriptions from the most ancient burial ground in South Reading, 1644-1834

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