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Histories of Hingham, the South Shore, and its People

History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, vol 1, parts 1 and 2 (Historical), G. Lincoln, et al., (1893) [Large .pdf file] 

History of the Town of Hngham, Massachusetts, vol I, parts 1 and 2 (Historical), George Lincoln, et al. (1893), [Smaller streaming file]

History of the Town of Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Solomon Lincoln (1827)

History of Scituate, Massachusetts From its First Settlement to 1831, Samuel Deane (1831)

History of the Town of Abington, Benjamin Hobart (1866)

The Town of Hingham in the Late Civil War, Fearing Burr, Jr. and George Lincoln (1876)

History of Shipbuilding on the North River, L. Vernon Briggs (1889)

Our Colonial Homes, Samuel Adams Drake (1894) [pp. 105-115 discuss Hingham] 

A Narrative History of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Edward V. Bigelow (1898)

Hingham, a Story of Its Early Settlement and Life, its Ancient Landmarks, etc., Old Colony Chapter, DAR

The Settlement of Hingham, Massachusetts, Louis C. Cornish (1911)

Historical Highlights of Hingham, Massachusetts, Incorporated 1635 [Town of Hingham website]

Primary Source Material

Winthrop’s Journal on the History of New England 1630-1649 (Vol. II),  James Kendall Hosmer, ed. (1908) [pp. 229-245]

Magnalia Christi Americana, Cotton Mather (1702) [Chapter 27, “The Life of Mr. Peter Hobart”]

Journal of Peter and David Hobart, 1635 – 1714

Manifest of the Ship, Diligent, sailed from Ipswich in Suffolk England in June 1638 and arrived in Boston August 10.

Life in a New England Town, 1787-1788 [excerpts from the diary of John Quincy Adams, published in 1903]

Oration Delivered Before the Citizens of Hingham on the 4th of July, 1826, Solomon Lincoln (1826)

 An Address Delivered Before the Citizens of the Twon of Hingham on the 28th day of September 1835, being the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Town, Solomon Lincoln, Jr. (1835)

Speech of Mr. Levi Lincoln, Jr. of Massachusetts in Congress on the Slavery Issue, (1837)

A Sermon, in Two Parts, Delivered on the Sabbath, June 28, 1956, the Close of the Fiftieth Year of his Ministry as Pastor of the First Church and Parish in Hingham (1856)

Discourse Delivered to the First Parish in Hingham on Reopening of the Meeting-House, Calvin Lincoln (1869)

The Commemorative Services of the First Parish on the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Building of its Meeting House (1882)

Tourists’ Guide to Down the Harbor, Hull and Nantasket, Downer Landing, Hingham, [etc.], Old Colony Railroad (1893), [pp. 1-20]

After Dinner and Other Speeches, John D. Long (1897)

The Hills of Hingham, Dallas Lore Sharp (1916)

Genealogies and Biographies

Sketch of the Official Life of John Andrew and His Farewell Address, Albert Gallatin Browne (1868)

The Genealogy of the Spragues in Hingham, Hosea Sprague (1828)

A Genealogical History of the Descendents of Joseph Peck, Ira Peck (1868)

Genealogy of the Cushing Family, Lemuel Cushing (1877)

History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, vol. III (Genealogical), G. Lincoln, et al. (1893) [streaming file]

History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, vol. III (Genealogical), G. Lincoln, et al. (1893) [large .pdf file]

Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and his Descendants, Charles O. Gates (1893)

Thomas Joy and his Descendants, James Joy (1900)

The Life of John Andrew, Henry Pearson (1904)

The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, Henry Lea (1909)

Centennial Address in Memory of Abraham Lincoln, John D. Long (1909)

Reminiscences of My Seventy Years’ Education, by John D. Long (1909) [Address before the Massachusetts Historical Society] 

The Chaffee Genealogy, William H. Chaffee (1909)

Loring Genealogy, C.H. Pope, J.S. Loring and J.A. Loring (1917)

History of the Lincoln family: An Account of the Descendants of Samuel Lincoln of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1637-1920, Waldo Lincoln (1923)

The Stoddard family: Being an Account of Some of the Descendants of John Stodder of Hingham, Massachusetts Colony, Francis Russell Stoddard, Jr. (1912)

Tower Genealogy: An Account of the Descendants of John Tower of Hingham, Mass.. Charlemagne Tower (1990)