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What do you do when a book is still copyrighted? You can travel to a library or buy it on the Internet.

Some can not be downloaded, but are available to read online.



The Remininces of a Nonagenarian by Sarah A. Emery

Personal experiences of Newburyort during the 19th century


A History and the Present State of the Town of Newburyport By Caleb Cushing

An excellent historical analysis of the rise and fall of Newburyport


A sketch of the history of Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury, from 1635 to 1845 By Joshua Coffin

An excellent historical review of the early years.



America's First Architect: Robert Mills by John M. Bryan

Tremendous study of the builder of Newburyport's Custom House. Known for the Washington Monument and the Washington, DC Treasury Building.


Broken Glass-Caleb Cushing and the Shattering of the Union

“‘The most hated man in New England,’ as critics dubbed him on the eve of the Civil War, Caleb Cushing, brash and controversial, was perhaps the last of 19th century America’s renaissance figures.


Newburyport and City Government 1901

Book commissioned in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of Newburyport as a City.


Newburyport by John Hardy Wright

Excellent Photograph Journey through the History of Newburyport.


Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid By Marianne Cusato, Ben Pentreath, Richard Sammons, Léon Krier

How to work on your historic home and yet be sympathetic to the architectural integrity of your home.


Ould Newbury": historical and biographical sketches By John James Currier

The Authoritative History of Newbury and Newburyport


The Architect, or, Practical House Carpenter (1830) by Asher Benjamin

The authoritative guide to Federal and Greek Architecture.


Greater Newburyport: A Photographic Portrait By Twin Lights Publishers, Incorporated

A great book of the Greater Newburyport Area.


History of Newburyport, Mass: 1764-1905, Volume 2 By John James Currier

Excellent Historical Sketch of Newburyport


Old Newburyport Houses by Albert Hale

A wonderful collection of photos of the houses of Newburyport in 1912.


Newburyport: America's Original Seaport part of the White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs.

An excellent brief but concise overview of what makes Newburyport, Newburyport .

  A History of American Privateers by Edgar Stanton Maclay.

A very early book on the privateers written with recent memory and not all scrubbed up clean.


Poverty and Progress: Social Mobility in a Nineteenth Century City by Stephan Thernstrom

A summation of the five-volume Yankee City Study that was done on Newburyport before its transformation.