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Surely the Colonial Society's greatest contribution to scholarship in early American history has been its many publications. Beginning in 1896, they appear under two headings: either Transactions or Collections. The Transactions contain records of the Society's activities, membership, meetings, papers either read or transmitted by title, memoranda, documents, and memoirs of deceased members. Collections consist of primary source material or the proceedings of conferences.

The Transactions that appeared prior to World War II (vol. 1 through vol. 34) contain in addition to the above listed material, a rich feast of notes and remarks regarding papers and artifacts brought in for exhibit and discussion at meetings. The last volume of Transactions (vol. 43) appeared in 1966. Transactions volumes average about 500 pages, and each is provided with an index. Since 1966, the Society has focused increasingly on documentary publications and the proceedings of its scholarly conferences.

How to Order CSM Publications
 The following volumes can be ordered through the University Press of Virginia, P.O. Box 400318, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318, 1-800-831-3406, upressva@virginia.edu.
      Vol. 71 Reinterpreting New England Indians and the Colonial Experience
     Vol. 72 The Colonial Church Records of the First Church of Reading
     (Wakefield) and the First Church of Rumney Marsh (Revere)
     Vol. 73: The Papers of Francis Bernard Governor of Colonial Massachusetts
       1760-1769, vol. I: 1759-1763
edited by Colin Nicholson
     Vol. 74 Portrait of a Patriot: The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah
      Quincy Jr. : vol. I: The Political Commonplace Book
edited by Neil York
     Vol. 75 Portrait of a Patriot: The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah
      Quincy Jr.: vol II: The Legal Commonplace Book
edited by Daniel R.
      Coquillette
     Vol. 76: Portrait of a Patriot: The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah
       Quincy Jr.: vol. III: The Southern Journal
edited by Daniel R. Coquillette
     Vols. 77 & 78: Portrait of a Patriot: The Major Legal Writings of Josiah Quincy        Jr: vols. 4 & 5: a newly annotated edition of The Reports of Cases Argued        before the Superior Court. . .1761-1772 edited by Daniel R. Coquillette
     Vol. 79: The Collected letters of John Cotton, Jr., 1640-1699, edited by Sheila        McIntyre and Len Travers
     Vol 80: The Writings of Henry Hulton: An Outsider's Inside View of the        American Revolution, edited by Neil York
     Vol. 81: The Papers of Francis Bernard Governor of Colonial Massachusetts                1760-1769, vol. II: 1764-1765 edited by Colin Nicholson
     Vol. 82: New Views of New England: Studies in Material and Visual Culture,
          1680-1830 edited by Georgia Barnhill and Martha McNamara
     Vol. 83 The Papers of Francis Bernard, Governor of Colonial Massachusetts,
          1760 – 69, vol. 3: 1766 – 1767
, edited by Colin Nicolson
     Vol. 84 The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson, vol. 1: 1740 – 1766, edited
          by John W. Tyler and Elizabeth Dubrulle
     Vol. 85 Portrait of a Patriot, The Major Political and Legal Works of Josiah
          Quincy Jr., vol. 6: Correspondence and Published Political Writings
, edited
          by Neil York
     
All other publications not marked OP (Out of Print) in the Backlist included below are only available directly from the Society; please contact Donald Friary, Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 87 Mount Vernon St., Boston, MA 02108 or email us at donaldfriary@comcast.net. Please add $10 for the first book, and $5 for each additional book for shipping and handling.

Forthcoming Publications

Forthcoming publications include:

  • The Letter and Account Books of John Hull, edited by David Hancock and Mark Peterson
  • The Papers of Francis Bernard, Vols. 4-5, edited by Colin Nicolson
  • The Memoirs of Josiah Cotton and Allied Documents edited by Douglas L. Winiarski
  • New Perspectives on Boston Furniture, 1630-1900, edited by Brock Jobe and Gerald Ward

 

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