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
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.
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318, 1-800-831-3406, email@example.com.
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.
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
Vol. 86: The Papers of Francis Bernard, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, 1760 -1769, vol. 4: 1768, edited by Colin Nicolson.
Vol. 87: The Papers of Francis Bernard, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, 1760-1769, vol. 5: 1768 - 1769, edited by Colin Nicolson
All other publications not marked
OP (Out of Print) in the Backlist included below are only
available directly from the Society; please contact Mary Blunt,
Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 87 Mount Vernon St., Boston,
MA 02108 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add $10 for the first book, and $5 for each additional book for shipping and handling.
Forthcoming publications include:
- The Letter and Account Books of John Hull, edited
Hancock and Mark Peterson
- The Papers of Francis Bernard, Vol. 6, edited by Colin Nicolson
- The Memoirs of Josiah Cotton and Allied Documents edited by Douglas L. Winiarski
- Boston Furniture, 1700-1900, edited by Brock Jobe and Gerald Ward
- The Records of King’s Chapel, edited by James Bell and James Mooney
- The Select Correspondence of George Thatcher, edited by William Di Giacomantonio
- The Diary of William Bentley edited by Thomas Knoles
The Colonial Society is pleased to offer selected volumes in digital form. The .pdf files maybe viewed on the website, and the EPUB annd mobi (Kindle) files may be downloaded in zip files.
Each of these files has active links, although the .pdf files are limited to links from the index and lack the full interactive features of the EPUB and mobi files.
EPUB and mobi zip files: