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Samuel Roads, Jr., The History And Traditions Of Marblehead (1897, 3rd Edition), Press of N. Allen Lindsey & Co.
Thomas E. Gray, The Founding Of Marblehead, Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1984.
Priscilla Sawyer Lord and Virginia Clegg Gamage, Marblehead. The Spirit of ’76 Lives Here, Chilton Book Company, 1972
Russell W. Knight, ‘Headers in Life and Legend, (1989) Legend, Inc.
Historic Records in Town Clerk’s Office and in Abbot Public Library.
Selectmen’s Minutes, Abbot Hall
Sidney Perley, Marblehead in the Year 1700, Essex Institute Historical Collections
John Hardy Wright, Images of America, Marblehead – Volume 1(1996) by , Arcadia Publishing, 1996
Hollyhocks To Hot Top, Wilkscraft Creative Printing, 1976, 1977
Lorrane Allison, Marblehead Stories, Marblehead Reporter, various issues.
Marblehead Matters: A Guide to Local Government published by the League Of Women Voters, 1984
Hartkey Alley, A Gentleman From Indiana Looks At Marblehead, Bond Wheelwright Company, 1963, 1972
Virginia C. Gamage, Historic Marblehead Coloring Book, Illustrations by Ethan Berry, Marblehead Publications, 1993
Thomas Amory Lee, The Ornes Of Marblehead, Essex Institute, Historical Collections, Vol. LX, Salem, 1924.
George Athan Billias, General John Glover and his Marblehead Mariners, Holt, Rinehard, & Winston, New York, 1960.
Files of the Marblehead Historical Society, Marblehead.
Marblehead Messenger, many issues.
Marblehead Magazine, Volumes I to XII, all 35 issues, 1980 to 1995.
Daily Evening Item, many issues.
The Salem Evening News, many issues.
Marblehead Reporter, many issues.
Benjamin J. Lindsey, Old Marblehead Sea Captains And The Ships In Which They Sailed, Marblehead Historical Society, Marblehead, 1915.
Day Merritt Gotshcall (editor), Marblehead Celebrates 350 Years of Democracy, 1649 – 1999, Marblehead 350th Anniversary Committee, 1999
Christine Leigh Heyman, Commerce And Culture, The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1600-1750, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 1984.
Samuel Roads, Jr., A Guide To Marblehead, Merrill H. Graves, Publishers, 1895.

Plus, the innumerable and ongoing conversations with Thomas Gray, Virginia Gamage, Donald Doliber, Dan Dixey, Paul Lausier, the late Russell W. Knight, and many, many others, have been enormously helpful over the years.