Five Danvers History Books To Enjoy This Weekend

Learn about your town with these five history books.

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about the history behind the town of Danvers? For this week's Patch Picks, we've compiled a list of five books you can pick up at a local bookstore to learn more:

1. Danvers, Massachusetts (Postcard History Series) by Richard Trask:  Sampling Danvers' twentieth-century postcard heritage, Richard Trask, the town's archivist, published this book of images in 2002. 

2. Chronicles of Danvers (old Salem village) Massachusetts, 1632-1923 by Harriet Silvester Tapley Although this edition was released in 2010, this book is an exact reproduction of a book published in 1923. While there may be some missing or blurred pages, the description stated, "we believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide."

3. Danvers State: Memoirs Of A Nurse In The Asylum
by Angelina Szot , Barbara Stilwell Published in 2004, these memoirs depict one of. 

4. Danvers: From 1850 to 1899 (Images of America Series) by Richard Trask: Early scenes from Danvers in 1850 to 1899, including farmers, soldiers, villages, and more, revealed in this photography book.

5. Reminiscences Of John Greenleaf Whittier's Life At Oak Knoll, Danvers, Massachusetts by Abby Johnson Woodman. Learn more about John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and advocate for the abolition of slaves, who lived in Danvers during his later years. 

Laura Hinds September 15, 2011 at 03:23 PM
Nice list Molly. I own and have read 3 of the 5 and will look into getting copies of #3 and #5. Richard Trask does such a great job documenting the history of Danvers. I took that picture you used- nice to see it on Patch again!


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