Digitized Concord History

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Major Histories

These three major histories of Concord and Penacook have been digitized by the Concord Public Library:

Digitized Manuscripts

The following unpublished manuscript material has also been digitized full-text:

  • A Capital for New Hampshire, by Grace P. Amsden. - An account of life in Concord through the middle part of the 20th century. This 3-volume manuscript tells stories of buildings related to Count and Countess Rumford, Franklin Pierce, Robert Rogers, Isaac Hill, and other Concord notables. The original manuscript, with photographs, is available at the Tuck Library of the New Hampshire Historical Society
  • Photographs from the Amsden manuscript have also been digitized, and are indexed by chapter and page number.
  • Materials for a History of White's Opera House, by Elwin L. Page. Written to document the history of the Opera House and the various actors and speakers who performed in Concord. The information was compiled from various news reports in the newspaper and Judge Page's memories.
  • A Century and a Third of Amateur Dramatics in Concord, by Page.

Other Material

Other historical material, made available online by the Concord Public Library:

Kimball-Jenkins Street Scene Concord Room Donation

(Street scene looking at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate, donated by John Simonella)