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Online Collections

The Lincoln Town Archives is in the process of adding local historical items to the Internet Archive and Digital Commonwealth.  These works are searchable and we hope will provide greater access for our patrons.

War Memorial Book

Given to the town in 1960 by the Veterans Memorial Committee, this book holds the names of those men and women of the town of Lincoln who served their country in time of war.

Town Records

Book of Records of the Precinct set off from Concord, Lexington, and Weston, including petition to set off the Precinct, Precinct records, and early Town of Lincoln records : ledger, not paginated / 1746-1810.

Financial Section & Warrant for Annual Town Meeting - 2002 - 2017 on Internet Archive

Reports from 1871 - 2016 on Internet Archive

Militia Company, 1796 - 1838

Treasurer's Accounts 1755 - 1788

Treasurer's Accounts 1788 - 1806

Treasurer's Accounts 1806 - 1859

Vital Records 1754 - 1811

Vital Records 1811 - 1845

Vital Records 1844 - 1875

Pierce Genealogy - 1834

Handwritten account of the Pierce Family history with names, dates of birth, marriage and death.

Eleazer Brooks Scrapbook

Deeds (Middlesex County), military commissions, and other legal documents, pew rents, correspondence, estate inventories, and other papers, of and relating to Eleazer Brooks (ca. 1740s-ca. 1790s), Revolutionary militia officer and local politician, of Lincoln, Mass., with the bulk of the papers concerning the Revolutionary War period, including New Hampshire 40 shilling notes, redeemable after 1780.

James Lorin Chapin Private Journal

Town Clerk and Selectman Chapin's journal from July 19th 1848 to Nov. 26th 1850

Joshua Child Collection 

Joshua worked as a farmer, weaver, and trader and served as a constable and selectman for the Town of Lincoln. Two of his sons served as Lincoln Minute Men on April 19, 1775. The collection comprises deeds, wills, correspondence, and other financial and legal documents from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century.

Farrar Historical Houses Manuscript, c. 1935

Photographs of historical Lincoln houses constructed ca. 1700-1835 and lists of past home owners; on Digital Commonwealth.

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The Fence Viewer

"Published weekly for the towns of Sudbury and Lincoln."  Digital images are for issues from September 12, 1959 through June 27, 1968.  (Microfilm images available at the library continue through December 26, 1974.)

Isabelle Peirce Collection, 1840-1870

         Includes twenty-six letters written between 1850-1866, between Isabelle and her husband William,
         who was serving in the Civil War. On Digital Commwealth

Mary W. Goss Diary

Daily entries from January 7, 1846 through February, and scattered entries for March; with poetry and religious writings through the last half of the volume.

Nelson Family Collection

Deeds and other documents relating to property acquired by the Nelson family in the 18th and early 19th century, with financial records relating to Joseph Nelson's occupation as a housewright.

Lincoln Town Archives Website

A work in progress: new images, collections and exhibits are being added gradually.

Lincoln Town Archives on Digital Commonwealth

A selection of municipal records, manuscripts, books, photographs, audio-visual materials, and other ephemera documenting the history of Lincoln from 1746 to the present.



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