Here is an overview of how the Archives are organized. If you are doing research, or are generally interesting in seeing any of the documents, please contact Lisa Foote, to set up an appointment (phone 603-563-8545).
The Dublin Historical Society was founded in 1920 and revived, after a period of inactivity, in 1986. As stated in the original Articles of Agreement, its objects are “the collection, preparation and preservation of all historical facts, relics and memorials of all kinds pertaining to the town of Dublin . . . ”
The Society’s archives include records about individuals (e.g. Levi Leonard, Aimée Lamb), families (Gowing, Piper) and organizations – including the more or less complete records of a dozen town organizations, past (Monadnock Grange, Dublin Militia) and present (Garden Club, Emmanuel Church).
These archives, together with the archives of the Town of Dublin and the Dublin Community Church, are indexed in two data bases – an index of people’s names containing over 26,000 entries, and a subject index with over 6,000.
How these Archives are organized
The following table shows the general scheme of organization. Groups 1 through 10 are for general topics (e.g. People, Buildings), where there is not enough material about a particular person or subject to warrant a separate Group.
Groups beginning with Group 11 contain records on specific people, families, organizations, etc. (e.g., Brush Family Papers, Ladies’ Social Circle).
Some Groups are subdivided into Series, which contain particular classifications of documents. The range of dates given indicates the earliest and latest dates for documents within a Group or Series. “To date” means that the collection of documents is continuous, and that material exists up to about five years ago.
The number of boxes shown in the right-hand column is given as a rough guide to the amount of material in each Group or Series. A “box”, for the most part, means a standard Hollinger document box, 15 1/2 x 10 x 5”.
Group 1 – New Hampshire & Surrounding Towns 3
Although the Society collects primarily records pertaining to Dublin, a certain amount of information about the State of New Hampshire and neighboring towns has seemed sufficiently relevant to be worth keeping.
Group 2 – Dublin – General History
Series A – Specific Subjects – 1777 to date 3
Various topics from Arrest Warrants, 1777 to World
War II, 1943
Series B – Periodicals – 1908 to date 3
Copies of the Dublin News (1908-1909; 1925-1926), Monadnock
News, 1945; Dublin Opinion (1949-1950 & Dublin Advocate (2000
Series C – Artists – 1960 to date 1
Published articles about Dublin artists.
Group 3 – People
Series A – 1760-1960 11
Information on persons who lived in Dublin between
those years. 905 entries.
Series Aa – Signatures (1772-1911) 1
Duplicate documents from the Town Archives, kept for their
interest as autographs.
Series B – 1961 to date 6
Information on persons who died or left town between 1960
and the present. 1062 entries.
Series C – 1961 to date 
Information on persons who still live in Dublin. 2329 entries.
Group 4 – Buildings
Series A – Buildings on the National Register 
Covers the 156 buildings admitted to the National Register
of Historic Places in 1983, as well as other buildings in the
two Historic Districts.
Series B – Lost Dublin 1
Buildings demolished before 1983.
Series C – Other Buildings 1
Buildings still standing after 1983, but not on the National
Series D – Property Maps Binder
Series E – Townscapes 1
Photographs showing more than one building; and
Group 5 – Natural History & Landscape
Series A – Miscellaneous – 1849 to date 1
Various natural history subjects, from Birds to Stone Pond
Series B – Mt. Monadnock – 1818 to date 1
Articles about, and photographs of, the mountain.
Group 6 – Organizations & Institutions – 1784 to date 6
Records of non-profit organizations.
Group 7 – Events
Series A – Specific Events – 1854 to date 4
Mainly newspaper clippings about Town Meetings, celebrations,
major storms, etc.
Series B – Miscellaneous Events – 1848 to date 1
Mainly newspaper clippings about traffic accidents and the like.
Group 8 – Businesses – 1873 to date 3
Advertisements, billheads, fliers, etc.
Group 9 – Tapes & Videotapes
Series A – Audio- & Videotapes – 1987 to date 2
Series B – Transcripts of Audiotapes 1989 to date 1
Group 10 – Miscellaneous
Series A – Scrapbooks – 1884 -1988 3
Scrapbooks maintained by Ella Gowing Mason, Hildreth
Allison & Dorothy Worcester, each containing clippings
from local newspapers.
Group 11 – Dublin Historical Society
Series A – General institutional records – 1920 to date 4
Includes articles of association, by-laws, minutes, programs
and miscellaneous correspondence.
Series B – Museum & Schoolhouse – 1928 to date 1
Records of the schoolhouse and museum, including deeds,
fund-raising, restoration, museum catalogues, etc.
Series Bb – Museum Accessions 1
Records relating to specific museum items.
Series C – Archives – 1945 to date 4
Records of the Archives, including accessions and
Series D – Financial – 1920 to date 1
Mainly treasurer’s reports.
Series E – Photographs – 1988 to date 2
Photographs, mainly of Society events.
Group 12 – Gowing Family Papers – 1839-1968 4
The principal feature of this collection is the 52 diaries,
ranging in date from 1875 to 1955.
Group 13 – Ladies’ Social Circle – 1848-1935 2
Includes membership lists, minutes & financial records for
almost the whole span of the organization’s existence.
Group 14 – Dublin Militia – 1808-1855 1
Nearly complete records (rosters, orderly books) for
the 4th Infantry Company of the Twelfth Regiment.
Incomplete records for the Dublin Grenadiers.
Group 15 – Monadnock Grange – 1844-1966 7
Miscellaneous records. Includes an uninterrupted set of
minutes from the first meeting to the last.
Group 16 – Dublin Women’s Community Club – 8
1920 to date
Secretary’s books and records, treasurer’s records, and
miscellaneous records and correspondence for both the
Club and beach.
Group 17 – Stonewall Farm Papers – 1827-2009 1
Deeds and correspondence relating to the property;
aerial and other photographs.
Group 18 – Allison Family Papers
Series A – General family papers – 1830-1977 1
Papers relating to Annie M. Allison (1859-1944),
Christine Allison (1908-1977) & Harold T. Shook
(1907-1990) and James Allison (1830-1914)
Series B – Henry Darracott Allison papers 3
& photographs – 1869-1963
The main importance of this Series lies in the photographs.
Henry D. Allison was, among other things, a
photographer on a commercial scale, producing a large
number of glass plate negatives.
Series C – Hildreth Mason Allison papers 7
& diaries – 1896-1990
Contains a large number of Hildreth Allison’s writings,
published and unpublished, including his memoir, So Well
Remembered, and diaries from 1909 to 1987.
Series D – Elliott Sheldon Allison papers – 1
A mixed collection of published articles and other
odds and ends.
Group 19 – Garden Club of Dublin
Series A – Garden Club Records – 1928 to date 10
Nearly complete records (minutes, correspondence,
photographs, etc,) from 1928 to the present.
Series B – Records of the Northern New England
Daffodil Show – 1974 -2003 1
Group 20 – Aimée Lamb Papers – 1917-1989 1
Miscellaneous letters, papers & photographs found in
Miss Lamb’s house after her death. Includes photograph
of T. S. Eliot.
Group 21 – George deForest Brush Family Papers
Series A – George deForest Brush – 1900-1941 7
Includes 87 letters to his wife between 1900 and 1925;
two diaries; ms. notes of his thoughts about art; some
reproductions of his pictures and catalogues of shows.
Some family photographs of Mr. Brush, his wife and
their children are also included in this Series.
The bulk of his papers are at the Archives of American Art.
Series B – Mittie Taylor Brush – 1917-1949 3
Correspondence and related papers about the patenting
and exploitation of inventions by Mrs. Brush.
Series C – Gerome Brush & his Family – 1902 – 1997 1
The majority of the papers in this collection relate to
patents. Other family members represented are Gerome’s
wife, Louise Seymour Brush, his daughter, Joan Parish,
and her son and grandchildren.
Series D – Nancy Brush Bowditch & her Family – 1/2
Miscellaneous material relating to Nancy Douglas
Bowditch and her descendants. Includes a typescript of her
Series E – Mary Brush Pierce & her Family – 1918 – 1996 1/2
Miscellaneous material relating to Mary Brush Pierce
and her descendants.
Series F – Jane Brush Coates & her Family – 1917 – 1989 1/2
Miscellaneous material relating to Jane Brush Coates
and her descendants..
Series G – Thea Brush Cabot & her Family – 1915-1996 1/2
Miscellaneous material relating to Thea Brush Cabot
and her descendants.
Series H – Biographical Material – 1854-1886 1
Copies of documents made for the National Gallery of Art as part of the research for the exhibition, George deForest Brush – The Indian
Paintings, mounted at the Gallery in the fall of 2008.
Series I – Knoedler Correspondence – 1894-1925 1
Copies of documents from the archives of M. Knoedler & Co.,
Brush’s dealer during the period covered. These copies were
made for the National Gallery of Art as part of the research for
the exhibition, George deForest Brush – The Indian
Paintings, mounted at the Gallery in the fall of 2008.
Group 22 – Leffingwell Hotel – 1908 & n.d. 1
Guest book in use at the time of the fire;
Group 23 – Dublin Riding and Walking Club – 6
1919 to date
Records of the Riding & Walking Club from its
founding; three albums of photographs.
Group 24 – Abbott Thayer Miscellany
Series A – Miscellany – 1897-2001 3
Mainly catalogues of exhibitions and articles;
32 magic lantern slides of Thayer works. The bulk of
his papers are at the Archives of American Art.
(Note: There are photographs taken in Thayer’s
studio by Henry D. Allison in Group 18, Series B.)
Series B – Family Letters – 1906-1938 1
Copies of letters, mainly from Mary Thayer Birch.
There are three letters from Abbott H. Thayer, written
from Brazil in 1908. Also of interest is an undated letter
from Fred Birch to Gerald Thayer concerning Bessie
Group 25 – Joseph Lindon Smith Family
Series A – Ancestry & Family – 1863-1914 1
Photographs and papers relating primarily to Joseph Lindon
Series B – Painting Career – 1880-1950 11
The papers and photographs in this Series are a small part of
those left by Joseph Lindon Smith at his death. The bulk of
his papers are at the Archives of American Art.
Included are a sketchbook of London & Paris (1883-1884);
diaries of travel in Europe (1886, 1894); letters home from
Europe (1886, 1889); letters from Philadelphia (1896-1899); wedding photographs (1899); travel diary. letters and photo-
graphs from Japan (1901); glass lantern slides of Egyptian
tombs (1904-1905); photographs of Egypt, (1905-1936); &
miscellaneous letters and photographs.
Series C – Plays & Pageants – 1904-1950 1
Photographs and articles about plays and pageants produced
By Joseph Lindon Smith at Loon Point and elsewhere.
Series D – Corinna Haven Smith’s Family – 1888-1965 2
Photographs of Corinna Smith and her forebears; five
scrapbooks compiled by Corinna’s sister, Ethel
Note: Most of Corinna Smith’s papers are at the
Schlesinger Library at Harvard.
Series E – “Loon Point” – 1896-1963 1
Papers and photographs relating to the houses, theaters and
gardens at “Loon Point”.
Series F – Smith Descendants – 1902 – date 1
Papers and photographs of the Smiths’ daughters, Rebecca
Shepard, Frances Greenleaf, and Lois Lindon, their husbands,
children and grandchildren.
Group 26 – Solomon Piper Family
Series A – Piper Family Papers – 1779-1889 1
Papers relating to the Piper family, including Rufus Piper’s
commissions in the militia and as a Justice of the Peace.
Series B – Fiduciary Records – 1787-1889 3
Papers relating to the administration and probate of 35
estates, of which Rufus Piper and his son, Henry Curtis
Piper, were executors or administrators. Included are
bills, notes, inventories and reports of sale, illustrating
the economic life of a small New Hampshire town.
Series C – Piper Family Papers 1/2
Miscellaneous papers of the Piper family, from sources
other than the collection in Series A.
Group 27 – 18th & 19th Century Books
Series A – School Books – 1788-1900 & n.d. shelved
69 text books used in the Dublin schools.
Series B – Song Books – 1829-1856 & n.d. shelved
14 books of music.
Series C – Miscellaneous books – 1777-1889 shelved
33 books marked as owned by a Dublin resident.
Group 28 – Alexander James Family – 1
1916 to date
Group 29 – Richardson / Scribner Families
Series A – Family Papers – 1784 to date 2
Miscellaneous material on these two related families;
Series B – Family photographs Binder
Series C – Miscellaneous photographs Binder
Group 30 – Nathan G. Methley Papers – 1
Copies of songs, three ms. prose works, family
correspondence and miscellany written by the
self-described “Monadnock hermit”.
Group 31 – Frothingham /Hawkins Family – 2 1876-1995
Deeds, family photographs, photographs of early Dublin
townscapes and diaries kept by the Frothingham family.
Many of the photographs in this collection were taken by
Francis Edward Frothingham (1871-1954).
Group 32 – Ross & Emily McFarland Papers
Series A – “Homewood” Papers – 1958-1979 1
Papers relating to the ownership of “Homewood”.
Series B – Conversion of the “Homewood’ barn – 1
Papers concerning the conversion of the “Homewood”
barn into a dwelling, the subdivision of the property
and the sale of the resulting house and lot.
Group 33 – Emmanuel Church
Series A – History & Government – 1888 to date 2
This group contains the surviving records (historical
materials, membership lists, minutes and reports) of
Emmanuel Church, a summer chapel under the authority
of the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire. Except for a
few chance survivals from an earlier period, these
records begin at 1935.
Series B – General Records & Correspondence – 2
1884 to date
Includes records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages
Series C – Clergy – 1874 to date 1
Records of the clergy who have served as summer
Series D – Financial Records – 1934 to date 2
Includes Treasurer’s reports, budgets, memorial gifts,
bequests, investments and auditor’s reports. Records
for the years before 1973 are spotty.
Series E – Outreach – 1961, 1972 to date 1
Records of good works outside the parish. This usually
has meant contributions of money to local and diocesan
institutions and causes.
Series F – Property – 1887 to date 2
Records pertaining to the Church building, Rectory,
organ, stained glass windows, insurance, taxes and
Group 34 – Yankee, Inc. – 1935 to date 1
Miscellaneous material on the history of Yankee
magazine and the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
In addition, there is a complete run of Yankee
and a number of books published by Yankee, Inc.
Group 35 – D.A.R.E., Inc.
Series A – Correspondence & Memoranda – 1971-1990 4
Records kept by Beekman H. Pool, the guiding spirit
of the Dublin and Regional Emergency [D.A.R.E.],
formed to promote a by-pass of Dublin on Route 101.
(See also Dublin Town Archives, Group 26, Series C.)
Series B – Groups Opposed to D.A.R.E – 1972-1988 1
Records of people and organizations opposed to a bypass,
including H.O.P.E. (Harrisville Organization to Protect the
Environment), C.O.D.A. (Committee on Dublin Alternatives)
and C.O.R.P.S. (Committee on a Regional Plan Solution).
Group 36 – Gene Gowing Papers & Photographs
Series A – Papers & Photographs – 1918-1919 1
Papers and photographs relating to Gene Gowing’s service
in the Photographic Section of the Signal Corps in World
Series B – Signal Corps Photographs – 1918-1919 2
Copies of 217 Signal Corps photographs collected by
Series C – Gowing’s Post-War Career – 1927-1968 1
Papers and photographs from Gene Gowing’s life after
World War I, including his Hollywood period and as a
square dance caller.
Group 37 – Henderson Family – 1902-1998 1
Miscellaneous records of Ernest Henderson’s children,
one of whom founded the Sheraton hotel chain.
Includes letters from Hildegarde and Gerard Henderson
to Nancy Brush [Pearmain Bowditch].
See also Henderson, Ernest F., Jr., The World of “Mr.
Sheraton,and copies of The Dublin News, a news sheet
produced by Gerard and George Henderson, 1908-1909,
in Group 2, Series B.
Group 38 – Gouri Ivanov-Rinov Miscellany 1
- c. 1902-1989
Odds and ends. The bulk of Ivanov-Rinov’s papers are at
the Archives of American Art.
Group 39 – Oscar L. Howe Diaries & Accounts 1
Eight diaries and four account books.
Group 40 – Rev. Levi Leonard Miscellany 2
Books and mss., as well as miscellaneous papers. The
mss. include, essays, sermons and prayers.
Group 41 – Bruce McClellan Diaries & Letters 9
Diaries, engagement books and journals, as well
as letters (later e-mails) addressed to his children
and close relations by the former Head Master of
Group 42 – Grenville Clark 2
Catalogue of the papers of Grenville Clark in the
Baker Library at Dartmouth.
A few miscellaneous papers on Grenville Clark,
as well as books by him.
Group 43 – Dublin Lake Club
Series A – Miscellaneous – 1901 to date 2
Miscellany from various sources. The Club retains
possession of its official records.
Series B – Transcripts of Meryman Interviews 3
Transcripts of taped interviews conducted by Richard S.
Meryman, Jr., in prepaparation for his book, The Dublin
Lake Club – A Centennial History, Dublin, 2001.
Group 44 – Raphael Pumpelly Family
Series A – Pumpelly Family Miscellany 1
Miscellaneous material relating to members of the
Raphael Pumpelly family. The greater part of the
Pumpelly papers are in the Huntington Library,
Series B – Photographs by Elise Pumpelly Cabot Binders
159 photographs taken by Elise Pumpelly Cabot. None
of the photographs is dated, but most if not all of them
were taken in the period between 1900 and 1920.
Group 45 – Doris Haddock Papers – 1982-2010 5
These papers chronicle Doris Haddock’s walk across
America to publicize the need for campaign finance reform,
and include fan mail, political correspondence, media
interviews, news clippings, and proclamations and
awards from towns an cities.
Group 46 – Eaves Family Papers – 1870 to date 1
Letters and diaries of members of the Eaves family. Of
special interest are 85 letters from Dick, Don and Guy
Eaves during overseas service in World War I. A
binder of family photographs
Group 47 – Beech Hill Hospital – 1948-2007 3
Papers published by, or relating to, Beech Hill Hospital,
especially during the troubles under the ownership of
Michael Beavers. Also seven transcripts of interviews
with earlier employees.
For photographs of the demolition of the buildings, see
Group 48 – Gebauer’s Berghof – 1959-1992 2
Guest registers from the period when the Leopold
Gebauer family ran an inn on Route 101.
Group 49 – Dublin Associates
Series A – General Institutional Records – 1927-2003 2
Corporate records of Dublin Associates, a business trust
formed for conservation purposes in 1927, to 2002, the year
in which the trust was formally dissolved.
Series B – Financial Records – 1927-2002 2
Includes tax returns, 1953-2002.
Series C – Stock Certificates 3
Records and correspondence relating to stock ownership
in the trust. Contains information about many of the
major figures in Dublin’s summer colony.
Group 50 – Grimes / Doyle Papers & Photographs 1
Miscellaneous papers and photographs of members of
the John Grimes and Robert Doyle families.
Group 51 – Mason Family Papers – 1768-1995 1
Miscellaneous records and papers of the Mason family
and some of its individual members. Of special interest
are the genealogical materials and the account books of
Thaddeus Mason, Thaddeus Mason, Jr. and Joseph
Hayward, and the diary of James Adams Mason.
Group 52 – Chapman / Mauran Family Papers 1
Miscellaneous records and papers of the families
of Joseph Gilbert Chapman and John Lawrence
Mauran . Includes four letters from General W.T.
Group 53 – Hyman Interview Transcripts 1
- 1998, 1999
Transcripts of 43 taped interviews conducted by Vernon
[Tom] Hyman in preparation for his town history,
Village on a Hill, Dublin, 2002.
Group 54 – Monadnock Eastern Slope Association 1
- 1980 to date
Records of a neighborhood association.
Group 55 – Dark Pond Club, Inc. – 1965-1974 1
Records of an organization formed to control the use and
maintenance of the Dark Pond property.
Group 56 – Dark Pond, Inc.
Series A – General Institutional Records 1
- 1965 to date
Corporate records of Dublin Associates, Inc.,
(1965-1978) and its successor, Dark Pond, Inc.
(1978 to date). [Dublin Associates, Inc. should
not be confused with Dublin Associates, a
business trust, whose records are in Group 49.]
Series B – Financial Records – 1965 to date 1
Financial records of Dublin Associates, Inc. (1965-1978)
and Dark Pond, Inc. (1978 to date)
Series C – Shareholder Records – 1965 to date 1
Shareholder records of Dublin Associates, Inc. (1965-1978)
and Dark Pond, Inc. (1978 to date)
Group 57 – Dublin Community Foundation
Series A – General Corporate Records – 1965 to date 2
Series B – Financial Records – 1965 to date 1
Group 58 – Beech Hill / Dublin Lake Watershed 1
Association – 2005 to date
Records of Beech Hill Rescue, LLC, (2005) and its
successor, Beech Hill / Dublin Lake Watershed
Association (2005 to date).
Photographs of the demolition of the Beech Hill Binders
Hospital buildings, 2006-2007
Group 59 – Dublin Community Preschool. Inc. – 1966 to date
Group 60 – Marion Whiting Memoirs – c. 1955 1
Unpublished memoirs of Marion Schlesinger Whiting.
Group 61 – William Morgan Papers – 1973 to date 2
Published books, articles, reviews and blogs; material
collected in research for Monadnock Summer – An
Architectural History of Dublin, N.H.
Group 62 – William L. Bauhan Papers