Bibliography of Research

The following works are available at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House: 

  • Abramson, E. Doris. The Beloved House
  • T. Andrews, Henry P. & P. Porter-Wiggins, compilers. The Descendants of John Porter of Windsor, Conn. Saratoga Springs: George W. Ball, 1882.
  • Bassett, Lynne Zacek. The Sober People of Hadley: A History of Clothing in the Probate Inventories of Hadley, Massachusetts, 1663-1731. MA Thesis, Univ. of Conn, 1991.
  • Baratta, R Catherine. Arria Sargent Huntington's curriculum vitae (created by Dr. Baratta as a class handout). 1999
  • Baratta, R Catherine. Social Welfare Policy Timeline
  • Beckerdite, Luke and William N. Hosley. American Furniture. Hanover, NH: Chipstone Foundation, University Press of New England. 1995.
  • Belt, Edward S. Emma Willard & Her Namesake Descendants.
  • Brown, Donna and Stephen Nissenbaum. Changing New England: 1865-1945
  • Callahan, Addison. Grounds Tour of Poter-Phelps-Huntington Museum. Hadley, MA. 2008
  • Carlisle, Elizabeth, “How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings”: Elizabeth Porter Phelps, Earthbound and Heavenbent.
  • Carlisle, Elizabeth. Earthbound and Heavenbent: Elizabeth Porter Phelps and Life at Forty Acres. New York: Scribner. 2004.
  • Carr, Meghan Ann. The Life of Elizabeth Porter Phelps: A Woman’s Experience in Eighteenth-Century Hadley, Massachusetts. BA Thesis, Amherst College, April 9, 1993.
  • Carson, Jenny and Sandy Christofordis. Guide Handbook. October, 1992
  • Carson, Jenny Mayfield and Sarah Low Leonard. Busy With My Needles: The Lives and Clothing of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Women, 1742-1927. Typescript. Concord, MA: Sarah Chapin, 1992.
  • Chapin, Sarah Sessions. The Tin Box Collection: Letters of Roger Sessions and His Family and Friends. 1991.
  • Christman, Miriam. "Mothers and Daughters: Different Codes of Behavior." 1997.
  • Clark, Christopher. The Roots of Rural Capitalism: Western Massachusetts, 1790-1860. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990.
  • _____. “The Household Economy, Market Exchange, and the Rise of Capitalism in the Connecticut Valley, 1800-1860.
  • _____. “Report for the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation: Forty Acres Reinterpretation Initiative.” Sept., 1992
  • Cleary, Marie Sally. Myths For The Millions: Thomas Bulfinch, His America, and His Mythology Book.Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2007.
  • “Cottage Burned on the Huntington Homestead” Jan. 17th, 1929
  • Cutter, Mary Lou Brockett. Life Beside the Connecticut River: A Children’s History of Hadley, Massachusetts. Hatfield, MA: Hatfield Printing and Publishing, 1990.
  • Daniels, Bruce Colin. Connecticut’s First Family: William Pitkin and His Connections. Chester, CT: Pequot Press, 1975.
  • Dwyer, Margaret Clifford. Hopkins Academy & The Hopkins Fund 1664-1964. Hadley, MA: Trustees of Hopkins Academy, 1964.
  • Dunn, Richard S. "Servants and Slaves: The Recruitment and Employment of Labor".  Colonial British America: essays in the new history of the early modern era. pp 157-194. 1984
  • Dye, Nancy Schrom and Daniel Blake Smith. "Mother Love and Infant Death, 1750-1920." The Journal of American History, vol 73, no 2, 1986, pp. 329-353.
  • Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston. Emmanuel Church’s First Rector: Frederic Dan HuntingtonBoston: Emmanuel Church Boston, 2007.
  • Evans, Cerinda W. Collis "Porter Huntington Volumes I and II". Newport News, Virginia: The Mariner’s Museum, 1954.
  • Fellows, Carrie A. “Revised First Person Tour - In Her Own Words: Bringing Elizabeth to Life.
  • Fenn Roslansky, Priscilla. Their Lives and Times: Wallace Osgood Fenn and Clara Bryce Comstock Fenn. Feb. 1994.
  • Finding Aid, Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers. 1987-88.
  • Finison, Karl S. "Energy Flow on a Nineteenth Century Farm." University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Anthropology. 1979
  • Fitzpatrick, Margaret Mary. Forty Acres: A New England Homestead and Its Owners, 1752-1814. MA Thesis, Univ. of Delaware, June 1976.
  • Forty Acres Chronology
  • “Forty Acres: A Reinterpretation Initiative” Sept. 1992
  • Freedman, Katherine K. “I am My Mother’s Daughter.” Division Three Thesis, Hampshire College. December 2004. (can be found within Cultivating A Past: Essays on the History of Hadley, Massachusetts)
  • Gilbert, Kevin L. "A Quota of Patriotism: The Decline of Volunteerism in Northampton, Massachusetts, during the Civil War." University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of History. 1992
  • Gleason, Tara Louise. “The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family: The Social Position and Material Wealth of an Elite Family in Eighteenth Century Hadley, MA” 1994 (can be found within Cultivating A Past: Essays on the History of Hadley, Massachusetts)
  • Graffagnino, J. Kevin, “’Vermonters unmasked’: Charles Phelps and the patterns of dissent in revolutionary Vermont,” Vermont History, 57 (Summer 1989), 133-161.
  • Hall, Warren. “The Barn at the Porter-Phelps Farm.” N.D.
  • Halvenston, Sally, ed. Dress. Volume 33. 2006.
  • Hamlin, Carol E. Forty Acres. Paper for an English course, Dec. 18, 1969
  • Henchey, J. Oil Paintings and Crayon Drawings in the Porter-Phelps-Huntington, House Collection, Aug., 1977
  • Historic Structures Report. Porter-Phelps-Huntington House, Hadley Massachusetts. Portsmouth: Adam & Ray Consultants, Inc.
  • Horowitz, Dan. “Creation and Recreation: Dr. James Lincoln Huntington’s Forty Acres: The Story of the Bishop Huntington House (1949) 1992"
  • Hosley Jr., William N. and Philip Zea. “Decorated Board Chests of the Connecticut River Valley.” Article Published in Antiques Magazine, May 1981.
  • Hughes, W. Dudley F., “Agreement of fundamentals: correspondence between Dr. Huntington and Dr. Manning on the Crapsey case, 1906,” Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 25 (1956), 263-276.
  • Huntington, Arria S. Memoir and Letters of Frederic Dan Huntington. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906.
  • _____. Under a Colonial Roof-Tree: Fireside Chronicles of Early New England. Syracuse: Woolcott’s Bookshop, 1905.
  • Huntington, Dan. Memories, Counsels, and Reflections by an Octogenrary. Cambridge: Metcalf and Company, 1857.
  • Huntington, David M.G. First Flight and Other Stories. Milwaukee: Past Press, 2013
  • The Huntington Family in America: A Genealogical Memoir of the Known Descendants of Simon Huntington from 1633 to 1915 Including Those Who Have Retained the Family Name, and Many Bearing Other Surnames. Hartfort, CT: Huntington Family Association, 1915.
  • The Huntington Family in America: A Supplement to the Genealogical Memoir Published in 1915 (and including those known descendants whose records have been obtainable since that time). Norwich, CT: Huntington Family Associations, 1962.
  • The Huntington Family in America: Second Supplement to the Genealogical Memoir of 1915. Marcelin, MO: Walsworth Press Co., 1987.
  • Huntington, Rev. Prof. Frederic Dan. Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Settlement of Hadley, Massachusetts, at Hadley, June 8th, 1859.
  • _____. Ideals for a Country Town. 22 December 1894.
  • _____. Captain Epes Sargent: Yankee Skipper (based on Epes letters to his grandson Epes Sargent II)
  • _____. Dr. James Lincoln Huntington’s Tour Through the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum. June 1971.
  • _____. Forty Acres: The Story of the Bishop Huntington House. Photographs by Samuel Chamberlain. New York: Hastings House, 1949.
  • _____. “The Honorable Charles Phelps,” Transactions, Colonial Society of Massachusetts , 32 (1937), 441-55, with a comment by George P. Anderson, 455-60.
  • _____. Houses outside the Stockade. 1959.
  • _____. How and Why the Families of the Porter, Phelps, and Huntington Came to Hadley and Built the House at Forty Acres. 1966
  • _____. The Phelps-Huntington Barn, 1782-1931.
  • _____. The Work of Prayer. Holy Cross Press, 1923, 1956.
  • _____. What is Meant by “Hell”? Holy Cross Press, 1920.
  • Huntington, John. A Bean from Boston: Memoirs of an American in London, 1946-1987. London: Bacon, Weightman and Pickens. 1981.
  • Huntington, Theodore G. “Sketches by Theodore G. Huntington of the Family and Life in Hadley, written in letters to H.F. Quincy.”
  • Huntington, William P. and others. Huntington Letters 1838-1885.
  • Judd, Sylvester, 1789-1860. History of Hadley, including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts. Northampton, Printed by Metcalf & company, 1863.
  • Kelly, Catherine E. In the New England Fashion: Reshaping Women’s Lives in the Nineteenth Century.New York: Cornell University Press. 1999.
  • Larkin, David, June Sprigg, and James Johnson. Colonial Design in the New World. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Inc. 1988.
  • Laurie, Bruce. Beyond Garrison: Antislavery and Social Reform. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005.
  • Leonard, Regina S. “The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Property, 1659-1955: History of the Vernacular Landscape in Context.” University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Landscape Architecture Master’s Thesis. May 2000.
  • Lifton, Betty Jean. “Remembering Catherine Huntington,” Provincetown Arts. Volume VI, Annual Issue. Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Arts, Inc., 1990.
  • Lincoln, Benjamin. The Benjamin Lincoln Letters at Forty Acres. Hadley, Massachusetts. Transcribed copy given to Dr. James Lincoln Huntington by John Caroll Cavanaugh, August, 1962.
  • Lincoln, Eleanor Terry and John Abel Pinto. “Sessions House”. http:/mytown.koz.com/servlet/community …
  • Linscott, Elisabeth, “The River Gods: their story in western Massachusetts,” New-England Galaxy, 8 (1967), 20-25.
  • Lolomari, Ine. “Sessions Complex”. Smith’s home page – Residence Life - www.smith.edu/sao/sessions.h…, 1999.
  • McNichols, Ruth. “Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum: Restoration of Historic Grounds,” UMASS Masters thesis, 1985.
  • Miller, Marla. “…and others of our own people: “ Needlework and Women of the Rural Gentry” in Lynne Bassett, ed. What’s New England about New England Quilts? (Sturbridge: Old Sturbridge Village, 1999)
  • Miller, Marla. “Crossing the Threshold: Interpreting Women, Work, and Community in the Phelps Household, 1770-1816”. For Through Women’s Eyes: A Colloquium on Women at Forty Acres.
  • _____, “Cultivating a Past: Essays on the History of Hadley, Massachusetts." Amherst, MA. University of Massachusetts Press, 2009.
  • _____, “Eggs on the Sand: Domestic Servants and their Children in Federal New England”.
  • _____, “Gender, Artisanry, and Craft Tradition in Early New England: The View through the Eye of a Needle.” The William and Mary Quarterly. Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2003.
  • _____, “Labor and Liberty in the Age of Refinement.”
  • _____, “My Daily Bread Depends Upon My Labor: Craftswomen, Community and the Marketplace in Rural New England, 1740-1820” (PhD Dissertation, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, 1997)
  • _____, “The Accounts of Tryphena Newton Cooke: Work, Family, and Community in Hadley, Massachusetts, 1780-1805” in Peter Benes, ed., Proceedings of the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife. 1999 (Boston: Boston University, 2001)
  • _____. The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 2006).
  • Mitchell, Leonel L., “The Episcopal church and the Christian social movement in the 19th century.”Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 30 (1961), 173-182.
  • The Name and Family of Huntington. Washington, D.C.: The Media Research Bureau.
  • Nickerson, Jennifer. Innovations in Education and Religious Revolutions, 1820-1830: The Huntington Sisters of Hadley, Massachusetts. Honors Thesis, History Dept., University of Massachusetts, May 2003.
  • Nies, Kristina M. “Chore, Craft & Business: Cheesemaking in 18th Century Massachusetts.” Thesis. Boston University, 2008.
  • Nobles, Gregory H.; Brown, Richard D. Divisions Throughout the Whole: Politics and Society in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1740-1775. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
  • Noon, Rozanne E., “The bishop’s children,” Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 43 (1974), 5-20.
  • Nylander, Jane C. Our Own Snug Fireside: Images of the New England Home, 1760-1860. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1993.
  • 150th Wedding Anniversary of Dan Huntington and Elizabeth Whiting Phelps (brochures)
  • “Obituary of Arria S. Huntington” from the Provincetown Journal. Sunday, June 9th, 1996.
  • Olmstead, Andrea. Roger Sessions: A Biography. . New York: Routledge, 2008.
  • Osborne, Caitlin. For the Women in Historic Preservation Conference – March 13-15 1977. “Stories to Tell: From Scholarship to Exhibit to House Tour – A Trialogue
  • Parsons, Karen. “’We owe something more than prayers’: Elizabeth Porter Phelps’s Gift of Church Silver and Her Quest for Christian Fellowship.” Pp. 91-112 in New England Silver & Silversmithing, 1620-1815. Jeannine Falino & Gerald W.R. Ward, eds. Boston: The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, University Press of Virginia, 2001.
  • Paynter, Robert, ed., Ecological Anthropology of the Middle Connecticut River Valley. Research Reports 18, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1979. Includes Karl S. Finison, “Energy flow on a nineteenth-century farm” pp. 90-101.
  • Paz, D. G., “Monasticism and social reform in late nineteenth-century America: the case of Father Huntington,” Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 48 (1979), 45-66.
  • Phelps, Elizabeth Porter. “Births and Deaths in Hadley from 1794 to 1816,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 123 (January 1969), 16-32.
  • _____. The Diary of Elizabeth (Porter) Phelps, edited by Thomas Eliot Andrews with an introduction by James Lincoln Huntington in The New England Historical Genealogical Register. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jan. 1964
  • Phelps, Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps. The Phelps Family of America, and their English Ancestors, with Copies of Wills, Deeds, Letters, and Other Interesting Papers, Coats of Arms and Valuable Records.Volume I Pittsfield, MA: Eagle Publishing Company, 1899.
  • _____. The Phelps Family of America, and their English Ancestors, with Copies of Wills, Deeds, Letters, and Other Interesting Papers, Coats of Arms and Valuable Records. Volume II Pittsfield, MA: Eagle Publishing Company, 1899.
  • Porter, Arthur Amasa. John Porter and His Descendants. Portage, Washington, 1933.
  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington family tree (through the 1960’s).
  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington Annual Reports, 1949-1969.
  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington Annual Reports, 1970-1979.
  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington Annual Report, 1980.
  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum Color Photos
  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum color slides of clothing exhibit
  • Poubeau, Anne. “’You did not mention whether you had a cow…’ Cheese making at the Porter-Phelps farm, Hadley, MA 1170-1815. Paper presented at Women and Work at Forty Acres Colloquium, September 23, 2001.
  • Raymond, Andrew P. A Colonial New England Family: Four Generations of Porters in Hadley, Massachusetts. Bernhard’ History 761 course, August 21, 1973.
  • Sargent, Captain Epes. Transcript of Letters 1 & 2 by Epes Sargent (Captain) to his grandson, Epes Sargent, II. DAC ‘71
  • Sargent, Emma Worcester. Epes Sargent of Gloucester and His Descendants. Boston and New York: The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1923.
  • “Sessions Halloween Celebraters To Search For Legendary Staircase”, Current. 27, Oct. 1949.
  • “Sessions House: Secret Passage in Sessions House; Smith Girls Observe Halloween by Exploring House Built in 1742.” Hampshire Gazette, 30 October 1928.
  • Sessions, Ruth Huntington. “Loyalty” The Century, vol. 55, issue 6 (April 1898)
  • _____. Sixty Odd: A Personal History. Brattleboro: Steven Daye Press, 1936.
  • _____. “The Doctor’s Front Yard. A Story.” The New England Magazine; Vol. 24, issue 3 (May 1898)
  • _____. The Sawtoothers: For Kids Whose Parents Know They Can Read or Color and Are Fed Up With Farm or Jungle Animals. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1975.
  • _____. Illustrated by Peter Larkin. The Ups and Downs of Emily. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1940.
  • Strange, Douglas C., “The conversion of Frederic Dan Huntington (1859): a failure of liberalism?”Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 37 (1968), 287-298.
  • St. George, Robert Blaire. “Artifacts of Regional Consciousness in the Connecticut River Valley, 1700-1780” in Material Life in America, 1600-1860. Northeastern University Press, Boston.
  • Suter, John Wallace. Life and Letters of William Reed Huntington A Champion of Unity. New York and London: The Century Co. 1925.
  • Sweeney, Kevin. “Mansion People: Kinship, Class, and Architecture in Western Massachusetts in the Mid Eighteenth Century.” The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. 1984.
  • _____. “Report on Utilizing the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House & Its Furnishings Resources for Research and Interpretation”.
  • Tatlock, David. Life and Letters of Richard T. Fisher (1876-1934). Petersham, MA: Prospect Hill Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.
  • Terhune, Elizabeth. “A Study of Porter-Phelps-Huntington Land and Structures in Hadley, Massachusetts, 1652-1830." History 697C, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. December 13, 1995.
  • "The Extraordinary Joined Oak and Pine Polychrome "Hadley" Chest-With-Drawers." Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver. New York: Christie's, 2016. N. pag. Print.
  • Thorsen, Linda Jean. "The Merchants' Manufacturer: The Barrett Family's Dyeing Businesses in Massachusetts and New York, 1790-1850" Thesis. Harvard University, May 2015.
  • Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. “Report: Porter-Phelps-Huntington Project
  • _____. “Housewife and gadder: Themes of self-sufficiency and community in eighteenth-century New England,” pp. 21-34 in ‘To Toil the Livelong Day:’ America’s Women at Work, 1780-1980. Carol Groneman and Mary Beth Norton eds. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.
  • _____. “Of pens and needles: Sources in early American women’s history.” The Journal of American History, 77, (June 1990), 200-208.
  • _____. The Age of Homespun. 2001.
  • Walker, Alice Morehouse. Historic Hadley: A Story of the Making of a Famous Massachusetts Town.New York: The Grafton Press, 1906.
  • Weir, Robert E. ed. Benjamin Lincoln at 40 Acres: An Exhibit to Commemorate the Bicentennial of the Shay’s Rebellion.
  • White, Rich. Porter to Phelps to Huntington: The Story of 40 Acres.
  • Wilkins, Sally. “Elizabeth Porter Phelps: Diary Keeper.” Women of the Bay State: 25 Massachusetts Women You Should Know.Written by Kathleen W. Deady and the Write Sisters. Bedford, NH: Apprentice Shop Books, 2009.
  • Wilson, Louis E. 40 Acres: The Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum.
  • Woolverton, John F., “Stirring the religious pot at Harvard College on the eve of the Civil War: two Huntingtons and a Cooke,” Anglican and Episcopal History, 58 (1989), 37-49.
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