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
Brown, Richard D., and Jack Tager. 2000. Massachusetts: a concise history. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
Byron-Curtiss, A. L. "Bishop Frederic Dan Huntington As I Knew Him." Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church 25, no. 4
Callahan, Addison. Grounds Tour of Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum. Hadley, MA. 2008
Carlisle, Elizabeth, “How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings”: Elizabeth Porter Phelps, Earthbound and Heavenbent.
_____, Earthbound and Heavenbent: Elizabeth Porter Phelps and Life at Forty Acres. New York: Scribner. 2004.
_____, and Speidel, Judithe. 1979. "Local History as a Stimulus for Writing". The English Journal. 68 (5): 55-57.
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.
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.
Dow, Peter E., “Bucking the tide : : Charles Phelps and the Vermont land grant controversies, 1750-1789/” (1990). Masters Theses 1911-February 2014. 1465.
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 Huntington. Boston: Emmanuel Church Boston, 2007.
Evans, Cerinda W. Collis "Porter Huntington Volumes I and II". Newport News, Virginia: The Mariner’s Museum, 1954.
Falino, Jeannine J., and Ward, Gerald W.R. 2001. New England silver & silversmithing: 1620-1815. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts.
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
Freedman, Katherine K. “I am My Mother’s Daughter.” Division Three Thesis, Hampshire College. December 2004.
Freeman, Landa M., Louise V. North, and Janet M. Wedge. In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation 1765-1799. Lexington Books. Lanhan, Maryland. 2011.
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
Gilder Cornelia Brooke. Edith Wharton's Lenox. The History Press. Charleston, South Carolina. 2017
Gleason, Tara Louise. “The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family: The Social Position and Material Wealth of an Elite Family in Eighteenth Century Hadley, MA” 1994.
Graffagnino, J. Kevin, “’Vermonters unmasked’: Charles Phelps and the patterns of dissent in revolutionary Vermont,” Vermont History, 57 (Summer 1989), 133-161.
Griffen, Clyde. 2008. "Christian socialism instructed by Gompers". Labor History. 12 (2): 195-213.
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
Hansen, Karen V. 1996. A very social time: crafting community in antebellum New England. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press.
Heath, Douglas L. and Alison C. Simon, "The Lost Mill Village of Middlesex Fells," History Press, 2017. ISBN 9781 4671 36679.
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.
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, Catharine S. "Statement by Catharine S. Huntington, 66 Pickney Street, Boston, Mass. Charged with "sauntering and loitering" in front of State House on State Street." Boston. August 22, 1927.
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
_____"Four Score Years: Dan Turns Eighty, and So Do I." 2007
_____."The Huntingtons: Simon and what he started."2007
_____."War Stories." 2007
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.
Huntington, James Lincoln. 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.
_____. 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.
Izard, Holly V. 1993. The Ward families and their "helps": domestic work, workers, and relationships on a New England farm, 1787-1866. Worcester, Mass: American Antiquarian Society.
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.
Kavanagh, Gaynor. 1994. "Looking for Ourselves, Inside and Outside Museums". Gender & History. 6 (3): 370-375.
Kelly, Catherine E. "In the New England Fashion: Reshaping Women’s Lives in the Nineteenth Century." New York: Cornell University Press. 1999.
______, ""The Consummation of Rural Prosperity and Happiness": New England Agricultural Fairs and the Construction of Class and Gender, 1810-1860". American Quarterly. 49 (3): 574.
______, ""Well Bred Country People": Sociability, Social Networks, and the Creation of a Provincial Middle Class, 1820-1860". Journal of the Early Republic. 19 (3): 451-479.
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.
Leon, Warren, and Rosenzweig, Roy. 1989. History museums in the United States: a critical assessment. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
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.
Levy, Barry. 1997. "Girls and Boys: Poor Children and the Labor Market in Colonial Massachusetts". Pennsylvania History. 64: 287-307.
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."
Linscott, Elisabeth, “The River Gods: their story in western Massachusetts,” New-England Galaxy, 8 (1967), 20-25.
Lolomari, Ine. “Sessions Complex”
Main, Gloria L. 1994. "Gender, Work, and Wages in Colonial New England". The William and Mary Quarterly. 51 (1): 39-66.
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)
_____. “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.” Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, Vol. 10, Building Environments (2005), p 15-31
_____, “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)
_____, ""My Part Alone": the world of Rebecca Dickinson, 1787-1802". New England Quarterly. 1998.
_____, “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).
_____., and Digan Lanning, Anne. 1994. "‘Common Parlors’: Women and the Recreation of Community Identity in Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1870-1920". Gender & History. 6 (3): 435-455.
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.
Nichols, Elisabeth B. "'Attached and Loving Sister,' 'Constant Unalterable Friend,' and 'Loving and Dutiful Daughter:' Elizabeth Phelps Huntington Conceptualizes Her Identity" Presented at "Through Women's Eyes: A Colloquim Presenting New Research on Women at 'Forty Acres,' 1750,-1850." September, 1994.
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.
_____, "Commerce and Community: A Case Study of the Rural Broommaking Business in Antebellum Massachusetts". Journal of the Early Republic. 4 (3): 287-308.
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, Charles (Moses) Porter, Autobiography (1857) Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers Box 10 Folder 21 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
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 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.
Thomas, John L. 1965. "Romantic Reform in America, 1815-1865". American Quarterly. 17 (4): 656-681.
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.
_____, "Wheels, Looms, and the Gender Division of Labor in Eighteenth-Century New England". WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY. 55 (1): 3-38.
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.
Wood, Joseph S. 1986. "The New England Village as an American Vernacular Form". Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture. 2: 54-63
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.