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Hampton Antiquarian & Historical Society

Books about Hampton and Hampton History

Alison Brown Davis 
Hampton Remembers, a charming oral history  

Janet C. and James O. Robertson 
All Our Yesterdays: A Century of Family Life in an American Small Town, an indepth study of one Hampton family

Edwin Way Teale 
A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm 

Janice Trecker
Discovering Hampton: A Connecticut Town, an award-winning town history sponsored by HAHS



Like most circulating libraries, the Fletcher Memorial has a contant turnover of popular fiction and non fiction, with limited numbers of classics and reference works. However, thanks to the History Room, renovated with a gift from the Howard Valley Christian Church, the library has a time capsule of popular fiction and non fiction from the early decades of the twentieth century.

Want to know what kept grandmother – or great grandmother – from her household chores or what grandfather – or his father – was reading on long winter nights?Chances are the volumes are in the history room.

Classics by writers like Thomas Mann and Joseph Conrad, ancient leather bound volumes like The War between the States and The Colonial Records of Connecticut. Poetry by John Witcomb Riley novels by Sinclair Lews, plus popular fiction like The Sorrows of Satan and Stella Dallas, the original four hankie weepie, even Manon Lescaut, the novel that inspired not one but two operas.