Biographical Notices

Biographical notices for prominent Lebanon citizens have been compiled and published in a variety of sources for more than a century. Some of the most important sources are listed below. Most are available at the Lebanon Historical Society, the NH Historical Society, the NH State Library, and the Dartmouth College Library.

Carroll, Roger. 1994. Lebanon, 1761-1994: The Evolution of a Resilient New Hampshire City. West Kennebunk, Me.: Phoenix Publishers for the Lebanon Historical Society.

 

Child, Hamilton B. 1886. Gazetteer of Grafton County, N.H., 1709-1886. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Journal Company, Printers.

Typescript available online at www.nh.searchroots.com/grafton.html

 

Downs, Allen B. 1920-1942. Lebanon Biographies. (Bound photocopy of an original typescript.) Also available at the Lebanon Public Library.

 

Downs, Charles A. 1908. History of Lebanon, N.H., 1761-1887. Concord, NH: Rumford Printing Co.

 

The Lebanonian. Serial published by H. E. Waite & Co. of Lebanon from Dec 1897 to Nov 1899.

 

“Grafton County Biographies” 1897. Book of Biographies: This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Grafton County, New Hampshire. Buffalo: Biographical Publishing Co.

Robert Leavitt, the former curator of the Lebanon Historical Society, compiled an important card index of biographical notices in the Society’s collections. Access to information in the Lebanon Historical Society’s collection is restricted to members of the Society. Contact can be made by e-mail chivas2738@yahoo.com.  Research in the collections is time consuming and all of our staff are volunteers.

The Society also possesses an extensive photo collection of individuals, houses, and village scenes. Access to these images is also restricted to members of the association. Photos can be scanned for a fee and sent via e-mail or sent on a cd-rom by mail. A Permission Form signed by the curator must be obtained before copying, reproducing, or publishing any images in the Society’s collections.

Architecture and Houses

The Lebanon Historical Society owns very few deeds or copies of deeds and what we do own are not indexed. Researchers should go to the Registry of Deeds in North Haverhill (see entry for “Land Records”).

Anyone researching the history of an historic house should consult the following survey of historic structures conducted by Lisa Mausolf for the Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Council. This is available in two loose-leaf binders that are readily photocopied at the Lebanon Public Library. Another copy is available at Rauner Special Collections at Dartmouth College.

Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Council. 1984. Historic Resources Survey: Lebanon, New Hampshire. Lebanon, NH: Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Council.

The Lebanon Historical Society also has a large collection of vintage photographs of buildings in Lebanon as wells as postcards of structures and scenes.

Researchers should start with the image in Robert Leavitt’s books of historical photographs. These are available for purchase from the Lebanon Historical Society.
Go to the publication link on our Resources page for more information on purchasing our publications.

Leavitt, Robert. 1997. Lebanon, New Hampshire in Pictures. 2 vols. Lebanon, NH: Whitman Publishing for the Lebanon Historical Society.

Contact the curator and the e-mail and telephone number above for access to or availability of these images. Access to these images is also restricted to members of the association. Photos can be scanned for a fee and sent via e-mail or sent on a cd-rom by mail. A Permission Form signed by the curator must be obtained before copying, reproducing, or publishing any images in the Society’s collections.

Lebanon Historical Society: P.O.Box 18, Lebanon NH 03766
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