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Town Records & Directories
 Printed Materials Relating to Dorchester - Town Records, Official Publications, Directories, Annexation

Adams, George. Dorchester and Milton Business Directory. Boston: , 1850.

Blue Book of Dorchester. 1885-1886, 1894, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1908, 1910, 1913, 1915.

Boston Directories 1870-1945
some available at Boston Public Library
some available at

Boston, Mass. Cemetery Department. Annual Report of the Cemetery Department of the City of Boson for the fiscal year 1904-1905. Boston, 1905.

Boston, Mass. Schoolhouse Department. Annual Report of the Schoolhouse Department from February 1, 1905, to February 1, 1906. Boston, 1906.

Boston, Mass. Street Laying-Out Department. Annual Report of the Street Laying-Out Department for the year 1896. Boston, 1897.

Clarke, Eliot C. Main drainage works of the city of Boston. 2nd ed. Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers. 1885.

Coffin, Nathaniel W. Few reasons in favor of annexation of a part of the town of Dorchester to the City of Boston. 1867.

Dorchester. Dorchester Births, Marriages and Deaths to the End of 1825. Boston, 1924.

Dorchester. Taxable Valuation of the Real and Personal Estates 1849, 1850, 1855, 1861, 1869.

available through Boston Public Library website except 1869, which can be found at tp://;view=1up;seq=7

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Dorchester. Report of the Receipts and Expenditures 1849, 1859, 1862, 1866.

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Dorchester. Selectmens Report 1849-1850.

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Dorchester Town Records Fourth Report of the Record Commissioners of the City Boston. 2nd edition, 1883. Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1883.

For a Guide to the Town of Dorchester records, see the following from the city archives

Dorchester. Vital Records of the Town of Dorchester from 1826 to 1849.

Dorchester. School Committee. Annual Report of the School Committee of the Town of Dorchester, for the Year Ending March 2, 1868

Dorchester. School Committee. Regulations 1856, 1863, 1866.

Dorchester and Quincy Directory, 1868-9. Boston, 1868.

Harris, B.W. Annexation Question. Closing Argument of B.W. Harris, Esq., for the Remonstrants against the Annexation of Dorchester. Boston, 1869.

Train, Charles R. Closing Argument in Behalf of the Petitioners for the Annexation of Dorchester to Boston. Boston, 1869.

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Created: August 25, 2003   Modified: February 12, 2016