History of the City of Nashua, N.H.

Edited by Edward Everett Parker
Published in 1895 by H. Reinheimer & Co.

One of the major histories of Nashua, this book contains biographies and historical information about Nashua from its settlement as Dunstable through the late 1890s. You can download the entire book as a single file (622 pages), or just select individual chapters. Each file is searchable.


Complete text:

History of the City of Nashua, N.H. (PDF 144 MB)

History of the City of Nashua, N.H. (EPUB 77 MB)

Individual Sections:

Front Matter (PDF 9.3 MB)

Part I: History of Dunstable:

Chapter I. The First Settlers of Dunstable (PDF 1 MB)

Chapter II. History from 1662 to 1674 (PDF 1.4 MB)

Chapter III. History from 1675 to 1685 (PDF 1.3 MB)

Chapter IV. History from 1685 to the Death of Rev. Mr. Weld in 1702 (PDF 1.3 MB)

Chapter V. Ecclesiastical History from 1702 to 1737 (PDF 605 K)

Chapter VI. Civil History of the Town Until Its Division by the New State Line in 1741 (PDF 1 MB)

Chapter VII. History of Dunstable, N.H. to the Old French War (PDF 1.35 MB)

Chapter VIII. History from 1757 to the Revolution (PDF 478 Kb)

Chapter IX. History to the Origin of Nashua Village (PDF 487 Kb)

Chapter X. History of Nashua Village (PDF 1.3 MB)

Chapter XI. (PDF 5.5 MB)

Appendices (PDF 1.3 MB)

        1. Genealogy of the early settlers of Old Dunstable
        2. History of the post office in Nashua
        3. Statistics of the district schools
        4. The name—its origin

Part II: History of Nashua, N.H.

General Biographies (PDF 16 MB)

Topography (PDF 4.7 MB)

Highways, Bridges, Canals, Staging and Taverns (PDF 16 MB)

Ecclesiastical History (PDF 19 MB)

The Cemeteries—Ancient and Modern (PDF 18.5 MB)

Medical History of Nashua (PDF 37 MB)

Educational (PDF 15.3 MB)

Military History to the Close of the War with Mexico (PDF 14.6 MB)

The Bench and the Bar (PDF 26.2 MB)

Manufacturers (PDF 36.9 MB)

Railroads (PDF 8 MB)

Newspapers (PDF 17.8 MB)

Finance and Banking (PDF 8.5 MB)

The Militia of Nashua (PDF 12.6 MB)

Civil History of Nashua (PDF 46 MB)

Societies and Clubs (PDF 2.1 MB)