JHS Books

Books about Jamestown written by our Members
by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden

William Henry Carr was born in 1855 into Rhode Island’s historic Carr family. He had a troubled childhood, and was sent to reform school. In his second year in reform school in 1874, Bates kept a diary - the only known diary written by an inmate of a penal institution. The diary records the day-to-day happenings at the school as seen through the eyes of a model inmate & is transcribed in its entirety. He was medical director of Dr. Bates' Sanitarium, first in Providence & then in Jamestown, RI.
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Jamestown Historical Society - $20
Can be picked up Tuesdays & Thursday from 9am - noon in the lower level of the Jamestown Town Hall (email us for alternate pick up).

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by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden

Discover the fascinating history of Jamestown, from tales of shipwrecks to summer days long past.

The History Press, 2016, $21.50

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by Rosemary Enright & Sue Maden, photographs by Delia Klingbeil

Photos of the town's legendary individuals selected from JHS archives, gathered from Society members, & taken by D. Klingbeil.

Arcadia Publishing, 2014, $20

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by James C. Buttrick with the Jamestown Historical Society

Photos from the JHS collection, selected & described by a long-time Jamestowner, to tell the town history.

Arcadia Publishing, 2003, $20

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by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden

The fascinating story of the island community from before settlement by the English to the present day.

The History Press, 2010, $22

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by Martha Milot

A coloring book of objects in the Jamestown Historical Society Collection.

Jamestown Historical Society, 2009, $3

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by Martha Milot

The history & operation of the Jamestown windmill, told by Puds, the windmill cat.

Jamestown Historical Society, 2007, $5

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by Sue Maden

The history of the first bridge across the West Passage of the bay to Conanicut Island.

The Jamestown Press, 2007. $20

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