Sources for Further Reading
This website features selected items from the exhibit The Object of History: 18th-Century Treasures from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. See a checklist of all the items in this exhibit.
Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. One section is comprised of the Correspondence between John and Abigail Adams. Massachusetts Historical Society. Web. Accessed 19 June 2013.
Bell, J. L. "Boston 1775: Powder Horn (search results)." Boston 1775. Web. Accessed 19 June 2013
Chippendale, Thomas. The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker's Director: Being a Large Collection of the Most Elegant and Useful Designs of Household Furniture, in the Most Fashionable Taste. London: Printed for the author; also by T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1762.
Massachusetts Historical Society. Collecting History. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2009.
---. Witness to America's Past: Two Centuries of Collecting by the Massachusetts Historical Society. Boston: The Society : Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991.
Snow, Caleb H. A History of Boston, the Metropolis of Massachusetts: From Its Origin to the Present Period; With Some Account of the Environs. 2nd ed. Boston: A. Bowen, 1828.
Biographies of Notable 18th-Century Persons
Isaacson, Walter. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Paul Revere: Artisan, Businessman, and Patriot-The Man Behind the Myth. Boston: Paul Revere Memorial Association, 1988.
Russell, Phillips. John Paul Jones: Man of Action. New York: Brentano’s, 1927.
Unger, Harlow G. John Hancock: Merchant King and American Patriot. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
Walmsley, Andrew S. Thomas Hutchinson and the Origins of the American Revolution. New York: New York University Press, 1999.
Weston, Thomas. Peter Oliver: The Last Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature of the Province of Massachusetts Bay; A Sketch. Boston: Cupples, Upham & Company, 1886.