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Wadleigh Memorial Library

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New Hampshire Room

The Wadleigh Memorial Library maintains a local history collection that is located in our New Hampshire Room. Comprised of a variety of materials, the collection primarily focuses on documenting the history of the Town of Milford, New Hampshire including, but not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Town Administration
  • Prominent Individuals and Families
  • Religious and Social Organizations
  • Places of Interest
  • Business and Industry
  • Military History
  • Significant Milford Events/Celebrations/Anniversaries/Dedications
  • Histories of the Town
  • Relevant materials on other NH towns, the State of New Hampshire, and Colonial New England that provide historical context and assist in research on Milford, NH

For more information about our New Hampshire Room Collection, please view the New Hampshire Room Collection Development Policy.

Accessing the Collection

For security and preservation purposes, the New Hampshire Room is a closed non-circulating collection. However, all materials are available to the public for in-library use by placing a research request. To place a research request, please fill out this form. Once we have received your request, one of our Reference Librarians will be in-touch to assist you with your research.

Browse the Collection

To browse popular materials in the New Hampshire Room Collection, search the following links in our catalog:


Milford Town Histories

New Hampshire Town Histories

Hutchinson Family

Browse our digital collections:

Annual Town Reports

The History of Milford (Volume 1) by George Ramsdell 

The History of MIlford (Volume 2)  by George Ramsdell 

Local Newspapers (Includes Farmer's Cabinet, Milford Enterprise, Milford Daily Pointer,  Milford Cabinet)

Historical Highlight

Title: Book of the Fountain 

Description: This book provides information about the building of the Soldier's Memorial Fountain, as well as detailing the types of stones from each state used to create it. 

To view this item in the catalog, click here


For any questions related to the New Hampshire Room Collection, please contact our Reference Department at or 603-249-0645.