Benes, Peter, ed. Puritan Gravestone Art: The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Annual Proceedings 1976, Third printing. 1986.
Benes, Peter, ed. Puritan Gravestone Art II, The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Annual Proceedings 1978. Boston University Press, 1978.
Bessom, Frank L. Epitaphs: A Guide to Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, Massachusetts. Marblehead, MA: Oldstone Press, 1972. Unabridged reproduction of the classic work, Epitaphs, published in 1914. Bessom’s work is a compilation of epitaphs and serves as an historical record, since some of the stones recorded are no longer to be found, and others have eroded to the point where the inscriptions are no longer readable.
Chase, Theodore, and Laurel K. Gabel. Gravestone Chronicles I: Some Eighteenth Century New England Carvers and Their Work, Second printing. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1990.
Forbes, Harriette Merrifield. Gravestones of Early New England and the men who made them 1653-1800. New York: De Capo Press, 1967. This groundbreaking work was originally published in 1927.
Ludwig, Allan I. Graven Images: New England Stonecarving and Its Symbols, 1650-1815. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1966.
Meyer, Peter. The Julian and Gregorian Calendars, Hermetic Systems Web site, http://serendipity.magnet.ch/hermetic, Jan. 4, 2001.
Perley, Sidney. “Early Gravestones in Essex County.” Essex Antiquarian, Vol. III, No. 12, Dec. 1899: pp. 177-181.
Perley, Sidney. “Marblehead in the Year 1700, No. 7” Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Vol. XLVII, no. 3, July 1911: pp. 250–252.
Roads, Samuel, Jr. The History and Traditions of Marblehead, Third edition. Marblehead, MA: N. Allen Lindsey & Co., 1897. Marblehead historian Samuel Roads wrote the first edition in 1879. His account is based on public records as well as family archives, and is regarded as the first definitive history of Marblehead.
Sawyer, Priscilla Lord, and Virginia Clegg Gammage. Marblehead: The Spirit of ‘76 Lives Here, Updated edition. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1972. This work covers the early history of Marblehead, emphasizing the important roles played by its citizens during Colonial and Revolutionary times, and Marblehead’s later history, including its prominence as “the yachting capital of the world.”
Tobin, Laurie, and Morris Tobin. Map of Old Burial Hill. Marblehead, MA: privately published,1976. This detailed, surveyed map, accurately plots the locations of all gravestones present in 1976.
Vital Records of Marblehead, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I — Births. Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1903.
Vital Records of Marblehead, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume II — Marriages and Deaths. Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1904.