Roster and Genealogies of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Civil War 1861-1864
This information contains the complete roster of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters, with accompanying genealogical notes, as far as known.
Downloadable Maps from the United States Geological Survey
Maps published between 1884-2006
Explore over 178,000 topographic maps, geologic maps, interactive maps and more from anywhere in the US. Free downloadable maps for your area of interest published between the years 1884-2006 available to you through the USGS.
1855 Oxford Map
Digital copy of original map hung in the local history room of Oxford, MA
Please feel free to visit the library for any information on the history of Oxford! For the most information, be sure to check out our Local History Room in the original 1903 section of the building!
18th & 19th Century Oxford Documents
Funded by the Janet Malser Humanities Trust
The Oxford Public Library and the General Ebenezer Learned D.A.R. of Oxford worked together to write a grant from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust to conserve 8 Oxford historical documents from the 18th and 19th century. These documents included:
1. Baron Wallworth’s Letter of Promotion to Rank of Lieutenant in the “Luck” Regiment March 28, 1779. / Transcription
2. Health Certification for Arthur Humphrey and Marven Moore from Dr. Daniel Fisk Jan. 2, 1777.
3. Ledger Entries from 1790: Jacob Barrel Account / Jacob Barrel Transcription / Contra Credit Account
4. Announcing to Major Huntington of Appointment as Paymaster Dec. 25, 1776.
5. Town Receipt from Worcester to Oxford Nov. 7, 1814.
6. Oration Delivered at Oxford on the 46th Anniversary of American Independence. By Ira Barton (25 pages).
Printed by Hilliard & Metcalf, of Cambridge 1822: (Please click a link below to view)
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7. Framed Article “Presentation of Colors to the Oxford Invincibles” Sept. 13, 1824 from the Massachusetts Spy, Dec. 23, 1824.
8. Company Roll of Captain Thomas Meriam, Company of Infantry. (Please click an image below to view)
*The restoration, preservation and digitizing was done by the Green Dragon Bindery in Shrewsbury, MA.
Oxford History Museum
The Oxford Library Museum is located in the basement of the library. This museum holds artifacts from the history of Oxford. We have spinning wheels, kitchen gadgets, and civil war artifacts. Tours of the museum are given only on appointment.
To make an appointment to see the museum, please call: (508) 987-6003 x221 for the Adult Circulation Desk.
Oxford Photos and Stories of Oxford Massachusetts
From 1900 - 1973
View historical Oxford photos below!
All photos below are part of the Oxford Free Public Library's collection, located in the Board of Trustees Room. All photos were voluntarilly scanned by Earl Holmberg. Thank you, Earl!
Oxford Advertisements and Announcements
Oxford Civil War Photos
Oxford Town Center
People of Oxford
Clara Barton was born on Christmas Day, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts.
The Library holds a small collection of Clara Barton memorabilia and sources, however the Clara Barton Birthplace and Museum is one’s best option on doing more research on Ms. Barton. The non-circulating collection of Clara Barton books is located in our Local History room in the front part of the building. The room is open to the public.
The following are volumes the OXPL has in possession:
The Life of Clara Barton by Percy H. Epler, 1915
Ancestors of Clara Barton by Charles V. Waid, 2002
The Red Cross in Peace and War by Clara Barton, 1899
Clara Barton: Professional Angel by Elizabeth Brown Pryor, 1987
Clara Barton: Daughter of Destiny by Blanche Colton Williams, 1941
The Life of Clara Barton in 2 Volumes by William E. Barton (Vols. 1 and 2), 1922
Clara Barton: Humanitarian by Corra Bacon-Foster, 1918
The Story of my Childhood by Clara Barton, 1907
The library has print materials and informational pamphlets available for more information about the Huguenots, as well as a diorama of the fort for display.
National Huguenot Society–Includes a listing of documented Huguenots ancestors, historical information, membership information, book reviews and a list of books and publications.
Cyndi’s List– This is a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources online.
The Huguenot Society of America -They have a essay on the history of the Huguenots and their contributions to colonial America.
Even more information is provided by The Huguenot Memorial Society of Oxford, Inc., which was organized in June of 1881. Check out their website for more information, documents, and upcoming events!