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Fall 2010


You can read digital e-books created from the collections of Rochester Public Library's Local History Division! Just click on the titles below to view our historic books in pdf format. 



Korean War Soldiers from the Rochester Area / compiled by George Coghill, 1976.   


The Book of the Rochester Centennial / Rochester Centennial, Inc.; Arthur P. Kelly, editor ; Norman Kent, illustrator, 1934. 

"But a Thousand a Year": The Cost and the Results in Rochester of Feeding Clean Milk as Food for the Hand-fed Baby / Goler, George Washington, 1907. 

Canal Laws, Rates of Toll, Regulations, and Names of the Principle Places, with their Distances from Each Other on the New-York State Canals, as Established by the Canal Board, and in Force on Said Canals, June, 1841 / New York (State) Canal Board, 1841.  

Charter, By-Laws and History of the Rochester Fire Department from 1817-1882 : Together with the Dedication of the Firemen's Monument, Thursday, September 9th, 1880 / compiled by Henry W. Matthews, Lyman M. Newton and George B. Harris. Rochester (N.Y.) Fire Dept., 1882. 

Considerations on the Great Western Canal, from the Hudson to Lake Erie : With a View of its Expense, Advantages, and Progress Re-Published by Order of the New-York Corresponding Association, for the Promotion of Internal Improvements / Haines, Charles G.(Charles Glidden), 1818.  

A Forward Step : Salem Evangelical Church, Rochester, N.Y. : Dedication Week, June Tenth to Seventeenth, Nineteen Twenty Three / Salem Evangelical Church (Rochester, N.Y.), 1923.  

A Letter to the Parishioners of St. Luke's Church, Rochester: On the Spiritual Character of the Liturgy of the Episcopal Church. / Cuming, F. H. (Francis Higgins), 1827.  

The Official Reports of the Canal Commissioners of the State of New York, and the Acts of the Legislature Respecting Navigable Communications between the Great Western and Northern Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean; with Perspicuous Maps and Profiles; Published at the Request of the Board of Canal Commissioners. / New York (State) Canal Commissioners, 1817.  

Penal Ordinances of the City of Rochester, Published by Authority of the Common Council. 1897 / revised by A.J. Rodenbeck, corporation counsel, 1897.  

Public Schools of Rochester, New York : Kindergarten, Primary, Intermediate, Grammar, Free Academy / Rochester (N.Y.) Board of Education. 1894? 

Report and Proceedings of the Rochester N.Y. Market Commissioners Relative to Establishing and Operating a Public Market, Rochester, N.Y. 1907 / Rochester (N.Y.) Market Commissioners, 1907.  

Report of the Canal Commissioners on a Resolution of the Assembly of the 23d February, Relative to the Cost of Canals and Rail-Roads / New York (State) Canal Commissioners, 1835.  

Report of the Commissioners Appointed by Joint Resolutions of the Honorable Senate and Assembly of the State of New York, the 13th & 15th March, 1810, to Explore the Route of an Inland Navigation from Hudson's River to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie / New York (State) Commissioners on Internal Navigation, 1811.  

Rochester and the Post Express : A History of the City of Rochester from the Earliest Times : The Pioneers and their Predecessors, Frontier Life in the Genesee Country, Biographical Sketches : With a Record of the Post express / [compiled for the Post Express Printing Co. by John Devoy], 1895. 

30 Day Cruise for Boys on the Great Lakes : Rochester schoolship "Campana." 1894. 

What Food These Morsels be / Rochester, Public Library Staff Association, 1951. 

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