Sharon Walpole History Archives

NCT Archive in Sharon, Massachusetts

The Sharon – Walpole history archives of Henry P. Kendall’s family neighborhoods and businesses are available at the Norfolk Charitable Trust Archive. These archives contain a wealth of information, including 19th- and 20th-century photographs, maps, survey reports, correspondence and records related to Moose Hill Farm in Sharon and other Kendall-owned properties and their surroundings. Sharon and Walpole were the home towns of Henry P. Kendall. He grew up in Walpole, where several generations of his mother’s family lived. A section of the town is still known as Plimptonville.

Children at Plimpton Homestead

Sharon Walpole History Archives

Hunters outside barn, Walpole

Patients at Sharon Sanatorium, ca. 1910

Patients at Sharon Sanatorium, ca. 1910

Walpole was also the site of the Lewis Batting Company, Henry Kendall’s first mill, and became the headquarters of the Kendall Company. The Plimpton Iron Works were also located in Walpole, and the Plimpton Press in nearby Norwood. For more details of the local history of Sharon and Walpole and other towns related to the Henry P. Kendall family history click here. Harry and Evelyn Kendall spent most of their married life in Sharon, at Moose Hill Farm; it was also the primary home of Henry W. Kendall as an adult. Henry P. Kendall took an active part in Sharon town affairs, and the Kendall family was devoted to the preservation of open lands there. The Kendalls also had homes and strong connections in Marion, Massachusetts and Camden, South Carolina, which are also represented, among other places with Kendall family ties, in the NCT Archive’s  local history archives.  Papers and images of Kendall and Plimpton ancestors and their homes are also available in the Kendall-Plimpton family archive.

About Norfolk Charitable Trust Archive

The NCT Archive, located at 29 Everett St. in Sharon, Massachusetts, is a project of the Norfolk Charitable Trust. The Archive houses and maintains paper archives, artworks, photographs and artifacts of historical interest and cultural significance. Its holdings are primarily but not exclusively related to the history of the Kendall family of Massachusetts and its members’ collections, careers and other pursuits. It serves the scholarly community by sharing information related to its holdings, lending or donating items to other non-profit institutions where appropriate, and offering some access and staff support to researchers engaged in projects relevant to holdings at the Archive.

Sharon-Walpole History Archives

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