These books and publications are all helpful sources for better understanding Whately's history, historic landscapes and its people.
Ahistrom, Aaron, "Chestnut Plain Road Tobacco Barn", SAH Archipedia, Society of Architectural Historians.
Baldwin, Henry C, Guide to Whately Pottery and The Potters, Whately Massachusetts, 1778 to 1873, Northampton, MA, 1999.
Cane, Ena M., Whately Massachusetts, 1771-1971, Whately, MA, 1972.*
Crafts, James M., History of the town of Whately, Mass Including a narrative of leading events from the first planting of Hatfield, 1661-1899, Orange, MA, 1899.*
Jones, Calla, Memories of the Land, Observation, Inquiry, Historical Narrative and Personal Experience, 2018-2019.
Massachusetts Historical Commission, Historic and Archaeological Resources of the Connecticut River Valley, a Framework for Preservation, 1988.
Massachusetts Historical Commission, Reconnaissance Survey Town Report: Whatley [sic], 1982.
F., Connecticut Valley Vernacular, the Vanishing Landscape and Architecture
of the New England Tobacco Fields, Philadelphia, 2002.
Temple, J. H., Town of Whately, Mass., 1660-1871, Boston, MA, 1872.
Watkins, Lura Woodside, Early New England Potters and Their Wares, Cambridge, 1950.
Whately Library Trustees, History of the Whately Library.
Whately Congregational Church, First Congregational Church, 1771-1971, Whately, Mass, 1971.
*Reprinted by and available from
the Whately Historical Society.