The National Archives at Boston

Internal Revenue Collection Districts in New England:
Records of Massachusetts

Available in NARA's Northeast Region, Waltham (Boston)

Note: There are no microfilm records of Massachusetts collection districts; all are textual records.


IRS Assessment Lists, 1867-1874 , plus one volume for Boston, (District 3) 1862:

  • 1st District

    Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties;
    In Bristol County:
    Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, New Bedford, and Westport
    In Plymouth County: Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, and Wareham
    1867-74
    • Box 230
      • Lists, unbound, January 1867 - December 1867
      • One volume, Annual list for 1867
    • Box 239
      • Lists, unbound, January 1868 - December 1868
      • One volume, Annual list for 1868
    • Box 245
      • Lists, unbound, January 1869 - December 1869
      • One volume, Annual list for 1869
    • Box 258
      • Lists, unbound, January 1870 - December 1870
      • One volume, Annual list for 1870
    • Box 271 (17-15-08)
      • Lists, unbound, January 1871 - December 1871
      • Annual list is missing
    • Box 277 (17-15-10)
      • Lists, unbound, January 1872 - December 1872, plus the Annual list for 1872
      • One volume, Monthly lists, May 1873 - June 1874

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  • 2nd District

    In Bristol County:
    Attleborough, Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Mansfield, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swanzey, and Taunton
    In Norfolk County: Braintree, Canton, Cohasset, Dorchester, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, and Weymouth
    In Plymouth County: Abington, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Hingham, Hanover, Hanson, Hull, Marshfield, Scituate, South Scituate, North Bridgewater, and West Bridgewater

    • Records for this district are missing

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  • 3rd District

    Boston
    , Wards 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12
    City of Roxbury;
    Town of Brookline
    1862, 1866-74, 1900-4, 1910-17

    • Box 231
      • One volume, List for 1862
      • One volume, Monthly lists, 1866 - 1867
    • Box 232
      • One volume, Annual list for 1867, Divisions 1 - 12
    • Box 233
      • One volume, Annual list for 1867
    • Box 234
      • One volume, Monthly lists, September 1867 - December 1867
    • Box 240
      • One volume, Annual list for 1868
    • Box 241
      • One volume, Annual list for 1868
    • Box 242
      • One volume, Monthly lists, January 1868 - April 1868
    • Box 243
      • One volume, Monthly lists, May 1868 - August 1868
    • Box 244
      • One volume, Monthly lists, September 1868 - December 1868
    • Box 246
      • One volume, Monthly lists, January 1869 - March 1869
      • One volume, Monthly list, July 1869 - August 1869
    • Box 247
      • One volume, Monthly lists, April 1869 - June 1869
      • One volume, Monthly list, September 1869
    • Box 248
      • One volume, Monthly lists, October 1869 - December 1869
    • Box 249
      • One volume, Annual list for 1869
    • Box 250
      • One volume, Annual list for 1869
    • Box 259
      • One volume, Monthly lists, January 1870 - March 1870
    • Box 260
      • One volume, Monthly lists, April 1870 - June 1870
    • Box 261
      • One volume, Monthly lists, July 1870 - September 1870
    • Box 262
      • One volume, Annual list for 1870
    • Box 263
      • One volume, Annual list for 1870
    • Box 272
      • One volume, Monthly lists, October 1870 - December 1870 and the Annual list for 1871
      • One volume, Monthly lists, June 1871 - December 1871
    • Box 278
      • One volume, Monthly lists, January 1871 - May 1871 and the Annual list for 1871
      • One volume, Monthly lists, January 1872 - May 1872 and the Annual list for 1872
    • Box 279
      • Two volumes, Monthly lists, June 1872 - April 1873, May 1873 - June 1874
      • Records of the 3d District (Boston) relating to legacies, claims, and abatements, 1899-1918.

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  • 4th District

    Boston,
    Wards 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9
    Cities of Cambridge, Chelsea, North Chelsea (now Revere) and Winthrop
    1866-74


    • Box 235
      • One volume, Monthly lists, 1866 - 1867, kept on shelf, not in box
      • Two volumes, Annual lists for 1867
      • Lists, unbound, three in all, no date
    • Box 244A
      • List, unbound, August 1868
      • Two volumes, Annual lists for 1868
    • Box 244H
      • One volume, Monthly lists, July 1867 - June 1868
    • Box 251
      • Two volumes, Annual lists for 1869
      • Kept on Shelf: One volume Monthly lists for July 1868 - June 1869
    • Box 264
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1870, plus Monthly lists, January 1870 - July 1870
      • Lists, unbound, 20 in all, 1869 - 1871
    • Box 273
      • One volume, Annual list for 1871
      • Two volumes, Monthly lists, July 1870 - June 1871, July 1871 - June 1872
    • Box 280
      • Lists, unbound, July 1872 - March 1873
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1872, plus Monthly lists, May 1873 - June 1874

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  • 5th District

    Newburyport
    1867-74


    • Box 237 (17-13-03)
      • One volume, Annual list for 1867
      • Two volumes, Monthly lists, January 1867 - June 1867, July 1867 - December 1867
    • Box 244B (17-13-06)
      • One volume, Annual list for 1868
      • One volume, Monthly lists, January 1868 - December 1868
    • Box 252 (17-14-03)
      • Three volumes, 1869 Annual, Monthly lists, January 1869 - December 1869, 1869 - 1870 Annual
    • Box 265 (17-14-07)
      • One volume, Annual list for 1870
      • One volume, Monthly lists, January 1870 - December 1870
    • Box 274 (17-15-02)
      • One volume, Annual list for 1871
      • One volume, Monthly lists, January 1871 - December 1871
    • Box 281 (17-15-04)
      • Three volumes, 1872 Annual, Monthly lists, January 1872 - December 1872, plus May 1873 - June 1874
      • Lists, unbound, January 1873 - April 1873

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  • 6th District

    In Essex County:
    Andover, Boxford, Bradford, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, and Saugus
    In Middlesex County: Belmont, Billerica, Burlington, Charlestown, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Somerville, South Reading, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Waltham, West Cambridge, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn
    1867-74

    • Box 238 (17-13-03)
      • One volume, Annual list for 1867
      • Four volumes, Monthly lists, January 1867 - March 1867, April 1867 - June 1867, July 1867 - September 1867, October 1867 - December 1867
    • Box 244C (17-13-03)
      • One volume, Annual list for 1868
      • Three volumes, Monthly lists, January 1868 - March 1868, April 1868 - June 1868, July 1868 - September 1868
    • Box 253 (17-13-06)
      • One volume, Annual list for 1869
      • Three volumes, Monthly lists, October 1868 - March 1869, April 1869 - September 1869, October 1869 - April 1870
    • Box 265 (17-14-07)
      • One volume, Annual list for 1870
    • Box 266 (17-14-07)
      • Two volumes, Monthly lists, May 1870 - October 1870, November 1870 - April 1871
    • Box 274 (17-15-02)
      • One volume, Annual list for 1871
      • One volume, Monthly lists, May 1871 - December 1871
    • Box 281 (17-15-04)
      • Three volumes, Annual list for 1872, Monthly lists, January 1872 - December 1872, May 1873 - June 1874
      • Lists, unbound, January 1873 - April 1873


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  • 7th District

    In Middlesex County:
    Acton, Ashby, Ashland, Bedford, Boxborough, Brighton, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Marlborough, Natick, Newton, Pepperell, Sherborn, Shirley, Stow, Sudbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Watertown, Wayland, Westford, and Weston
    In Norfolk County: Dedham, Dover, Medfield, Needham, and West Roxbury
    1867-74
    • Box 238A
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1867, Monthly lists, January 1867 - June 1867
      • Lists, unbound, February 1867 - December 1867
    • Box 244D
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1868, Monthly lists, July 1867 - June 1868
      • Lists, unbound, January 1867 - March 1867, plus five Annual lists, undated
    • Box 244E
      • Lists, unbound, January 1868 - December 1868 (there are two lists for May)
    • Box 254
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1869, Monthly lists, July 1868 - June 1869
      • Lists, unbound, July 1869 - December 1869, plus four Annual lists for 1869
    • Box 266
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1870, Monthly lists, July 1869 - June 1870
    • Box 267
      • Lists, unbound, January 1870 - December 1870
    • Box 275
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1871, Monthly lists, July 1870 - June 1871
      • Lists, unbound, January 1871 - December 1871
    • Box 282
      • Four volumes, Annual list for 1872, Monthly lists, July 1871 - June 1872, July 1872 - April 1873, May 1873 - June 1874
      • Lists, unbound, January 1872 - April 1873


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  • 8th District

    In Norfolk County:
    Bellingham, Foxborough, Franklin, Medway, Walpole, and Wrentham
    In Worcester County: Auburn, Balckstone, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Mendon, Milford, Milbury, New Braintree, Northborough, Northbridge, North Brookfield, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, Westborough, West Boylston, West Brookfield, and the city of Worcester
    1867-74

    • Box 238b
      • Seven volumes, Annual list for 1867, plus individual Monthly lists for January 1867 - June 1867
    • Box 238C
      • Six volumes, Monthly lists for July 1867 - December 1867
    • Box 244E
      • Seven volumes, Annual list for 1868, plus individual Monthly lists for January 1868 - June 1868
    • Box 244F
      • Six volumes, Monthly lists for July 1868 - December 1868
    • Box 255
      • Thirteen volumes, Annual list for 1869, plus individual Monthly lists for January 1869 - December 1869
    • Box 267
      • Four volumes, Annual list for 1870, plus individual Monthly lists for January 1870 - March 1870
    • Box 268
      • Seven volumes, Monthly lists for April 1870 - September 1870, plus one volume, October 1870 - March 1871
    • Box 275
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1871, plus Monthly lists, April 1871 - March 1872
    • Box 282A
      • One volume, Annual list for 1872 and Monthly lists, April 1872 - June 1874

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  • 9th District

    Franklin and Hampshire Counties
    In Worcester County:
    Ashburnham, Athol, Barre, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Dana, Fitchburg, Gardner, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburgh, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Sterling, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon
    1867-74

    • Box 238C
      • Three volumes, Annual list for 1867, plus individual Monthly lists for January 1867 - February 1867
    • Box 238D
      • Ten volumes, Monthly lists, March 1867 - December 1867
    • Box 244F
      • Six volumes, Annual list for 1868, plus individual Monthly lists for January 1868 - May 1868
    • Box 244G
      • Six volumes, Monthly lists for June 1868 - November 1868
    • Box 256
      • Thirteen volumes, Annual list for 1869, plus individual Monthly lists for January 1869 - December 1869
    • Box 268
      • Four volumes, Annual list for 1870, plus individual Monthly lists for January 1870 - March 1870
    • Box 269
      • Nine volumes, Monthly lists, April 1870 - December 1870
    • Box 276
      • Thirteen volumes, Annual list for 1871, plus individual Monthly lists for January 1871 - December 1871
    • Box 282A
      • List, unbound, Annual list for 1872
      • Eight volumes, Monthly lists, February 1872 - September 1872
    • Box 282b
      • Lists, unbound, October 1872 - April 1873
      • One volume, Monthly lists, May 1873 - June 1874

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  • 10th District

    Berkshire and Hampden Counties
    1867-74


    • Box 238E
      • Three volumes, Annual list for 1867, plus Monthly lists, January 1867 - July 1867, July 1867 - December 1867
    • Box 244G
      • One volume, Annual list for 1868
    • Box 244i
      • Two volumes, Monthly lists, January 1868 - June 1868, July 1868 - December 1868
    • Box 244H
      • One volume, Annual list for 1868
    • Box 257
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1869, plus Monthly lists, January 1869 - December 1869
    • Box 269A
      • Two volumes, Annual lists for 1870
    • Box 276A
      • Two volumes, Annual list for 1871, plus Monthly lists, January 1871 - December 1871
    • Box 282b
      • Nineteen volumes, Annual lists for 1871 and 1872, individual Monthly lists, January 1872 - April 1873, plus one volume, May 1873 - June 1874
See Also:
Income Tax Records of the Civil War Years, an article in Prologue

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