Books Online

Read the full text of these historical Staten Island books below:

  • Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island, Volume 1 (1898) & 2 (1900)
  • Facts...Connected With...the Recent Destruction of the Quarantine..., 1858
  • Days Afield on Staten Island, 1892
  • Annals of Staten Island, Voume 1 & 2, 1877
  • Staten Island Names; Ye Olde Names and Nicknames, 1896
  • Aquehonga: Bi-Centennial Celebration of Richmond County, 1883
  • History of Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, 1887
  • Staten Island and Staten Islanders, 1909
  • Rides and Rambles on Staten Island, 1889
  • Prominent Men of Staten Island, 1893
  • History and legend of Howard Avenue..., 1914
  • History-Story-Legend of...Richmond Road, 1916
  • The Indians of Manhattan Island and Vicinity, 1915
  • The Indians of Greater New York, 1915

Many of the titles include illustrations of notable Staten Island events, locations and people.  These books (and more) were scanned from the collections of The New York Public Library and other institutions around the country.  They are also available through Books.google.com and Archive.org.  Please note: These books were all written about a century ago. The facts and interpretations presented here may differ from more modern works. 


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Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island, Volume 1. By Ira K. Morris, c.1898.


Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island, Volume 2.  By Ira K. Morris, c. 1900.


Facts and documents bearing upon the legal and moral questions: connected with the recent destruction of the quarantine buildings on Staten Island.  By the Executive Committee of Staten Island, c. 1858.




Days Afield on Staten Island. By William T. Davis, c. 1892.

Annals of Staten Island From Its Discovery to the Present Time, Volume 1. By J.J. Clute, c. 1877




Annals of Staten Island From Its Discovery to the Present Time, Volume 2. By J.J. Clute, c. 1877


Staten Island Names ; Ye Olde Names and Nicknames
By William T. Davis, c. 1896

Aquehonga: Bi-Centennial Celebration of Richmond County, 1883.  By Erastus Brooks.  Note: this title celebrates the establishment of Richmond County in 1683.


History of Richmond County (Staten Island), New York from its discovery to the present time.  By Richard Bayles, c. 1887

Staten Island and Staten Islanders.  By Richmond Borough Association of Women Teachers, c. 1909.

Rides and Rambles on Staten Island.  By Reau Campbell, c. 1889.

Prominent Men of Staten Island.  By A.Y. Hubbell (publisher) c. 1893.

History and Legend of Howard Avenue and the Serpentine Road, Grymes Hill, Staten Island.  By Charles Gilbert Hine, c. 1914.


History-Story-Legend of the Old King's Highway : Now the Richmond Road, Staten Island, N.Y.  By The Staten Island Antiquarian Society & Charles Gilbert Hine, c. 1916.


The Indians of Manhattan Island and Vicinity.  By Alanson Skinner, c. 1915.



The Indians of Greater New York.  By Alanson Skinner, c. 1915.