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Agricultural Society of Maine Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0688-sc

The records of an agricultural society. Included are the original handwritten records and 2 copies of the typewritten transcription of the original records.

Dates

  • 1817-1937

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Extent

1 folder (3 items)

Overview

The records of an agricultural society. Included are the original handwritten records and 2 copies of the typewritten transcription of the original records.

Historical Note

The Agricultural Society of Maine was incorporated by an act of the legislature of Massachusetts on the 16th day of February in 1818. The first meeting was held in Hallowell, Maine on the 4th of June, 1818, and the first president was Samuel S. Wilde. Vice-presidents were later elected from each county in Maine. Meetings were to be held annually at Brunswick on the day following Commencement Day at Bowdoin College. The purpose of the society was to promote and improve agriculture.

Other Finding Aids

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The original book of records of the Agricultural Society of Maine was presented to the University of Maine, October 28, 1937 by Hon. Samuel Vaughan of Boston, a descendant of Dr. Benjamin Vaughan, one of the founders and a prominent member of the Agricultural Society of Maine.

Title
Guide to the Agricultural Society of Maine Records
Status
No additional box or folder list for this small collection
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686