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James Shepherd Pike Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0409

Scope and Contents

The papers of a journalist, diplomat and author from Calais, Maine. Including correspondence, diaries, notebooks, account books, manuscripts, and some family material. Correspondents include Salmon P. Chase, Charles Anderson Dana, G.G. Fogg, and Horace Greeley.


  • Creation: 1850-1880

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

James Sheperd Pike was born in Calais in 1811. He was a journalist for the Portland Advertiser, Boston Courier, and New York Tribune. From 1861-1866 he was Minister Resident to the Netherlands. After the Civil War, he authored numerous books.


7 linear feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



Boxes 273-274 contain correspondence; boxes 274a-274b contain other materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

On permanent loan from Calais Free Library - should be returned on request, see agreement in Special Collections file.

General Note

Also contains 8 issues of the Spirit of Seventy-six magazine: Oct., Nov., Dec., 1875, Feb.-July 1876.

Guide to the James Shepherd Pike Papers
Box And Folder List Available
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States