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Mark Fernald Wentworth Physician's Account Books

Identifier: SpC MS 0621

Scope and Contents

The account books record the practice of a physician in Kittery, Maine in the late 1800s.


  • Creation: 1874-1897


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

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Biographical Note

General Mark Fernald Wentworth, M.D., was born in Kittery, Maine in 1820. From 1842 to 1844 he attended medical lectures at Dartmouth College. He later received his diploma from the University of Pennsylvania and returned to Kittery to start up his medical practice. During the Civil War he organized and commanded a company of militia known as the Kittery Artillery. He later accepted the command of the Thirty-second Maine Regiment which was organized, officered, and equipped under his personal supervision. After being wounded he resigned his commission in 1864. He was active in politics in Maine as a Republican and served for a time in the state legislature. He developed a very successful medical practice in the town of Kittery. He died in 1897.


2 ledgers (35 cm.)

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General Note

For a biography of Mark Fernald Wentworth and a history of his time with the 27th Maine Infantry Regiment see: Pullen, John J. A shower of stars : the medal of honor and the 27th Maine. Philadelphia : Lippincott, c1966.


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