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Charles Rogers Ireland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0260

Scope and Contents

Collection contains personal papers and business records of Charles R. Ireland as well as a few papers of other members of the Ireland family. Also included are a few personal papers of James Rogers and his son John Rogers. The majority of the collection contains business ledgers and invoices to Wm. B. Ireland and Son and C.R. Ireland for goods purchased for their dry goods and grocery business in Stetson. Records (1874-1887) of the Stetson Post Office are also found in the collection

Dates

  • 1835-1925

Creator

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Charles Rogers Ireland was born in Stetson, Maine, in 1854, the son of William B. and Mary A. Rogers Ireland. In 1874 he became a partner in his father's dry goods and grocery business in Stetson, purchasing his father's part of the business about two years later. He was appointed postmaster in Stetson in January 1877 and served as postmaster and trial justice until 1884. He was acting postmaster in Stetson from 1897-1915. He was also a member of the Maine legislature in 1925. In 1893 he married Jennie May Dunning, and they had two children: William Dunning Ireland and Dorothy Rogers Ireland. William B. Ireland, father of Charles Ireland, was born in Corinth, Maine, in 1826. He later moved to Stetson and established his grocery burinss there. In 1852 he married Mary A. Rogers, the daughter of James and Clarissa Rogers of Wolfeboro, N.H. James Rogers was born in Wolfeboro, N.H. in 1798; he came to Stetson in 1833, settling on a farm there. He was a selectman in Stetson for several years and served two terms in the Maine legislature. He died in 1878. His son John Rogers was born in Wolfeboro in 1826, coming to Stetson with his parents as a child. He taught school for a few years, was a selectman, clerk, treasurer and trial justice for the town of Stetson and served in the Maine legislature for several years.

Extent

2 boxes

16 ledgers

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains personal papers and business records of Charles R. Ireland as well as a few papers of other members of the Ireland family. The majority of the collection contains business ledgers and invoices to Wm. B. Ireland and Son and C.R. Ireland for goods purchased for their dry goods and grocery business in Stetson. Records (1874-1887) of the Stetson Post Office are also found in the collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert W. Daigle and Nelson O. Newcombe.

Title
Guide to the Charles Rogers Ireland Papers
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
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207-581-1686