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William Pierce Frye Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0838-sc

Scope and Contents Note

Letters and portraits of a U.S. Senator from Maine. Included are a letter dated April 8, 1872 in which William Pierce Frye wrote: "My brief experience here in Washington justifies the belief that promises are cheap and performance rare"; a letter to Betsey Jackson in Jay, Maine dated July 1, 1884 in which he discusses legislation to increase pensions by $4 per month; a letter to J.A. Pike of Androscoggin Pomona Grange, Auburn, Maine dated April 22, 1910 in which he discusses the repeal of the tax on oleomargarine; a letter to Moses King, Jr. of Lewiston, Maine dated February 7, 1911 in which he discusses the Sulloway bill; a letter to the Lewiston Journal with date Aug. 11, 1900 in which he clarifies his words about the appointment of a postmaster in Sabattus, Maine. All of the letters are signed and two are in typescript. Also included are two portraits of Frye and a short outline of his career.

Dates

  • 1872-1911

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

William Pierce Frye was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1831. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1850 and practiced law in Lewiston. He was mayor of Lewiston from 1866 to 1867 and attorney general of the state of Maine from 1867 to 1869. He was elected (as a Republican) to six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1871 to 1881. He was elected U.S. Senator (replacing Blaine) and served from 1881 until his death in 1911.

Extent

1 folder (9 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Letters and portraits of a U.S. Senator from Maine. Included are a letter dated April 8, 1872 in which William Pierce Frye wrote: "My brief experience here in Washington justifies the belief that promises are cheap and performance rare"; a letter to Betsey Jackson in Jay, Maine dated July 1, 1884 in which he discusses legislation to increase pensions by $4 per month; a letter to J.A. Pike of Androscoggin Pomona Grange, Auburn, Maine dated April 22, 1910 in which he discusses the repeal of the tax on oleomargarine; a letter to Moses King, Jr. of Lewiston, Maine dated February 7, 1911 in which he discusses the Sulloway bill; a letter to the Lewiston Journal with date Aug. 11, 1900 in which he clarifies his words about the appointment of a postmaster in Sabattus, Maine. All of the letters are signed and two are in typescript. Also included are two portraits of Frye and a short outline of his career.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the William Pierce Frye Papers
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

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