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Gardiner Lyceum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0843-sc

Scope and Content Note

A collection of records concerning the Gardiner Lyceum in Gardiner, Maine. Included are correspondence sent to Ralph K. Jones, Librarian at the University of Maine, concerning his request for documents relating to the Gardiner Lyceum. Correstpondents include Samuel L. Boardman, George T. Little, Robert H. Gardiner, Moses Hale Douglass, and H.V. Partridge. Included also are notes on the Lyceum probably by Ralph K. Jones; a typescript of the Report of the Committee on Literary Institutions on the petition of the trustees of Gardiner Lyceum, printed in 1832 by I. Berry & Co. in Augusta, Maine; handwritten copy of an address at the anniversary of the Lyceum to the graduating class in 1826; handwritten copy of a speech delivered in 1827 at the Lyceum Baccalaureate; typescripts of records from 1822 to 1857 of the Lyceum including bylaws, laws, minutes of meetings of the trustees; a typescript from the unfinished autobiography of Robert Gardiner; a typescript of An Address to the public from the trustees of the Gardiner Lyceum printed by Goodale, Glazier & Co in Hallowell in 1822; a handwritten manuscript of the history of the Lyceum; a copy of a speech about the Gardiner Lyceum read by George M. Holmes at a library reception in 1898; and a printed sketch of the Lyceum done in 1922 by Henry Richards.

Dates

  • 1822-1922

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

Gardiner Lyceum was incorporated by an act of the legislature of Maine in 1822 to provide an education to mechanics and farmers to enable them to become skillful in their professions. It was the forerunner of land-grant colleges and was founded in 1823 by Robert Hallowell Gardiner, trustee and chief benefactor of the Lyceum. It was reorganized as an Academy in 1848.

Extent

1 folder

Abstract

A collection of records concerning the Gardiner Lyceum in Gardiner, Maine. Included are correspondence sent to Ralph K. Jones, Librarian at the University of Maine, concerning his request for documents relating to the Gardiner Lyceum. Correstpondents include Samuel L. Boardman, George T. Little, Robert H. Gardiner, Moses Hale Douglass, and H.V. Partridge. Included also are notes on the Lyceum probably by Ralph K. Jones; a typescript of the Report of the Committee on Literary Institutions on the petition of the trustees of Gardiner Lyceum, printed in 1832 by I. Berry & Co. in Augusta, Maine; handwritten copy of an address at the anniversary of the Lyceum to the graduating class in 1826; handwritten copy of a speech delivered in 1827 at the Lyceum Baccalaureate; typescripts of records from 1822 to 1857 of the Lyceum including bylaws, laws, minutes of meetings of the trustees; a typescript from the unfinished autobiography of Robert Gardiner; a typescript of An Address to the public from the trustees of the Gardiner Lyceum printed by Goodale, Glazier & Co in Hallowell in 1822; a handwritten manuscript of the history of the Lyceum; a copy of a speech about the Gardiner Lyceum read by George M. Holmes at a library reception in 1898; and a printed sketch of the Lyceum done in 1922 by Henry Richards.
Title
Guide to the Gardiner Lyceum Collection
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

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