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Boynton Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0860-sc

Scope and Content Note

A collection of family letters. Most of the correspondence is between Thomas and his wife Mary B. while he was in San Francisco. Included also is a photocopy of a newspaper clipping describing Thomas's voyage from Maine to San Francisco where he erected a frame building sent by Babcock & Norton of New York. Included also is a letter from Arthur S. Boynton to his mother and father dated Feb. 20, 1861. Included also is a letter from R.S. Prescott from Bangor, Maine describing the changes in Thomas's behavior. Included also are photocopies of all the letters.

Dates

  • 1850-1869

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Thomas Boynton was born around 1818 and lived in Bangor, Maine. He married Mary B. who was born around 1821. He went to San Francisco to erect a building around 1850 and looked for work in Chicago around 1865. He and Mary had 4 children: Arthur, Mary F., Mariman, and George.

Extent

1 folder (15 Items)

Overview

A collection of family letters. Most of the correspondence is between Thomas and his wife Mary B. while he was in San Francisco. Included also is a photocopy of a newspaper clipping describing Thomas's voyage from Maine to San Francisco where he erected a frame building sent by Babcock & Norton of New York. Included also is a letter from Arthur S. Boynton to his mother and father dated Feb. 20, 1861. Included also is a letter from R.S. Prescott from Bangor, Maine describing the changes in Thomas's behavior. Included also are photocopies of all the letters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Naugle in 1976.

Title
Guide to the Boynton Family Letters
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