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Highway Surveyor's Books : Tremont, Maine

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0898-sc

Scope and Content Note

Highway surveyor's tax lists for the 12 districts in the town of Tremont, Maine for the years 1856 to 1884, listing names and taxes owed. Included are books for 1856 (Districts 9 and 11), 1862 (District 9), 1869 (District 12), 1870 (Districts 1 and 7), 1873 (Districts 1, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12), 1876 (Districts 2, 4-5, 7, 10), 1877 (Districts 1, 3-5, 9-11), 1880 (Districts 9, 10), 1881 (Districts 1-8, 10-12), and 1884 (Districts 1, 4, 7-9, 12). Included also is a letter from the highway surveyor of District 3 in 1882 to the assessors listing corrections in his report. Included also is a letter to Mr. Heath, one of the Tremont selectmen, from Mrs. M.J. Richardson in Boston dated Feb. 18, 1879, and a handwritten diary (4 pages), author unknown, from Feb. 7 to March 3, 1871 concerning the author's travels in Maine and the weather.

Dates

  • 1856-1884

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

Tremont, Maine, is located 25 miles south of Ellsworth and was the terminus of the stage-line from Ellsworth. It was formerly a part of Mount Desert and was detached and incorporated in 1848.

Extent

1 folder (44 books and 4 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Highway surveyor's tax lists for the 12 districts in the town of Tremont, Maine for the years 1856 to 1884, listing names and taxes owed. Included are books for 1856 (Districts 9 and 11), 1862 (District 9), 1869 (District 12), 1870 (Districts 1 and 7), 1873 (Districts 1, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12), 1876 (Districts 2, 4-5, 7, 10), 1877 (Districts 1, 3-5, 9-11), 1880 (Districts 9, 10), 1881 (Districts 1-8, 10-12), and 1884 (Districts 1, 4, 7-9, 12). Included also is a letter from the highway surveyor of District 3 in 1882 to the assessors listing corrections in his report. Included also is a letter to Mr. Heath, one of the Tremont selectmen, from Mrs. M.J. Richardson in Boston dated Feb. 18, 1879, and a handwritten diary (4 pages), author unknown, from Feb. 7 to March 3, 1871 concerning the author's travels in Maine and the weather.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Highway Surveyor's Books : Tremont, Maine
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