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Lovejoy and McLeod Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0923-sc

Scope and Contents Note

The papers of the Lovejoy and McLeod families of Old Town and Stillwater, Maine. The papers include an essay "The Kindergarten" written by Nellie Mae Lovejoy, a newspaper clipping, deeds, receipts, and photographs. Included are two photograph albums. One of the albums containing photographs of his camp was given to Henry McLeod in 1907. The second album belonged to Gregg Clarke McLeod and contains photographs of ROTC summer camp in Fort Devens, Massachusetts in 1932; of Fort McKinley, Maine in 1933; scenes at LD-ME-1 project headquarters of the Resettlement Administration; Bangor and Aroostook shops at Derby, Maine; Gould Coupler Corp. in Depew, New York; Magor Car Corp. in Passaic, New Jersey; Company "B," C.M.T.C., Fort McKinley, Maine in 1939; views of the infantry school at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1940; and picture postcards of scenes from Warm Springs, Georgia. Included also are letters and notes from Barbara D. Holtry describing the photographs and family papers.

Dates

  • 1914-2001

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Nellie Mae Lovejoy of Old Town, Maine was a kindergarten teacher. In 1912 she married Adrian T. Ward, a pharmacist and amateur actor. They had two daughters: Barbara and Madeline. Barbara Lovejoy Ward married Gregg Clark McLeod. Nellie Mae died in the flu pandemic of 1918.

Biographical Note

William Henry McLeod was born in 1861 in Fort Kent, Maine and died in 1941 in Stillwater, Maine. He married Rozilla Mann of Orrington, Maine and they were the parents of Gregg Clarke McLeod. William was a Maine hunting and fishing guide and foreman of The Keewadin Camps for Boys. He and his wife ran a small farm on the corner of Bennoch Road and Stillwater Avenue.

Biographical Note

Gregg Clarke McLeod (1911-1979) was a graduate of the University of Maine in 1933 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army, a sanitarian with the Gloucester County Health Dept., and chief of the training branch, office of the assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Before his military service he was a mechanical engineer with the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in Derby, Maine. He married the former Barbara Lovejoy Ward, a bookkeeper at the University of Maine. Their daughter Barbara married Lt. Col. Anthony Holtry and they had two daughters.

Extent

3 Folders

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The papers of the Lovejoy and McLeod families of Old Town and Stillwater, Maine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of Barbara D. Holtry, Gloucester Point, Virginia in 1995 and July 2001.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Lovejoy and McLeod Families 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

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