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Old Town, Maine Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0936-sc

Scope and Contents Note

A collection relating to Old Town and Milford, Maine. Included are two letters written by Burnham Wardwell during the Civil War. In one he expresses his views on the hanging of John Brown. Included are house insurance policies with the Union Insurance Company of Bangor (1873) and the Bangor Insurance Company of Bangor, Maine (1873 and 1876) for Lewis Simpson of Milford, Maine. Also included is a letter to Kenneth W. Brown in 1960 from the State of Maine Office of the Adjutant General in Augusta providing information about the military service in the Civil War of Lewellyn G. Estes. Included also is a stock certificate for the Oldtown Mining Co. of Oldtown, Maine dated May 7, 1880; a membership certificate for James Richardson in the Sons of Temperance dated May 13, 1846; official appointment of Albert O. Brown of Old Town as Representative in the Fifty-sixth Legislature of the State of Maine, Nov. 24, 1876; a letter dated Jan. 4, 1857, in London from Ira W. Hinckley to his mother; Special Orders, Army of the Potomac, dated January 24, 1865, for leave of absence of twenty days for Captain S. J. Oakes.


  • Creation: 1847-1960


Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

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Biograpical Note : Kenneth W. Brown

Kenneth W. Brown, son of Albert H. and Lida Brown, was born in Old Town, Maine, in 1900 and died there in 1971. He was a publisher and collected Maine historical materials. His father was the managing editor of the Old Town Enterprise, a weekly newspaper.

Biograpical Note : Albert H. Brown

Albert H. Brown, son of Albert O. and Frances Hinckley Brown, was the father of Kenneth W. Brown. He was born in 1860 and died in 1937.

Biograpical Note : Albert O. Brown

Albert O. Brown was the father of Albert H. Brown and grandfather of Kenneth W. Brown. He was a log scaler and was born around 1828.

Biograpical Note : Ira W. Hinckley

Ira W. Hinckley was born in 1834 and was the son of Vespasian and Ruth Wardwell Hinckley. He was the brother of Frances Hinckley Brown.

Biograpical Note : Ruth Wardwell Hinckley

Ruth Wardwell Hinckley was probably the sister of Burnham Wardwell. She died on June 7, 1890.

Biograpical Note : Lewis Simpson

Lewis Simpson, a resident of Milford, Maine, was born around 1818 and owned a variety store.


1 folder (10 items)

1 folio folder (3 items)

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A collection relating to Old Town and Milford, Maine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ruth O'Neill in 1972.


No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Guide to the Old Town, Maine Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States