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Shipley Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0951-sc

Scope and Contents Note

A small collection of financial papers of the Shapleigh family of Eliot, Maine. Included are invoices and receipts from 1838 to 1874. Included also is a list of Shapleigh family members and their birth dates (from 1769 to 1793), a letter to the Court of County Commissioners for the County of York in 1839 petitioning the court to open the road from South Berwick through Eliot and Kittery to Portsmouth Bridge, a letter to A. P. Shapleigh in 1885 from the Home Savings Bank in Boston, a letter to Mr. Shapleigh in 1885 from W. B. Allen from Lynn, Massachusetts, and a highway surveyor's book for District No. 16 for the town of Eliot in 1892 for James M. Shapleigh.


  • Creation: 1793-1892


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Biographical Note

The Shapleigh family were long-time residents of the Kittery and Eliot area in Maine. Major James Shapleigh, son of Dependence and Catharine Shapleigh, was born in 1793 and died in 1875. Among his children was James Martin Shapleigh III who was born in 1824 and died in 1912. He was a surveyor of highways in Eliot from 1892 to 1893 for District No. 16. Another son was Augustus P. Shapleigh who was born in 1830 and died in 1910.


1 folder (18 items)

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A small collection of financial papers of the Shapleigh family of Eliot, Maine.

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Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

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