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Fred H. Allen Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0992-sc

Letters of a farmer and log driver in the late 19th century. Most of the letters are to his wife "Birdie" and two of the letters are from her to her husband. Included also are letters to Fred from his brother and from R.C. Pingree & Co. in 1876. Fred's letters to his wife describe his life as a log driver and advise her about work on the farm.


  • 1876-1881


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Letters of a farmer and log driver in the late 19th century.

Biographical Note

Fred H. Allen was born about 1849 in Stetson, Maine and worked in a sawmill and as a log driver. He married Laura Maria Page of Levant, Maine in 1875. She lived with her father Geroge W. Page, a farmer in Levant, during the time her husband worked driving logs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Dave Perkins' "Olde Things," Brownville, Maine in April 2003.


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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