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William Whittemore Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1005-sc

Scope and Contents Note

Diaries of a laborer in New Hampshire and Maine. William Whittemore kept a diary from Jan. 1, 1870 to July 29, 1871 and in 1875 while working as a laborer for William W. Bragg in Errol, New Hampshire. Entries are brief and record the weather and work he did on the farm during the summer and logging at the Millsfield Pond dam during the winter. He also trapped animals during the winter. Included in the 1875 diary is a list of game he caught in the winter of 1875/1876. Included also is a tax bill for William Whittemore for the year 1869 from the town of Errol, New Hampshire.

Dates

  • 1870-1876

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

William Whittemore was a laborer in 1870 on a farm owned by William W. Bragg in Errol, New Hampshire. His diaries, one for 1870 and one for 1875, record his work on the farm and work as a trapper along the Magaloway River in Lincoln Township, Oxford County, Maine.

Extent

1 folder (3 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Diaries of a laborer in New Hampshire and Maine. William Whittemore kept a diary from Jan. 1, 1870 to July 29, 1871 and in 1875 while working as a laborer for William W. Bragg in Errol, New Hampshire.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Roberta Bratt, South Portland, Maine in 2004.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Title
Guide to the William Whittemore Diaries
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:
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