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Elijah Blaisdell Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1021-sc

Scope and Content Note

Fifteen diaries of a farmer in York, Maine during the late nineteenth century. The diaries cover the years, 1870, 1879, 1880, 1882-1886, 1888-1891, and 1898-1900. The 1900 diary is blank. Elijah Blaisdell died on May 9, 1898, and it appears that the remainder of the 1898 and the 1899 diaries were probably kept by his daughter Julia C. Blaisdell. Included also are papers removed from the diaries which include notes and bills.

Dates

  • 1870-1900

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Elijah Blaisdell was a farmer in York, Maine. He was born July 24, 1821 and died May 9, 1898. In 1848 he married Marcia Fernald, also from York. She died on April 18, 1884 at the age of 63 years. They had at least four children: Julia C. (1854-1934), Marcia W., George, and Joseph.

Extent

3 Folders

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Fifteen diaries of a farmer in York, Maine during the late nineteenth century. The diaries cover the years, 1870, 1879, 1880, 1882-1886, 1888-1891, and 1898-1900. The 1900 diary is blank.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Howard E. Jones, Bowling Green, KY in March 2001.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Elijah Blaisdell 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:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686