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Cutts Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1048-sc

Scope and Contents Note

Papers of a prominent family living in Saco, Maine in the first half of the nineteenth century. Included is a pamphlet by George Addison Emery titled Colonel Thomas Cutts : Saco's most eminent citizen in the country's early days, published in 1917 in Saco, Maine. Also included are farmer's almanacs, most of them by Robert B. Thomas, for the years 1813-1820, 1822, 1829, 1832-34, and 1850. The almanacs are interleaved with diary entries. Thomas Cutts was probably the author of the diary entries in the almanacs for 1813-1820. William Cutts signed the cover of the 1822 almanac. It is unknown who kept the diary entries for the remainder of the almanacs.

Dates

  • 1813-1917
  • Majority of material found within 1813-1850

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Colonel Thomas Cutts was one of the most eminent merchants in Maine and rose to great wealth. He was born in 1736 and moved to Saco, Maine in 1758. During his lifetime he was a West India merchant, ship owner, military officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature and of the governor's council. Prior to June 22, 1768 he was known as Thomas Cutt. On that date he added "s" to his name and was generally known as Thomas Cutts thereafter. He died January 10, 1821.

Extent

1 folder (15 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Papers of a prominent family living in Saco, Maine in the first half of the nineteenth century. Included is a pamphlet by George Addison Emery titled Colonel Thomas Cutts : Saco's most eminent citizen in the country's early days, published in 1917 in Saco, Maine. Also included are farmer's almanacs, most of them by Robert B. Thomas, for the years 1813-1820, 1822, 1829, 1832-34, and 1850. The almanacs are interleaved with diary entries. Thomas Cutts was probably the author of the diary entries in the almanacs for 1813-1820. William Cutts signed the cover of the 1822 almanac. It is unknown who kept the diary entries for the remainder of the almanacs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Phil Grime, Bay View Co., Saco, Maine, in February 2002.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Cutts Family Papers
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

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