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Solyman Heath Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1156-sc

Scope and Contents

Contains two volumes dating from 1832-1855 used by Heath in his law practice to record money received from individuals. In some cases the reasons for the payments are given. The first volume also contains records of the Newport Society for the Reformation of Morals, established in 1815 in Newport, Maine, for the "suppression of immorality of every description, particularly Sabbath breaking, intemperance, profanity and falsehood." The collection also contains an account book from an unidentified source covering the dates 1819-1830 and listing by customer name goods sold and payments received. Goods include molasses, eggs, veal, oil, etc. The items were often paid for by barter, including with days of farm labor or work in the woods.

Dates

  • 1832-1855

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Solyman Heath was a lawyer from Waterville, Maine. He also served as town clerk in 1856-1860, as a justice of the peace, and as a reporter of decisions for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He was also editor of the newspaper, the Waldo Patriot, published in Belfast, Maine from 1837 to 1838.

Extent

3 Volumes (11 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Contains two volumes dating from 1832-1855 used by Heath in his law practice to record money received from individuals. In some cases the reasons for the payments are given. The items were often paid for by barter, including with days of farm labor or work in the woods.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, Me., in May 2001 and November 2006.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Title
Guide to the Solyman Heath 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

Contact:
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