Willis H. Pearson Diaries
Scope and Contents
Diaries kept by Pearson from Jan. 1, 1881 to Feb. 22, 1928, documenting his daily life and activities as well as outstanding happenings of the day. Brief notations from 1930 and 1972 are also included in the diaries. Collection also contains marriage certificate of Pearson and Emma C. Beale, 1906, plus plans for a grandfather's clock.
- Majority of material found within 1881-1928
- Pearson, Willis H., 1858-1928 (Person)
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Willis Herbert Pearson, the son of Moses and Adaline or Adeline Andrews Pearson, was born in Portland, Maine, Oct. 6, 1858. Pearson married Florence Gertrude Walker in 1892 and they had two daughters, Florence Adeline and Laura Mildred, before Florence Pearson's death in 1894. Willis Pearson married Emma Cartland Beale in 1906, and they had one son, Laurence Barrett Pearson, born in 1910. Willis Pearson worked at a variety of occupations, including helping his father, a Portland silversmith, printing, doing carpentry and working in a gunpowder mill. Pearson lived in Westbrook, Maine, for at least part of the time covered in these diaries and died there on Feb. 23, 1928.
2 Volumes (35 cm)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Nancy Pearson Kinney in 1973.
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