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Willis H. Pearson Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1648-sc

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.

Dates

  • 1906-1972
  • Majority of material found within 1881-1928

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

2 Volumes (35 cm)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nancy Pearson Kinney in 1973.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Willis H. Pearson 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