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William Butterfield Autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0775-sc

Scope and Contents

A photocopy of a handwritten autobiography of a Maine resident who lived in the first half of the 19th century. Included also is a genealogical record and list of marriages performed by William Butterfield as Justice of the Peace.

Dates

  • 1865

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

William Butterfield, the first child of Samuel and Polly Butterfield, was born in the town of Sidney, Maine in 1788 and died in Danforth, Maine in 1866. He farmed, hunted, and worked as a lumberman and surveyor. He lived for a while in Madison and in Brighton, Maine, moved to Wisconsin for a short while, and moved to Danforth in 1859. While in Bridgton in 1819 he was elected a delegate to the Portland Convention for the purpose of framing a constitution for the State of Maine. He also served as Justice of the Peace for 77 years.

Extent

1 folder (1 Item)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A photocopy of a handwritten autobiography of a Maine resident who lived in the first half of the 19th century. Included also is a genealogical record and list of marriages performed by William Butterfield as Justice of the Peace.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marion L. Dunn in 1973.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the William Butterfield Autobiography
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