Paul Family Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains personal papers of various members of the Paul family of Eliot, Maine, as well as a few documents from the Bartlett, Hammond, Leighton and Shapleigh families of Eliot. A folder of papers of Horace Remick is also included. The collection begins with a few documents from Hugh Paul and Moses Paul, early members of the family, followed by bills, receipts, etc., of Moses Paul, Jr., son of Moses Paul. Papers of Sarah Jane Paul, wife of Moses Paul, Jr., are also included. The majority of the Paul family papers is letters and other documents of brothers Elbridge and Moses N. Paul during their service in the Civil War. Many of the letters are to their sister Alta J. Paul. A few items from Alta W. Paul, Ida A. Paul and Gladys Paul complete the section of Paul family papers. The remainder of the collection has letters, bills, receipts and financial documents from other families from Eliot. The best represented are those of Horace Remick, Sarah J. Paul's father. The collection ends with a few items that cannot be identified with any particular person in the collection. Most significant among this group is a ledger from the 1760s from an unidentified individual or business in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- Paul family (Family)
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Moses Paul, Jr., the son of Moses Paul and Mary Tobey Paul, was born ca. 1814 and was a farmer in Eliot, Maine. He married Sarah J. Remick in 1839. Sarah, the daughter of Horace Remick, was born in 1817. Moses and Sarah had four children: Elbridge R. Paul, born ca. 1840; Moses Newbury Paul, born ca. 1843; Alta J. Paul, sometimes called Altie or Alte, born ca. 1844; and Horace Paul, born ca. 1851. Elbridge Paul was a private in the Maine 27th Infantry Regiment, Company G, serving in 1862-1863; Moses N. Paul was a private in the 9th New Hampshire Infantry, Company E, enlisting in May 1862. He was wounded at the battle of South Mountain in September 1862 and was discharged for disability in December 1862. He married Ida A. Frost; they lived in Eliot, Maine, and were the parents of Gladys Paul.
1 linear foot (1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection contains personal papers of various members of the Paul family of Eliot, Maine, as well as a few documents from the Bartlett, Hammond, Leighton and Shapleigh families of Eliot. A folder of papers of Horace Remick is also included.
- Deeds Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Eliot (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Financial records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Hammond family
- Letters (Correspondence) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Paul, Alta J., circa 1844-
- Paul, Elbridge R., circa 1840-
- Paul, Moses N. (Moses Newbury), circa 1843-
- Paul, Moses, circa 1814-
- Paul, Sarah J., 1817-
- Portsmouth (N.H.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Receipts (Financial records) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Remick, Horace
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 27th (1862-1863)
- United States. Army. New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, 9th (1862-1865)
- York County (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Paul Family Papers
- Box And Folder List Available
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for uncoded script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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