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Prospect, Maine Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0686-sc

Scope and Contents

A collection of materials concerning education and the town of Prospect, Maine. Included are an account book of school agents for school districts of Prospect, Maine (1849-1878); a recommendation for Miss A.F. Ginn, a student at the East Maine Conference Seminary, to teach school, signed by R.P. Bucknam, Bucksport, Me., May 8, 1862; a recommendation of Miss Almira F. Ginn as a legally qualified public school teacher, signed by Reuben Littlefield, Supervisor, Prospect, Apr. 6th, 1860; a personal letter dated March 28th, 1864, to Myra from Vena Clifford in Searsport concerning a request by Mr. Thomas Park to teach school; an envelope addressed to Miss Almira Ginn, Prospect Ferry, Maine; a personal letter from A. Harriman to his wife concerning groceries he has purchased in Boston and is sending to her to sell; and a receipt "Recd. of the town of Prospect five dollars in full for damage received on highway in 1877, Prospect, Mar. 1st, 1878."


  • Creation: 1849-1878

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Historical Note

The town of Prospect in Maine was incorporated Feb. 24, 1794. It was taken from Hancock County and annexed to Waldo County in 1827. It originally included the towns of Searsport and Stockton, but Searsport was taken off in 1845 and Stockton in 1847.

Biographical Note

John W. Freese was a school teacher in Stockton Springs, Maine around 1855.

Historical Note

At Prospect Ferry Albert Harriman had a store which was located on the wharf at the ferry landing, and it was the gathering place for the area residents, travelers, and fort personnel. It was a typical country store with cracker and pork barrels, penny candy, groceries, yard goods, and grain.

Historical Note

East Maine Conference Seminary was founded by a group of Methodists in 1848 in Bucksport, Maine, as an educational institution for their children. The school was co-educational and at pre-civil war days was the leading fitting school in eastern Maine. It closed in 1933.


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A collection of materials concerning education and the town of Prospect, Maine.

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States