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Harold B. Clifford Papers on "Charlie York, Maine Coast Fisherman"

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0696-sc

Scope and Content Note

The papers of a Maine author. Included are notes for his book Charlie York, Maine coast fisherman; correspondence with publishers and with L. Felix Ranlett, librarian at Bangor Public Library; 2 letters from Charlie York; and a newspaper clipping about Charlie's appearance on the television show People Are Funny. Included also is a typescript of his book about Charlie York.

Dates

  • 1958-1962

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Harold Burton Clifford was born in Winthrop, Maine in 1893 and received his B.A. and M.A. from Bates College. He was principal of Alfred High School from 1912-13 and 1916-17 and superintendent of schools, including those in the Boothbay area, from 1917 to 1956. The community playground in Boothbay is named for Clifford, as is the Boothbay Region High School's annual book award. Clifford wrote history books for adults and children about Maine and New England. He died in 1987.

Biographical Note

Capt. Charles M. York was born on Bailey Island in Maine in 1887 and died in 1962. He went to work on his father's fishing boat at the age of 14 and fished the Georges and Grand Banks. He was a lifelong fisherman and the subject of a book by Harold Burton Clifford. In 1959 he appeared on the Art Linkletter television program People Are Funny.

Extent

2 Folders (44 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The papers of a Maine author. Included are notes for his book Charlie York, Maine coast fisherman; correspondence with publishers and with L. Felix Ranlett, librarian at Bangor Public Library; 2 letters from Charlie York; and a newspaper clipping about Charlie's appearance on the television show People Are Funny. Included also is a typescript of his book about Charlie York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Harold B. Clifford in 1975.

Note

No finding aid - see Special Collections Librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Harold B. Clifford Papers on "Charlie York, Maine Coast Fisherman"
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