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Alfred Geer Hempstead Correspondence

Identifier: SpC MS 0703-sc

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orrespondence of a Methodist minister. Correspondents include Jack Love (real name Willie Frigon), an inmate at the Maine State Prison; Lucius L. Hubbard; and Stanley Foss Bartlett. Also includes newspaper clippings, poems by Bartlett, and an obituary of Bartlett


  • 1927-1974


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Biographical Note

Alfred Geer Hempstead was born in Waterford, Connecticut in 1894 and died in 1980 in Florida. He received a B.A. in history and government and an M.A. in economics from the University of Maine and earned a M. Div. at Bangor Theological Seminary. An Army veteran of World War I, he was ordained a minister in the Methodist Church and served pastorates at Mattawamkeag, Hampden Highlands, Brownville Junction, Livermore Falls, Bucksport, Rockland, and Orono. He then served as superintendent of the Augusta district of the Methodist church until his retirement in 1959. Throughout his career he devoted his efforts to helping the poor, the sick, and the troubled, whether in the army, the Maine woods, Thomaston State Prison, or in his parishes. From 1924 to 1928 he served as Superintendent of Social Service and editor of the company magazine The Northern for the Great Northern Paper Company in Greenville. His 1931 book The Penobscot boom was reprinted during the United States bicentennial year's revived interest in the history of logging in Maine.

Biographical Note

Jack Love (real name Willie Frigon) was an inmate at the Maine State Prison in Thomaston.

Biographcial Note

Lucius Lee Hubbard (1849-1933) was state geologist of Michigan and a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan.

Biographical Note

Stanley Foss Bartlett was a Maine poet and worked for The Lewiston Journal. He was a frequent contributor to The Journal Saturday magazine with articles on life in logging camps and the Maine woods. He sometimes illustrated his articles with his own pen and ink sketches.


3 Folders (34 items)

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Correspondence of a Methodist minister.


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Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

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