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Gray Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1687-sc

Scope and Contents Note

Personal correspondence among members of the Gray family of Old Town, Maine. Most of the letters are addressed to Alexander Gray and are from his father Samuel Gray; brothers Jesse C. Gray, Gonsalvo R. Gray, and Eli Gray; sister Frances Gray and uncle James N. Cooper. Three letters to Jesse C. Gray from his father and one letter to Eli Gray from Jefferson Trask are also found in the collection. Also included are agreements between Alexander Gray and James Cooper regarding operating sawmills in Orono, Maine.

Dates

  • 1837-1855
  • Majority of material found within 1838-1842

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Alexander Gray came to Old Town, Maine, in 1832 to manage a sawmill belonging to J. N. & A. Cooper. The Gray family also engaged in lumbering and operated various businesses in Old Town. In the late 1890s they began to manufacture canoes, forming the Old Town Canoe Company.

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal correspondence among members of the Gray family of Old Town, Maine. Also included are agreements between Alexander Gray and James Cooper regarding operating sawmills in Orono, Maine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ruth Gray, Orono, ME.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Gray Family Correspondence
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