Gray Family Correspondence
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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.
- Majority of material found within 1838-1842
- Gray family (Family)
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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.
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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.
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- Cooper, James N., active 1835-1852
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- Gray, Alexander, active 1838-1855
- Gray, Eli
- Gray, Frances
- Gray, Gonsalvo R.
- Gray, Jesse C.
- Gray, Samuel, -1845
- Sawmills -- Maine -- Orono Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Trask, Jefferson
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