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Weed Family Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1751

Scope and Contents

Records, 1831-1911, documenting the life and death of Wyatt J. Weed, originally of Veazie, Maine. Also included are official government papers and awards stemming from his election to the Maine State Legislature and his membership in the Militia of Maine's band.

Weed's family was involved in logging and this collection contains records directly related to the business, including memorandums, financial records, as well as original land deeds.


  • Creation: 1831-1911


Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available from repository.

Biographical Note

Wyatt J. Weed (1882-1911), was accidentally killed by electrocution at the age of 29 while working for an electrical company in Ocean Park, California. As a native of Veazie, Maine he was returned there for burial in the family plot.

Prior to working in California, he was a representative of the 50th Legislature of the State of Maine and at one time was a musician in the military band of the Militia of Maine, 2nd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Divison.


0.45 linear feet (1 box)

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Records pertaining to Wyatt Weed and the family's logging business in Veazie, Maine. Also includes land deeds and clippings about Wyatt's death by electrocution.


The papers came arranged in four series and these were maintained: 1. Papers relating to death of Wyatt J. Weed, circa 1882-1911; 2. Wyatt J. Weed - Miscellaneous Papers, 1831-1880; 3. Logging Contracts and Financial Records, 1849-1877; and 4. Deeds - Original, 1822-1889. Series 3 includes two subseries: Memorandums and financial records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.

Guide to the Weed Family Records
Box And Folder List Available
Moriah Lee
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Finding aid written in English.

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