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Sweetser Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0486

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of letters, diaries, photographs, and memo books. There is also an index to correspondence compiled by Elizabeth Sweetser Baxter.


  • Creation: 1895-1910


Restrictions on Access

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

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the Library.

Biographical Note

Ernest Osgood Sweetser was born on October 19, 1883, in Cumberland Center, Maine and died January 18, 1951. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1905 and in 1912 received an advanced degree in civil engineering there. He joined the Washington University faculty in St. Louis in 1905 and retired as head of the Civil Engineering Department in 1947.

Biographical Note

Herman Pittee Sweetser was born September 14, 1887, in Cumberland Center, Maine and died May 10, 1974. He graduated from the Greely Institute and the University of Maine. He served in the state legislature from 1945 to 1947. He was a professor of horticulture at the University of Maine from 1916 to 1925.


1 linear foot (1 box)

Language of Materials



The papers consist of letters, diaries, photographs, and memo books of the Sweetser family from Cumberland Center, Maine.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials of Ernest Sweetser are filed first, then the materials of Herman Sweetser. Folders 16-19 are an addendum to the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Sweetser Baxter.

Guide to the Sweetser Family Papers
Box And Folder List Available
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
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
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