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Canton, Maine Town Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1085

Scope and Contents

A collection of town records of Canton, Maine. Included is a ledger dated 1842 listing taxes assessed on real estate and personal property of residents, another from 1882 listing property valuations and taxes assessed, a pocket valuation and list book for 1916, and a small collection of tax records from years between 1874 and 1900. Also included is a small collection of records from the selectmen's office from 1829 to 1868; a collection of bills presented to the town between 1839 and 1904, including bills to the town treasurer, 1874-1904, for school expenses, teacher salaries, upkeep on school buildings, etc.; a small collection of school district records from 1875 to 1901; and warrants for town meetings from 1826, 1847, 1872, 1894, and 1901. Lists of town farm accounts, 1895 and 1900, plus a list of voters, 1899, are also found in the collection.


  • Creation: 1829-1916


Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions.

Historical Note

The town of Canton was settled in 1792 and incorporated in 1821.


1 linear foot (1 box)

1 ledger

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from S. Baker, Grand Rapids, Michigan in February 2001; Paul Farrington, South China, Maine in June 2001; and Old Paperphiles, Tiverton, Rhode Island in April and November 2001.

Guide to the Canton, Maine Town Records
Box And Folder List Available
Staff of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.
October 2019
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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