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Alarums and Excursions : An Amusement Record of Mount Desert Island

Identifier: SpC MS 1837-sc

Content Description

The collection is a ten page magazine style publication from the early 20th century, consisting of social announcements, advertisements, schedules of entertainments, and short literary pieces. The volume deals largely with the social life of Bar Harbor, Maine.


  • Creation: Early 1900s

Conditions Governing Access

No restriction on access.

Use Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Originally incorporated as the Town of Eden, the town’s name was changed to Bar Harbor in 1918. The town, with its wealthy and powerful summer visitors, had become a rival with Newport, Rhode Island as the place to be seen and to play in the 1880’s through the first part of the 20th century. President Taft could be seen playing golf at Kebo Golf Club in August 1910. The garden parties at the Pot and Kettle club were attended by ladies and gentlemen in the beautiful long dresses and attire of the time. (excerpted from ; accessed 8/29/2023)


1 volume (10 pages including front/back covers.) : (31 x 25 cm.)

Language of Materials


Guide to Alarums and Excursions : An Amusement Record of Mount Desert Island
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Peter Altmann
August 2023
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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