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Letter from Frank E. Guernsey to his brother Samuel J. Guernsey

Identifier: SpC MS 1843-sc

Content Description

The collection consists of a letter from Frank E. Guernsey to his brother Samuel J. Guernsey, dated October 4th, 1911, and relates to family history around the "Jackson Surplus Spoon." Accompanying the letter is a sheet containing genealogical information typed by Edward E. Guernsey in 1981.


  • Creation: October 4, 1911


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Biographical Note

Frank Edward Guernsey was born October 15, 1866 in Dover, Maine. He served as a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1897 to 1899, and in the Maine Senate in 1903. Guernsey was elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Llewellyn Powers. He was reelected to the Sixty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 3, 1908, to March 3, 1917. He did not run for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Senator. In 1905 Guernsey was elected as the president of the Piscataquis Savings Bank. He was also a trustee of the University of Maine. Guernsey died in Boston, Massachusetts, January 1, 1927. (excerpted from ; accessed 9/6/2023)


1 letter (2 pages)

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Related Materials

Researchers may also wish to consult the following archive materials located in the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department : "Charles J. Dunn Papers -- Legal Correspondence, Guernsey, Frank E." and "Merrill Family Correspondence -- Letters to Edward F. Merrill from U.S. Congressmen -- Frank E. Guernsey, 1915."

Guide to the Letter from Frank E. Guernsey to his brother Samuel J. Guernsey
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Peter Altmann
September 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