Letters from the Livermore Falls, Maine, area
The collection contains various letters, including some to Mrs. Ralph Blaisdell, Mrs. Nancy Blackstone, and Mr. Samuel Moody. Several letters are from Elizabeth Moody. The letters are dated from about 1823-1851 and mostly to the Livermore Falls area of Maine. The correspondence relates to family news and several mentions of cattle trading.
- Creation: Majority of material found within early-mid 19th century
- Moody, Elizabeth (Person)
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Livermore Falls is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine. The area was once part of the Abenaki Indian territory called Rockemeka, meaning "great corn place." It would be granted by the General Court of Massachusetts in 1771 as Port Royal, awarded to heirs of veterans who served in the campaign against the Acadian capital of Port Royal in 1710. It was settled in 1786, then incorporated in 1795 as Livermore after Deacon Elijah Livermore, one of the first English settlers. On March 15, 1929, East Livermore was renamed Livermore Falls. In the early 19th century, the region was predominantly farmland. It was noted for fine cattle. As the century progressed, gristmills, sawmills, logging and lumber became important industries, operated by water power from falls that drop 14 feet. With the arrival of the Androscoggin Railroad in 1852, Livermore Falls developed as a small mill town. (excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livermore_Falls,_Maine ; accessed 9/13/2023)
1 folder (11 letters and 1 envelope)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased July 25, 2001 from "My Brother Her Sister, 172 Garland St. Bangor, Maine", by Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
- Guide to the Letters from the Livermore Falls, Maine, area
- No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
- Peter Altmann
- September 2023
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- Finding aid written in English.