Greenwood Family Papers
Scope and Contents
Papers, 1773-1973, of the Greenwood family. Most of the family lived in Farmington, Maine or its environs and the majority of the papers originate from their businesses and interests in the area.
The earliest papers are from Joseph Greenwood of Dublin, NH. Joespeh was a leading citizen of Dublin, serving as Selectman, Treasurer, Town Clerk, schoolmaster, Justice of the Peace, and Representative to the First Provincial Congress of New Hampshire.
Nathaniel Greenwood, Jr., Joseph's grandson, was the first of the family to move to Farmington, Maine in 1832 with his wife, Huldah (Howe) Greenwood. Nathaniel and Huldah had ten children, some of whom remained in the Farmington area while others moved to Massachusetts, Indiana, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Nathaniel was engaged in the lumber business and farming until his death in 1867.
The latest papers are generally correspondence between members of the Greenwood family conducting genealogical research on their family. These are generally between Mildred Francis Greenwood and her brother, Philip Prescott Greenwood.
Other family members include Julia Greenwood Brown, Harley Greenwood, Alfred Alanson Greenwood, Zina Hyde Greenwood, Orville Short Greenwood, Cora Prescott Greenwod, Jarius Lee Prescott,
The family papers include correspondence, property records, legal documents, genealogical research, clippings, and other printed ephemera. Nathaniel Greenwood, Jr.'s son, Chester Greenwood was the inventor of earmuffs and two pairs are also included in the collection.
- Greenwood, Joseph, 1734-1825 (Person)
- Greenwood, Nathaniel, 1790-1867 (Person)
- Brown, Julia Greenwood, 1816-1902 (Person)
- Greenwood, Zina Hyde, 1824-1909 (Person)
- Greenwood, Orville Short, 1855-1940 (Person)
- Greenwood, Cora Prescott, 1859-1951 (Person)
- Greenwood, Chester, 1858-1937 (Person)
- Greenwood, Mildred Frances, 1883-1972 (Person)
- Greenwood, Philip Prescott, 1884-1974 (Person)
- Greenwood family (Family)
Restrictions on Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
Restrictions on Use
Information on literary rights available in the repository.
The Greenwood family was active in the Farmington, Maine area from the earliest part of the 19th century. Various members of the family were farmers, carpenters, inventors, and business owners. Additionally they were involved in the political, social, and religious life of the community.
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Arrangment of the Collection
There was no coherent organization of the Greenwood family papers when they arrived at the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. They have been arranged in series based on their document type: Correspondence, Legal documents, Volumes, Miscellaneous printed ephemera, and Artifacts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Greenwood family papers were purchased by the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department in 2014.
- Clippings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Dublin (N.H.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Family histories Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Farmington (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Genealogies (Histories) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Legal documents Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Local history -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Printed ephemera Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Property records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the Greenwood Family Papers
- Box And Folder List Available
- Elizabeth Russell
- 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.