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Seth Webb Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1514

Scope and Contents

Collection contains papers of Seth Webb, including memorandum books and diaries, 1808-1850s; information about schools at which he taught in 1812 and 1834; legal documents, 1824-1859; and church and fraternal documents. Also included are genealogies of the Webb family and reminiscences written by Seth Webb. The collection also contains letters and documents of Seth Webb's son, Jeremiah Webb, as well as his diaries for various years between 1856 and 1884. A few items of Albion Webb and Jeremiah Webb, Jr., dating from 1882-1921, are also included.


  • Creation: 1808-1921


Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Seth Webb was born in Gorham, Maine, in 1778, the son of Eli and Sarah Webb. He was a farmer and also had a school in Standish, Maine. In 1832 he moved to Knox, Maine, where he also farmed, had a school and was a justice of the peace. Seth Webb died in 1861. His sons, Jeremiah and Albion, also appear to have been farmers in Knox.


1 box (12 folders)

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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