Josiah W. Seaver Papers
Identifier: SpC MS 1368
Scope and Contents
The collection contains documents dating from 1838-1845 concerning Josiah Seaver's timberlands, especially 1785 acres of spruce and pine timberland in the Dead River area that was sold to Seaver in 1839. Documents include correspondence, deeds and legal agreements, assessments on land owners, and receipts and bills of sale for logging operations. The collection also includes correspondence dated 1899-1900 of Robert Harding, one of Seaver's descendants. The letters are from Morris H. Beall, an attorney in New York City, and the law firm of Walton & Walton of Skowhegan, Maine, and concern Josiah Seaver's heirs and estate.
Restrictions on Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
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Josiah W. Seaver was a resident of South Berwick, Maine. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College, served two terms in the Maine Senate after 1820 and was in the Maine House of Representatives in the 1830s. He also served as revenue collector of the 8th Massachusetts District and was sheriff of York County, Maine, in 1824. Josiah Seaver died around 1848.
1 box (9 folders)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift from Robert Harding, Jr., Hendersonville, N.C. in August 1981.
- Beall, Morris H.
- Logging -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lumber trade -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Seaver, Josiah W.
- Seaver, Josiah W. -- Estate
- South Berwick (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Walton & Walton (Firm)
- Guide to the Josiah W. Seaver Papers
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