Devereux Family Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains papers of various members of the Devereux family of Penobscot, Maine, as well as materials from other residents of Penobscot and Castine, Maine. The papers of Reuben Devereux include an account book, 1868-1873, and various documents listing school accounts. Diaries of his wife Ursula Devereux from 1879-1884 and 1897-1898 are also found in the collection. A few papers from Reuben and Ursula's sons Charles and Mark Devereux are also found here; most notable are letters to Mark Devereux, 1862-1864, from his brother Charles while Charles was serving in the 16th Maine Infantry in Maryland and Virginia. Documents associated with various other individuals are also found in the collection; their relationship to the Devereux family is unclear. Of particular interest is an account book, 1831-1855, of Alfred Hutchings of Penobscot listing amounts owed to Hutchings for goods sold and for services he provided. Also found in the collection are letters from Hollis M. Leach of Penobscot written in 1862 and 1863 to his father and sister describing his service in the 28th Maine Infantry in New York, Florida and Louisiana; and a composition book, 1899, of Frank U. Grindle of Castine.
- Creation: 1831-1934
- Devereux family (Family)
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Reuben Devereux (1813-1877) was the son of Ralph and Elizabeth Winslow Devereux. A farmer in Penobscot, Maine, he married Ursula H. Lawrence in 1837 and they had five children: Augustus R. (circa 1838-), Sarah E. (circa 1842-), Charles A. (circa 1844-), Mark C. (1851-1937) and Hattie J. (1862-1933) Devereux.
Alfred Hutchings (1804-1869) was a farmer in Penobscot, Maine. Hollis M. Leach (1839-) was the son of Charles and Mary Bridges Leach and was also a resident of Penobscot. He enlisted in Company I of the 28th Maine Infantry Regiment in 1862.
1 box (17 folders)
Language of Materials
Papers of various members of the Devereux family of Penobscot, Maine, as well as materials from other residents of Penobscot and Castine, Maine.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposited by the family in 1971.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals of photocopied diaries and letters in the Wilson Museum, Castine, Maine.
- Devereux, Mark C., 1851-1937 (Person)
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 16th (1862-1865) (Organization)
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 28th (1862-1863) (Organization)
- Devereux, Reuben, 1813-1877 (Person)
- Devereux, Ursula H., circa 1817-1899 (Person)
- Devereux, Charles A., circa 1844 (Person)
- Grindle, Frank U. (Person)
- Hutchings, Alfred, 1804-1869 (Person)
- Leach, Hollis M., 1839- (Person)
- Guide to the Devereux Family Papers
- Digital Objects Available
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.