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Joseph Blake Correspondence

Identifier: SpC MS 0058

Scope and Contents

Correspondence consists primarily of 488 letters sent to Rev. Blake by botanists. Also contains later correspondence concerning the donation of his herbarium and 4 lists of fungi.


  • Creation: 1837-1941
  • Creation: Majority of material found within ( 1847-1888)


Restrictions on Access

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

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Biographical Note

Joseph Blake was born in Otisfield, Maine in January 1814. He studied theology in the Bangor Theological Seminary and was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in Cumberland, Maine where he remained 18 years. He later became a botanist and donated his valuable herbarium to the University of Maine. He died at Andover, Mass. in May 1888.


1 linear foot (1 box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

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University of Maine
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