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John Newcomer Feaster Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0174

Scope and Contents

The papers of a minister in the Congregational Church. The bulk of the papers are copies of sermons. The rest of the materials are related to his ministry in Bangor, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Also included are photographs, a scrapbook, letters, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1934-1981


Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

John Newcomer Feaster was born in 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in 1980. He received his A.B. degree from Bucknell University in 1930, with high honors. He was graduated, also with honors, from the Andover-Newton Theological School in 1933. He came to Maine to accept a call to the Kennebunkport parish upon his graduation from theological school. He served there for 7 years and then served as pastor of the Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor, Maine for 7 years. He then served as pastor of the North Congregational Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire starting in 1946. He served there for 27 years and retired in 1973.


5 linear feet (5 boxes)

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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