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Augustus W. Gilman Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SpC MS 0203

Scope and Contents

The papers include assessments and valuations for various towns, wildlands, rail roads, and industries from the 1870's to the 1890's. Included also are records of prison and jail inspections 1890 and 1896-1897 and letters from Gilman 1902-1903.


  • 1870-1932


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

Augustus William Gilman, merchant, agriculturist, and state official, was born in Foxcroft, Maine, Jan. 27, 1844. In 1880 he purchased the farm on which he lived until a few years before his death. From 1896 he was engaged in the retail grain business under the firm name of A.W. Gilman Co. In 1882 he was elected County Commissioner of Piscataquis County, serving for 6 years. In 1890 he was chosen to represent the state on the Board of Agriculture and in 1893 he was made president of the board. In 1880 and again in 1890 he served on the State Valuation Commission. He served on the Board of Prison Inspectors from 1890-1900. In 1902 he was appointed Maine's first Commissioner of Agriculture, serving until 1910.


1 linear foot (1 box)

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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