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University of Maine Obsolete Ordnance Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1734-sc

Scope and Contents

Correspondence primarily between Llewellyn N. Edwards and University of Maine President Harold S. Boardman about the availability of obsolete ordnance material from the United States Navy Department. Edwards received permission to request cannons and artillery from Navy yards in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts, to have them transported to Maine, and to place them on display on the University of Maine campus. Two cannons were thought to date to the Civil War period, and two were known to have been removed from the U.S.S. Constitution. A letter in the collection from 1979 indicates further research revealed the items from the Constitution were likely created as replicas in 1906 and removed from the ship in 1927. Correspondence includes letters to the Chief Engineer of the Maine State Highway Commission, Clerk of the Harry Rust Post No. 54 of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects, and several other individuals related to the project.

Dates

  • 1928-1979
  • Majority of material found within 1931-1932

Creator

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence primarily between Llewellyn N. Edwards and University of Maine President Harold S. Boardman about the availability of obsolete ordnance material from the United States Navy Department.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the University of Maine Obsolete Ordnance Correspondence
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686