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Walter Lewellen Arnold Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0023
Abstract

Personal papers and business records of Walter L. Arnold, a businessman, guide, fur trader, trapper and author from Greenville, Maine.

Dates: 1893 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1959

Samuel G. Bachelder Account Books and Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0027
Scope and Contents

Account book and diary (1856 Jan. 1-1871) and account book (1858-1881 May 4) of Samuel G. Bachelder, town of residence unknown.

Dates: 1856-1881

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0046
Abstract

Contains Civil War correspondence of Frank L. Lemont (Company E, 5th Maine Regiment); letters of Charles Warner (145th New York Volunteers); diaries of John B. Bailey, Ezekiel Ellis, Edwin M. Truell and George Washington Verrill. Also contains record books.

Dates: circa 1860-1864

Stephen Berry Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0962-sc
Abstract

A diary of a printer and publisher in Portland, Maine.

Dates: June 22, 1913-February 1, 1919

Lorenzo Billings Diary and Census Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0994-sc
Abstract

A diary for the year 1883 of a farmer in Milton Plantation, Maine. Also included also are photocopies of census records for Lorenzo and his father in 1860, 1870, 1900, and 1910.

Dates: 1883

Elijah Blaisdell Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1021-sc
Abstract

Fifteen diaries of a farmer in York, Maine during the late nineteenth century. The diaries cover the years, 1870, 1879, 1880, 1882-1886, 1888-1891, and 1898-1900. The 1900 diary is blank.

Dates: 1870-1900

Edward P. Blanchard Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1141-sc
Abstract

Daily diaries primarily recording observations about the weather. The volumes also contain newspaper clippings about the weather as well as obituaries and reports of events in Blanchard and nearby communities.

Dates: 1913-1936

Jacob Blanchard Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0985-sc
Abstract

Diaries of a resident of Blanchard, Maine. The 4 diaries cover the years 1887, 1888, 1889-June 1890, and 1892-June 1894.

Dates: 1887-1898

Geneva Bonin Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1754-sc
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1939, of Geneva Bonin, a resident of Northport, Maine. Entries usually begin with weather, followed by reports of daily life including the activities of her mother, father, son, and husband. Also contains some reports of significant events, recipes, and recording of cash accounts.

Dates: 1939

Neil Brackley Diary and History

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0869-sc
Abstract

The volume contains basic information about the early settlers in Elliottsville Plantation, Piscataquis County, Maine; a section with accounts of the Brackley farm from January to April 1902; and a diary kept between September 22, 1930 and December 31, 1931. The volume is in at least two different handwritings.

Dates: 1900-1931

Simon Bradley Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1182-sc
Abstract

A volume used as an account book and diary by Simon Bradley, who appears to have been a farmer in Parsonsfield, Maine. The volume also contains copies of some of Bradley's correspondence both to family members and to business associates.

Dates: 1849-1855

Ernest C. Brown Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1655
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1905-1941, of Ernest C. Brown documenting his employment as a rural mail carrier in Robbinston, Maine. Daily entries provide details of the weather, the number of pieces of mail delivered, events in the family and the town, etc. A few entries in the diary for 1937 appear to have been made by Brown's son, Philip R. Brown.

Dates: 1905-1941

Edward Sandford Burgess Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1523-sc
Abstract A diary kept by Burgess from September 1907 to June 1908 recording his daily activities including walks and hikes in the area around New York City, travels to New Hampshire for the summer, and trips into Maine as well as in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Entries give detailed descriptions of plants seen, hiking trails followed, etc.; many include sketches by Burgess of buildings and houses in the areas he visited. The diary also records some of his activities while in New York City...
Dates: 1907-1908

Willis Carter Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0084
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of a number of diaries which include financial records of a family in West Pembroke, Maine. A book of school district records is also included. Much family material is contained in the diaries.

Dates: 1881-1928

Chandler Family Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0094
Abstract

Consists of business and personal papers of several generations of the family as well as materials concerning the town of New Gloucester, Maine.

Dates: 1750-1956; Majority of material found within 1795-1886

William C. Chapman Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1438-sc
Scope and Contents

A diary kept by William Chapman from January-May, 1926, while a student at the University of Maine. In it he details his daily activities both as a student and as a member of Alpha Tau Omega. There are frequent references to Ruth Hastings, a student at Bates College who later became his wife.

Dates: 1926

Milton S. and Angela Clifford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0101
Abstract

The manuscripts of poems by Milton S. Clifford. Also transcriptions of the diaries of Alice Clifford, George F. Godfrey, the letters of John Franklin Godfrey, the Journal of H.E. Prentiss' trip to Europe (1866) and family photographs.

Dates: 1860-1950

Christopher A. Clough Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0697-sc
Abstract

The diary of a farmer from Readfield, Maine covering the years 1867-1870.

Dates: 1867-1870

Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0102
Abstract

Contains notebooks and diaries of Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth, a noted poet and author of children's books.

Dates: 1930-1968

Colwell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1727
Scope and Contents

Family papers, calendars, correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, literary notes, photographs, and clippings of Maine author Miriam Colwell and her partner, the artist Chenoweth Hall. Cole family papers include business records of the Deasy and Handy Country Store, several Cole family businesses, journals, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information for the community of Prospect Harbor.

Dates: 1817-2012

Charles R. Coombs Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1287-sc
Abstract An account book used by Charles Coombs of Belfast, Maine, in his taxidermy business. The volume records cash on hand as well as serving as a daybook to document work done for customers and charges for that work. The firm name Coombs & Harris also appears in the volume. The account book is accompanied by a volume entitled "Beech Wood Cottage visitors book, 1881," used by Charles Coombs' father, Robert H. Coombs, to record visitors to the cottage from 1881 to 1887. The volume was also used...
Dates: 1890-1934

Abbie Evelyn Cowan Diary

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Identifier: SpC MS 1009-sc
Abstract

Diary of a resident of Milo, Maine in 1908. At end of diary are entries for births, deaths, and marriages.

Dates: 1908

Ruth I. Curran Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1027-sc
Abstract

Five diaries covering the years 1976-1979 and 1982 of a widow living in Bangor, Maine. Included in the diaries are descriptions of the weather and temperature each day, records of how much money she spent, her activities with Earle and her other friends and relatives, what she ate at home and at what restaurants she and Earle ate. Receipts for purchases which were kept in the diaries were removed and placed in separate folders.

Dates: 1976-1982

Cutts Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1048-sc
Abstract Papers of a prominent family living in Saco, Maine in the first half of the nineteenth century. Included is a pamphlet by George Addison Emery titled Colonel Thomas Cutts : Saco's most eminent citizen in the country's early days, published in 1917 in Saco, Maine. Also included are farmer's almanacs, most of them by Robert B. Thomas, for the years 1813-1820, 1822, 1829, 1832-34, and 1850. The almanacs are interleaved with diary entries. Thomas Cutts was probably the author of the diary...
Dates: 1813-1917; Majority of material found within 1813-1850

E. O. Danforth Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0948-sc
Abstract

A diary by a farmer living in Madison, Maine.

Dates: 1899-1930; Majority of material found within 1899-1915

Edward J. Danforth Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0124
Scope and Contents

Personal diaries of a naturalist and columnist from 1969 to 1988.

Dates: 1969-1988

Davis Family Diaries

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Identifier: SpC MS 1400-sc
Scope and Contents

Daily diaries kept by Annie C. Davis of West Paris, Maine, and her young son, Ellis M. Davis. Annie Davis' diaries date from 1916, 1917, 1921-1925, 1929 and 1930. Ellis Davis' diaries date from 1908, 1911-1912, 1914-1915. A few of the diaries list their residence as Woodstock or South Woodstock, Maine. Entries outline daily activities, family events, and community happenings.

Dates: 1908-1930

Meyer Davis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0127
Abstract

The Meyer Davis collection reflects the career of a society orchestra leader.

Dates: 1880-1977

John Franklin Day Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0129
Abstract

The collection contains personal correspondence from the 1920s through the 1960s reflecting Day's literary interests, efforts to publish his work and his activities in various social organizations. Client files from his career in insurance are also found in the collection.

Dates: 1908-1974

Devereux Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0139
Abstract

Papers of various members of the Devereux family of Penobscot, Maine, as well as materials from other residents of Penobscot and Castine, Maine.

Dates: 1831-1934