Biddeford (Me.) -- History
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Therese L. Drapeau School-Day Memories Album
An album belonging to Therese Drapeau and commemorating her days as a student at St. Joseph's High School in Biddeford, Maine. The album contains photographs and name cards of students, autographs, and an invitation to the graduation ceremony at the high school.
Governor John Fairfield Letters
A series of six letters recounting the local history of Biddeford and Saco published in the Saco Democrat in August 1847. The letters were signed by "O. K." John Fairfield pasted the letters into a pocket notebook and presented them to his wife.
Frank Handlen, interviewed by Joyce Butler
1228 Frank Handlen, interviewed by Joyce Butler, September 9, 1977, Kennebunkport, Maine. Handlen discusses his experience of the 1947 wildfires in the Biddeford – Kennebunkport area; sight of the smoke; fire coming through and description of it; a man who saved his house; lack of organized firefighting; fire lingering in a bog and loss of trees; how Goose Rocks burned; and a house that was spared.
Frank P. Gillespie Diary
A daily diary recording activities of Frank P. Gillespie, possibly of Biddeford, Maine. Entries pertain to cutting and selling wood, selling sawdust, building roads, growing and harvesting potatoes, etc. Also included are observations about the weather and entries detailing visits with friends, most notably Rosa A. Dow. The diary also contains information about Gillespie's purchases and wages for the year.
Charles F. Gould Daybook No. 4
Daybook recording purchases at a general store apparently owned by Charles F. Gould in Biddeford, Maine. The volume records purchases by customers of items such as wood, lime, tobacco, tea, pepper, etc.
J. G. Deering & Son Records
Includes journals, ledgers, time and payroll books, and scrapbooks. Also included is a copy of Hiatt's expert lumber pricer published in 1925.
Knight Family Correspondence
Mabel Emery and Ruth Gobeil, interviewed by Joyce Butler
Simon Mitchell Diary
A daily diary for 1896 of Simon Mitchell of Biddeford, Maine. The volume contains sporadic entries mostly commenting on the weather as well as Mitchell's daily activities.