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Legal documents

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents having legal relevance in general. For documents that give expression to a legal act or agreement for the purpose of creating, securing, modifying, or terminating a right, or for the purpose of furnishing evidence of a right, use "legal instruments."

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0019
Overview Primarily records of the treasurer's office of the Waterville, Maine, railroad company.
Dates: 1847-1870; Majority of material found within 1850-1856

Ebenezer Blaisdell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1588-sc
Overview Legal documents, mostly deeds to property in Winterport, Maine, belonging to Ebenezer Blaisdell. Also included are deeds and other legal documents dating from 1897-1937 of Abraham Lincoln Blaisdell for properties in Winterport.
Dates: 1807-1890

University Of Maine System. Board Of Trustee Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0002-002
Scope and Contents The records mainly contain textual information particularly meeting agendas, minutes, reports, notes, and supporting material from University of Maine Board of Trustee and various committees (both standing and ad-hoc committees), biographical information related to individual University of Maine trustees, chairs, sectaries, and clerks, and various files on subjects under consideration by the Board.
Dates: 1862 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1950-1980

Bussell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0080
Overview Papers and business records of Alfred W. Bussell of Argyle, Maine and John B. Bussell of Old Town, Maine.
Dates: 1856-1912; Majority of material found within 1883-1904

Edwin A. Churchill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0777
Overview Legal documents and research material compiled and collected by Edwin A. Churchill in his work as an expert witness in two land cases in Wells, Maine, in 1988 and 1999, and in the boundary issue case between New Hampshire and Maine in 2000.
Dates: 1987-2000; Majority of material found within 1999-2000

Construction and Repair of Back Bay Creek Dike Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0691-sc
Overview The records consist of 2 documents. The first document is an agreement signed on Dec. 30, 1851 before Justice of the Peace Warren Leighton to build a dike on Back Bay Creek in the town of Milbridge, Maine according to the plan in the agreement. The second document requests Warren Leighton, Justice of the Peace in Washington County, to issue a warrant to call a meeting of the owners of the Back Bay dike to form a company and to raise money to repair the dike.
Dates: 1851-1861

Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County, Maine Depositions

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1317-sc
Overview Depositions of Ezekiel Thompson, Ebenezer Nichols, and Lemuel Swift of Brunswick, Maine. Taken on February 18, 1805 and June 17, 1805 at the request of John Owen of Brunswick, the depositions concern the treatment of and damage to Owen's horse by John Dennis and John Lewis, described in the documents as two black men, a barber and a tailor. The depositions were directed to the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County, Maine.
Dates: 1805

Delano Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0135
Overview Includes family photographs, letters, documents, and autographs of some noted personalities. Also includes genealogy of Delano and Hartwell families.
Dates: 1866-1990

Charles J. Dunn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0150
Scope and Contents The collection covers his entire legal career, his term as Treasurer of the University of Maine, and his term as Maine Supreme Court Judge. Included are correspondence, letters, bills, and receipts. The legal papers include records of cases involving assaults, divorce, estates, collections, bankruptcies, and pensions. Also included are records of the University of Maine (1896-1936), the draft board (WWI), and the town of Orono (1833-1914).
Dates: 1833-1986

Dutton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0153
Scope and Contents Records, letters, and photos of an Ellsworth, Maine family, and of the Wheelock, Craig, and Briggs families of Augusta. Also included are sermons by Dutton family members.
Dates: 1840-1900

European and North American Railway Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0776
Overview The records consist primarily of correspondence and legal documents of the European and North American Railway Company from 1878 to -1882.
Dates: 1868-1893; Majority of material found within 1881-1882

Ephraim Flint Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1304-sc
Overview The collection includes correspondence of Ephraim Flint from 1839 to 1867, with most of the letters dating from 1847 to 1853. The letters mostly concern political appointments sought by Flint and others along with some letters involving his law practice. The collection also contains deeds, legal papers, notes and receipts dating from 1850 to 1867.
Dates: 1839-1867

Greenwood Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1744
Scope and Contents Papers, 1773-1973, of the Greenwood family. Most of the family lived in Farmington, Maine or its environs and the majority of the papers originate from their businesses and interests in the area. The earliest papers are from Joseph Greenwood of Dublin, NH. Joespeh was a leading citizen of Dublin, serving as Selectman, Treasurer, Town Clerk, schoolmaster, Justice of the Peace, and Representative to the First Provincial Congress of...
Dates: 1773-1973

Rice W. Guptill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0714-sc
Overview The papers of a justice of the peace and town clerk. Included are legal documents, receipts, and letters.
Dates: 1836-1876

Haley Family Legal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0789-sc
Overview Legal papers of a family in Biddeford and Hollis, Maine. Included are a 1743 deed from Benjamin Haley of Biddeford to his son Samuel Haley of Biddeford; an extract from town records of Biddeford dated August 23, 1800 relating to the sale of land in Winter Harbor Flatts to Benjamin Haley; deeds dated 1797 and 1803 and two dated 1805 from Joseph Haley of Biddeford to Sylvester Haley of Biddeford; deeds dated 1817 and 1819 from Noah Haley of Hollis to Joseph Haley 3rd of Hollis; a 1782 deed from...
Dates: 1743-1819

Harrison, Maine Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0864-sc
Overview Collection of legal documents from the town of Harrison, Maine. Included are lists of personal belongings and agreements between town officials and townspeople for the care of the poor (1843-1851). Also included are 73 cancelled checks written by selectmen for services to the town of Harrison (1861-1862)
Dates: 1843-1862

Isaac Jacobs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0767-sc
Overview Papers of a botanic physician in Maine. The papers are legal documents appointing Isaac Jacobs as Justice of the Peace in Hancock County for seven years starting in 1811, as Justice of the Peace in Penobscot County for seven years in 1818, in 1828, and in 1840. In 1821 he was authorized to administer oaths to civil officers in the County of Penobscot. In 1824 he was appointed pay master in the Third Regiment of Infantry in the First Brigade and Third Division of the Militia of Maine. In 1845 he...
Dates: 1811-1871

Katahdin Iron Works Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0270
Overview Records of the Katahdin Iron Works, an iron producing company located near Brownville Junction, Maine. It also includes records of Piscataquis Iron Works, a successor to Katahdin, and records generated by Prentiss and Carlisle Company of Bangor while managing the timberland on the Iron Works property.
Dates: 1846-1975; Majority of material found within 1846-1970

Donaldson Koons Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0780
Overview The collection contains papers of Donaldson Koons of Sidney, Maine, focusing primarily on his work as Chair of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) in 1973 and 1974.
Dates: 1967-1979; Majority of material found within 1973-1974

Maine Dairymen's Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0311
Overview The collection contains records of the Maine Dairymen's Association, a cooperative organization for farmers engaged in dairying and milk production.
Dates: 1934-1979; Majority of material found within 1948-1968

Gideon Mayo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0331
Overview Records from Mayo's involvement in various businesses in the Orono, Maine area and as an agent for several sawmills on the Stillwater River, including the Basin Mills, the Island Mills, and the Orono Manufacturing Company.
Dates: 1827-1920; Majority of material found within 1846-1876

Nathaniel Oaks Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0370
Overview The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and other personal papers of several individuals who lived in Exeter, Maine in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dates: 1791-1835; Majority of material found within 1821-1831

Office Of The President (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0003
Scope and Contents The folders mainly contain textual material, particularly; correspondence, memorandums, press releases, and reports. But there are some books, photographs and artifacts such as plaques, banners, and a medal and media such as cassette, video, and radio tapes, film and Compact Discs.
Dates: 1810-2015; Majority of material found within 1934-1984

Parsons Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0386
Scope and Contents The Parsons family papers consist primarily of the business records and personal papers of George Parsons and his sons Henry and William Usher Parsons. They reflect the involvement of the Parsons family in the banking, interurban railroad, steel and coal businesses, primarily in Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. The papers are arranged in four series: Business records, Personal papers, Records of Parsons family trusts, and Ancillary materials. Each series has several sub-series....
Dates: 1838-1956; Majority of material found within 1880-1954

Ruggles and Gould Legal and Business Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0442
Scope and Contents The papers of the law partnership of Ruggles and Gould of Thomaston, Maine. Includes correspondence, depositions, briefs, and other legal documents that pertain to their practice and clients, mostly in the then Lincoln County, now Knox County, Maine during the 1830's-1860's predominently.
Dates: 1805-1864

Smith and Clark Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0828-sc
Overview A collection of items found in an old house in Augusta, Maine. Some of the items are related to the Smith family and some to the Clark family, both of Augusta, Maine.
Dates: 1797-1898

Spinney Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1056-sc
Overview A small collection of papers of a prominent family in Kittery, Maine. Included are two handwritten copies of the will of Nicholas Spinney dated April 18, 1797; a printed form used to record the value of household furniture and of gold and silver watches in 1815 in the eighth district of the State of Massachusetts; an account of money Caleb Spinney owed to Charles Greene covering the years 1816 to 1819; three bills for expenses incurred by Nicholas Spinney in the administration of the estate of...
Dates: 1797-1854

Telos Canal Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1064-sc
Overview The records of a logging company in Maine. Included are copies of the incorporation papers of 1846, financial papers of the company from 1903 to 1919, statements of tolls, minutes of meetings, correspondence, and tax papers. Included also are two copies of a document Telos Lake, from Report of Land Agent of Maine of 1841, printed by order of Senate of January 14, 1840. Included also is a map of the Upper St. John River; two copies of a newspaper clipping from the Bangor Daily News (Aug. 22,...
Dates: 1846-1966; Majority of material found within 1846-1920

William Willis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1053-sc
Overview Papers of a lawyer and his partners in Portland, Maine in the 1830s and 1840s. Included are deeds, records of the purchase of land by Deering and Willis, settlements of stumpage, timber permits, financial startments, receipts, and state tax receipts for land in Aroostook County from 1841 to 1843. Included in the folio folder are 6 deeds from 1833 to 1845.
Dates: 1833-1845