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Letters (Correspondence)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Pieces of correspondence that are somewhat more formal than memoranda or notes, usually on paper and delivered.

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

Captain A. W. Hasey Letters to the Selectmen of Bangor, Maine

Identifier: SpC MS 0735-sc
Abstract Two letters (1820 Sept. 28 and 1821 Sept.) by Capt. A.W. Hasey requesting the selectmen of Bangor, Maine, provide gunpowder to his troops as required by law.
Dates: 1820-1821

C. V. Haskell Letter

Identifier: SpC MS 1708-sc
Abstract Addressed to "My dear brother," the letter is both a humorous one teasing Haskell's brother about his involvement with girls in Belfast, Maine, and a description of Haskell's duties as a soldier.
Dates: January 1, 1864

Benton L. Hatch Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0230
Scope and Contents The collection contains both the personal papers of Benton Hatch and items from his collection of materials on Maine and New England history. Included are personal papers of Samuel and Joseph Foxcroft from New Gloucester, Maine, and records of the town of Fryeburg, Maine. The collection also contains papers of Fannie Hardy Eckstorm including a diary and photographs taken by her in 1891 and 1892, as well as items from her personal library. Photographs from the library of Lucius L. Hubbard are...
Dates: 1696-1976

S. Adonirans Hayward Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0984-sc
Abstract A collection of letters from H. A. Poole who lived in Waterville, Maine to S. Adonirans Hayward who lived in Easton, Massachusetts.
Dates: 1888-1892

S. Haywood Letter

Identifier: SpC MS 1671-sc
Abstract Letter from Haywood to her sister describing Haywood's recent move from Durham, Maine to Weld, Maine; the surroundings of her new home; building a house there; and her activities in the new community.
Dates: May 22, 1831

Frederic Henry Hedge Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0702-sc
Abstract The letters of a Unitarian clergyman, scholar, and Transcendentalist.
Dates: 1835-1872

Highway Surveyor's Books : Tremont, Maine

Identifier: SpC MS 0898-sc
Abstract Highway surveyor's tax lists for the 12 districts in the town of Tremont, Maine for the years 1856 to 1884, listing names and taxes owed. Included are books for 1856 (Districts 9 and 11), 1862 (District 9), 1869 (District 12), 1870 (Districts 1 and 7), 1873 (Districts 1, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12), 1876 (Districts 2, 4-5, 7, 10), 1877 (Districts 1, 3-5, 9-11), 1880 (Districts 9, 10), 1881 (Districts 1-8, 10-12), and 1884 (Districts 1, 4, 7-9, 12). Included also is a letter from the highway surveyor of...
Dates: 1856-1884

Barbara Dunn Hitchner Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0248
Scope and Contents Materials in the collection generally include newspaper clippings, original records and copies of original records, and notes from various sources. Genealogies also include Barbara Dunn Hitchner correspondence.
Dates: 1790-1977

Margo Holden Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0706-sc
Abstract The papers of a Maine author and illustrator.
Dates: 1968

Vileria J. Horr Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 1291-sc
Abstract Two letters written by Vileria J. Horr of Lovell, Maine, to her sister Ruth. One letter is dated Dec. 22, 1883; the other is dated Mar. 9, 1884. Each letter also contains a letter written to Ruth by Vileria Horr's daughter, Carrie M. Horr. Vileria Horr writes about family matters, especially the health of various family members, as well as about the weather, etc. Carrie Horr also writes about her health, that of other family members, and about her schooling.
Dates: 1883-1884

George H. Hunt Correspondence

Identifier: SpC MS 0771-sc
Abstract A letter book containing letters written by an Indian Agent and merchant in Old Town, Maine in 1904 to 1906. Some of the letters are signed by George H. Hunt, Agent and some by Hunt & Stowe. Included also are photoreproductions of the letters in the letter book and typed transcripts of the letters.
Dates: February 10 1904 - October 19 1906

J. Herbert Hutchins Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0956-sc
Abstract A collection of letters to J. Herbert Hutchins from his mother, his father, and his brother H. Wesley. The letters span the years 1873 to 1888.
Dates: 1873-1888

Johnston Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0267
Scope and Contents Personal papers and business records of three generations of the Johnston family, builders of dams and bridges in Maine. Included are materials of William Jasper Johnston; his son, William Percy Johnston; and Percy's son, Donald Percy Johnston. A few items belonging to John Johnston, father of Jasper Johnston are also found in the collection. The collection includes many photographs of dams and other construction projects of the Johnston family. Included are phorographs and negatives, letters,...
Dates: 1835-1972; Majority of material found within 1890-1929

Mrs. A. J. Johnston Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0913-sc
Abstract Letters from a son working in Washington, D.C. for the War Department during the First World War to his mother living in Old Town, Maine.
Dates: August 9, 1918-December 8, 1918

Kilby Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SpC MS 0276
Scope and Contents Records of a Dennysville, Maine family and allied families. Includes letters, deeds, family histories, and town records of Dennysville.
Dates: 1800-1950

Horatio King Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 1672-sc
Abstract Letters written to John C. Rives, Benjamin Perley Poore, Harrison Wright and Martin Jenkins Crawford by King while he was first assistant postmaster-general. All concern postal matters. Also included is King's franking privilege signature.
Dates: 1855-1856

Rudyard Kipling Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 1649-sc
Abstract Two letters, May 14, 1895 and June 14, 1895, written in Brattleboro, Vermont, by Kipling to Lucius Tuttle, president of the Boston and Maine Railroad. One letter requests the establishment of a flag and freight station close to Kipling's home; the other recommends that trains sound a warning whistle when approaching a nearby bridge.
Dates: 1895

Arthur S. Knox Letter

Identifier: SpC MS 1589-sc
Abstract A letter to Ronald B. Davis of Waterville, Maine enclosing surface pollen spectra Knox obtained from 18 bogs, swamps and marshes in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts from 1939 to 1943.
Dates: 1968 August 4

Lawrence Family Correspondence

Identifier: SpC MS 0730-sc
Abstract Correspondence of the Lawrence family of Sorrento, Sullivan, and Castine, Maine.
Dates: circa 1884-1909

Letter (April 20, 1865)

Identifier: SpC MS 1678-sc
Abstract Letter, April 20, 1865, from Rockland, Maine, by an unidentified woman writing to her son.
Dates: April 20, 1865

Letter (May 30, 1863)

Identifier: SpC MS 1716-sc
Abstract Addressed "Dear parents" and signed "Lewis," the letter describes camp life, Lewis' duties, interactions with other troops, and his opinions about the Vicksburg campaign.
Dates: May 30, 1863

Letter to Gordon Lear

Identifier: SpC MS 1574-sc
Abstract A letter written to Gordon Lear from an unidentified crew member of the ship "State of Maine," complaining of treatment of crew by officers, lack of food and ice, and sale of provisions instead of furnishing them to the crew. Lear was one of the owners of the ship.
Dates: circa 1864 May 27

Philip N. Libby Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0743-sc
Abstract Letters from a soldier during World War I to his family. Included also are a newspaper clipping about Philip Libby being wounded in France, a letter from the Regimental Commander praising the work of the First Gas Regiment, and a letter written while he was working with the Donnacona Paper Company in Canada in 1921.
Dates: 1917-1921

Scott L. Libby Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0978-sc
Abstract A collection of letters addressed to Scott from his Aunt Nell and from his father who were both living in Gardiner, Maine.
Dates: 1903-1905

Lincoln County, Maine Legal Papers and Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0298
Scope and Contents A collection of legal and municipal documents mostly from Lincoln County, Maine in the eighteenth and early nineteeth centuries. Includes a wide range of documents.
Dates: 1700-1860

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 1719-sc
Abstract Letters written by Longfellow between 1847 and 1880. The collection also contains an autograph of Longfellow; a photograph of him taken by James Wallace Black, a Boston photographer; three illustrations of Longfellow from unidentified publications; and copies of several poems.
Dates: 1847-1880

Samuel Longfellow Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 1675-sc
Abstract Three letters written by Samuel Longfellow. The collection also contains a copy of "Song for the senior class of 1839" written by Samuel Longfellow while attending Harvard College.
Dates: 1846, 1854, 1891

Madawaska Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1054-sc
Abstract Records of a company located in Bangor, Maine, involved in the logging industry in the 1920s and 1930s. The records include white forms which are scale reports listing various logging contractors, specie, and quantity cut in Township 11 Range 13 in the Umsaskis and Priestly districts from Dec. 1927 to March 1928. The yellow forms list the names of individuals working for the Madawaska Company paid from its Clayton Lake office and indicate the distribution of work performed in various sources of...
Dates: 1927-circa 1999; Majority of material found within 1927-1928

Andrew A. Magnus Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1062-sc
Abstract Papers of a resident of Somerville, Massachusetts. Included are 20 letters to Andrew, 2 Christmas cards, a Valentine's card, and an invitation to an informal dancing party. Three of the letters are from his future wife Bunny and some are from his girl and boy friends whom he seems to have met at a camp in Ballard Vale, Massachusetts.
Dates: 1918-1921; 1920 (bulk)

Arthur McArthur Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 1572-sc
Abstract Two letters written by Arthur McArthur, Limington, Maine, to William Cutts. The letter of March 6, 1854 is brief and indicates that McArthur is sending Cutts money that he owes him. The second letter, written January 31, 1855, discusses Cutts's military pension and its probable increase.
Dates: 1854-1855