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Beston Family Papers, 1899-1977, n.d.


Correspondence, 1899-1977, n.d. (I)

Catalog Number: M12.1


Box 1
Folder 1 Incomplete lists of correspondents
2 1899 Nov 4 - 1915 Aug 22
3 1915 Sep 5 - Dec 3
4 1915 Dec 3 - 1916 Apr 19
5 1916 Dec 28 - 1919 Feb 9
6 1919 Mar 25 - Aug 12
7 1919 Aug 12 - Dec 2
8 1920 Jan 15 - Mar 29
9 1920 Jun 3 - Oct 13
10 1920 Oct 17 - 1921 Jan 28
11 1921 Feb 1 - Mar 22
12 1921 May 23 - 1922 Sep 5
13 1923 Jan 7
14 1923 Mar 5
15 1923 Apr 10 - May 7
16 1923 Jun 5 - Dec 28
17 1924 Jan 19 - Dec 10
18 1924 Dec 27
19 1925 Mar 2 - Aug 11
20 1925 Nov 20 - Dec 28
21 1926 Jan 16 - Oct 20
22 1927 Feb 21
23 1927 Feb 22
24 1927 Aug 26
25 1927 Apr 14 - Aug 14
26 1927 Sep 6 - 1928 Apr 2
27 1928 Apr 17 - Aug 30
28 1928 Sep 7 - Oct 23
29 1928 Oct 28 - Nov 10
30 1928 Nov 10 - Nov 20
31 1928 Nov 30 - Dec 5
32 1928 Dec 7
33 1928 Dec 7 - Dec 21
34 1928 Dec 24 - Dec 31
35 1928 Dec 31 - 1929 Jan 7
36 1929 Jan 9 - Jan 10
37 1929 Jan 10
38 1929 Jan 11 - Jan 14
39 1929 Jan 15 - Jan [17]
40 1929 Jan 17 - Jan 18
41 1929 Jan 19
42 1929 Jan 19 - Jan 21
43 1929 Jan 21
44 1929 Jan 22
45 1929 Jan 22
46 1929 Jan 22 (t.s. copy)
47 1929 Jan 23
48 1929 Jan 25 - Jan 29
49 1929 Jan 29
50 1929 Jan 29
51 1929 Jan 30
52 1929 Jan 31
53 1929 Jan 31
54 1929 Feb 1 - Feb 3
55 1929 Feb 4 - Feb 6
56 1929 Feb 7
57 1929 Feb 7 - Feb 9
58 1929 Feb 10
59 1929 Feb 10 - Feb 12
60 1929 Feb 13 - Feb 17
61 1929 Feb 17 - Feb 19
62 1929 Feb 19 - Mar 5
63 1929 Mar 6
64 1929 Mar 7 - Mar 10
65 1929 Mar 11 - Mar 13
66 1929 Mar 13 - Mar 17
67 1929 Mar 18 - Mar 19
67a 1929 Mar 20 - Mar 24
68 1929 Mar 24 - Mar 26
69 1929 Mar 26 - Mar 27
70 1929 Mar 28 - Apr 4
71 1929 Apr 10 - Apr 17
72 1929 Apr 19
73 1929 Apr 24 - Apr 30
74 1929 May 2 - May 5
75 1929 May 8 - May 10
76 1929 May 15 - May 29
77 1929 Jun 13 - Jun 20
78 1929 Jun 20 - Jun 29
79 1929 Jul 1 - Jul 5
80 1929 Jul 9 - Jul 14
81 1929 Jul 19 - Jul 29
82 1929 Aug 19
83 1929 Aug 28 - Sep 29
84 1929 Oct 1 - Oct 18
85 1929 Oct 31 - Nov 19
86 1929 Nov [?] - Dec 27
87 1929 Dec 30 - Dec 31
88 1930 Jan 16 - Mar 30
89 1930 Mar 31 - Apr 1
90 1930 Apr 1
91 1930 Apr 2 - May 11
92 1930 May 12 - May 21
93 1930 May 27 - Jun 24
94 1930 Jul 28 - Sep 29
95 1930 Nov 18 - 1931 Jan 14
96 1931 Feb 2 - Mar 12
97 1931 Mar 13 - Mar 19
98 1931 Mar 24 - Mar 27
99 1931 Apr 1 - Apr 2
100 1931 Apr 3 - Apr 8
101 1931 Apr 8 - May 19
102 1931 May 19 - Aug 18
103 1931 Sep 10 - Sep 12
104 1931 Sep 14
105 1931 Sep 15
106 1931 Sep 16 - Sep 17
107 1931 Sep 18 - Sep 19
108 1931 Sep 20 - Sep 21
109 1931 Sep 23 - Sep 24
110 1931 Sep 24 - Sep 28
111 1931 Sep 29
112 1931 Sep 30 - Oct 1
113 1931 Oct 11
114 1931 Oct 12
115 1931 Oct 13 - Oct 14
116 1931 Oct 15 - Oct 21
117 1931 Oct 22 - Dec 3
118 1931 Dec 24
119 1932 Jan 18 - Mar 14
120 1932 Apr 14 - Apr 29
121 1932 May 2 - May 4
122 1932 May 4 - May 6
123 1932 May 7 - May 9
124 1932 May 13 - May 17
125 1932 May 24 - Jun 20
126 1932 Jun 24
127 1932 Jul 23 - Jul 29
128 1932 Jul 31 - Aug 6
129 1932 Aug 12 - Sep 6
130 1932 Nov 5 - Dec 20
131 1933 Jan 30 - Feb 8
132 1933 Feb 9 - Feb 14
133 1933 Feb 23 - Mar 15
Box 2
Folder 1 1933 Apr 3 - May 3
2 1933 May 11 - May 20
3 1933 May - Jun 4
4 1933 Jun 7 - Jul 9
5 1933 Jul 12 - Jul 20
6 1933 Jul 31 - Aug 3
7 1933 Aug 16 - Aug 25
8 1933 Aug - Sep 6
9 1933 Sep 24 - Oct 13
10 1933 Oct 21 - Oct 27
11 1933 Oct 28 - Nov 17
12 1933 Nov 21 - 1933 Dec 11
13 1933 Dec 21 - c. 1933
14 1933 n.d.
15 1934 Jan 11 - Feb 7
16 1934 Feb 8 - Apr 25
17 1934 Apr 25 - Jun 4
18 1934 Jun 4 - Jun 14
19 1934 Jun 20 - Jun 26
20 1934 Jun 13 - Jun
21 1934 Jul 2 - Aug 9
22 1934 Aug 10 - Sep 10
23 1934 Sep 11 - Sep 15
24 1934 Sep 17 - Sep
25 1934 Oct 8 - Oct 29
26 1934 Oct 29 - Oct
27 1934 Nov 1 - Nov 18
28 1934 Nov 27 - Summer 1934
29 1934 Summer - 1935 Jan 23
30 1935 Feb 25 - Mar 1
31 1935 Mar 11 - Mar 19
32 1935 Mar 25 - Apr 17
33 1935 Apr 18 - Jun 12
34 1935 Jun 12 - Jun 21
35 1935 Jun 22 - end of Jun
36 1935 Jul 1 - Jul 7
37 1935 Jul 7 - Jul 15
38 1935 Jul 18 - Jul 21
39 1935 Jul 24 - Aug 12
40 1935 Aug 16 - Sep 13
41 1935 Sep 23 - Oct 1
42 1935 Oct 5 - Oct 9
43 1935 Oct 9
44 1935 Oct 17 - Oct 24
45 1935 Oct 27 - Oct 31
46 1935 Oct - Nov 16
47 1935 Nov 17 - Nov 24
48 1935 Nov 25 - Nov 29
49 1935 Nov 30 - Dec 7
50 1935 Dec 7 - 1936 Jan 3
51 1936 Jan 12 - Jan 30
52 1936 Feb 2 - Feb 8
53 1936 Feb 12 - Feb 23
54 1936 Mar 2 - Mar 8
55 1936 Mar 11 - Mar 19
56 1936 Mar 21 - Apr 3
57 1936 Apr 4 - Apr 21
58 1936 Apr 21
59 1936 Apr 24 - May 29
60 1936 May 29 - Jun 13
61 1936 Jun 14 - Jun 24
62 1936 Jun 25 - Jun 26
63 1936 Jun 29 - Jul 1
64 1936 Jul 4 - Jul 13
65 1936 Jul 15 - Jul 24
66 1936 Jul 26 - Jul 29
67 1936 Jul 30 - Jul
68 1936 Jul - Aug 17
69 1936 Aug 18 - Aug
70 1936 Aug - Sep 13
71 1936 Sep 20 - Oct 3
72 1936 Oct 3 - Oct 10
73 1936 Oct 20 - Oct 29
74 1936 Oct 30 - Nov 3
75 1936 Nov 3 - Dec
76 1936 Dec - 1937 Feb 10
77 1937 Feb 10 - Mar 3
78 1937 Mar - Apr
79 1937 Apr - Jul 1
80 1937 Jul 4 - Jul
81 1937 Jul 23 - Jul 31
82 1937 Aug 1 - Aug 10
83 1937 Aug 12 - Aug 18
84 1937 Aug 21 - Aug 30
85 1937 Aug 30 - Sep 7
86 1937 Sep 8 - Sep 15
87 1937 Sep 16 - Sep 24
88 1937 Sep 27 - Sep 29
89 1937 Sep 30 - Oct 1
90 1937 Oct 1 - Oct 15
91 1937 Oct 18 - Oct 25
92 1937 Oct 26 - Oct 30
93 1937 Nov 19 - 1938 Feb 6
94 1938 Feb 11 - Mar 1
95 1938 Mar 3 - Apr 3
96 1938 Apr 6 - Apr 13
97 1938 Apr 14 - May 22
98 1938 May 30 - Jun 12
99 1938 Jun 19 - Jun 23
100 1938 Jun 24 - Jul 16
101 1938 Jul 16 - Jul 26
102 1938 Jul 27 - Aug 4
103 1938 Aug 4 - Aug 18
104 1938 Aug 18 - Aug 27
105 1938 Aug 30 - Sep 11
106 1938 Sep 12 - Sep 18
107 1938 Sep 18 - Sep 21
108 1938 Sep 22 - Sep 27
109 1938 Sep 27 - Sep
110 1938 Oct 3 - Oct 15
111 1938 Oct 15 - Oct 17
112 1938 Oct 18 - Oct 24
113 1938 Oct 25 - Oct 28
114 1938 Oct 29 - Nov 1
115 1938 Nov 1 - Nov 14
116 1938 Nov 14 - Jan 2
117 1939 Jan 8 - Apr 5
118 1939 Apr 6 - c. Apr
119 1939 May 16 - Jul 16
Box 3
Folder 1 1939 Jun 23 - Jul 7
2 1939 Jul 10 - Jul 31
3 1939 Aug 2
4 1939 Aug 16 - Aug 24
5 1939 Aug 28
6 1939 Aug 26 - Aug 28
7 1939 Aug 29 - Sep 11
8 1939 Sep 13 - Sep 20
9 1939 Sep 20 - Sep 30
10 1939 Oct 8 - Oct 14
11 1939 Oct 1 - Oct 5
12 1939 Oct 17 - Oct
13 1939 Nov 1 - Nov 3
14 1939 Nov 6 - Nov 9
15 1939 Nov 10 - Dec 30
16 c. 1939 - 1940 Feb
17 1940 Feb 19 - Mar 3
18 1940 Mar 3 - Mar 18
19 1940 Mar 20 - Mar 27
20 1940 Mar 28
21 1940 Mar 28 - Mar 30
22 1940 Mar 31 - Apr 10
23 1940 Apr 10 - Apr 13
24 1940 Apr 14 - Apr 20
25 1940 Apr 20 - May 17
26 1940 May 23 - Jun 28
27 1940 Jun 28 - Jul 11
28 1940 Jul 15 - Jul 29
29 1940 Jul 30 - Aug 17
30 1940 Aug 21 - Sep 9
31 1940 Sep 12 - Sep 23
32 1940 Sep 24 - Sep 28
33 1940 Sep 31 - Oct 5
34 1940 Oct 5 - Oct 8
35 1940 Oct 8 - Oct 11
36 1940 Oct 13 - Oct 14
37 1940 Oct 15 - Oct 23
38 1940 Oct 24 - Nov 13
39 1940 Nov 13 - Dec 18
40 1940 Dec 20 - 1941 Jan 24
41 1941 Feb 4 - Mar 31
42 1941 Apr 1 - Apr 7
43 1941 Apr 7 - Apr 10
44 1941 Apr 12 - Apr 15
45 1941 Apr 15 - May 5
46 1941 May 7 - May 10
47 1941 May 11 - Jun 7
48 1941 Jun 8 - Jul 8
49 1941 Jul 12 - Jul 21
50 1941 Jul 22 - Aug 3
51 1941 Aug 3 - Aug 19
52 1941 Aug 20 - Sep 19
53 1941 Sep 19 - Sep 22
54 1941 Sep 22 - Sep 24
55 1941 Sep 27 - Oct 2
56 1941 Oct 4 - Oct 14
57 1941 Oct 14 - c.Oct
58 1941 Nov 3 - Dec 5
59 1941 Dec 8 - c.Dec
60 1942 Jan 3 - Mar 24
61 1942 Apr 1 - Jun 10
62 1942 Jun 12 - Jun 26
63 1942 c.Jun - Jul 28
64 1942 Jul 29 - c.Jul
65 1942 Aug 4 - Aug 18
66 1942 Aug 20 - c.Aug
67 1942 Sep 2 - Sep 28
68 1942 Sep 29 - Nov 1
69 1942 Nov 2 - Nov 21
70 1942 Nov 26 - c.Nov 30
71 1942 Dec 3 - Dec 12
72 1942 Dec 13 - Dec 19
73 1942 Dec 19 - Dec 24
74 1942 Dec - 1943 Jan 10
75 1943 Jan 11 - Jan 16
76 1943 Jan 25 - Mar 8
77 1943 Mar 10 - Apr 18
78 1943 Apr 19 - May 5
79 1943 May 8 - May 13
80 1943 May 15 - Jun 5
81 1943 Jun 5 - Jun 16
82 1943 Jun 17 - Jul 3
83 1943 Jul 6 - c.Jul
84 1943 c.Jul - Aug 10
85 1943 Aug 10 - Aug 25
86 1943 Aug 30 - Sep 11
87 1943 Sep 13 - Sep 29
88 1943 c.Sep - Oct
89 1943 Oct 17 - Nov 11
90 1943 Nov 13 - Dec 24
91 1943 c. - 1944 Jan 28
92 1944 Feb 2 - Mar 2
93 1944 Mar 3
94 1944 Apr 28 - May 2
95 1944 May 6 - Jun 6
96 1944 Jun 6 - Jun 9
97 1944 Jun 10 - c. June
98 1944 Jul 7 - Jul 23
99 1944 Jul 28 - Aug 14
100 1944 Aug 15 - Sep 2
101 1944 Sep 2 - Sep 16
102 1944 Sep 16 - c. Sep
103 1994 Sep - Oct 10
104 1944 Oct 10 - Oct 19
105 1944 Oct 21 - Nov 11
106 1944 Nov 13 - Nov 15
107 1944 Nov 16 - Dec 28
108 1944 Dec 26 - 1945 Jan 31
109 1945 Feb 1 - Mar 27
110 1945 Mar 28 - Jun 6
111 1945 Jun 8 - Jun 26
112 1945 Jun 27
113 1945 Jun 30 - Jul 13
114 1945 Jul 15 - Aug 1
115 1945 Aug 2 - Aug 16
116 1945 Aug 19 - Aug 29
117 1945 Aug 29 - Sep 19
Box 4
Folder 1 1945 Sep 23 - Sep 25
2 1945 Oct 25 - c. Nov
3 1945 Dec 8 - Dec 12
4 1945 Dec 18 - c. 1945
5 c. 1945 - 1946 Jan 24
6 1946 Jan 26 - Feb 22
7 1946 Mar 2 - Mar 25
8 1946 Mar 25 - May 4
9 1946 Apr - Jun 6
10 1946 Jun 6 - Jun 17
11 1946 Jun 19 - c. Jun
12 1946 Jul 1 - Aug 9
13 1946 Aug 12 - Sep 10
14 1946 Sep 12 - Sep 18
15 1946 Sep 20 - Oct 3
16 1946 Oct 4 - Oct 23
17 1946 Oct 24 - Nov 9
18 1946 Nov 12 - Dec 21
19 1946 Dec 30
20 1946 Dec 30 - c. 1946
21 c. 1946 - 1947 Jan 9
22 1947 Jan 12 - Jan 24
23 1947 Jan 24 - Apr 7
24 1947 Apr 9 - Apr 15
25 1947 Apr 17 - May 30
26 1947 Jun 1 - Jul 23
27 1947 c. Jul 1 - Aug 17
28 1947 c. Aug - Sep 30
29 1947 c. Sep - Oct 13
30 1947 Oct 22 - Nov 3
31 1947 Nov 13 - c. 1947
32 1948 Jan 1 - Apr 22
33 1948 Apr 29 - May 23
34 1948 May 28 - Jul 23
35 1948 Jul
36 1948
37 1948
37a 1948: including letters from H.L. Mencken re: Dewey and Truman
38 1949
39 1949
40 1949
41 1949
42 1950 (was in folder labeled "Winfried Beutner")
43 1950
44 1950
45 1950
46 1950
47 1951
48 1951
49 1951
50 1952
51 1952
52 1952
53 1952
Box 5
Folder 1 1953
2 1953
3 1953
4 1954
5 1954
6 1954
7 1955
8 1955
9 1955
10 1955
11 1956
Folio Box A
Folder 1 Letter from Kate to Tia, October 23, 1956
Box 5
Folder 12 1956
13 1956
14 1957
15 1957
16 1958
17 1958
Folio Box A
Folder 1 Letter from Kate to Tia, April 2, 1959
1 Letter from Kate to Tia, July 25, 1959
Box 5
18 1959
19 1959
20 1959
21 1960
Box 6
Folder 1 1960
2 1961
3 1961
4 1962
5 1962
6 1963
7 1963
8 1964
9 1964
10 1965
11 1965
12 1966
13 1966
14 1967
15 1967
16 1968
17 1968
18 1970
19 1970

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Correspondence, 1899-1977, n.d. (II)

Catalog Number: M12.1


Box 6
Folder 20 1971
21 1972
22 1972-1973
Box 7
Folder 1 1972
2 1973
3 1974-1977
4 Correspondence 1923-1938 [electrostatic copies]
5 Letters to Kenneth and Francis Young, 1928-1974 [electrostatic copies]
6 Correspondence between E.C.B. and Col. Clark, 1960-1967 [electrostatic copies]
7 Correspondence between E.C.B. and Col. Clark, 1968-1969 [electrostatic copies]
8 H.B.'s letters, 1919-1925 [electrostatic copies]
9 Correspondence from E.C.B., n.d.
10 Correspondence from E.C.B., n.d.
11 Correspondence from E.C.B., n.d.
12 Correspondence to E.C.B., n.d.
13 Correspondence from Henry Beston, n.d.
14 Correspondence from Henry Beston, n.d.
15 Correspondence to Henry Beston, n.d.
16 Correspondence from Henry Beston, n.d.
17 Correspondence from Henry Beston and E.C.B. to David McCard, n.d.
18 Correspondence to Henry Beston and E.C.B. n.d.
19 Correspondence from Catherine (Kate) Beston, n.d.
20 Correspondence, n.d.
21 Beston children correspondence, 1930's
22 Beston children correspondence, 1940's
23 Beston children correspondence, 1940's
24 Beston children and grandchildren correspondence, 1950-60s
25 Misc. cards

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Biographical and Family Records, 1926-1968, n.d.

Catalog Number: M12.2


Folio Box A
Folder 1 Henry Beston passport, 1915
2 Outermost House, design plans
Volume 1 Henry Beston-The Farm, 1933
Volume 2 Henry Beston-The Farm Diary analog, 1933-35
Volume 3 Henry Beston-diary/notebook, 1938-1941
Volume 4 Henry Beston-Farm Hopes and Notions, 1944-59
Volume 5 Henry Beston-address book, 1951
Volume 6 Henry Beston-account book, 1955-1957
Volume 7 Henry Beston-account book, 1951-1960
Volume 8 Henry Beston-desk calendar and diary, 1956
Box 8
Folder 1 Handwriting character analysis
2 "Sea and Shore Birds and How to Identify Them" by R.H.W. Hodges (belong to H.B.)
3 Notes from the presentation of the Emerson-Thoreau Medal to H.B., 1961
4 National Grange- Degree of Flora, 1948
5 National Grange- Golden Sheaf Certificate and 50 year pin, 1967 and Nobleboro Grange ribbon
6 University of Maine- diploma and citation for LHD, 1958
7 Notebook re 1958 Honorary Degree from University of Maine
8 Passports and travel passes
9 Publishing contracts
10 Financial records: list of investments, 1935 and 1950
11 Financial records: tax return 1951 and investments
12 Financial Records: tax return 1952 and other tax forms
13 Last will and testament-H.B.
14 Fire insurance policy, 1935
15 Various receipts
16 Investments: correspondence and receipts
17 Prescriptions
18 E.C.B.'s account of meeting H.B.
19 Biography of H.B. by Pamela Bomhard, "I Heard of Different Drummer"
20 Letter to Marraine Davidson (friend), enclosed book review
21 Beston stationary
22 Small notebook of H.B. and membership cards
23 Membership cards
24 Misc. postcards, unmailed
25 Wedding invitations
26 Presentation of Bell by H.B. and E.C.B. to Theodore and Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr. (Oct. 12, 1938)
27 Notebook and "The Submarine" by C.H. Bedell
28 Souvenirs from Niagara Falls and two playbills
29 Confederate money
30 Misc. notes and keepsakes
31 Misc. notes
32 Children's report cards
33 Beston children's artwork
34 Beston children's artwork
35 Beston children's artwork
36 Beston children's artwork
37 Beston children's artwork
38 Beston children's artwork
39 Drawings by Kate and Meg Beston
40 Pencil sketches (Kate Beston?), Sept, 1943
41 Writing by Beston children
42 "Columbine's Adventure" by Kate Beston Barnes
43 "George and the Lumber Houses" by Kate Beston Barnes
44 Clippings from "Christian Science Monitor" re Beston House
45 "The Place No One Knew" by Eliot Porter (Sierra Club; mentions H.B. as a contributor)
46 "A New England Reader," ed. by Van Brooks, H.B. is "only writer mentioned twice"
47 "New Bedford Standard Times," Jan. 30, 1933
48 "New Bedford Standard Times Magazine," March 19, 1933
49 H.B. a contributor to "The Progressive," Dec. 25, 1944
50 Book review by H.B. and misc. print
51 Articles and clippings mentioning both H.B. and E.C.B.
52 Clippings relating to Beston family (1)
53 Clippings relating to Beston family (2)
54 Clippings relating to Beston family (3)
55 Clippings relating to Beston family (4)
56 Clippings relating to Beston family (5)
57 Clippings relating to Beston family (6)
58 Clippings relating to Beston family (7)
59 Clippings
60 Clippings
61 Clippings
62 Clippings
63 Clippings and printed material
64 Clippings and printed material
65 Printed material collected by H.B.
66 Misc. printed items re H.B. and his family
67 Misc. printed material
68 Misc. printed material
69 Misc. items re H.B. and E.C.B.-ephemera
70 Propaganda pamphlets from WWII
71 "Truth About Pearl Harbor" by John T. Flynn
72 Press release from US Dept of Agriculture re: wood ticks
73 Map: Open Spaces in Massachusetts; Pamphlet re: Deep Sea Fish
Box 9
Folder 1 Roadmap of Cape Cod
2 Souvenirs from France
3 "La Croix de Carmes" (in French)
4 "The Herbest," publication of the Herb Society of America (1968)
5 Scrapbook material belonging to Kenneth Young (friend of H.B. and E.C.B.) [electrostatic copies]
6 Misc. printed material, excerpts, manuscripts (not by a Beston)
7 Misc. non-Beston clippings
7a Clippings- Beston friends
8 "The Eternal Feminine" by Truesdell Fife, typescript
9 "An Atheist in the Family Closet" by Truesdell Fife, typescript
10 Watercolor by Hope Nash (friend)
11 Printed material by Beston's close friends Misc. items from friends of Beston
12 Addresses of Beston friends
13 Misc. printed material (not by a Beston)
14 Misc. prints and drawings
15 "A Fragile Place" by Robert Wirth, gift of Boe Wirth to E.C.B.
16 "The Physiography and Geology of the Coastal Plain of North Carolina" by W.B. Clark, B.L. Miller, L.W. Stephenson (Part 1)
17 Pocket notebook
22 Notebook with nature notes, H.B.

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Diaries and Scrapbooks, 1900-1968, n.d.

Catalog Number: M12.3


Box 9
Folder 18 General diary II, 23 October 1926
19 General diary D, 1926 September
20 Diary
21 H.B.'s notebook re: 1929 travel in England; German diary; misc. travel document
Volume 1 Scrapbook, 1900-1904
Folio Volume 2 Scrapbook-Herbs and the Earth, 1935
Folio Volume 3 Scrapbook, 1942-1943
Folio Volume 8 Scrapbook, ca. 1945
Volume 4 Scrapbook-Chimney Farm Stories
Volume 5 Scrapbook-Chimney Farm Stories
Folio Volume 7 Scrapbook, 1963-1964
Folio Volume 6 Scrapbook-In memory of Henry Beston (compiled by his wife, Elizabeth Coatsworth Beston), 1968
Box 9
Folder 23 Scrapbook of recipes
24 Notebook of clippings; annotated by H.B. in his writing
25 Scrapbook of misc. items, annotated by H.B.
26 Scrapbook, clippings of "Chimney Farm Stories"

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Writings, [ca. 1919-1970]

Catalog Number: M12.4


Volume 1 Henry Beston-"Table Talk," notebook
Box 10
Folder 1 Watercolor of Fo'castle, by H. Beston
2 Note from E.C.B. describes 3 notebooks "on ponds, fields and botany of the Capes." Notebooks are in H.B.'s writing
3 34 pp of handwritten ms.
4 Reviews of "Full Speed Ahead"
5 "Wind and Cloud"
6 "The Spear in the Furrow"
7 "The World of the Great Dunes"
8 New York Times Book Review re: "American Memory"
9 "Fairy Tales"
10 Notes and manuscripts of "Fairy Tales"
11 From folder labeled "Twelve Strange Tales"
12 "3 Stories"
13 "The Two Millers"
14 Review of J.S. Crane's manuscript about the Dresden air raid
15 Handwritten manuscript (after several strokes) by H.B. of Arthur Griffin's "New England," page 54
16 "Sound and Life", manuscripts for The Contributor's Club, "Atlantic Monthly," January 1933 by H.B.
17 "Soliloquy on a Moment of History" for "Human Events," by H.B.
18 "Island Farewell: In Loving Memory of Miss Hazel Young of Matinicus," by H.B.
19 Fragments "to be developed" by H.B.
20 Misc. handwritten fragments (1/2)
21 Kraft paper separated from July 4, 1916 communiqué (2/2)
22 Manuscript fragments
23 Original manuscripts: written for H.B.'s acceptance speech for the Emerson-Thoreau Medal, E.C.B.'s handwriting
24 Typescript of H.B.'s acceptance speech for Emerson-Thoreau Medal
25 H.B.'s journal of articles in "The Progressive"
26 "A Glimpse of the Indian Past" by H.B.
27 Typescript from C.S.T. about H.B.
28 Misc. manuscripts by H.B.
29 Publishing contract for "The St. Lawrence"
30 "The St. Lawrence," misc. notes and pages, manuscripts
31 Notes for "The St. Lawrence"
32 "The St. Lawrence," cataract
33 "The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 1, first draft
34 "The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 1
35 "The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 1, typescript
36 "The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 2, manuscript
37 "The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 2, typescript
38 "The St. Lawrence," Chapter 1, manuscript
39 "The St. Lawrence," Chapter 3, manuscript
40 "The St. Lawrence," Chapter 6, manuscript
41 "The St. Lawrence," Chapter 7, manuscript
42 "The St. Lawrence," Chapter 8, first draft (page number is odd)
43 "The St. Lawrence," Chapter 8 "Sunday on the River" (later Chapter 9); Chapter 9 "A Pause to the Current" (later Chapter 10); Chapter 10 "Episode on the Cote Nord" (later Chapter 11)
44 "The St. Lawrence," Chapter 12
45 "The St. Lawrence," Chapter 12 (later 13), Chapter 13 (later 14)
46 "The St. Lawrence," Chapter 14
47 "The St. Lawrence," illustrations
48 "The St. Lawrence," "Possible Source Material," annotated by E.C.B.
49 "The St. Lawrence," photos, postcards
50 Correspondence re: "The St. Lawrence"
51 Letter and review re: "The St. Lawrence"
52 Reviews of "The St. Lawrence"
53 "The St. Lawrence," clippings and reviews
Box 11
Folder 1 "Especially Maine," Front Matter, typescript
2 "Especially Maine," Section I: South of Maine, typescript
3 "Especially Maine," Section II, typescript
4 "Especially Maine," Section II: Northern Farm, typescript
5 "Especially Maine," Section II: Northern Farm: Spring, typescript
6 "Especially Maine," Section II: Northern Farm: Summer, typescript
7 "Especially Maine," Section II: Northern Farm: Autumn, typescript
8 "Especially Maine," Section II, typescript
9 "Especially Maine," Section III: North of Maine, typescript
10 "Especially Maine," galleys with corrections
11 "Especially Maine," galleys
12 "Especially Maine," galleys
13 "Especially Maine," correspondence and draft by E.C.B.
14 Announcements of "The Outermost House" publication
15 Chapters printed from "The Outermost House": "The Heading Wave" and "An Isla Stroll in Spring"
16 Quotations from "The Outermost House" as used in Lesson Four of Marry Oceanic Institute's Intro. to Oceanography.
17 Quotations from "The Outermost House"
18 Quotations from "The Outermost House"
19 Tape of sounds at "The Outermost House" (located in AV/Photo box, see series M12.6)
20 "The Outermost House," decorative plaque
21 Paper re: Illustrations from "The Outermost House"
22 "The Outermost House," drawings and pictures
23 "The Outermost House," postcards by Nan L. Waldron (2 sets, 1 autographed)
24 Fo'castle
25 "The Outermost House," plans for the Fo' castle
26 "The Outermost House," plans for the Fo' castle, specifications
27 Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"
28 Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"
29 Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"
30 Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"
31 Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"
32 Clippings and Letters re: "The Outermost House"
33 Geographical, clippings, 1964 "Canonization" (dedication of the outermost house as a historical site)
34 "The Outermost House," reviews
35 "The Outermost House," Chronology of Chapters, handwritten by H.B.
36 "The Outermost House," clippings and printed material mentioning "The Outermost House"
37 "The Outermost House," clippings and printed material mentioning "The Outermost House"
Box 12
Folder 1 Clippings and Reviews of "The Outermost House"
2 "The Outermost House," clippings and printed material
3 Clippings re: "The Outermost House"
4 "The Alewives are Running," typescript
5 "Northern Farm," misc. notes and fragments
6 "Northern Farm," misc. notes and fragments
7 "Northern Farm," Original drawing by Thomas MacDonald (ch.28, p.153)
8 "Northern Farm," pamphlet describing "Human Events" in which "Northern Farm" appeared serially
9 H.B.'s Country Chronicle, articles not published in "Northern Farm"
10 "Northern Farm," clippings
11 "Northern Farm," Reviews
12 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "Aileel and Ailinda," revised version from "The Starlight Wonder Book."
13 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "The Shepherd and the Clouds," revised pp. from "The Firelight Fairy Book."
14 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "The Last Half Hour," revised pp. from "The Firelight Fairy Book."
15 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "The Brave Genadien," revised pp. from "The Starlight Wonder Book."
16 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "The City of the Winter Sleep," revisions from "The Starlight Wonder Book."
17 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "Mr. Snowman."
18 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales," French Translation, typescript (p.1-96).
19 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales," French Translation, typescript (p.94-184).
20 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales," French Translation, typescript (p.185-264).
21 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales"
22 "The Seller of Dreams" (from "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales"), dramatization.
23 "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales," clippings and reviews.
24 "The Starlight Wonder Book:" "La Demi Heure Perdue."
25 "Firelight Fairy Book" and "The Starlight Wonder Books," clippings and reviews.
26 "The Firelight Fairy Book," reviews, advertising, notices.
27 "The Starlight Wonder Book," clippings, reviews, notices.
28 "Chimney Farm Stories," printed in the Christian Science Monitor.
29 "Chimney Farm Bedtime Stories," clippings
30 "Chimney Farm Stories"
31 Stories told by H.B. to his children, recorded by E.C.B.
32 Stories told by H.B. to his children, recorded by E.C.B., published in C.S. Monitor "Chimney Farm Stories."
33 Stories told by H.B. to his children, recorded by E.C.B., published in C.S. Monitor "Chimney Farm Stories."
34 Stories told by H.B. to his children, recorded by E.C.B., published in C.S. Monitor "Chimney Farm Stories."
35 "Herbs and the Earth," source material
36 Notes and Letters for "Herbs and the Earth."
37 "Herbs and the Earth," misc. notes
38 "Herbs and the Earth," order blanks with note in H.B.'s writing.
39 "Herbs and the Earth," quotations
40 "Herbs and the Earth," clippings mentioning.
41 "Herbs and the Earth," reviews
42 "White Pine and Blue Water," clippings and reviews.
43 "White Pine and Blue Water," Preface, Introduction and biographical and literary notes.
44 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), description by E.C.B.
45 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 1, typescript.
46 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 2, typescript.
47 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 3, typescript.
48 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 4, typescript.
49 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 5, typescript.
50 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 6, typescript.
51 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 7, typescript.
52 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 8, typescript.
53 "The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 9, typescript.
54 Correspondence re: photos by Cleaves
Box 13
Folder 1 "Possible New Fairy Tales," unpublished
2 "The Princess with the Long Nose," printed ephemera.
3 "Marsh Country"
4 Misc. printed ephemera, re: lesser known works of H.B.
5 Printed ephemera, review of J. Ducharme's "The Shadow of the Trees" (NY Times May 2, 1943).
6 Printed ephemera (clippings, detached pages, etc.) of articles written by H.B.
7 Printed ephemera, booklets written by H.B. and magazines containing articles written by H.B.
8 1953 Maine Calendar containing quotations from many of H.B.'s works and leaf from 1966 Maine calendar with quotations from H.B.
9 Pertaining to Beston book illustrators
10 Postcards with H.B.'s notes
11 Lecture by H.B. on Thoreau
12 Lectures, Bangor, Jan 31- Feb 2, 1950
13 Lectures by H.B.
14 Notes by H.B.
15 Lectures, Bangor, Jan 31, 1950 I
16 Lectures, Bangor, Feb 1, 1950 II
17 Lectures, Feb 1, 1950 III
18 Lectures, Bangor, Feb 2, 1950 IV
19 Schedule for Career Day at Lincoln Academy, 1948; H.B. spoke there.
20 Lectures, Orono
21 Lectures, Orono
22 Lectures, Orono
23 Lectures, Orono
24 Misc. items re: H.B.'s lectures and exam based on H.B. quotation.
25 Lectures, "The Naturalist Concept of War"
26 Clippings mentioning H.B. and E.C.B. marriage, bulletin from Audubon Society Ephemera
28 Clippings (Nissen Donation)
29 "The Volunteer Poilu," Press clippings, adds etc. (Nissen Donation) 1/2
31 "Mermaid Lake," 1940 (Nissen Donation), 2/2
32 "The Cowboy and His Diversions" (Nissen Donation)
33 "Breaking in a Tenderfoot:" (Nissen Donation) re: The yellow cat
35 Favorite Things, annotated by E.C.B.
36 E.C.B.'s work, clippings and reviews
37 Illustrations from "Sword of the Wilderness," by E.C.B.
38 "Bod Bodden and the Good Ship Rover," by E.C.B.
39 "The Gate of the Renegade" by E.C.B.
40 "Five Bushel Farm" by E.C.B.
41 "The Poetry of Amy Lowell" by E.C.B., unfinished
42 Misc. writing by E.C.B.
43 Article written about E.C.B., 1983
44 Lecture notes on European history by E.C.B.

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Photographs, 1964, n.d.

Catalog Number: M12.5


Box 14
Folder 1 Animals.
Box 16
Enve. 65-69 Beach and ocean images.
Box 14
Folder 2 Beston children and family.
3 Chimney Farms.
4 Glass negatives; prints.
5 H.B. and E.C.B.'s works [photographs and slides concerning].
6-7 Henry Beston.
8 Home in Shipcate, MA.
9 Miscellaneous.
10-11 Non-Beston people (including family and
12 friends).
13 "Outermost House, The."
Box 16
Enve. 70-76 "Outermost House, The" [relating images].
Box 14
Folder 14 "Outermost House, The" [the original], taken by W.A. Bradford.
15 Outermost House/Fo'Castle.
16 Outermost House dedication, 1964 Oct 11.
17 Parson Capen House.
Box 16
Enve. 61-64 People [including Bestons].
Box 14
Folder 18 Places.
19 Ships and sailors.
20 World War I [?].

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Recordings, 1976, n.d.

Catalog Number: M12.6


Box 15
Folder 1 Col. E. Clark's program on H.B. (1976) and other recordings (reel to reel master and CD transfer)
2 Recordings of interviews with H.B. (reel to reel master and CD transfer)
3 Tape of sounds from the outermost house (reel to reel master and CD transfer)
4 Tape re: H.B. (by friends) (reel to reel master and CD transfer)

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