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Charles Lorenzo Clarke Papers, 1780-1987, n.d., (bulk 1870-1942)

Correspondence, 1874-1964, n.d.
0.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M32.1

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Series Description:
This series contains correspondence from and to Charles L. Clarke as well as to other family members. Other correspondents include his third wife, Edna T. Clarke; his aunt, Mary Bragg; his son, Charles L. Clarke, Jr.; and several cousins. Further correspondence, especially from his second wife, Henrietta Willatowski, can be found in the Scrapbooks series (M32.8).
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Documents, 1870-1942, n.d.
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M32.2

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Series Description:
This series contains wills, bills of sale, certificates of membership to various clubs and societies, financial records, leases, baptismal certificates, deeds, and other family documents.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Images, 1893-1937, n.d.
0.75 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M32.3

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Series Description:
This series contains primarily photographs, many of Clarke family members. Additionally, there are albums featuring photographs of Japanese engineers and their families and picture postcards of the town of Errol, New Hampshire. Also included are several maps, and drawings and plans done by Charles L. Clarke and Charles L. Clarke, Jr. More Clarke family photographs and pencil drawings can be found in the Scrapbooks series (M32.8).
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Writings, 1914-1937, n.d.
1.0 linear foot.
Catalog Number: M32.4

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Series Description:
This series contains a final draft of Charles L. Clarke's book, "Diagonal Functions and their Operation," as well as articles, various notes, some biographical information, and a grouping of journal articles by Clarke.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Memorabilia, 1780-1987, n.d.
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M32.5

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Series Description:
This series contains flyers, programs, business cards, greeting cards, class reunion information, and other ephemera. There is also currency, including Confederate and colonial bills.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Clippings, 1886-1956, n.d.
0.75 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M32.6

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Series Description:
Most of these clippings concern honors and celebrations for Thomas Edison. There are also several front-page articles regarding the 1938 hurricane. Some additional clippings can be found in the Scrapbooks series (M32.8).
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
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Printed Material, 1880-1960, n.d.
1.0 linear foot.
Catalog Number: M32.7

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Series Description:
This series contains magazines, pamphlets, bulletins, brochures, a few books, and other published information. Many of the publications are General Electric Company publicity newsletters and pamphlets. There are also numerous articles, both scientific and popular, relating to electricity and invention.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Scrapbooks, 1868-1941, n.d.
7 volumes
Catalog Number: M32.8

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Series Description:
These scrapbooks feature materials from Clarke's time and Portland High School and Bowdoin College; his employment at the Pearl Street station; photographs; clippings; and family letters. Later volumes (v.5-7) contain notes probably written by Edna Thurston Clarke, Clarke's third wife.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by title of volume.
General Note:
Finding Aid/Index: Restrictions:None.


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