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Dole Family Papers, 1804-1848


0.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number: M47

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Agency History / Biographical Note:
Ebenezer Dole, Jr., a philosophical writer and poet, was born ca. 1815 in Hallowell, Maine, to Ebenezer, a merchant, and Hannah Balch Dole. Dole, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Peucinian Society, was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1835 and served as principal of Hebron Academy from 1835-1836. He studied for the ministry at Bangor Theological Seminary, but after being graduated from there in 1839, he was known to have preached only one sermon before deciding not to pursue the calling any further. Due to ill health, he retired to his father's home in Hallowell, where he died on June 7, 1846.

Scope and Content:
Family correspondence (1815-1848 and undated) between the Doles of Hallowell, Maine, and the Balches of Newburyport, Mass., most of which is addressed to Mrs. Hannah Dole, and also including letters and themes written by Ebenezer, Jr., while attending Bowdoin.

Cite as: Dole Family Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Access Restrictions: None.

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