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John C. Parker Papers 1817-1950, n.d.


Correspondence, 1822-1939, n.d.
0.7 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M143.1

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Series Description:
The correspondence is primarily to or from John C. Parker, Clement Parker (grandfather), John S. Parker (father) and Miriam Wood Parker (mother), and dates from 1822 to 1939. It includes many of John C.'s letters home during his days at Bowdoin (early 1880s). Correspondence concerning the Labrador Expedition in 1891 can be found in series M143.2.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Labrador Expedition, 1891
4 folders and 2 volumes
Catalog Number: M143.2

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Series Description:
This series includes newspaper clippings reporting the progress of the expedition, and correspondence (1891) primarily between John C. Parker (the expedition's surgeon) and his parents. Also included is Parker's journal and diary from the expedition, a poem about the people aboard the "Julia A. Decker" that was read at their Fourth of July festivities, and a theatre program from a play that the group attended in Halifax.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Journals and Diaries, 1817-1904
4 folders
Catalog Number: M143.3

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Series Description:
This series includes several diaries of John C. Parker (1901-1904), an autograph book from his Bowdoin days, a journal from the 1820s, an account of a family excursion to Connecticut in 1865, and the notebook of Miriam Wood (1817).
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Legal, Financial and Military Records, 1820-1926, n.d.
0.2 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M143.4

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Series Description:
This series contains records concerning wills and deeds; military papers of Clement Parker (John C.'s grandfather), John S. Parker and John C. Parker; Lebanon town records, including tax assessments, and other miscellaneous documents and certificates.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Family Papers, 1816-1931, n.d.
0.4 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M143.5

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Series Description:
This series contains family materials including documents concerning Parker's education and his career in education (elementary, secondary, Bowdoin College, and the Medical School of Maine); funerary materials; Parker family genealogy; Rev. Clement Parker's missionary assignments; and miscellaneous announcements, certificates and newspaper clippings.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Finding aid avaliable online; folder level control. Restrictions:None.


Images, 1872, n.d.
0.4 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M143.6

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Series Description:
This series contains photographs of John C. Parker and family.
Arrangement:Alphabetically by size.
Restrictions:None.


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