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Neal Dow Papers, 1852-1887 (bulk 1852-1859).


0.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number: M50

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Agency History / Biographical Note:
Neal Dow, Union Brigadier General and Mayor of Portland, Maine (1851-1858), is best remembered as a temperance reformer and father of the 1851 "Maine Law". He was, throughout his life, deeply involved in temperance organizations and became the Prohibition Party's presidential candidate in 1880.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists almost entirely of letters, 1852-1887, concerning temperance. Most are from Dow to E.W. Jackson, although there are a few others as well. Jackson was a minister, temperance activist and, later, agent of the Maine Temperance Society.

Cite as: Neal Dow Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.
Access Restrictions: None.

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