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Stetson Collection on Wiscasset Shipping Families, 1751-1930, n.d.

Maritime Records, 1794-1906, n.d.
0.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M171.1

Series Description:
Correspondence, printed ephemera, French spoliation claims, and ship's logs. Includes documents about the 18th- and early 19th-century voyages of the Betsey, the Nabby, and the Walter, and the late 19th- and early 20th-century voyages of the George Stetson and the Apollo. French spoliation claims materials include background information on claims, family genealogy of the Foote, Wood, Page, and Stearns families, legal documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: None.


Wiscasset Families Materials, 1751-1930, n.d.
0.75 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M171.2

Series Description:
Correspondence, financial records, and other documents, mostly from the Foote and Wood families and Moses Carleton. Foote family materials include Erastus Foote's appointments as collector of customs for the District of Wiscasset (signed by Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson), and appointments as attorney general of the State of Maine. Also included are Erastus Foote, Jr.'s compositions and diaries from his time as a Bowdoin student in the 1840s. Additional materials concern the Foote family connection with Lime Island and the Waldo Coal, Iron, Marble and Lime Mining and Manufacturing Company, Wiscasset, Maine (incorporated in 1835).

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: None.


Miscellaneous Materials, 1777-1929, n.d.
0.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M171.3

Series Description:
Printed material concerning Wiscasset's early history as well as programs, lecture announcements, poems, and articles. Also included are various documents, and handwritten notes and financial accounts.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: None.


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