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Upton Family Papers, 1750-1894



0.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number: M179

Agency History / Biographical Note:
The Upton family consisted of Samuel Upton (1784-1842), merchant in Castine and Belfast, Me., and Boston, Mass.; Rebecca A. Upton (1779-1859), his wife and author of Home Studies, a housekeeping book first published 1856; and their children and grandchildren.

Samuel and Rebecca's daughter and son, Rebecca P. Upton Allyn (d. ca.1894) and Charles Horace Upton (1812-1877) predominate in the second generation. Rebecca was the wife of Rufus B. Allyn (1793-1857), a prominent lawyer in Belfast, Me. Charles was graduated from Bowdoin in 1834 and became a journalist in Fairfax County, Virginia (1835-63), a member of Congress (1861-62), and was appointed U.S. Consul in Geneva, Switzerland (1863-77) by President Lincoln.

Scope and Content:
Correspondence (1809-94, n.d.); documents, especially copies of wills (1750-1883); clippings, especially obituaries; notes; and genealogical material relating to this Castine and Belfast, Maine, family. Almost all letters are between members of the Upton, Allyn and related families.

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

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