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Harpswell (including Orr's and Bailey Islands)

Tam-A-Rack Camp (Orr's Island) brochure, 1934

Tam-A-Rack Camp (Orr's Island) brochure, 1934

Letters, Documents, Deeds, and Other Manuscript Material

  • Charles Vaughan Family Papers, 1683-1908 (bulk 1773-1861)
  • Elisha Eaton, Harpswell, Maine, and Boston, Mass., carpenter’s day books, 1756-1774 (M194, box 2, folder Eaton)
  • Harpswell Congregational Church records 1764-1821, original copy, and correspondence concerning church, 2 folders (M194.2, box 3, Harpswell)
  • Whig Town Committee of Gray, Me. letter, Sept. 4, 1844, sent to the Harpswell Whigs, 1 folder (M194.2, box 8, Whig)
  • J. P. Tebbetts’ daybook for store at Cundies Harbor, Harpswell, Me., 1851-1852, 1 vol. (M194 .T432 J6 Folio)
  • Kate Furbish Collection, 1870-1908
  • Kellogg Family Collection, 1780-1914 (M100.7, 100.9, and 100.10, box 5)
  • Bailey Island scrapbook (M194 .C769)
  • Curtis Family of Maine Genealogy
  • Ralph Owen Brewster Papers, 1909-1962
  • Robert Peter Tristram Coffin Collection, bulk 1910-1955
    • Captain Abby and Captain John – draft, proofs, notes, diaries, promotional material, reviews (M37.3, boxes 74-75)
    • Kennebec: Cradle of Americans – drafts, proofs, promotional material, reviews (M37.3, boxes 90-94)
    • Maine Ballads – proofs, reviews (M37.3, box 100)
    • Saltwater Farm – proofs, reviews (M37.3, box 118)
    • Yankee Coast – draft, proofs, reviews (M37.3, box 127, folders 10-12; boxes 128-129)
  • Lawrence Sargent Hall Papers, 1938-1993:
    • "On the Bicentennial of the Town of Harpswell, Maine, 1958" - final version, drafts, and correspondence (M82.1.2, box 4, folder 6, Poems)
    • “Beauty and the Beast: The Beautification Bushwhack” – correspondence, documents, state bills and reports, notes, newsclippings and articles building a case against the Maine State Highway Commission’s proposed highway beautification plan, called the Shellfish Trail, for Rte. 24, Orr’s Island, Harpswell (M82.2.2, boxes 21-22)
    • “Beauty and the Beast …” – audio tape of the proceedings at the Maine State Highway Commission’s Shellfish Trail hearing, May 26, 1966 (M82.6, box 31, item 10)
  • George J. Mitchell Papers, 1948-
  • Merrymeeting Audubon Society Records, 1969-1972

Photographs

Printed Material

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