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Dole Family Papers M047

Title:
Dole Family papers
Creator:
Dole family
ID:
M047
Date [inclusive]:
1804-1848
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Family correspondence (1815-1848 and undated) between the Doles of Hallowell, Maine, and the Balches of Newburyport, Mass; also includes Bowdoin College material.
Preferred Citation:

Dole Family Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Ebenezer Dole, Jr., a philosophical writer and poet, was born ca. 1815 in Hallowell, Maine, to Ebenezer, a merchant, and Hannah Balch Dole. Dole, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Peucinian Society, was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1835 and served as principal of Hebron Academy from 1835-1836. He studied for the ministry at Bangor Theological Seminary, but after being graduated from there in 1839, he was known to have preached only one sermon before deciding not to pursue the calling any further. Due to ill health, he retired to his father's home in Hallowell, where he died on June 7, 1846.

Family correspondence (1815-1848 and undated) between the Doles of Hallowell, Maine, and the Balches of Newburyport, Mass., most of which is addressed to Mrs. Hannah Dole, and also including letters and themes written by Ebenezer, Jr., while attending Bowdoin.

Chronological and Alphabetical Lists

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence: 1815-1816

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence: 1821-1823

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence: 1824

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence: 1825-1826

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence: 1827

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence: 1828-1831

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence: 1832, March-May

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence: 1832, June-December

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence: 1833-1834

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence: 1835, February-March

Box 1 Folder 11

Correspondence: 1835, April-July

Box 1 Folder 12

Correspondence: 1835, August-October

Box 1 Folder 13

Correspondence: 1836

Box 1 Folder 14

Correspondence: 1837

Box 2 Folder 1

Correspondence: 1838

Box 2 Folder 2

Correspondence: 1839, February-July

Box 2 Folder 3

Correspondence: 1839, August-December

Box 2 Folder 4

Correspondence: 1840

Box 2 Folder 5

Correspondence: 1841

Box 2 Folder 6

Correspondence: 1842-1843

Box 2 Folder 7

Correspondence: 1844

Box 2 Folder 8

Correspondence: 1845

Box 2 Folder 9

Correspondence: 1846

Box 2 Folder 10

Correspondence: 1848

Box 2 Folder 11

Correspondence: n.d.

Box 2 Folder 12

Correspondence: n.d.

Box 2 Folder 13

Ebenezer Dole, Jr- College Themes (A)

Box 2 Folder 14

Ebenezer Dole, Jr- College Themes (B)

Box 2 Folder 15

Ebenezer Dole, Jr- College Themes (C)

Box 2 Folder 16

Ebenezer Dole, Jr- College Themes (D)

Box 2 Folder 17

Miscellaneous Documents

Box 2 Folder 18
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