Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Dole family
Title
Dole Family papers
ID
M047
Date [inclusive]
1804-1848
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Language
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.


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content

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.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

Chronological and Alphabetical Lists 

    1 2

    Correspondence: 1815-1816 

      1 3

      Correspondence: 1821-1823 

        1 4

        Correspondence: 1824 

          1 5

          Correspondence: 1825-1826 

            1 6

            Correspondence: 1827 

              1 7

              Correspondence: 1828-1831 

                1 8

                Correspondence: 1832, March-May 

                  1 9

                  Correspondence: 1832, June-December 

                    1 10

                    Correspondence: 1833-1834 

                      1 11

                      Correspondence: 1835, February-March 

                        1 12

                        Correspondence: 1835, April-July 

                          1 13

                          Correspondence: 1835, August-October 

                            1 14

                            Correspondence: 1836 

                              2 1

                              Correspondence: 1837 

                                2 2

                                Correspondence: 1838 

                                  2 3

                                  Correspondence: 1839, February-July 

                                    2 4

                                    Correspondence: 1839, August-December 

                                      2 5

                                      Correspondence: 1840 

                                        2 6

                                        Correspondence: 1841 

                                          2 7

                                          Correspondence: 1842-1843 

                                            2 8

                                            Correspondence: 1844 

                                              2 9

                                              Correspondence: 1845 

                                                2 10

                                                Correspondence: 1846 

                                                  2 11

                                                  Correspondence: 1848 

                                                    2 12

                                                    Correspondence: n.d. 

                                                      2 13

                                                      Correspondence: n.d. 

                                                        2 14

                                                        Ebenezer Dole, Jr- College Themes (A) 

                                                          2 15

                                                          Ebenezer Dole, Jr- College Themes (B) 

                                                            2 16

                                                            Ebenezer Dole, Jr- College Themes (C) 

                                                              2 17

                                                              Ebenezer Dole, Jr- College Themes (D) 

                                                                2 18

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