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William Farrar papers (M058)

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Title:
William Farrar papers
Creator:
Farrar, William Haskell
ID:
M058
Date [inclusive]:
1918-1966
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Correspondence to and from William Farrar over the course of his life post graduation from Bowdoin College in 1914.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: William Farrar Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collection and Archives, Bowdoin College Library Brunswick, Maine.

William Haskell Farrar was born in Belfast, Maine in 1888. After attending Morse High School in Bath, Farrar graduated from Bowdoin in the Class of 1914 and served for the next three years as Assistant to the Treasurer of the College. In 1917, Farrar became Assistant Cashier of the First National Bank of Brunswick in 1917, was later promoted to Cashier in 1932, and then elected President of the bank in 1956. He later became Senior Vice President through the merging of the Brunswick and Portland Bank locations. He retired in 1962 after a 45 year career with the bank. Farrar was elected Secretary of The President and Trustees of Bowdoin College in 1944 served the college for 20 years as Secretary of The President and Trustees of Bowdoin College. In 1964 he was elected an Overseer Emeritus. Farrar was a noted civil leader. Farrar was the only charter member of the Brunswick Rotary Club. He worked as Trustee and Treasurer of Brunswick Sewer District, and as a Treasurer of the Brunswick-Topsham Chest. He also served as Treasurer of the Maine Cancer Society, the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, and of the Brunswick Development Company. Worked as the Secretary of the Maine Senior Golf Association, President of the Cumberland Seed Potato Company and Director of the Richmond (Maine) Water Works. William Haskell Farrar passed away in Brunswick, Maine in 1970.

Correspondence to and from William Farrar over the course of his life post graduation from Bowdoin College in 1914. Topics include the first World War, the Class of 1914’s 50th reunion, and the addition of Ruth Thompson to the class of 1914, as an honorary member. Also included in the collection are printed ephemera relating to the Class of 1914..

Series Description:

The William Farrar Papers Correspondence series M58.1 contains correspondence to and from William Farrar over the course of his life after Bowdoin dated 1918-1966.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Correspondence, 1918-1930 Nov 18.

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1930 Nov 23-1948 Feb 19.

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, 1950 Mar 25-1950 Jun 4.

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, 1964 Jul 2-1965 Mar 16.

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, 1965 Mar 20-1966 Jan 23.

Box 1 Folder 5

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

The M58.2 William Farrar Papers: Other Materials series contains College post-graduation surveys, general news about William Farrar's life, and other mixed materials.

Post-graduation surveys and news

Box 1 Folder 6

Class of 1914 news and mixed materials

Box 1 Folder 7
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