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Samuel Silsbee correspondence (M317)

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Title:
Samuel Silsbee correspondence
Creator:
Silsbee, Samuel, 1817-1842
ID:
M317
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1834-1844
Date [inclusive]:
1811-1844 (bulk 1834-1844)
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
59 letters concerning student life at Bowdoin, Silsbee's religious convictions, his teaching appointments, and family life in Maine.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Source of Acquisition:

Gift; 2014

Samuel Silsbee (1817-1842) was born in Alfred, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1837. He studied theology at the Oberlin Institute, Ohio and at the Bangor Theological Seminary, Maine. A member of the First Baptist Church in Bangor, Silsbee appeared before the Baptist Missionary Board and was initially accepted to work in the field. He never became a missionary, however, due to the Boards' concerns about Silsbee's "sceptical opinions". Silsbee was a school teacher, first in East Machias, Maine, then in Calais, Maine. He married Mary Harmon in 1841 and died the next year, aged twenty-five, in Jackson, Maine.

59 letters dated 1811-1844 (bulk 1834-1844). Primarily family correspondence to and from Samuel Silsbee (Bowdoin 1837) concerning student life at Bowdoin, Silsbee's religious convictions, his teaching appointments, and family life in Maine.

Arranged chronologically.

A precis of each letter was supplied by the collection donor and is included in the container list.

Matthew Fisher to Mary Fisher, 1811 May 6

Box 1 Folder 1

Matthew Fisher to Mrs. Mary Harmond, 1815 Sep 9

Box 1 Folder 2

B. Johnson to Samuel Silsbee [?], 1825 Apr 10

Box 1 Folder 3

G.S. Smith to Mary Harmon, 1831 Jun 20

Box 1 Folder 4

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1834 Nov 6

Box 1 Folder 5

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1835 Oct 14

Box 1 Folder 6

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1835 Dec 9

Box 1 Folder 7

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1836 Mar 20

Box 1 Folder 8

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1836 May 4

Box 1 Folder 9

S. Silsbee to Mr. Benjamin Silsbee, 1836 Sept 1

Box 1 Folder 10

S. Silsbee to Miss Mary Ann Johnson, 1837 Jan 28

Box 1 Folder 11

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1837 Apr 23

Box 1 Folder 12

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1837 Jun 5

Box 1 Folder 13

Cyrus Hamlin to S. Silsbee, 1837 Jul 8

Box 1 Folder 14

Geo. F. Talbot to S. Silsbee, 1837 Aug 8

Box 1 Folder 15

S. Silsbee to Geo F. Talbot, 1837 Sep 28

Box 1 Folder 16

Geo. F. Talbot to S. Silsbee, 1837 Oct 26

Box 1 Folder 17

S. Silsbee to Geo F. Talbot, 1837 Dec 23

Box 1 Folder 18

S. Johnson to S. Silsbee, 1838 Dec 19

Box 1 Folder 19

J. Birney to S. Silsbee, 1839 Jan 12

Box 1 Folder 20

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1839 May 25

Box 1 Folder 21

Susan Thomas to S. Silsbee, 1839 Jun 22

Box 1 Folder 22

A. Bennet to S. Silsbee, 1839 Sep 5

Box 1 Folder 23

S. Silsbee to Miss Mary Ann Johnson, 1839 Dec 16

Box 1 Folder 24

F. Prescott to S. Silsbee, 1840 Jul 16

Box 1 Folder 25

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1841 May 4

Box 1 Folder 26

Eliza Mason to S. Silsbee, 1841 May 24

Box 1 Folder 27

S. Silsbee to Mrs. Mary Ann Mason, 1841 Aug 2

Box 1 Folder 28

J. W. Mason to S. Silsbee, 1841 Aug 9

Box 1 Folder 29

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1841 Sep 23

Box 1 Folder 30

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1841 Oct 13

Box 1 Folder 31

Wm. Raymond to S. Silsbee, 1841 Nov 1

Box 1 Folder 32

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1841 Nov 17

Box 1 Folder 33

S. Silsbee to Benjamin Silsbee, 1841 Nov 27

Box 1 Folder 34

Mary Harmon to Samuel Harmon, 1841 Dec 1

Box 1 Folder 35

S. Silsbee to his mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1841 Dec 15

Box 1 Folder 36

S. Silsbee to Thomas J. and Laura Stone, 1841 Dec 31

Box 1 Folder 37

Mary Silsbee to Mr. Samuel Harmon, 1842 Feb 8

Box 1 Folder 38

S. & M. Silsbee to their mother Mrs. Hannah Silsbee, 1842 Apr 18

Box 1 Folder 39

S. Silsbee to Thomas J. and Laura Stone, 1842 Apr 20

Box 1 Folder 40

S. & M. Silsbee to Samuel & Ezra Johnson & Abbott, 1842 May 10

Box 1 Folder 41

S. Silsbee to Mary Silsbee, 1842 May 29

Box 1 Folder 42

S. Silsbee to Allen Tupper, 1842 May 29

Box 1 Folder 43

Mary Silsbee to Benjamin, Mary and Hannah Silsbee, 1842 Jul 9

Box 1 Folder 44

M. Silsbee to Mr. Samuel Harmon, 1842 Jul 1

Box 1 Folder 45

S. Silsbee to Benjamin Silsbee, 1842 Jul 16

Box 1 Folder 46

S. & M. Silsbee to Mr. Samuel Johnson, 1842 Sep 8

Box 1 Folder 47

S. & M. Silsbee to Mr. Samuel Johnson, 1842 Sep 15

Box 1 Folder 48

M. Silsbee to Mrs. Eunice Pope, 1842 Sep 29

Box 1 Folder 49

M. Silsbee to Mary and Hannah Silsbee, 1842 Oct 15

Box 1 Folder 50

M. Silsbee to Mr. Samuel Harmon, 1842 Oct 22

Box 1 Folder 51

B. Johnson & M. Silsbee to Mr. Samuel Johnson, 1842 Nov 7

Box 1 Folder 52

Mrs. Mardin to S. Silsbee, 1842 Nov 18

Box 1 Folder 53

A. Girdler to M. Silsbee, 1842 Nov 24

Box 1 Folder 54

Mr. Peck to M. Silsbee, 1842 Dec 12

Box 1 Folder 55

Francis Prescott to M. Silsbee, 1843 Feb 25

Box 1 Folder 56

Samuel Johnson to Mrs. Mary Silsbee, 1843 Oct 12

Box 1 Folder 57

Samuel Harmon & Erastus Johnson to M. Silsbee, 1843 Dec 10

Box 1 Folder 58

Albert Paine to Mrs. Mary Silsbee, 1844 Apr 4

Box 1 Folder 59

Biographical Information, undated

Box 1 Folder 60
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