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Guide to the Samuel Silsbee Correspondence, 1811-1844 (bulk 1834-1844)

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Title:
Samuel Silsbee correspondence
Creator:
Silsbee, Samuel
ID:
M317
Date [inclusive]:
1811-1844 (bulk 1834-1844)
Date [bulk]:
1834-1844
Extent:
0.5 Linear Feet
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.

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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