Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Upton family
Title
Upton family papers
ID
M179
Date [inclusive]
1750-1894
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence (1809-94, undated.); documents, especially copies of wills (1750-1883); clippings, especially obituaries; notes; and genealogical material relating to this Castine and Belfast, Maine, family.

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Upton (1784-1842) was a merchant in Castine and Belfast, Me., and Boston, Mass. His wife, Rebecca A. Upton (1779-1859), was the author of Home Studies, a housekeeping book first published 1856. They had two children, Rebecca P. Upton Allyn (d. ca.1894) and Charles Horace Upton (1812-1877). Rebecca was the wife of Rufus B. Allyn (1793-1857), a prominent lawyer in Belfast, Me. Charles was graduated from Bowdoin in 1834 and became a journalist in Fairfax County, Virginia (1835-63), a member of Congress (1861-62), and was appointed U.S. Consul in Geneva, Switzerland (1863-77) by President Lincoln.


Scope and Content

Correspondence (1809-94, undated.); documents, especially copies of wills (1750-1883); clippings, especially obituaries; notes; and genealogical material relating to this Castine and Belfast, Maine, family. Almost all letters are between members of the Upton, Allyn and related families.


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

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

 M179.1 Correspondence, 1809-1894 

Series Description:

Upton and Allyn family correspondence, including frequent correspondence between siblings, primarily Charles Horace Upton and Rebecca Upton Allyn. Also includes a small amount of business correspondence.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically with miscellaneous and undated material at the end of the series.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Chronological and Alphabetical Lists 

1 2

Correspondence 1809-1819 

1 3

Correspondence 1821-1828 

1 4

Correspondence 1830-1840 

1 5

Correspondence 1854-1861 

1 6

Correspondence 1862-1865 

1 7

Correspondence 1873-1877 

1 8

Correspondence 1887-1894 

1 9

Correspondence Miscellaneous 


 M179.2 Documents, Clippings, Notes, etc., 1750-1883, undated 1750-1883 

Series Description:

Materials relating to the Upton family, including genealogical material, copies of wills, notes, newspaper clippings (including obituaries) and ephemera.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by family member.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 10

Documents 

1 11

Genealogy 

1 12

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Ephemera 

1 13

Miscellaneous Newspaper Clipping 

1 14

Printed Ephemera 

1 15

Newspaper Clippings: Obituaries