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Upton Family Papers M179
- George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
- Upton family
- Upton family papers
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.25 linear feet
- 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.
Upton Family Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.
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.
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 040113000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
M179.1 Correspondence, 1809-1894
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.
Arranged chronologically with miscellaneous and undated material at the end of the series.
Chronological and Alphabetical Lists
M179.2 Documents, Clippings, Notes, etc., 1750-1883, undated 1750-1883
Materials relating to the Upton family, including genealogical material, copies of wills, notes, newspaper clippings (including obituaries) and ephemera.
Arranged alphabetically by family member.
Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Ephemera
Miscellaneous Newspaper Clipping
Newspaper Clippings: Obituaries