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Upton Family Papers M179

Title:
Upton family papers
Creator:
Upton family
ID:
M179
Date [inclusive]:
1750-1894
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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.

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.

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.

Chronological and Alphabetical Lists

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence 1809-1819

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence 1821-1828

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence 1830-1840

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence 1854-1861

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence 1862-1865

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence 1873-1877

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence 1887-1894

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 9

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.

Documents

Box 1 Folder 10

Genealogy

Box 1 Folder 11

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Ephemera

Box 1 Folder 12

Miscellaneous Newspaper Clipping

Box 1 Folder 13

Printed Ephemera

Box 1 Folder 14

Newspaper Clippings: Obituaries

Box 1 Folder 15
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